A PROCLAMATION For a General Fast and Humiliation throughout the whole Kingdom.


WHereas the Commons in Parliament Assembled, have Humbly be­sought Vs to Appoint a Solemn Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for Imploring the Blessing of Almighty God upon the Consulta­tions of this present Parliament; And We, being deeply sensible how much the Happiness of Our Kingdoms Depends upon the Good Success of their Consultations, and out of Our Own Re­ligious Disposition, Readily to Incline to so Pious a Motion, have Resolved (by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council) and do, by this Our Royal Proclamation, Strictly Charge and Com­mand, That a Day of General and Publick Fasting and Humi­liation for the Purposes aforesaid, be Strictly Kept and Ob­served throughout Our Cities of London and Westminster and else­where within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, on Wednesday the Eleventh Day Of December next, and in all other Places within this Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of the said December next. And for the better Solemnizing the same, We have given Directions to the Most Reverend Arch-Bishops, and Right Reverend Bishops of this Kingdom, to Compose a Form of Prayer suitable to this Occasion, to be Used in all Churches and Chappels, and other Places of Publick Worship; And to take Care for the timely Dispersing the same throughout their respective Dioceses. And We do strictly Charge and Command, That the said Day of Fasting and Humiliation be Religiously observ'd by all Our Loving Subjects, as they tender the Favour of Almighty God, and upon Pain of Suffering such Punish­ments, as may be justly Inflicted for the Contempt or Neglect thereof.

God save the King.

LONDON, Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1695.

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