A PROCLAMATION, for dissolving the Parliament.

CHARLES, by the grace of GOD, King of Great Brittain, France, and Ire­land, Defender of the Faith: To

Our Lyon King at Armes, and his Brethren Heraulds, Macers, Pursevants, Messengers at Armes, Our Sheriffs in that part, conjunctly and seve­rally, specially constitute, Greeting: Forasmuch, as upon divers good considerati­ons, relating to Our service, and the good of Our subjects: We did call the Parliament of this Our ancient Kingdom of Scotland, and did authorize Our right trusty, and right intirely beloved Cousine and Councellor, the Duke of Lauderdale, to be Our Commissioner during the whole currency thereof, which through the exigency of Our affairs, hath been continued beyond Our first intention: We being necessarily ingaged in a war with the States of the Ʋnited Neitherlands. And by the last Act of the last Session of that Parliament, bearing date, the third day of March last; Our said Parliament was by Ʋs declared current, and adjourned to the fourteenth of October next: The peace betwixt Ʋs and the Ʋnited Provinces not being then perfected; and that peace being now brought to its full effect, and seing the present condition of Our affairs doth not require, that Our good Subjects should be any longer burthened, with attendance in this Parliament, We have resolved to dissolve the same: Like­as, We, with advice of Our Privy Council, do hereby dissolve the present current Parliament of this Our Kingdom, and do declare the same to be dissolved. Our will is herefore, and We charge you straitly, and commands, that incontinent these Our letters seen ye passe to the Mercat Crosse of Edinburgh, and other places needfull, and thereat, in Our Name and Authority, by oppen Proclamation, make publi­cation of Our dissolving the present current Parliament of this Our Kingdom, and that the same is dis­solved, that all Our Leiges may have due and timeous notice thereof. The which to do, We commit to you conjunctly and severally, Our full power, by these Our letters, delivering them by you duly exe­cute, and endorsat again to the bearer.

Al. Gibson, Cl. Sti Concilii.

God save the King.

EDINBƲRGH, Printed by Andrew Anderson, Printer to the King's most Excellent MAJESTY. Anno Dom. 1674.

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