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A89885 The manifold practises and attempts of the Hamiltons, and particularly the present Duke of Hamilton now generall of the Scottish Army to get the crown of Scotland. Discovered in an intercepted letter written from a malignant here in London to his friend in Scotland. The letter is directed thus on the back, For the much honoured, Nedham, Marchamont, 1620-1678, attributed name. 1648 (1648) Wing N396; Thomason E446_4; ESTC R202962 12,327 23

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