Letter concerning negotiations for the marriage between James and Anne, second daughter of Frederick II, King of Denmark. James commends Keith, his Ambassador Extraordinary to Denmark, for his good service in negotiating the contract "quhilk [i.e. which] otherwaise in all appearance may have perishit to o[u]r dishonor and hazard of the amitie," and requests that as "all difficulteis that may delay it longer on our [par]te are now digested...Sa sone as the solo[m]pnitie ca[n] be perfytit," the Ambassador should return home with the bride "with sic expeditioun as winde & wether may [per]mitt."
In Scots English
Signed "James R" with autograph postscript: "I pray you assist milorde of dignavall to the getting of sum iouellis [i.e. jewels] & other thingis according as he s[h]all requyre you."
Bifolium, including address leaf and remnants of seal
Also available as a digital reproduction
Formerly Folger MS Add 1062
Purchased from Maggs, 1999 (Cat. 1275, no. 85)
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Extended title: Letter signed from James VI, King of Scotland, Aberdeen, to George Keith, Earl Marischal, Copenhagen, Denmark 1589 August 1
correspondent: James I, King of England, 1566-1625
subject: Marischal, George Keith, Earl, 1553-1623
subject: James I, King of England, 1566-1625
subject: Anne, Queen, consort of James I, King of England, 1574-1619
correspondent: Marischal, George Keith, Earl, 1553-1623