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The Fourth Paper Presented by Major Butler

Excerpt from The Fourth Paper Presented by Major Butler: With Other Papers Edited and Published by Roger Williams in London, 1652 Dition. The House of Commons had scarcely recovered from its tragic victory over King Charles, and was attempting, with the aid of the recently appointed Council of State and guided by the hand of Cromwell, to administer the affairs of the new Commonwealth. To crush the various royalist up risings required considerable activity and energy. Hardly had the insurrection in Ireland been over come when the news arrived that Charles, the son of the executed king, was forming an alliance in Scotland. Cromwell and the army hastened thither, routed the Presbyterian forces at Dunbar on Septem ber 3, 16 50, and exactly one year from that date defeated the royalist army at the battle of Wor cester. Though Charles escaped to France, Scot land was thus virtually subdued. But it was a matter of greater di 'iculty to force the foreign powers to recognize the authority of Parliament. Holland, offended at the passing of the Navigation Act of October, I 65 I and resenting any attempt upon her commercial supremacy, had finally brought about a state of war, which, though eventually to result in the defeat of the Dutch, was to tax Eng land's resources and strength greatly during the. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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