Editors. "Sunderland is appointed Secretary of State". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Sunderland is appointed Secretary of State, Northern department. He is to hold this post until the following year, when he transfers to become Secretary for the Southern department until 1688.