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lamities, which mull lie at your Charge I The Princes, and Nobles,
who were within the Town, finding they could not do any Good,

out to hi-, Majefty, at one o'Clock, and had a great Confulta-
tion. At 5, t!i' Kin.", 1 all'd again to Sir .Yohn, and off* r'd to pardon
him for all that was pall, if he would bni admit him with 20 At-
tendants; defiling him, to tab- an Hour's Time, to confider of it :
But the Knight lb II perfifting in his Denyal, the King order'd two
da to proclaim this pretended Governour a Traytor ; and that
thofe, '.'.ho ob'-v'd him, fhould be efteem'd guilty of H igh-Treafon.

•J his

146 The King orders him to be proclaimed a Traytor

This being perform'd, and his Majesty enraged, he cry'd out,
Fling t/ie Traytor over the Wall, throw the Rebel into the Ditch ;
Hut none regarding thefe Words,the affronted Monarch, and his Re-
tinue, were oblig'd to return to Beverley that Night The next
Morning, his Majesty fent a Herald,with 3 Noblemen, to the Go-
vernour, with a full Pardon, upon his Compliance; but in vain :
So that the King, riding to York, wrote from thence a Letter of < !om-
plainl to the Parliament. But they, instead of regarding his Maje-
sty, justify'd the Governour, asa loyal Perfon; afferting, That the
King's proclaiming him a Traytor, was a Breach of their Privi-
ledge, oppofite to the Liberty of the Subjects, and the Laws ofthe
Land : Therefore declared for the Militia, which they foon fet on
font. (Jpon the King's obtaining a Guard for his Perfon, by Con-
fent of tlie ( rentlemen of Yorkshire, on the 1 2th of May; the Com-
mons voted against it, on the [9th. However, many of both Houfes
came to attend his Majesty, (particularly the Lord-Keeper Little-
ton) for which the Parliament incapacitated them, as Members, for
the future. On the [3th of June, feveral Lords engaged to stand
by the King; and, in the fame Mouth, fome thoufands of men met
his .Majesty, near York, to whom the King then declared his Inten-
tions : On the other Hand, the Parliament feiz'd the Fleet, which
his Majesty thought to have fecur'd. About the latter Paid ofthe
Month, the Queen, who had been fore'd beyond Sea, fent a little
Ship, named the Providence, into Humber, with 16 Pieces of Can-
non, and Store of Ammunition, for the King's Service. With thefe,
the Forces, being partly armed, proceeded to befiege Hull : They
turn'd the Streams ofthe ( 'anals another Way : andstoptProvifions
from coming into the Town. On the 3d of July, his Majesty came
to Beverley, attended by 3000 Foot, and 1000 Horfe: Who, to en-
courage the Siege, lent fome Soldiers into Lincolnshire, to stop the
Intercourse of Provifions to the Befieged ; for which Reafon, the
King order' d a Fort to be built at Haffcl Cliff, and another at Paul,
where < .unions were placed. In the mean while, Sir John llotliam
order'd a great Part of the Charter-Houfe to be blown up, together
with the 1 [ouses at Myton : becaufe the Royalists mould never have
thrni in Poffeflion to act against him : Who, yet, hearing that his
Majesty was refolv'dto march with his Army to the Walls of Hull,
fent three Meffengers, alternately, tobefeechhim,to defist from fuch
,111 Enterprize, against hisfaithful Subjects, who refolved to continue
\\\ whilst the\- had Breath! But, as the King had no particular No-
tii >n of his 1 .oyalty ; fo he fecur'd each Perfon, who brought the Er-
rand. This fo enflam'd the Knight, that, calling a Council of War,
it was agreed, The Sluices fhould be immediately pull'd up ; and to


