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THE EARL OF WARWICKS Surrender of the ORDINANCE AND Authoritie formerly granted by both Houſes of PARLIAMENT, for his being Lord High Ad­mirall of ENGLAND, &c.

Preſented in the Houſe of Peeres 10. April 1645. and communicated from their Lordſhips to the Houſe of Commons at a Conference held the ſame day.

Printed and Publiſhed according to Order.

Aprill 14th LONDON, Printed for Richard Beſt, 1645.


The Earle of VVarwicks ſur­render of the Ordinance and authori­rity formerly granted to him by both Houſes of Parliament, &c.


BEing lately in Kent, to ſpeed out the Fleet, that an Eaſterly winde might not prevent their ſeaſo­nable getting forth of the River; And receiving notice of an Ordinance of Parliament, whereby the Members of both Houſes, holding Offices under their2 Authority, ſtand diſcharged after the end of Forty dayes, I thought it my duty, (after my giving in charge to the Captaines, then in thoſe parts, to bee faithfull in their Truſts) to make my returne backe, that I might teſtifie my cheerfull Compliance with the Houſes Reſolution.

While I have had the Honour to ſerve the Parliament in the great Truſt by them repoſed in me, both ſince my being Lord Admirall, and before, I have endeavoured to performe my Duty, with fidelity, and diligence, being acted therein by no other deſigne, but a deſire to advance Gods glo­ry, and my Countries Service. And my Endeavou's (though accompanied with thoſe common Infirmities that are incident to men) have (through the bleſſing and goodneſſe of God) not been without ſome viſible advantage to the Publique, being made inſtrumentall to preſerve the Parlia­ments Intereſt in the Fleet, when it was3 laboured with Letters, and Commands under the broad Seale, from his Majeſtie, to be turned againſt them; And ſome ſer­vice hath accrued to the State by the relei­ving of our Friends, and interception of Supplies intended to the Enemy; Beſides thoſe leſſe obſervable preventions of dan­ger, which without a vigilant eye, might have infeſted the Kingdome.

But as I did, in obedience to the Com­mand of both Houſes, Receive, and hi­therto Mannage that employment, ſo did my heart, with all poſſible readineſſe, ſubmit to their pleaſure, ſo ſoone as it was held forth in that Ordinance. And therefore, in teſtification of that high and honourable eſteem that I owe, and ſincerely beare to their wiſedomes, I do with al humility, and cheerfullneſſe, reſigne and ſurrender into their hands, the Office of Lord Admirall where with they were pleaſed formerly to intruſt me, And ſhall value it as my higheſt honour, and con­tentment,4 next to my God, to be ſervice­able to them, and my Country in any o­ther condition where into his providence ſhall caſt me. Not counting my Perſon, nor deereſt intereſts, too pretious to be layd out in maintenance of that great cauſe of Religion, and Liberty, wherein they are ſo juſtly engaged. And in all their Reſolu­tions, my faithfull and ready Concurrence ſhall demonſtrate to all the world, That my higheſt ambition is, no other, then, to contribute my beſt endeavour for their Ser­vice. And that I am reſolved to ſtand, and fall with them in the upholding of Gods truth, and the publique Liberty; knowing well by many yeares experience, that the wel­fare of this Kingdom, cannot ſubſiſt with­out Gods bleſſing in the preſervation, and ſafety of the Parliament, Which I here preſent, as the reall, and can did expreſſions of a minde, full of integrity, and humble reſpect towards them.

And I ſhall joyne my Prayers, toge­ther5 with my utmoſt aſſiſtances, that as God hath thus far honoured them with doing of great Services to his name, ſo hee will continue to ſhine upon their Coun­cells, untill this ſhaken Kingdome be eſtab­liſhed upon a laſting, honourable, and holy foundation.


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TextThe Earl of Warwicks surrender of the ordinance and authoritie formerly granted by both Houses of Parliament, for his being Lord High Admirall of England, &c. Presented in the House of Peeres 10. April 1645. and communicated from their Lordships to the House of Commons at a conference held the same day. Printed and published according to order.
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Bibliographic informationThe Earl of Warwicks surrender of the ordinance and authoritie formerly granted by both Houses of Parliament, for his being Lord High Admirall of England, &c. Presented in the House of Peeres 10. April 1645. and communicated from their Lordships to the House of Commons at a conference held the same day. Printed and published according to order. [2], 5, [1] p. Printed for Richard Best,London, :1645.. (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Aprill 14th".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Warwick, Robert Rich, -- Earl of, 1587-1658 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Early works to 1800.

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