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4 Augmented by oral communications, this supported the spread of news and arguments throughout the Lowlands. Many of the political pamphlets of the day have survived, providing evidence of the range of opinions expressed on the Union question. While public opinion cannot be extrapolated from a single pamphlet, an accumulation of pamphlets on particular issues can indicate hot topics and shared ideas, especially where tracts by private authors joined those of known political figures or paid writers.

Seton concluded in favour of incorporation and called on the 1700–1 Parliament to petition the King for a closer union. 9 Similarly, an anonymous manuscript tract of 1702 stated that ‘Priest Craft never yet made any Natione either Rich, Wise or Strong’ but ‘the Hony Lys in the Trade’. The author advocated ‘a free and Common Trade’ with England, hoping that ‘having once got in a foot we may possibly scrue into the bowels of their hive’. 13 Only Daniel Defoe, the English writer sent to Edinburgh to write propaganda for union, and one prominent Scot, the politician George Mackenzie, earl of Cromarty, made any real attempt to build a sense of national identification with ‘Britain’.

49 Whatley, Scots, pp. 360–1. , pp. 238–9. 51 MacLean and MacMillan, State, pp. 37–8. 3 POPULAR RESISTANCE, RELIGION AND THE UNION OF 1707 Karin Bowie From October 1706 to January 1707, the Scottish Parliament voted, article by article, to ratify a treaty to incorporate the kingdoms of Scotland and England into a new British kingdom. As it did so, dozens of petitions against the treaty rained down on Parliament, riots erupted in the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow and angry demonstrators burned the treaty in towns like Dumfries and Stirling.

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