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13th. July Sunday
The Presbyterians and Independents of Manchester united, and a document showing the terms of agreement was drawn up and signed July 13. This 'accommodation' was the result of the dissatisfaction with the Rump Parliament, the imprisonment of some members of the Classis, and the sale of the College and its land to Mr. Wigan, who had turned Baptist and preached in its barn.(7)

31st. July Sunday
The futile "Cheshire Rising," under Sir George Booth, of Dunham, caused great excitement. His tenantry and those of other sympathizers had been openly drilled. On July 31, after Henry Newcome had preached, Stockport announced that "the Quakers had risen," and that the trained bands were to meet at Warrington on the Tuesday following. Five hundred men left Manchester, where Sir George raised the cry for a free Parliament. August 5 was observed as a day of humiliation in Manchester, as they were afraid of Lilburne marching on the town, but the imprisonment of "a bloody Anabaptist" prevented him from knowing that the trained bands were absent. The Royalist rising was entirely unsuccessful, and the final defeat at Winnington Bridge, 19th August, was fatal. Fugitives arrived on the next day, and command of the town was taken by Colonel Birch and Colonel Lilburne, who was offended by Heyrick's sermon on the Sunday, and ordered Henry Booth, the Independent minister, to officiate in the latter part of the day. Although the Cheshire Rising failed it showed the insecurity and unpopularity of the Government with Presbyterians and Independents as well as Episcopalians.  (Fuller details of the Cheshire Rising will be found in Baines's Lancashire; Halley's Lancashire; Hibbert-Ware's Foundations; Martindale's Autobiography; and Newcome's Diary.)(7)