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Address of the Borough of Perth



Address of the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of the Royal Borough of Perth, in Common Council assembled, transmitted to the Earl of Suffolk, one of His


Majesty' s principal Secretaries of State, and presented to His Majesty.

To the King' s Most Excellent Majesty.

Most Gracious Sovereign:

We, your Majesty' s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of your royal Borough of Perth, in Common Council assembled, under no influence but the dictates of our own loyalty and affection, beg leave to approach your royal presence, and to declare our abhorrence of the rebellion in your American Colonies, excited by designing men, and, we are sorry to add, encouraged by too many at home, against their most indulgent Sovereign and the supreme Legislature of the British Empire, under whose protection our liberties, both religious and civil, have long been uninterruptedly enjoyed, and can only in future subsist.

With hearts full of gratitude for these blessings, we are ready, on every occasion, to assist your Majesty, to the utmost of our power, in subjecting your rebellious subjects to the obedience they owe their lawful Sovereign and both House of Parliament; and we pray that Almighty God may long preserve your Majesty, and direct your Councils to maintain our happy Constitution, and defeat the traitorous machinations of all your enemies, foreign and domestick, designed against your sacred person and Government.

Signed in our name and presence, and by our appointment, at Perth, the 1st of November, 1775, by