Iron Making in the Olden Times; Also, "The Book of Dennis," Now First Transcribed from the Oldest Existing MS., with Notes
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...leaving a deficit of 1902!. 28. 6%cZ. Another paper states " what iron in pigs, barr, and shott have beene cast and made, sold, or otherwise disposed of, or remaining in stock," between 28th February, 1653, and 2nd August, 1656. There remains also " a true inventory of all the tooles and utensils belonging to the forge at Whitecroft, this 13th August, 1656," divided into "all the chaflery, for the upper finery, for the lower finery." John a Deane died in 1655, and was succeeded by Mr. John Roades.-f From 2nd August, 1656, to Hardly had the king's return been effected when, amidst the innumerable petitions which instantly greeted him, is one from Sir Hugh Middleton, Bart., for " the place of Overseer and Receiver of Profits of His Majestie's Iron Works in the Forest of Dean."l He strengthened his application with the timely remark that the appointment for which he sought was held by Major John Wade, "put in by Cromwell; an officer of which Wade, in July last (1659), robbed him of horses, arms, &c., kept.him four months in close imprisonment for adhering to His Ma," & has several times ransacked his house." State Paper Oflice, Domestic Series, No. 835, fos. 675-710. I-1 Ibid., Domestic Series, Int., No. 816. / 1 State Papers, Domestic Series. A contemporary petition, to much the same end, but from a different quarter, was presented by Sir Edward Massey. He stated, truly enough, that " he had formerly held the works for which he now applied, but they and all his stock were taken from him by the Rump Parliament for his loyalty." But he suppressed saying, how they were formerly voted to him by the House of Commons for defeating the staunch...
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