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LONG, Sir Robert (ca 1602-1673). Auditor of the Exchequer.
Autograph Letter Signed apparently to Prince Rupert, 1 page 4to (professionally repaired and laid down), no place, 3 January 1649 (new style). Concerning the conveyance of instructions [relating to the mission to Ireland].
It would appear that the letter was sent to Rupert in Holland, and that the dating is in the continental style. A date of 1650 would not fit with the contents. Prince Rupert was to set sail for Kinsale on 21 January 1649, and it was in the second week of February that the news reached him there of the execution of Charles I on 30 January.
'May it please your Highnes / I sent by James Casaubon my late servant the first draught of your highnes commission and instructions, and a copy of my Lord Jermyns Commission, with all w[hi]ch I am confident he attends your highnes eyther at Roterdam or Helvord sluce [Helvoetsluys], he went with them from hence the same day that you arrived heere and will certainly stay till your highnes returne. I (...) there is another letter to be procured from the former directed your highnes about the duke of yorke, concerning w[hi]ch I will waite upon you to reqyre your direction, and shall in all thing appear / you Highnes most humble servant / Rob. Long: / Ja. 3. 1649.'

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