Reference numberLBO/15/15
Alternative reference numberLBO/15/23
TitleCopy letter fromHenry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke to the Royal Society
Description ' Desiring them to draw up Enquiries proper for Sicily. '

' The Earl of Peterborough being appointed her Majesty's Ambassadour Extraordinary to the King of Sicily, and having likewise Orders to go to the several Princes and Staates of Italy I acquaint you therewith that you may please to consider what his Lordship may properly do in those Countrys for the Service and Benefits of your Society and Communicate your Requests to me in order to my receiving her Majestys directiolns thereupon. '
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