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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2062

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
Elizabethan Privy Council
An Unusual Judicial Document Signed by Nine Major Political Figures
1580 (12 March) letter to members of prominent families in Norfolk: "Mr. Nathanael Bacon, Mr. Tho: Hogan, Mr. Will: Blenerhasset, Mr. Jhon Spilman" regarding a case brought by Ralph Agas against "John Ferrour the yonnger of Gressenhall in that countie contayning sondory misdemeanours and indirect dealinges whearewith he is charged, the which articles with souche an annswer as he hathe made to some of the saide articles we sende you herewith Foras muche we are desirous to be informed of the trewe state of the matter ... Wee have therefore thought it convenient to make choice of you fower for your unrightness and indifferentce to have the hearing and examyning of the saide cause." calling them to "advertise us with expedition what you shall have founde and done therin to thend that such parties as shall be founde culpable may receve dowe punishment or the matter be otherwise ordered as to us shall seeme good in justice.", with address panel.
Signed "Your loving Frendes": "T Bromley Canc.", "E Lyncoln", "T Sussex ", "T Bedford", "R Leycester", "F Knollys", "Chr: Hatton", "Fr: Walsingham" and "Th: Wylson".
An unusual document with condition commensurate with age.

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