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IN THE YEARS 1653 AND 1654,
IMPARTIALLY WRITTEN BY THE • '. 'S-'.
AMBASSADOR BULSTRODE WIIITELOCKE.
FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT
DR. CHARLES MORTON, M.D., F.S.A.,
LIBRARIAN OF THR BRITISH MUsKUM.
A NEW EDITION,
HENRY REEVE, Esq., F.S.A.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
"A wicked messenger falleth into mischief, Imt a faithful ambassador is health."
Pkovkkbm xiii. 17.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.
THE SWEDISH EMBASSY
IN THE YEARS 1653 AND 1654.
March 1, 1653.
Now was the heat of Whitelocke's business, and many wwteiocke cross endeavours used to render all his labours fruit- theuegotialess, and to bring his treaty to no effect. But ittl0U' pleased God, in whom his confidence was placed, to cany him through all his difficulties, and to give his blessing and success to this negotiation.
Whitelocke gave a visit to the Count de Montecuculi, to give him the welcome home from his journey with the Queen; who said he had commands to kiss the hand of the Prince of Sweden, and took the opportunity of accompanying her Majesty when she went to meet the Prince. He communicated nothing of the business to Whitelocke, nor did he think to inquire it of him.
After Whitelocke returned home, the Resident of France and Woolfeldt met at his house to visit him, and staid with him three hours. They had much dis
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