Lot 302
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KING CHARLES I, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO SIR EDWARD NICHOLAS, 2 JUNE 1646

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  • Charles
  • Autograph letter signed ("Charles R"), to Sir Edward Nicholas
ADVISING HIM ON THE TERMS OF THE SURRENDER OF OXFORD AT THE END OF THE FIRST CIVIL WAR ("...let those of Exeter be your guyde ... having particular care that my Sone & two Nepheus have permission to com to me whersoever I sallbe; as lykewais that the freedome of the University be preserved..."), a postscript asking him to "forget not all the Bookes wch I left in my Bedchamber" when sending his property to him in captivity, some portions of the letter in cipher with interlinear deciphered text, including his admission that "I can send Oxon noe relief", both the cipher and decrypts mostly cancelled, 1 page, 4to, Newcastle, 2 June 1646, mounted, framed together with a transcript, and glazed (frame size 640 x 430mm), letter trimmed with loss of margins and to postscript
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