Lot 721: Charles Ii



2015-07-10 15:43:18

Lot 721: Charles Ii: (1630-1685) King Of England, Scotland & Ireland 1660-85. An Excellent D.S., Charles R (A Fine Example), As King (In Exile), One Page, Folio, Louvre At Paris, 25Th June 1652. The Elegantly Penned Manuscript Document States, €˜We Have Received So Good Information Of Your Affection And Zeale To Our Service, That We Are Most Confident You Will Gladly Embrace Any Opportunity To Contribute Your Utmost Endeavours To The Advancmt. Thereof, And To The Recovery Of Yo. Countrey From The Oppression, Misery And Dishoner It Now Groanes Under By The Insolence And Tyranny Of Our English Rebells, Who Propose To Themselves The Absolute Change Of The Whole Government Thereof, And The Extirpation Of The Ancient Nobility And Gentry Of That Our Kingdome, And The Entire Subjecting Of It To Their Arbitrary And Lawlesse Jurisdiction; Which Every True Scotchman Must From His Heart Abhorre;€™ And Continues To Inform The Unknown Recipient €˜Â€¦We Have Appointed Lieutent. Generall Middleton (To Whose Fidelity And Conduct We Have Committed The Managery Of That Great Affaire) To Communicate Our Purpose Unto You, That We Are Resolved To Leave No Way Unattempted On Our Part, Whereby We May Suppresse Those Wicked Rebels, And Relieve Our Good Subjects Of That Kingdome….We Desire You To Give Him Your Best Assistance, In Such Manner, As Upon Conference With Him….And Whatsoever Part You Shall Beare In This Good Worke, Upon Information Given Us By Our Said Lieutenant Generall, We Shall For The Present Acknowledge, And Gratify And Reward Assoone As It Shalbe In Our Power….€™ With Blank Integral Leaf Bearing A Few Minor Remains Of The Wax Seal. Professionally Cleaned And Restored To A Very High Standard. Vg John Middleton (C.1608-1674) 1St Earl Of Middleton. Scottish Army Officer Who Joined King Charles Ii When The Monarch Reached Scotland In 1650. Middleton Was A Captured Following The Battle Of Worcester, Where He Commanded The Royalist Cavalry, But He Escaped From The Tower Of London To Paris. In 1653, Middleton Was Chosen By Charles Ii To Head The Projected Rising In Scotland. He Reached Scotland In February 1654, But The Insurrection Was A Complete Failure. Its Leader, Who Could Not Be Held Responsible For The Result, Remained In Scotland Until 1655, When He Rejoined Charles Ii, Who Created Him Earl Of Middleton In 1656. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £4000 - 6000
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