CollectionGeorge III: The Genius of the Mad King documentary
TitleLetter from the spy Aristarchus to George III
Date15 June 1781
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionGiving details of the elaborate scheme put in place to transfer 4,000,000 French Livres to London.
Aristarchus also explains how he also discovered that the Emperor [Joseph II] is soon to travel to Antwerp to give secret instructions to the Duke of G. [?]. As consequence of this, a French spy has been hired to hide in the room where the two of them will meet and to report about their conversations.

In a post scriptum note Aristarchus recommends the King to distribute a certain number of copies of the Constitution to various cities (e.g. Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow...) to hinder Mr [Edmund] Burke's plan of Reform that he intends to discuss again in Parliament.
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Extent1 document (1 page)
Physical DescriptionLoose paper; mounted
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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