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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - November 28, 1845, London, Middlesex T H U R S- D A Y, No'v bm b e r CO u V c o /i'^ A U T H O R, i^c,. catt^ure-yew that the^ Occafion of th&�iicio(M-Sea/attalf/e If'armng he-ing-iffueiTo I^by the Commil&jn, which is- ag Eo^eliaftieal Court, bavii^-Univerfal Authority in the Church of Scotland, is as follows; that theii? regular Ikted -Times of |; Meeting are dply fow Titties in a __.Year, thein}her Eower^ij^ Siie confide^s them as the Pefh.of huniau Society, from whqfe Cont^gion.lhethinks h^ffelf oblig^. to deliveu" the World :-Witaefs the Treatment of JohH fiuft and Jerom of Prague.,, {a) and the barbatQus^ Ma^acrc* of Paris {b) and Ireland (c).' To ftrengthen this pretended Security, a. Ptonjifc is made to call a fee Parliament, and to ail ab>.(^f fj^ thf Afimct, rf Pfitrliaments.'--But, can. any. thing be more- abf??"^* than to imagine, that he wha fottnds*nis Title to govern upon an l^ereditary anal indefeafible Right; Uiat he.whp confiders the whole Nation as his natural Eftate, andall the Members thereof as his Property," wiU allow himfelfto be reftrained by any Limitation,,or have Regard to,any thing bi-t fole Will and Pleafuxe? What Authority, caw I Laws have, when, notwithftanding.the ~moft notorious f Vio'addns cf them, this pretended .Right remains entire, [ and not tp be forfeited byany Copduft whatfoever? By thefe Principles of" indefeafible hereditary Right and arbitrary Vo-wtr, France ^nd. Spain are. governed. Thefe are the Principles the-late Kingjames^ purfued in his Admi-niftratioa ; notwith(landing tiie Declaration he made, immediately upon his Acceffion to the Throne, in the Englijh Council andjParliament; than which nothing can now be devifed ftronger : And notwithftanding the folemn Engagements he then came under to govern according to Law ; . yet did he brca|c through all thefe Engagements; on which Accounts he jullly forfeited the Crown. Hai'e we not Reafon to think the Pretender would do the fame; who fays in his Declaration ; That all who are employed in the Service of the prefent Government cannot but be fenfible, that no Engagements entred into with our only rightful Sovereign King GEORGE, whom he arrogantly calls ihe Ufur per, can difpenfe with the Alledgance they owe to their Natural Sovereign, as he vainly calls himfelf?--Can ,we then believe His Declarations of eitablilhing the Proteftant Religion, whofe Confcience is fubjsft to a foreign Power; and who is under prior Engagements to his fpiritual Sovereign, the Pope of Rome^ to deftroy it.' Tho' the Pretender's Son would* feem to acknowledge fome Mifcarriages in former Reigns, is it not evident, that he treads in the Steps of the late King James, by levying Money in an arbitrary Manner as he did, immediately after his Acccilion ? Has he not treated the Country as a conquered Nation, by enforcing his exorbitant Demands with the threatening of military Execution? If fuch Things are done whilit he courts a Crown, what may we not dread,* if he fhould be pofTeft of it ? What Abufes might not be expefted from the Array he employs to raife him to the Throne ? a great Part of which is made up out of the barbarous Comers of this Country ; many of whom are Papifts, under the immediate Direftion of their Priefts, traia'd up to the Sword, by being praftifed in open Robbery and Violence; void of Property bf their own; the conftant Invaders of that of others; and who know no Law, but the Will of their Leaders. Whilft our moil gracious Sovereign treated them with the -greateft Indulgence and Clemency ; and did every Thing to encourage them to honeft Labour, and to render tiipmufeful to the Country : And whilft, as a true Father pr his People, he Yearly beftowed a confiderable Sum, for inftruding fuch of his Subjedls as live in Places where Ignorance and Popery prevail, in Jthe Principles of true Religion; a juft. ftiare of which Sum was beftowed for their Infti:uftion, they, as reftlefs Difturber?, have rifen in open Rebellion againft their only lawful Soverign and bountiful Benefaflor. � Bat, to complete our Deftrudion, France and Spain, the_ avowed Enemies of our Country ; not only of our Religion, but of our Trade and Commerce, are called in to their Affiftance: Who, whilft they are preparing to invade us at Home, are diftreffing our Trade abroad ; with whom we are at open War, on the fame Principles on which the War was waged in the Reign of Queen Anne. The Pretence of calling in fuch dangerous Allies, is