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[WHARTON (Sir Philip, 1613-1696, from 1625 4th Baron, Parliamentarian, Ferdinando FAIRFAX, 1584-1648, M.P., Parliamentary General, from 1st May 1640 2nd Lord [Scottish], and the Gentry of Yorkshire)]
Contemporary Manuscript Copy with copy signatures, of the Petition to Charles I against Billeting of Soldiers
Contemporary Manuscript Copy with copy signatures, of the Petition to Charles I against Billeting of Soldiers, with transcription, saying that "in all humility this Country hath endeavoured to fulfil your Majesty's Commands with the forwardest of your Majesty's Subjects, and the last year, in the execution of your Majesty's royal Command about the military affairs did expend, an hundred thousand pounds to our great impoverishment & far above the proportion of other Countries which although at that time we were willing, (out of our duties to serve your Majesty) ... yet for the future ... we neither can nor are able to bear it", upon "this our cheerfulness to serve your Majesty we hoped to have found equal favours with other Countries. But ... to our grief ... and ... to the great disservice of your Majesty we find ourselves oppressed with the billeting of unruly soldiers ... to whose violencies & insolencies were are so daily subject, as we cannot say we possess our wives children & estates in safety", such billeting against their will "is contrary to the Laws ... confirmed by your Majesty in the Petition of Right", they "most humbly desire ... that this insupportable burden may be taken from us, lest by their insolencies, some such sad accident may happen as will be much displeasing to your sacred Majesty", there follow thirty three names, headed by Wharton and Fairfax, "with many others", 1 side folio and conjugate blank, At the Assizes at York, 28th July worn at edges and folds but without loss(Transcription of 55792)To the king's Most Excellent MajestyThe humble petition … [Click Below for Full Description]
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