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COLL E C T E D
MANUSCRIPTS, scarce SPEECHES, and TRACTS; all com-
- Juvat integros accedere Fontes,
From the Meeting of Cromwell's third Parliament, in September, 1656, to
the great Confusions in O&tober, 1659. .
Ι Ο Ν DO N,
P R E F A C E.
HE Compilers of the PARLIAMENTARY
with two Volumes more of that Work ;
to add by Way of Appendix, to precede the Index ; all which are in great Forwardness, and will very Speedily be published.
We make no Doubt but the Form and Manner of our Index will give as great Satisfaction to the Publick, as it has done to some able Judges to whom it has been communicated.
Vigorous Profecution of the War with Inter-regnum,
Spain, requiring large Supplies, the 1656. A Protector was neceffitated to call a Parliament: But left a new one
September, prove as refractory as the last, which,
in January, 1654, he had diffolv'd in high Disgust, he resolved to leave no Means unata tempted to pack together an Assembly of Men devoted to his own Ambitious and Arbitrary Designs. In effecting this his Major-Generals of Counties, of which new Kind of Officers we have taken particular Notice in our last Volume, were highly ferviceable“; not only in procuring, by their Influence and Authority, themselves and their Dependents, such as Governors of Castles and Garrisons, Colomels of Regiments in the Army, Captains of County Troops, Civil Officers, and Relations of the Lord VOL. XXI.
Pro* Vol. XX. p. 433, et seq.