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ANE ACCOMPT

OF WHAT PAST WHEN

MR JOHN LIVINGSTONE

APPEARED BEFORE THE

COUNCILL IN THE LOWER COUNCIL-HOUSE AT
EDINBURGH,1


Lord Chancellour. You are called here before his Majestie's Secret Councill for turbulency and sedition. You have been in all the rebellions and disobedience to authority that have been these many years; and although his Majestie and Parliament have given an act of indemnity for what is past, yet you continue in the same courses.

Mr Livingstone. My Lords, if I shall not be so ready in my answers as were requisite, or if anything, through inadvertency, shall offend, I crave to be excused in regard of my unacquaintedness with such wayes, as being now towards sixty years, and was never before called in such sort before such a judicatory. I am a poor servant of Jesus Christ, and have been labouring to serve him and his people in the ministrie of his word, and it is a grief to me to be so charged by your Lordship; for I am not conscious to myself



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1    Wodrow MSS., vol. xviii., 4to, No. 12, collated with Mr M'Crie's MS. See Livingstone's Life, p. 190.






        
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