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421, I, 23

THE

HISTORY OF THE REBELLION

AND

CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND

BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641,

BY

EDWARD, EARL OF CLARENDON.

RE-EDITED FROM

A FRESH COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL MS. IN THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY,

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Feb. 3.

1. WHEN the treaty was first consented to by the two Houses, 1643 they ordered that it should be upon the first proposition made Feb. 28. by his majesty and the first proposition made by themselves, and that those should be first concluded on before they proceeded to treat upon any of the other propositions. So that the committee, in the first place, applied themselves to his majesty upon his own first proposition, which was,

2. “That his own revenue, magazines, towns, forts, and ships, which had been taken or kept from him by force, should be forth with restored to him.' 3. To which the committee angwered,

March 26. That the two Houses had made use of his majesty's own revenue but in a very small proportion, which in a good part had been employed in the maintenance of his children, according to the allowance established by himself. And the Houses would satisfy what should remain due to his majesty of those sums which they had received, and would leave the same to him for the time to come. And they desired likewise, that his majesty would restore what had been taken for his use upon any of the bills assigned to other purposes by several Acts of Parliament, or out of the provision made for the war of Ireland. That all the arms and ammunition taken out of his magazines should be delivered into his stores, and whatsoever should be wanting they would supply in kind, according to the proportions they had received: but they proposed, the persons to whose charge those public magazines should be committed, being nominated by his majesty, might be such as the two Houses of Parliament might confide in, and that his majesty would restore all such arms and ammunition as had been taken for his use from the several counties, cities, and towns.

4. “That the two Houses would remove the garrisons out of all towns March 27. and forts in their hands wherein there were no garrisons before these troubles, and slight all fortifications made since that time, and those towns

[Hist., p. 427. Dated, “Jarsy, Cast. Elizab., 18 Sber, 1647.]

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