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AN ORIGINAL MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, EXTRACTS FROM HIS CORRESPONDENCE.

A PRELIMINARY DISSERTATION, AND NOTES,

BY THE

REV. ROBERT BURNS, D.D. F.A.S. E.
MINISTER OF ST GEORGE's, PAISLEY; AUTHOR OF HISTORICAL DISSERTATIONS ON THE

POOR OF SCOTLAND ; TREATISE ON PLURALITIES, ETC.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

GLASGOW:
BLACKIE & SON, 8, EAST CLYDE STREET,

AND 5, SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, EDINBURGH.

MDCCCXXXVI.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME FOURTH..

Fear, 57.

BOOK III. FROM 1684 to 1688. letter to the council upon the king's death, Feb

ruary 6th, 1685, 201-proclamation, king James
Chap. VIII. Of the state and sufferings of VII. Edinburgh, February 10th, 1685, ib.–
presbyterians during the year 1684, J.

king's indemnity, February 26th, and March 2d,
Sat. l. Of the procedure of the council re- 1685, 205—commission to Colonel Douglas,
lative to the sufferings this year, 2-proclama- March 27th, 1685, 207.
tion with a list of fugitives, May 5th, 1984, 12 Sect. 4. Of the sufferings and treatment of

- proclamation against rebels, July 220, 1681, particular persons this year, before the privy
81.

council, 211. Sect. 2. Of the sufferings of particular per- Sect. 5. Of the procedure of the justiciary sous, noblemen, gentlemen, ministers, and others, court this year, 224. not to death, this year, 37.

Sect. 6. Of the murders in the fields, the barSect. 3. Of the proceedings of the criminal barous drowning of women within the sea mark, court, forfeitures, and public executions this the murder at Polmadie, and others this year',

239. Sect. 4. Of the council and criminal processes Sect. 7. Of the searchings, oppressions, and agaiost the laird of Cesnock, the earl of Low- harassings through the country, and other sufdon, Jír Spence, the reverend Mr William ferings of Presbyterians, not unto death, till the Carstairs, the laird of Jerviswood, and others, parliament this year, 1685, 253—proclamation, alleged to be concerned in the plot this magistrates of Edinburgh, January 9th, 1685, ib. year, 7) – Cesnock's indictment, 72 - Ces- Sect. 8. Of the actings of the parliament connock's advocate's defences, 75–king's advo- vened April 23d, as far as they relate to the cate's answers,

78— Cesnock's lawyers' du- church, 259_king's letter to parliament, complies, So-Sir George Lockhart's triplies to missioner and chancellor's speech, with the parCesnock's advocates, 83—Cesnock's lawyers' liament's answer, April 28th, 1685, ib.—parliaquadruplies, 84.

ment's offer of duty, April 29th, 1685, 266– Sect. 5. Of the procedure at the circuit courts, proclamation for putting the kingdom in a posOctober, 1684, 113-proclamation for the oaths ture of defence, April 28th, 1685, 267-act for of masters of vessels, September 15th, 1694, 116 the test, May 13th, 1685, 274act anent justices -proclamation for passes, September 16th, 1691, of the peace, 275—act for regularity, 279. 117.

Sect. 9. Of tbe unsuccessful attempt of the Sect. 6. Of the exorbitant fining, and long Earl of Argyle, May, 1685, to rescue the nation imprisonment of a considerable number of gen- and church from the burdens they were under, tlernen after those courts, November and De- with some account of his taking, trial, and mar. cember, 1684, 136.

tyrdom, 282—declaration of the earl of Argyle, Sect. 7. Of the apologetical declaration emit. with the noblemen, gentlemen, &c. 1685, 286– ted by the society people, the murder at Swine Argyle's declaration to his vassals, 290. Abbey, and the severe procedure, coinmissions Sect. 10. Of the acts of parliament against the and proclamations following thereupon, Novem- earl of Argyle, the execution of Rumbold and ber and December, 1684, 147-society people's Mr Thomas Archer, and the forfeitures and declaration, especially against informers and in- great trouble others were brought to for this u1l-. oligencers, November Sth, 1684, 148-procla- successful attempt, 308—proclamation against mation against a treasonable declaration, Decem- traitors and fugitives, June 24th, 1685, 311. bar 30th, 1681, 160.

Sect. ll. Of the sufferings and hardships ene Sect. 8. Some general hints of the persecution, dured by the prisoners sent to Dunotter, May, particular hardships and murders in the fields, this year, with some further view of severities with some other accounts which came not so exes cised through the country during the sitting well in upon the former sections this year, 168- of parliament, and after the earl of Argyle's atpro.lamation for lieutenant in Tarbet and the tempt, 321. Highlands, May 5th, 1684, 179.

Sect. 12. Of the hardships of the prisoners

transported to America with Pitlochie, in SepChap. IX. Of the state and sufferings of tember, particularly those of the laird of Barpresbyterians during the year 1685, 181. magechan, 331.

Sect. l. Of the persecution this year on the Sect. 13. Of the sufferings and deaths of score of the society's declaration, 182.

which I have not the particular dates, with Sect. 2. Of the procedure of the council, and some other incidental things this year, 1685, their committees, till the king's death, 187. not formerly noticed, 336--act, magistrates of

Sect. 3. Of king Charles his death, February Edinburgh, October 28th, 1685, 346. 6th, the accession of his brother, with the more general procedure of the council, during the fol- Chap. X. Of the state and sufferings of preslowing part of this year, 199-Secretary's byterians in the year 1686, 353.

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