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    King Charles II of England Manuscript Document Signed "Charles R" as King of England, 1.5 pages, 14.5" x 11.5". Our Court at Whitehall, March 21, 1677. In Olde English. To Lord Chancellor Heneage, Lord Finch, to cause the great seal to be affixed to an instrument appointing commissioners "to treat with the Ministers of his Imp[eria]l Ma[jes]tie the Catholique King [of Spain] and the States Generall of the United Netherlands... a Stricter Union and Confederation... for the defence and security of our respective Kingdomes & Countrys, and the redressing the evils caused or which shall be caused by the present Warre..." In 1664, King Charles II took from the Dutch, New Netherland which included the settlement of New Amsterdam. He renamed both "New York" in honor of his brother, the Duke of York, who succeeded him in 1685 as King James II. The assembly of the United Provinces of the Netherlands was the States-General, which had the power of making peace and war and all foreign alliances. Folds, lightly creased. Fine condition, remarkable for its age. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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