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of the horse, a few miles east of Edinburgh, on Tuesday evening. Next day, Wednesday, 4th October, 1648, come certain Dignitaries of the Argyle or Whiggamore Party, and escort him honorably into Edinburgh ; 'to the Earl of Murrie's House in the Can. nigate' (so, in good Edinburgh Scotch, do the old Pamphlets spell it); where a strong guard,' an English guard, “is appointed to keep constant watch at the Gate;' and all manner of Earls and persons of Whiggamore quality come to visit the LieutenantGeneral; and even certain Clergy come, who have a leaning that way.*_ The Earl of Moray's House, Moray House, still stands in the Canongate of Edinburgh, well known to the inhabitants there. A solid spacious mansion, which, when all bright and new two hundred years ago, must have been a very adequate lodg. ing. There are remains of noble gardens; one of the noble state-rooms, when I last saw it, was an extensive Paper Ware. house. There is no doubt but the Lieutenant-General did lodge here; Guthry seeming to contradict this old Pamphlet, turns to confirm it.t
The Lieutenant-General has received certain Votes of Parliament,& sanctioning what he has done in reference to these Scotch Parties, and encouraging and authorizing him to do more. Of which circumstance, in the following official Document, he fails not to avail himself, on the morrow after his arrival.
For the Right Honorable the Committee of Estates for the Kingdom of
Edinburgh, 5th October, 1648. RIGHT HONORABLE,
I shall ever be ready to bear witness of your Lordships' forwardness to do right to the Kingdom of England, in
* True Account of the great Expressions of Love from the Noblemen, &c., of Scotland, unto Lieutenant-General Cromwell and his Officers; In a Letter to a Friend (London, 1648; King's Pamphlets, small 4to., no. 392, § 26, dated with the pen 23d October): Abridged in Rushworth, vii., 1295.
| Guthry's Memoirs, p. 297. For a description of the place, see Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 21st January, 1837.
Commons Journals, 28 September, 1648.
restoring the Garrisons of Berwick and Carlisle: and having received so good a pledge of your resolutions to maintain amity and a good understanding between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, it makes me not to doubt but that your Lordships will further grant what in justice and reason may be demanded.
I can assure your Lordships, That the Kingdom of England did foresee that wicked design of the Malignants in Scotland to break all engagements of faith and honesty between the Nations, and to take from the Kingdom of England the Towns of Berwick and Carlisle. And although they could have prevented the loss of those considerable Towns, without breach of the Treaty, by laying forces near unto them; yet such was the tenderness of the Parliament of England not to give the least suspicion of a breach with the Kingdom of Scotland, that they did forbear to do anything therein. And it is not unknown to your Lordships, when the Malignants had gotten the power of your Kingdom, how they protected and employed our English Malignants, though demanded by our Parliament; and possessed themselves of those Towns ;-and with what violence and unheard-of cruelties they raised an Army, and began a War, and invaded the Kingdom of England; and endeavored to the uttermost of their power, to engage both Kingdoms in a perpetual Quarrel; and what blood they have spilt in our Kingdom, and what great loss and prejudice was brought upon our Nation, even to the endangering the total ruin thereof.
And although God did, by a most mighty and strong hand, and that in a wonderful manner, destroy their designs; yet it is apparent that the same ill-affected spirit still remains; and that divers Persons of great quality and power, who were either the Contrivers, Actors, or Abettors of the late unjust War made upon the Kingdom of England, are now in Scotland; who undoubtedly do watch for all advantages and opportunities to raise dissensions and divisions between the Nations.
Now forasmuch as I am commanded, To prosecute the remaining part of the Army that invaded the Kingdom of England, wheresoever it should go, to prevent the like miseries : And considering that divers of that Army are retired into Scotland, and that some of the heads of those Malignants were raising new forces in Scotland to carry on the same design; and that they will certainly be ready to do the like upon all occasions of advantage: And forasmuch as the Kingdom of England hath lately received so great damage by the failing of the Kingdom of Scotland in not suppressing Malignants and Incendiaries as they ought to have done; and in suffering Persons to be put in places of great trust in the Kingdom, who by their interest in the Parliament and the
Countries, brought the Kingdom of Scotland so far as they could, by an unjust Engagement, to invade and make War upon their Brethren of England :
• Therefore,' my Lords, I hold myself obliged, in prosecution of my Duty and Instructions, to demand, That your Lordships will give assurance in the name of the Kingdom of Scotland, that you will not admit or suffer any that have been active in, or consenting to, the said Engagement against England, or have lately been in arms at Stirling or elsewhere in the maintenance of that Engagement, to be employed in any public Place or Trust whatsoever. And this is the least security I can demand. I have received an Order from both Houses of the Parliament of England,* which I hold fit to communicate to your Lordships ; whereby you will understand the readiness of the Kingdom of England to assist you who were dissenters from that Invasion : and I doubt not but your Lordships will be as ready to give such further satisfaction as they in their wisdoms shall find cause to desire. Your Lordships' most humble servant,
This was presented on Thursday, to the Dignitaries sitting in the Laigh Parliament House in the City of Edinburgh. . During which same day came the Lord Provost to pay his respects' at Moray House ; came old Sir William Dick,' an old Provost nearly ruined by his well-affected Loans of Money in these Wars, and made an oration in name of the rest;'—came many persons, and quality carriages, making Moray House a busy place that day; of which I hope a good fruit will appear.'
