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THE

PARLIAMENTARY

OR

CONSTITUTIONAL

History of England,

From the earlieft TIMES,

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From the RECORDS, the ROLLS of Parliament, the JOURNALS
of both Houses, the Public LIBRARIES, Orignial MANU-
SCRIPTS, fcarce SPEECHES, and TRACTS; all compared
with the feveral Contemporary Writers, and connected,
throughout, with the History of the Times.

By SEVERAL HANDS.

THE SECOND EDITION.

IN TWENTY-FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. XX.

From the Marching of the Scots Army into England, under the Com-
mand of King Charles the Second, in August, 1651, to the Meet-
ing of Cromwell's third Parliament, in September, 1656.

LONDON,

Printed for J. and R. TONSON, and A. MILLAR, in the
Strand; and W. SANDBY, in Fleet-fireet.

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ENGLAN D.

1651.

Auguft.

UR laft Accounts left the English Inter-regnum. and Scots Armies within a few Days March of each other. Their further Progrefs will be best described by the following Series of original Letters to the Speaker, read in Parliament, which we fhall give in their proper Order.

On the 15th of August a Letter from Major- A Letter to the General Harrifon, with feveral intercepted Letters Speaker, from inclofed, from the Duke of Hamilton, Lord Went- Major-General Harrison, incloworth, and the Earl of Lauderdale, was read as fing an interceptfollows: a

ed Letter

VOL. XX.

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Ripon,

a All these Letters were printed by Order of the House, at this Time, and are in our Collections. That from Harrison (inclofing the others) has been compared with the Original, now in the Poffeffion of the Rev. Dr. Grey, Rector of Houghton-Conqueft, in Bedfordfire: A Gentleman to whom the Compilers of this Work are much obliged for the Loan of feveral MSS. &c. which have greatly contributed to the Improvement of this Work.

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