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The Humble REMONSTRANCE AND DESIRES OF Divers Officers and Souldiers in the Ar­my, under Command of Colonl HEWSON; Preſented to his Excellency Sir Tho­mas Fairfx, upon Thurſday laſt. Novemb. 4. 1647. to be communicated to both Houſes if Parlia­ment aſſembled at Weſtminſter.

Wherein is declared, the Great and Diſmall Cloud now ariſing, together with their firme and conſtant Reſolution to adhere to his Excellency, againſt all Dividers and Oppoſers in the Common Cauſe of this Nations Peace and Safety, and to ſup­preſſe all Incendiaries, who do or ſhall en­deavour to beget Diviſions within this Kingdome.

BY the Appointment of the ſaid Officers and Souldiers, Whoſe Names are hereunto ſubſcribed.

Imprimaur,
Gilb. Mabbot.

LONDON: Printed by J. C. for G. Horton, and are to be ſold neere this Royall Exchange in Cornhill. 1647.

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To his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairfax Captain Generall of all the Parlia­ments Forces.The humble Remonſtrance and Deſires of divers Officers and Souldiers, under Command of His Excellency Sir Tho­mas Fairfax.

SHEWETH,

THat your Petitioners do with all thank­fulneſſe acknowledge the Lords grati­ous hand in making your Excellency a choice Inſtrument of his glory, and a publike good to this diſtreſſed Nation; In whoſe de­liverance, you have abundantly manifeſted2 very great integrity and faithfulneſſe. Not­withſtanding, the many difficulties and diſ­couragements, wherewith you have been ne­ceſſitated to encounter, not only from open Enemies, but alſo from pretended friends: And now divine preſence having ſcattered your and the Kingdomes open Enemies, we joyfully expected the fruits of all, even peace and righteouſneſſe to flouriſh in our Nation. But to our great Griefe, wee ſee a diſmall Cloud againe ariſing over our heads from Diviſions and Diſcontents: The diſpelling whereof, we are confident, is and ſtill will be your Excellencies earneſt deſire, and utmoſt endeavour.

In order whereunto (your Petitioners moſt thankfully acknowledge) your Excellercies great care hath not been wanting (as in other things ſo) to provide Neceſſaries for your Army, and to procure them thoſe long de­cayned Arreares, which they have ſo dearly earned, although your endeavours herein have been hitherto greatly fruſtrated.

From the conſideration of all which, your Petitioners are fully reſolved (the Lord aſſi­fting) 3in the middeſt of all diſcouragements, to remaine firme and conſtant in our duty and obedience to your Excellency in the pro­ſecution of all your juſt Endeavours and Un­dertakings, for the good and ſafety of this Nation; for which we ſhall not accompt our lives deare unto Us, to ſerve your Excellency in oppoſing and ſuppreſſing all Incendiaries, who do, and ſhall beget Diviſions or Diſtem­pers in your Army, or to rend them from your Excellencies command: The iſſue whereof, would doubtleſſe be a ſecond and more mi­ſerable Warre, and ſad effuſion of Engliſh Bloud, which God in mercy prevent.

May it therefore pleaſe your Excellen­cie, to accept our cordiall acknowledg­ments, of your faithfulneſſe and care for Us, the Army, and Kingdome; And to be aſſured of our firme Reſolutions to adhere unto you againſt all Dividers and Oppoſers in the Common-Cauſe of this Nations Peace and Safety: So ſhall your petitioners be further enga­ged to love and honour your Excellen­cie.

And ſhall over pray for your Poſterity.
Field-Officers.
  • John Hewſon
  • John lubbes
  • Daniel Axtell
Captaines
  • Thomas Price
  • John Carter
  • Henry Davis
  • samuel Grime
  • Alexand. Brayfield
  • Thomas Atkinſon
  • Ralph Gale
Lieutenants.
  • George Jenkins
  • George Smith
  • Thomas Baker
  • Jenkin Bevan
  • Samuel Axtell
  • John VVebb
  • VVilliam Hill
  • Rob: Mullings
  • Martin Iubbes
Enſignes
  • Tho: Newnham
  • John Davis
  • Morgan Porhay
  • Thomas Rawlins
  • Henry Williams
  • Joſeph Grimna
  • Edmond Garney
  • Daniel Hinkſman
  • Edward Hore.
Agents
  • VVilliam Jones
  • William Racie
  • Roger Newberry
  • John Barton
  • Thomas Shepheard
  • Richard Nichſon
  • Edward Spencer
  • Thomas Chapman
  • Edward Ruſh
  • VVilliam Darkey
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Certain Propoſals from the chiefe Agents of the Army, offered to the joynt conſiderations of all the free Commons of ENGLAND.

