The Kings Maiesties RESOLVTION CONCERNING YORK-SHIRE.

Together with many other Occurrences con­cerning His Royall Majestie and the High Sheriffe of that Countie.

Likewise Fearfull and Terrible Newes from Yorkshire, Cheshire, and all the Northern parts of England, concerning the great disturbances which were occasioned by many that rose up in a warlike manner in Yorkshire, May 19. 1642.

Also how they were resisted by the High Sheriffe of Yorkshire, having Order and Command from both Houses of Parliament, to suppresse all those that shall appeare in a Warlike manner in that Countie.

With an Information from York, concerning the Lord Seymer, the Lord Savill, and the Lord Rich, &c. And their Answer to the Parlia­ments Message.

LONDON, Printed for J. Horton. 1642. May 26

The Kings Maiesties Resolution concerning Yorke­shire.

Loving friend,

AFter my hearty Commendati­ons remembred unto you, and to your wife, I thought it ne­cessary to send you these Oc­currences, writing them with a sad and heavy heart, by rea­son that there is such a great dissention here in this our County, there is no talke now in these parts but Warres, as we are very fearfull that they will ensue very suddenly, for there is great preparations in this City, and wee dare not say to the contrary; His Royall Ma­jesty is Resolved to stay there as yet, and doth assure us that there shall be nothing [Page]done contrary to the will of this King­dome.

The great and manifold dangers which are like to ensue (Courteous and judicious Rea­der) are many for these two or three yeares, but I passe them, they have been a Hatching and are now almost come to a full ripenesse, as may appeare by this ensuing Relation.

Vpon this present moneth of May, there hath been many Feares and Jealousies entring into the hearts of true hearted Protestants in the Northerne parts of England, and especi­ally in the County of Yorkshire, and they are now fully entred, more is the pitty, we may all say, for they had some hopes that His Maiesty and the Honourable High Court of Parliament, would by degrees have assented one with the other, and have all joyn'd with one constancy of mind, for the future and publique good, of this Kingdome, but now in the Conclusion they are farre further off then they were at the beginning, and their inten­tions are more apparantly knowne to the World; For it is absolutely thought that a [Page]Civill Warre will suddainly insue, unless God of his great mercy stirre the intentions of many.

There were many assembled together in a warlike manner in the Countie of Yorkshire; but to what intent is not yet knowne, but at last each man departed to his owne home, yet this is for certain, that there is great pre­parations for warre made in this County and divers other adioyning Counties, but to what intent is not yet knowne, it strikes terrour to the hearts of all true Protestants, and maketh a great provision in this County, some of the Malignant party saying, that the world will never be good till there be some bloud of the Puritan shed, but the Lord of his mercy send us a suddaine prevention, that the blood thir­sty Papists may loose, and misse of their in­tended purposes.

There is in this Countie a great number of Papists, and likewise in many other Coun­tries adioyning to this, and it is thought that they are well provided and furnished with great store of Ammunition for Warre whose [Page]designe is to bring a civill Warre upon the face of this whole Kingdome, that while wee are in dissentions among our selves, a Forraigne Enemy may have the more advantage to worke their damnable and mischievous designes.

There was upon the two and twentie day of this Moneth, many that went to his Maie­sty, saying they would lay downe their Eves for the safety of his Maiesty, it is generally thought there will be suddenly Warres in this County of York, and all other places there­abouts, so J rest.

Your Loving Freind Edward Sanders.

Another passage of Note that happened in the County of Yorke betweene the high Sheriffe of the said County, and certaine men assembled in Armes

THe High Sheriffe of Yorkeshire, having Order and Command from both houses of Parliament, to suppresse all those that appeared in a warlike manner in those parts, and having intelligence that there were some that had put themselves into a posture of Warre, He commanded some certaine per­sons to make towards them with all speed, to certifie the Command he had from both Hou­ses of Parliament, to suppresse all those that appeared in a Warlike manner, they having heard what the Messengers had said, immedi­ately departed from them, and every man withdrew himselfe to his owne home.

An Information Rec [...] ­ved from Yorke [...] five of May 1642

VPon the nineteen day of this present moneth, 1642. the Honourable Hou­ses received Information from Yorke, that those Noble men sent for to attend the House, that went thither, without the H [...] ­ses consent, my Lord Savell, my Lord S [...] ­mer. and my Lord Rich, &c. had denyed to come; saying, that they were bound by the Oath of Allegiance to serve His Majestie.

IT is this day Ordered by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Magazines of the severall Counties [...] England and VVales, shall be forthwith put into the power of the Lord Lievtenants of the said Counties, respectively, (being such as the Parliament doth conside in for the Service and safety of His Maje­sty and the Kingdome.

Ordered by the Lords in Parliament, That this Order shall be Printed and Published.

Ioh. Browne, Cleric. Parl.

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