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3908c7221 13 Captives

102000 0 Sale of Irish Lands

1322500 0 0 · Contributions for Irish Protestants

180000 0 0 Forces for Defence of particular Counties

4141088 Excises wa

10200000 0 0 Duty on Coals

850000 0 0 Ditio on Currans

- 51000 Sequestrations of Estates

6044924 17 0 Postage of Letters

301000 Wine Licences

312200 0 0 Composition for Court of Wards

1000000 0 0 Offices to Publick Service

850000 Vintners Delinquency

4000 0.0 Compositions for Estates

1277226 0 0 Sale of English Lands

25380687 3 11 Settled out of Gentlemen's Estates to pay P. Palatine 85000 0 0 Compound with Irish Delinquents

1000000 0 0 Charge of Justice, 6 Years

1 200000 0 0 To the House of Commons, 14 Years, comes to

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A general Abstract of the Receipts and issues of the publick Revenues,

Taxes and Loans, that has been granted to the late King William, from November 5, 1688, to Michaelmas 1700.

The Receipts. ¡Customs

· 10997955 6 31 Excise

12105151 19 7 Hearth and Letter Money, &c.

1769653 1 4 Land-Tax

17520100 14 5 • Received on Poll-Tax

2527983 12 9 Promiscuous Taxes

7170903 17 91 Divers Receipts

466999 1 4 State of Loans ::

- 13348680 5 101 (Remained Nov. 5, 88. with which the Treaf. beg. 80138 18 3

Total 65987566 17 8


The Issues.

1. . S. d. [To the Treasurer of the Navy, viz. Ld. Faukland, 198068 o r ! in K. James's Time (To Ad. R-in K. W—'s Time, Tr. of the Navy 16940497 i 101

To Sir Tbo. I n, Treasurer of the Navy 818659 5 10

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Memorandum. There was issued more than received the Sum of Two Far. things ; a very nice Account I'll assure you.

The Total of the Long-Parliament 953030951. is. nl. Of K. W. 65987566 l. 175.8 d. Of both, 161290661 19 s. 71. An inconsiderable : Sum, considering our great Deliverance from Popery and Slavery, and Ar-. bitrary Government ; and yet the Saints want to deliver us of as much more, if we please but to be so good natured as to let them set up a Commonswealth.


The Declaration of the Molt. Christian King of France

and Navarre, against the most borrid Proceedings of a rebellious Party of Parliament-Men and Soldiers, in England, again;t their King and Country. Translated

out of French by P. B. Lewis XIV. by the Grace of God, the Most Christian King of France

and Navarre, to all Christian Kings, Princes, States and people, sendeth Greeting

V Hereas we are informed, by our dear Aunt, the Queen of England,

V of the distressed Estate of the King her Husband, forced upon him by a rebellious Party of his meanest Subjects, under the Command of the Baron of Fairfax, who is likewise countenanced by a small Handful of the baselt of the People, crept into the Lower House of Parliament, but not being a tenth Part thereof, the worthiest being either imprisoned, or banished by the Tyranny of the Army, have a Design to proceed against the Person and Life of their King; which is an Action so detestable, and so destructive to the National Rights of Princes and People, who are like to be enslaved thereby, and to know no Law but that of the Sword, that we conceive ourself obliged, by the Laws of God and Man, in the Duty of a Christian, as well as the Rights of a King, either to redeem from Bondage the injured Person of our Neighbour King and Uncle, or to revenge all Outrages already done, or hereafter which may happen to be done thereupon.

Therefore, with the Advice of our dear Mother the Queen Regent, and Council, we do publish and declare our Detestation of all such Proccedings, and vow, in the Presence of God, and his holy Angels, a full Revenge upa on all Actors or Abettors of this odious Design, to the utter Extirpation of them, their Wives, and Children, out of all Parts of Christendom, wherein our Power, or Interest, can prevail, if they proceed to this damnable Fact; we conceiving it fit to root out from human Society such a spurious and viperous Generation of Men: And we do therefore prohibic all such Persons, their Wives, and Children, to come into any of our Dominions, linless they will be proceeded against as Traitors to God and Nations.

And we do likewise invite all our Neighbour Kings, Princes, and States in Amity with us, or with whom we have any Difference, to an honourable Peace, that we may all join, in God's Cause and our own, to revenge these

hypohypocritical Proccedings of enraged Villains, who, we hear, take the Cause of God for their Pretence to destroy his Ordinance.