The Siege of Hull, with what Tranfaclions happened. 147

cut the Banks of Hull and Humber, whereby the Country fhould be
laid under Water. This dreadful Performance proved fuch an in-
credible Damage, that the Parliament, upon Sir John's Requeft,
promised to repair it, at the Expence of the King's Part)-. To his
prefent Affiftance, they fent him down many Soldiers by Sea, who
landed fafe on the ioth of July. The next Day, one of their crui-
zing Men of War took the King's Packet-Boat, in which were Colo-
nel . Xshburnham, Sir Edward Stradling, with others, who were car-
rying Meffages to the Queen in Holland: They were committed to
Prifon, and the Letters fent to the Parliament. The King's long
Pinnace.loaden with Cannon and Am m unitionforZ///<7>///.s7/ //-^meet-
ing with Captain Piggot's Ship, would not fubmit to be taken ; but
fought 'till fhe receiv'd ioo Shot, and then funk to the Bottom.
The Captains Horner, Vaughan, Newton, and*others, failing in an
open Boat to Lincolnshire, were brought Prifoners to Hull: From
whence the Cannons continually thunder' d from the Walls; which
were return'd by the King's Batteries. The Townfmcn, failing in
their Ardency; Sir John, wonderful in Invention, flimulated them
with a new-difcover'd Plot: That the King had hired fcveralwick-
ed Men to let fire to Hull, in various Places, nearthe Middle of a
prefixed Night : Then, while the Inhabitants were employ'd in
quenching the Flames, the Town was to be ftorm'd ; and every
Man, Woman, and Child, to perilh by the Sword! By this Contri-
vance, their Courage increafed, fo as to venture to fally forth, par-
ticularly 500 at one time, under Sir John Meldrum, at the lat-
ter End of July ; and at other times, with fuch Succefs, as to kill,
put to Flight, and take Prifoners, many of the Befiegers. The Earl
of Newport, (whom the King left to carry on the Blockade, whilfl
he went to engage new Friends in other Parts) was Ihot, by a Can-
non-Bail, from the Walls, into a Ditch, where he would have pe-
rilh'd, had not timely Relief been afforded him. Upon the King's
Return to Beverley, a Petition was prefented him, from the Parlia-
ment, to defire him, to disband his Army, and return amongft'em.
But the King refus'd to hearken to thofe Men, who had railed an


• Among 11 them was the gallant I. tail Digby, who difcover'd him-
felf to Sir John I lotham, tin /Hug his Life to the Generofity of the
ernour : II Viich, with . Irguments ufed againjl the Beliaviour
of the Parliament, with a Promife <>f the King's Mercy and Fa-
vour, fo prevail' d with the Knight, that he promifed the Delivery
of the line// to his Mafcfly. But one intervening Accident, or
another, prevt nted it ; . lud it proved of ill ( 'onfenueuee lo tie
eeruour, when it eame to the Ears of the Parliament.

1 48 Other memorable PAS SAG J S in the Year 1642.

Army againfl him, commanded by the Earls of /:'/A.rand Bedford ;
whom he knew to be Enemies both to him, and all his faithful Ad-
lit rents. As he found, by Report of the Earl of Newport, that it
was impoflible to take //////, for want of Mm oi War, he order'd
the Siege to be rais'd on the 27th of July, review'd the Army at
Beverley, and march'd among them, into ) T ork, with the Cannon and
Ammurtition.^Captain Hotham, foor after, with a flrong Party,
ravag'd the Royalifts, in the Country : But upon the well-known
IVoulds, near Malton, being attack'd by Sir Thomas Glemham, re-
ceived inch a Brufh, that he was glad to run home, and fcarcely
would venture out of ////// tor a confiderable Time alter. In Aug.
the King being at York, publifh'd, on the [2th,a Declaration, That
he defigrid to Jet ///> the Royal Standard at Ni » 1 1 [NGH \ M : And
this he did, upon the 22d. The 20th of September, he enter' d into
Shrewsbury. The Fight at Powick-Bridge was three Days after,
headed by Prince Rupert, to the King's Advantage; who returned
to Shrewsbury, where, his Strength increafed ; and from thence went
towards London. On the 23d of October, was fought the Battle of
Edghill,'\r\ Warwickshire, where the brave Robert Bertie, Earl
of Lindfey, received fo many Wounds, as occafion'd his Death. B<
ing carry'd out of the Field, he was brought into a little Cottage,
and laid upon Straw! When the Officers of the Parliament Army
(by Order of their General, who thought to have feen him alfo)
came to villt him, they found him bleeding, in a plentiful Manner ;
and yet his books were full ofVigourand Sweetnefs! He bid 'em
tell the Earl of EJfex, "To call himfelfat the King's Feet : And
" (added ho my approaching Death, as I am apt to think will be
" foon, does not half fo much pierce my Heart, as to perceive fo
" many Gentlemen, fome of you my former Friends and Acquaint
" ance, now engag'd in fo foul a Rebellion againlt our Sovereign !"
The Spectators, both charm'd and confounded, withdrew ; and re-
ported his Words to the Commander, he fent him the bell Sur-
geons of the Armw out of Refpect to his diftinguifh'd Merit ; But
in the opening of his Wounds, this Great and Heroick Nobleman
expired. — During thefe Tranfaclions, Wll mam CAVENDISH, Earl
oi Newcastle, was fuccefsful in the North: I lis Army was more nu-
merous, than tin- Forces commanded by the Lord Fairfax, lb-
made Captain Hotham reti-eat : who pretended to ftophisPaffageat
Piercebridge, beyond tin- River Tees. lie march'd afterwards to
York, which was then put into a Pofture 1 »f Defence, under Sir Tho-
mas Glemham, Governour, who kindly received him ; and to whom
he prefented fome l'ieces of Cannon, and Ammunition. He drove
Lord Fairfax and Captain Hothamoutol Tadcafler ; and took Brad-

