Hutchinson -DA407 .H9 H7 1806

tion of twelve noble lords, who at that time intcrpos'd, and calling together all his lords at Yorkc, agreed upon a parliament at London, to convene the third of November following. In the meane time there was a treaty condiscended to of sixteene lords of each side, Scotch and English, who agreed upon a cessation betweene both armies for the prescnlt, in order to a peace, to be concluded at London with the parliament, who mett as appoynted in November. They began with throwing downe monopolies, and then impcacht the em·le of Strafl'ord of high treason, who, afler a solcmne triall and hot disputes on both sides, was at length attainted of treason, and the king, against his owne mind, to serv e his ends, gave him up to death.' The archbishop of Canterbury was alsoe made pri soner upon an accusation of high treason, for whi ch he after sufl'er'd;' "\Vren bishop of Norwich was likewise committed to the k ' '' hocver has read the propositions delivered to hi s maj esty by the earl of Straf· ford, for bridling of parliaments and increase of his revenue, which ;s pre!'lencd in the third volume of Ludlow's Memoirs.. p. 3'2£, ingenious, bold, and dangerous be-yond example, will think him richly to have deserved hi s l~ne, but not at the hand of Charles, who herein acted so treacherously by hi,; friend s, that tl1 ei r very adversaries are shocked at it, and fix ed on hi s reputation a deep nnd indelible stain; nccordingly h e seems all his life long to have borne in mind an incessant regret of this crime.-As it was a thing thought of but little consequence at the time, perhaps it will ere long be forgotten that Loui s the Sixteenth suAered sentence of death to be executed on a Mr. De Favras for planning to assist him, or hi s brother, or both, to escape, but when he did real ly c!Tect l1i s escape in part, there appeared great earnestness and zeal in stopping him! DiU he not merit this? :May says that the cause of Lord Strafford's condemnation was a note produced by Sir H. Vane, proving that as a privy counsellor he had proposed to the l.:ing to bring his army from Ireland · to reduce this kingdom to obedience; but Ludlow's seems the stronger reason. l It may well be doubted whether it was justi fiable to change the proceedi ngs against Laud from impeachment to attainder, in order to \'Ote his death, which the law would not have condemned him to; but certainly deposition and banishment at least were due to the man who brought rllin and disgrace upon that pllre and moderate