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 To the right honorable the Commissioners sitting att Goldsmiths Hall for Compositions To the right honorable the Commissioners sitting att Goldsmiths Hall for Compositions
  
-Humblie certifieth, that Mr George Bisse of Spargoe ​in ye County of Somersett being about 18 yeares of age, was forced by his father Mr Edward Bisse who dyed in the yeare 1644 a Colonell for the King to take upp Armes under his said father, but as soone as his father dyed hee deserted that imployment and lived quietly at his mothers house. That about Octob: 1645 when the County of Somersett was reduced, hee repaired unto the Committee in the said County, and there tendred to take the Oath and Covenant, and to submitt to his Composition. Conceaving the said Committee had power to admitt him unto Composition,​ or to order the same; But the Committee put him off, and tould him that then they had no information or accusation against him, but willed him to come to them againe when their Officers had returned in an accusation against him, of which he should have tymely notice: That until March 1645(6) he receaved not summons from ye Committee. Att which tyme, as he was goeing unto the Committee through or neare ye Towne of Sherbourne, hee was taken upp by Colonell Sidnam'​s Troope of Horse and carryd unto Weymouth in the County of Dorsett and confessing hee had beene in Armes, hee was delivered over unto the Marshall and there kept close prisoner for 8 monethes, the Marshall taking course that (in regards hee was a stranger) noe man should come unto him to give notice of his imprisonment unto his freinds, but exacted from him very large summes foir his fees and dyett which caused the Marshall to keepe him close.+Humblie certifieth, that Mr George Bisse of Spargrove ​in ye County of Somersett being about 18 yeares of age, was forced by his father Mr Edward Bisse who dyed in the yeare 1644 a Colonell for the King to take upp Armes under his said father, but as soone as his father dyed hee deserted that imployment and lived quietly at his mothers house. That about Octob: 1645 when the County of Somersett was reduced, hee repaired unto the Committee in the said County, and there tendred to take the Oath and Covenant, and to submitt to his Composition. Conceaving the said Committee had power to admitt him unto Composition,​ or to order the same; But the Committee put him off, and tould him that then they had no information or accusation against him, but willed him to come to them againe when their Officers had returned in an accusation against him, of which he should have tymely notice: That until March 1645(6) he receaved not summons from ye Committee. Att which tyme, as he was goeing unto the Committee through or neare ye Towne of Sherbourne, hee was taken upp by Colonell Sidnam'​s Troope of Horse and carryd unto Weymouth in the County of Dorsett and confessing hee had beene in Armes, hee was delivered over unto the Marshall and there kept close prisoner for 8 monethes, the Marshall taking course that (in regards hee was a stranger) noe man should come unto him to give notice of his imprisonment unto his freinds, but exacted from him very large summes foir his fees and dyett which caused the Marshall to keepe him close.
 Att length there happened to come to that Towne, Colonell FitzJames, a kinsman of the said Mr Bisse, who by chance hearing of Mr Bisses imprisonment,​ came to him and gott him to be released; Which hardy imprisonment was an occasion that Mr Bisse upon hid discharge and coming home fell into a greate and dangerous feaver, of which hee did not recover untill now and therefore could not before this time, repaire unto the honorable Committee to make his Composition. All which is attested by Att length there happened to come to that Towne, Colonell FitzJames, a kinsman of the said Mr Bisse, who by chance hearing of Mr Bisses imprisonment,​ came to him and gott him to be released; Which hardy imprisonment was an occasion that Mr Bisse upon hid discharge and coming home fell into a greate and dangerous feaver, of which hee did not recover untill now and therefore could not before this time, repaire unto the honorable Committee to make his Composition. All which is attested by