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ORDER of COUNCIL, To the Sheriffs and other Magistrats, appointed to Execute the Proclamation, anent the Horses and Arms of such as refuse the Oathes.

THe Lords of Their Majesties Privy Council Consi­dering, that they have lately Emitted a Proclamati­on, in pursuance of the Act of Parliament, One thousand six hundred ninety three, Anent the taking of Horses and Arms from such as shall not Swear the Oath of Alledgance, and Subscribe the Assurance, Have thought fit at this time, and until further Order, to Regulat the Execution of the said Proclamation as follows, viz. That the same is not to be put in Execution against any Tennent or Labourer, for his having, or keeping of Draught Horse, Plough-Horse, or any other sort of Labouring-Horse pertaining to himself as Owner, though above the value mentioned in the Act of Parliament; or for having of Arms beyond the Allowance of the said Act: And this Ordinance of Council, all Sheriffs and their De­puts, Baillies of Regality, and other Officers of the Law, mentioned in the said Proclamation, are hereby Required to observe; until further Order, as they will be answerable. And allows thir Presents to be Printed, and Ordains Printed Copies thereof to be Transmitted by Their Majesties Sollici­tor, to the Sheriffs and other Magistrats foresaids.

Per actum Dominorum Secreti Concilii. GILB. ELIOT, Cls. Sti. Concilii.

GOD Save King William and Queen Mary.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, Printer to Their most Excellent Majesties, Anno DOM. 1694.

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