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An Extract OF LETTERS, Wherein is Related, Certaine Remarkable PASSAGES From YORKE & HVLL.


LONDON: Printed by R. O. & G. D. for Benjamin Allen in Popes-head Ally, Auguſt 9. 1642.




MY Love remembred unto you &c. theſe are to let you underſtand, we are all perfect in good health and courage, and plenty, al­though they thought by ſtop­ping our freſh water, & burning our Mills, and begerting on us a­bout to have famiſhed us, and did daily thinke to burne us, and cut all in pieces; yet they have failed hither towards, and are laſt Saturday2 at night••ed all to Beverly. I thinke they are not above 2000. Cavaliers in all〈◊〉and the Common Souldiers they have forced, will〈◊〉affect them,et we marveile all is ſo delayed, for wee could not have expected, but that wee ſhould have beene in great miſeries ere this, but ſuch is Gods mercy un­to us. The means that we have done towards them hath beene but ſmall, onely, the light of our Gunnes made in the Night reaſon, was terrible to them: and beſide we have received 400. London Souldiers, that kept the Towne, although but raw Young Men, yet the report was ſomthing to them in a bad mat­ter, and then we ſallying out upon the newes of our ayde, for there did 300. of our old Souldiers ſalley out, to a Company that lay 3. Miles out of the Towne, at a place called Anlaby, and there made them all run away, killing not above one Man of them, and tooke 14. Priſoners, one of them a Drum­mer that run away from us, that is now going to be laſht about the Towne, with all the Drummes, for example, ſince this, they few in all places thinking we ſhall be on the backs on them: yet yeſtterday be­ing Sunday, their came a Bark of our Towne from Roterdam, and tells us, that there is 12. great Guns now come to make a Batttery againſt our Towne, for they are mad for it, and do not let to ſay, if they had but Hull, they would ſoone make the great Ci­tie of London follow, thus we heare of their boaſts daily, but we have manned out the catches, and all Ships watch his comming; But a cunning Knave is3 the pilot, the very ſame that did Land the other the Providence, he was ſent over to the Queene, and ſhe (they report) gave him, a great reward, and he will do what he can: they report they are going to Yorke to make the Randevouſe there, but that doth not make us ſecure, we watch daily, and no Townſ­men doe offer now to ſpeake any thing; and theſe in our Town that was the Governours, oppoſites, of­fer Courteſies; and ſend money to the Souldiers to incourage them to keep out the Malignant forces, that would not ſubſcribe to the Parliament Ordi­nance, which is much ſport and joy to all well affe­cted people in our Town.

God be thanked Yorkeſhire groweth good upon this buſineſſe, for now they all be ſtiffer for the Parli­ament then ever, and now they ſee the Parliament to be friends indeed to the King and Kingdome. The Trained Bands were meerely deluded, for they were brought under a pretence to guard the Kings perſon, and indeed they ſeaſſed the Siege, for as we heare, there was but threeſcore left of one of the Regiments, and indeed if they had not had order, they would all have gone without order, for they came not to fight againſt us, nor to ſtarve us, and the quarell grew ſo hot in the Kings Army, that the Souldiers beate the Officers, and they did cut and flaſh ſome of the Popiſh Captaines: Thus the quar­rell in the Kings Army ſeaſſed the Siege.

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From HULL.

THe King hath called all the Country together, both Horſe and foote, deſires the foote to lend him their Arms, and it ſhall excuſe their Service, and deſires the Gentlemen that have Horſe, to lend mo­ney, and that ſhall excuſe their Service, but indeed I thinke both Horſe and foote are already ſo wearie of the Service, that they will not ſtirre, and that is perceived by the King, for we had a very ſmall appearance.

I hope the times will mend preſently, if it be true that the Horſe and foot is come out of London, yet ſome ſay the King will meet them with a great power. I pray you pray for us: I have ſtir'd nothing at all, and I hope now it is as ſafe in Hull as in any place, other men have ſent out all, and wife and Bearnes, and ſome are fled themſelves, but the moſt wife and child are you: I did never feare this ſo much as the plague, for the cauſe did per­ſwade me with courage: my ſinnes are great, there­fore I do ſtrive to doe what I can for the cauſe of God and the Country, to redeeme former neglects. 5Thus having not further, but the Lord God bleſſe the King, and keepe his good heart from all falſe Councells, and incline it to the Parliament, which I hold his beſt, that he may injoy the benefit, and God the glory: So having not further, but to re­member me to you, and all yours, and thanke you for your care and love towards me, I Reſt.


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TextAn Extract of letters, wherein is related, certaine remarkable passages from Yorke & Hull.
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Bibliographic informationAn Extract of letters, wherein is related, certaine remarkable passages from Yorke & Hull. [2], 5, [1] p. Printed by R. O. & G. D. for Benjamin Allen in Popes-head Ally [sic],London :August 9. 1642.. (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Early works to 1800.
  • York (England) -- Early works to 1800.
  • Hull (England) -- Early works to 1800.

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