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News from Scotland: OR THE Reſult of the Generall Aſſembly OF THAT KINGDOME in Order to ENGLANDS PEACE; But oppoſed by the Sub-Committee of that Kingdome, called, A Committee for the preven­tion of Danger.

Together with a relation of Maſter Marſhals Deportment, and the Reaſons why he is not (as yet) permitted to Preach; as alſo their high eſtimation of Mr Hearle a Miniſter to the Engliſh Commiſſioners at Edinburgh.

Sent from a Gentleman of Quality Reſiding at Edinburgh to his friend in London.

London, Printed by J. M.


News from Scotland: OR THE Reſult of the General Aſſembly of that Kingdom.

Loving Friend,

I Cannot expreſſe my thank­fulneſs to you for your kind reſpects, eſpecially in ſending me theſe printed papers: As for news here, there is a great Mee­ting of the three Eſtates who have ſit theſe three weeks, began upon weighty and ſe­rious affairs, and are not likely to conclude any thing til the Parliament ſit down, which begins the firſt day of March next. Our Commiſſion of the Church, together4 with moſt of the Miniſtery, have openly oppoſed the levying of an Army Not­witſtanding there isSub-Commi••ee of the Eſtates called a Committee for dan­gers, appointed to prepare things in the moſt fair and plauſible way they can; but becauſe the ſaid Sub-Committee inclines to have an Army, there is great oppoſition to them by the godly and honeſt party, who profeſſe they have no quarrel againſt the Kingdom of ENGLAND, and wil la­bor to interpoſe their Medium and beſt ad­vice for removing of Jealouſies, and keep­ing of Union betwixt the Kingdoms Al­though there be a ſpirit of ſtrong Mal••­nancy on the contrary, yet we are〈◊〉God wil preſerve the Kingdoms from blood, and in his own time find a way how theſe Jars ſhal be removed: The reſult whereof wil be ſeen in wiſdom of this enſuing Parliament.

As for your Commiſſioners they are looked upon as very godly and faithful men, eſpecially by all thoſe who walk by the rule and make conſcience of their5 ways. There were ſome of our beſt men, both of the Eſtate and the Church, who at firſt meeting with Mr. Marſhal did look upon him as a bad inſtrument in theſe late diſtractions at London, but he as a wiſe and godly man doth labor to vindicate himſelf from thoſe aſperſions, and we hope before he return ſhal be as high in our thoughts as before; Only he hath not as yet got the liberty of a Pupit to cle••himſelf, which ere long, we are confident, ſhal be granted unto him; The other Mi­niſter Mr Errel, Prolocutor of your Aſ­ſembly, who is likewiſe here, is looked upon as an Angel, and we hope wil be very inſtrumental for Union in ſpite of Malignancy. Your Commiſſioners are not all come, and therefore have not as yet received publick audience: The Earl of Stamford and Mr Stapleton, being as yet in Barwick, are expected upon Satur­day next: There is much need of Prayer and Humiliation to prevent the Lords wrath, which is gone out againſt both Kingdoms;6 We had a Faſt upon Sonday laſt for that purpoſe; and all godly men ought very much to be on their knees to confeſs their own ſins and the ſins of the Land, that the Lord may avert his Judgments from u, which is the prayer of Yours

A. D.

Whatever the Engliſhmens ap­prehenſions are of the Scotch Nation, I doubt not of a fair correſpondencie be­tween the two Nations, though it is the hopes and expectations of many, to ſee them jar and claſh till they ruin each o­ther: Truely ſir, let me tell you (though you and I be of different Nations, and perhaps of different affections, in order to the end purſued on both ſides) if things be won up on either ſide ſo, as not to ad­mit of a fair concluſion without blows, we are in danger of Potent enemies in our own bowels, but God in his mercy and goodneſs Reconcile both nations without blood. I know not what abſolutely to ap­prehend of our differences till I am ac­quainted8 with the Reſult of our Parlia­mentary conſultations which I ſhal com­municate to you by the next Post, deſiring the like from you. I remain

Your humble Servant, A. D.


Gilb. Mabbot

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TextNews from Scotland: or The result of the Generall Assembly of that kingdome in order to Englands peace; but opposed by the sub-committee of that kingdome, called, A committee for the prevention of danger. Together with a relation of Master Marshals deportment, and the reasons why he is not (as yet) permitted to preach; as also their high estimation of Mr Hearle a minister to the English commissioners at Edinburgh. / Sent from a gentleman of quality residing at Edinburgh to his friend in London.
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Bibliographic informationNews from Scotland: or The result of the Generall Assembly of that kingdome in order to Englands peace; but opposed by the sub-committee of that kingdome, called, A committee for the prevention of danger. Together with a relation of Master Marshals deportment, and the reasons why he is not (as yet) permitted to preach; as also their high estimation of Mr Hearle a minister to the English commissioners at Edinburgh. / Sent from a gentleman of quality residing at Edinburgh to his friend in London. A. D.. 8 p. Printed by J.M.,London :[1648]. (Signed at end: A.D.) (Publication date from Wing.) (Imperfect: print show-through.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "March 1 1647".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Church of Scotland. -- General Assembly -- Early works to 1800.
  • Scotland -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Scotland -- Foreign relations -- England -- Early works to 1800.
  • England -- Foreign relations -- Scotland -- Early works to 1800.

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