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The Humble Petition Of The Habitants Of The County Of Dorset in July 1645

The wearing of the white ribbon was a symbol of the Clubmen's neutrality, and the desire to get the two warring parties to return to what was known as "our ancient laws and liberties" through agreement is shown in the Dorset proposals sent to both Parliament and King in The Humble Petition Of The Habitants Of The County Of Dorset in July 1645.

"Calling for his Majesty and the two houses of Parliament to continue once again to be restored to the blessing of peace by a happy accommodation of their present differences without further effusion of christian blood"

The petition is signed of as "by a thousand of your majesty's loyal subjects of the county not in the armies of either parties in the present wars".

 

The petition here is also signed by Thomas Young, the lawyer who would go on later to read out the Desires And Resolutions declaration at Badbury Rings. 

 

 

 

 

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