Lot 344: Manuscript DS, signed "Victoria R," one page both sides, 8 x 12.75, May 23, 1857. Queen Victoria issues a pardon, in part: "Whereas James Bennett was committed on the twelfth day of May 1857 for one month to the House of Correction at Preston...for Breach of Contract, We in consideration of some circumstances humbly represented unto Us, are Graciously pleased to extend Our Grace and Mercy unto him Our Free Pardon." Signed at the top by Queen Victoria. The paper seal affixed in the left margin remains partially intact with one missing corner. In very good condition, with small repaired edge separations to horizontal folds, light soiling, and irregular toning to edges. Accompanied by a mat for display and a copy of a letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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