Mayo?) Sheriff, Chamberlains, Reigii of K. CHARLES I. 149

1643 Thomas Raikes, 3 ) fohn Rawfon

[y] Robert Ripley ) ] [enry Metcalf

Jon/ by Storm. Thus was he frequently profperous, but not alto-
gether; elfe he might have gotten Poffeflion of Leeds, which Sir
Thomas Fairfax. (Son of the Lord of that Name) after a confide-
rable Lois, did at hilt moft valiantly obtain. A fmall Sketch of
which Town, with the [nfcriptions in the Churches, the Reader may
find, Pag. 17 of my Travels, towards the latter End of the Second
volume of the Antiquities of Yorkshire, very faithfully collected.
[ r ] The Mayor, being now on the Parliament's Side, was this
War, alfo, order'd to continue in his Office, by the Governour con-
trary to antient Charters. To give a further Light into the War,
in which this 1 [iftory feems to be a Principal Part, it is here necef-
fary to take Notice, Who were friends, or Enemies, to the King, or
Parliament. On the Part of his Majefty, were Prince RUPERT, his
Nephew; James Stuart, Duke of Richmond; William Sey-
mour, Marquefs of Hertford ; Thomas WRIOTHESLEY, Earl of
Southampton ; ROBERT SIDNEY, Earl of Leicefler ; JOHN DlGBY,
Earl of Brifiol ; tin- Earl of Netucaflle, as before-mention'd : With
the Lord-Keeper Littleton, Secretary Nicholas, and other Officers of
State. For the Parliament, were ALGERNON PlERCY, Pari of
Northumberland; William Cecil, Earl of Salisbury ; RoBERl
Rich, Earl of Warwick ; HENRY Vane, the Elder ; the valiant
Capel, Earl of Effex ; the Lord BROOK, &c. On Jan. 19. was
fought the defperate Battle of Leskerd, or Bradock-Down ; where
the \'i< tory was won, on the King's Side, under Sir Ralph Hopton.
The Parliament was now refolv'd to obtain Revenge : And fend-
ingWord to Sir John Hotham, and his Son, at //////, to raife Forces,
ravagethe ( !onntry,and ruin the Royalifts ; theyaccordinglyobey'd
the Command, burning and deftroying all before them! 1 take it.
that from hence came the Deftru< tion of t awood Caftle ; firft built,
as Tradition informs us, by King Athelflan; The lad Ruins of
which an- now to be feen, as I have imitated (with the Church, in
which that once famous Prelate Mountain lies interred) by a fmall
:i. Pag. 61. of the Travels) in my Second Volume of the An-
tiquiti< s of Yorkshire : An Edifice, that once had been a (lately
Palace for the Archbiifhops of the Prov ince, fituated on the pleafant
Banks of the River Oufe, where the Streams are more clear, by
the Proximity of the Tide. Among the allow'd Pranks of Father
and Sen, en- l)> ii n oftheir's was to feize Scarborough, a remar-
kable and beautiful Town, upon the S< .1 I oafl I >> a. 1 omplifh
which, they fent two Ships thither, with arm'd Soldiers, provided


