[Copy of a Warrant]. Warrant from the Mayor and Justices of Stafford. No Place: No Publisher, 1646. First Edition. 8vo. Unbound. Document. Fair. A contemporary copy of a manuscript warrant, approximately 200mm x 210mm in size.
Worn and browned, chipped with loss to foot, not affecting text, a few spots of foxing and some light ink bleed.
Dated the 23rd of October, 1646, a warrant from the Mayor and Justices of Stafford to Francis Mosse, John Ranshewe, serjeants at mace; Thomas Hawkenes, constable; and all others concerned, to demand from all persons named in an assessment “toardes the necessary reliefe of the poore’ the sums due; and if any refuse, levy the sum by distress ‘& sale of the offenders goods’ (returning them any surplus), or, if there is nothing to distrain, to put the offenders into custody