Address of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal to the Prince of Orange, December 25, 1688
A printed version of the text can be found on pages 166 and 167 of A Kingdom without a King: The Journal of the Provisional Government in the Revolution of 1688, edited by Robert Beddard (Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1988).
We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled, do desire Your Highness to take upon you the administration of public affairs, both civil and military, and the disposal of the public revenue, for the preservation of our religion, rights, laws, liberties, and properties, and of the peace of the nation; and that Your Highness will take into your particular care the present condition of Ireland, and endeavour by the most speedy and effectual means to prevent the danger threatening that Kingdom. All which we make our requests to Your Highness to undertake and exercise until the meeting of the intended Convention, the 22d of January next. In which we doubt not such proper methods will be taken, as will conduce to the establishment of these things upon such sure and legal foundations, that they may not be in danger of being again subverted.
Dated at the House of Lords, Westminster, December 25, 1688.
Lord Archbishop of York
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