104. Writ summoning Richard Cromwell to the House of Lords of the
[December 10, 1657. Old Parliamentary History, xxi. 166.]
Oliver, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and
Ireland, and the dominions and territories thereunto belonging: to our trusty
and beloved son, Lord Richard Cromwell, greeting.
Whereas, by the advice and assent of our Council, for certain great and
weighty affairs concerning us and the state and defence of the said
Commonwealth, we ordained our present Parliament to be held at our city of
Westminster, the 17th day of September, in the year of our Lord 1656, and there
to consult and advise with the knights, citizens and burgesses of our said
Commonwealth; which Parliament was then and there held, and continued until the
26th day of June last past, and then adjourned until the 20th day of January
now next coming; therefore we command and firmly enjoin you, that, considering
the difficulty of the said affairs and imminent dangers, all excuses being set
aside, you be personally present at Westminster aforesaid, the said 20th day of
January next coming there to treat, confer, and give your advice with us, and
with the great men and nobles in and concerning the affairs aforesaid; and
this, as you love our honour and safety, and the defence of the Commonwealth
aforesaid, you shall in no wise omit.
Witness ourself at Westminster, the 10th day of December, 1657.
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