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An Act of Recognition, of their Majesties undoubted Right to the Crown of Ireland.
Forasmuch as [Recital that Ireland is annexed and united to the crown of England,] Ireland is annexed and united to the imperial crown of England and by the laws and statutes of this kingdom is declared to be justly and rightfully depending upon, and belonging, and for ever united to the same; and the Kings and Queens of England are by undoubted right Kings and Queens of this realm, and ought to enjoy the stile, title, majesty, power, preheminence, jurisdiction, prerogative and authority of Kings and Queens of the same: and whereas our soveraign liege lord and lady, [and delivered by K. William and Q. Mary at great expence of blood and treasure, and hazard of the King’s person from miseries of civil war and rebellion raised by Irish papists, and abetted by the French King,] King William and Queen Mary, since their happy accession to the crown of England, with great expence of blood and treasure, and the extream hazard of his Majesties royal person, have delivered this their kingdom from the miseries and calamities of an intestine war, and most horrid rebellion, raised up amongst us by the Irish papists, and instigated, abetted and supported by the power of the French King; thereby securing us against the danger of popery and arbitrary power, with which we were threatned in a most eminent manner, and have most happily reduced this their kingdom to a state of peace and order, and restored to us our laws and liberties, and the free and impartial administration of justice:
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