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Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) to The Marquis di Circillo re: thanks for his letter (GLC 2794.153)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.155 Author/Creator: Davis, George (fl. 1803-1811) Place Written: Tripoli Type: Manuscript document Date: 1809/11/15 Pagination: 1 p. 22.6 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Marked "Copy" on first page. "I pray to your Lordship to express to His Majesty my grateful Sensibility for the condescension with which he has been graciously pleased to notice my conduct" in helping to return two kidnapped Sicilian children. Notation on verso: "5."

Full Transcript: To the most Humble
The Maquis di Circillo
His Sicilian Majesty's (copy)
Minister for Foreign Affairs. -- Tripoli 15. November 1809.


My Lord, this letter which you Lordship did me the honor ...to with on te 2. of October was transmitted to me thro the medium of Gregorio Mattei, Esq. His Sicilian Majesty's charge d'affairs at the Mattay [sic].
I pray you Lordship to express to his Majesty my grateful sensitivity for the condenscensm with he has been graciously pleased to notice my conduct; and I also tender to your Lordship, my highest acknowledgements for the flattering manner in which you have communicated. His Majesty's approbation. --
By this [illegible] Calmers Francesco Buttars, nations [illegible] who have been seven years slaves to this Regency, embarke for Maltal, and I have recommended them to the good officers of His Majesty's change d'affairs in prowling that a papaya to Sicily.
I have the honor to enclose a copy of the letter I addressed to your Lordship on the 9. October 1807; and with sentiments of profound consideration and respect.
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Lordship
Most Obd Servt.
(Signed) George Davis.
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