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Transcription of a letter by Charles II

1764, Document, Letter
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Transcription of a letter by Charles II
Transcription of a letter by Charles II
Transcription of a letter by Charles II
Transcription of a letter by Charles II
Museums & Galleries Item
50987
Transcription of a letter by Charles II handwritten by Sir David Dalrymple, 1764
One transcription of a letter by Charles II handwritten by Sir David Dalrymple, later Lord Hailes, 3rd Baronet of Hailes. The letter is a verbatim transcription of a letter from Charles to James Hamilton, his Presbyterian minister in Edinburgh dated 5 August 1652. The letter was written while the king was in exile at the Chateau de St. Germain in France. In the letter, Charles thanks Hamilton for his letter and for the way Hamilton writes to the king with "the same old freedom with me, which I will always love". He asks Hamilton to disregard rumours about the king which are "scattered abroad to [his] prejudice by persons of different and contrary affections", assuring him he has not changed, despite the "unpleasant and uneasy condition" he is currently in, an exile. The letter is signed "your constant and true friend, Charles R".
1764
Document; Letter
Museum of Edinburgh
HH5758/95