Copy of the arrest warrant or 'mittimus' from Justice Thomas Ross for the imprisonment of Richard Baxter in the New Prison, Clerkenwell. (issued: Brentford, 11 June 21).
Copy of Baxter’s arrest warrant
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Scope and Content
- For warrant of 9 June see RB/1/43
- Argent notes: 'A mittimus (literally, we send) is a writ, from a justice of the peace or a competent legal officer, directed to a gaoler, ordering him to receive and detain a person charged with an offence, until the time when he/she shall be delivered by due legal process. Baxter was confined for refusing the Oxford Oath. See Entring Book Glossary.'
Other Finding Aids
Argent / Black i.17; Thomas p.14
Other foliation (originally not in the ms) ff 278-279
For Justice Thomas Ross (bap 1620-d 1675) see Corr 757, Rel iii, 36, 48-9, 96 and ODNB.