7 December 2015
CARTERET, George (1610-1680). Manuscript document signed (“G. Carteret”), 17 July 1663. 1 page, folio, blank integral leaf (some soiling).
A RARE CARTERET SIGNATURE on an order for “Seaven thousand fifty-six pounds one shilling, & eight pence…for and towards the whole charge of four thousand men appointed for six months service at Sea…” Loyal to the Stuarts during the English Civil War, Carteret received ample grants of land in North America and was one of the proprietor for both the Carolinas and New Jersey (which he named after his native island). The town of Carteret is named after him, and Elizabeth is named in honor of his wife. After the restoration of Charles II in 1660, Carteret won appointment as Treasurer of the Navy, in which capacity he issues this appropriation. RARE.
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