Copy of a petition by George Hopkins to Charles II, circa 1720.


Hopkins, George, fl. 1660. Copy of a petition by George Hopkins to Charles II, circa 1720.

Copy of a petition by George Hopkins to Charles II, circa 1720.

Manuscript copy of George Hopkins' petition to Charles II for reimbursement for the Hopkins family's expenses on behalf of King Charles I in 1648. According to this petition, which may have been submitted in 1662, Charles II had previously granted Hopkins two thousand pounds and an estate, but the grant was never fulfilled due to "the unsettlement" of Ireland. The petition copy is accompanied by copies of 66 "secret letters" written by Charles I in 1648, with names in numerical cipher. Subjects include dispatches, the movements of the king's troops and supporters, possible betrayals by followers, and supplies.

1 v. (64 p.) ; 21 cm.

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