July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO CHARLES HOWARD ; 24 October 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18551024-TC-CH-01; CL 30: 88-90


Chelsea, 24 Octr, 1855—

Dear Sir,

Perhaps the inclosed, small but indisputable vestige of a vanished Century will be in its right place, if I send it to you, the living Synonym, and representative by descent, of the Captain of Oliver Cromwell's Lifeguard;1 who has here received his Four Hundred and forty-one Pounds, “I say received,” for behoof of that distinguished company.

Mr Jackson, except by this communication, is not in the least known to me; but seems to be an abundantly civil man.2

With many respects and regards, I remain

Sincerely Yours /

T. Carlyle

Hon. Charles Howard &c &c

[TC's note]:

Sent me from Leicester, 10 days ago; “the lines marked here with inverted commas in red ink are wholly in Cromwell's hand.”— I objected to the signature “R.” Howard: the Proprietor (Wm Henry Jackson, Southfields Leicester) sends me a facsimile tracing of the Original Signature (herewith inclosed), and it is “Ch.” (Charles) accordingly.

T. Carlyle

(Chelsea 24 Octr 1855)

“These are to desire you forthwith out
“of such moneys as are or shall be
“appointed for payment of the army
“under my command to pay unto Captain
“Howard the sum of four hundred forty
“one pounds and fourteen shillings upon
“accompt for 28 days pay for the Officers
“& Gentlemen in the lifeguards according
“to the muster of the 24th of March last
“one thousand six hundred and fifty— And
“for so doing this warrant with a receipt
“under the hand of the said Captain Howard
“shall be your discharge— Given under
“my hand the 25th of October, 1651—

“O. Cromwell

“To Sir John Wollaston knt3
“and the rest of the Jurors at War”
“or their deputy—”

25th October 1651—

Received this day of Sir John Wollaston
Knt and the rest of the Jurors at War £. s. d.
In full payment of the said Warrant 441.14.0
the said sum of Four hundred forty one pounds fourteen shillings—

I say received

R[Ch]. Howard

Pd J. G. Bilton—