Lot 725: James Ii & Vii



2015-07-10 15:43:18

Lot 725: James Ii & Vii: (1633-1701) King Of England & Ireland And King Of Scotland (As James Vii) 1685-88. A Fine A.L.S., James, As Duke Of York, One Page, 4To, Newmarkett, 5Th October 1677, To [Samuel Pepys]. The Duke Announces 'This Pacquet Came Hither This Morning After You Were Gone, And Coming By Expresse, I Thought There Might Be Something Of Concequence In It, And So Opend It' Continuing 'And Such Letters As Thought Might Have Newse In Them, But Did Not Reade Any That At First Sight I Found Not To Concerne The Publike, I Gave Mr. Sec: Coventry The Letter To Him, Who Will Answer It, As For The Convoy Desired By The Canary Marchants, When His Ma[Jesty] Come To London He Will See What Can Be Done, If They Have Any, They They Must Be More Orderly Than The Last Tyme They Had One'. With Integral Leaf Bearing A Holograph Endorsement By Pepys, In Full, '5Th Oct 77 Newmarkett. His Ryl. Hs. To S. P. Upon Occasion Of His Opening Of A Packett Of S.P. There After Hee Was Gon Thence'. A Further Note Is Neatly Affixed To The Inside Of The Integral Leaf, Written On An 8Vo Piece And Signed With The Initials J W, Stating, In Full, 'For Mr. Pepys. This Packet Came To Newmarket For Mr. Pepys, After He Was Come Thence; Soe The Dke. Opened It, & Having Sealed It Up Again, Hath Sent It To Him Under A Cover To'. With The Remnants Of A Red Wax Seal At The Foot Of The Page. A Letter Of Excellent Association. Some Very Light, Extremely Minor Age Wear And A Small Dust Stain To The Upper Left Corner, Vg Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) English Naval Administrator And Diarist. Provenance: The Present Letter Was At One Time Part Of The Collection Of Manuscripts Formed By John Eliot Hodgkin (1829-1912) Of Richmond. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £1000 - 1500
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