A PROCLAMATION For the more effectual In-bringing of the Hearth-Money.

WILLIAM and MARY, By the Grace of GOD, King and Queen of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith, To Our Lovits [...] Macers of Our Priyy Coun­cil, Messengers at Arms, Our Sheriffs in that part, conjunctly and severally specially constitute, Greeting: Forasmuch, as We with Advice of Our Privy Council, by Our Proclamation of the date, the twelfth day of February last, for the more Effectual and Orderly Collecting, Up-lifting and In-bringing of the Hearth-Money, humbly offer­ed to Us by our Estates of Parliament; conform to the second Act of the third Session of Our current Parliament: Have in prosecution of the Power given to the saids Lords of Our Privy Council, by an Act of Our said Parliament, of the date the tenth day of September, one thousand six hundred and ninty years. Impowering them to give such Orders for Collecting and In-bringing of the said Hearth-mony, as they shall judge fit. Ordained Lists to be given in to Mr. James Melvill of Cassingray, Receiver and Collector of all the Hearth-mony within this Kingdom, his Sub-Collectors, and Deputs, of all Hearths, Kilns and others mentioned in the said Proclamation, in manner, and under the Certifications therein specified. And now these Lists being for the most part given in: We, with Advice foresaid, do hereby Require and Command all Persons whatsomever, lyable in payment of the said Hearth-mony, to make payment of the same, to the said Mr. James Melvill of Cassingray, and his Sub-Collectors, and Deputs, betwixt and the tenth day of May next to come, With Certification to such as shall failȝie in punctual payment, that Letters of Horning and Poynding shall be direct forth against them, at the instance of the said General-Collector and Receiver, his Sub-Collectors and Deputs, or they shall be allowed to Quarter upon the saids Deficients, not exceeding one Souldier for each three Hearths, for the more speedy In-bringing of the said Hearth-mony. Our Will is herefore, and We Charge you straitly an Command, that incontinent these Our Letters seen, ye pass to the Mercat-Cross of Edinburgh, and to the Mercat-Crosses of the whole remanent Head-Burghs of the several Shires within this Kingdom, and there, in Our Name and Authority, by open Procla­mation, make Publication of the Premisses, that none may pretend ignorance, as ye will answer to Us. The which to do, We commit to you, conjunctly and severally Our full Power, by these Presents, delivering them by you, duly execute, and indorsed again to the bearer.

Per Actum Dominorum Sti. Concilij. GILB. ELIOT, Cls. Secreti Concilij.

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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