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and fundamental rights, we do by these presents declare that we de grant a free and general pardon, which we are ready upon demand, to pass under our Great Seal of England, to all our subjects of what degree or quality soever, who within forty days after the publishing hereof, shall lay hold upon this our grace and favour, and shall by any public act declare their doing so, and that they return to the loyalty and obedience of good subjects : excepting only such persons as shall hereafter be excepted by Parliament; those only excepted, let all our subjects however faulty socver rely upon the word of a King, solemnly given by this present declaration, that no crime whatsoever committed against us or our royal father, before the publication of this, shall ever rise in judgment, or be brought in question against any of them, to the least endamagement of them, either in their lives, liberties, or estates, or (as far forth as lies in our power) so much as to the prejudice of their reputations, by any reproach, or term of distinction from the rest of any of our best subjects; we desiring and ordaining, that henceforth all notes of discord, separation, and difference of parties, be utterly abolished amongst all our subjects, whom we invite, and conjure to a perfect union amongst themselves, under your protection, for the resettlement of our just rights and theirs, in a free Parliament, by which upon the word of a King we will be advised.
And because the passion, and uncharitableness of the times have produced several opinions in religion, by which men are engaged in parties and animosities against each other, which when they shall hereafter unite in a freedom of conversation, will be composed, or better understood ; we do declare a liberty to tender consciences, and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question, for differences of opinion in matters of religion, which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom, and that we shall be ready to consent to such an act of Parliament, as upon mature deliberation shall be offered to us for the free granting that indulgence.
And because in the continual distractions of so many years and so many great revolutions, many grants and purchases of estates have been made to, and by many officers, soldiers, and others who are now possessed of the same, and who may be liable to actions at law upon several titles: we are likewise willing, that all such differences, and all things relating to the said grants, sales, and purchases shall be determined in Parliament, which can best provide for the just satisfaction of all men who are concerned.
And we do further declare, that we will be ready to consent to any act or acts of Parliament to the purposes aforesaid ; and for the full satisfaction of all arrears due to the officers and soldiers of the army
under the command of General Monk, and that they shall be received into our service upon as good pay and conditions as they now enjoy.
Given under our sign manual and primary signet, at our Court at Breda, 14th day of April, 1660, in the 12th year of our reign.
The Parliament being sat, unanimously voted the restoration of his Majesty to his kingdom, and accordingly upon May 29 following, the King, accompanied with the Dukes of York and Gloucester, and attended with several Lords and Gentlemen arrived at Dover, where he was met by divers noble personages, and among the rest General Monk, who was dignified with the George and Garter.
In October following, several of the regicides of the late King were tried in the Old Bailey; and ten of them executed at Charing Cross ; that is Tho. Harrison, Jo. Carew, Adr. Scroop, Jo. Jones, Greg. Clement, Tho. Scot, J.Cook, Hugh Peters, Fran. Hacker, and D. Astel.
Mary Princess of Orange coming over to visit the King her brother, fell sick of the small pox, and died; and in January after, one Venner,
THO'VENNER. a wine-cooper, and some others in whom he had infused enthusiastic principles, put themselves in arms, and came into the city, but being
opposed, they killed twenty-two of his Majesty's subjects, and about
In the beginning of the next year, Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester
I N D E X.
N A MES OF PERSONS.
ABBOT, Archbishop, 16, 20, 29 | Balmerino, Lord, 29
Bampfield, Colonel, 120
Bards, Lord, 100
Barkstead, Colonel, 120, 162, 163
Basset, Colonel, 89
Bastwick, Dr. 31, 41
Batten, Vice-Admiral, 121
Beecher, Sir William, 45
Bellasis, Lord, 105, 109
Berkley, Colonel, 97
Birch, Colonel, 104
Blake, Colonel Robert, 102
Blakiston, John, 162
Blinkhorn, Mr. 83
Bohemia, Eliz. Queen of, 3
Booth, Sir George, 183
Borroughs, Colonel, 80
Bourchier, Sir John, 162
Boynton, Sir Matthew, 78
Boynton, Colonel, 123
Calender, Earl of, 122
136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, Carlisle, the Bishop of, 51
Carew, Sir Alexander, 90
Carew, John, 162, 185
Carnaby, Colonel, 89
Carnarvon, Earl of, 87
Castlehaven, Earl of, 28, 176
Cavendish, Sir Charles, 83, 89
Cawly, William, 162
Chaloner, Mr. 83, 84
Charles I. when Prince of Wales,
24, 28, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38,
39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49,
Duke) 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 68,
69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76,
86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93,
101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106,
108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114,
115, 116, 125, 126, 127, 128,
129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134,
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140,
141, 142, 143, 145, 146, 147,
148, 149, 150, 151, 157, 160,
161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166,
167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 176,
177, 178, 179
65, 66, 75, 87, 107, 108, 109,
120, 121, 127, 134, 165, 174.