I.That the People of England being at this day very unequally diſtributed by Counties, Cities, & Burroughs, for the election of their Deputies in Parliament, ought to be more in­differently proportioned, according to the number of the Inhabitants: the circumſtances whereof, for number, place, and manner, are to be ſet down before the end of this preſent Parliament.

II.That to prevent the many inconveniences apparently ariſing, from the long continuance of the ſame perſons in authority, this preſent Parliament be diſſolved upon the laſt day of September, which ſhall be in the year of our Lord, 1648.

III.That the People do of courſe chuſe them­ſelves a Parliament once in two yeares, viz. upon the firſt Thurſday in every 2d, March,6 after the manner as ſhall be preſcribed before the end of this Parliament, to begin to ſit up­on the firſt Thurſday in Aprill following a Weſtminſter, or ſuch other place as ſhall bee appointed from time to time by the prece­ding Repreſentatives; and to coninue till the laſt day of September, then next enſuing, and no longer.

IV.That the power of this, and all future Re­preſentatives of this Nation, is inferiour only to theirs who chule them, and doth extend, without the conſent or concurrence of any other perſon or perſons; to the enacting, alte­ring, and repealing of Lawes; to the erecting and aboliſhing of Offices and Courts, to the appointing, removing, and calling to account Magiſtrates, and Officers of all degrees, to the making War and peace, to the treating with forraign States: And generally, to whatſoe­ver is not expreſly, or implyedly reſerved by the Repreſented to themſelves.

Signed by the ſeverall Agents of the Reſpective Regi­ments in the Army.
FINIS.

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TextThe humble remonstrance and desires of divers officers and souldiers in the Army, under command of Colon[e]l Hewson; presented to his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairfax, upon Thursday last. Novemb. 4. 1647. to be communicated to both Hou[s]es if [sic] Parliament assembled at Westminster. Wherein is declared, the great and dismall cloud now arising, together with their firme and constant resolution to adhere to his Excellency, against all dividers and opposers in the common cause of this nations peace and safety, and to suppresse all incendiaries, who do or shall endeavour to beget divisions within this kingdome. By the appointment of the said officers and souldiers, whose names are hereunto subscribed. Novemb. 9. 1647. Imprimatur, Gilb. Mabbot.
AuthorFairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron, 1612-1671., ; Hewson, John, d. 1662., ; England and Wales. Army..
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Edition1647
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Bibliographic informationThe humble remonstrance and desires of divers officers and souldiers in the Army, under command of Colon[e]l Hewson; presented to his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairfax, upon Thursday last. Novemb. 4. 1647. to be communicated to both Hou[s]es if [sic] Parliament assembled at Westminster. Wherein is declared, the great and dismall cloud now arising, together with their firme and constant resolution to adhere to his Excellency, against all dividers and opposers in the common cause of this nations peace and safety, and to suppresse all incendiaries, who do or shall endeavour to beget divisions within this kingdome. By the appointment of the said officers and souldiers, whose names are hereunto subscribed. Novemb. 9. 1647. Imprimatur, Gilb. Mabbot. Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron, 1612-1671., Hewson, John, d. 1662., England and Wales. Army.. [2], 3 [i.e. 6] p. Printed by J.C. for E. Horton, and are to be sold neere the Royall Exchange in Cornhill,London :1647.. (P. 6 misnumbered 3.) (Signed on A3v: John Hewson [and 38 others].) (A variant omits "under command of Colonel Hewson" in the title.) (Imperfect: print show-through.) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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