8 December 2015
SEYMOUR, Edward, Duke of Somerset (ca 1500-1552), the elder brother of Queen Jane Seymour, the third wife of HENRY VIII. Letter Signed ('E. Hertford') and bearing autograph subscription ('Yor loveing brother in law E . Hertford'), to Michael Stanhope, 6 March 1544. One page, 4to, on paper, 8 ½ x 8 ½ inches, lined on verso, vertical repaired tear at center crossing text, some soiling. Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS. 59512.
Somerset reminds the Governor of Hull of letters received from the Duke of Suffolk which required Stanhope to provide cart horses for the king's service: “mete to dawe and carrye ordnaunce”. He commands him to assist “one or two trustie and discrete persons” being sent by the Lord President.
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