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AN ORIGINAL MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, EXTRACTS FROM HIS CORRESPONDENCE.

A PRELIMINARY DISSERTATION, AND NOTES,

BY TIIE

REV. ROBERT BURNS, D.D. F.A.S. E.
MINISTER OF ST GEORGE's, PAISLEY; AUTHOR OF HISTORICAL DISSERTATIONS ON TIIE

POOR OF SCOTLAND; TREATISE ON PLURALITIES, ETC.

IN FOUR VOLUMES,

VOL. I.

GLASGOW:
BLACKIE & SON, 8, EAST CLYDE STREET,

AND 5, SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, EDINBURGH.

MDCCCXXXV

TAE

TO

HIS MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY,

KING WILLIAM THE FOURTH,

WHO HAS SO NOBLY FORWARDED

THE GREAT CAUSE OF HIS PEOPLE,

AND WON THEIR AFFECTIONS, BY SYMPATHISING IN THEIR WANTS, AND

SUPPORTING THEIR RIGHTS,

THIS EDITION OF A WORK,

RECORDING

THE STRUGGLES AND SUFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLANI),

UNDER THAT SYSTEM OF ECCLESIASTICAL TYRANNY

WHICH PRECEDED AND HASTENED THE REVOLUTION OF 1688,

IS, BY SPECIAL PERMISSION,

MOST HUMBLY AND RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

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