[From Manx Soc, vol. 26]
STATE PAPERS - DOMESTIC.
Entry Book, Car. II, Vol. ix. p. 227.
[January 16th 1662-3.]
The King to the Earl of Derby to bring up Wm. Christian. Whereas Wee have bin lately informed by ye Peticon of Wm. Christian gent. that you have imprisoned him in our Isle of Man and condemned him to suffer Death upon pretente of Treason wch Peticon Wee have referred to ou: learned Councell in ye Law who have certified us that y Pet' is legally capable of our grace and favour wch may extend to Pardon him if Wee shall be so graciously pleased Our Will and Pleasure is, that uppon sight hereof you cause him to be brought up to be heard before us and our Coun cell, touching the matters wherewith he is charged, where upon Wee will declare Our further pleasure as shal be jus and reasonable.
Given at our Court at Whitehall the 16th day of January in ye 14th yeare of our reigne.
To ye E. of Derby for sending up . Wm. Christian to be heard before his Maty & Councell.
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