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1793. Excerpt: ... have made me believe, that it wes the Kings
pleasure that I should give way to Traquare, and to that purpose
that I should transact with Monteith, although the letter in my
vnderstanding contained no such mater, but wes his Ma: answere to a
sute of myne, wherein his Ma: wrote that he had imparted his
pleasure concerning my desyre to the Earle of Monteith. This letter
wes kept vp long of purpose, till the new Thesaurer Mortoun should
come home, who wes vpon his journey; but Monteith would have had me
take his word vpon it. But I, desyring nothing more (although I
pretended the contrare) then that the King would have exprest his
desyre to be that I should leave the place (for then with honour,
profit, and the Kings good opinion, I might treate with them) made
Monteith this answere, that the letter contained no such thing as
he gave out, and that I would not treat with him, nor no man else,
till from his Ma: owne mouth his pleasure were delivered to me to
that effect. At this answere he wes extremely moved, and being
immoderately earnest with me afterwards, and not-theles, not being
able to effectuate anything, whereof he had made so large promises
to them at Court, gave them advertisement, and they delt earnestly
with the King; for this combination had now vndertaken the whole
governement heire vnder the King, and great hopes gevin, and great
promises made of excellent service, only they told the King, that
his service would be still hindred be my opposition, and at last
wonne him to thinke it expedient that I should remove. About this
tyme the Thesaurer Mortoune came from Court, and finding that I wes
not to be dealt with, the Chancelier, Monteith, and he, to make me
loath the service (which in my secretest thoughts I did long agoe)
vndertooke a bussines n...
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