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George III Writes to an Indian Prince
CO 77/58, ff. 27-8


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     George the Third by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland, Defender of the Christian Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburgh, Arch Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire &c To His Highness the Nawaub Omdat-ul Omrah Mayeen ul Mulk, Assad ud-Dowlah Hussein Ally Cawn Bahauder Tulfahar Jung Sepah Surdan, Sovereign of the Carnatic, Payenghaut and Ballanghaut.
     We duly received Your Highness's Letter dated in the Month of October last. We have learned with deep affliction the Intelligence of the most melancholy event announced by it in the loss of Our old and faithful Ally the Nawaub Wallaujah Bahauder Your Highness's venerable and respected Father. In condoling with your Highness on this lamentable occurrence, We trust that your Highness, imitating His noble example and guided by His salutary precepts will ever continue to preserve unimpaired Your friendship and alliance with the British Nation and with the East India Company, and Your Highness may rely on all occasions upon Our invariable attachment and firm protection. We have only to add Our assurances of the continuance of Our earnest wishes for the prosperity and happiness of Your Highness and Your Family. And so We bid you farewell.     Given at Our Court at Saint James's the Twelfth day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety six, and in the Thirty sixth year of Our Reign.
Your affectionate Friend
George R.
London 12th. May 1796.
     To His Highness The Nabob Omdat-ul Omrah Mayeen-ul Moolk Assad-ud Dowlah Hussein Ally Khan Bahauder Tulfahar Jung Sepoy Serdar Sovereign of the Carnatic Payenghaut and Bellaghaut Greeting and wishes of most perfect health true happiness and prosperity.
     Most Illustrious Sir,
     The Letter which Your Highness has done me the honor to write to me, has been duly delivered into my hands. The melancholy event which it announces has filled my mind with grief, and I most sincerely condole with Your Highness in lamenting the irreparable loss which you have sustained in ...

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