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Context of The petition of the knights, gentlemen, freeholders, and others the inhabitants of the county and city of York, presented to the honourable House of Commons now assembled in Parliament : wherein (inter alia) they humbly offer to billet and mayntain at their own charge 300 of their horse, and 3000 of their trained bands within their owne shire for three moneths, if the Parliament shall think fit : subscribed by the Lord Major and Aldermen of York, by the high Sheriff and very many knights, esquires, and gentlemen of good quality : with the manner of their taking the protestation, before they subscribed the petition
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