Lot 16: Civil War.- A letter directed to Master Bridgeman,
June 12, 2013
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Civil War.- A letter directed to Master Bridgeman, the fourth of January, and a letter inclosed in it, to one Master Anderton, were the 12. of January read, and ordered to be entred. To the worshipfull, and my much honoured friend Orlando Bridgeman Esquire, and a burgesse of the Parliament, at his chamber, at the Inner-Temple, these present, single sheet, small red ink number at head, lightly laid on to thick paper, [Wing E1942],scarce, 335 x 250m, printed for Joseph Hunscott, 1641 § Corporation of London. A true coppy of the petition of the Lord Maior, aldermen, and the rest of the Common Councell of London, presented to both Houses of Parliament, March 18. 1641. To vindicated the honour of the city against a false, scandalous, and seditious petition, printed, and pretended to be exhibited to the Parliament in February last, as The petition of the citizens of London, against the present disposall of the militia of that city, made by the Parliament. And to assure the Parliament and the whole kingdome; that the said city is very glad of, and thankfull for the present ordinance touching that matter, single sheet, woodcut arms, head-piece and initial, small red ink number at head, lightly laid on to thick paper, [Wing T2661], 362 x 270mm, R.Oulton, and G.Dexter, 1641 [i.e. 1642]; and a broadside relating to collecting of taxes, 1642 (Wing E1942) and a late 18th century broadside calling for volunteers in the Hexham and Newcastle areas to bear 'arms against the perfidious cruel French' (4) ***Orlando Bridgeman, Lord Keeper, lawyer and Royalist. 'Although many designes have been defeated, yet that of Ireland holds well.The Kings heart is Protestant, but our friends can persuade him, and make him believe anything.'.