Royalist statesman in Jersey and England, who served in the Clarendon Ministry as Treasurer of the Navy (c. 1610-1680); as one of the original lords proprietors of the former British colony of New Jersey, he is considered a founder of that state. Manuscript DS, signed “G. Carteret,” one page, 9.25 x 14, December 2, 1664. Document issued at the Court at Whitehall by the "Privy Council for the Affairs of the Admiralty & Navy," regarding "the revoking and taking off the present Embargo & Restraint on all Ships & Vessels, except Dutch, within the severall ports of this Kingdom." Signed at the conclusion by several members of the Privy Council, including George Carteret. In fine condition, with some darker toning affecting only several words of text.
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