The writer, Thomas Whincop, is most likely to be the Puritan Rector of Lolworth, Lincolnshire, who was forced to resign in 1644 because Puritans forbade Pluralism. His correspondent Mr. Hurlock is almost certainly Thomas Horrocks, M.A., a zealous Protestant who had many enemies of Catholic persuasion and who in 1649 had been appointed Minister of Stapleford Tawney. In 1662, after defaulting on the Act of Conformity, he became an Ejected Minister. In the letter Whincop says he has arranged with Mr Dormer at the Sign of the Ring without Ludgate that if any alteration to the item of clothing is required then Mr Dormer would undertake such changes. The letter is signed Your affectionate friend to be remanded by you. Tho Whincop and written just 3 and a half months after the execution of Charles I.