150 The Ql 1 1 N in Danger of being kilFd at Bridlington.

with to Cannon, 4 Barrels of Powder, and 4 of Bullets : Hut Sir
Hugh ChohuUy, Governour of Scarborough Caftle, (who was once
(»u the Parliament Side; and, perceiving what they drove at, had
return'dtohis Allegiance) having private Intelligence thereof, came
down by Night, and (confulting with the Magiftrates) fuffer'd the
Veffels to inter peaceably into the Port : Which they had no fooner
done, but the Knight, with his Affiftants, feiz'dtheMen; andarm'd
themfelves with what was prepar'd againft the Inhabitants ; who
alfo planted the Cannon again It tin- A rrival of Captain /fo/h<w/,:uu\
his Forces. Not long after they came, thinking all the Way,of no-
thing but Succefs; and approaching within Shot, the Artillery and
Muskets were discharged, which killed 20 of them : Then, being
furiously attack'd, 30 more were taken Prisoners, and the reft put
to Flight ; the Captain fcouring homewards, amongft them, to tell
the pitiful News thereof to his Father. About this time, Clifford's
Tower, in York, was repairing, from its weak and antient Condition,
and made habitable for Officers and Soldiers, to withftand a Siege.
The Beginning ^l February, Prince Rupert took Cirencefter. Jt
was not long after, that feveral Letters were written to Sir Joint
Hbtham, at Hull ; pathetically fetting forth, thelnnocency of the
King, and Tyranny of the Parliament : That his Denyal ofEnte-
rance to his Majefty would be the Occafion of a long Civil War ;
which it wasjv/ in his Power to prevent, and make the Kingdom
happy, if he would but deliver the Town into the I lands of his Ala-
jelly, who was reach- to grant him full Pardon for what was pall.
Thefe Epiftles began to work fuccefsfully upon the Governour. On
the 19th, the Queen landed on Bridlington-Key, attended by feve-
ral Commanders ; and brought with her Money, Arms, and Ammu-
nition : Here Ihe was vifited by Sir Marmaduke Langdale, Sir Joint
Ramfdeiiy and even by Captain Hot/tarn ; who, being fent by his
Father, to know what Mercy and Favour he might expect, confut-
ed the Affair with the Earl oi Newcaflh , and was admitted to kifs
her Majefty's I land. Sir Hugh Cholmley alfo waited upon her Ma-
jefty ; and deliver'd up Scarborough Caftle, for the King's Ufe ;
But as, by his late dutiful Behaviour, he feem'd worth)- to command
that almoft impregnable Fortrefs ; fo the Earl of JVewca/lle caus'd
him to be re-inftated in his Office of Governour. The Queen, ftay-
ingat Bridlington near a Fortnight, waiting for a Guard, (abfolutely
refufing to be conducted by the Lord Fairfax) hail like to have
loft her Life, by two of the Parliament Ships (which unperceiv'd, in
the Night Time, had enter'd the Bay) tiring upon the Town, where-
by two Bullets fell upon the Houfe where (he was, piercing even to
the Bottom ; And Her Majefty being fore'd to take Shelter in the
Ditch, as flie was now and then leaving the Place, the Bullets flew


