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JAMES II (1633-1701). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Document Signed ('James R' at the head), 1 page oblong folio on vellum, (lacking papered seal), Whitehall, 2 August 1685, the first year of his short reign. Countersigned by Robert Spencer, second Earl of Sunderland (1641-1702, secretary of state), and in the margin by William Blathwayt (bap. 1650, d. 1717, secretary at war.
Commissioning John Webb as a cornet 'of that Troop whereof Colonell Alexander Canan is Captain, in Our Royall Consort the Queen's Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin Charles Duke of Somersett'.
[No: 25276]

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