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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2081

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
King Charles II
An Important Early Document from King Charles II's Exile
1650 (12 March) signed "Charles R" addressed to Prince Rupert of the Rhine reading "whereof Richard Seawell has served as Master in many of the Shipps of the late King our Royall father of blessed memory. John Marrow as gunner and Thomas Corall as an ordinary seaman. We are therefore pleased that they be immediately received and provided for in our Service not doubting by their example many other Seamen will speedily repair to us. Given under our signet at the Hagh." Complete with well endorsed address panel and superb clear papered seal, the two leaves almost separate despite reinforcements though remaining intact. A rare, early Charles II document.

Ex Robson Lowe Collection

Notes: Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of Rhine and Duke of Bavaria had been appointed by Charles I in 1642, General of the Horse . He accompanied Prince Charles to Holland in 1648 and in the following year commanded the fleet sent to Ireland to aid James Butler, Earl of Ormonde who was the Royalist commander there.

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