Petition from the inhabitants of South Leith, addressed to General Monk, praying him to restore to them the use of the Parish Chruch, Circa 1655; Illustrated with a series of Extracts from the Kirk-Session Records of that Parish
South Leith Parish Church; Leith; Edinburgh; Scotland; UK
David Laing presents a petition from the inhabitants of Leith to General Monk that he suggests should be dated to c.1655-56. The petition is asking if General could remove his soldiers from the parishioners' church so they could use it for worship. Laing also includes several entries from the Kirk-Session Records of the Church of St. Mary's in South Leith to illustrate the difficulties the parishioners faced over the six years they were prevented from entering their church.