The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1628-1660

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Clarendon Press, 1889 - Constitutional history - 376 pages
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Contents

The Votes of the Houses for raising an Army
181
The Solemn League and Covenant 187
187
The Propositions of the Houses presented to the King
193
The Kings Propositions to be discussed at Uxbridge
204
The Kings first answer to the Propositions presented at New
223
by the leading Presbyterians and a small number of the Independents and forwarded by the French Ambassador to Cardinal Mazarin to be laid before...
226
The Kings third answer to the Propositions presented at Newcastle
227
The Heads of the Proposals offered by the Army
232
The Kings answer to the Propositions of Parliament
241
Letter of Charles I to the Speaker of the House of Lords
243
The Four Bills with the Propositions accompanying them
248
The Engagement between the King and the Scots
259
Additional Articles of the Engagement
264
The Kings reply to the Four Bills and the accompanying Propositions
265
The Vote of No Addresses
267
The Ordinance erecting a High Court of Justice for the Kings Trial
268
The Agreement of the People
270
The Charge against the King
282
The Kings reasons for declining the jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice
285
The sentence of the High Court of Justice upon the King
287
The Death Warrant of Charles I
290
PART IV
291
77 Engagement taken by the members of the Council of State
293
Act abolishing the office of King
294
Act abolishing the House of Lords
296
Act declaring England to be a free Commonwealth
297
Engagement to be taken by all men of the age of eighteen
298
The Instrument of Government
314
the Protectorate
350

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Page 184 - GOD, endeavour, in our several places and callings, the preservation of the reformed religion in the Church of Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies ; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the word of GOD, and the example of the best reformed Churches...
Page 94 - ... our Sovereign Lord the King, his heirs and successors, and the other moiety to him or them that will sue for the same.
Page lxviii - Nevertheless, against the tenor of the said statutes, and other the good laws and statutes of your realm to that end provided...
Page 83 - I, AB, do in the Presence of Almighty God promise, vow and protest, To maintain and defend as far as lawfully I may, with my life, power and estate, the True Reformed Protestant Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England...
Page 356 - P. OLIVER, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging, to the Commissioners authorised by a late Ordinance for Approbation of Public Preachers, or ' to
Page 38 - When the good and safety of the kingdom in general is concerned, and the whole kingdom in danger...
Page 1 - ... they were detained by your Majesty's special command, signified by the lords of your Privy Council, and yet were returned back to several prisons, without being charged with anything to which they might make answer according to the law.
Page 1 - And whereas also by authority of Parliament, in the 25th year of the reign of King Edward the Third 1 , it is declared and enacted, that no man shall be forejudged of life or limb against the form of the Great Charter, and the law of the land...
Page lxviii - ... law of the land. IV. And in the eight and twentieth year of the reign of King Edward III, it was declared and enacted by authority of parliament, that no man, of what estate or condition that he be, should be put out of his land or tenements, nor taken, nor imprisoned, nor disherited, nor put to death without being brought to answer by due process of law.
Page xxiii - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of parliament...

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