Loudon Cancellarius and Company, from the Laigh Parliament-House, respond with the amplest assent next day :f and on the morrow, Saturday, all business being adjusted, and Lambert left with two horse-regiments to protect the Laigh ParliamentHouse from Lanarks and Malignants,—when we were about to come away, several coaches were sent to bring up the LieutenantGeneral, the Earl of Leven' Governor of the Castle and Scotch Commander-in-chief, with Sir Arthur Haselrig and the rest of
* Votes of September 28th; Commons Journals, vi., 37: "received the day we entered Edinburgh' (Rushworth, ubi supra).
| King's Pamphlets, small 4to,, no. 392, § 19: Printed by Order of Par• liament.
the Officers, to Edinburgh Castle; where was provided a very sumptuous Banquet,' old Leven doing the honors, “my Lord Marquis of Argyle and divers other Lords being present to grace the entertainment. At our departure, many pieces of ordnance and a volley of small shot was given us from the Castle ; and some Lords convoying us out of the City, we there parted. The Lord Provost had defrayed us, all the while, in the handsomest manner. We proceeded to Dalhousie, the Seat of the Ramsays, near Dalkeith ; on the road towards Carlisle and home,-by Selkirk and Hawick, I conclude. Here we stay till Monday morning, and leave orders, and write Letters.
For the Honorable William Lenthall, Esquire, Speaker of the Honorable
House of Commons : These.
Dalhousie, 9th October, 1648. SIR,
In my last, wherein I gave you an account of my despatch of Colonel Bright to Carlisle, after the rendition of Berwick, I acquainted you with my intentions to go to the head-quarters of my horse at the Earl of Winton's, within six miles of Edinburgh; that from thence I might represent to the Committee of Estates, what I had further to desire in
behalf. The next day after I came thither, I received an invitation from the Committee of Estates to come to Edinburgh; they sending to me the Lord Kircudbright and Major-General Holborn for that purpose ; with whom I went the same day, being Wednesday, 4th of this instant October. We fell into consideration, What was fit further to insist upon. And being sensible that the late agreement between the Committee of Estates, and the Earls of Crawford, Glencairn, and Lanark, did not sufficiently answer my instructions, which were, To disenable them from being in power to raise new troubles to England :-therefore I held it my duty, Not to be satisfied with the mere disbanding of them; but considering their
and interest, I thought it necessary to demand concerning them and all their abettors, according to the contents of the Paper * here enclosed.
Wherein,-having received that very day your Votes for giving further assistance to the Well-affected in Scotland,' I did in the close thereof acquaint them with the same; reserving such further satisfaction to be given by the Kingdom of Scotland, as the Parliament of England should in their wisdom see cause to desire. The Committee of Estates had' sent the Earl of Cassilis, Lord Warriston, and two Gentlemen more to me, To receive what I had to offer unto them ;—which upon Thursday I delivered. Upon Friday I received by the said persons this enclosed Answer, which is the Original itself.
* Letter L.
Having proceeded thus far as a Soldier, and I trust, by the blessing of God, not to your disservice; and having laid the business before you, I
pray God direct you to do further as may be for His glory, the good of the Nation wherewith you are intrusted, and the comfort and encouragement of the Saints of God in both Kingdoms and all the World over. I do think the affairs of Scotland are in a thriving posture, as to the interest of honest men: and · Scotland is’ like to be a better neighbor to you now than when the great pretenders to the Covenant and Religion and Treaties, I mean Duke Hamilton, the Earls of Lauderdale, Traquair, Carnegy, and their confederates,-had the power in their hands. I dare be bold to say that that Party, with their pretences, had not only, through the treachery of some in England (who have cause to blush), endangered the whole State and Kingdom of England; but also “ had' brought Scotland into such a condition, as that no honest man who had the fear of God, or a conscience of Religion, 'and' the just ends of the Covenant and Treaties, could have a being in that Kingdom. But God, who is not to be mocked or deceived, and is very jealous when His Name and Religion are made use of to carry on impious designs, hath taken vengeance of such profanity,--even to astonishment and admiration. And I wish from the bottom of my heart, it may cause all to tremble and repent, who have practised the like, to the blasphemy of His Name, and the destruction of His People; so as they may never presume to do the like again! And I think it is not unseasonable for me to take the humble boldness to say thus much at this time.
All the enemy's Forces in Scotland are now disbanded. The Committee of Estates have declared against all of that Party's sitting in Parliament.* Good Elections are already made in divers places; of such as dissented from and opposed the late wicked Engagement : and they are now raising a force of about 4,000 Horse and Foot;—which until they can complete, they have desired me to leave them two Regiments of Horse, and two Troops of Dragoons. Which accordingly I have resolved, conceiving I had warrant by your late Votes so to do; and have left Major-General Lambert to command them.
* The Scotch Parliament, which is now getting itself elected.