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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2083

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
An Important Document With Relevance to Royalist Efforts Against the Parliamentarians
1657 (22 April) entire letter with address panel from Sir George Carteret in St. Malo to "Monsieur le Chevallier Baron Browne Resident our le Roy de la Grande Bretaigne en la Maison Jorgant ly Jacobiers au Fauborg St. Germain, a Paris", content including "I hope all this may prove advantageous to our master for now the quarell will be betwene an usurper and a lawful king. Pray it is true that the Duke of Orleans hath refused to signe the treaty made with Cromwell for so it is reported here.". Generally fine with near complete wax seal. A significant letter with reference to the state of the Protectorate at the time.

Notes: Sir George Carteret (1609 -80), Vice Admiral, Defended Jersey against Cromwell, Declared Charles II King of England in Jersey, retreated to France in exile with King Charles II. On restoration Carteret became Treasurer of the Navy.

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