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Unformatted text preview: Cromwell had to travel to London once again in 1630, this time to argue a case before King Charles I's Privy Council concerning a political dispute over the new town charter of Huntingdon. He was perturbed that he had not been appointed an alderman of the town, and accused the new officials of Huntingdon of pursuing their own selfish interests. The Council reprimanded him for making "disgraceful and unseemly speeches" against the mayor of the town, and Cromwell returned home. Shortly after, in 1631, Cromwell sold all but seventeen acres of his property in Huntingdon and moved his family to a new home five miles away from St. Ives. At St Ives, Cromwell's life was more that of a yeoman farmer than of a country gentleman. Cromwell's family had suffered a decline in social position when his rich, paternal uncle had lost his fortune at the end of the 1620s. It was not until 1636 that paternal uncle had lost his fortune at the end of the 1620s....
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