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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2070

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
A Rare Stuart Privy Council Document Signed by Seven Major Political Figures
1605 (14 May) letter from the Council, the address panel reading "To ... Sir Richard Verney Knight, Collectorr of the Loans to his Majesty in the County of Warwick". The letter concerns "defect of payment" giving instructions on how Verney is to deal with such debtors - "you are to let them understand that they ought to come and make answers for the same before us; and we do require you to take bonds of them and every of them so refusing of unnecessarily delaying their payment to appear before us at a day to be assigned and appointed by your self to answer for their contempt.", also giving him the freedom to "in your discretions discharge ... [those] whome you upon your knowledge or good Certificates shall find unable [to pay].". Given at Greenwich and further endorsed "Received 16 May 1605. At night".
"Ellesmere" (Sir Thomas Egerton), "Dorset" (Thomas Sackville), "Northumberland" (Henry Percy), "Worcester" (Edward Somerset), "Northampton" (Henry Howard), "Salisbury" (Robert Cecil), "Zouche" (Edward la Zouche). With exceptional privy seal impression, unusually clear. Paper reinforced though fine

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