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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 1359
Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr Justice Powis; 16 Feb. 1704/5
16 February 1705
Apologises for not waiting on him in person in order to pay the acknowledgements which 'are due from every Commoner in England for your steady adherence to the Ancient, known laws of the Land'; congratulates the wisdom which saw him refusing to remove the 'ancient land markes'; trusts he will prevent a 'new and unprecidented review, or examination'; promises to wait on him in a few days.
Old Style dating on letter.
laws, ancient landmarks
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Dates of existence
Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714
Powis; Justice (fl 1705); Mr; M.P.?
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