CROMWELL, Oliver. Letter signed (“Oliver P”), as Lord Protector, to unidentified, Hampton Court, 26 July 1658. 1 page, 4to, spotted, closed tear along left edge repaired on verso, chipped along edges.

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CROMWELL, Oliver. Letter signed (“Oliver P”), as Lord Protector, to unidentified, Hampton Court, 26 July 1658. 1 page, 4to, spotted, closed tear along left edge repaired on verso, chipped along edges.

CROMWELL DISCUSSES AN APPOINTMENT, addressing the “Trusted and Well beloved,” recipient, he writes: “We understand that Mr Woolwich is to be removed out of his employment, if so, we desire you not to dispose of that place until you speak with us about it…” Cromwell had little more than a month to live. Weakened from malarial fever, he died on 3 September 1658. His son Richard succeeded him as Lord Protector, but was unable to maintain the Puritan regime. The Stuarts regained the throne with Charles II’s restoration in 1660.
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