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OLIVER CROMWELL'S

LETTERS AND SPEECHES: ,;

INCLUDING

THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE FIRST EDITION.

With Elucidations.

BY THOMAS CARL Y L E.

IN TWO VOLUME S.

VOL. II.

NEW YORK:
H A R PER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

329 & 331 PEARL STREET,
TRANKLIN SQUARE.

1859,

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

THE LITTLE PARLIAMENT. 1651-53.

PAGE

THE LITTLE PARLIAMENT . . . . . . 3

LETTER CXXV. T. Rev. J. Cotton : London, 2 Oct., 1651

Reflections on Public Affairs : what Prophecies are now

fulfilling.

“ CXXVI. To Mr. Hungerford: London, 30 July,
1652 . . . . . . . . 19

Note on Private Business.

“ CXXVII. To Mr. Parker : Whitehall, 23 April, 1653 30

Riot in the Fen-Country.

SUMMONS . . . . . . . . . 31

SPEECH I. Opening of the Little Parliament, 14 July, 1653. 34

Retrospective : aim of all these Wars and Struggles ;

chief events of them ; especially dismissal of the Long
Parliament. Prospective : dayspring of divine Prophecy
and Hope, to be struggled towards, though with difficulty.

Demits his authority into their hands.

LETTER CXXVIII. To Committee of Customs : Whitehall,

Oct., 1653 . . . . . . . 59

In remonstrance for a poor Suitor to them.

CXXIX. To H. Weston, Esq. : Whitehall, 16 Nov.,

. 1653 . . . . · ·

Excuse for an oversight: Speldhurst Living

PART VIII.

FIRST PROTECTORATE PARLIAMENT. 1654.

PAGE
LETTER CXXX. To R. Mayor, Esq.: Whitehall, 4 May, 1654 77

Dare not undertake the Purchase recommended.
« CXXXI. To Lord Fleetwood : Whitehall, 16 May,
1654 . . . . . . . . 79

To dismiss Col. Alured.
CXXXII. To Col. Alured : Whitehall, 16 May, 1654 80

Official Order to the Colonel.
• CXXXIII. To Sir T. Rymer : Whitehall, 5 July,
1654 . . . . . . . . 82

A City Preacher.
SPEECH II. Meeting of the First Protectorate Parliament, 4

Sept., 1654 . . . . . . . . 88
Goodwin's Sermon, On the Deliverance out of Egypt,
and Pilgrimage towards Canaan through the Wilder-
ness. Our difficulties : Antichrist; Levellers, Fifth-Mo-
narchists, Jesuits. Our attainments : Some Reform of
Law; Reform of Church ; Peace, with almost all Nations.

Finance; necessity of Concord.
SPEECH III. To the same Parliament, 12 Sept., 1654. . 109

Cannot have the Foundations of Government submitted
to debate in this Assembly.' A free Parliament they; but
he also, in virtue of whom they sit, must be an unques-
tioned Protector. His history since he entered on these
Public Struggles : Dismissal of the Long Parliament; Ab-
dication of the Little Parliament; Protectorship, on what
founded, by whom acknowledged.' To proceed no farther,

till they acknowledge it.
LETTER CXXXIV. To R. Bennet, Esq. : Whitehall, 12 Jan.,
1654-5
... .

. . . . 132
Virginia and Maryland.
“ CXXXV. To Captain Crook : Whitehall, 20 Jan.,

1654-5. . . . . . . . 135

To watch Adjutant-Gen, Allen.
SPEECH IV. Dissolution of the First Protectorate Parliament,
22 Jan., 1654.5 .

. . . . 138
Regrets that they have not communicated with him: he
was not unconcerned with them; has been struggling and

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