Lot 344: English Puritan (1613–1662) who was one of the most capable administrators in Parliament during the Civil Wars between the Parliamentarians and Royalists. Manuscript DS, signed "H: Vane," one page, 7 x 11.25, November 18, 1643. In part: "By virtue of an ordinance of both Houses of Parliament…will & require you, Out of such treasure as now is or shall be remaining in your hands to pay unto Colonel James Temple Captain…Three pounds and five pounds, seven shillings, and three pence." Signed at the conclusion by Vane and several other officials. Nicely mounted, double-matted, and framed with a portrait and plaque to an overall size of 21.5 x 18. In fine condition, with expected document wear, light soiling, and a few stray ink marks. This dates to a few years after Vane's return to England after serving as the colonial governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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