23. VI of Spades.
„Skippon a waggoner to Sr. F. Vere one of Olivers Hectors.“
Major-General Skippon was left in charge of the Army by the Earl of Essex, when the latter fled from Fowey to Plymouth. Skippon surrendered all his Artillery, 100 barrels of powder, and about 6000 arms (muskets) on condition that the officers should be convoyed in safety to Poole or Southampton. Skippon was originally a waggoner, as stated in the Card.—(Clarendon’s History of the Rebellion, vol. ii., page 327.)
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A COMPLETE POLITICAL SATIRE OF THE COMMONWEALTH. BY EDMUND GOLDSMID, F.R.H.S., F.S.A. (Scot). Filler Edinburgh: E. & G. GOLDSMID. 1886.