By the King and Queen, A Proclamation, London, 1688.
Protestants Can Keep Their Offices After the Glorious Revolution [Broadside]. William III and Mary II, King and Queen. By the King and Queen. A Proclamation. William R. London: Printed by John Starkey and Awnsham Churchill, 1688 [i.e. 1689]. 10-1/2" x 8-1/4" broadside, large woodcut initial. Disbound, moderate toning, single vertical fold line, very faint dampstain to bottom margin, early ink underlining to a few phrases. $1,500. * Issued the day after the passage of the Bill of Rights by Parliament, this broadside announces that, for the sake of "the Peace and better Government of our People," all sheriffs, justices of the peace, revenue officers and similar office-holders who were Protestants as of December 1, 1688 could retain their offices. Unspoken in this promise was the growing hostility to non-Protestants, particularly Catholics, after the Glorious Revolution. OCLC locates 3 copies of this broadside in North America (Harvard, Huntington Library, Toronto Public Library). The ESTC adds 2 North American copies (University of Pennsylvania, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R30207.
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