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Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 2753

(x) Channel Islands
1659 (14 Apr.) entire letter from Charles Waterhouse at "Castle Cornett" to "John Le Gros Judge of Sarke Isld", the contents comprise "Sir. Lieut Richard Winne having urgent occasions to go into England, I desire that in his absence you will take care of the Militia of the island of Sarke and keep the said Isle for his Highness the Lord Protector of England, not else at present but that"; face panel with minor severance and a little soiled though a very early and rare letter written shortly before the restoration of Charles II to the English throne in May 1660. Photo

Note: In Guernsey the Island authorities, who had supported the Parliamentary cause during the civil war and the Commonwealth, received the news of the return of the Monarchy with misgivings, and they hastened to send a deputation to congratulate the King on his accession, and to present a petition in which they humbly implored His Majesty's forgiveness of their guilt in supporting the Commonwealth. See "The Fief of Sark" by Ewen and De Carteret where this letter is mentioned on pages 78/79

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