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A REMONSTRANCE Of the preſent State of things in and about the City, and Parliament, ſince the King and Queenes departure to Hampton Court. Wherein is contained,

  • 1. The Examination of his Majeſties Attourney Generall by the Houſe of Commons, about the Articles againſt the 6 Parliament men, with his Anſwer to every particular.
  • 2. How 2 boats laden with great ſaddles to be carried down to Kingſton, were ſtaid, and thoſe that ſhould have tranſported them, examined by the Parliament.
  • 3. A letter of dangerous conſequence, directed to Colo­nell Lunsford, and found ſcattered at Pauls,
  • 4. Seven Articles of high Treaſon againſt the ſaid Colo­nell Lunsford.
  • 5. An Order of both Houſes for the ſpeedy Apprehenſion of the Lord Digby, and Colonell Lunsford, for raiſing armes at Kingſton, to the great terror and affright of his Maieſties good ſubiects.
  • 6. The diſcovery of a Helliſh gun-powder plot in Ireland, laid by the Papiſts, to blow up the Proteſtant Army, at their firſt Arrivall: found out by Captaine Morton, who with 200 of the Proteſtants, went into a ſuspected Vault, fetcht out great ſtore of powder, and tooke away much armes and mu­nition.

Laſtly, the advice ſent from his Maieſties Commiſſioners, in Scotland, to both the Honourable Houſes of Parliament, in England, Ianuary 15. 1642. for compoſing the preſent dif­ferencies and diſtractions in this Kingdome. Likewiſe that Colonel Lunsford was taken at Sr. Iohn Thorowgoods, at Bi­ſingbere, nere Windſor. in the County of Barkſhire.

Publiſhed, this 18. of Ianuary. 1641.

London Printed for Iohn YYright.

The examination of his Maieſties Atturney Generall by the Houſe of Commons.

1. WHether he contrived, framed or adviſed the Articles exhibited in the Houſe of Lords, againſt the Lord Kim­bleton, and Mr. Hollis, Sir Arthur Haſterig Mr. Pym, Mr. Hamden, and Mr. Stroud, or whether he knew or had heard who did con­trive, frame, or adviſe the ſame. To which he anſwered, That he did none of theſe three, and if he was proved ſo to doe, he would be contented to die for it.

2. Whether he knew the truth of thoſe Articles; To which he anſwered, That he knew nothing but what was ſaid to him by his Maſter the King.

3. Whether he will make them good when he ſhall be called thereto? To which he anſwered, He was no way able to make them good, further then his ſaid Maſter ſhould enable him.

4. From whome he had received them, or by whoſe advice he did exhibit them. To which he anſwered, That from his Maſters hands he received them: and by his command did exhibit them.

5. What proofe and teſtimony he had to maintaine thoſe Ar­ticles; To which he anſwered, To which he anſwered, That he received the Command from his Maſter, and had no other profe or teſtimony but ſuch as his Maſter ſhould enable him with, And being preſſed to deale clearely, what teſtimony that was, He ſaid he was of his Majeſties Councell and therefore deſired further time to conſider what further anſwer to make.

On Wedneſdy the 12 of Ianuary, upon the report of the great Hurly-Burly, raiſed ar Kingſtone, by Colonel Lunsford, and the Lord George Digby, who with 300 Troopers, and di­verſe other deſperate and ſuſpitious perſons, appearing in arms much affrighted the Countrey People thereabout, and bred great feares in the City.

There were warrants granted out to the Sergeant, to ſtay two Boats laden with great ſaddles, to bee carried downe to King­ſtone, and to bring them that tranſported them to be examined which was accordidgly performed.

A Letter of Conſequence, directed to Colonell Lunsford, ſcattered in S. Pauls, and ſince come to publique view.

Renowned Sir,

WEe are generally ioyfull beyond expreſſion, to heare of the Honour his Maieſty hath bin pleaſed to confer up­on your ſo well deſerving ſelfe, though wee confeſſe wee are no leſſe ſorrowfull for the unexpected commotion of that ungo­verned Commonalty, which have bin the occaſion of ſuppreſ­ſing your power,, and loſing that Prerogative and place of ho­nour of being Lieutenant of the Tower we make no queſtion but the luſtre of Knighthood which his Maieſty hath bin plea­ſed to tranſplant ſince upon you, will be a meanes to ſtrengthen your Authority, to the asſiſting of our poore Brethren there with you, of which we ſhall be vigilant to imploy our furthe­rance in whatſoever you ſhall be pleaſed to put in practice for their reliefe; and eſtabliſhing the ſupremacy of the church of Rome. Privacy will likewiſe be expedient, and a ſpeciall care ought to be had in electing ſuch as you may impoſe truſt in; you know our enemies, therefore I need not ſpecifie them, as for our friends, we have a faulkon, and pepper is very deare to us (you underſtand me) you may draw together ſome forces of our friends, under pretence againſt us: make your ſelfe as ſtrong as you may, as for the charges we will be correſpondent in defraying of them: if any ſcurrilous ſpirits ſhould ſcanda­lize you, and endeavour to defame your perſon, with oppro­bious ſpeeches, or a ſuſpition of ſome illegal intents, you may ſoone helpe that, for you are not without thoſe on your ſide who are of ſufficient ability to reſiſt a meane power, as for what ſhall be wanting in you, ſhall be made good by our endea­vours, and what you begin we will end.