Who fends the Lord Digbv to Sir John Hotham. 151

fo very thick, that a Serjeant was slain near her Perfon : And pro-
bably they might have ended her Days, had not the Reflux of the
Tide, and the Threateriings of the Dutch Admiral Sir Martin J r an
Trumpe, who brought the Queen over, retrained their Fury, and
attended her to York, with the Karl of Montrofs, (who came Poft
from Scotland with 100 Horfe)the Duke of Richmond, and others,
where fhe was royally feafted by Sir Edmund ( ooper, Lord-Mayor.
Her Majefty, having fent the Lady Bland to //////, to confer with
the Governour, he confented to every Thing propos'd, fign'd Pa-
pers, and fent Letters by her to the Queen. The Lady fucceeding
thus far, attempted to win the* Vicar of the High-Church over to
her Part}- : But the harmlefs Minifter was fo prepoffefs'd on the Side
of the Parliament, that with up-lifted I lands and Eyes, he anfwer'd
the Lady, How can von think that J should encourage an Army of
Papifls, who, by fighting again// Them, oppofe the Protestant
RELIGION? "lis vifible, Madam, that Heaven appears in their
righteous Caufe, by giving Strength to their Arms, and difcovering
the Confpiracies formed again// them! So much was he deluded on
the one hand, by how much his Zeal might be commended on the
other ; even tho' there might be no fuch Danger. There rather
feem'd greater Jeopardy from the King's Enemies among the Scots;
who (as the brave Marquefs of Montro/shad truly told the Queen)
were reach- to join the English Malecontents, to the Subversion of
the Lpifcopal Church, and the late fetled Conftitution of the Land.
The Lad}-, finding him inflexible, departed ; and, going to the
Queen, told her what Succefs fhe had met with from the Governour.
About this Time,the Earl of Newcaflle, had obliged Lord Fairfax
to retire to Pontefracl. In the Beginning of March, there being fome
Talk of a Pacification, the Corporation fent to Mr. Pelham, then
\b mber of Parliament, to get them included in a general Pardon.
But the Nation was not yet for Unity. On Sunday, the 19th, the
Battle of Hop ton-Heath, near Stajfbrdwas fought ; where the brave
Earl oi Northampton was slain, who would not (as he had faid) ac-
cept ol an}- Quarter from the Hands of fuch notorious Rebels. —
The Queen left York on the 6th of June: Hut, before that, (he had
fent the Lord Digfry tothe Governourof Hull: Where we'll Leave
them tranfai' tin;.; Bufinefs, wliilfl other almofl immediate Actions
are declared. On the 17th of June, Prince Rupert was fuccefsful
againfl tin Earl of Effex s whole very Quarters (near Thame, aboul
io Miles from ( Kvfi'id) he attack'd, with uncommon Bravery, The
59th, the Earl of Newcaflle routed the Lord Fairfax* s Forces at < '</-
derton-Moor: kill'd 4 or 500 Men ; took feveral Pieces oft >rdnance,
with man}- Prifoners; fore'd him, and Sir Thomas his Son, to fly to
- The Rev. Mr. Willi u* Styles. Bradford,


152 The Governour betray'd by a Preacher, his Kin/man.

Bradford, and then to Leeds. After which, they travell'd towards
Selby; But the Royalifts, ftri\ ing to prevent them palling the River,
kill'd feveral ; obliging the Lord Fairfax to fly to Wrejfel Caftle,
and from thence to //////. His Sun, being feparated from him, was
forced to go to L arlton Ferry, Thorn, the Devizes of Hatfield, and fo
to ( r owl ; Where, refting an Hour, and hearing he was purfu'd by
funic of Colonel Portingtoris Men, he made hafte to get over the
Trent, jufi as they had got to Anthrop Ferry : He fcarce was mount-
ed, when he had like to have been feiz'd by another Party from
Gainsborough ; by which Difafter, he loft his Plate, with other va-
luable Things: But the Sharpnefs of his Spurs, with the Swiftnefs
of the Ilorfe, brought him fafe to Barton; from whence he fail'd to
//////, much terrify'd, weary'd, and almoft fpent with the Lofs of
Blood. His Father was made Governour of this Town not long af-
ter : But let us return to fee how Sir John Hotham was prevail'd
upon, by the Arguments of the Lord Digby. That gallant No-
bleman difplay'd the unjustifiable Actions of the Parliament, in re-
gard both to the King and Realm: And as to your part, Sir John,
(faid he) fee hoc what is intended for your Defiruclion! Upon
which, pulling out of his Pocket fome intercepted Letters from
Fairfax to the Commons, with their An fwers; the Knight, who well
knew the Characters, was fo fully fatisfy'd, that he treated with him
to deliver up the Town on the 28th of Aitgnjl. — The Parliament,
who had Spies almoft in every Corner, receiving fome little Infor-
mation, began to be jealous of Sir John Hotham's 1 )efign. But, to be-
more certain, they employ 'd one Saltinavsf), his Relation, to make
him a Yifit to JFii/L as one of their itinerant Preachers; that there-
by, he might pump out the whole Matter. The Defign fucceeded :
For that Holderforth, after feigned Salutation, feeming to lament,
by crying both againft the abominable Sins of the Nation, and the
wicked Incroachments of the Parliament, he moved Sir jro/iu to
give Ear to his 'Pale ; and, by approving his Difcourfe, was taken
in the Net, prepared for him. The Teacher, following his Difcourfe,
wrought upon the Knight, that he became even weak, infomuch as
togive Hintsof the Defign : Upon tin's, the other, with feigned Sanc-
tity, promifed, upon his Salvation, to further the Attempt, fo he was
but let into the Secret, and would newer reveal it to any Mortal liv-
ing ! This occafion'd the Opening of every Particular ; which the
other immediately difpatch'd, by a Meffenger, to the Parliament ;
who order'd him 2000/. for the Difcovery. And this was Sir John's
pious Coufin Saltmarsh .' — Which fhould warn every Pcrfon, in
all Stations of Life, to take great Care how they are Conzcii > d\>y
Hypocrites in Religion, when they have the lcafl. Reafon to think,


