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Cromwell appoints a surgeon

CROMWELL, Oliver (1599-1658). Lord Protector.
Document Signed ('O Cromwell' at the foot), 1 page folio (oblong) on vellum (a little worn and scuffed), 1 July 1650. With a good impression of Cromwell's seal. Appointing George Lankefourd to be a surgeon in the army. With an engraved portrait by Peter Drevet after Vander Werff.
'By virtue of the power and authority to me derived from the Parliament of England I do hereby constitute and appoint you Chirurgion to that Regiment of Horse whereof Collonell Thomas ?Sanders is Collonell. ...'
The document is headed with Cromwell's style and title: Oliver Cromwell Esq Lord Lieut Generall of Ireland and Captaine Generall of all the Land forces of the Parliam[en]t of the Com'on wealth of England'. The seal is the small red wax letter-close attached to a small lozenge of paper in the upper-left of the document.
[No: 20450]


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