THE Author of these Memoirs, Captain John Creichton, is still alive, and resides in the Northern Part of this Kingdom. He is a very honest and worthy Man; but of the old Stamp; and it is probable, that some of his Principles will not relish very well, in the present Disposition of the World. His Memoirs are therefore to be received like a posthumous Work, and as containing Facts, which very few alive, except himself, can remember: Upon which Account, none of his generous Subscribers are, in the least, answerable for many Opinions, relating to the Publick, both in Church and State, which he seems to justify, and in the Vindication of which, to the Hazard of his Life, and the Loss of his Fortune, he spent the most useful Part of his Days. Principles, as the World goes, are little more than N2