Indicates that she despairs "of hauing any helth in this place" and refers to her return. Refers to the advice the King has received from priests and states "iff such A declaraition as this will not secuer the King from me In the Queens openioun she thinks much better off me then I deserve." Asks that the recipient write to her "for letters from England are the onely things makes this place suportable."
Signed at end K. Dorchester. Dated: May the 12th. Addressed: For Mr. Nellson
Letter written after James II's creation of Catherine, Baroness of Darlington and Countess of Dorchester for life on the 2nd of January 1686. Letter is undated and place of writing not given, but it was likely written in 1686, when Catherine Sedley was in Dublin
Bifolium with conjugate address leaf and remains of seal
Also available as a digital reproduction
Formerly Folger MS Add 1087
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Extended title: Autograph letter from Catherine Sedley to Mr. Nellson 1686? May 12