Undated copy, in the hand of George Radcliffe, of the last letters between Strafford and himself. First portion consists of a copy of Radcliffe's words of comfort leading up to Strafford's execution. Second portion is a copy of Strafford's last letter to Radcliffe, in which he instructs "if [th]e debts cannot otherwise be discharde, the landes in Kildare may be sold." Also indicates that that "the King sayth he will give all my estate to my sonne," but requests that his daughter receive a portion as was intended by his will. Annotation in the margin reads: "this is a true copy of my last to my lorde, and of his to me. Geo. Radcliffe. Examinat[e?] [par] me H[e?]n. Watkins."
Endorsed in Radcliffe's hand: "My lo[rd] of Str[afford] his last directions about his debts and daughters portions. This [th]e copy, [th]e originall is laid up w[i]th other papers."
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Formerly Folger MS Add 652 (2)
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Extended title: Copy of letters between Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, and Sir George Radcliffe, 1641 17th century