NEW PROPOSITION Propounded to the City of LONDON By the LORDS and COMMONS, Concerning the raising speedy Ayd for the reliefe of HVLL.

VVhereunto is annexed the Par­liaments Resolution concerning Sir JOHN HOTHAM, and all those that are faithfull to the Commands of the PARLIAMENT.

Ordered that this be Printed, and pub­lished.

John Browne, Cler. Parl.

Whereunto is annexed, His MAIESTIES Declaration to the Parliament concerning Peace or Warre with Hull.

LONDON, Printed by T. F. for F. S. July, 15. 1642.


New PROPOSITIONS propounded to the City of London.

HIs Majesty having an intent to besiege Sir John Hotham, a Member of the House of Com­mons, and by their appoint­ment Governor of his Maje­sties Towne of Hull, and to that end ha­ving summoned all the Gentlemen Freehol­ders and others that had underwrit for Horse for His Majesties service, giving them com­mand to march towards Hull, there to at­tend His Majesties further pleasure.

Sir Iohn Hotham having intelligence of his Majesties intention, thought it neces­sary to use the best prevention that he could to secure the Towne from being ta­ken, [Page 2] knowing how disadvantagious the losse thereof would prove to the procee­dings of Parliament, and the Peace of the Kingdome, and that hee might al­together be left destitute of meanes to pro­secute his Service begun, hee sent out a a party of his men, with command that they should fetch in all the Cattell and Sheepe, that they could find within foure Miles of the said Towne, which being ac­cordingly performed, he gave order that the sluces should be drawne up, and that they should drowne the Medowes 3. miles round, to prevent the Kings Forces of mar­ching too neare, he being not able to vie for the present with so great a power.

His Majesty having received intelligence of what Sir John Hotham had done, drew his Forces to Beverley, and from thence surrounded them at foure Miles distance, stopping all passages either to or from Hull withall cutting of all meanes of reliefe ei­ther by Sea or Land, taking away the Springs of fresh water, by that meanes to starve [Page 3] them up, neverthelesse Sir Iohn Hotham sent private intelligence to the Parliament, cer­tifying what hee had done, and in what estate himselfe and the Towne was, which the Lords and Commons taking into con­sideration, thought it necessary to declare their resolution to the world, as followes.

Whereas Sir John Hotham hath been for­ced for the prevention of the sudden sur­prisall and destruction of the Town of Hull, to let in some Tydes from Humber, upon the grounds adjoyning to the said Towne.

They have therefore promised and assu­red all persons whatsoever that are owners or Farmers of the said grounds, which are impayred by this overflowing of the Water, full and ample satisfaction for any losse they shall sustaine.

Likewise, they doe promise to second and save harmelesse all such persons as shall ei­ther by Sea or Land furnish them with any provision of Victuall, Beere, or any other thing, and also make good payment for [Page 4] the same, also that all persons of the said Towne, as stand well affected to the service and stand close in their fidelity and assistance to the Governour thereof, they doe here­by assure them that they are resolved that they shall receive encouragement and pro­tection from them, answerable to such a service.

Likewise, they for the speedy reliefe of the said Towne have used their utmost en­deavour to raise supplyes of men and Arms, as may appeare by their Propositions to the City of London.

1. That the Propositions should be ten­dered to the Common Councell of London, that they would consider of a way, for the speedy raising of 10000 men within the City.

2. That the said men should be forth with listed to Officers, trained and entered into pay.

3. That they shall march into any part of this Kingdome by the direction and Au­thority of Parliament.

[Page 5] 4. That if the Citizens of London shall find any Armes towards the setting forth of these men, if any Armes be lost or spoyled, they shall be made good unto them.

5. That seeing there is such preparation with the King in the North, they desire that these Propositions may be put in exe­cution withfn foure dayes.

His Maiesties Message to the Par­liament, of the eleventh of July.

BY Our former Declarations, and this Our Proclamation (which We heerewith send you) you and all Our good Subjects may see the just grounds of our present lourney towards Our Towne of Hull. Before Wee shall use force to reduce that place to its due Obedience, Wee have thought fit once more to require you, that it may be forth­with delivered up to us, (the businesse being of that nature that it can admit no [Page 6] delay) Wherein if you shall conforme your selves, we shall then be willing to admit such addresses from you, and returne such Propositions to you, as may be proper to settle the Peace of this Kingdome, and com­pose the present distractions. Doe your du­tie herein, and be assured from Us in the word of a King, that nothing shall be wan­ting on Our part that may prevent the Ca­lamities which threaten this Nation, and may render Our People truly happy. If this our gracious Message shall be declined, GOD and all good men judge betwixt Us. We shall expect to receive satisfaction here­in by your Answers to be presented to Us at Beverley upon Friday being the fifteenth day of this present Iuly, 1642.


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