PROPOSALS Of the Right Honourable the Lords,

The Lord

Hallifar. , • Nottingham. , and • Godolphin.  TO THE Prince of Orange, And the Prince of Orange's Answer.


THe King Commanded us to acquaint you, that He observed all the Differences and Causes of Complaint alledged by your Highness, seem to be referred to a Free-Parliament; His Majesty, as he hath already declared, was resolved before this to call one, but thought in this present state of affairs it was advisable to defer it till things were more composed.

Yet seeing that his People still continue to desire it, He hath put forth His Proclamation in order to it, and hath Issued forth his Writs for the Calling of it.

And to prevent any cause of interruptiom in it, he will consent to every thing, that can be reasonably required for the Security of all those that shall come to it.

His Majesty hath therefore sent us to attend Your Highness, for the adjusting of all Matters that shall be agreed to be necessary to the free­dom of Elections, and the security of Sitting, and is ready to enter imme­diatly into a Treaty, in order to it: His Majesty proposeth, that in the mean time, the respective Armies may be retained within such Limits, and at such a distance fromLondon, as may prevent the Apprehensions tha [...] the Parliament may be in any kind disturbed, being desirous that the Meeting of it may be no longer delayed than it must be by the usual and necessary

Princes Answer.

WE with the Advise of the Lords and Gentlemen as­sembled with Us have in answer made these follow­ing Proposals.

1. That all Papists, and such Persons as are not qualified by Law, be Disarmed, Disbanded, and Removed from all Imployments, Civil and Military.

2. That all Proclamations that reflect upon Us, or at any time have come to Us, or declared for us, be recalled, and that if any per­sons for having assisted us have been committed, that they be forth­with set at liberty.

3. That for the Security and Safety of the city of London, the Custody and Government of the Tower be immediatly put into the hands of the said City.

4. That if His Majesty should think fit to be in London during the sitting of the Parliament, that we may be there also with an equal number of our Guards, and if His Majesty shall be pleased to be in any place from London, whatever distance he thinks fit, that we may be the same distance, and that the respective Armies be from London 4 Miles, and that no further forces be brought in­to the Kingdom.

And that for the Security of the City of London, and their Trade Tilbury Fort be put into the hands of the said City. That a suffici­ent part of the publick Revenue be assigned Us, for the Support and Maintenance of our Troops, until the Sitting of a Free Parliament,

That to prevent the Landing of French or other Forreign Troops, Portsmouth may be put into such hands, as by His Majesty and Us shall be agreed on.

By Order, Re-Printed at Edinburgh. Anno Dom. 1688.

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