A PROCLAMATION For Apprehending the persons After-named, as having been in France contrair to tke Acts of Parliament.

WILLIAM by the grace of God, King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the Faith,
To [...] Macers of Our Privy Council, Messengers at Arms, Our Sheriffs in that part, Conjunctly, and Severally, Specially Constitute, Greeting;

For as much as by the Eighth Act of the fourth Session of this Our current Parliament; It is Statute and Or­dained, That none of the Subjects within this Kingdom without express leave from Us or Our Privy Council should presume to go to the Kingdom of France, or any of the Dominions subject to the French King after the first day of June one thousand six hundred ninety three, or being already in the said Kingdom of France, or Countries foresaid, should presume to stay or abide therein after the first day of August then next to come, without express leave from Us, or Our Privy Council under the pain of Trea­son: Nevertheless in manifest contempt of the foresaid Act of Parliament, and Us and Our Authority, [...] Grahame Young­er of Duntroon, Mr. Charles Kinnaird brother to the Lord Kinnaird, Mr. Alexander Maitland brother to the Earl of Lauderdale, Captain [...] Deans, Captain [...] Ruthven, Lieutenant Isaac Threcal, Lieutenant [...] Auchmouty, Ensign Alex­ander Innes, Lieutenants Daniel and John Banes, Ensign William Ramsay, sometime in Hodge's Regiment, Ensign Alexander San­delands sometime in Wauchop's Regiment, Ensign Laurence Drummond of [...] Captain Robert Somervail, Captain William Davidson, Lieutenant William Main, Lieutenant James Henderson, Ensign Robert Southerland, Ensign Alexander Sinclair, Lieute­nant John Bell, sometime in D'Offerel's Regiment, Ensign William Innes in D'Offerel's Regiment, Ensign William Lyon in the said Regiment, William and Hugh Southerlands Nephewes to Major General Southerland, Walter Nisbet son to Alexander Nisbet of Graigintinny, William Sinclair son to the deceas'd [...] Sinclair of Dun, Thomas Clark brother to the deceas'd Mr. William Clark Advocat, Robert Kinloch of [...] Mr, William Pearson son to [...] Pearson sometime Minister at Stirling, Alex­ander Nisbet son to [...] Nisbet Merchant in Glasgow, Mr. James Oswald sometime Chappeland to the Lady Halket, [...] Cuthbert son to Cuthbert Provost of Inverness, Captain Patrick Grahame, Captains Robert and William Charters, Cap­tain John Ramsay, Lieutenant Collonel Rattray, Lieutenant Collonel Oliphant, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas, Robert Stuart Agent in Edinburgh, Ensign John Menzies son to [...] Menzies of Comrie, Major John Gordon, Captain James Adamson, Charles Far­quharson [...] Robert King, Captain John Livingston, Lieutenant John Creighton, Sir John Mclain of that Ilk, [...] Irwine of Stepletoun, Captain [...] Mair; have dared most presumptuously to repair and go to the said Kingdom of France, or being therein to Remain and Continue within the same, after the times prefixed by the foresaid Act of Parliament; whereby they have manifestly incurred the pain of Treason specified in the said Act: And We being Informed that the saids Guilty Persons are Returned to, and Lurk within this Our ancient Kingdom without being Seased upon, and brought to Condign Punishment as their Crime deserves; Therefore We with Advice of the Lords of Our Privy Council, hereby Require and Command, the Sheriffs of the several Shires within this Kingdom and their Deputs, The Stewarts of Stewartries, Baillies of Regalities and their Deputs, and Magistrats of Burghs within their Respective Juris­dictions, To search for, take, and Apprehend all and every one of the Persons above named, and commit them to safe Custody, and sure Firmance, and detain them Prisoners within their Respective Tolbuiths until they be brought to Tryal and condign Punishment for the Crimes above-written; And that they report their Diligence in the Premisses to the Lords of Our Privy Council betwixt and the first day of Aprile next to come, under the pain of being reckoned Countenancers of, and Connivers at the saids Treasonable Persons; As also We with Advice foresaid, Impower and Command all the Officers of Our Army, and Our other good Subjects within this Kingdom to Sease upon, Take, and Apprehend all or any of the Persons above-named, where ever they can be Discovered, And deliver them to the next Magistrat, to be Committed and detained Prisoners in manner above-specified and to the effect none of Our good Sujects may be Ensnared, or made partakers of the Guilt of the saids Per­sons by their Lurking among them. We with Advice foresaid Strictly Prohibit and Discharge any of Our Subjects within this Kingdom, to Harbour, Reset, Provide, or any ways Relieve and Supply any of the foresaids Persons; but that they Deliver them up to one or other of the Magistrats foresaids to be Proceeded against according to Justice, under the pains contained in the Acts of Parliament made thereanent. 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 remnant Mercat-Crosses of the haill Head-Burghs of the several Shires and Stewartries within this Kingdom; And there in Our Name and Authority, by open Proclamation make Intima­tion hereof, that none pretend Ignorance; And Ordains these Presents to be Printed.

Per Actum Dominorum Secreti Concilii. GILB. ELIOT, 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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