Letters and Journals; Containing an Impartial Account of Public Transactions, Civil, Ecclesiastic, and Military, Both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662 a Period, Perhaps, the Most Remarkable That Is to Be Met with in the Volume 2

Letters and Journals; Containing an Impartial Account of Public Transactions, Civil, Ecclesiastic, and Military, Both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662 a Period, Perhaps, the Most Remarkable That Is to Be Met with in the Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1775 edition. Excerpt: ...arife we are undone. Thele things were the fubjecl of yefterday's full debate betwixt the two Houfes and our commilfioners. We expected L. 200,000 to have been put in our army's hand within a fortnight, and the fectarian armydifbanded, and that party humbled, government prefently fet up, the ordinance againft feels and herelies that now is in debate to pafs, and be execute; but the King's obfiinacy is like to mar all. And having done all we can, we know not what to do with him next. The good Chancellor is diftempered with grief, and I with him alfo, and others of us; God help us. When we get better news ye fhall get part; for the time I am not well neither in body or mmd. Farewell. 163. For Mr George Young. OUober 13. 1646. George, Things here are in a marvellous ambiguity betwixt great hope and imminent defpair. The King, by the confpiracy of all about him, without the exception of one, is driven to his particular nnfwer of the propofitions. It is G g 2 yefterday, yefterday, as we expect, fent from Newcaftle hither by William Murray. By many an exprefs, by three or four even fince Argyle went from us, we have given fair warning of the mifchief which every day evidently draws near, and have been importunately begging the grant of the-propofitions, as that which alone is divertive of ruin; but wc have to do with the moft carelefs and ill-advifed perfon in the world. The evil party here is driving on their defign to proffigate monarchy every day by the King's hand more than any other. The unreafonable vote of difpofing of the King's perfon as their two Houfes of Parliament think meet, without the leaft reference to Scotland, they ftill adhere to. In three folemn meetings, the Chancellor, Warifton, and Lauderdale, did fo outreafon them, that all the...show more

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  • English
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