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A DECLARATION AND RESOLUTION OF THE SHERIFFES, Juſtices of the Peace, and other of His Majeſties well affected Subjects, in the Counties of Flint and Denbigh, at a generall meeting in Wexham, the 9. of this inſtant May, 1648.

WHEREIN, They declare their Reſolution, touching the ſolemn League and Covenant, and to oppoſe all forces whatſoever, that ſhall enter the ſaid Counties, for the diſturbance of the publike peace of England and Wales.

REſolved and agreed upon, that this Declaration be publiſhed throughout the ſixe Counties of Northwales, together with our deſires, concerning the peace of the Kingdome.

LONDON, Printed for R. W. MDCXLVIII.

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THE DECLARATION and Reſolution, Of the Sherriffs, and Juſtices of the Peace in Flint Sheere. &c.

FIrſt, It is reſolved that the pre­ſint diſtemper of the times and danger imminent upon this Countrey, doth neceſsi­tate the putting of the ſame into a poſture of defence a­gainſt any that ſhall bee in Armes againſt the Parliament.

Secondly, it is reſolved, that we ſhall in pur­ſuance of the Solemn League and Covenant in all juſt wayes, reſiſt and ſuppreſſe all Forces what­ſoever, either Natie within thſe Counties of Northwales, or or thoſe that ſhall from Forreign2 Countries, invade theſe parts, contrary to the Authority of both Houſes of Parliament to the contempt thereof, and the diſturbance of the publik peace, in order whereunto it is fur­ther reſolved.

Thirdy, that the Dclaration of this Reſolution be publiſhed throughout the ſix Coun•••s of North-wales, wih••••mation of our deſies: That all wel affect••perſns there­in will joyne and ſubſcribe with us, wi h whom we obliege our ſelves to a mutuall defence of each other in this engagement and the taking of ſubſcriptions is refered to he Commiſſiners of the aſſſmnt of 6000 l. per menſem, of the ſaid eſpective Counties, and to ſuch as they or any of them ſhall appoint.

Fourthly, that thoſe perſons that ſhall ſub­ſcribe theſe reſolutions, ſhall improve their in­tereſts in their ſeverall limits, to engage all per­ſons well-affected, both Horſe and Foot to bee ready with their Armes for defence, and preſer­vation of the peace of the Countrey, in the obedience of the Parliament. And to yeeld their aſsiſtance in the ſuppreſsion of any inſur­rection, or vnlawfull tumultuary meeting of ſuch as have been in Armes againſt the Parliament.

Fifthly, that the names of ſuch perſons as ſhall be ingaged to be in readine ein the County of Denbigh be returned to the governour of Denbigh, who with3 the advice and and aſſiſtance of the high Sheriffe of that Countie Sir Thomas Middleto, Simon Thelmall Eſquire, the elder of place and ward the Commiſſi­oners for the 6000 l. Pr menſem, the Committees of North Wales, or any four of them, ſhall have power to appoint fitt men to daw togeather, and con­duct ſuch perſons for the ſervice afore­ſaid as occaſion ſhall require, And as they ſhall receive orders from the ſaid Governour, and any foure of the perſons aforeſaid.

Sixthly that the names of ſuch perſons as ſhall be ingaged to be in the readi­neſſe for the ſame ſervice in the county of Flint, be returned to the Governour of Denbigh, who with the advice and aſſiſtinance of the high ſheriffe of that countie, Col, Thomas Ravenſcroft, Col. Iohn Alderſey, Iohn Salisbury of Bath­grage Eſqr. Capt Luke Loyd the Com­miſſioners for the 6000 l. per menſem, the committee of North Wales, or any foure of them, as occaſion ſhall require & they ſhall receive Orders from th, ſid4 Govenour, & any ſore of the perſons aforeſaid.

