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THE DECLARATION OF THE KNIGHTS, GENTRY, AND Trained Bands of the County of KENT, Preſented to the Honourable Houſe of COMMONS.

Wherein thy declare their Reſolution to march againſt the Kings Army with all the power and ſtrength they can raiſe, and to reſcue His Majeſty out of the Cavaleers hands.

Likewiſe the Anſwer of the Houſe of Parliament to the ſaid Declaration and Propoſitions.

ORdered by the Lords and Commons aſſembled in parli­ment, that this Declaration and Anſwer be printed and publiſhed.

Hen. Elſyng Cler. Parl. D. Com.

Decemb. 22. printed for J. Barks, 1642.

THE DECLARATION AND PROPOSITIONS Of the Lords, Knights, Gentry, and Com­monalty of the county of Kent. Preſented to the Houſe of Commons, De­cember the 21.

WE your humble and faithfull Petitio­ners, the Knights, Gentry, and Commo­nalty of the County of Kent, being deeply ſen­ſible of the many miſeries which theſe calami­tous times (notwithſtanding your great care and vigilence to prevent the ſame) are likely to produce.

Wherein His Gracious Maieſty ſeduced by the malevolent counſell of an ill-affected par­ty of Malignants and Cavaleirs, the proteſtant Religion, His Royall perſon, and Honour, the priviledge of Parliament, and the Subiects Li­berty, are thratned with too too apparent haz­zard and Ruine.

Towards the ſupport of which, Wee the Knights, Gentry, and Commonalty of the County of Kent, according to the Duty of Loy­all Subiects, and good Chriſtians, are not onely willing to contribue our beſt wiſhes and Votes, but even the utmoſt of their endeavours, both with their lives and fortunes, for the redee­ming of his Maieſty from ſuch hands, and Our Religion and Liberty from ſuch perill and danger:

But may it pleaſe this Honourable Houſe to conſider that we do apprehend themſelves in a condition and poſture nothing ſutable to this their Reſolution being deprived, and left naked by the taking our Arms from us: And there­fore beſeech your provident care to impower us with ſuch a proportion of Arms and Ammu­nition to be magazined in theſe parts, whereby wee may be inabled to manifeſt our Affections and obedience to the Command of King and Parliament, both for the purſuance of the afore­ſaid Intentions, and oppoſition of all illegall Infingemens of our Laws and Liberties, ſuch as the Commiſſion of Array, wherwith we are at this time threatned, and what other of the like Natue and condition ſoever ſhall be hereafter obtruded upon us.

ORdered by the Lords and Commons aſſembled in Parliament, that this be printed and publiſhed,

Hen. El. Cler. Parl. D. Com.

THE ANSWER OF THE Houſe of Commons to the aforeſaid De­claration.

THE Houſe of Commons have taken your Deelara­tion into ſerious conſide­ration, & cannot but with great content obſerve the conſtancie of your good affection to the King and Parliament, whicas well formerly as at this preſent yohave expreſſed by your Declaration and Propoſitions to this Houſe, and diſclay­ming and oppoſing with ſo much indu­ſtry and fidelity, the ſedicious Deſigns and Endeavours of ſome Malignant and ill-af­fected perſons within your County, to ſup­preſſe thoſe malitious practiſes, and to preſerve that County in peace; care hath already bin taken by the Houſe of Com­mons with good ſucceſſe, and as they in­tended it, and do believe to your ſafety and ſatisfaction.

And the Houſe of Commons do further declare and aſſure you, that they will al­wayes continue the like care, as for the good, ſafety, and peace of the whole King­dome, ſo in particular of that County, be­ing incouraged thereunto by this ſeaſona­ble Declaration, of your Reſolutions and good affections, for the manifeſtation wherof, of the whole Kingdome, and of their kind acceptation, and thanks for the ſame.

The Houſe of Commons have comman­ded your Declaration, and their Anſwer, to be forthwith printed.

They do alſo moſt earneſtly deſire, that all other Counties would take the ſame Reſolution for the upholding of GODS true Religion, and that every man would lay his hand upon his heart, and ſeriouſly conſider with himſelf, what danger the Go­ſpell is in, it that the Papiſts grow Con­querors and Maſters of the field.

ORdered by the Lords and Commons aſſem­bed in Parliament, that this Declaration and Anſwer ſhalbe forthwith printed and pub­liſhed, and read in all Churches and Chappels within the Kingdome of England and Domi­nion of Wales, by the Parſons, Vicars, or Curates of the ſame.

Hen. Elſing Cler. parl. Dom. Com.
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TextThe Declaration of the knights, gentry, and trained bands of the couuty [sic] of Kent, presented to the honourable House of Commons. Wherein they declare their resolution to march against the Kings army with all the power and strength they can raise, and to rescue His Majesty out of the cavaleers hands. Likewise the answer of the House of Parliament to the said declaration and propositions. December 22. 1642. Ordered by the Lords and Commons assembled in parliament, that this declaration and answer be printed and published. Hen. Elsyng Cler. Parl. D. Com.
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Edition1642
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Bibliographic informationThe Declaration of the knights, gentry, and trained bands of the couuty [sic] of Kent, presented to the honourable House of Commons. Wherein they declare their resolution to march against the Kings army with all the power and strength they can raise, and to rescue His Majesty out of the cavaleers hands. Likewise the answer of the House of Parliament to the said declaration and propositions. December 22. 1642. Ordered by the Lords and Commons assembled in parliament, that this declaration and answer be printed and published. Hen. Elsyng Cler. Parl. D. Com. England and Wales. Parliament.. [8] p. Decemb. 22. printed for J. Banks,[London] :1642.. (Signatures: A⁴.) (Place of publication from Wing.) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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  • Kent (England) -- History -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Early works to 1800.

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