CHANCELLERIES: Some Person of Wisdom

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The King of Great Britain, feeling the need of friends and funds, sent a letter: "To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, greetings! Whereas it appears to us expedient to nominate some person of wisdom, loyalty, diligence and circumspection to represent us ... know ye that we, reposing especial trust and confidence in the discretion and faithfulness of our trusty and well-beloved Sir Oliver Shewell Franks . . . have nominated, constituted and appointed [him] . . . to be our Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington...

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