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the defired conclufion, we have thought fit to inveft fome proper perfon with full power on our part; Know ye, that we, confiding entirely in the fidelity, diligence, ability, penetration and experience in affairs, of our trusty and well-beloved Daniel Hailes, Efq., our Minifter Plenipotentiary to our good brother the Moft Chriftian King, have named, made, and conftituted, and by thefe prefents do name, make, and conftitute him our true, certain, and undoubted Commiffioner, Procurator, and Pled nipotentiary; giving and granting to him all and att manner of power, faculty, and authority as also our general and special command (fosthat the general shall not derogate from the special, nor contrary wife at the Court of our faid good brother the Moft Chriftian King, for us, and in our name, to meet and confer with the Ambafladors, Commiffioners, Deputies, and Plenipoten tiaries of the aforefaid: Lords the Stares General of the United Netherlands, being furnished with fufficient au thority, and with them to agree, treat, confult, and conclude upon the re-establishing, as foon as may be, of a firm and lasting peace, and fincere friendship and concord; and for us, and in our name, to fign whatever may be fo agreed upon and concluded; and alfo to make, and mutually deliver and receive, a treaty or treaties, or fuch other, and fo many inftruments as fhall be requifite, upon the bufinefs concluded, and to tranfact all other matters, which may relate to the happily accomplishing the aforefaid work in as ample manner and form, and with equal force and effect as we, if we were prefent, could do and perform engaging and promifing, on our Royal Word, that we will approve, ratify, and accept, in every more perfect form, whatever may happen to be tranfacted and concluded by our faid Plenipotentiary, and that we will never fuffer the fame to be violated or infringed by any one, either in the whole or in part.
In witness, and for the greater validity of all which, we have caufed our Great Seal of Great Britain to be af fixed to these prefents, figned with our Royal Hand.
Given at our Court at St. James's, the twenty-feventh day April, in the year of our Lord one thousand feven hundred and eighty-four, and in the twenty-fourth year of our Reign,
The full Power of the States General.
HE States General of the United Netherlands: To all who, fhall fee thefe prefents, greeting. Whereas there is nothing we have more earnestly at heart, than that the war, in which we, together with other Powers, are involved, against Great Britain, may be terminated by a general, folid, and lafting peace, and that, in order to accomplish fo defirable and falutary a purpose, negociations may be forthwith begun; wherefore, moved by a defire of contributing whatever lies in our power to promote the negociation for a general peace, and trufting that we fhall find the Moft Serene King of Great Britain animated with the like fentiments, we, knowing the prudence, experience in affairs, and fidelity of the Lords Leftevenon de Berkenroode, our Ambaffador to his Moft Chriftian Majefty, and Gerard Brantfen, Conful of the city of Arnheim, Counsellor and Master General of the Mint of the Republick, Deputy in Ordinary from the Province of Gueldres to our Af fembly, and our Plenipotentiary, have authorised, appointed, commiffioned, and deputed, as, by these prefents, we do authorife, appoint, commiffion and depute them, granting full power, as well as general and fpecial command, to both of them conjointly, or to either of them in the abfence of the other, whether on account of illness or of any other impediment whatsoever, to treat with him or them who fhall have been likewife invefted by his Britannick Majefty with the neceffary authority for that purpofe, concerning all things which fhall be judged expedient and requifite for concluding a general, lafting, and advantageous peace, to endeavour to remove all obftacles which may occur, to act, agree, and stipulate thereupon in fuch manner as they fhall think proper, and generally to do all things relative thereto, which we ourselves being prefent might do; promifing fincerely and bonâ fide, that we will accept, perform, and } WI Towowi si bun "put Bratify is % to 10
ratify every thing which the faid Lords our Ambaffador and Plenipotentiary fhall have ftipulated, promifed, or granted, and that we will iffue our letters of ratification in due form. Given at the Hague under our great feal, figned by the Prefident of our Affembly, and counterfigned by our Greffier, the nineteenth day of Auguft, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two.
R. SLOET, Pt.
By order of the aforefaid Lords the States General,
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