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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.

BOOK III. FROM 1684 TO 1688.

CHAP. VIII. Of the state and sufferings of presbyterians during the year 1684, 1.

Sect. 1. Of the procedure of the council rehative to the sufferings this year, 2-proclamation with a list of fugitives, May 5th, 1684, 12 proclamation against rebels, July 22d, 1684,

31.

Sect. 2. Of the sufferings of particular persous, noblemen, gentlemen, ministers, and others, not to death, this year, 37.

Sect. 3. Of the proceedings of the criminal court, forfeitures, and public executions this year, 57.

Sect. 5. Of the procedure at the circuit courts, October, 1684, 113-proclamation for the oaths of masters of vessels, September 15th, 1684, 116 -proclamation for passes, September 16th, 1684,

117.

Sect. 6. Of the exorbitant fining, and long imprisonment of a considerable number of gentlemen after those courts, November and December, 1684, 136.

Sect. 4. Of the council and criminal processes Sect. 7. Of the searchings, oppressions, and against the laird of Cesnock, the earl of Low-harassings through the country, and other sufdon, Mr 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, 71 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, 80-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.-parlia quadruplies, 84. ment's offer of duty, April 28th, 1685, 266— proclamation for putting the kingdom in a posture of defence, April 28th, 1685, 267-act for the test, May 13th, 1685, 274-act anent justices of the peace, 275-act for regularity, 279.

Sect. 9. Of the unsuccessful attempt of the Earl of Argyle, May, 1685, to rescue the nation and church from the burdens they were under, with some account of his taking, trial, and martyrdom, 282-declaration of the earl of Argyle, with the noblemen, gentlemen, &c. 1685, 286

Sect. 7. Of the apologetical declaration emitted by the society people, the murder at Swine | Argyle's declaration to his vassals, 290. Abbey, and the severe procedure, commissions 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 aud declaration, especially against informers and in-great trouble others were brought to for this untelligencers, November 8th, 1684, 148-procla- successful attempt, 308-proclamation against mation against a treasonable declaration, Decem- traitors and fugitives, June 24th, 1685, 311. ber 30th, 1684, 160.

Sect. 11. Of the sufferings and hardships endured by the prisoners sent to Dunotter, May, this year, with some further view of severities exes cised through the country during the sitting of parliament, and after the earl of Argyle's attempt, 321.

Sect. 12. Of the hardships of the prisoners transported to America with Pitlochie, in September, particularly those of the laird of Barmagechan, 331.

Sect. 13. Of the sufferings and deaths of which I have not the particular dates, with some other incidental things this year, 1685, not formerly noticed, 336--act, magistrates of Edinburgh, October 28th, 1685, 346.

Sect. 8. Some general hints of the persecution, particular hardships and murders in the fields, with some other accounts which came not so well in upon the former sections this year, 168proclamation for lieutenant in Tarbet and the Highlands, May 5th, 1684, 179.

CHAP. IX. Of the state and sufferings of presbyterians during the year 1685, 181.

Sect. 1. Of the persecution this year on the score of the society's declaration, 182.

Sect. 2. Of the procedure of the council, and their committees, till the king's death, 187.

letter to the council upon the king's death, February 6th, 1685, 201-proclamation, king James VII. Edinburgh, February 10th, 1685, ib. king's indemnity, February 26th, and March 2d, 1685, 205-commission to Colonel Douglas, March 27th, 1685, 207.

Sect. 4. Of the sufferings and treatment of particular persons this year, before the privy council, 211.

Sect. 3. Of king Charles his death, February 6th, the accession of his brother, with the more general procedure of the council, during the following part of this year, 199-Secretary's

Sect. 5. Of the procedure of the justiciary court this year, 224.

Sect. 6. Of the murders in the fields, the barbarous drowning of women within the sea mark, the murder at Polmadie, and others this year,

239.

CHAP. X. Of the state and sufferings of presbyterians in the year 1686, 353.

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