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Sunderland House,
Sunderland Street,
Macclesfield
Cheshire
United Kingdom
SK11 6TR
Contact Roger Treglown
01625 618978 or 07778 421510
Telephone 01625 618978
Mobile 07778 421510
Specialists Antiquarian Books, Pamphlets, Curiosities, English Literature, Chess
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Stand G07

ENGLAND AND WALES. BROADSIDE. CIVIL WAR. THE RESTORATION. KING CHARLES II. 1660

His Majesties letter to His Excellencie the Lord General Monck, to be communicated to the officers of the army, brought to his Excellency from His Majesties court at the Hague, by Sir Thomas Clarges., Dublin : printed by William Bladen by special order, anno Dom. 1660.

First edition. Broadside. Folio. ( 259 x 174mm. ) Single sheet printed black on white paper. Sometime folded. Slightly soiled, small tears in the folds, tending delicate. Royal Coat of Arms at centre head, slightly cropped. Dated at end : the Hague the 26. day of May, 1660. in the twelfth year of our reign. With order to print dated : Rochester May 24. 1660. There were three other editions of this Broadside - London x 2 ( ESTC R223544 & ESTC R208707 both [2], 4, [2] p. ; 4°; both with slight textual variations ) and - Edinburgh ( R39159, 1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 1°. ) George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, 1608-1670, initiated secret negotiations during March 1660 with the exiled King Charles II, in Holland, which resulted in the formulation of Charles' manifesto the Declaration of Breda, 4 April, 1660, and presented to Parliament on 1 May 1660. On 2 May, Sir Thomas Clarges ( d. 1695 ) was commissioned to convey to Charles the message of the Parliament inviting his return. When the restored King landed at Dover on 25 May, Monck was the first to greet him as he came ashore. He was invested with the Order of the Garter the following day. In this broadside, delivered by Clarges to Monck, Charles thanks Monck for keeping firm control over the army and for his vigilance for signs of disaffection amongst his officers, he also thanks the army ' for their Affection and Obedience to Vs: And to assure them from Vs, That We shall alwayes have an entire confidence in them, and ever acknowledge them to be the great Instruments of restoring Vs to the Nation, and the Nation to Vs ....... ' and ' That We will punctually perform whatever We have promised to them in Our Declaration or Letter, but that We will take them into Our particular Care and Protection. And if the Licence and Distemper of the Time shall so far transport any men, as to presume upon memory of former Animosities, and of what is past, to use any Reproaches towards them, We will look upon such persons as disturbers of the Peace and Security of the Kingdom, and shall cause them to be prosecuted accordingly. .... '. This is a document of great importance in the history of the English Civil War, and this Dublin printing is rare, the ESTC ( on-line 12 /16 ) locates only one copy - British Library. ESTC R232314. Wing 1994, C3102. Steele, II, 617. For more details of King Charles II, Lord General Monck and Sir Stephen Clarges see ODNB.
£3,500