Hutchinson -DA407 .H9 H7 1806

113 and pride enough to desire to breake the bonds of slal'ery, whereby the king endeavour'd to chaine up a free people, and upon these scores, appearing high for the parliament's interest, he was admitted into the consultations of those who were then putting the country into a posture of defence. m Chadwick was a fellow of a most pragmaticall temper, and, to say truth, had strangely wrought himselfe into a station unfitt for him. He was at first a boy that scrap'd trenchers in the house of one of the poorest justices in the county, but yet such a one as had a greate deale of formallity and understanding of the statute law, from whom this boy pick'cl such ends of law, that he became first the iustice's, then a lawyer's, clearke; then, I know not how, gott to be a parcell-iudge in Imland, and came over to his owne country swell'd with the reputation of it, and sett on foote a base, obsolete, arbitrary court there, which the mDoubtless many adhered to the parliament's side merely on a civil and political account, and these would naturally unite with the independents) as having no inclination to support the pretensions of the presbyterians. It is said by Clarendon that many deists took part with the independents; and it is not improbable that Dr. Plumptrc might have an inclination at least to sce.pticism, as sarcasm was his talent, and for this by Mrs. Hutchinson, who was a rigorist, he was termed an atheist. After the deaths of Colonel H utchinson and Dr. Plumptre there began a g-reat friendship between their families, which lasted many generations. Charles, ti:le half brother of Colonel H utchinson, and his successor in hi s estate at Owthorpe and in the borough of Nottingham, was guardian of Dr. Plumptre's son, and is represented by Thoroton to have executed his trust with great fidelity. The Editor has in his possession several pieces, in verse and prose, written by the late Dr. Charles Hutchinson in favour of the last Mr. Plumptre, who represented the town of Nottingham, and in vindication of him against a party hended by Langford Collin, Esq. a lineal descendant of Colonel Hutchinson' s master gunne(, who· ,.,.·ill be spoken of hereafter: they are all in a jocose or sati rical style; but one of them, a short advertisement, whiCh too well described Mr. ~ollin, was deemed libellous, and cost Dr. Hutchinson .500 -l . which was well repaid by Mr. Plumptre's obtaining for him a king's living of 350.1. per ann. At this time Nlr. Plumptre and Mr. Hutchinson's ~amilies were of ..the Whig or Hano:ver pany, 1\Jr. Co1lin of the Tory or Jacobite.