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The Clarke Papers. Selections from the Papers of William Clarke, Secretary to the Council of the Army, 1647-1649, and to General Monck and the Commanders of the Army in Scotland, 1651-1660, ed. C.H. Firth (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899). 4 vols.
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f. 99.Mr. Mordant had 19 voices for him, and as many against him, and the Lord President’s voice saved his life. Att their first sitting that day Doctor Huett’s lady presented a petition, which all night uppon her knees shee had bin begging her husband to signe, the substance was that hee might have liberty to plead, butt itt was denied because their title and his style therin was nott according to expectacion, and for that his contumely [he] was entred [as] having denyed to plead uppon 12 severall admonitions of the Court. Yesterday Doctor Huett peticioned his Highnesse for 20 dayes repreive, and if in that time hee confest nott matter to meritt his life then to bee executed, butt is repreived only for 2 dayes. A young whale about 50 foote longe was kill’d on Wednesday last neere Greenwich, many porpusses being seene to rise that day above bridge.3 Itt is observed by many heere that a whale was taken in the same river a little before the breaking out of the last great plague. Sir Henry Slingsby is repreived. The Lord Falconbridge is this day arrived from France.
[3 ]This was one of the portents supposed to refer to Cromwell’s death. Compare Dryden’s lines: