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  • James Daybell
Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Abstract

On the morning of 23 September 1601 Secretary of State Robert Cecil sent a brief letter to the soldier Sir Francis Darcy, a letter that never in fact arrived:

Sr Francys Darcy. I haue receaued this inclosed from the court this morninge, wch I haue thought good to send to you with speed to be deliuered by you accordinge as you are directed: and soe for this tyme I committ you to God. from London this 23 of September 1601

your verie lovinge freind

Ro Cecyll 1

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Seventeenth Century Material Letter Early Modern Period Secret Code Postal Road 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Daybell
    • 1
  1. 1.Plymouth UniversityUSA

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