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Review Of The State Of The British Nation (Newspaper) - December 15, 1709, London, Middlesex Vol. VI. [ 433 J Numb. 109 O F THE S TATE O FT HE ?i)Ut:TD.a& December 15. 1769. Have given you formerly an Abridgment of the Affair of imprifonipg a Man in Scotland for fetting up the Common-Prayer-(IsaD itfo, not that it it fo, but beeaufeye^ill have ii be fo, right or wrong); for really the Difpate is bis being a Clergy.man or a Lay-man. And really, Gentlemen of the Church of England, if ye will aQow this Man to be a.Minifter, either of the Chucch oi-EngJand^s he calls himfelf, or of any Church at all, being or-dain'd by the Bifhops who are depo&'d by Liwy you may leave off difpucing againft the Ordination, of the DiJJenim, orof any Body elfe. The Pope may ordain Minifters for you every Day, and the Pretender make Eifhops for you, aad your Epifio^aJ Church in Scotland may b.e founded upon the immediate Succeffion fo boafted of, and fo little prov'd in the World. ' Indeed I cannot fee any Rea/ba to prove,, the Ordination of the Exauflorate Bifhops mSsotUni to be Legal, but what equally proves the Power of the Pretender to appoint Bifbops in Scotland--- And if this (hould be granted, it would make the Revolution a merry Tale indeed, and a meet Nofe of Wax to the Party-So, I chink* I need fay no more of it* " Upon Ais Suppofition, however the Judges or Lords of the Seffm in Scotland have afted-in the Cafe of this Prifoner- when his Bill of Sufpenfion, as they call it,, was brought before them-� *Fhey ha* . . . the
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