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uttermost of my Power, that all in whom I have any interest do the same.
London, Printed by D. Maxwell, 1659."
Properly subjoined to the above Paper, may be given the following Proclamation from Authority; which, though containing facts very generally known, has some particulars of names and expressions, which are not usually given in our English histories. There are also some peculiarities of orthography.
“ By the King. A PROCLAMATION To summon the Persons therein named, who sate, gave Judgement, and assisted in that horrid and detestable Murder of His Majesties Royal Father of blessed memory, to appear and render themselves within Fourteen days, under pain of being excepted from Pardon.
CHARLES by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all Our loving Subjects of England, Scotland and Ireland, Greeting. We taking notice by the Information of our Lords and Commons now assembled in
Parliament, Parliament, of the most horrid and execrable Treason and Murder committed upon the Person, and against the Life, Crown and Dignity of Our late Royal Father CHARLES the First, of blessed memory: And that John Lisle, William Say, Esquires, Sir Hardress Waller, Valentine Wauton, Edward Whalley Esquires, Sir John Bourchier Knight, William Heveningham Esq; Isaac Pennington Alderman of London, Henry Martin, John Barkstead, Gilbert Millington, Edmund Ludlow, John Hutchinson, Esquires, Sir Michael Livesay Baronet, Robert Tichborne, Owen Roe, Robert Lilburn, Adrian Scroope, John Okey, John Hewson, William Goffe, Cornelius Holland, John Carew, Miles Corbet, Henry Smith, Thomas Wogan, Edmund Harvey, Thomas Scot, William Cawley, John Downes, Nicholas Love, Vincent Potter, Augustine Garland, John Dixwell, George Fleetwood, Simon Meyne, James Temple, Peter Temple, Daniel Blagrave, and Thomas Wayte, Esquires, being deeply guilty of that most detestable and bloody Treason, in sitting upon, and giving Judgment against the Life of our Royal Father; And also John Cooke, who was imployed therein as Sollicitor, Andrew Broughton and John Phelps, who were imployed under the said persons as Clerks, and Edward Dendy who attended them as Serjeant at Arms, have out of the sense of their own Guilt lately fied and obscured themselves, whereby they cannot be apprehended and brought to a personal and legal Trial for their said Treasons according to Law. We do therefore by the advice of Our said Lords and Commons, command, publish and declare by this Our proclamation, That all and every the persons before named shall within fourteen days next after the publishing of this Our Royal Proclamation, personally appear and render themselves to the Speaker or Speakers of Our House of Peers and Commons, or unto the Lord Mayor of Our City of London, or to the Sheriffs of our respective Counties of England and Wales, under pain of being excepted from any Pardon or Indemnity both for their respective Lives and Estates : And that no Person or Persons shall presume to harbour or conceal any the persons aforesaid, under pain of Misprision of High Treason.
Given at our Court at Whitehall the sixth day i of June 1660. in The Twelfth Year of Our Reign. I London, Printed by John Bill and Chris3.topher Barker, Printers to the Kings most ex'cellent Majesty. 1660.”
From John Evelyn, Esq. to Sr. Hans Sloan.
IT seems reasonable to presume that this letter accompanied a Copy of his Discourse on Medals, 'ancient and modern.
Sir Hans Sloane, Bart.
I no sooner send you this Book, with the Errata (of which I imediately gave an Account in the Philos. Transactions) but finding it too late to Recall what had been dis pers’d; you will easily guesse, how sensibly I - was Afflicted; not onely to see how the printer had Abus'd me (by leaving out many the most material Corrections) but how ill I was dealt with by those, who in my Absence all the Sumer (in Surry, many Miles from London) undertook to supervise, and repaire my failings: I do not by this go about to Extenuate my Mistaks and Follys, (which are iñumerable) but to deplore my Rashnesse and presumption, in not consulting Mr. Charleton, and such other
Learned Friends, as out of Tendernesse to my Reputation, would either have dehorted me from publishing it at all, or Incourag'd me with their kind Assistance: But, as I say'd, tis now too late; the Wounds so deepe, and so many; that the Crazy Vessel must never hope to make a more fortunate Adventur, unlesse Repair'd by such Masterly hands as yours: you would therefore infinitely Oblige me with your free Animadversions: I should, (I assure you) most thankfully Receive, and Acknowledge them, as becomes,
I have endeavord to reforme some of the grosser Errata, but the paper is so bad, that I should have but multiply'd.
instead of mending them. I have (in the meane time also) provided some considerable Materials for my own satisfaction and to leave it with some improvements, but without any intention of publishing them, after this miscariage.”