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Cheshire,

345 4 11 June.

Chester City and County thereof, 39 13 II Cornwall,

1228 5 6 Cumberland,

342 94
Derbyshire (a),
Devonshire,
Exeter City and County thereof,

117 9 27 Dorsetshire,

935 10 ICT Poole, Town and County,

9 16 7 Durham,

159 2

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4547 9 5 Gloucestershire,

I 212 2 5

Gloucefter City and County } 134 13 9

1638 15 51 168

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thereof,
Hertfordshire,
Herefordshire,
Huntingdonshire,
Kent and Canterbury, with the

Cinque Ports
Lancashire,
Leicestersire,
Lincolnshire,

Lincoln City and County thereof,
Middlesex and Westminster,

London,
Monmouthshire,
Northamptonshire,
Nottinghamshire,
Nottingham, Town and County

thereof,
Norfolk,

529 3 2 467 9 10 153 8 1

64 12 94 1521 17 9 3907 19 21 192 19 I 591 II 11 353 193

II 14 6 4763 1 I

) Norwich City and County } 246 11 5:

thereof,
Northumberland,

Newcastle Town
Oxfordjhire,
Rutlandshire,
Shropshire,

100 16 104

29 17 0 779 13 II 128 1 04 553 1994

(a) The Sums afsefled upon Derbyshir", Devonshire, and Yorkshire, are omitted.

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454 15 42 Litchfield,

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June, Somersetshire,

2050 II 5 Bristol City and County thereof, 112 12 101 Southampton County,

1514 4 5 Southampton Town and Coun

62 8 8 Ine of Wight,

208

2 6 Suffolk,

4763 1 I Surrey and Southwark,

O Sussex and the Ports,

2646 2 97 Warwickshire,

621

3 04 Coventry City and County thereof, 679 10 Worcestershire,

704 18 0

01/ 를 Worcester City and County thereof,

435 61 Wiltshire,

1421 18 93 Westmoreland,

66

9 24 Yorkshire, King Aton upon Hull,

50 18 9

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100 15 6

Anglesey,

50 17 10 Brecknockshire,

50 10 Cardiganshire,

122 9 10 Carmarthenshire, Carnarvonshire,

42 6 51 Denbighshire,

54 6 10 Flintshire,

33 9 45 Glamorganshire,

131 15 10 Merionethshire,

31 II

6 Montgomeryshire,

123 2 8+ Pembrokeshire, Haverford-Weft

IO 2 Radnorshire,

73 2 73 June 24. A Packet was presented to the House of Lords, from the Earl of Nottingham, one of their Commissioners residing with the Army, addressed to the Earl of Manchester, containing,

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An. 23 Car. I. An HUMBLE REMONSTRANCE from his Excellency

Sir Thomas Fairfax, and the Army under his June, Command, concerning the present State of Affairs

in relation to themselves and the Kingdom, with their Defires and present Resolutions thereupon (b). ,

St. Alban's, June 23, 1647. A second Remonftrance from

UR Desires, as Soldiers, in behalf of our

O the Army to the Parliamento

• served the Parliament in this Kingdom; as also

our reinaining Diffatisfactions, in relation thereunto, may be clearly collected out of our several • Papers that have formerly been presented to the

Parliament concerning the same, to which Par. ticulars we have not yet received any

further Satisfaction.

In our late Representation () it may appear what our Defires are, as Members of the Common.

wealth, in behalf of ourselves and all others, for • the clearing, fettling, and securing of the Rights,

Liberties, and Peace of the Kingdom ; for the Justness, Reasonableness, Necessity, and common Concernment whereof unto all, we dare ap-, peal to the whole Kingdom and the World ; yet

have hitherto received no Answer thereunto, nor can we hear of any Confideration taken thereupon, to put the Things contained therein into any Way of Resolution or Dispatch.

