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THE SPEECH OF PATRICK Earl of Marchmont, &c. His Majeſties high Commiſſioner to the PARLIAMENT OF SCOTLAND. On Munday the 22 of Auguſt 1698.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

YOU may remember, that his Majeſty in his gracious Letter to you, takes Notice, that the Fonds given in the former Seſſions have fallen ſhort of what was expected, which has occaſioned Arrears to be due to the Forces lately disbanded; And that there is alſo a Debt upon the account of the Frigots, and that the Forts and Gariſon'd Places need Repa­ration: Therefore His Majeſty recommends to you to provide what may be ſufficient for theſe Ends.

You have heard the Overture has been made of a Pole, to be impoſed for the uſe of the disbanded Forces, and I hope you will proceed to the Conſide­ration of it.

As for the maintaining of the Frigots, His Majeſty thinks, that the conti­nuing the Impoſition of Tunnage upon ſhips will be one proper Fond for that purpoſe.

And I am commanded to repreſent to you, that the ſafety of the Kingdom doth require, that the Forts and Gariſon'd places, particularly, that of Fort William be ſufficiently repaired, and that it is neceſſarie the Magazines be well furniſhed with Arms and Ammunition.

I have good Reaſon to be perſwaded, that you will provide effectually for theſe needfull Purpoſes; And that as you hitherto have done, you will ſtill continue, to do what will be much to His Majeſties Satisfaction, and will greatly tend to the ſafety of this Kingdom, and to your own Honour and Reputation: Then will your Actings witneſs to the World, that you are alwiſe thankfully mindfull of the happy Deliverance you have had from the Dangers to which your Religion and Liberties were formerly expoſed.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heirs and Succeſſors of Andrew Anderſon, Printer to the King's moſt Excellent Majeſty, Anno Dom. 1698.

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TextThe speech of Patrick Earl of Marchmont, &c. His Majesties High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland. On Munday the 22 of August 1698
AuthorMarchmont, Patrick Hume, Earl of, 1641-1724..
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SeriesEarly English books online.
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Bibliographic informationThe speech of Patrick Earl of Marchmont, &c. His Majesties High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland. On Munday the 22 of August 1698 Marchmont, Patrick Hume, Earl of, 1641-1724.. 1 sheet ([1] p.) printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty,Edinburgh :anno Dom. 1698.. (Reproduction of original in the Folger Shakespeare Library.)
  • Scotland -- Politics and government -- 1689-1745 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Scotland -- History -- 1689-1745 -- Early works to 1800.

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