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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2063

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
Elizabethan Treasury
A Rare Document Signed by William Cecil (1st Baron Burghley)
1584 (19 February) letter from Lord Burghley, Lord High Treasurer and Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the address panel reading "To our Loving Frinde Thomas Edgerton Esquyre her m[ajes]tes solicitor generall, Vallentyne Broghton major of the Citie of Chester, And to Richard Berkynhead and Rendall Hurlston esquyres or to anie two of theim" on behalf of a gentleman who has been dispossessed of land after legal action; Egerton and Broughton are to summon the offenders and establish the truth. Signed "W Burghley" and "Wa: Mildmaye". Leaves separated though re-joined by old repair, foxing along periphery and some minor paper loss though a much sought after signature and an unusual document.

Notes: William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520-1598), best known as Queen Elizabeth I's chief adviser, Secretary of State (1558-72), Lord Privy Seal (1590-98), Lord High Treasurer (1572-1598).

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