Lot 722: Charles Ii



2015-07-10 15:43:18

Lot 722: Charles Ii: (1630-1685) King Of England, Scotland & Ireland 1660-85. A.L.S., Charles R, One Page, 4To, Colombes, 16Th December N.Y. (1659), To Tom Eliott. The King Apologises For Not Having Been In Touch With His Correspondent Due To Financial Problems ('You Should Not Have Been So Long In Hearing From Me If I Could Have Sooner Sent You The Orders') And Remarks 'I Have Given Into Churches Hands Fifty Pistol[E]S For You, Which Is All I Can Do Till My Bills Come From Madrid, In The Mean Time I Must Charge You, That You Keepe This Seacret' With Integral Address Leaf In The King'S Hand And Bearing The Remnants Of A Small Wax Seal. The Text And Signature Are A Little Faded, Although Legible, As A Result Of Overall Damp Staining. Tear To The Right Edge Of One Fold, Only Very Slightly Affecting One Word Of Text, But Not The Signature. About G Tom Eliott - Groom Of The Privy Chamber And An Early Favourite Of King Charles Ii During His Exile. Provenance: The Present Letter Was Formerly Held Amongst The Papers Of The Dukes Of Northumberland. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £1000 - 1200
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