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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,

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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

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opposed, they killed twenty-two of his Majesty's subjects, and about
as many of them were slain, and the rest were taken and dispersed;
eleven of whom, and Venner their leader, were executed in several
places in the city.

In the beginning of the next year, Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester
died; and upon April 23 following, being St. George's day, his Ma-
jesty King Charles the IId. was crowned at Westminster with great
splendor and solemnity; having the day before made a magnificent
passage from the Tower through the City of London (where four cu-
rious pageants were erected) to Whitehall. And here we shall con-
clude this abstract of so many various affairs, wishing all bappiness to
his Majesty, and the preservation of the Protestant religion for ever.

INDEX.

I N D E X.

N A MES OF PERSONS.

ABBOT, Archbishop, 16, 20, 29 | Balmerino, Lord, 29
Adams, Alderman, 114

Bampfield, Colonel, 120
Aldred, John, 162

Bards, Lord, 100
Aldridge, Colonel, 97

Barkstead, Colonel, 120, 162, 163
Allen, Francis, 162

Basset, Colonel, 89
Allington, Sir Giles, 28

Bastwick, Dr. 31, 41
Andrews, Thomas, 162

Batten, Vice-Admiral, 121
Ann, Princess, daughter of Charles Bedford, Earl of, 24, 43, 74
1. 31

Beecher, Sir William, 45
Antrim, Earl of, 94

Bellasis, Lord, 105, 109
Argile, Earl of, 7, 94, 95, 124 Bellingham, Mr. 26
Armagh, Bishop of, (see Usher) Berkley, Lord, 114, 115, 116, 125
Arundel, Earl of, 1, 7, 30, 40, 49 Berkley, Sir Robert, 31, 48, 54, 85
Arundel, Countess of, 40

Berkley, Colonel, 97
Ashburnham, John, 90, 108, 115, Berkly, Judge, 31, 54
116

Birch, Colonel, 104
Ashly, Lord, 95, 100, 101, 107 Blagrave, Daniel, 162
Ashurst, Captain, 26

Blake, Colonel Robert, 102
Astley, Sir Jacob, 43, 67

Blakiston, John, 162
Aston, Sir Arthur, 82, 177

Blinkhorn, Mr. 83
Aston, Mr. 182

Bohemia, Eliz. Queen of, 3
Axtell, Daniel, 185

Booth, Sir George, 183

Borroughs, Colonel, 80
Backhouse, Major, 98

Bourchier, Sir John, 162
Baker, Sir Richard, 34,99 Bouchier, George, 83
Balfour, Sir William, 17

Boynton, Sir Matthew, 78

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Boynton, Colonel, 123

Calender, Earl of, 122
Bradshaw, John, 131, 132, 135, Caligula, 154

136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, Carlisle, the Bishop of, 51
142, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, Carlton, Sir Dudley, 52
119, 150, 151, 152, 157, 160, Capel, Lord, 90, 121, 175
161, 162, 163

Carew, Sir Alexander, 90
Brainford, Lord, 121

Carew, John, 162, 185
Brakely, Mr. 90

Carnaby, Colonel, 89
Bramston, Judge, S1, 54

Carnarvon, Earl of, 87
Brercton, Sir William, 87, 99, Caryll, Mr. 164
101, 103, 105, 107

Castlehaven, Earl of, 28, 176
Bret, Colonel, 80

Cavendish, Sir Charles, 83, 89
Bridges, Captain, 80

Cawly, William, 162
Bridgman, Sir Orlando, 90 Cecil, Lord; 6
Briggs, Colonel, 104

Chaloner, Mr. 83, 84
Bristol, Earl of, 11, 13, 43, 70, 71 Chambers, Richard, 23
Broghil, Lord, 177

Charles I. when Prince of Wales,
Brook, Lord, 43, 45, 78, 82

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Brown, Sir John, 104, 180 Charles I. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Brown, M. Gen. 97, 98, 110, 128 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
Brown, Mr. 125

24, 28, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38,
Brudenel, Lord, 104

39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49,
Buckingham, Geo. Villiers, (Ist. 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57,

Duke) 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 68,
14, 16, 20, 21, 22

69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76,
Buckingham, George, (2d. Duke) 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85,
121, 122

86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93,
Buckingham, Countess of, 8 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100,
Bulkley, Mr. 125

101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106,
Bullinbrook, Earl of, 43

108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114,
Bunch, Alderman, 114, 125

115, 116, 125, 126, 127, 128,
Bunckley, Mr. 117, 125

129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134,
Burlace, Sir John, 55

135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140,
Burleigh, Lord, 94

141, 142, 143, 145, 146, 147,
Burleigh, Captain, 117

148, 149, 150, 151, 157, 160,
Burmalack, Philip, 17

161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166,
Burton, Mr. 31, 41, 46

167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 176,
Butler, Colonel, 64, 97

177, 178, 179
Bushell, Captain Brown, 180 Charles II. Prince, 26, 49, 52, 62,
Byron, Lord, 105

65, 66, 75, 87, 107, 108, 109,
Byron, Sir John, 65, 76, 77

120, 121, 127, 134, 165, 174.

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