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also subscribe the assurance therein mentioned; in the manner, at the times and places, and under the pains and penaltics, in the said act expressed: and whereas by an act passed in the fifth year of and act
5 Geo. 1, c.29. the reign of his said late majesty, intituled, an act for making more effectual the laws appointing the oaths, for security of the government, to be taken by the ministers and preachers in churches and meeting houses in Scotland, it is enacted, that all and every person and persons therein mentioned, in Scotland, should subscribe the assurance in the above mentioned act contained, and also take and subscribe the oath of abjuration therein directed to be taken, in lieu of the oath of abjuration formerly required by law, in the manner, at the times and places, and under the penalties and disabilities, in the said act provided : and whereas by the death of the person who pretended to be prince of Wales during the life of the late king James, and, since his decease, pretended to be, and took upon himself the style and title of king of England, by the name of James the third, or of Scotland, by the name of James the eighth, or the style and title of king of Great Britain, it is become necessary to make some alteration in the oath of abjuration, and the assurance, contained in the said acts above mentioned: be it therefore declared and enacted by From and the king's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and con- 1766, the oath sent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this pre
of abjuration sent parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that be taken by from and after the fourth day of June, one thousand seven hundred the recited and sixty-six, the oath of abjuration in the said act above mentioned, administered be administered in such manner and form as is hereinafter set down in the folder
lowing form. and prescribed; (that is to say)
A. B. do truly and sincerely, acknowledge, profess, testify, and the forin.
declare, in my conscience, before God and the world, that our sovereign lord king Georye is lawful and rightful king of this realm, and all other his majesty's dominions and countries thereunto belonging. And I do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I do believe, in my conscience, that not any of the descendants of the person who pretended to be prince of Wales during the life of the late king James the second, and, since his decease, pretended to be, and took upon himself the style and title of, king of England, by the name of James the third, or of Scotland, by the name of James the eighth, or the style and title of king of Great Britain, hath any right or title whatsoever to the crown of this realm, or, any other the dominions thereunto belonging: and I do renounce, refuse, and abjure, any allegiance or obedience to any of them. And I do swear, that I will bear faith and true allegiance to his majesty king George, and him will defend to the utmost of my power, against all traitorous conspiracies and attempts whatsoever, which shall be made against his person, crown, or dignity. And I will do my utmost endeavour to disclose and make known to his majesty, and his successors, all treasons and traitorous conspiracies which I shall know to be against him, or any of them. And I do faithfully promise, to the utmost of my power, to support, maintain, and defend, the succession of the crown, against the descendants of the said James, and against all other persons whatsoever, which succession, by an act, intituled, an act for the further limitation of the crown, and better securing the
recited act, to be administered in
rights and liberties of the subject, is and stands limited to the princess Sophia, electoress and duchess dowager of Hanover, and the heirs of her body, being protestants. And all these things I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and swear, according to these express words by me spoken, and according to the plain common sense and understanding of the same words, without any equivocation, mental evasion, or secret reservation whatsoever. And I do make this
recognition, acknowledgment, abjuration, renunciation, and promise, dhe as subb, heartily, willingly, and truly, upon the true faith of a christian. ance in first And that from and after the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand
seven hundred and sixty-six, the assurance, in the said first men
tioned act contained, be administered in such manner and form as is for following hereinafter set down and prescribed; (that is to say),
I A. B. do, in the sincerity of my heart, assert, acknowledge, and
declare, that his majesty king George is the only lawful and undoubted sovereign of this realm, as well de jure, that is, of right king, as de facto, that is, in the possession and exercise of the government. And therefore I do promise and swear, that I will with heart and hand, life and goods, maintain and defend his right, title, and government, against the descendants of the person who pretended to be prince of Wales during the life of the late king James, and, since his decease, pretended to be, and took upon himself the style and title of king of England, by the name of James the third, or, of Scotland, by the name of James the eighth, or the style and title of king of Great Britain, and their adherents, and all other enemies who, either by open or secret attempts, shall disturb or disquiet his majesty in the possession and exercise thereof. And that all and every person and persons who are enjoined and
required to administer, take, or subscribe, the oath of abjuration: to be admi- and the assurance, in the said above mentioned acts contained, shall taken, and respectively administer, take, and subscribe, the oath of abjuration, subscribed and subscribe the assurance, according to the form herein set down time, and in and prescribed, in such courts, within such time limited, in such &c. as by the manner, and with due observance of the same requisites, and with recited acts benefit of the same savings, provisoes, and indemnities, as by the
said acts above mentioned, or by any other acts, or any part of them, now subsisting, are directed and enacted; and in case of neglect or refusal, he or they shall be subject and liable to the same penalties and disabilities as, by the laws and statutes aforesaid, are enacted.
