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former Conference, in favour [of (the Title. Not of
that whatever Title they, the Parliament, establish, be
Briefly refuses the Title of King.
. Thanks for their Supplies of Money, as the custom is.
zarin to the point.
Reasons for thankfulness in such a Meeting: Reli-
Speech XVII. To the Two Houses of Parliament; the Commons
What he might have expected in this Meeting of Par-
1. Letter to Downhall S10
2. At Ely 811
8. Letter to Cambridge, with "Protestation" and "Preamble" . 313
4. Eastern Association: Threatened Rising of Papists in Norfolk 317
5. Gainsborough Fight 320
6. Letter to Fairfax, on the Action at Islip-Bridge andBletcbington (28
7. Battle of Naseby. Burial of Colonel Pickering. Two Letters
concerning Ely 328
8. Langport Battle. Summons to Winchester 333
9. Army Troubles in 1647 336
10. Welsh Disturbances in 1648 339
11. Letter to the Derby House Committee after Preston Battle 343
12. Letter to Derby-House Committee: March into Scotland, 1643 . 345
13. Letter in Behalf of Young Cholmely 348
14. Correspondence with the Mayor of Waterford 349
15. Exchange of Prisoners: Renegado Wogan 353
16. Ireland: Arrangements for the Administration of Justice there . 354
SECOND PROTECTORATE PARLIAMENT.
LETTERS CCXV., CCXVI. Two Letters near each other in date, and now by accident brought contiguous in place; which offer a rather singular constrast; the one pointing as towards the Eternal Heights, the other as towards the Tartarean Deeps! Between which two Extremes the Life of men and Lord Protectors has to pass itself in this world, as wisely as it can. Let us read them, and hasten over to the new Year Fifty-Seven, and last Department of our subject.
Newcastle-upon-tyne, or the Municipal Authorities there, as we may perceive, are rather of the Independent judgment; and have a little dread of some encouragement his Highness has been giving to certain of the Presbyterian sect in those parts. This Letter ought to be sufficient reassurance.
To (he Mayor of Newcastle: To be communicated to the
Whitehall, 18th December 1656.
Gentlemen, And My Very Good Friends, My Lord Strickland, who is one of our Council, did impart to us a Letter written from yourselves to
Cartule, Cromwell. IT. 1
him, according to your desire therein expressed; which occasions this return /from us to you.
As nothing 'that may reflect to the prejudice of your outward Good, either Personal or as you are a Civil Government, shall easily pass with us; so, much less what shall tend to., your discouragement, as you are Saints, to your Congregations, gathered in that way of fellowship commonly known by the name of Independents, whether of one judgment or other: — 'this' shall be far from being actually discountenanced, or passively 'left to' suffer damage, by any applying themselves to me. I do, once for all, give you to understand, that I should thereby destroy and disappoint one of the main ends for which. God hath planted me in the station I am in.
Wherefore I desire you in that matter to rest secure. True it is that two Ministers, one Mr. Cole and one Mr. Pye, did present to me a Letter in the name of divers Ministers of Newcastle, the Bishoprick of Durham and Northumberland; of an honest and Christian purpose: the sum whereof I extracted, and returned an Answer thereunto; — a true Copy whereof I send you here enclosed. By which I think it will easily appear, that the consideration of my kindness is well deserved by them; provided they observe the condition 'there' expressed; which in charity I am bound to believe they will; and without which their own consciences and the world will know how to judge of them. »
Having said this, I, or rather the Lord, require of you, That you walk in all peaceableness and gentleness, inoffensiveness, truth and love towards them, as becomes the Servants and Churches of Christ Know