The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 11/From John Birch to Jonathan Swift - 1

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AUG. 1, 1714.

AT twelve o'clock lord Bolingbroke's man rid through Wantage, to call Mr. Packer to London, the queen being dead. I am confounded at the melancholy news; yet could not forbear sending it to you. Your truly humble servant,

  1. Endorsed, "Mr. Birch, of Wantage. Received half after one on Sunday afrernoon, Aug. 1, 1714. Queen's death. She died at seven that morning."