JOYFULL NEVVES FROM THE KINGS MAJESTY. AND The PRINCE of WALES, TO All loyall Subjects within the Realm of England, and Principality of VVales. With His Majesties De­sires and Proposals to both Houses, concer­ning all His liege People whatsoever.
Signed, CHARLES R.

Colonell Hammonds Letter to the Parliament concer­ning His Majesties Royal Person. And the Procee­dings of the prince at Sea, his sayling towards the North, and His Design touching the Earl of VVarwick.

Likewise, the proceedings of Lieut. Gen. Cromwel, and Gen. Monro in the North, and Monroes Decla­raaion to his Army.

September 4. Printed for G. VV. 1648.

THE DESIRES OF The Kings most Excellent Maiesty to both Houses of Parliament, concerning all his looall and faithfull subiects within these his distracted Realms and Dominions.

My Lord, and Mr. Speaker,

I Have received your Letter of the 25 of this month with the Votes that you sent me, which though they are not so full as I could have wished for the perfecting of a Treaty, yet because I conceive by what you have done that I am in some measure fit to begin one; such is my uneessant and earnest desire to give a peace to these my now diftracted Dominions, as I accept the Treaty and therefore desire that such five

Lords and ten Commons as my two Houses shall appoint, be speedily sent, fully authorized and instru­cted to treat with me, not doubting by what is now wanting, wil at our meeting upon debate be fully sup­plied, not only to the furtherance of this Treaty, but also to the consummation of a safe and well-grounded peace.

So I rest your good friend, CHARLES R.
For the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers, pro tempore, and William Lenthall Esq Speaker of the House of Commons.

I desire in order to one of your votes, that ye would send me a free passe for Mr. Parsons, one of the Groomes of my Presence Chamber to go into Scotland, and that ye would immediatly send him to me to receive dispatch thither ac­cordingly.

The Right Honorable the House of Peers having re­ceived the said Letter, communicated the same to the Commons, who after receipt thereof, ordered to de­bate it, and no doubt but there will be a happy con­currence and compliance between his Majesty and both Houses, to the great joy and comfort of all his liege people, and the flourishing of his distracted Realms and Dominions.

Another Letter were read in both Houses from col. Hammond Governour of the Isle of Wight; wherein [Page 3] he declares his desires to the Lords and Commons to be freed of his employment, and that the service as formerly be by Commissioners. The Lords read both these letters, but did not proceed thereupon.

Joyfull Newes from the Prince.

Honoured Sir,

BY a messenger from Deal we are advertized, that His Highnesse the Prince of VVales having called a generall Councell aboard the Reformation, took into consideration their present proceedings at Sea for the advancement of his Fathers Cause, and conceiving it more necessary to draw off the Navy from the Downs, gave command to Vice-Admiral Batten to send Orders to every Captain throughout the Navy, to weigh Anchor, which accordingly they did, and are now sayled towards the North with the whole Fleet; but some conjecture that it is only done in policy to invite the Earl of VVarwick to Sea, who we hear will suddenly be there, and in all probability may become master thereof, having a gallant Fleet consisting of sixteen sayl of lusty ships, the St. George being Admi­rall, carrying fifty pieces of Ordinance, and wel man'd, as also the rest.

Our Country Royalists are now frustrated in their Design, who stuck not to say, That if ever the Prince landed, they would rise as one man for him, and cut the throats of the Parliaments souldiers; but finding their Design not to take effect, and hearing of the Princes draw­ing off from the Downs, begins to be more moderate, and recals their former speeches.

The Copy of a Letter from the City of York, declaring the proceedings of Major Generall Monro, and Lieutenant Generall Cromwel.

Noble Sir,

YEsterday wee received intelligence from Scar­brough, that Colonell Bointon sallied out of the Castle with a considerable party of horse and foot, & thought to have surprized our Cuards, but through the vigilancy of the Centinels they were discovered, who fired, and allarm'd the Guards, whereupon they retreated into the Castle without any further action. But this morning about three of the clock they gave us another visit, Capt. Dorbore who had command of the Guard drew out his men, charged them, and after some dispute, worsted the Enemy, put them to a disor­derly retreat, killed seven, and took four prisoners, with the loss of two men.

Sir, I have sent you here inclosed a copy of a Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwels Army, which fol­loweth in these words.

Endeared fir, We have had a long and wearied march, our souldiery tyred, and our horses much gal­led, yet full of courage and gallantry, to fight the ene­my, and to try the spirits of the Irish Invaders, which will suddenly be effected, being neer an ingagement with Monro.

[Page 5] Other Letters from the North say.

We expect a sudden engagement between the two Armies, born being resolved to fight, the Scots Army is said to be about 6000. Monro commanding in chief, being resolved to fight, and saith, That hee will shew Cromwell School play.

Indeed hee hath four thousand resolute old soldiers, which he brought out of Ireland with him, who hath been a long time exercized and trained in the Disci­pline of War.

But notwithstanding all which, our men feares them not, as appears by the fore-going action, who disputed the ground at great odds and disadvantage, and made good their retreat with little losse.

The Lieutenant Generals Army consists of about five thousand, all armed, and well disciplin'd, the coun­try rising for him wheresoever he commeth, and assi­sting him with all necessaries whatsoever.

But Generall Monro to gain the affections of the Country People, hath made Proclamation at the head of each Regiment, and set forth a Declaration to the Inhabitants, intimating,

That any souldier whatsoever that shall use any vio­lence or injury to any of the Inhabitants, or plunder, or take away any goods whatsoever, to the value of two pence under any pretence, shall immediatly be tryed by Marshal Law, and die for it.

We hear that Monro hath sent a message to the king­dom of Scotland, desiring, That some additionall forces may be forthwith raised and sent unto him, and that care be taken for provisions and other necessaries for mainte­nance of the Army,

[Page 6] The two Castles of Scarbrough and Pontefract holds out still, and are very resolute and obstinate, slighting the Lieutenant Generals Summons.

It is said that some of Lieutenant General Cromwels horse have lately beaten up the Scots out-quarters in Westmerland, and have taken divers prisoners, putting many of the Irish to the sword, the two Bodies ad­vance, and are neer an ingagement, Monro being resol­ved to fight, so is the Lieutenant Generall, both parties proceed forward, and a field is suddenly expected, po­licy is the chief Engine which the two Generals make use of, who are exceeding vigilant, in relation to an in­gagement, knowing it to be a busines of great conse­quence, and much looked upon by both kingdoms.


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