Petition to King James II

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Typescript copy of a petition to the exiled King James II, that he send the petitioner a Royal Certificate of his being a gentleman pursuant. Lincoln writes that he has, for several years, been well settled in London, working as a merchant. However, due to inaction, he will quit the city and transfer to Spain, where he intends to remain for the rest of his life. A certificate would be advantageous for him, since it would allow Lincoln to be formally recognised as a member of a good and noble family. He asks that his Majesty consider the petitioner on account of his known loyalty to him.

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