As for the preſent, we have beene lately ſcattered by reaſon of a ſudden approach of the Scots upon us, ſo that we loſt ſome of our Officers, and ſome thouſand ſouldiers. Captaine Denis Carley dyed valorouſly, and Captaine Thurlougking, with Lieu­tenant Matchet, whoſe names with us ſhall be eternized, who thoſe rather to dye valiantly in the defence of the Church of Rome, then to yeeld themſelves priſoners to the Heretcke Scots; I will ceaſe to ſpeake further of them, whom we daily lament: We are gathering up our ſcattered forces, and make no queſtion but to be of ability to give them battell ſpeedily, our eyes are up­on you in behalfe of our brethren, we know there is no want of valour, power, wiſedom, aſſiſtance, or whatſoever may be availe­able for the deſigne in you or your friends: be valiant for the truth then: in ſo doing, you ſhall joy us, deliver our brethren, and prove your ſelfe an everlaſting, reall, and conſtant friend to the Church of Rome.

G. Sartwell, Redmond, your friends, E. T. VV. S. M. O. joyne.

Die Jovis 13. Januarii. 1641.

WHereas information hath beene given to the Parliament, that the Lord Digby (ſon to the Earle of Briſtol) and Colonel Lunsford, with others, have gathered Troopes of Horſe, and have appea­red in a warlike manner at Kingſtone upon Thames in the County of Surrey, (where the Magazine of Armes for that part of the County lyes) to the terrour and affright of his Majeſties good Subjects, and di­sturbance of the publike weale of the Kingdome.

It is this day ordered by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, that the Sheriffes of the ſeverall Counties of England and Wales, calling to their aſſistance the Iustices of the Peace, and the trained Bands of thoſe ſeverall Counties (or ſo many of them as ſhall be neceſſary for the ſervice) ſhall ſuppreſſe all unlawfull Aſſemblies gathered together to the diſturbance of the publike peace of the Kingdome in their ſeverall Coun­ties reſpectivelye and that they take care to ſcoure the ſaid Counties, and all the Magazines in them.

The manner how the Gun-powder Plot in Ireland was layd.

THe Rebels in Ireland, for bringing their bloody and Helliſh deſignes to perfection, had provided Shovels, Spades, pick­acks, and many other inſtruments for the ſaid bloody deſigne and about the number of 400. ſouldiers, and there with all ſpethey ſet them to work, which was to undermin the ground for thſpace of two miles, and layd there great ſtore of Gunpowder and ſo by that meanes to blow up the aforenamed Lords in their marching over: this being done, the Rebels intended to march a­gainſt the City of Dublin, and to deſtroy it by wild-fire: bthey were prevented, and their helliſh deſignes diſcovered by a miraculous meanes.

The manner how this Plot was diſcovered.

COlonell Morton marching before the proteſtant Army, and the two other Lords bringing on their forces with puiſſant courage, they being come within the ſpace of ſix miles of Dub­lin, Colonel Morton feeling the ground quiver under his feet, iſeeming like dry ground, cauſed the Army to ſtand, and ſaid, that he feared that there was treachery intended againſt them, be therefore immediately tooke one of their ſtrongeſt pikes, and thruſt it into the ground, to ſee whether it were hollow or not, the pike running in with ſuch great force, and he laying no ſtrength to it, immediately cauſed ſome of his ſouldiers to dig to ſee what Plot there was intended againſt them, and digging a yard deepe, they eſpyed a vault, and great ſtore of Gunpowder, whereupon the aforeſaid Colonel cauſed them to retreat backe, fearing that they had come too far, but not knowing how to diſ­cover the ſame: unleſſe that ſome man would venture his iife to goe in: where preſently a young man ſtept forth, and ſpake to them as followeth. Noble Captaine, to doe you and my Coun­try good, I will venture my life to find out this helliſh plot, then they let him downe, who preſently eſpyed ſix men, they immedi­ately queſtioning of him, he anſwered that he came from Gene­rall Negle, chiefe Generall for Rebels, to helpe them in their good enterpriſe, who being thereabout the ſpace of two dayes, they reſolved that onely one of them ſhould tarry to bring this to paſſe, which was to give fire to the Gunpowder, for to blow up the Proteſtant Army, the reſt ſhould goe forth, and retyre backe to the Rebels: therefore they concluded together to dracuts which of them ſhould tarry, which as the Lord would have it, it fell to his lot: and they being gone, he ſeeing the place which they came out at, came preſently to the ſaid place, and o­pened the doore, which was of wood, and covered with turfe, in ſuch a manner, that no man could perceive whether there were a­ny doore or not: and comming forth, he related to Captaine Morton how it was. Who preſently ſet a ſtrong guard about the ſaid vault, and then 2000. of the Proteſtants went in, and fetch­ed all the powder out, and great ſtore of Ammunition they have alſo taken.

