Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow

Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1771 edition. Excerpt: the rescue and deliverance of their country, who should suffer themselves to be so much governed by private interests and engagements. Nothing 1nore'of moment passed between us in this converszition, except that they desired to keep a good correspondence with us, and to that end moved that they might see Sir Henry Vane and Sir Arthur _ Haflerig, or at least be made acquainted with their opinion 'concerning the publick affairs, and receive their advice touching their future proceedings. I told them, It was my opinion, that those two gentlemen were too prudent to appear publickly in a matter of this nature, before full satisfaction that those of Wallingford-house were in earnest, and had done something that should put them past all retreat: yet I promised them to inform myself concerning their sentiments, and to advertise them from time to time what measures they should think most proper to be taken. The next day I acquainted Sir Henry Vane and Sir Arthur Haflerig with what had passed, and they approved the way that was proposed, and promised that when they saw it seasonable they would be ready to affist them in all things tending to the publick service. With this answer I went to colonel Sydenham, and desired him to impart it to the rest of the company at Wallingford-house; and then asking him concerning their proceedings, he told me, they designed to procure a general council of officers to be called, which if they could effect, he hoped it would be of great advantage to their affairs. After two or three days some of the principal of the party finding Mr. Cromwell alone, took the opportunity to persuade him of the necessity of calling a general council of officers, in order to present something to the house for the regulation and...
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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886666
  • 9781236886668