[Commonplace book], [ca. 1629-1632].


Rawdon, Marmaduke, Sir. [Commonplace book], [ca. 1629-1632].

[Commonplace book], [ca. 1629-1632].

Manuscript, in several secretary hands, of a collection of entries on political, government, and military subjects. The manuscript begins with a copy of the Mayoral Oath and the great charter of London, followed by a discourse on the authority of Parliament; a list of the public offices of England along with their fees; a list of the names of all men bearing arms in the Artillery Garden delivered to Captain Rawdon; and a copy of information exhibited in the Star Chamber by Sir Robert Heath, the king's attorney general, against Francis Earl of Bedford, Sir Robert Cotton, John Selden, Robert Earl of Somerset, Oliver St. John, and others in 1629 for seditious discourse against the king. The manuscript also includes an incomplete copy of Sir Francis Vere's Battle of Newport; and a copy of The memorandum of Martha Moulsworth widdowe, a biographical poem dated 1632; and a letter, signed by Rawdon, ordering protection against molestation or imprisonment for its bearer, Richard Swinarton, during "tyme of Parliament," and addressed to all of the King's public officers.

1 v. (114 p.) ; 31 x 20 cm.

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