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"Orders to be established for the future gouernement of the nauie to preueut the former abuses and wrongs done to his majestie by the principall officers and other subordinate ministers; and first, Of gouernement in generall", early 17th century

MS. Rawl. A. 458
Held at the Weston Library

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The tract consists of one hundred and two suggestions for the improvement of the affairs of the navy, under the heads of government, ships in dock, in harbour and at sea, and victualling.

Beg. "Leauing the particularities in setting forth the speciall functions and boundaries of these great offices, [etc.] 1. Let noe prefermentes in the navie to offices of trust or ymployment be bestowed by favour or purchase uppon persons unfitt or unsufficient."


  • Creation: early 17th century


14 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. A. 458

Custodial History

Bears number 2287 in the catalogue of the duke of Chandos' library.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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