Seventhly, that the Armes of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, that have been in hoſtility againſt the Parliament, be by warrant called in, and brought to Denbigh Caſtle, for the uſe of the ſaid Counties reſpe­ctively. And that there be intimation in the ſaid Warrants, that ſuch perſons as ſhall quitly and readily ſurender up their Armes, ſhall be taken notice of, as perſons not inclinable, to diſturbe the publike peace, And that ſuch perſons as ſhall refuſe to deliver up their Armes, or conceale the ſame, ſhall be eſteemed prone, and ready to enter­taine new Commotions and not perſons well af­fected to the peace of their Countrey, giving fur­ther to underſtand, it is not our intention by the ſeazure of Armes to adde feare, or moleſtation to any that ſhall conforme. But on the contrary, we ſhall cheriſh ſuch, and all others, who ſhall not contrive practice, or act ſomthing to the di­ſturbance of the Countries Peace.

Eightly, That the Caſtle of Ruthin and Ruthland, be in purſuance of the Order of the honourable Houſe of Commons, forthwith made more untenable, and that Warrants be immedi­ately ſent forth, under the hands of the Juſtices of the peace, and Commiſſioners of the reſpective Counties, or any three or more of them for that purpoſe. And the care of the demoliſhment of Ruthin Caſtle is referred to Simon Thebwll, of place and ward Eſquire. And the preſent Go­vernour5 of Denbigh. And for Ruthland Caſtle to Ruge Hummer Eſquire, High Sheriffe of the Countie of Flint.

SIR,

THe Report that ſpread abroade of re-uni­ting the Weſh forcs, and a ſuppoſed defeate given to our forces is falſe; but the contrary you may be aſſured of; and the great victory obtained by Col. Horton againſt them. Here followeth a Liſt of the priſoners taken and in cuſtody, viz. 25 Majors, and Captains, 32 Lieutenants, 27, Enſignes, 10 Private Gentlemen, and about 2600 privat Souldiers. Wee want roome to enlarge further the perticulers, but the whole buſineſſe will be pub­liſhed at large by it ſel e.

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A declaration of the Taking of Har­bottle Caſtle, for the King, by Sir, Gilbert Errington.

Sir.

CAptain Ball, with a ſhip of 32. Guns keeps proviſion from Bar­wick, but Langdale gives out that 3 ſhips are comming from Leath to fight with him. The Iriſh take ſhips with­in two or three leagus of the Coaſts. Sir, Gilb. Errington hath taken Har­bottle Caſtle in Northumher land for the King; Major Gen. Lambert hath ſent to ſecure the Gariſons, and to fortifie Appleby, in weſtmerland, Raby in the Biſhopricke, and Walton hall in Yorkeſhire. Sir. Philip Muſ­grave is marching towards Perith with 500 Horſe, intending to poſſeſſe Appleby, and other places.

FINIS.

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TextA declaration and resolution of the sheriffes, justices of the peace, and other of His Majesties well affected subjects, in the counties of Flint and Denbigh, at a generall meeting in Wexham, the 9. of this instant May, 1648. Wherein, they declare their resolution, touching the solemn League and Covenant, and to oppose all forces whatsoever, that shall enter the said counties, for the disturbance of the publike peace of England and Wales. Resolved and agreed upon, that this declaration be published throughout the sixe counties of Northwales, together with our desires, concerning the peace of the kingdome.
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Bibliographic informationA declaration and resolution of the sheriffes, justices of the peace, and other of His Majesties well affected subjects, in the counties of Flint and Denbigh, at a generall meeting in Wexham, the 9. of this instant May, 1648. Wherein, they declare their resolution, touching the solemn League and Covenant, and to oppose all forces whatsoever, that shall enter the said counties, for the disturbance of the publike peace of England and Wales. Resolved and agreed upon, that this declaration be published throughout the sixe counties of Northwales, together with our desires, concerning the peace of the kingdome. [2], 6 p. Printed for R. W.,London :MDCXLVIII. [1648]. (Includes a declaration of the taking of Harbottle Castle for the King by Sir Gilbert Errington -- Thomason Catalogue.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "May 18.") (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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