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About document 14

This document is a letter from Elizabeth I ordering a payment of money for St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, dated June 1584.

(Catalogue reference: SP 12/171 folio 51)

This is a letter from Elizabeth I, ordering the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer to give up any royal treasure in their custody, so that this could be expended on ordnance (military materials and supplies). The ordnance was destined for St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall.

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  • The document is written in a clear, classic, secretary hand.

 

 
 
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