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CHARLES II (1630-1685). King of Great Britain and Ireland.
Letter Signed, addressed at the foot to 'Our Atturney or Sollicitor General', 1 page folio, Whitehall, 30 September 1684/5. With integral second leaf bearing a contemporary docket (some wear in the folds, one or two words slightly affected, old repairs to reverse). Countersigned by Robert Spencer, Earl of Sunderland (1641-1702).
The grant of the position of common clerk of Leeds to Castilian Morris.
'Our will and Pleasure is that you prepare a Bill for Our Royall Signature to passe Our Great Seale, Containing Our Grant unto Our Trusty and Welbeloved Castilian Morris Gent of the Place or Office of Common Clerke of Our Burrough of Leeds in Our County of Yorke void by the death of George Banister late Common Clerk thereof. To have hold & enjoy the same by himselfe or his sufficient Deputy of Deputies for and during Our Pleasure, together with all Fees, salaries, Profits, & Perquisits and Advantages whatsoever thereunto belonging, in as full & ample manner as The Said George Banister or any other hath or of right ought to have held and enjoyed the same. ...'
This may well be the same Castilian Morris whose manuscript compilation of religious meditation, prose and verse, dated to 1692-1697 is the Leeds University Library.
[No: 22383]

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