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Appendix XXIV
Colonel Hutchinson’s Orders to the Garrison of Nottingham
 
  In the Nottingham Free Library is the following set of orders for the proper management of the garrison, which is printed in Nottingham Records, v. 423. This version has been modernised.  1
  ‘Master Mayor and the governor do require all persons whatsoever within this garrison, (for the better ordering and governing of the same), to take notice of their orders here following, as they will answer the contrary:—  2
  1. If any one shall be found idly standing or walking in the street in sermon time, or playing at any games upon the sabbath or fast-day, he shall pay half-a-crown, or suffer imprisonment till he pay the same.  3
  2. If any one shall be found drinking in any tavern, inn or alehouse, on the sabbath or fast-day, he shall pay ten shillings, or suffer imprisonment till he pay the same; and the master of that house shall pay for every person so taken in at ten shillings, and if he offend the second time, he shall be disenabled for selling wine, ale, or beer any more.  4
  3. If any tavern, inn, or alehouse-keeper, shall sell any wine, ale, or beer, out of their houses upon the sabbath or fast-day, (except to any one who is sick), for the first offence he shall pay five shillings, for the second ten shillings, and for the third be disenabled for selling any wine, ale, or beer any more.  5
  4. If any tradesmen shall carry home any wares to any of their customers on the sabbath-day, they shall forfeit their work, and suffer a week’s imprisonment.  6
  5. If any one shall keep open any shops, or buy or sell any commodities whatsoever, on the sabbath or fast-days, the buyer shall pay five shillings, and the seller ten shillings, and suffer imprisonment till he pay the same, (unless it be upon an extraordinary occasion for one that is sick).  7
  6. If any one shall swear, he shall pay twelvepence for every oath, or suffer imprisonment till he pay the same.  8
  7. If any one shall be drunk, he shall pay five shillings, or suffer imprisonment till he pay the same: and the master of the house where he was made drunk shall pay ten shillings, and likewise suffer imprisonment till he pay the same.  9
  8. If any one shall be found tippling, or drinking in any tavern, inn, or alehouse after the hour of nine of the clock at night, when the tattoo (“taptoo”) beateth, he shall pay half-a-crown; and the house, for the first time shall pay half-a-crown for every man so found, and the second time five shillings, and for the third time be disenabled for selling wine, ale, or beer any more.  10
  9. If any soldier shall be found drinking in their quarters after nine of the clock at night, when the tattoo hath beaten, they shall pay two shillings, or suffer twenty-four hours’ imprisonment with bread and water.  11
  10. If any tavern, inn, or alehouse soever shall sell any wine, ale, or beer, (except upon an extraordinary occasion to one that is sick), after the hour of nine of the clock at night after the tattoo hath beaten, until the reveille (“revelly”) hath beaten the next morning, he shall pay five shillings or suffer imprisonment till he pay the same, and he who fetches the drink after the aforesaid hour, shall pay half-a-crown, or suffer imprisonment till he pay the same.  12
  Whosoever shall give information of any person who shall commit any of these offences, he shall have half the penalties set upon them for his reward,
WILL. NIX, Mayor.    
JOHN HUTCHINSON’.    
  13
 
  On the back of the sheet on which the above is written there is a note giving instructions to Corporal Saxton to ‘see to the executing these orders to-day’, and dated, ‘Sabbath, December (erasure) 1644’.  14
 
 
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