We have fince that, in pursuance of the first (and second Heads of our Desires in the said Re

presentation, delivered in a Charge (d) against divers Persons, Members of the House of Commons, for divers Designs and Practices to the Abuse and Dishonour of the Parliament, the unsufferable Injury of the Army, the Infringement of the

Rights and Liberties both of Soldiers and Subjects, “the Breach or Hazard of the Peace of this Kingdom, and the Hindering of the Relief of Ire

(6) Printed for George Whittington, at the Sign of the Blue Anchor, in Cornbill, near the Royal Exchange, London, 1647. This Re. monftrance is not entered in the Journals of either House. (c) Vol. XV. p. 455. (d) Ibid. p. 470.

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* land, &c. Upon which, though the main Things An. 23 Car. I, charged, with the mischievous Effects and fur

5647. ther dangerous Consequences of them, as also

Junc. • the constant and continued Activity of all or moft

of the Persons charg'd, in relation to those Things, ! for the most part are sufficiently and notoriously

known, especially to the Parliament itself; yet we find neither any Thing done upon what is so known, nor any Way resolved on or admitted by the Parliament, for the Examination or Discovery of what is less evident unto them; but rather (as if neither the Things charged, nor the present fad Effects, nor future ill Consequences thereof, were at all considerable) the whole Bufiness seems to be slightly passed over, or set aside.

Lastly, “ We did, with these, deliver in another & Paper (e), whereof here is a Copy, annexed, constaining divers just and necessary Things, which we

did desire might be provided for and done for the • better Proceeding in the Premisses, with more

Safety to ourselves and the Kingdom, and with more Assurance or Hopes of a timely and happy

Iffue : To which Things desired (which we think • all Men will judge reasonable, just, and necessary) * we have yet received no Answer or Resolution; nor

any Consideration at all had of them, save that a Month's Pay is sent down for the Army ; whilst those that have deserted the Army receive, at

London, much more ; and that some Votes have • been passed for annulling the Orders of the pre• tended Committee of Safety about lifting Men and drawing of Forces together ; which Votes we find rendered but vain and delusive by the continued under-hand Practices of those whom we have charged, and their Accomplices, in listing and en

gaging Men for a new War; and, by a later Day's • Votes, not admitting that the Forces fo lifted or

engaged Ihould, by public Order, be dismited or discharged; which, with other Things, we can

not but attribute chiefly to the prevalent Influence 6 of the same Persons. () Vol. XV. P. 473.

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An. 23 Car. I. Now, whereas we find that our first Desire in

the Paper last mentioned, for present suspending Junc.

the Persons impeached from sitting in the House, ' is judged, by some, to be against the Course and Privilege of Parliament; or of ill Consequence in the Precedent of it, the Charge being but general, and no particular Proofs as yet produced to render the Proceeding legal; we cannot but remind the Parliament,

1. • That as the most and main Things charged, with the sad Effects and Consequences of them, <fo the constant and continúed Activity of all, or & most of the Perfons charged; in relation there

unto, in misinforming, deluding, abusing, or fur• prizing the House, and otherwise, are sufficiently s known to the Parliament itself; fo 'as the House "might upon their past and present Cognizance of

the same, most justly proceed to suspend them'; 'as in many other Cases, upon far less Occasions, which never could have produced such fad Effects to the Kingdom, they have done many other of

their Members, meerly for Words spoken, or * Things moved in the House, alledged to be but againlt Order or Custom of the House; and this without any Trial, Proof, or Charge, but meerly upon the Houses own Cognizance of the Things, as we could instance in many cases since this Parliament began. 2. Whereas many of the Things to which the Charge relates, are Things fpoke, moved, or • done in the House, so as we have yet no clear • Way opened particularly to charge or mention them, or produce Proofs to them, without fome Pretence against us of Breach of Privilege ; and therefore (though we think no Privilege ought to protect evil Men in doing wrong to Particulars or

Mischief to the Public, yet) we have been hither• to so tender of Parliament Privileges, as that we

have only remonstrated the Evil of such Things • done; and supposing the House to have been (as

we did and do believe, and if the Way were open without Breach of Privilege, should not doubt to

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