Captain HOTHAM committed to Nottingham Gaol. 153

(but not otherwife) that thofe Men make fuch a Bleffed Calling a
Cloak onlj r to their Knavery, purely for Intereft Sake. The Go-
vernour, little dreaming of the Treachery of his trufly and zvell-be-
loved Kiufman, foon after (by Command from the Parliament) fent
his Son.along'with his Troop, to AW////o-/w//,tojoin Forces with Co-
lonel Cromwell, and the Lord Gray : But main- 1 lours had not paft,
after his Arrival ; when, about 2 in the Morning, he was fent to
Prifon, by fecret Order of thofe Commanders, on Pretence, that he
defign'd to betray that Town to the King's Party. The Captain,
defperately enflanrd with Anger, fent for his Man John Kaye, and
folemnly ask'd him. If he would ferve him faithfully, without re-
vealing his Secrets? The Servant readily gave him a Promife ; but
that not fufficing, the M after tender'd him his Oath, faying, He
would prefer him for his Fidelity. " Now, /aid the Captain, repair
'• to the Queen at Newark : Tell her, I am in Prifon ; from whence
" I am fpeedily to be fent either to the Parliament, or the Earl of
" Effex: Defire her therefore, to fend Forces to releafe me, as I am
" carry'd along : For which I fhall think myfelf not only obliged
" to prove her conftant Servant ; but will affure her, that I'll do my
" Endeavourtoobtain.fortheKing'sService, the Surrender of Hull,
- Beverley, and alfo the City of Lincoln." The Servant went ac-
cordingly, and deliver'd his Meffagc: The Queen anfwer'd, Shetook
his Offers very kindly: But, added (he, he might have donefome of
tliefc things long ago, and prevented his prefcut Captivity: And pray,
Friend, how may 1 be affurd 'that you are the Captain's Meffenger f
The Man reply'd, " By this Token, that you receiv'd a Letter from
" his Father, by him, when you were at Bridlington.^ "/'is very
true, faid the Queen ; and I will be as good as my Word, in procu-
ring a Pardon for him, and Sir John, with other Favours that I
promifed them : Tell him alfo, I shall do my u/mojl to releafe him
from the Hands of his Enemies. The Servant return'd with this fa-
tisfactory Anfwer to the Captain : But he foon after, finding an
Opportunity to make his Efcape, tied to Lincoln ; difcourfed with
the Lord Willoughby, Captain Purfoye,a.nd others; and then ported
to Hull. Here, acquainting his bather with his LJfage, lie fell into
a violent Paflion againft the Commons: No better Names, than
Rogues, Rafcals, and . Xnabaptijl Dogs, he gave to Cromwell, the Se-
cret Committee and Parliament. This he did, in publick, to out-

brave the Matter ; and obtain'da Coun< il of War to be call'd, con-
fii\\ng of Sir Edward Rhodes, .sir Thomas Remington, Col. Legard,
Serjeant-Major Godwich ; with the Captains Anlaby, Billows, and
Overton, &c, who unanimously agreed, thai ( romwell fhould be
principally complain'd of, to the Parliament. The instrument fet
forth, That the greatejl Indignity, which could < ver be offet 'd to auv


154 A Confutation, to feize Sir John Hotham, in Hi 1.1. :

Perfon, was done to llw Governour's Son ; and, thro 1 him, to them,
who mujl now take Care of their own Safety: That it was very
hard to be e/leeufd Fray tors, by the K ing, for the fake of others ; who
should endeavour to dig a Pit for then/, into which they wight hap-
pen to fall themf elves \ That about 40 Villains should break into the
Captain's Chamber, rob him of 1 50 founds, take him out of his Bed,
imprifonhimin the common Gaol for z^days, net to allow him Liberty
to write to his Father, or the Parliament; was,furely,sueh vile If age,
that no Age, or Hi/lory, could parallel '. And all this done, without
any Order from the Generals, by Cromwell, and another Perfon, thro'
a Meffagefaid to be brought them from the Secret C ommittee, by an
.luabapti/l of Lincoln, //ai/ntl W'niion ; which Story, with them, could

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