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A PROCLAMATION, Adjourning the Parliament from the 15th day of May instant, until the 16th of September next.

WILLIAM and MARY by the Grace of GOD, King and Queen of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith;
To Our Lyon King at Arms, and his Brethren Heraulds, Macers of Our privy Council, Pursevants, Messengers at Arms, Our Sheriffs in that part, conjunctly and severally, specially constitute, Greeting:

Forasmuch, as We with Advice of the Lords of Our Privy Council, did by Our Proclamation of the Date the Third day of March last, Adjourn the Current Parliament of this Our Antient Kingdom of Scotland, from the Twenty Fifth day of the said Month of March last until the Fifteenth day of May instant; And whereas the present state of Our Affairs doth not require a Meeting of Our Parliament so soon as the said Fifteenth of May, to which it was Adjourned, and that the Members of Parliament be not put to the Trouble and Charge of Meeting upon the said Day; We there­fore with Advice of the Lords of Our Privy Council, hereby Adjourn Our said Current Parliament, until the Sixteenth day of September next ensuing; hereby Requiring all the Members of Our Parliament to Attend that Day at Edinburgh, in the usual way, and under the Certifications con­tained in the several Acts of Parliament. OUR WILL IS HEREFORE, and We Charge you strictly and Command, that incontinent these Our Letters seen, ye pass to the Mercat-Cross of Edinburgh, and to the rema­nent Mercat-crosses of the Head-Burghs of this Our Antient Kingdom, and there, in Our Name and Authority, by open Proclamation, make Intimation of the said Adjournment of Our Parliament of this Kingdom, from the said Fifteenth day of May instant, until the said Sixteenth day of September next ensuing, as ye will Answer to Us thereupon. The which to do, We Commit to you, conjunctly and severally as said is, Our full Power by these Presents, delivering them by you duly Execute and Indorsed again to the Bearer.

Per Actum Dominorum Sti. Concilii. GILB. ELIOT,Cls. Sti. Concilii.

GOD save King William and Queen Mary.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to Their most Excellent Majesties. Anno Dom. 1691.

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