The history of Wigan, Volume 2


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Pagina 46 - I saw horse stand in ; and, upon the matter, the continuance of this Fight two days more together in our following the Enemy, and lying close by him in the mire — [moths again and mildew until at length we broke him at a near a great party of our horse having miles towards Lancaster ; who came up to us, and were with us in all the Action]. — These things I thought fit to intimate, not knowing what is fit to ask, because I know not how your Affairs stand, nor what you can supply. I have sent Major-General...
Pagina 86 - GEORGE the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c.
Pagina 92 - London, that may have and shall have these our letters patent under our Great Seal of England, in due manner made and sealed, without fine or fee great or small to us in our Hanaper or elsewhere to our use...
Pagina 43 - I got them to stop, till I commanded my pikes to open, and give way for them to ride or run away, since they would not stay. But now my pikemen, being demented (as I think we were all), would not hear me : and two of them ran full tilt at me...
Pagina 92 - Restriction to the contrary thereof heretofore had made published ordained or provided or any other thing cause or matter whatsoever in any wise notwithstanding...
Pagina 141 - Any statute, act, ordinance, provision, proclamation, or restraint, heretofore had, made, published, ordained, or provided, or any other thing, cause, or matter whatsoever, to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. In Witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent : Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the fourth day of March, in the three and thirtieth year of our reign, Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred and eighty-one.
Pagina 44 - We lay that night in the field close by the Enemy ; being very dirty and weary, and having marched twelve miles of such ground as I never rode in all my life, the day being very wet.
Pagina 38 - ... it hath been. All trade, by which they have been much supported, is utterly decayed ; it would melt any good heart to see the numerous swarms of begging poor, and the many families that pine away at home, not having faces to beg ; very many now craving alms at other men's doors, who were used to give others alms at their doors ; — to see paleness, nay death, appear in the cheeks of the poor, and often to hear of some found dead in their houses, or highways, for want of bread.
Pagina 44 - ... who often heretofore lost blood in your quarrel, and now his last. He hath left some behind him to inherit a Father's honour; and a sad Widow; — both now the interest of the Commonwealth. Our horse still prosecuted the Enemy; killing and taking divers all the way. At last the Enemy drew up within three miles of Wigan; and by that time our Army was come up, they drew off again, and recovered Wigan before we could attempt any thing upon them.
Pagina 44 - I have intelligence even now come to my hands, That Duke Hamilton with a wearied Body of Horse is drawing towards Pontefract; where probably he may lodge himself, and rest his Horse ; — as not daring to continue in those Countries whence we have driven him ; the Country-people rising in such numbers, and stopping his passage at every bridge. Major-General Lambert, with a very considerable force, pursues him at the heels. I desire you that you would get together what force you can, to put a stop...

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