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AN EXACT RELATION Of the Diſcoverie of a great PLOT For the ſurprizall of YORKE FOR His MAIESTY; as it was preſented to Major Generall LAMBERT, by the Judge Advocate.

WHEREIN Is ſet down the manner of the ſaid PLOT, and the names of thoſe taken that were the chiefe Actors in the ſaid buſineſſe, with all the Armes and Ammunition provided for that Deſigne.

WITH A Letter from PONTEFRACT concerning a Party that were to meete them from Sir Mar­maduke Langdale June 18. 1648. June 21

Publiſhed for the prevention of miſinformation

LONDON. Printed for G. W. 1648.


A RELATION MADE BY THE Judge Advocate, TO Major Generall Lamberts Army, concerning the Riſing and Alarm which happened in this City neare Micklegate Barrethe 11. of June 1648.


ABout 12. of the Clock on Sunday night the 11 of June, we had a ſtrong Alarm in this City, given neare Micklegate Barre, by ſome parties2 fireing upon the Centry and Guard there which conſiſted of the Volunteers, and Trayned Band, the Guard did not quick­ly receive the Alarm till the parties that fi­red came up to the gate and knockt, and bad them open the gate for the King, at which they tooke the Alarm, ſome peeces went of, but by whom is not known, with­in the Walles upon the Guard, and then they beat an Alarm; whereupon Captain Pitſon and Captain Farley, commanded up their companies, and marched them to the main Guard, and ſent ſtrong parties o­ver Ouze Bridge to Micklegate Barre, and by that time Lieutenant Levens marched up to the main Guard with a party of a­bout 20 horſe and from thence Captain Pitſon deſired him to march to Micklegate Barre, which he did, but they diſcovered no enemy in any Body, only they found the Guards in ſome diſorder, and many cryed out in the ſtreetes, for the King, for the King; whereupon Captain Pitſon from the main Guard ſent out ſeverall other3 parties of Souldiers and Volunteers of the City into divers parts of the City, to ſearch for ſuch as were the moſt dangerous Ma­lignants, in regard they feared their riſing, and accordingly they did ceaſe on about 10. ſome whereof are Citizens, and ſome have been in Armes for the King, amongſt which a Lieutenant Collonel and ſome captains having their Swords, and fireing Armes lying ready charged by them, and ſome of them wearing Sir Thomas Glem­hams collours, particularly captain Pitſon commanded his Lieutenant Iohn coape to march with a party to Mr. Maſcals houſe to ſearch for letters and armes and acquain­ted him that he had notice of a Letter that ſhould come from Pomfret, and there was found in the ſaid houſe hid in a wall a Letter dated at Pontephr••t the ninth of June twelve at night ſub­ſcribed M.B. a Copie whereof here is incloſed.

4On Wedneſday laſt Captain Pitſon ha­ving the Guard that day, about 150. of the moſt Malignants of the City went out at Boudam Barre, to meete a Wedding that was to come out from Newcaſtle that night into York; they had liberty to go forth, but Captain Pitſon commanded that none ſhould come without an Order from my Lord Major, which upon their return, about 9. or 10. of the clock at night, the Guards being ſtrict, they permitted none to come in, but thoſe that could have li­berty from my Lord Major, fearing there might be ſome deſigne in that buſineſſe, amongſt thoſe that went out was Mr. Maſcalls Sonne, and the Lieutenant Col­lonel of the Kings ſide, and they being ſuſ­pected, ſome was ſent out with them two miles off, whither they ſaid they went, and there they met at an Alehouſe, about 40. Gentlemen and others which had ſecured the King; with their ſwords, and ſome with Piſtols, a drinking, and pretending they ſtayed for the Wedding: This letter was partly diſcovered on Sunday night by a5 Maid, it ſeemeth Mr. Maſcall had ſhewed it, and the Maid hearing her Mr. and Mrs. ſpeaking of a letter that was ſent from ſome Cavaliers about the ſurprizing of York, did ſpeak of it to ſome wel-affected about 2. or 3. houres before the Alarm: The next morning there was ſent out ſome horſe to diſcover the enemy, and it did ap­peare by many in the Country, and ſome they tooke up for Guides, that the enemy was about 3. Troopes of Horſe, and had Musketiers behinde them.

This Relation was made by the Judge Advocate to Major Gen. Lam­berts Army, who was at the main Guard, and ſaw all Paſ­ſages.
Mr. Maſcall.

YOur affection to our cauſe makes us apply our ſelves to you as a fit inſtrument to be intruſted in our pre­ſent endeavour for the Seizing and ſecuring of York, which would be of great conſequence to us at this time by a­maiſing the enemy and drawing them back from engage­ing with Sir Marmaduke Langdale his Forces, and by your dilligence might eaſily be done; we intend to attempt the taking of Yorke on Sunday next at twelve a Clock at night and to that purpoſe ſhall have a ſtrong party of horſe ready at that time to enter the City, and poſſeſs the guards and ſtrength thereof, of which we have aſſurance already, and ſhall confidently for our aſſiſtance relie upon our friends there, appearing in a body betwixt Micle-Gate barr and Northſtreet-Poſterne to joyne with our party, who ſhall enter therein delivering them ſelves from thoſe that have no power over them, which we ſhall rely upon at the time and place aforeſaid, to be obtained by your giving them notice of it, this party comes from Sir. Marmaduke Langdale upon pretence of releifing us here; but we have diverted them from that deſigne in regard we are in good condition, and can make our party good to take that City, which will be a good neighbour to us, your ready compli­ance with us in this act, which we doubt not of will be ve­ry acceptable and ſeaſonable, therefore pray faile us not who are your very humble Servants

M. B.

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TextAn exact relation of the discoverie of a great plot for the surprizall of Yorke for His Maiesty; as it was presented to Major Generall Lambert, by the Judge Advocate. Wherein is set down the manner of the said plot, and the names of those taken that were the chiefe actors in the said businesse, with all the armes and ammunition provided for that designe. With a letter from Pontefract concerning a party that were to meete them from Sir Marmaduke Langdale June 18. 1648. Published for the prevention of misinformation
AuthorLangdale, Marmaduke Langdale, Baron, 1598?-1661..
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Bibliographic informationAn exact relation of the discoverie of a great plot for the surprizall of Yorke for His Maiesty; as it was presented to Major Generall Lambert, by the Judge Advocate. Wherein is set down the manner of the said plot, and the names of those taken that were the chiefe actors in the said businesse, with all the armes and ammunition provided for that designe. With a letter from Pontefract concerning a party that were to meete them from Sir Marmaduke Langdale June 18. 1648. Published for the prevention of misinformation Langdale, Marmaduke Langdale, Baron, 1598?-1661.. [2], 5, [1] p. printed for G.W.,London :1648.. (Annotation on Thomason copy: "June 21".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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