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PROPOSITIONS Agreed upon By Both HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT To be ſent to the KINGS MAJESTIE FOR PEACE AND For ſetling of the Church and King­dome, that His Majeſty may come to Lon­don, and ſit with His Parliament.

WITH The Copy of a Letter from his Maje­ſties Court at Hampton Court.

London printed for V, V. and are to be ſold at the Exchange, Anno Dom. MDCXLVII.


PROPOSITIONS Agreed upon By Both HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TO Be ſent to the Kings Majeſty, for PEACE, And for ſetling of the Church, and Kingdome, that his Majeſty may come to London, and ſit with his PARLIAMENT.

Die Veneris 27 Auguſt 1647.

THe Houſe of Commons this day deſi­red a conference with the Lords, about the Propoſitions to be ſent to the Kings Ma­jeſty,2 And accordingly their Lordſhips met them in the Painted Chamber.

This conference was managed by Mr. Liſle of the Houſe of Commons, who made a learned ſpeech before the Lords and Com­mons there preſent.

Mr. Liſle declared that he was comman­ded by the Houſe of Commons to acquaint their Lordſhips, that they do adhere to their former Votes in paſſing thoſe Propoſitions agreed upon by both Houſes of the Parlia­ment of England, and the Parliament of Scot­land, with as little alteration as may be.

Mr. Liſle alſo moved that the right Ho­nourable the Earle of Salisbury may be one of the Conſervators for the Peace of the Kingdomes, in the place of the deceaſed Earl of Eſſex.

Two Reaſons were delivered at the Con­ference for the paſſing of the Propoſitions, to be ſent to the Kings Majeſty, with no more al­terations, then what muſt of neceſſity be.

I. THat thereby they may be the ſpeedier diſpat­ched, for to make much alterations, more then3 what muſt needs bee done, would be an occaſion to make it longer before they can bee diſpatched, the ſpeeding of which is of great conſequence to the ſet­ling of the peace and ſafety of the Kingdome.

II. That they have already paſſed both Houſes, and there is the conſent of the Kingdome of Scotland; and therefore may with more ſpeed be diſpatched, without alterations more then muſt of neceſsity be.

Die Veneris 27 Aug. 1647.

AFter this conference both Houſes of Lord and Commons ſate; And agreed upon the Propoſitions to be ſent to the Kings Majeſty for a ſafe, and well grounded Peace, in which Propoſitions, there are very few alte­rations from thoſe that were delivered to his Majeſty at New-caſtle both concerning Reli­gion, the Covenant, the Militia, Ireland, and all other things therein expreſſed, The great­eſt alterations being onely about the ſale of4 Biſhops Lands, and ſome other particulars which the change of the preſent ſtate of things doth neceſſarily require.

Thoſe Propoſitions (with the alterati­ons) ſo paſſed both Houſes of Parliament are to be communicated to the Scotch Com­miſſioners at Woſter Houſe in the Strand, by Commiſſioners from the Houſes, to deſire their concurrence to the Propoſitions that ſo they may be ſpeedily ſent to his Majeſty to be paſſed.

THeſe Propoſitions being paſſed by his Majeſty will (through Gods bleſsing) conduce much, to the ſettling of the King­dome in an happy Peace.

And ſo ſoone as the Commiſsioners of the Kingdome have given their conſent, they are to be diſpatched away to the King.

The Copy of a Letter from his Majeſties Court at Hampton Court


VVEE are yet here at Hamp­ton Court, The Head-quar­ters5 of the Army are removing to Putney, and then I ſuppoſe the King will remove from hence neerer Lon­don.

It is ſuppoſed that the King will remove on Tueſday next, but whither is not yet reſolved; VVe have many flock to the Court, every day more then other, ten, ſixteen, and twenty Coaches in a day; And we perceive the comming of divers Malignants hither.

The King is very merry, but the old late Biſhops, and Delinquent Clergy, are much dejected, by reaſon of the Generalls Excellencies ſtop­ping of their deſignes, and by the Ordinance of the Parliament, which hinders them from accompliſhing their hoped ends to have crept into their livings againe, by their late ſtra­tagem6 The Propoſitions from the Parliament (I ſuppoſe) would now come very ſeaſonably to his Majeſty The Lord direct his Majeſties heart to paſſe them, for the ſettling of the Church, and Kingdome, that his Majeſty may come to London to ſit with his Parliament. God direct all to a firme and laſting Peace, to his glory and the comfort of this poore diſtreſſed Kingdome, and of

Your unworthy Servant, WILL. CORBET

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TextPropositions agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament to be sent to the Kings Majestie for peace and for setling of the church and kingdome, that His Majesty may come to London, and sit with his Parliament. With the copy of a letter from his Majesties court at Hampton Court.
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Bibliographic informationPropositions agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament to be sent to the Kings Majestie for peace and for setling of the church and kingdome, that His Majesty may come to London, and sit with his Parliament. With the copy of a letter from his Majesties court at Hampton Court. England and Wales. Parliament., Corbet, William.. [2], 6 p. printed for V,V and are to be sold at the Exchange,London :Anno Dom. MDCXLVII. [1647]. ("The copy of a letter from his Majesties court at Hampton Court" is dated and signed at end: Newmarket 26 of August 1647. Will. Corbet.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "August 28".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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