And we desire all our Neighbour Kings, Princes, and States, to make the fame Proclamation we have done, against any of these, or their Adherents, from coming into their Territories ; that, when, by God's Justice, and ours and others Endeavours, they shall be chased out of their native Country, they may wander like Vagabonds in Heathenish Places, with the odious Brands of Regicides upon them : And further to consider, whether that, if the like Madness cook any of their Armies, they would not implore our Helps, as now this afflicted Queen and Aunt of ours hach Occasion to do theirs, against Persons who are now twice Rebels ; first, against their lawful Sovereign, upon Pretence of Reformation of Government, and now against the very Men: and Auchority which raised them for that pretended Occasion: Wherein God's Justice is so apparent, that we are confident he will bless this Work intended by us, and which, we hope, will be seconded by all Perfons of Honour and Justice, both at Home and Abroad, to help to suppress these Rebels against their Raisers ; who yet presume, upon the Success of their Arms, to erect their own base Thoughts and Fortunes above the Limits of Religion or Reason, to suppress that Authority which God hath fet over them.

Signed LEW I S.
And below, Bryan, Secretary of State.
Published at Paris, the second Day of January, Stylo novo, 1649.

The Earl of Strafford's Letter to the King, to pass the

Bill occafioned by the Tumult of the Apprentices. Taken from the Original Copy. Printed 1680.

May it please your Majesty, TT hath been my greatest Grief, in all these Troubles, to be taken as a Per

son which should endeavour to represent and set Things amiss between your Majetty and your People ; and to give Counsels tending to the Difquief of your three Kingdoms.

Most true it is, that, this mine own private Condition considered, it had been a great Madness, since, through your gracious Favour I was so provided, as not to expect, in any Kind, to mind my Fortune, or please my Mind more, than by refting where your bounteous Hand had placed me.

Nay, it is most mightily mistaken: For, unto your Majesty it is well known, my poor and humble Advices concluded still in this, That your Majelty and your People could never be happy till there were a righe Unstanding betwixt you and them; no other Means to effect and settle this Happiness, but by the Counsel, and Asent of the Parliament; or, to prevent the growing Evils upon this State, but by entirely putting yourself in


your last Resort upon the Loyalty and good Affections of your English Subjects.

Yet, such is my Misfortune, this Truth findeth little Credit, the contrary seemeth generally to be believed, and myself reputed as something of Separation between you and your People, under a heavier Censure than which, I am 'persuaded, no Gentieman can suffer,

Now, I understand the Minds of Men are more incensed against me, notwithstanding your Majesty hath declared, that, in your Princely Opinion, I am not guilty of Treason, nor are you satisfied in your Conscience to pass the Bill.

This bringeth me into a very great Streight; there is before me the Ruin of my Children and Family, hitherto untouched, in all the Branches of it, with any foul Crimes. Here is before me the many Ills which may befal your sacred Person, and the whole Kingdom, should yourself and the Parliament part less satisfied one with the other than is necessary for the Preservation of King and People. Here are before me the Things most valued, most feared by mortal Men, Life or Death

To say, Sir, that there hath not been a Strife in me, were to make me less than, God knoweth, mine Infirmities give me.

And to call Destruction upon myself and young Children, where the Inten, tions of my Heart, at least have been innocent of this great Offence, may be believed will find no easy Content to Flesh and Blood.

But, with nuch Sadness, I am come to a Resolution. of that which I take to be the best becoming me, to look upon that which is most principal in itself, which, doubtless, is the Prosperity of your sacred Person and the Common-wealth, infinitely before any Man's private Interest."

And, therefore, in few Words, as I put myself wholly upon the Honour and Justice of my Peers so clearly, as to beseech your Majesty might please to have spared that Declaration of yours on Saturday last, and intirely to have left me to their Lordships ; so now, to set your Majesty's Conscience, &c. at Liberty, I do most humbly beseech you, for the Prevention of such Milchief as may happen by your Refusal to pass the Bill, by this Means to remove, praised be God, I cannnot say this accursed, but, I confess, this unfortunate Thing forth of the Way, towards that blessed Agreement, which God, I trust, Ihall for ever establish betwixt you and your Şubjects.

Sir, my Consent herein fhall more aquit you to God, than all the World can do besides : To a willing Mind there is no Injury done; and as, by God's Grace, I forgive all the World, so, Sir, I can give up the Life of this World with all Chearfulness imaginable, in the juft Acknowledgment of your exceeding Favour; and only beg that, in your Goodness, you would vouchsafe to cast your gracious Regard upon my poor Son and his Sisters, less or inore, and no otherwise than their unfortunate Father shall appear more or less guilty of his Death. God long preserve your Majesty. Tower, May Your Majesty's most humble, A, 1641. most faithful Subject and Servant, Strafford.

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