Being a true Relation of all the severall Occurrences there this last weeke.

Wherein is expressed, How His Majesty hath put seventeene Iustices out of Commission, and sent out War­rants for the Gentry of Yorkeshire to bring in many Horse, or money to provide Horse, for three moneths. With other remarkable things.


I Am sorry to heare of such preparations both here and with you; divers of our Iustices of Peace of this County, are put out of Com­mission, viz. At the Committee late at Yorke, Sir Thomas Fairefax, Sir William Fairefax, M. Marword, M. Stockdale, and others to the number of seventeene or eighteene, they are moderate men, you may guesse the cause; the Sheriffe is to send out Warrants to call all the Gentry to Yorke on thursday next, to know what Horse every one will offer to his Majesty for service for three moneths; or money, if Gentle­men be not provided of Horse and Armes; That proposition is thus, that for every Horse Gentlemen are willing to provide, they may, if they will, send in Money and no Horse, after the rate of 2 s. 6 d. per diem for three moneths, which if I be not mistaken in the accounting is 10l. 10s. per Horse, divers Esquires send in six, some ten; the County standeth now at gaze wondring what may happen; the King and Parliament (as I may without offence say) speake both one language, all in words pretend the Kings Prero­gative, the Priviledge of Parliament, the true Protestant religion, the Peace, the liberty & propriety of the subject, the Laws of the Land, &c. What better harmony if actions be suteable? surely the finger of God is in it for some great judgement due unto us, which if he will have to be, his will be done, and fit us for such times before they come. Captaine Duncombe is made Knight and Baronet, and on Wednesday last being Fast-day he feasted the Souldiers, who were so valiant that they would needs be billetted at M. Alderman Hoyles, and at M. Winters, who offered great abuse, insomuch that M. Dic­kinson sonne in law to Alderman Hoyle got some Musquets into the House and stood up­on his guard, untill the Lord Major and others went to the Court after nine of the clock at night, to end these tumults. A good understanding seems to be unlikely betwixt the King and Parliament, all the English eyes are upon the Parliament, and forraigners too, Oh that it would be considered what danger civill Warre may breed! and if there be no receding of the one party, how neere it is. Divide the Kingdom into foure parts, the Papist, the Atheist, the Separatist, and the Protestant, three of these delight in broyls, which makes the heart of the fourth bleed. This day Collonel Lunsford is come to Yorke, the papists are as joyfull as may be; and so is Sir Francis Wortley, who I see to day alive, and therefore no such matter for his death. This is all the newes, so I rest.

London, Printed for Richard Best. 1642.

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