history of the commonwealth and protectorate

 
9781231130551: history of the commonwealth and protectorate

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. 1903 Excerpt: ...King. Scotland. Eager as every party was to have the King amongst them, his sentiments were sufficiently known to give pause to all except the extreme Royalists. Charles had authorised Montrose 'to communicate and publish his letter to all whom he thought fit,' apparently in order to make it known that his very tentative acceptance of the Scots' proposals did not imply the abandonment of the true Royalists.3 This letter, together with the 1 Montrose to Seaforth, Dec. 15, Deeds of Montrose, 274. 2 Ribbing to Torstenson, Dec. 16, Jan. II, 1618. ib. 511, 513, 514; Letter from Stockholm,, Charles II. and Scotland, This letter is the foundation of the paper which appears in Balfour, iii. 437, where the detention by the ice is mixed up with the story of the wreck of some of Montrose's vessels. As Ribbing's letters contain no information of any wreck, it is possible that it took place nearer the Orkneys, if it took place at all. 3 Charles II. to Montrose, Jan. , Carte's Orig. Letters, i. 358. other letter to the Committee of Estates,1 had fallen into the hands of a certain Wood, Montrose's agent in Paris, and by him both were translated into French and published. They afterwards appeared, on February 19, in an English re-translation in a London newspaper,2 and already copies in the French form were in the hands of members of the Committee of Estates when they met to discuss the steps to be taken in consequence of Winram's tidings. That meeting took place on February 21. So stormy was the debate that an Englishman, who reported the proceedings, Feb. 31. could only compare them 'to those in England in of the""8 the reign of Holies and Stapleton.' Argyle, LouofEstates? doun, and all the lords present, with the exception of Two Cassilis, were for sendi...

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