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Letter from George Washington to James McHenry, 1792 October 3

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President George Washington refers to a previous letter regarding Robert Smith and discusses his travel plans with Secretary of War James McHenry.

Appointment of Don Gutierre de Cardenas as alcade mayor, 1489 March 20

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King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain appoint the Commendator Mayor of Toledo, Don Gutierre de Cardenas, as the Alcalde Mayor and instruct him as to taking office. Signed by the Chancellor on the reverse.

Order from Henry VII to Robert Lytton, 1497 January 1

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King Henry VII of England orders Robert Lytton, Under Treasurer of England, to supply certain materials from the Great Wardrobe for curtains and draperies.

Order from Queen Elizabeth I to the Treasurer of Jewels and Plate, 1559

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Queen Elizabeth I of England directs the Treasurer of the Jewels and Plate to prepare several items of gold and silver as gifts for M. de Montmorency and M. de Vieilleville, Special Ambassadors of France.

Manuscript from James I to the Archbishops and Bishops of Scotland, 1609

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King James I of England orders a cessation of stipends to the clergy because of schism and division.

Order to furnish a horse and equipment for the militia, 1650 August 28

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Six members of Britain’s Commonwealth Commissioners (judges) order William Longland, the mayor of Winchester at the time of the city's surrender to Oliver Cromwell, to furnish a horse and equipment for the militia.

Officer's commission from Oliver Cromwell to Edward Cucker, 1651 August 2

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Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, commissions Edward Cucker as a Lieutenant under Captain Richard Shaninge.

Appointment of John Richardson as Rector, 1658 June 18

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The Lord Protector Richard Cromwell appoints John Richardson to the rectory of Uppingham, England.

Order to pay a Colonel in Scotland, 1673 June 18

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Charles II, King of England, authorizes the payment of a Colonel of a Regiment of Foot in Scotland.

Order from William Penn to the Surveyor General, 1684 February 15

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William Penn authorizes the Surveyor General of Pennsylvania to survey 200 acres of land around Christina Creek in the County of New Castle.