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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2075

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
A Highly Unusual Document Signed Charles as Prince of Wales, Later King Charles I
1620 (19 April) letter signed "Charles P" to Sir Adam Newton warrant to pay "generall billes to be subscribed and allowed by the said Viscount Purbecke for wages works necessaries and materialles, to be paid done used and ymplyed for in and about our said Gardens at Somersett House also Denmark House aforesaid Payable att Michaelmas and our Ladye Day yearlie". Countersigned at foot by Sir Francis Crane. Most unusually with filing tongue endorsement intact. Fine and unusual

Notes: Known as Prince Henry's tutor until 1610, and on his appointment as Prince of Wales he was appointed his secretary. On Henry's death Newton became treasurer in the household of Prince Charles .

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