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The Committe at London could never finish the businesse by reason of ye impertinent clamours of the G: enemies; therefore at length wearied with ye continuall & endlesse papers they had every day brought in, at length they made an order wherein they designed a certeine day for ye dispute & determination of ye power, commanding both sides to forbeare all matter of crimination one against ye other, till that were determined. At ye day, they bothe appeared, but Mr. Milling: presented a petition of a most insolent nature, & fresh articles against ye Governor.

The petition was that whereas the Committee had kept them 10 weekes at great charges, they humbly desired a speedy dispatch according to their propositions.

The Comittee told them, they had done them much injury to lay their stay to their charge, when five weekes before they desired them all to goe, & onely to leave a solicitour, & then they refused it, that they had broken their first orders & given no satisfaction for it, & now alsoe their last in bringing in articles against ye Governor, when they had comanded it should be forborne on all sides, and that they took it very ill they should prescribe them how to determine ye businesse, wherefore they ordered that ye Governor should come downe & follow his first instructions, till he received new ones, & that ye business should be reported on to ye house.

After this ye Governor's brother came down and Captn. Pallmer, the Capn's: being wonderfull obedient to all his orders, soe that ye garrison was reasonable quiet.

[Jan. 1644.] The Sunday sennight before ye Lft: Coll: came downe, Wiverton having taken some 80 country men, were persued by some horse of this towne, who rescued the country men, and if they could soe have been contented had done good service, but when they had before tired their horses they improvidently persued the enemie home, where a troope of fresh horse, joyning with ye enemie, routed ours & tooke Major Meldrum, who commanded the partie and about 20 more prisoners.

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From the original in the Nottingham Castle Museum.

(The words at the head are in Mrs. Hutchinson's handwriting, the rest has
been copied by her amanuensis.)

There was laid upon ye north part of this County an assessment for ye maintenance of ye Yorkshire horse of neere 3000 pound a month, which yet ye countrie would willingly have borne if ye horse might

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The other leaf in the possession of the Castle Museum reads as follows:

“An extract transcribed out of the Journall Books of the house of Lords soe far only as Relates to Coll. Hutchinson,


Die Martis 22 Die Maii 1660.

Post meridiem

Concerning the Kings Judges for securing their Persons and Conference with the house of Comons, thereupon, viz.

The Comons conceive the Lords intrench upon the Priviledges for Coll Hutchinson a member of ye house of Comons could not be under such an Order of the Lords upon any Account, unless the Comons order had been consent to. Page 135.

Die Luna 4 Junii 1660.

To render himselfe with others according to Proclamation.

Pa. 188.

Upon Reading the Petition of the Lord Lexington & others concerning Coll. John Hutchinson, It is ordered that the consideration of this Petition be had when the Act of Indemnity is brought from the house of Comons: page 152. Die Luna 23 Julii 1660.

The house being resumed, the Lord Roberts reported That the Commtee: perusing the Journall that came from the house of Comons doe for certaine names of those persons that gave sentence of Death upon the late King and signed the Warrant for his Murder, out of which Lists, the Come: thinks fitt that Coll Hutchinson's Name be struck out, which the house ordered accordingly.

Die Luna 13 Augustii 1660.

Hodie la vice lecta est Billa. An Act to enable Robert Lord Lexington & Sr Tho: Williamson Barnt: to raise & levy the sume of 2680 pounds, and damages, out of the Lands and Manours of John Hutchinson Esqre."

The leaf in the Castle ends here. The leaf in the British Museum in the same handwriting continues the story:

"A petition of John Hutchinson Esq. was read desiring that he might be heard before the aforesaid Bill doe pass. It is ordered that he shall be heard accordingly.

Pa. 446.

Die Sabathi 18 Aug. 1660.

Hodie. 2a vice lecta est Billa. An Act to enable Robert Lord Lexington & Sr Tho. Williamson Bart. to raise & levy the sume of 2680 pounds, and damages out of the lands and mannours of Jno. Hutchinson Esq.

A Petition alsoe of John Hutchinson Esq. was read, and it is ordered that the said Bill together with the said Petition shall be referred to the Come: appointed for the Marquis of Newcastle's Bill to hear all parties concerned & to meet this afternoon at 3 of the clock.

Pa. 474.

Die Sabati 25 Aug. 1660.

Upon reading the petition of Henry Nevill Esq. It is ordered that the Petition should be shewed to Coll. John Hutchinson & the other Persons therein mentioned, hoping & expecting that he will doe that in this particular business as will stand with justice & agreeable to the favour he hath received from this house.

Pa. 514.

Die Luna 3 Septembris 1660.

The cause betwixt the Lord Lexington and Coll. John Hutchinson was heard by Councell on both sides at this Barr. And it is ordered that the consideration of this

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