Procedure: motion approved concerning the burning of books

Moved that the book entitled, The Superiority and Direct Dominion of the Imperial Crown of England over the Crown and Kingdom of Scotland, being scurrilous and full of falsehoods, as also the pamphlet entitled, The Scots Patriot Unmasked, reflecting upon the honour and independency of this nation, both written by William Atwood, be burnt by the hand of the hangman and accordingly the same was ordered to be done by the magistrates of Edinburgh, Wednesday next, being the 15th instant, between the hours of 11 o'clock and 12 o'clock, and that a warrant be given to them for that effect.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.17v.