Mr Liv. — May it please your Grace, I hope the churches that are
mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles were constitute churches,
although they had not
concurrence of the civil magistrate.
L. Ch. — You have heard many things spoken; will you not take
some time to advise whether you will take the oath or not?
Mr Liv. — I humbly thank your Lordship, it is a favour which,
if I had any doubt or hesitation, I would willingly accept; but
seeing, after seeking God, and advising anent the matter, I have
as I use to get in such things, if I should take time
to advise, it would import that I have uncleaness, or hesitation,
which I have not; and I judge it were a kind of mocking your
Lordship to take time, and then return and give your Lordship
the same answer.
L. Ch. — Then you are not for new light?
Mr Liv. — Indeed I am not, if it please your Grace.
L. Ch. — Then you will remove yourself.
Being removed, and called in again,
L. Ch. — The Lords of his Majesty's Councill have ordained that
within two moneths you remove out of his Majesty's dominions,
and that within forty-eight hours you remove out of Edinburgh,
and goe to the north side of Tay, and their remain till you depart
of the countrey.
Mr Liv. — I submitt to your Lordship's sentence ; but I humbly
beg that I may have a few dayes to goe home and see my wife and
L. Ch. — By no means; you may not be suffered to goe to that
Mr Liv. — Against what time must I goe to the north of Tay?
L. Com. — You may be there against Saturnday come seven
Mr Liv. — What if it be stormy, or I not able to travell?
L. Com. — Doe it with all convenient diligence.4]
Mr Liv. — Well, although it be not penuitted me that I should
"Although they wanted the."
Sic in MS.
These two lines are supplied from Mr M'Crie's MS.