Lucy Hutchinson (16201681). Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson. 1906.
Appendix XIX The Earl of Clare Prepares to Make His Peace with the Parliament
The Earl of Clare sent to the governor privately by Mr West to excuse his passion to him when he was in town, and to tell him it was much for his advantage, for if he had been more familiarly entertained the enemy was resolved to have taken him, hearing that he was returning to the parliament; and as a matter of great trust acquainted the governor that he had an intent to go immediately to London, but that he had some things of value which he desired to secure in this garrison, and for that purpose wanting trunks he desired leave to carry some out of my ladys house in this town, which he said he would convey privately back again with all the best things he had, and desired that Hooper might build a room for them at his own charge in the castle, with other contrivances that he had to carry his daughter to London and to get thither himself; which the governor hearing was very willing to consent to, but that being to have been done within two or three days the governor heard no more of him.Note-Book, 546.