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Context of Calendars of the ancient charters, and of the Welch and Scotish rolls, now remaining in the Tower of London : also calendars of all treaties of peace entered into by the kings of England with those of Scotland; and of sundry letters and public instruments relating to that kingdom, now in the chapter-house at Westminster : together with catalogues of records brought to Berwick from the Royal Treasury at Edinburgh : of such as were transmitted to the Exchequer at Westminster, and of those which were removed to different parts of Scotland by order of King Edward I : the proceedings relating to the carrying back the records of Scotland into that Kingdom; and the transactions of the Parliament there from the 15th of May 1639, to the 8th of March 1650 : to which are added memoranda concerned the affairs of Ireland, extracted from the Tower records with four copper plates, exhibiting all the various hands in which the several charters have been written, from the reign of King William the Conqueror to that of Queen Elizabeth ; to the whole is prefixed an introduction, giving some account of the state of the public records from the conquest to the present time
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