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A DECLARATION OF THE Kings Maieſties Army IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND: CONCERNING, Their preſent Deſigne and Engagement for the King, and the re-inveſting of him in his Royall Throane.

WITH, Their Reſolution touching the late buſineſſe in Wales, And the burning of Commiſſions in the North.

TOGETHER, With the proceedings of Major Generall Laughorne, and the Proteſtation of the Brittiſh Forces in Wales.

LONDON, Printed for R. W. MDCXLVIII.


The Declaration and Propoſalls of Major Generall Laughorne, Colo­nell Iohn Poyer, Colonell Rice Pow­ell, and the reſt of the Officers, and Souldiers in South-VVales.

TO that we will uſe our beſt Endeavours to bring the King to a perſonall Treaty with his Parl. with Freedom, Honour, and Safety; and that we will endeavour to ſettle the juſt Prerogative of the King, Priviledges of Parliament, Lawes of the Land, and li­berties of the peope, may be all maintained and pre­ſerved in their proper bounds; and the Proteſtant Re­ligion, as it ſtands eſtabliſhed by the Law of the Land, reſtored throughout the Kingdom, with ſuch regard to be had of tender Conſciences, as ſhall be allowed by Act of Parliament.

YOu that will either give conſent to this Declaration, and joyne with us in effecting it; or if you ſhall not think fit ſo to do, then not to reveale or prejudice our Oath: and if you do conſent to it, then to joyne with us in Councel, not & to4 reveale our Secrets to any ſo long as they are Secrets, but to thoſe whom you think fit to reveale them to for the furthering of the buſineſse, and thoſe to be ſuch as you do believe to be well-affected to us, and will not betray or reveale our Secrets.

Two Letters from Major Generall Laughorne, to Colonell Thomas Horton, and the Commiſsioners of Parliament, concerning their fur­ther proceedings in their preſent Deſigne and Engagement.


I Deſire you would let me know by what power you firſt came, and ſtill remain in theſe Counties of my Aſſoci­ation, being Commiſſioned, Comman­der in chiefe of theſe parts, by an Ordinance of Parliament and upon what grounds the Injury of ſeizing on ſome of my Troop was5 offered, and the taking of the whole attem­pted, without ſatisfaction rendred them in point of pay, according to the Inſtructions of Parliament to the Commiſſioners for Disbanding ſuch Supernumeraries: I ſhould gladly be ſatisfyed in theſe particulars, other­wiſe your perſeverance in theſe Affronts to my ſelfe, and the Souldiery, and the Coun­trey, will not be without ſome difficulty. Sir, if you pleaſe to withdraw your forces out of this County, it may be a ſpeciall meanes to prevent ſeverall inconveniences, beſides the neceſſary Reſolutions which otherwiſe muſt be forced upon,

your Servant, Row: Laughorne.

J Cannot be ignorant how the ſole Command of theſe Aſſociated Coun­ties was conferred upon me by Ordi­nance of Parliament, nor of the injuries and affronts put upon my men, in ſtead of6 receiving their pay allowed them by the Parliament, and agreed upon by ſome of your ſelves. Truly, J was very confident my paſt ſervice for your Countrey, had merited much better of you, then that ſuch miſcarriages ſhould happen in my abſence, and to your knowledge unrighted: However, if you pleaſe to appeare with your Countrey, and to continue your endea­vours in prevention of the ſlavery threat­ned it, you ſhall not faile of the moſt effe­ctual aſsiſtance ſhall lie in the power of,

Your humble Servant, ROWLAND LAUGHORNE.

SInce my laſt, concerning the proceedings in Wales Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and the reſt of the Com­manders in the North, who now acts (under a pretence) for the King, ſince the receipt of the ſaid tydings from Wales, have declared, that they will live and dye for the King, & uſe their utmoſt endeavours for the re-inthroning of him, and reſtoring of him to his rights and priveledges, with diverſe other circumſtances to this effect, and the better to accom­pliſh their deſignes, have ſummoned in the Countries adja­cent; declaring that the late rumor, touching the buſineſſe of Wales is falſe, and that it is only raiſed for the obſtructing of the preſent proceedings of the Kings Army in thoſe parts.

I am, Yours to command, T. L.

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TextA declaration of the Kings Maiesties Army in the North of England: concerning, their present designe and engagement for the King, and the re-investing of him in his Royall throane. With their resolution touching the late businesse in Wales, and the burning of commissions in the North. Together, with the proceedings of Major Generall Laughorne, and the protestation of the Brittish forces in Wales.
AuthorLaugharne, Rowland, d. 1676..
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Bibliographic informationA declaration of the Kings Maiesties Army in the North of England: concerning, their present designe and engagement for the King, and the re-investing of him in his Royall throane. With their resolution touching the late businesse in Wales, and the burning of commissions in the North. Together, with the proceedings of Major Generall Laughorne, and the protestation of the Brittish forces in Wales. Laugharne, Rowland, d. 1676.. [2], 6 p. Printed for R.W.,London :MDCXLVIII. [1648]. (Annotation on Thomason copy: "May 16".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • England and Wales. -- Army -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Campaigns -- Wales -- Early works to 1800.

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