Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The Old Cinema,
Chatsworth Street,
Co. Killkenny,
R95 XV05,

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Lot 423/0214

SOLD Hammer price: €1250, Estimate: €800-1000

For the Free Exercise of Religion
Dublin Printed Proclamation

James II:
By the King. A Proclamation, Dublin 1689. A declaration by King James in Dublin, appealing for the return of those who may have gone from Ireland to England or Scotland because of religious persecution, and declaring that ‘from henceforth all Our Subjects within this our Realm may have and enjoy the free Exercise of their religion, so that they take special care that nothing be Preached or Taught amongst them which may tend to alienate the hearts of Our People from Us or Our government… and do hereby Command .. that no disturbance be made, or interruption given unto them by any person whatsoever, under pain of Our displeasure … excepting only such as are now, or of late have been in actual Rebellion against Us .. given at Our Court at Dublin Castle the 25th day of March, 1689.’ Dublin Printed by Andrew Crook and Samuel Helsham assigns of Benjamin Tooke, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty., 1689. Two pages (single sheet) A-4, black letter headed with royal cipher and with engraved initial, approx. 39cms x 29cms (15 1/4″ x 11 1/2″). Sweeney 4051; Wing J. 269. Extremely Rare. (1)

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