To the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, The Right Worshipfull the Aldermen and Commons of the City of London in the Common or Guildhall of the City of London assembled.
The humble Petition of the Citizens, Commanders, Officers, and Souldiers of the trained Bands and Auxiliaries, the Young Men and Apprentices of the Cities of London and Westminster, Sea Commanders Sea Men and Watermen together with divers other Commanders, Officers and Souldiers within the Line of Communication and Parishes mentioned in the Weekely Bills of Mortality.

Sheweth,

THat your Petitioners (taking into serious consideration, how Religion, his Majesties honour and safety, the Priviledges of Parliament, and Liberties of the Sub­ject are at present greatly endangered and like to be destroyed; And also sadly weighing with our selves what meanes might likely prove the most effectuall to procure a firme and lasting peace without a further effussion of Christian English blood) have therefore entred into a Solemne engagement, which is hereunto annexed and do humbly, and earnestly desire that this whole City may joine together by al lawful and possible means as one man in hearty indeavours for his Maje­sties present comming up to his two Houses of Parliament with honour, safety and freedome, (and that without the nearer approach of the Army) there to confirme such things as he hath granted in his Message of the 12 of May last, in answer to the Propositions of both Kingdomes; and that by a personall treaty with his two Houses of Parliament, and the Commissioners of the Kingdome of Scotland such things as yet are in difference may be speedily setled, and a firme and lasting peace established: All which we desire may be presented to both Houses of Parliament from this honourable Assembly.

And we shall pray, &c.

A solemne ingagement of the Citizens, Commanders, Officers and Souldiers of the Trained bands and Auxiliaries, the young men and Apprentices of the Cities of London and Westminster: Sea Commanders, Sea-men and Water-men, together with divers others Commanders, Officers and Souldiers within the Lines of Communication, and Parishes mentioned in the weekly Bill of Mortality.

WHereas we have entred into a solemne League and Covenant for Reformation and defence of Religion, the honour and happinesse of the King, and the peace and safety of the three Kingdomes of England, Scotland, and Ireland; All which we doe evidently perceive not only to be indangered, but ready to be de­stroyed; We doe therefore in pursuance of our said Covenant, Oath of Allegiance. Oath of every Freeman of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Protestations, solemnly ingage our selves, and vow unto Almighty God, that we will to the utmost of our power cordially indeavour, that his Majesty may speedily come to his two Houses of Parliament, with honour, safety and freedome, (and that without the neerer approach of the Army) there to confirme such things as he hath granted in his Message of the twelfth of May last, in answer to the Propositions of both Kingdomes, and that by a personall Treaty with his two Houses of Parliament, and the Commissioners of the Kingdome of Scotland, such things as are yet in difference may be speedily setled, and a firme and lasting Peace established; For effecting hereof, we do protest and reoblige our selves, as in the presence of God, the searcher of all hearts with our lives and fortunes, to indeavour what in us lies, to preserve and defend his Majesties royall Person and Authority, the Priviledges of Parliament and Liberties of the Subject in their full and constant freedome: The Cities of London and Westmin­ster, Lines of Communication and Parishes mentioned in the weekly Bills of mortality, and all others that shal adhere with us to the said Covenant▪ Oath of Allegiance, Oath of every Free-man of London and Westminster, and Protestation; nor shall wee by any means admit, suffer, or indure any kind of neutrality in this common cause of God, the King, and Kingdomes, as we do expect the blessing of Almighty God, whose helpe wee crave, and wholly devolue our selves upon, in this our undertaking.

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