PROCLAMATION Adjourning the Parliament from August the 26th till September the 8th. 1696.

WILLIAM By the Grace of GOD, King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, Defender 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;

For as much as, We by Our Proclamation of the Date, the Thirteen Day of June last by past, with Advice of the Lords of Our Privy Council, did Adjourn the Current Parliament of this Our antient Kingdom, to the Twenty sixth Day of August then next to Come, now Instant: And whereas, the present State of Our Affairs doth not Require the Meeting of Our Parliament so soon as the said Day to which it is Adjourned. Therefore, We with Advice of the Lords of Our Privy Council, Do continue the said Adjournment from the said Day to the Eight Day of September next to Come: And being desirous to Prevent the unnecessary Trouble and Charges that the Members of Parliament may be put to, by At­tending the said Twenty sixth Day of August Instant; Do hereby with Advice foresaid Adjourn Our said Current Parliament until the said Eight Day of Sep­tember next to Come, at which time we are Resolved Our Parliament shall Meet at Edinburgh; And do therefore Expect, and Perempetorly require, that all Noble­men, & Commissioners of Shires and Burrows, and others Concerned, Attend the foresaid Day and Place under the Pains and Un-Laws contained in the Acts of Parliament against Absents from 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 Mercat-Crosses of remanent Head-Burghs of the several Shires and Stewartries of this Our antient Kingdom; And there by open Proclamation, make Intimation that Our said Parliament is Adjourned to the said Eight Day of September next to Come. And Ordains these presents to be Printed.

Per Actum Dominorum Secreti Concilii. DA. MONCRIEFF. Cls. Sti. Concilii.

GOD Save the King.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, Printer to His Most Excellent Majesty, Anno DOM. 1696.

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