|Description||Authorising James West to act on behalf of the Earl of Morton, as a Vice-President of the Royal Society. |
Commencing: 'Whereas the late Majesty King Charles the Second, by His Letters Patent...' and continuing 'Now I James Earl of Morton, at this time President of the Royal Society, by virtue of these Powers and Authorities aforesaid, do by these present nominate and appoint James West Esquire, being one of the present Council of the said Royal Society, to be together with the Righ Honourable Hugh Lord Willoughby of Parham and James Burrow Esquire, my Deputy in the said office of President...'
Signed 'Morton P.R.S.' and sealed by him. Seal and some text missing. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Birch and Charles Morton. With an embossed stamp for two shillings and sixpence.