Advice ſent from his Majeſties Commiſſioners in Scotland, to both Houſes of Parliament, January 15. 1642.

OUr Treaty concerning the Iriſh affaires, being ſo often interrupted by the emergent diſtractions, gives us occaſi­on earneſtly to deſire your Lordſhips, and theſe Noble Gen­tlemen of the Houſe of Commons; for to preſent to the Ho­nourable Houſes of Parliament.

That we having taken into conſideration, the manifold Ob­ligations of the Kingdome of Scotland to our Native Gracious Soveraigne, his perſon and Government, conſidered and mul­tiplied to the great and reſent favours beſtowed by his Majeſtie on that Kingdome, at his laſt being there; and ſetling the trou­bles thereof; and conſidering the mutuall intereſt of the King­domes, in the welfare and proſperrty of each other, acknow­ledged, and eſtabliſhed in the late Treaty, and finding our ſelues warranted and oblieged by all meanes to labour to keepe a right underſtanding betwixt the Kings Majeſtie and his people, to confirme that Brotherly affecton began betwixt the two Nations, to advance their Unity, by all ſuch wayes as may tend to the glo­ry of God, and Peace of the Church and State of both King­domes, to tender thanks to the Parliament of England, for their aſſiſtance given to the Kingdome of Scotland, in ſetling the late troubles thereof wherein, next to the Providence of God, and the Kings Majeſtie Juſtice and goodneſſe they do acknowledge, themſelves moſt beholding to the mediation, and Brotherly kindneſſe of the Kingdome of England, and likewiſe to proffer〈1 page duplicate〉〈1 page duplicate〉our ſervice for removing all Iealouſies and miſtakings which may ariſe betwixt the Kings Majeſtie, and his Kingdome, and our beſt endeavours for the eſtabliſhment of the affaires, and quiet of the ſame.

We doe therefore in name of the Parliament and Kingdome oScotland acknowledge our ſelves, next to the providence of God, and in his Majeſties juſtice and goodneſſe moſt beholding to the meditation and Brotherly kindneſſe of the Kingdome of Eng­land in many reſpect, and Eſpecially in Condeſcending to the Kings Majeſties downe comming to Scotland in the middeſt of their great affaires whereof we have taſted the ſweet and comfor­table fruits, and doe heartily wiſh the like happineſſe to this Kingdome

And as we are hearty ſorry to finde our hopes thereof defer­red, by the preſent diſtractions daily growing heare to greater height, And out of the ſenſe thereof, have taken the boldneſſe to ſend our humble and faithfull advice to the Kings moſt Excellent Majeſtie for the remeding of the ſame, to the juſt ſatisfaction of his people; So out of our duty to his Majeſtie and to teſtifie our brotherly affection to this Kingdome, and acquit our ſelves of the truſt impoſed upon us.

We doe moſt earneſtly beſeech the Honourable Houſes in the Depth of their wiſdome, to think timouſly upon the faireſt and fitteſt wayes of Compoſing all preſent difference; To the glory of God, the good of the Church, and State of both King­domes, and to his Majeſties honour and Contentment wherein if our faithfull endeavours may be any wayes uſefull, we ſhall be moſt ready at all occaſions to contribute the ſame.

Ia. Primroſe.

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TextA remonstrance of the present state of things in and about the City, and Parliament, since the King and Queenes departure to Hampton Conrt [sic]. Wherein is contained, 1. The examination of His Majesties attourney generall by the House of Commons, ... 2. How 2 boats laden with great saddles to be carried down to Kingston, were staid, ... 3. A letter of dangerous consequence, directed to Colonell Lunsford, ... 4. Seven articles of high treason against the said Colonell Lunsford. 5. An order of both Houses for the speedy apprehension of the Lord Digby, and Colonell Lunsford, ... 6. The discovery of a hellish gun-powder plot in Ireland, ... Lastly the advice sent from His Maiesties commissioners, in Scotland, to both the Honourable Houses of Parliament, in England, Ianuary 15. 1642. ... Likewise that Colonel Lunsford was taken at Sr. Iohn Thorowgoods, ... Published, this 18. of Ianuary. 1641.
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Bibliographic informationA remonstrance of the present state of things in and about the City, and Parliament, since the King and Queenes departure to Hampton Conrt [sic]. Wherein is contained, 1. The examination of His Majesties attourney generall by the House of Commons, ... 2. How 2 boats laden with great saddles to be carried down to Kingston, were staid, ... 3. A letter of dangerous consequence, directed to Colonell Lunsford, ... 4. Seven articles of high treason against the said Colonell Lunsford. 5. An order of both Houses for the speedy apprehension of the Lord Digby, and Colonell Lunsford, ... 6. The discovery of a hellish gun-powder plot in Ireland, ... Lastly the advice sent from His Maiesties commissioners, in Scotland, to both the Honourable Houses of Parliament, in England, Ianuary 15. 1642. ... Likewise that Colonel Lunsford was taken at Sr. Iohn Thorowgoods, ... Published, this 18. of Ianuary. 1641. [8] p. Printed for Iohn YYright,London :[1642]. (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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