A PROCLAMATION For the Exercise of the Government in His Majesties Name only.

WILLIAM by the Grace of GOD, King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith; To Our Lyon King at Arms, his Brethren Heraulds, Macers of Our Privy Council, Pursevants, or Messengers at Arms, Our Sheriffs in that part, conjunctly and severally, specially constitute, Greeting: Forasmuch, as it hath Pleased Almighty GOD to remove by Death, Our Dear Consort, Queen Mary; So that the Sole and Full Right of the Crown and Royal Dig­nity of this Our Antient Kingdom, as well as the Exercise of the said Royal Power, is now in Our Sole Person, and to be Exercised by Us, for hereafter, in Our Name only: Therefore We, with Advice of the Lords of Our Privy Council, Have thought fit to Intimat and Declare, that for hereafter the fore­said Royal Power is to be Exercised in Our Name only, and that all Letters, Gifts, Patents, and other Writs whatsomever, which heretofore were in use to pass in the Name of Ʋs, and the said Queen Mary, are for hereafter to be Di­rected, and to pass in Our Name only. And further, That the Oath of Al­ledgance is hereafter to be Sworn, and the same, and the Assurance Subscribed by all concerned to Swear and Subscribe the same to Us, and in Our Name only: Siklike, and in the same Manner as they were in use before to be Subscribed and sworn to Us, and the said Queen Mary Joyntly. OUR WILL IS Herefore, and We Charge you strictly and Command, That Incontinent thir Our Letters seen, ye pass to the Mercat-Cross of Edinburgh, and remanent Mer­cat-Crosses of the whole head Burghs of the respective Shires, and Stewartries within this Kingdom, And there In Our Name and Authority, by open Pro­clamation, make Publication hereof, to the effect all Our Liedges may regu­lat themselves accordingly; And Ordains these Presents to be Printed.

Per actum Dominorum Secreti Concilii.
D A: MONCRIEFF, Cls. Sti. Concilii.

GOD Save the KING.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, Printer to His most Excellent Majesty, 1695.

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