Memorials of the Great Civil War in England from 1646 to 1652, Volumen 1

Henry Cary
Henry Colburn, 1842

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Página xxx - ... they must not only sweep the house clean below, but must pull down all the cobwebs which hung in the tops and corners, that they might not breed dust, and so make a foul house hereafter : that they had now an opportunity to make their country happy, by removing all grievances, and pulling up the causes of them by the roots, if all men would do their duties...
Página 214 - ... you this account. Which, although it come not with that expedition you may expect and your other affairs require, yet we hope you will be pleased to excuse us with the weight of the Affair: in comparison whereof nothing that ever yet we undertook was, at least to our apprehension, equal; and wherein, whatever the issue prove, our greatest comfort is, That our consciences bear us witness we have, according to our abilities, endeavoured faithfully to serve you and the Kingdom.
Página 208 - Regiment, to be communicated as aforesaid, we desired them To give us a speedy account of the success of their endeavours ; and if in anything they needed our advice or assistance for furthering the work, we should be ready here at Saffron Walden to give it them, upon notice from them. " We cannot give you a full and punctual account of the particular distempers, with the grounds of them : because the Officers were desirous to be spared therein by us, until they might make a farther inquiry amongst...
Página 205 - SIR, — We have sent out orders to summon the Officers of the several Regiments to appear before us on Thursday next ; to the end we may understand from them the true condition and temper of the Soldiers in relation to the discontents lately represented ; and the better to prepare and enable them, — by speaking with them, and acquainting them with your Votes,3 — to allay any Discontents that may be among the Soldiers.
Página 207 - According to our orders sent out to the Officers of the Army, many of them appeared at the time appointed. The greatest failing was of Horse Officers ; who, by reason of the great distance of their quarters from this place (being some of them above three-score miles off), could not be here : yet there were, accidentally, some of every Regiment except Colonel Whalley's present at our Meeting; — which was upon Friday morning,* about ten of the clock.
Página 215 - Officers and of the Soldiers under their commands. Which was not done till Sunday in the evening. At which time, and likewise before upon Saturday, we acquainted them all with a Letter from the Earl of Manchester, expressing That an Act of Indemnity, large and full, had passed the House of Commons;* and that two weeks' pay more was voted to those that were disbanded, as also to them that undertook the service of Ireland.
Página xxx - the same men who, six months before, were observed to be of very moderate tempers, and to wish that gentle remedies might be applied, talked now in another dialect both of kings and persons; and said that they must now be of another temper than they were the last Parliament.
Página xxiii - Star-Chamber censuring the breach and disobedience to those proclamations by very great fines and imprisonment ; so that any disrespect to any acts of state, or to the persons of statesmen, was in no time more penal, and those foundations of right by which men valued their security, to the apprehension and understanding of wise men, never more in danger to be destroyed.

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