Address of Thanks from the Presbyterians of London, April 1687

A printed version of the text can be found on pages 397 and 398 of English Historical Documents, 1660-1714, edited by Andrew Browning (London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1953).

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty,

The humble address of several ministers of the Gospel in and about the City of London, commonly called Presbyterians.

May it please Your Majesty,

We, your most obedient subjects, who among many others do rejoice in the fruit of your royal bounty, do hereby most humbly and heartily make our grateful acknowledgement to Almighty God, who has thus inclined your royal mind, and to yourself, dread sovereign, whose princely pity now rescues us from our long sufferings, and by the same royal act restores God to the empire over conscience, and publishs to the world your Christian judgment that conscience may not be forced, and your resolution that such force shall not be attempted in your kingdoms during your reign, which God grant may be long over us. We likewise return Your Majesty most unfeigned thanks for your tender care of our rights and properties, and for declaring your further inclination to engage your two Houses of Parliament in a concurrence with you in so excellent a work, which we pray and hope God will incline them to for His glory, Your Majesty's joy and honour, and for the welfare of all Your Majesty's loyal subjects, that we, with others Your Majesty's subjects, in a just security under your protection, may with a constant emulation strive to be most forward and faithful in our allegiance to your person and crown.

Be pleased, dread sovereign, graciously to accept this humble acknowledgment and unfeigned thanks of Your Majesty's most obedient subjects, who do and shall, as in duty bound, every pray, etc.

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