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Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681). Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson. 1906.

Appendix XIII: Quarrel between the Committees of Derby and Nottingham

Derby at that time being in great danger they sent hither for powder; two of the committee with two troops of horse came to borrow and convoy it, but their request for ten barrels of powder being so unreasonable a demand out of the store of our poor castle, the governor told them that to spare any of their magazine in such an extremity as this was a thing that no wise man would do, but their demand of so many barrels was as much as they could have expected from any magazine in the kingdom, yet so much respect he had to them that what could possibly be spared out of the store of the castle should be allowed them, whereupon having spoken with the Master of the Magazine he told them they should have four barrels, but they in a great chafe at it flung out of the room, and went to Sir Thomas Fairfax into the Vale. Yet the next day returning they were something more calm and came and desired five barrels, which the governor having more respect unto the public good than to their frowardness allowed to them, but Sir John Gell was very angry they had not their full demand, and from that time grew into a little more strangeness with the governor and committee of Nottingham, and they were not so much troubled with his letters as before.—Note-Book, p. 36.