James II & VII, King of England, Ireland and Scotland (1633-1701). Autograph letter signed ("J").

Newmarket, 22 March 1682.

4to. 1½ pp. on bifolium. With autograph address and seal.


"For my Neece the Countess of Lichfield", i.e. Charlotte Lee, Countess of Lichfield, 1664-1718, previously Lady Charlotte Fitzroy, illegitimate daughter of Charles II and his mistress Barbara Villiers, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, apologizing for not having answered her letter earlier, but "the Scots affairs, and so much company is come to me, I have not any tyme to my self".

Slightly browned due to paper, traces of folding; address leaf with traces of mounting.

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