ID: 26629
Commune concilium tent vicesimo septimo die Iulii, 1648.

CITY OF LONDON: COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL,, Commune concilium tent vicesimo septimo die Iulii, 1648. Forasmuch as this Court did apprehend the great danger the Parliament and City is in, in regard of the many commotions in this Kingdom, and the distractions thereof ..... Signed in the name and by the warrant of the Committee of the Militia London, by Adam Banckes, clerk to the said Committee. Dated at Guildhall London, the 31th of July, 1648.

broadside, single leaf (33 x 23 cms.), margins trimmed but nowhere touching or affecting printed surface, woodcut arms of the City of London at head, closed tear from left hand margin without loss, the ghost text of another document partially visible through the paper. In good state of preservation.

A broadside notice issued by the City of London Common Council and published in this chaotic period of the so-called Second Civil War. ' ..... And that a convenient number of Horse to joyn with the other Forces of this City, would be very usefull and serviceable for the safety and preservation both of Parliament and City: Therefore this Court doth now Declare, that it shall be taken as an acceptable service in any that will voluntarily List any Horses, or contribute any Money thereunto, and declare themselves therein unto the Committee of the Militia of London; And to be under Commanders, and observe such directions (tending to the welfare and safety of the Parliament and City) as the said Committee of the Militia shall appoint ......'.