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Great Moments in Taking Things Completely Out of Context by goosecommerce
August 13, 2009, 11:09 am
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Diplomatic Despatches* Edition

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“Feeling excited by the Death of the Duke of Orleans.”

~Edward Everett, U.S. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, to Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, 18 July 1842, Despatch No. 17.


* Yes, they spelled it “despatches” not “dispatches.” No, I don’t know why.

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