[Sir Robert Howard, restoration playwright.] Autograph Treasury receipt, signed 'Ro: Howard'.

Sir Robert Howard (1626-1698), English playwright and politician and Secretary to the Treasury
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On one side of slip of 6 x 18 cm paper. In fair condition, aged, and with traces of mount adhering to reverse. Apparently concerning an enormous sum of money, the receipt reads: 'Registered upon the Register appointed to be kept by the Act within mentioned & payable there upon of

613407l. 10s. 00d promptt mony & the interest there of | Ro: Howard'. According to his entry in the Oxford DNB, in October 1671 Howard 'succeeded Sir George Downing as secretary to the Treasury and in March 1673 was granted the posts of writer of tallies in the exchequer and auditor of the receipt.'