Cecil Papers: 1661

Pages 440-441

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 22, 1612-1668. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1971.

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Charles II to the Earl of Salisbury.
1660–61, February 1. "Whereas wee have appointed the 23th day of Aprill next for the solemnity of our Royal Coronation: and the day before being the 22th of the same moneth for our proceeding from our Tower of London through the same Citty unto our Pallace of Westminster according to the custome heretofore used in that behalf; these are therefore to will and comaund you, all excuses sett apart, that you make your personall attendance on us at the times and places abovementioned, furnished and appointed as to your rank and quality apperteineth, there to doe and performe such services as shall be required and belong unto you, whereof you are not to faile. Given under our Signet at our Pallace of Westminster this first day of Ffebr. 1660 and in the 13th yeare of our raigne."
Sign manual. Signed: Edward Nicholas. 1 p. (147. 167.)
1661, June 24. "Michaell March, carpenter, his bill for worke done for the use of the right Ho.ble the Earle of Salisbury from Ffebruary 18th, 1661 to June 24th next following:
li s d
Ffor new pitching of 179 poles of paleing about the house parke at xxd the pole. 14 18 4
Ffor 4 daies worke for one man to pitch posts and shores at xviiid p diem. 6 0
Ffor 3 mens worke, 2 daies a peece on the great windie day, and the day following, to shore up the places that were downe, to keepe in the deere, at xviiid a peece p diem. 9 0
Ffor 1 daies worke for himselfe to make a new gate in the highway at Humbershaones. 1 6
Sum 15 14 10
At bottom: Receipt signed by March and dated July 14, 1662. Money received of Mr Percivall.
Endorsed: "Michael Marsh his bill." 1 p. (200. 175.)
The Countess of Rutland to the Earl of Salisbury.
1661, July 20. "As all my sex I find it some dificultie to get out of London, so begg your Lordships and my Ladys pardone till Tewesday. And finding occasions that I expected not, hope your Lordship may accept of two thousand more for the present." —July 20, 1661.
Holograph. 2 pp. (200. 28.)
George Stillingfleet to William Battison.
1661, July 23. Writes to inform him that his father, Samuel Stillingfleet, has died. "To leave him either sicke and dying or else dead and unburied seemed unnatural to mee; this is the reason why I answered not your summons and appeared at audit." Requests a respite for three or four weeks since harvest has come upon him.—Cranborne, 23 July, 1661.
Holograph. Two seals. ½ p. (General 21/26.)
The Countess of Rutland to the Earl of Salisbury.
1661, November 16. Thanks him for his kindness to her daughter. "Allso for the compassion to our miserie, which under God, is onely in the king and parlement to [? put] an end to, noothing that Lord Dorchester can doe being of sufficient securitie. I am very sorrie for the too just causes of your Lordshipes feares, that Lo. Cranborns jorney may be insucksessfull, but happie is he in such a grandfather." Regrets that money due on a certain day was not paid, and hopes Salisbury will "imput it to my dissapoyntment not neglect".—Belvoire, November 16, 1661.
Holograph. 3 pp. (200. 64.)
Dispute between Lord and Lady Roos.