A COPIE OF THE ARTICLES Agreed upon at the surrender of the City of BRISTOL▪ Betweene Colonell Nathaniel Fien­nes, Governour of the said City, on the one Party, and Colonell Charles Gerrard, and Cap­taine William Teringham, for, and on the behalfe of Prince Rupert, on the other party, the 26. of Iuly, 1643.

With a Letter hereunto added, in which this Copie of Articles was Inclosed: wherein is mani­fested how well those perfidious Cavaliers have kept the said Articles▪ and may serve as a warning to the whole Kingdome, how to trust againe the Faith of such CAVALIERS.

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LONDON Printed for Henry Overton in Popes-head Alley.

ARTICLES AGREED ON, AT THE CITY OF BRISTOLL, Between Colonell Nathaniel Fiennes, Governour of the said City, on the one party, and Collonel Charles Gerard, and Captain William Teringham, for, and on the behalf of Prince Rupert, on the other party, the 26. of Iuly, 1643.

THat the Governour Nathaniel Fi­ennes, together with all the Officers both of Horse and Foot, now within and about this City of Bristoll, Ca­stle & Forts, may march out to mor­row morning by 9. of the clock, with their full Arms, [Page 4] Horses, bagge and baggage, provided it be their owne goods; and that the Common Foot Souldiers March out without Armes, and the Troopers with their Horses and Swords, leaving their other Arms behind them, with a safe Convoy to Warmister, and after not to be molested in their March by any of the Kings Forces, for the space of three dayes.

2. That there may be Carriages allowed and provided, to carry away their Bagge and Baggage, and sicke and hurt Souldiers.

3. That the Kings Forces march not into the Towne, till the Parliament Forces are marched out, which is at 9. of the clock.

4. That all Prisoners in the Cite be delivered up, and that Captain Eyres, and Captaine Gookin, who were taken at the Devises, be released.

5. Th [...]t Sir Iohn Homer, Sir Iohn Seymoure, Mr, Edward Steevens, and all other Knights, Gen­tlemen, Citizens, and other persons, that are now in the City, may if they please, with their Goods, Wives and Families, Horses, Bagge and Ba [...]gage, have free Liberty to returne to their owne homes, or else where, and there to rest in safety, or ride and [Page 5] travell with the Governour and Forces; and such of them and their Families as shall be left behind, by reason of sicknesse or other cause, may have liber­ty, so soon as they can conveniently, to depart this Towne with safety, provided that all the Gentle­men and other persons, shall have three dayes li­berty to reside here, or depart with their goods, which they please.

6. That all the Inhabitants of this City, shall be secured in their Persons, Families and Estates, free from plundering, and all other violence or wrong whatsover.

7. That the Charters and Liberties of this City, may be preserved, and that the antient Government therof, and present Governours and Officers may remaine and continue in their former condition, according to his Majesties Charters and pleasure.

8. That for av [...]yding inconveniencies and di­str [...]ctions, the Quartering of Souldiers be referred or left to the Ma [...]or and Governour of the same City for the time being.

[Page 6] 9. That all such as have carryed any goods into the Castle, may have free liberty to carry the same forth.

10. That the Forces that are to March out, are to leave behind them all Cannon and Ammunition, with their Colours, and such Armes as is before expressed.

A Copie of a Letter sent from Bristoll.


SInce my last unto you by the Post, and the post hitherward intercepted by the enemie, the case is changed; for on Thursday last wee rendred the Citie of Bristoll, as by the Articles here inclosed you may perceive, but what faith hath beene kept there after, let the robberies and spoyles of every particular person declare; amongst which, I praise God, I am escaped with my life to the towne of Southampton, with my sonne Iohn; but before I could come forth of the gates of the City of Bristol, I was deprived of my money, plate, and baggage from behind my servants, who were throwne off their horses, and the same cut off their backes, and utterly lost, and themselves and their horses in like condition, for ought I know, and onely wee our selves, with some other gentlemen, escaped hither with our lives on Friday night last; and on Satur­day came in also the late Governour of Bristoll, [Page 8] Col. Fiennes, and his brother, with the remainder of the whole soulderie, who were served with the like sauce, such is the faith held with the present Victors. My wife and family in all this time not knowing whether we are alive, or where we are; nor know wee which way to send home, in regard all the Wayes are full of the enemies sorces, unlesse the Carryer of Wells hold his course from London thither, which if hee doth, I pray let your man Jonathan by that Carrier, present his mother with a line or two of our safetie in this place and still beseech you, though our fortunes be altered, to shew your good affection to Ionathan and Io­seph, with my best respects to my loving Gossip and your selfe, remaine

Your faithfull friend and servaut, I. P.

Pray let your man Ionathan write out two or three copies of this inclosed, and deliver one of them to my son Chillingworth, with my love to him and my daughter; a second to Mr Shephead, with my commendations, in hope to see him and you all, with what speed wee may, which should be very speedily, did not the Kings horse lye in our way to London; and a third to Mr. Peter Va [...] ­depu [...]t, my commendations also to him and his wife, &c.


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