Resolutioners, or Resolutionists

Resolutioners, Or Resolutionists were those who approved of the answer given by the commissioners of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (which met at Perth in the time of Charles II) to the question proposed to them by the Parliament, viz. what persons were to be admitted to rise in arms against Cromwell. The resolution was, that all persons capable of bearing arms were to be admitted, except those of bad character, or obstinate enemies to the Covenant. Those who supported it were called Resolutioners, while those who opposed it were designated Protesters or Anti-Resolutioners.

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