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2 Demands and concessions of both sides (B. VII. “ which they had received; and would leave the same to him for the time to come.

And they desired likewise, that his majesty would restore what had been taken for his use, upon any of the

bills, assigned to other purposes by several acts of “ parliament, or out of the provision made for the

war of Ireland : that all the arms and ammuni“tion taken out of his magazines should be deli“ vered into his stores, and whatsoever should be “ wanting, they would supply in kind, according “ to the proportions they had received : but they

proposed, the persons, to whose charge those

public magazines should be committed, being “ nominated by his majesty, might be such, as the “ two houses of parliament might confide in, and “ that his majesty would restore all such arms and

ammunition, as had been taken for his use, from the several counties, cities, and towns.

That the two houses would remove the garrisons out of all towns and forts in their hands, “ wherein there were no garrisons before these

troubles, and slight all fortifications made since “ that time, and those towns and forts to continue in the same condition they were in before ; and “ that those garrisons should not be renewed, or “ the fortifications repaired, without consent of his

majesty, and both houses of parliament. That

the towns and forts, which were within the “jurisdiction of the cinque ports, should be deli“ vered into the hands of such a noble person, as “ the king should appoint to be warden of the

cinque ports, being such a one as they should

confide in. That Portsmouth should be reduced “ to the number of the garrison, as was at that

1643.] upon the first article of the treaty. 3 “ time when the lords and commons undertook the “ custody of it ; and that all other forts, castles,

and towns, in which garrisons had been kept, and had been since the beginning of these trou

bles taken into their care and custody, should be reduced to the same establishment they had in

the year 1636, and should be so continued ; and that all those towns, forts, and castles, should be delivered up into the hands of such persons of

quality and trust, to be likewise nominated by “ his majesty, as the two houses should confide in. “ That the warden of the cinque ports, and all governors and commanders of towns, castles, “ and forts, should keep the same towns, castles, “ and forts, respectively, for the service of his ma“ jesty, and the safety of the kingdom; and that

they should not admit into them any foreign forces, or any other forces raised without his “ majesty's authority, and consent of the two “ houses of parliament; and they should use their “ utmost endeavours to suppress all forces whatso“ ever raised without such authority and consent ; " and they should seize all arms and ammunition “ provided for any such forces.

They likewise proposed to the king, that he would remove the garrison out of Newcastle, “ and all other towns, castles, and forts, where

any garrisons had been placed by him since “ these troubles; and that the fortifications might “ be likewise slighted, and the towns and forts

left in such state as they were in the year 1636; “ and that all other towns and castles in his hands, “ wherein there had been formerly garrisons, might “ be committed to such persons nominated by him,

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as the houses should confide in, and under such “ instructions as were formerly mentioned; and “ that the new garrisons should not be renewed,

or the fortifications repaired, without the con“ sent of the king and both houses of parliament.

That the ships should be delivered into the charge of such a noble person, as the king should nominate to be lord high admiral of

England, and the two houses confide in ; who “ should receive that office by letters patents, quam

diu se bene gesserit, and should have power to nominate and appoint all subordinate commanders and officers, and have all other powers appertaining to the office of high admiral ; which ships he should employ for the defence of the

kingdom, against all foreign forces whatsoever, “ and for the safeguard of merchants, securing of “ trade, and the guarding of Ireland, and the in

tercepting of all supplies to be carried to the “ rebels ; and should use his utmost endeavours to

suppress all forces, which should be raised by

any person without his majesty's authority, and “ consent of the lords and commons in parliament, “ and should seize all arms and ammunition pro“ vided for supply of any such forces.”

To this answer, by which they required at least to go whole sharers with him in his sovereignty, the king replied, “That he knew not what propor

tion of his revenue had been made use of by his “ two houses, but he had reason to believe, if “ much of it had not been used, very much re“ mained still in their hands; his whole revenue

being so stopped, and seized on, by the orders “ of one or both houses, even to the taking of his

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1643.] upon the first article of the treaty. 5 money out of his exchequer and mint, and bonds (forced from his cofferer's clerk) for the provi

sions of his household ; that very little had come “ to his use for his own support; but he would be

well contented to allow whatsoever had been

employed in the maintenance of his children, “ and to receive the arrears due to himself, and to

be sure of his own for the future. He was likewise willing to restore all monies taken for his use, by any authority for him, upon any bills assigned to other purposes, being assured he had received very little or nothing that way : and he expected likewise, that satisfaction should be made by them for all those several vast sums, received, and diverted to other purposes, [by

orders of one or both houses,] which ought to “ have been paid by the act of pacification to his

subjects of Scotland, or employed for the discharge of the debts of the kingdom ; or, by other acts of parliament, for the relief of his

poor protestant subjects in Ireland. For what concerned his magazines, he was content that

all the arms and ammunition, taken out of his

magazines, which did remain in the hands of " both houses, or of persons employed by them,

should be, as soon as the treaty was concluded, delivered into the Tower of London ; and that whatsoever should be wanting of the proportions

taken by them, should be supplied by them, with “ all convenient speed, in kind; which, he said,

should be committed to, and continued in, the custody of the sworn officers, to whose places the same belonged : and if any of those officers had already forfeited, or hereafter should forfeit,

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6 Demands and concessions of both sides (B. VII. “ that trust, by any misdemeanours, his majesty “ would by no means defend them from the justice “ of the law. That he always intended to restore “ such arms and ammunition, which he had been

compelled to take from any persons and places,

when his own had been taken from him; and “ would make them recompense as soon as his own “ stores were restored to him.

To whatsoever they proposed for the slighting “all fortifications, and reducing all garrisons, which “ had been made since the beginning of the trou

bles, and leaving them in the state they were

before, the king fully and absolutely consented ; “ and that the old castles and garrisons should be

reduced to their ancient proportion and estab“ lishment : but for the governors and command

ers of them, he said, that the cinque ports were “ already in the custody of a noble person, against “ whom he knew no just exception, and who had

such a legal interest therein, that he could not, “ with justice, remove him from it, until some suf

ficient cause were made appear to him : but he was very willing, if he should at any time be found guilty of any thing that might make him unworthy of that trust, that he might be pro

ceeded against according to the rules of justice. “ That the government of the town of Portsmouth,

and all other forts, castles, and towns, as were “ formerly kept by garrisons, should be put into “ the hands of such persons, against whom no just “exceptions could be made; all of them being, “ before these troubles, by letters patents granted " to several persons, against any of whom he knew " not any exceptions who should be removed, if

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