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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2085

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
An Important Letter Relating to the British Occupation of Tangier
1664 (1 June) Treasury order to pay £560 to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy, to be spent by him on His Majesty's Service in Tangier, £400 for building a bridge and ovens and £160 to be use for three boats and on Admiral. Signed "T Southampton" (Thomas Wriothesley, fourth Earl of Southampton, Privy Councillor and Lord High Treasurer), "Ashley" (Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Under Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer) and "Long" (Sir Robert Long, Auditor of the Exchequer). Fine

Notes: Tangier was given to Charles II in 1662 as part of his wedding dowry/ The English destroyed the town prior to abandoning it in 1684 after it became too expensive to garrison.

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