After repeated petitions from President Palma for intervention by the United States, commissioners (William H.
In June Shaftesbury applied for a writ of habeas corpus, but could get no release until the 26th of February 1678, after his letter and three petitions to the king.
He was then deluged with petitions urging him to call it together, and this agitation was opposed by Sir George Jeffreys and Francis Wythens, who presented addresses expressing "abhorrence" of the "Petitioners," and thus initiated the movement of the abhorrers, who supported the action of the king.
This, however, brought him chiefly petitions for the redress of grievances.
The constant stream of petitions to Rome opened the eyes of the pope to the effects of Torquemada's severity.