Letters and State Papers Chiefly Addressed to George, Earl of Melville, Secretary of State for Scotland, 1689-1691 Volume 1

Letters and State Papers Chiefly Addressed to George, Earl of Melville, Secretary of State for Scotland, 1689-1691 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...in it, it will infinitly the rather tend to the glory of his great name. I have not leasure by this occasion to write so particularly to you of publick matters as I defigne by the next; and shall only thank you for your kind offer of friendship to me and my family, and wishes it were in my power to do that service to you, that were suited to such an obligation. As I never had a fix pence from my father, besides what was employed on my education, so I devested my selfe of all that I had upon any other title, for the payment of his debt, that the memory of so good a man, and so kind a father, might not suffer by the neglect of a son that owed all things to him, in gratitude als well as dutie; so, on the other hand, being that his debt did more then exhaust what either he or I had of estate, I pretend to nothing upon any former claime of his, I being never served heir to him, and denying altogither the paffive titles. Ther are so many that are lukewarm in the present Government, and will not serve without hyre, and expects presently to be gratified, that I plead his Majestie or you may not be concern'd about rewards for my pitiefull mints at dutie. Tho my caise were such, as I were putt to seek my next meall, as hes been the fortune of a better man then I am, and is not very farr from my present lott, yet I will serve his Majestie als affectionatly', and venture als deep for him, without the least of his countenance, or acknowledgements of any sort, as if he cloathed me with the greatest power in the nation, or loaded me with the highest rewards he could bestow on me. I am under the vow of God to his interest, and hopes never to forfeit that by omissions, where I have occasiones to witnes my dutie, much less by committing of things truely...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664283X
  • 9781236642837