London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
JAMES II and VII (1633-1701), King of England, Scotland and Ireland. Autograph letter signed (as Duke of York, 'Jacques') to 'Mon Cousin' [probably Louis XIV], Brussels, 23 September 1659, in French, acknowledging his correspondent's kindness while he was in France, hoping that 'dans cette grande conjonture de la paix que vous me le continuerez ... ne desesperant pas avec votre assistance d'estre un jour en estat de vous faire voir a quel point je suis reconnoissent', and sending John, Lord Berkeley of Stratton, 'Cap[itaine] de mes gardes', to give news of his situation, 2 pages, 4to, integral blank.
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