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Enoch Soames --50 horses shot to the death. .
John Purfis

* 40 horses soreley wounded."
Simeon Wildes

330 men wounded soreley, yet John Liffel

: can Ride.
Benjamin Waster

10 unabel to Ride. !! !
Noah Richardson
Seth Richardson Lent for the use of the Parle-
Levi Richardson ment to pay the Souldiers. Hay
Cornelius Van Est and Corn
Caspar Dorflein

£160 10 4 Shot to the death at Ganesborow."

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Scrap 9..! Squire's Conspectus of the “St. Neots Troop” is to be seen in Scrap 3. Captain Montague obtained Commission to raise a regiment of his own, “on the 20th August 1643,” says Collins* — which I think, as "20th August " was a Sunday,

* Peerage (1741), ii. 281.

can hardly have been the exact day! However, raise a regi. ment he did, and even regiments; and here is Note of the first of them, - in Squire's handwriting:

Joined Montague's Lanciers. Walter This name Wm. Partrige Gabriel Womac illegible

Collins Collins Lemuel Gilbert John Palmer John Skipon Charles Hurst for Saul Cobbham, Walter Reachlous Harst) Martin Saul John Evanson Wm. Waters Wolsey Clarke Wm. Ellis

.: May 24, 1644. Stephen Willis Henry Johnson

Explicit Squirus noster; as all things do end! Some three other Notes, written in abstruse cipher, and two of them bearing what I take to be Oliver's occult signature, and plainly Squire's address, – these I keep back, as too abstruse for any printer or any reader. And herewith let us close the Funeral Urn of the Ironsides, with its burnt bones of heroes, and ashes of mere wood; and, with deathless regrets against my Unknown Correspondent, and for the present some real thankfulness to Heaven, wash our hands of this melancholy affair.

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LIST OF THE LONG PARLIAMENT. ' 'LISTS OF THE EASTERN-ASSOCIATION COMMITTEES.

In the old Parliamentary History, * and in other Books, is given, “compiled from the Chancery Records and Commons Journals," a List of the Long-Parliament Members, arranged according to their Counties and Boroughs; which is very welcome to the historical inquirer. But evidently, for every pur. pose of historical inquirey connected with this Period, there is needed farther, if not some well-investigated brief "Biographical Dictionary of the Long-Parliament Members," such as the pious historical student is free to imagine for himself, but will not soon get, at least and lowest, some Alphabetical List of their Names; the ready index and memento of a great many things to us. As no such List was anywhere discoverable, I had to construct one for my own behoof; a process by no means difficult in proportion to its usefulness, the facts being already all given in the extant List by Places, and only requiring to be rearranged for the new object of a List by Names. This latter List, after long doing duty in the manuscript state, is now, for the use of others, appended here in print, — there being accidentally a corner of room for it in this New Edition.

It is not vitally connected with Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches; yet neither is it quite without relation to the man. Here are the Names of some five or six hundred men, whom Oliver Cromwell sat in view of, and worked along with, through certain years of time in this world; their Names and Localities, if we have nothing more. More is attainable concerning several of them, and is very well worth attaining; but little more, to the general reader, is yet attained. Fea.

• Parliamentary History (London, 1763), ix. 12-57.

tureless, to the general reader; little other than ticketed shadows, a strange san-hedrim of phantoms, most of these men;not unlikely all of them to become shadows and invisible, except where kindled by some contact with this the luminous and living one! Here are their Names, at whatever worth the reader may put upon them: “adjoined” to the Name of Oliver in this place, but capable of being disjoined again; and perhaps worth printing, there being a corner of room for them.

What is a more questionable point, this List I am aware is not quite free from errors; one or two of which it has even fallen in my own way not only to surmise, but to prosecute to their source, and correct. Numerous I do not suppose them to be, nor important; but I cannot certify that there are none; nor help farther in removing what there may be. The List itself, once printed, offers to all studious persons the opportunity to help; which certainly it would be a beneficence of its sort if some strict antiquary, or series of antiquaries, would effectually do. The constituent elements of the most remarkable Parliament that ever sat," – which indeed is definable as the Father of Parliaments, which first rendered Parliaments supreme, and has since set the whole world upon chase of Parliaments, a notable speculation very lively in most parts of Europe at this day, - deserve at least to have their names accurately given. They deserve, and perhaps they will one day get, much more; they deserve a History, constitutional, biographical, political, practical, picturesque, better than most Entities that yet have one among us; and, in all points of view, they will be found not imaginary but real, and well worth remembering and attending to. Meanwhile, in the absence of all. History, constitutional or other, of the Long Parliament, let this imperfect foreshadow of the incipiency of one be welcome.

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The asterisk *, prefixed to a Member's name, denotes that he was a “Recruiter” (see Letters and Speeches, vol. i. p. 201), not an original Member: “disab.” means disabled, declared incapable of sitting henceforth, for some reason, generally for Rozalism, for desertion to the King; the year when, is also indicated. “King's judge” is one nominated to that office, and only in part or not at all risking to perform it; “regicide" is one who 'performed and completed it, who signed the Death-warrant: both titles, I find, are now and then, especially in the cases where nothing not already known was to be learned from them, omitted in this List. Other contractions

will probably require no explanation. Abbot, George, Esq. (dead '45) . . Guilford.. is *Abbot, George, Esq. ... .. Tamworth... ' Acton, Sir Edward, Knight(disab.:44) Bridgnorth. sh Aldburgh, Richard, Esq. (disab. '42,

Yorkshire petition) .. Aldborough, Yorkshire. *Aldworth, Richard, Esq. . . . . Bristol. : Alford, Sir Edward, Knight(disab.'44) Arundel. . ; Alford, Sir Edward, Knight (void, though twice) . . . . ...

Tewkesbury Alford, John, Esq. .::

Shoreham. Allanson, Sir William, Knight(King's

York. *Ållen, Francis, Esq. (King's judge) Cockermouth. *Allen, Matthew, Esq. .

Weymouth. Allestre, William, Esq. (Recorder;

disab.) .. ... .. i Derby. Alured, John, Esq. (regicide). .. Heydon, Yorkshire. Anderson, Sir Henry, Knight (disab.

.44) . i . ... . . . . . . Newcastle-on-Tyne. Andover, Charles, Viscount (e. s. of

E. of Berkshire; made Peer '40, in his father's lifetime) ...... Oxford. *Andrews, Robert, Esq..:::: Weobly, Herefordshire *Anlaby, John, Esq. (King's judge) Scarborough. *Annesley, Arthur, Esq. ii. Radnorshire. *Apsley, Edward, Esq.. .. Steyning... i s Armyn, Sir William, Baronet (King's judge). ..:.:.:.

Granthami *Armyn, William, Esq. (since '45); Cumberland. *Arthington, Henry, Esq. . . Pontefract. Arundel, John, Esq. (disab. '44) (St. Michaels, but pre

'ferred) Budmin. *Arundel, John, Esq.. . . .. West Love. Arundel, Richard, Esq. (disab. '44) : Lostwithiel. Arundel, Thomas, Esq. (died).West Looe. *Arundel, Thomas, Esq. . .1 West Looe.

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