II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that from 1966, haust, and after the first day of August, one thousand seven hundred and same oath of sixty-six, the same oath of abjuration by this act appointed to be be taken in taken in Great Britain, shall be the oath of abjuration to be taken in Ireland, and the kingdom of Ireland, and the rest of his majesty's dominions, and majesty's no other; and that the benefit of the indemnities given by the said
first mentioned act of the first year of the reign of his late majesty king indemnities George the first, shall continue and be in force, as to the said kingdom act of 1 Geo. of Ireland, in like manner as if this act had never been made; any 1, to be in
thing herein contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding.
III. And whereas by an act passed in the seventh year of the 7 Anne, c. 2).
reign of her late majesty queen Anne, intituled, an act for improring the union of the two kingdoms, it is enacted, that from and after
The said oath and assurance,
From and af
dominions. Benefit of
force in Ireland. Clause in act
the decease of the person who pretended to be prince of Wales during the life of the late king James, and, since his decease, pretended to be king of Great Britain, and, at the end of the term of three years after the immediate succession to the crown upon the demise of her said late majesty, should take effect, when any person is indicted for high treason, or misprision of treason, a list of the witnesses that shall be produced on the trial for proving the said indictment, and of the jury, mentioning the names, profession, and place of abode, of the said witnesses and jurors, be also given, at the same time that the copy of the indictment is delivered, to the party indicted; and that copies of all indictments for the offences aforesaid, with such lists, shall be delivered to the party indicted ten days before the trial, and in presence of two or more credible witnesses; be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that nothing Recited act contained in the said recited'act, shall any ways extend to any in- to indicatend dictment of high treason for counterfeiting his majesty's coin, the ments for great seal or privy seal, his sign manual or privy signet, or to any ing the coin, indictment of high treason, or to any proceedings thereupon against privy seal,
, any offender or offenders who, by any act or acts now in force, is or other inand are to be indicted, arraigned, tried, and convicted, by such like dictments of evidence, and in such manner, as is used and allowed against offen- &c. ders for counterfeiting his majesty's coin.
31 GEORGE 3, CAP. 32.-An act to relieve, upon conditions, and under restrictions, the persons therein described, from certain penalties and disabilities to which papists, or persons professing the popish religion, are by law subject.-See Title--"Papists."
32 GEORGE 3, CAP. 63.-An act for granting relief to pastors, ministers, and lay persons of the episcopal communion in Scotland.See Title—“CHURCH, EPISCOPAL, IN SCOTLAND," vol. i. p. 604.
33 GEORGE 3, CAP. 63.-An act for requiring a certain form of oath of abjuration, and declaration, from his majesty's subjects, professing the Roman Catholic religion, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland. See Title—“Papists."
