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Tho' the Trained-Bands of London and Westmin. 1688. to acted I fter were now in Arms, both to prevent all ill Dee tim: o signs from the Papifts, and to preserve those Twin- Furious in the the Cities in Peace and Safety till His Highnefs's Arri- Eruptions uring its val; nevertheless, that giddy Part of the People of the Lonthe lines which delights in Tumules, took Advantage of don Mob. onber this time of Anarchy to make their Eruptions : Goreno And as the Papists were the chief Occasion of the w a parfait present Distractions, so they were the principal cored Sufferers by them. The new-erected Mass-Houses, vards on
boch in the City and Suburbs, were pulld down
and detiroy'd, and their Materials, burnt with riow of the tous Acclamations, while common Thieves mixing Princes with the more harmless Apprentices, took Oppord bring
tunity to rifle the Houses of the Spanish and Flo-
Effects of abundance of Roman Catholicks, and even he could "
the Holy Utentils of the Royal Chappels were depo-
Ronquillo was most belov'd by the People; so his fire that many did not stick to say, He was accesary to
the robbing of his own House, and that he had not CIT the lealt Share of the Plunder ; tho he was after*** wards largely recompenced by the Parliament for there is the Loffes he had sustain'd in this Hurly-burly. arh The French Ambassador's House and Chappel were
preserv'd by the Neighbourhood of foune Noble-
Detachment of Soldiers ; but the King's Printingfthe House suffer'd considerable Damage ; all the Paper and tell that was found in it, whether printed or not, fer
ving only for a Bonfire.
The King's Commissioners returning to London ith vs the same Day His Majesty had left his Palacen sprids were much furpriz'd to learn his sudden Departure, Corr.com because they brought with them such an Answer
from the Prince to their Proposalsy as ought not
1688. to have alarm'd the King; of which they
already informd His Majelty, by an Expre • Dec. 8. receiv'd Two or Three Hours before he left : Proposals ball. The Proposals deliver'd to His Highnel deliver’d to Hungerford by the Commillioners were as follow the Prince of Orange
SIR, the mi finers." THE King commanded us to acquaint Yo- .
“ he observes all the Differencesland Cats Complaint alledg'd by Your Highness leer
. be referr'd to a free Parliament. His Moth “ he has already declar'd, was resolv'd befat
: to call one, but thought that in the present: of Affairs it was adviseable to defer it till oss were more compos’d. Yet seeing that bis?
ple ftill continue to defire it, He has put “ His Proclamation in order to it, and has i. forth His Writs for the calling of it
. Av prevent any Cause of Interruption in it, consent to every thing that can be reasonii
quir'd for the Security of all those that (hal." 6 to it. His Majesty has therefore sent us to
Your Highness for the adjusting of all " that shall be agreed to be necessary to this “ dom of Elections, and the Security of is
and is ready immediately to enter into a 1 in order to it. His Majesty proposes, chat
mean time the respective Armies may be “ Atraind within such Limits, and at such a di.
from London, as may prevent the Apprehri " that the Parliament may in any kind be din
being desirous that the meeting of it per “no longer delay'd, than it must be bras fun!
" and necessary Forms. The Prince The Prince of Orange having receiv'd this P: of Orange's continued his March towards London ; and bar Proposals
, arrivd at Littlecott, the next Day, with the Art Decem. 9. of the Lords and Gentlemen assembled with him
His Highness made these following Proposals, a
HAT all Papists, and all such Persons as
are not qualified by Law, be Disarmed,
which reflect upon us, or any that have come to
mitted, that they be forthwith set at Liberty:
of London, the Custody and Government of the
the said City, IV. That if His Majesty. thall " think fit to be at London, during the fitting of “ the Parliament, that We may be there allo, with
equal Number of our Guards. Or if His Maje
fty shall please to be in any Place from London, at - whatever Dittance he thinks fit, that We may ““ be at a Place of the same Distance. And that the “respective Armies do remove from London Thir
ty Miles, and that no more foreign Forces be “ brought into the Kingdom. V. That for the Se
curity of the City of London, and their Trade, Til“bury Fort be put into the Hands of the said City.
VI. That to prevent the landing of French, or “other Foreign Troops, Portsmouth may be put into
such Hands as by Your Majesty and us Thall be
agreed upon. VII. That some sufficient part of “the publick Revenue be allign'd us, for the main
taining of our Forces, until the meeting of a free 66 Parliament.
The Earl of Feverham, and the other General Officers, who had follow'd him to Uxbridge, to attend the King's coming, receiv'd His Majesties Letter the fame Day,and read it aloud to the Troops, which drew Tears from most of them. Thereupon they held a Council of War, and concluded from that Letter, that since the King did not expect they should resist a Foreign Army, his
Intention was; that the rest of the Army should be disbanded and accordingly Four Thousand Men the Earl had when with him, were immediately licentiated.
1688. After this he sent the following Letter to the Prince
of Orange, subscribed by himself, and by Three general Officers.
His Majesty, with the unfortunate News “ of his Resolution to go out of England, I thought
my self oblig’d, being at the Head of his Army, " and having receiv'd his Orders to make no “ Opposition against any Body, to let Your
Highness know it, with the Advice of the Officers here, so soon as was poflible, to hinder the
Effufion of Blood. I have order'd already, to “ that Purpose, all the Troops that are under my “ Command, which shall be the last Order they us fhall receive from Feversham, Lanier, Fenwick,
The Trumpeter the Earl of Feversham had difpatch'd with his Letter to the Prince, return'd without an Antwer; which shew'd His Highness did not approve his Conduct in this Critical Conjuncture, and indeed mott of the Lords in London blund the General for Disbanding the Army in 1o bafty a mamer, without, at leait, the
Advice of the Peers of the Realin, if he thought it False A- too inuch to wait for His Highness's Directions. larm
A panick Fear, which the next Day alarm'd the tbroughout City of Londoni
, contributed much to the Censure all Eng. which the Earl incurrid : Some Country Fellows land, Dec. arriving towards Midnight at Westminster, caus'd 13.
a sudden liproar, by reporting that the Irish, in a desperate Rage, were approaching London, firing the Houses, and putting Man, Woman and Child to the Sword. “This falfe Report gather'd as it went along, so that in few Monients, not only the Trained-Bands and disciplin’d Troops appeard in Arms, but every Body leaving their Beds, plac'd Lights in their Windows, betook themselves, with haif their Cloaths on, the most fearful to Flight, the moft resolute to their Weapons : And what is moff ftrange, this Alarm fpread it felf the same Night over the
whole Kingdom, and all that were abk to carry 1688.
The Day before this Confternation, Chancellor Chancellor