Horace Walpole to Thomas Gray, [August 1760]
I forgot to tell you the only thing I had worth telling you, that in a pocket book of Vertue, who you know was a rigid catholic & who woud no more have invented a falshood on that side, than He coud invent, there is an Extract from a Copy taken by Martin Folkes of a Letter in the possession of the late Duke of Montagu; it was to the Duke's Ancestor Sr Ralph Winwood from the Duke of Buckingham, telling him how impatient the King was, & how much he complained that Winwood had not yet disclosed to Gondomar the purport & design of Sr Walter Raleigh's expedition to the West Indies!
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