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LETTER WRITTEN JUST AFTER THE EXECUTION OF CHARLES I.

WHINCOP, Thomas

An interesting Autograph Letter written to the zealous Protestant Minister, Thomas Horrocks, saying that in thanks for many favours he has left an item of clothing which can be altered if necessary.

Published
(London) “The Georg. in Lombard Street”

Description
4to., 16 lines, (approx 150 words), holograph, with integral address leaf, and with some manuscript calculations written on the intermediary blank pages.

£250.00

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Product Description

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.