6 GEORGE 4, CAP. 67.- An act to alter and amend an act passed in the seventh year of the reign of his majesty king James the first, intituled an act that all such as are to be naturalized or restored in blood shall first receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, and the oath of allegiance and the oath of supremacy.-Whereas an act was passed in the seventh year of the reign of his majesty king 7J. 1, c. 2. James the first, intituled an act that all such as are to be naturalized or restored in blood shall first receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, and the oath of allegiance and the oath of supremacy : and whereas it is expedient that the said recited act should be altered and amended; be it therefore enacted by the king's most excellent Persons namajesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual restored in and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, blood need and by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of the sacrathis act it shall not henceforth be necessary for any person who is to ment. be naturalized or restored in blood to receive the sacrament of the Lord's
's supper, as directed by the said act. 11. And be it further enacted, that if it shall appear to the satis- Proviso as faction of the house of parliament, in which a bill shall originate for restored in
OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE, SUPREMACY, AND ABJURATION. blood taking restoring any person in blood, that the person intended by such bill
to be so restored in blood is unable from sickness or bodily infirmity, or other sufficient cause, to take the oaths of supremacy and of allegiance in the parliament house, before his or her bill shall be twice read, as directed by the said act, it shall and may be lawful for such house of parliament to receive in lieu thereof sufficient proof, before any such bill shall be twice re that the said oaths have been taken within one year before a justice of the peace or mayor or other chief magistrate in any county or city or town in Great Britain or Ireland, or before one of his majesty's judges or justices in any of his majesty's courts of judicature in the colonies or foreign possessions of his majesty.
7 & 8 VICTORIA, CAP. 102.- An act to repeal certain penal enactments made against her majesty's Roman Catholic subjects.—See Title" UNIFORMITY OF Service."
9 & 10 VICTORIA, CAP. 59.-An act to relieve her majesty's subjects from certain penalties and disabilities in regard to religious opinions.See Title-“UNIFORMITY OF Service."
POR REFERENCE, IF NECESSARY,
OBSERVANCE OF SUNDAYS AND HOLY DAYS.
28 EDWARD 3, CAP. 14.-In an act, intituled an act for shewit
of No wool wools, &c.—Item, it is accorded and established, that shewing of shewed on wools shall be made at the staple every day of the week, except the Sunday, por Sunday and solemn feasts of the year.
12 RICHARD 2, CAP. 6.—An act concerning unlawful games.Item, it is accorded and assented, that no servant of husbandry, or Labourers labourer, nor servant, or artificer, nor of victualler, shall from hence- shall erse forth bear any buckler, sword, nor dagger, upon forfeiture of the only bows same, but in the time of war for defence of the realm of England, on Sundays and that by the surveying of the arrears for the time being, or tra- and holy, velling by the country with their master, or in their masters message, leave other but such servants and labourers shall have bows and arrows, and games, use the same the Sundays and holy days, and leave all playing at tennis or foot ball, and other games called quoits, dice, casting of the stone, railes, and other such importune games. And that the upon pain of sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, and constables, shall have power to arrest, and shall arrest all doers against this statute, and seize the said bucklers, swords, and daggers, and keep them till the sessions of the justices of the peace, and the same present before the same justices in their sessions, together with the names of them that did bear the same.
11 HENRY 4, CAP. 4.-An act against labourers using unlawful games.--Item, whereas in the statute made at Canterbury the twelfth Recital of st.
12 R. 2, c. 6. year of the reign of king Richard, amongst other things it was accorded and assented, that the servants and labourers of husbandry, and labourers and servants of artificers, and of victuallers, should have bows and arrows, and use the same the Sundays and other festival days, and utterly leave playing at the balls, as well hand ball as foot ball, and other games called quoits, dice, bowling, and railes, and other such unthrifty games, and that the sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, and constables, shall have power to arrest all that do contrary, as in the said statute is more fully contained: our sovereign lord the king will, that the said statute be firmly holden and kept: Which said joined to the same, that every such labourer or servant that doth further encontrary to the same statute, shall have imprisonment by six days. forced, by an And the mayors and sheriffs, or the mayors and bailiffs of cities and ment of six boroughs, and the constables in other towns, shall have power to days, put this statute in execution from time to time, and if they do not thereof execution, the same mayors and sheriffs, or mayors and bailiffs aforesaid, shall pay to the king for every default twenty with penal, shillings, and the constables or constable of every town that doth officers negnot like execution of this statute, shall pay for every their or his lecting their default six shillings and four-pence, and that the justices of assizes shall have power to inquire in this case in their sessions from time to time, of them that do contrary to this statute, and thereof to certify in the chancery.