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COLLECTION OF LETTERS,
WRITTEN IN THE REIGNS OF
CHARLES I. AND II. AND JAMES II. &c.
COPIED FROM THE ORIGINALS NOW AT BROWSHOLME.
You haueinge desired by seuerall lett". to knowe our minde concerninge yo?. weighinge Ancor and Sayleinge wth, the Fleet out of the Downes, wee haue thought fitt to lett you knowe, that wee doe very well approue thereof, and that you doe cruse vp and downe in the Chanell, in such places as you shall iudge most convenient, takeinge care of the safetie, interest, and honour of the Comonwealth.
I remejn Whitehall.
Yo'. very loveinge Freind 11 August. 1657.
OLIVER P For General Mountague His Highness letter August 11th. 1657, on board the Naseby in the Downs.
to comand mee to sayle.
j mo die mensis Octobris Annoy Regni Regis CaroļiAnglie et Scoto 1630
RECEAUED the daie and yeare abouesaid of Thomas Parker of Browsholme in the said countie Esq". the somme of Twentie ffyve powndes, And it is in discharge of a Composicon by him made wtle, myselfe and others his Mats. Comissioners for compounding the fynes and xxvi... forfeitures for not attending and receaiving the order of Knighthood at his Mats, coranačon according to the lawe in that case prouided. I saie receaued the somme of
WENTWORTH. L. My Lord Wentworth his acquitance to my father for xxvl. paid to his Maiestie
To all Captaines Leiuetenants and all other Officers and Souldiers whin the
liberties of Craven. THEISE are to Charge and require you and everie of you, that you forbeare to enter the house of Edward Parker of Brousholme Esq". by night, or to take anie horses or other goods from him, eyther wthin the house or wthout the house, Eyther by day or by night," wthout speciall Command from mee : as you and everie of you will Answer the Contrarie at yo' pills.
giuen at Gigleswicke vnder my hand the Nyneteenth daie of
fferdinando Lord ffairfax, Lord generall of All the Northerne forces for Kinge
and Parliament. To all Collonells Captaines Commanders and other Officers of horse
and foote, and to oll souldiers now in the service afforesaid THEISE are to signifie and make knowne to you that the pliam'. has given speciall Order that noe houses bee plundered or pillaged to whomesoeuer they belonge, and that the rather because the delinquents Estates are to bee · answerable for the great damage of the Commonwealth, I desire you there-fore to take speciall care that Edward Parker of Browsholme Esq?. bee not plundered pillaged or anie way Iniured in anie of his houses, lands, goods, or Estate by those in the service of Kinge and Parliam'. provided that the ptected shall hereafter yeild obedience vnto, observe and pforme all Orders, Ordinances, and directions from the high Cort. of pliamt. to bee executed in this Countie by anie Commissioners or other pson Authorished in that behalfe.
Given at Leedes vnder my hand and Seale the 29th. day of May
MARMADUKE LORD LANGDALE Baron of Holme Lord Lieutenant of the West Ryding of the county of Yorke. To whom these presents shall come Greeting, By the Power and Authority giuen me from our Soveraigne Lord King Charles vnder the Great Seale of England, as his Maties. Lieutenant of the West Riding, I doe hereby constitute and appointe you Thomas Parker Captaine of a company of foute of the trayned bands of Staincliff & Ewcrosse under the Regiment of Ambrose Pudsay Esq". whereof the said Ambrose Pudsay is Collonell which companie you shall by virtue of this commission
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