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AN ACT and DECLARATION OF THE Parliament of England, Touching a Pamphlet, Entituled, A Declaration by the Kings Majesty, To His Subjects of the Kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland. Printed at Edinburgh, 1650.

THe Parliament of England having seen and read a Pamphlet, Enti­tuled, A Declaration by the Kings Majesty, to his Subjects of the Kingdoms of SCOTLAND, ENGLAND and IRELAND, Printed at Edin­burgh, 1650. Do finde therein a Design of Charls Stuart, the Declared King of Scotland, by the instigation of the State and Kirk of that Kingdom, under a Pretence of Humiliation for his own and his Fathers Opposition to the Work of Reformation, and Solemn League and Covenant, to seduce the People of this Nation from their due Obedience to this present Government; and to invite them, by promoting his pretended Interest here, not onely to em­broil this Nation in new Troubles, by a bloody and intestine War; thereby, as much as in them lies, taking away all Hopes of a setled Peace in this Commonwealth, but also to make themselves instrumental to inthral themselves again in Tyranny and Slavery, from which they have been, through the Blessing and glorious Appearances of God, so happily Redeemed. And however the Parliament have reason to believe, That no pious or judicious person can possibly be deluded under such gross Deceits, to contribute such an Assistance as in that Declaration is called for, and which would most undoubtedly end (if the Lord prevent not) in the Destruction of the truly godly in both Nations, and the Betraying of that Cause that hath been Engaged in by them: Nevertheless, they have Resolved, for the better Information and Satisfaction of the People of this Land, more largely and particularly to Vnmask, and Discover the Hypocrisie and wicked De­sign lodged under the specious Pretences in that Declaration: And in the mean time, Do Enact and Declare, That all and every person and persons whatsoever, who shall abet or countenance the said Declaration, by Printing or publishing the same, or by pro­moting or prosecuting the Design or Ends therein contained, is, and are hereby Adjudged and Declared to be guilty of High Treason, and shall be proceeded against as Traytors.

ORdered by the Parliament, That this Act and Declaration be forthwith printed and published.

Hen: Scobell, Cleric. Parliamenti.

London, Printed by Edward Husband and John Field, Printers to the Parliament of England. 1650.

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