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Context of Master Speakers letter ordered by the honorable House of Commons to be sent to the high sheriffe and gentry of Yorkshire : shewing their dislike of such as have endeavoured to perswade the countrey that their petition to the Parliament was ill relished : secondly, their dislike of such as have endevoured to perswade godly ministers that their exercises are not acceptable to the House : thirdly, their dislike of such as have endevoured to perswade the trained band from going in Hull upon the Parliament order : also shewing their great acceptation of the Yorkshire petition and how ready they are to take care for the discharging the billet-money in that county : likewise the Parliament wondring at the impudencie of those men who dare to hinder the advancement of the glory of God & of his worship and also to scandalize the piety of the house in so high a measure : likewise shewing how ready they are to propagate religion : also desiring and enjoyning the high sheriff to return the names of all those who have vented these untruths and disswaded the trained band in Holdernesse from entring into Hull
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