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MONCK, George, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-1670). Military & naval commander.
Letter Signed ('Albemarle') to John, Lord Barclay and the commissioners of the ordnance, ½-page folio with address-leaf, Cockpitt, 22 February 1666/7. Ordering further arms for the regiment commanded by Lord George Douglas. A strip attached to the left hand side of the document bears notes (ca 1900 or later) relating to Albemarle's career.
George Douglas, (later first of earl of Dumbarton), c.1636-1692, had been given permission by Charles I to go to France for five years from 1647. In 1656 he took over the colonelcy of the regiment previously commanded by his half-brothers, Lord James Douglas and Archibald Douglas. [See M.R. Glozier in ODNB].
'I desire you to cause two hundred muskets with soe many Collars of Bandaliers and one hundred pikes to bee delivered out of his Maj[es]ties Stoares unto the Lord George Douglas or whom hee shall appoint for the use of his Regiment. His L[ordshi]p haveing alredy received but armes for seaven hundred and forty men. I remain
Yo[u]r very affectionat / friend & servant / Albemarle
Cockpitt 22 febr 1666.'

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