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NEW PROPOSITION Propounded to the City of LONDON By the LORDS and COMMONS, Concerning the raiſing ſpeedy Ayd for the reliefe of HVLL.

VVhereunto is annexed the Par­liaments Reſolution concerning Sir JOHN HOTHAM, and all thoſe that are faithfull to the Commands of the PARLIAMENT.

Ordered that this be Printed, and pub­liſhed.

John Browne, Cler. Parl.

Whereunto is annexed, His MAIESTIES Declaration to the Parliament concerning Peace or Warre with Hull.

LONDON, Printed by T. F. for F. S. July, 15. 1642.

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New PROPOSITIONS propounded to the City of London.

HIs Majeſty having an intent to beſiege Sir John Hotham, a Member of the Houſe of Com­mons, and by their appoint­ment Governor of his Maje­ſties Towne of Hull, and to that end ha­ving ſummoned all the Gentlemen Freehol­ders and others that had underwrit for Horſe for His Majeſties ſervice, giving them com­mand to march towards Hull, there to at­tend His Majeſties further pleaſure.

Sir Iohn Hotham having intelligence of his Majeſties intention, thought it neceſ­ſary to uſe the beſt prevention that he could to ſecure the Towne from being ta­ken,2 knowing how diſadvantagious the loſſe thereof would prove to the procee­dings of Parliament, and the Peace of the Kingdome, and that hee might al­together be left deſtitute of meanes to pro­ſecute his Service begun, hee ſent out a a party of his men, with command that they ſhould fetch in all the Cattell and Sheepe, that they could find within foure Miles of the ſaid Towne, which being ac­cordingly performed, he gave order that the ſluces ſhould be drawne up, and that they ſhould drowne the Medowes 3. miles round, to prevent the Kings Forces of mar­ching too neare, he being not able to vie for the preſent with ſo great a power.

His Majeſty having received intelligence of what Sir John Hotham had done, drew his Forces to Beverley, and from thence ſurrounded them at foure Miles diſtance, ſtopping all paſſages either to or from Hull withall cutting of all meanes of reliefe ei­ther by Sea or Land, taking away the Springs of freſh water, by that meanes to ſtarve3 them up, nevertheleſſe Sir Iohn Hotham ſent private intelligence to the Parliament, cer­tifying what hee had done, and in what eſtate himſelfe and the Towne was, which the Lords and Commons taking into con­ſideration, thought it neceſſary to declare their reſolution to the world, as followes.

Whereas Sir John Hotham hath been for­ced for the prevention of the ſudden ſur­priſall and deſtruction of the Town of Hull, to let in ſome Tydes from Humber, upon the grounds adjoyning to the ſaid Towne.

They have therefore promiſed and aſſu­red all perſons whatſoever that are owners or Farmers of the ſaid grounds, which are impayred by this overflowing of the Water, full and ample ſatisfaction for any loſſe they ſhall ſuſtaine.

Likewiſe, they doe promiſe to ſecond and ſave harmeleſse all ſuch perſons as ſhall ei­ther by Sea or Land furniſh them with any proviſion of Victuall, Beere, or any other thing, and alſo make good payment for4 the ſame, alſo that all perſons of the ſaid Towne, as ſtand well affected to the ſervice and ſtand cloſe in their fidelity and aſſiſtance to the Governour thereof, they doe here­by aſſure them that they are reſolved that they ſhall receive encouragement and pro­tection from them, anſwerable to ſuch a ſervice.

Likewiſe, they for the ſpeedy reliefe of the ſaid Towne have uſed their utmoſt en­deavour to raiſe ſupplyes of men and Arms, as may appeare by their Propoſitions to the City of London.

1. That the Propoſitions ſhould be ten­dered to the Common Councell of London, that they would conſider of a way, for the ſpeedy raiſing of 10000 men within the City.

2. That the ſaid men ſhould be forth with liſted to Officers, trained and entered into pay.

3. That they ſhall march into any part of this Kingdome by the direction and Au­thority of Parliament.

54. That if the Citizens of London ſhall find any Armes towards the ſetting forth of theſe men, if any Armes be loſt or ſpoyled, they ſhall be made good unto them.

5. That ſeeing there is ſuch preparation with the King in the North, they deſire that theſe Propoſitions may be put in exe­cution withfn foure dayes.

His Maieſties Meſſage to the Par­liament, of the eleventh of July.

BY Our former Declarations, and this Our Proclamation (which We heerewith ſend you) you and all Our good Subjects may ſee the juſt grounds of our preſent lourney towards Our Towne of Hull. Before Wee ſhall uſe force to reduce that place to its due Obedience, Wee have thought fit once more to require you, that it may be forth­with delivered up to us, (the buſineſſe being of that nature that it can admit no6 delay) Wherein if you ſhall conforme your ſelves, we ſhall then be willing to admit ſuch addreſſes from you, and returne ſuch Propoſitions to you, as may be proper to ſettle the Peace of this Kingdome, and com­poſe the preſent diſtractions. Doe your du­tie herein, and be aſſured from Us in the word of a King, that nothing ſhall be wan­ting on Our part that may prevent the Ca­lamities which threaten this Nation, and may render Our People truly happy. If this our gracious Meſſage ſhall be declined, GOD and all good men judge betwixt Us. We ſhall expect to receive ſatisfaction here­in by your Anſwers to be preſented to Us at Beverley upon Friday being the fifteenth day of this preſent Iuly, 1642.


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TextNew propositions propounded to the City of London by the Lords and Commons, concerning the raising speedy ayd for the reliefe of Hull. VVhereunto is annexed the Parliaments resolution concerning Sir John Hotham, and all those that are faithfull to the commands of the Parliament. Ordered that this be printed, and published. John Browne, Cler. Parl. Whereunto is annexed, His Majesties declaration to the Parliament concerning peace or warre with Hull.
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Bibliographic informationNew propositions propounded to the City of London by the Lords and Commons, concerning the raising speedy ayd for the reliefe of Hull. VVhereunto is annexed the Parliaments resolution concerning Sir John Hotham, and all those that are faithfull to the commands of the Parliament. Ordered that this be printed, and published. John Browne, Cler. Parl. Whereunto is annexed, His Majesties declaration to the Parliament concerning peace or warre with Hull. England and Wales. Parliament.. [2], 6 p. Printed by T.F. for F.S.,London :July 15. 1642.. (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Hotham, John, -- Sir, d. 1645 Jan. 2.
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