62. The King's Propositions to bo discussed at Uxbridge.
[January 21, 1645. Rushworth, v. 858.]
1. That His Majesty's own revenue, magazines, towns, forts and ships,
which have been taken or kept from him by force, be forthwith restored unto
2. That whatsoever hath been done or published contrary to the known
laws of the land, or derogatory to His Majesty's legal and known power and
rights, be renounced and recalled; that no seed may remain for the like to
spring out of for the future.
3. That whatsoever illegal power hath been claimed or exercised by or
over his subjects, as imprisoning or putting to death their persons without
law, stopping their Habeas Corpuses, and imposing upon their estates
without Act of Parliament, &c., either by both or either House, or any
Committee of both or either, or by any persons appointed by any of them, be
disclaimed, and all such persons so committed forthwith discharged.
4. That as His Majesty hath always professed his readiness to that
purpose, so he will most cheerfully consent to any good Acts to be made for the
suppression of Popery, and for the firmer settling of the Protestant religion
established by law; as also that a good Bill may be framed for the better
preserving of the Book of Common Prayer from scorn and violence; and that
another Bill may be framed for the ease of tender consciences, in such
particulars as shall be agreed upon. For all which His Majesty conceives the
best expedient to be, that a National Synod be legally called with all
5. That all such persons, as upon the Treaty shall be excepted and
agreed upon on either side out of the general pardon, shall be tried per
pares, according to the usual course and known law of the land, and that it
be left to that either to acquit or condemn them.
6. And to the intent this Treaty may not suffer interruption by any
intervening accidents, that a cessation of arms and free trade for all His
Majesty's subjects may be agreed upon with all possible speed.
Given at the Court at Oxford, the twenty-first day of January,
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