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The Copy of A LETTER FROM The Commiſſioners about the Propoſitions for PEACE: DECLARED To the King, and his Majeſties Anſwer thereunto, Sent from Newcaſtle to the Parliament, With other Papers from NEVVCASTLE. AND His Majeſties Speech ſpoken before the Commiſſioners of both Kingdomes. And the Earle of PEMBROKES Anſwer.

Theſe are Examined, and Printed and publiſhed accor­ding to ORDER,

Auguſt. 6, 1646.

London, Printed by Iane Coe, 1646.

A Copy of a Letter from the Com­miſsioners (that delivered the Propoſiti­ons of both Kingdomes to the King for Peace) to the Houſe of Commons, ſigned by Sir Walter Earle, Sir Iohn Hipſley, Mr. Robert Goodwin, and Mr. Luke Robinſon.

WEE are ſory wee cannot acquaint you with ſo good ſucceſſe of our imployment, as wee have faith­fully endeavou­red in purſuance of our Inſtructi­ons. This morning we took our leave of the King; and (though our impor­tunities have been frequent and ear­neſt) we cannot obtain his Majeſties conſent nor anſwer, any wayes ſatiſ­factory.


His Maieſty hath given us a Paper (o­ther then which we could not procure; notwithſtanding our much earneſtneſſe) containing offers to come to London, which we thought not fit to ſend, becauſe we know not whether the Houſe will bee pleaſed to take notice of it, being no direct Anſwer to the Propoſitions.

We are haſtening away with all ſpeed to give you an Accompt of our whole pro­ceedings.

This we thought fit humbly to preſent, and take leave, being

Your faithfull Servants,
  • Walter Earle.
  • John HIppiſley.
  • Robert Goodwyn.
  • Luke Robinſon.

THe Propoſitions being delivered by the Commiſſionees of both Kingdoms his Majeſty anſwered to this effect

Gentlemen, I hope you do not expect a ſpeedy anſwer, becauſe the buſineſſe is of high concernment: Whereupon the Earl of Pembroke anſwered they had but ten dayes•••e to ſtay after their comng to Town: Unto which the King anſwered, He would diſpatch them in convenientime and ſo they parted.


THe Commiſſioners after long atten­tants, and frequent ſolicitations, have this Sunday morning received from His Majeſty a Paper (other then which they cannot receive) with their Lordſhips. Sir, think no way ſatisfactory, or direct anſwer to what the Parliament ſent to him for his aſſent unto, it conceives a deſire of his Ma­jeſty to come to, or neer London, to receive ſatisfaction in divers matters, wherein yet he is unſatisfied, and that he will then grant what ſhall be deſired or much to thipurpoſe. This Paper the Commiſſiners do not think fit to ſend up to the Houſes be­fore their coming to London, intending (God willing) to ſet forward from thence to morrow by for in the morning accom­panied with the Marqueſſe of Arguile, and the Earle of Dumferling.

Your moſt humble Servant, to be commanded, E. R. Papers


The humble Petition of the Provoſt, Bayliffs, and Common Councell of E­dinburg, the Repreſentative Body thereof convened in Councell.

VVHereas Your Maieſty hath been graciouſly pleaſed to cauſe publiſh a Proclamation here, de­claring Your Pious and Royal Reſo­lutions for ſetling Religion and Peace in theſe afflicted Kingdomes, the Pe­titioners bleſs God who hath put theſe thoughts into Your Maieſties Royall heart, and doe ſtill pray the Almighty5 God to confirm them, and in his wiſ­dome and power to aſsiſt Your Ma­ieſty in the diligent and timous proſe­cution of the ſame. As for this Citie, the Petitioners acknowledge it their duty to teſtify to Your Maieſty, and all the world, that according to their many Proteſtations and ſolemne Co­venants, they doe ſtill as they did, ever entertain the conſciences of all Loyall and Native duty to Your Maieſty, from which they ſhall never depart.

And therefore from the like ſence of duty, the Petitioners doe humbly ſup­plicate Your Majeſty in this joynture of time, at which they conceive both Parliaments are to give in to Your Majeſty, Propoſitions for a happy Peace, that it would pleaſe your Roy­all Wiſdome to take this opportunity to6 make uſe of there wholeſome counſell, for ſetling true Religion and Peace in all your Kingdomes, and for ſtrengthning the union of the two Nations with your Majeſty and betwixt themſelves, whereby we are confi­dent glory ſhall redound to God, honour and happineſſe to your Maieſty and Royall Poſterity, and comfort to all your Maieſties good Subiects,

Which we ſhall be inſtant in prayer to the Almighty God for, and (as in all bound duty become,

Your Maieſties moſt humble moſt faith­full and obedient Subiects.
Subſcribed by the Proveſt and Bayliffs of Edenburg.

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TextThe copie of a letter from the commissioners about the propositions of peace: declared to the King, and his Majesties answer thereunto, sent from Newcastle to the Parliament, with other papers from Nevvcastle. And His Majesties speech spoken before the Commissioners of Both Kingdoms. And the Earle of Pembrokes answer. These are Examined, and printed and published according to order, August. 6, 1646.
AuthorEngland and Wales. Sovereign (1625-1649 : Charles I)..
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Bibliographic informationThe copie of a letter from the commissioners about the propositions of peace: declared to the King, and his Majesties answer thereunto, sent from Newcastle to the Parliament, with other papers from Nevvcastle. And His Majesties speech spoken before the Commissioners of Both Kingdoms. And the Earle of Pembrokes answer. These are Examined, and printed and published according to order, August. 6, 1646. England and Wales. Sovereign (1625-1649 : Charles I).. [2], 6 p. Printed by Iane Coe,London, :1646.. (A collection of letters by various hands.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Aug: 6th".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Peace -- Early works to 1800.
  • Scotland -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649 -- Early works to 1800.

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