|Charles Prince of Wales & Regent of the Kingdom
of Scotland, England, France & Ireland & the dominions thereunto
|Whereas we have seen a certain scandalous & malicious
paper published in the Stile [sic] & form of a Proclamation,
bearing date the first instant, wherein, under pretence of bringing
us to justice, like our royal ancestor King Charles the first of blessed
memory, there is a reward of thirty thousand pounds Sterling promised
to those who shall deliver us into the hands of our enemies: We could
not but be moved with a just indignation at so insolent an attempt.
And tho' from our nature & principles, we abhore & detest
a practice, so unusual amongst Christian Princes, we cannot but out
of a just regard to the dignity of our person, promise the like reward
of thirty thousand pounds Sterling to him or them who shall seise
& secure, till our further orders, the person of the Elector of
Hanover, whether landed or attempting to land in any of his Majesties
dominions. Should any fatal accident happen from hence, let the blame
ly [sic] entirely at the door of those who first set the infamous
|Given in our camp at Kinlocheil
||Charles P. R.
|August 22 1745.