Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: A speech of the lord protector to the Commons : copy

Digital Image File Name: 
53303
Source Call Number: 
X.d.483 (207)
Source Title: 
A speech of the lord protector to the Commons : copy
Image Details: 
Refuses the kingship, "after twelve years civil war." Actually the speech was made to a large Parliamentary committee and seems to be close to Harley MS 6846, f.236, printed by L. von Ranke in his History of England, V, 517. See also W.C. Abbott, Writings and speeches of Oliver Cromwell, IV, 467-474; Somers' Tracts, VI, 365.
Source Created or Published: 
1657 April 13
Physical Description: 
1v-2r
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Bennet, Robert, 1605-1683.
Uniform Title (Hamnet): 
Calendar of the Robert Bennet Papers, 1603-1678.
Title (Hamnet): 
Papers [manuscript], n.d., 1603-1678.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
209 items (4 boxes)
Subject (Hamnet): 
Anabaptists.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Bennet, Robert, 1605-1683.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Cornwall (England : County) -- History -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Correspondence
Subject (Hamnet): 
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Deeds
Subject (Hamnet): 
Devon (England) -- History -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Family papers
Subject (Hamnet): 
Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Great Britain. Army.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Law.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Manuscripts, English -- Washington (D. C.)
Subject (Hamnet): 
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Mints.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Personal papers
Subject (Hamnet): 
Poetry.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
England and Wales. Parliament
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Folger Shakespeare Library.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Great Britain. Parliament.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Mulys, John.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Upcott, William, 1779-1845, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Vyvyan, Hannibal.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Colonel Robert Bennet of Hexworthy in Lawhitton, Cornwall, was one of the leading Parliamentarians in the south-west of England during the Commonwealth. He was at different times governor of Pendennis Castle, governor of St. Michael's Mount, an M.P. and a member of the Council of State and of other commissions.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Most of these papers (primarily ALS) are his official papers and reflect the shifting fortunes of the Parliamentarians and Royalists. Among the family papers are several concerning law-suits and other business matters, a few deeds, Hannibal Vyvyan's directions to Colonel Bennet when he was sick in 1649 (155), and letters to and from fellow Anabaptists at Looe, 1656. There are also several miscellaneous manuscripts including The office of an attorney by John Mulys of Halmpstone, Devon, with a few lines of verse, n.d. (196); a copy of the letter from the "agitators" to Sir Thomas Fairfax and others, April [28], 1647 (198); Reasons wherefore the officers of the mint should be freed from payment of any assessments, ca. 1650 (200); The humble proposals of the ministers who presented the petition to Parliament, [March 1653] (202); The resolution on religious toleration, Dec. 15, 1654 (206); a report of a speech by Cromwell to a Parliamentary Committee refusing the kingship, [1657] (207); reports of other speeches by Cromwell to officers of the army, [Feb. 1658] (208); and The alarum, a paper presented to the speaker of the House of Commons criticizing the King's ministers, April 1671 (209).
Notes (Hamnet): 
Preferred citation: Folger Shakespeare Library MSS X.d.483 (1-209). [Formerly Folger MSS Add. 494].
Provenance (Hamnet): 
Formerly part of the collections of William Upcott (1779-1845), and later of Sir Thomas Phillipps, bart., (1792-1872). Phillipps MS 11015. Possibly also the same as or part of Phillipps MS 12102. See: The Phillipps manuscripts. Holland Press, 1968.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
X.d.483 (1-209)