Paleographical Challenge #66

April 29, 2020

By Kathryn James

Today’s guest manuscript comes courtesy of Shannon Supple, Curator of Rare Books at Smith College.  Visit the Paleographical Challenge tomorrow to find its identity and a transcription!

Suggested transcription for yesterday’s guest manuscript follows below:

It is this daye ordred by the unanimous vote of the
said Councell (nullo contradicente) that Monsieur
De Moinerye gentleman in ordinary of the Chamber
the most Christian Kinge employd unto us from
his Matie should receive the ensuing answer (vizt).

Letter book of the ‘Supreame Councell of the Confederat Catholickes of Ireland’ (the so-called Confederation of Kilkenny], Kilkenny, 18 Feb 1643/4.  Bodleian MS. Carte 64, f. 68.