His Highness the Prince of Orange, His LETTER to the LORDS Spiritual and Temporal Assembled at WESTMINSTER, In this present Convention.

My Lords,

I Have Endeavoured to the utmost of my Power, to perform what was Desired of me in Order to the Publick Peace and Safety; and I do not know that any thing hath been Omitted which might tend to the Preservation of them, since the Admi­nistration of Affairs was put into my hands. It now lies upon you to lay the Foun­dation of a firm Security for your Religion, your Laws, and your Liberties. I do not doubt, but that by such a full and free Representative of the Nation as is now made, the Ends of my Declaration will be attained. And since it hath pleased God hitherto to bless my good Intentions with so great Success, I trust in him, that he will compleat his own Work, by sending a Spirit of Peace and Union to influence your Councils, that no interruption may be given to an happy and lasting Settlement. The Dangerous Condi­tion of the Protestant Interest in Ireland, requiring a large and speedy Succour, and the present State of Things abroad, oblige me to tell you, that next to the Danger of unreasonable Divisions among your selves, nothing can be so fatal, as too great Delay in your Consultations. The States by whom I have been Enabled to Rescue this Nation may suddenly feel the ill effects of it. by being too long Deprived of the service of the Troops, which are now here, and of your early Assistance against a powerful Enemy, who hath Declared War against them. And as England, is by Treaty already Enga­ged to help them upon any such Exigences, so I am confident that their cheerful Concur­rence to preserve this Nation, with so much hazard to themselves will meet with all the Returns of Friendship and Assistance which may be expected from you as Pro­testants and English-men whenever their Occasions shall require it.

Boston, Printed by S. G. for S. Phillips at the Town-House 1689.


THE ADDRESS Of the LORDS Spiritual, and Temporal, and Commons.

To His Highness the Prince of Orange,

WE the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons Assem­bled at Westminster, being highly sensible of the great Deli­verance of this Popery and Arbitrary Power, and that our Preservation is (next under God) owing to Your Highness; do Return our most Humble Thanks and Acknowledgments to Your Highness, as the Glorious Instruments of great a blessing to us. We do farther Acknowledg the great care Your Highness has been pleased to take in the Administration of the Publick Affairs of this Kingdom to this time; and We do most Humbly Desire Your Highness, that You will take upon You the Administati­on of Publick Affairs, both Civil and Military, and the Disposal of the Publick Revenues, for the Preservation of our Religion, Rights, Laws, Liberties and Properties; and of the Peace of the Nation. And that Your Highness will take into Your Particular Care the present Condition of Ireland, and endeavour by the most speedy and effectual Means, to prevent the Dangers Threatning that Kingdom. All which, we make Our Request to Your Highness to Undertake and Exercise, till further Application shall be made by Us, which shall be Expedited with all convenient Speed: And shall also Use our utmost En­deavours, to give Dispatch to the Matters Recommended to Us by Your Highnesses Let­ter.

The Princes Answer. Die Mercurij Jan 23, 1688/9.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I Am Glad, that what I have done hath pleased You, and since you desire me to continue the Ad­ministration of Affairs, I am willing to Accept it: I must Recommend to you the Condition of Affairs Abroad, which makes it fit for you to Expedite Your Business, not only for making a Settle­ment at Home upon a Good Foundation, but for the Safety of all Europe.

William Henrick.

ORdered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Assembled at Westminster, that no Pa­pist or Reputed Papist do presume to come into the Lobby, Painted Chamber, Court of Requests, or Westminster-Hall, during the sitting of this Convention: And it's further Ordered, that this Order be Printed and Published, and left upon the Doors of the said Rooms.

An Order of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, Assembled at Westminster, for the Non-Observing the sixth of February.

ORdered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Assembled at Westminster, That the Day of Thanksgiving on the sixth of February Instant: on which Day the Late King James the Second, came to the Throne, shall not be observed in this Kingdom.

John Brown, Clericus Parliamentorum.

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