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Smith College: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649. [Documents] (1642) (MiscMS 137)

Smith College: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649. [Documents] (1642) (MiscMS 137)

Document, 1642 Dec. 2, at the Court at Oxford, to Henry, Marquis of Worcester, awarding him various lands, monies and honors. Charles I had made Henry Somerset the 1st Marquis of Worcester on Nov. 2, 1642 for his support in the Civil Wars.

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Smith College: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. [Document] 1674 May 5, at Whitehall (1674) (MiscMS 138)

Smith College: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. [Document] 1674 May 5, at Whitehall (1674) (MiscMS 138)

The document authorizes John Poulton, cook of the ship Mountague, at Chatham, and John Baker, cook of the ship Yorke, at Portsmouth, to "exchange employments" while the ships remain in their harbors. Also signed by "[Samuel] Pepys."

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Smith College: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. [Letter] 1661 Aug. 18, Whitehall [to] Sr Ken[e]l[m] Digby (1661) (MiscMS 835)

Smith College: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. [Letter] 1661 Aug. 18, Whitehall [to] Sr Ken[e]l[m] Digby (1661) (MiscMS 835)

The king promises Digby a pension of "two thousand pounds a yeare."

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Smith College: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658. [Document] 1651 Oct. 27 / O. Cromwell. (1651) (MiscMS 208)

Smith College: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658. [Document] 1651 Oct. 27 / O. Cromwell. (1651) (MiscMS 208)

Cromwell authorizes payments to Henry Whalley for services rendered. Also signed by Whalley and Sir John Wollaston.

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Smith College: Digby, Kenelm, 1603-1665. [Document, 1628 Dec. 12] / Kenelme Digby, Phillippe Digby, Matthew Cradock (1628) (MiscMS 827)

Smith College: Digby, Kenelm, 1603-1665. [Document, 1628 Dec. 12] / Kenelme Digby, Phillippe Digby, Matthew Cradock (1628) (MiscMS 827)

This "indenture" signed by the Digbys and Cradock on "the twelth day of December in the third year of the reigne of ... Charles" relates to business and loan payments among the parties. Signed on the verso by the witnesses: John Savage, Thomas Odiarne, Clynea Alan.

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Smith College: England and Wales. Council of State. [Document] 1654 Mar. 29 (1654) (MiscMS 405)

Smith College: England and Wales. Council of State. [Document] 1654 Mar. 29 (1654) (MiscMS 405)

The Council of State of England order to the Receiver General of the Public Revenue authorizing payment of 150 pounds to Henry Zinzau, alias Alexander. The document is signed by: He: Lawrence (Lord Preisdent of the Council of State), E. Mountagu (1st Earl of Sandwich), P. Lisle (Philip Sidney,...

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Smith College: England and Wales. Parliament. House of Lords. [Document, 1647 Nov. 17 on the Nonesuch Frigate] (1647) (MiscMS 422)

Smith College: England and Wales. Parliament. House of Lords. [Document, 1647 Nov. 17 on the Nonesuch Frigate] (1647) (MiscMS 422)

Document related to the Nonesuch frigate commanded by Capt. Willoughby (appointed 1647 Oct. 8) and signed by: J. Evelyn, H. Vane, Hen. Mildmay, Henry Marten, and Tho. Rainboeowe. Apparently four guns are to be removed from the Frigate Nonesuch.

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Smith College: England and Wales. Parliament. [Warrant] 1644 Mar. 4 [to pay] Victor Killagrowe / "both Houses of Parliament." (1644) (MiscMS 424)

Smith College: England and Wales. Parliament. [Warrant] 1644 Mar. 4 [to pay] Victor Killagrowe / "both Houses of Parliament." (1644) (MiscMS 424)

An order from the English Parliament to pay money owed to Victor Killagrowe for services rendered. Signed by: H. Vane, John Trenchard, Henry Mildmay, Denis Bond, F. Rous. The document is also signed by Victor Killagrowe acknowledging receipt of payment.

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Smith College: England and Wales. Privy Council. [Document] 1578 Feb. 23 / [Privy Council]. (1578) (MiscMS 423)

Smith College: England and Wales. Privy Council. [Document] 1578 Feb. 23 / [Privy Council]. (1578) (MiscMS 423)

Document orders the indefinite imprisonment for absentees from church in the County of Suffolk. Signed by: W. Burghley, E. Lyncoly, T. Sussex, R. Leicester, F. Knollys, Chr. Hatton, F. Walsingham, Tho. Wylson.

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Smith College: England and Wales. Privy Council. [Document] 1601 Feb., Court at Richmond (1601) (MiscMS 426)

Smith College: England and Wales. Privy Council. [Document] 1601 Feb., Court at Richmond (1601) (MiscMS 426)

Document from the Privy Council ordering the payment of expenses for 100 men to serve in Ireland. Signed by: Jo. Cant (John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury), Tho. Egerton, T. Buckhurst (Thomas Sackville), Nottingham and others.

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