the Affiftance given us by the Dutch ; and faid to be expedted from Danes, HcJJtans and S-zvifs. Let it be confidercdy that thefe are Proteftant States ; that the Dutch are obliged to affift us, by Treaty made for their and our Safety; that fuch Aid was called in, when our Army was employed abroad iri the common Caufe of Liberty ; and that, as this feems to be the laft Effort to overthrow the Proteftant Religion; is it any wonder Proteftant Powers fhould join together to defend us ? Our Intered, as to Religion, is the fame with theirs : and the Prefervatlon of it depends upon the Defeat of this wicked Defign. Of all W^rs, a Civil War is the moft dreadful; in which Countrymen fhed the Blood of their Countrymen^ Children rife up againft their Fathers, and thofe of the fame Houfeare divided-againft each other; Laws are filent, , Juliice baniflied, and Violence is unreftrained. Such is the dreadful War^ the Rebels have kindled in'this Nation. If they ftioald be defeated, as we truft in God they fhall,-' they may be ruined ; hut Scotland is in no Danger, as they pretend it is who are already engaged in this wicked At-, tempt, that they may involve others in the fame pernicious . Scheme :-But, on the contrary, our Country will be preierv^d from Ruin. Few have joined them on the South-fide of 7ay, n t yithftanding-their boailed Vifiory at Prejion :-.-The "moft-. confiderable Clans, in the "Weft and North-Country, continue faithful to their Duty, and zealous in defending the Government: The great Fropeity of the Natiop is in the Intereft of the King and Government ; and that of th^-^ebels bears bat a very inconiide)ibte'. Proportion to it. Wiiat then have the Weu-affefreci 4fl ' ^ Scotland to fear }-^-What may th�y not hope, from a. O Sovereign who has been fo mild to his Enemies ?--And ' ^ . what ckij be the EfFedt of the Deftruftion of JucelI'-'frn ; ^ but the Security of our Religion, the Eliabliihment of our Peace, and the increafmg the Value of our Pro- Q perty? , Loud Complaints are madcj of infuiFerable Grievances, and Encroachments upon our Liberties, under the benign Adpainittration of our prefent gracious Sovereign ;. to redrefs whichj is the pretended Defign of this wicked Rebelliort. But how is this heavy Charge made out ? Do our Enemies pretend to produce_any one A61; of lawlefs Power, ever done^ or fo much as attempted by his prefent Majefty, or his Royal Father, through the whole Courfe of their Reigns ? No : But inftead of thisj they tell us of fome Things which are of a doubtful and diiputable Nature ; and about which the wifeft, the beft, and the freeft Men, have diffL-rent Apprehenfions and ViewsThings are mentioned as Encroachments, which were never done at all; but barely propofed ; and, after being for fome time canvaft by the Legiflature, were laid afide-And ncne of the Things complained of can be alledged to have been done, or ,the leaft Attempt made to do them^ any otherways than by Law.--Law: Enafled by and v.ith the Advice and Confent.of the Rep:efentatives of the People, chofen by the Freeholders and Men of Property in the Nation; What a Degree of Impudence mull it require, for any Man to Compare Things of this Nature, with the many known A�ls of mere Power and Violence (not only without Law, but in the Face of the plaineft ftanding Laws) done in former Reigns before the glorious Revolution ? about which it was then dangerous to debate,.and of vVhich' it was held criminal to complain ! And how juHly might. ^ " fuch Afts of Violence, under ; As we detell the Principles of Slavery ; as we abhor this flagitious Rebellion, and the bafe Methods by which it ha^ been carried on ; fo. wc doy in the warmeft Manner, exhort all Perfons of our Communion to perfift in that .Loyalty to our Sovereign King GEORGH, by which they !bave been always diftinguiftied ; neither to be allured by Promifes, nor over-awed, by Threatnings, to join with thefe wicked and deluded Men : And let your honeft Zeal for our happy Conftitution,. rife in Proportion to the Violence with which it is attacked.- We put you in Mind ta he fuhje;l to Principalities and Ponxers ; to obey Magijlrates, and to be ready to enjery good Work (d). Let evety Soul be JubjeS to the higher Po wets :� Far there is no Pa^^jer but of God: the Pon.vers that-he are ordained of God: Wbojoe-ter therefore refiftetb the Povser, reftfleth the Ordinance of God j and they that refjl fiall recei-ve to thetnfel^es Damnation : For Rulers-are not a-Ter'ror to good ii^orks, butWih'e e-vil (e). Fear the Lord and the King, and meddle not