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"A Manuscript being an Exact Coppy of the Debate att large between the House of Lords and House of Commons. Att the free Conference held in the Painted Chamber...", 1688/89 January 22-February 15

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 1
Identifier: id94286

Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of the proceedings of the convention of 1688 believed to be the copy of Henry Compton, Bishop of London, tutor of Princess Mary and Princess Anne, one of the seven signatories to the secret coded letter inviting Prince of Orange to invade, officiator at the coronation of William and Mary, and first Chancellor of the College of William and Mary in Virginia. The manuscript, 62 pages of the debate with 4 pages of [The Declaration of Rights?], in a contemporary secretarial hand is bound in contemprary vellum. In addition to the proceedings of the Convention of 1688 from 2 January to 15 February 1688/9, it contains a copy of the "Declaration of Rights." The pencilled notes on two blank preliminary leaves say the manuscript belonged to Compton and was bought at his sale.


  • Creation: 1688/89 January 22-February 15


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 3.50 Linear Feet


From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository