Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Bagot, Charles

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BAGOT, sir Charles, British Diplomatist, b. in Blithfield, Stafford co., England, 23 Sept., 1781; d. in Kingston, Canada, 18 May, 1843. He was the second son of William, first Lord Bagot. In 1807 he was made under foreign secretary of state; in 1814 was sent on a special mission to Paris; was minister-plenipotentiary at Washington from 1816 to 1819; in 1820 was appointed ambassador to Russia; in 1824 was sent on a similar mission to Holland; and in 1834 was sent as a special ambassador to Austria. On 10 June, 1842, after the death of Lord Sydenham , he became governor-general of British North America, which office he retained until his death.