THe Lords and Commons in Parliament doe declare, That it is against the Lawes and Li­berties of the Kingdome, that any of the Sub [...]ects thereof, should be commanded by the King to attend him at his pleasure, but such as are bound thereto by speciall Service; and that whosoever upon pretence of his Majesties command shal take Armes, and gather to­gether with others in a warlike manner, to the terror of the Kings People, shall be estee­med disturbers of the publicke peace, and to doe that which may introduce a president of very dangerous consequence for the future, and produce most mischievous effects for the present, consi­dering the great distempers of the Kingdome, and what pernitious Councellors and lncendiaries, are now about the King, and how desperate and ill affected divers persons attending upon his Majesty, have shewed themselves to the Parliament, and to his other good Sub [...]ects, threatning and reproaching them publickly, even in his Majesties presence, and for preventing and avoiding such great mischiefes as may thereupon ensue.

It is Ordered and Ordained by both Houses of Parliament, That if the Trained bands, or any other his Majesties Subjects, shall upon pretence of any such command be drawne together, and put into a po­sture of Warre, the Sheriffe of that County where there shall be such raising, or drawing together of armed men; Doe forthwith raise the power of the County to suppresse them, and to keepe his Majesties peace ac­cording to the Law. And that the Lord Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices of the Peace, and all o­ther his Maiesties Subiects, be aiding and assisting to the severall and respective Sheriffs in performance hereof, as they will answer the contray at their perill.

Hen Elsing▪ Cler. Par. D. Com.

His Majesties Letter to the Gentry of York-shire, May 16. 1642.

To our right trusty and well beloved the Gentry of York and others of this our County of Yorke, whom it doth or may concerne.

WEE have with great contentment considered your dutifull and affectionate answer to our proposition concer­ning the unsufferable affront which we receiued at Hull: Wee have not been deceived in that confidence we have had in your affection, Wherefore we desire you to assure the rest of your Countrey-men, wh [...] through negligence were omitted to be summoned: that Wee shall never abuse your love by any power wherewith God shall enable us to the least violation of the least of your liberties, or the d [...]minution of those immunities which we have granted you this P [...]rliament, though they be beyond the Acts of most (if not all) on Predecessors; being resol­ved with a constant and firme resolution to have the Law of this Land duly observed, and shall endeavour onely so to preserve our just Royall Rights, as may enable us to protect our Kingdome and People, according to the ancient honours of the Kings of ENGLAND, and according to the trust which by the Law of God and this Land, is put into the Crowne, being suffici­ently warned by the last affront at Hull, not to transferre the same out of our power; concerning which affront we will take some time to advise, which way we may imploy your affections. In the meane time we shall take it well from all such as shall perso­nally attend us, so followed and provided, as they shall thinke fit for the better safety of our person, because we know not what sudden violence or affront may be offered unto us, having lately received such an actuall testimony of rebellious intentions, as Sir Iohn Hotham hath expressed at Hull. Being thus secured by your affections and assistance, we promise you our protection a­gainst any contrary power whatsoever. And that you shall not be molested for your humble and modest Petition, as of late you have been threatned.

WHereas the Lords in Parliament, have this day been Informed, That the King is resolved to adjourn the next Term from Westminster to York; Vpon which, The Lords sent a Committee to the Lord Keeper of the great Seal of England▪ to know of him, whether he had received any Command touching the same, who acquainted the said Committee, tha [...] he had received command from his Majesty, to issue Proclam [...]tions, and Writs, to that purpose. Whereupon, this House taking tbe said matter into consideration, hath voted: That the Kings removall of the Term to York, from Westminster, sitting this Parliament, is illegall.

And hath further Ordered, That the said Lord Keeper shall not issue out any Writs, or Seal any Proclamation▪ for adjourning the said next Term from Westminster to Yorke, as aforesaid.

Ioh. Brown Cler. Parliamentorum.

Imprinted at London for W. G. May the 20. 1642.

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