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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 Excerpt: ...Petition being mysterious--as to that of owning them as a Parliament, was to be considered. From Dartmouth, Jan. 26, thus: We had the other day a sight of Prince Rupert with about 14 Revolted Ships sayling by our Coast and bending towards Ireland. They drive the whole Channel before them, and seize upon many severale vessels, but one of great value, laden with cloathe Tvorth 50,000 li. We apprehend a greate neglecte in not having any Navy aboard. One of this Fleet was driven in here the 26, where she now remaines. The Master reports that the Fleet is very poorly victualled, and worse manned, having not 400 mariners amongst them. Not any post from Paris this week nor last. Nor any letters this week from Ireland. 1 Tuesday, jfa/atary 30. THIS day the King was beheaded over against the Banquetting House, Whitehall. The manner of execution and what passed before his death take thus:--He was brought from S. ywics about ten in the morning, walking on foot through the Park, with a Regiment of Foot for his guard, with colors flying, drums beating, his private guard of partizans with some of his gentlemen before and some behind bareheaded, Doctor Juxon, late Bishop of London, nexte behinde him, and Colonel Tomlinson (who had the charge of him), to the gallery in Whitehall, and so into the Cabinet Chamber, where he used to laye, where he continued at his devotion, refusing to dine (having before taken the Sacrament), onely about 12 at noone he dranke a glasse of claret wine and ate a piece of bread. From thence he was accompanied by Dr Juxon, Col. Tomlinson, Col. Hacker and the Guards before mentioned, through the Banquetting House, adjoining to which the Scaffold was erected, between Whitehall Gate and the gate leading into the gallery from S. yames. The Scaffold wa...
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