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The Declaration of His Excellencie James Marquis of Montrosse, Earle of Kilcairn, Lord Greme, Baron of Mont-Dieu, Lieutenant Governour of Scotland, and Captaine Generall of all His Majesties forces by sea or land, for that Kingdome.
Printed for Matthew Simmons, next doore to the Golden Lyon in Aldersgate Streete. 1650 - [2], 22pp. 4to. Titlepage set within typographic border, ornamental headpiece decorations; browned, v. sl. scuff to corner of ornamental titlepage border, one leaf torn with sl. loss to blank corner, one leaf close cut on leading edge shaving some letters of notes. Late 19th century half cloth, marbled boards, gilt lettered spine. Bookplate of A.W. Fox, blind stamp of Unitarian College on front endpaper. ESTC R202892. A partial reprinting of and reply to: A Declaration of the Committee of Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, in vindication of their proceedings from the aspersions of a scandalous pamphlet, published by that excommunicate traytor, James Grahame. Under the title of a Declaration of James Marques of Montrosse, &c. Printed in the year, 1649. Graham's reply forms pages 14-22, and is dated January 2nd 1650. The work was first printed 24th January 1650 but carried the date 1649 on the titlepage; this is a correctly dated reissue. In June 1649, eager to avenge the death of the King, Montrose was restored by the exiled Charles II to the now nominal lieutenancy of Scotland. In March 1650 he landed in Orkney to take command of a small force which he had sent on before him. Crossing to the mainland, he tried in vain to raise the clans, and on 27 April was surprised and routed at the Battle of Carbisdale in Ross-shire. His forces were defeated in battle but he escaped. After wandering for some time he surrendered to Neil MacLeod of Assynt at Ardvreck Castle, to whose protection, in ignorance of MacLeod's political enmity, he entrusted himself. He was brought a prisoner to Edinburgh, and on 20 May sentenced to death by the parliament. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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