[design incorporating Scottish thistle, French fleur-de-lis, and Tudor rose]

ASSOCIATION Begun to be Subscribed at Edinburgh, April 10. 1696.

VVE the Lords and others of His Majesties Privy Council, with the Noblemen, Gentlemen, and others Undersubscribing, Considering that there has been a Horrid and Detestable Conspiracy Formed and Carried on by Papists and other Wicked and Traiterous Persons, for Assassinating His Majesties Sacred Person, in Order to Usher in, and Facilitat a Formidable and Cruel Invasion from France, to the Ruine and Extirpation of Our Religion, Laws and Liberties: Do Therefore, Heartily, Sincerely and Solemnly Profess, Testifie and Declare, that his present Majesty KING WILLIAM, is Rightful and Lawful King of this Realm; And we do mutually Promise, and Solemnly Engage and Oblige our Selves, to Stand by, and Assist one another to the outmost of our Power in the Support and Defence of his Majesties most Sacred Person and Government, and of the true Protestant Religion, against the late King James, and the pre­tended Prince of Scotland, commonly called the pretended Prince of Wales, and all their Adherents, and against all Forreign Invasions, or Intestine Insur­rections that shall be Attempted or made to Disturb His Majesties Right and Possession; and in case His Majesty come to any violent or untimely Death, (which God of his infinite Mercy Avert) We do hereby further Freely and un­animously oblige our Selves to Unite, Associat, and Stand by each other in Re­venging the same upon all His Majesties Enemies and their Adherents, and in Supporting and Defending the Succession of the Crown, according to the De­claration of the Estates of this Kingdom.

THe Lords of His Majesties Privy Council do hereby Allow the above Associa­tion Subscribed by their Lordships this Day to be Printed and publictly Sold, and Appoints the said Association when Signed by any other Persons, to bear this Title, BOND of ASSOCIATION

Subscribed by the Lords of His Majesties Privy Council, by His Majesties Spe­cial Allowance, and now Subscribed by [...]

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