A PROCLAMATION, For Restoring the Goods of such persons as were Robbed, and taken away from them in the late Tumults.

IAMES, by the Grace of GOD, King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith;
To [...] Macers of Our Privy Council, and Messengers at Arms, Our Sheriffs in that part, conjunctly and severally, specially Consti­tute, Greeting:

Forasmuch as the Robbing and taking away of Goods, belonging to any ot His Majesties Subjects, whatever be their Perswasion, contrary to, and inconsistent with the Laws of this, and all other well Governed Nations; And being truly Informed, that seve­ral privat persons Goods have been lately Robbed, and taken away, they Do there­fore Command and Require the Magistrats of Edinburgh, and Sheriffs of Mid-Lothian, and all other Magistrats, Sheriffs, Baillies of Regalities, Baillies or Baillia­ries, and all other His Majesties Officers of Law, within their respective Jurisdicti­ons, to seize and secure all Goods, already taken, or to be taken after that manner, until by a Process, or Tryal, the Owners be known, to the effect their Goods may be Restored to them: Certifying all such who shall keep, or detain any of the saids Goods, they shall be looked upon, and pursued as Thieves, and Resetters of Thift, and shall be punished conform to the Laws made thereanent accordingly; And Ordain these Presents to be forthwith Published, at the Mercat-Cross of Edin­burgh, and other places needful, that none pretend ignorance.

Per actum Dominorum Sti. Concilii. COL: McKENZIE. Cls. Sti. Concilii.

GOD Save the KING.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to His most Sacred Majesty, Anno Dom, 1688.

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