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Colonel Whitley letter admonishes one of Postmaster Watts’ employees (12 November 1672)

Colonel Roger Whitley, a former private secretary to Charles II, also served as deputy to Postmaster General Lord Arlington. In the Royal Mail Archive, twelve volumes of his correspondence survive. In this letter to Mr Watts he admonishes one of Watts’ employees: ‘I am not for Severity, when there is unavoidable accident in ye case. But your Boy hath an ill Character & therefore you are too blame, to Imploy him; let him be punish when he deserves it’.