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[502] which every word was true, as the production of
Chap. LI.} 1774. Feb.
‘falsehood and malevolence.’

Accordingly on the seventh day of February, in the Court at St. James's, the report of the Privy Council was read, embodying the vile insinuations of Wedderburn; and the Petition which Franklin had presented, and which expressed the exact truth, was described as formed on false allegations, and was dismissed by the King as ‘groundless, vexatious and scandalous.’

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