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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 Wau. ton, 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 Meynė, 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 fled 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 of June 1660. in The Twelfth Year of Our Reign.
London, Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings most excellent 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 mc (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 inumerable,) 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,
most Obliged Servant
I have endeavord to reforme some of the grosser Errata, but the paper is so bad, that I should have but multiply'd faults 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 inprovements, but without any intention of publishing them, after this miscariage.”
From the Duke of Portland, sent with a Copy
of the Report on the Union, between England and Scotland.
“ THE Duke of Portland, presents his compliments to Mr. PLANTA and requests he will offer for the acceptance of the Trustees of the British Museum, a report on the union between England and Scotland, and the appendix containing the original papers, upon which the Report is founded.
When the question of Union between England and Ireland came under the consideration of His Majesty's Ministers, the Duke of Portland employed Mr. Bruce, the keeper of the State Papers, to collect in his office the Precedents in the History of the Union between England and Scotland, which might illustrate the subject, for the purpose of bringing in aid of the intended Arrangement with Ireland, the wisdom and experience of former times, by which investigation it wilt appear that many of the arguments which were brought against the Union with Scotland, and which time has completely refuted, are the same with those which the Opponents of an Union with Ireland, at present rely.
Whitehall, 15 Feby.