Charles II, King of England [Royal Patent Order]
[London, England]: [28th October 1660].
Bifolium, 305 x 190mm, 4 p. [of which 2 blank], watermark of a tall jug with flowers. fold lines for sending (tears to two folds in blank lower leaf with old glassine repair)
On the 4th April 1660 Charles II issued from Continental Europe, the Declaration of Breda with regard to his reappointment to the throne. Following this the English Parliament on the 8th May proclaimed Charles II the lawful monarch since 30th Jan 1649. He returned from exile on the 23rd May 1660.This manuscript patent order from Charles II, King of England, grants patent protection to one John Harrison. It is particular interest as having been one of the first patents to have been granted by Charles II after his restoration on the 8th May 1660. The letter refers to an annexed petition which is not present and thus offers further scope for research into the nature of the patent.
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