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Commission to raise a regiment, 1642 October 3.
Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649
ENGLAND: Shrewsbury
Ink on parchment
10 1/4" x 17 1/4"; 26 x 44 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Gift of Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Charles I, King of England, signs a commission authorizing Sir Thomas Aston, a royalist, to raise a regiment. This document also refers to the opposition in Parliament. Aston commanded the royalist forces at Middlewich in 1643 where he was defeated and captured, he died of wounds while attempting to escape from prison at Stafford. Forms part of the Elwell Autograph Collection.