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what is mentioned in the said Resolve; I have caused a true State of my Debts to be transcribed, and annexed to this Paper, which will shew what they are, and how they were contracted.
As to that part of the Resolve whereby the Committee are to inform themselves how far I do acquiesce in the Government of this Commonwealth, as it is declared by this Parliament; I trust my past Carriage hitherto hath manifested my acquiescence in the will and disposition of God, and that I love and value the Peace of this Common-Wealth much above my own concernments; and I desire that by this a measure of my future deportment may be taken, which through the assistance of God shall be such as shall bear the same witness, having I hope in some degree learned rather to reverence and submit to the hand of God, than to be unquiet under it: And (as to the late Providences that have fallen out among us) however in respect of the particular Engagements that lay upon me, I could not be active in making a change in the Government of these Nations, yet through the goodness of God I can freely acquiesce in it being made, and do hold myself obliged, as (with other men) I expect Protection from the present Government, so to demean myself, with all peaceableness under it, and to procure to the
uttermost of my Power, that all in whom I have any interest do the same.
London, Printed by D. Marwell, 1659.”
Properly subjoined to the above Paper, may be given the following Proclamation from Authority; which, though containing facts very generally known, has some particulars of names and expressions, which are not usually given in our English histories. There are also some peculiarities of orthography.
By the King. A PROCLAMATION To summon the Persons therein named, who sate, gave Judgement, and assisted in that horrid and detestable Murder of His Majesties Royal Father of blessed memory, to appear and render themselves within Fourteen days, under pain of being excepted from Pardon.
CHARLES, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all Our loving Subjects of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Greeting. We taking notice, by the Information of qur Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament,
Parliament, of the most horrid and execrable Treason and Murder committed upon the Person, and against the Life, Crown, and Dignity of Our late Royal Father CHARLES the First, of blessed memory: And that John Lisle, William Say, Esquires, Sir Hardress Waller, Valentine Wauton, Edward Whalley Esquires, Sir John Bourchier, Knight, William Heveningham Esq; Issac Pennington Alderman of London, Henry Martin, John Barkstead, Gilbert Millington, Edmund Ludlow, John Hutchinson, Esquires, Sir Michael Livesay, Laronet, Robert Tichborne, Owen Roe, Robert Lilburn, Adrian Scroope, John Okey, John Hewson, William Goffe, Cornelius Holland, John Carew, Miles Corbet, Henry Smith, Thomas Wogan, Edmund Harvey, Thomas Scot, William Cawley, John Downes, Nicholas Love, Vincent Potter, Augustine Garland, John Dixwell, George Fleetwood, Simon Meyne, Jame Temple, Peter Temple, Daniel Blagrave, and Thomas Wayte, Esquires, being deeply guilty of that most detestable and bloody Treason, in sitting upon, and giving Judgment against the Life of our Royal Father; And also John Cooke, who was imployed therein as Sollictor, Andrew, Broughton and John Phelps, who were imployed under the said persons as Clerks, and Edward Dendy who attended them as Serjeant at Arms, have out of the sense of their own Guilt lately fled and obscured themselves, whereby they
cannot be apprehended and brought to a personal and legal Trial for their said Treasons according to Law. We do therefore, by the advice of Our said Lords and Commons, command, publish, and declare, by this Our proclamation, That all and every the persons before named shall within fourteen days next after the publishing of this Our Royal Proclamation, personally appear and render themselves to the Speaker or Speakers of Our House of Peers and Commons, or unto the Lord Mayor of our City of London, or to the Sheriffs of our respective Counties of England and Wales, under pain of being excepted from any Pardon or Indemnity both for their respective Lives and Estates: And that no Person or Persons shall presume to harbour or conceal any the persons aforesaid," under pain of Misprision of High Treason.
Given at our Court at Whitehall the sixth day of June 1660, in The Twelfth Year of Our Reign.
LONDON, Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the KINGS most excellent Majesty 1660."
From John Evelyn, Esq. to Sr. Hans Sloane.
IT seems reasonable to presume that this letter accompanied a Copy of his Discourse on Medals ancient and modern.
Sir Hans Sloane, Bart.
I no sooner send you this Book, with the Errata (of which I imediately gave an Account in the Philos. Transactions) but finding it too late to Recall what had been dispers'd; you will easily guesse, how sensibly I was Afflicted; not onely to see how the printer had Abus'd me (by leaving out many the most material Corrections) but how ill I was dealt. with by those, who in my Absence all the Sumer in Surry, many Miles from London) undertook to supervise, and repair my failings: I do not by this go about to Extenuate my Mistaks and Follys, (which are iñumerable) but to deplore my Rashnesse and presumption, in not consulting Mr. Charleton, and such other