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THE RIGHT HON. JOHN WILSON CROKER,

LL.D., F.R.S.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1848.

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London : Printed by WILLIAM Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street.
SOME MATERIALS

TOWARDS

MEMOIRS OF THE REIGN

OF

KING GEORGE THE SECOND.

CHAPTER XX.

Foreign Affairs-Plan of pacification-Rejected by Fleury, and why-Nego

tiations and mediation of England and Holland-King at Hanover exercises rights by law delegated to the Regent in England—Lady Suffolk marries Mr. Berkeley–Her behaviour on retiring-Her former behaviour

-Squabble with her husband—King sees Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and fixes on her for the Prince of Wales—The Prince's amours, rupture, and negotiation with Miss Vane-His attachment to Lady Archibald Hamilton-Her character-Lord Hervey assists Miss Vane.

In order to give an account of the posture of foreign affairs during this summer, it is necessary for me to go a little back.

On the 17th of February, 1735, the long-expected plan of accommodation' was at last delivered out to the Ministers of the several Courts whose interests were concerned in it, and the principal articles of it were these :

That Stanislaus should keep the title of King of Poland, and renounce all pretensions to the kingdom.

Proposed by England and Holland as mediators.
VOL. II.

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