Charles R

Trusty & Welbeloved Wee greet you
well. Whereas Wee have been humbly
informed by the petion of John Wampas
als White, that he Was about six months
since put into prison here for a small debt,
Where he hath since remained to his utter
ruine, & that he hath a certain parcell
of land in Massachusetts bay, the Which
he hath held for many years, having
taken the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy
as our Subject, and having humbly
besought us to interpose With you
that he may bee restored to his sd. lands,
or have liberty to sell the same for his
present reliefe & the payment of his
debts, Wee taking into our gracious
consideration the miserable condition
of the petr. have thought fitt to
recomend him to you, that he may
have Justice done him & What favour
the matter Will fairly beare. And Soe
Wee bid you farewell. Given Att our
Court att Whitehall the 22d day of
August 1676 in the 28th yeare of our
reigne.

By his Maties Comand

Williamson

To Our Trusty and Welbeloved
John Leverett Knt. Governour
of Massachusetts bay in New
England
Received 2 Jan. 1677.

A Letter from King Charles
to Govr Leverett 1676

29.5 cm x 18.9 cm

From the Saltonstall family papers