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. In his reply of 19 July to the Committee Wilkes expressed his satisfaction at finding
that “the true spirit of Liberty [is] so generally diffus'd thro' the most remote
parts of the British Monarchy.” He vowed that it would “be the study of my life ...
to give you and all my fellow subjects the clearest proofs that I have at heart the
wellfare and prosperity of every part of this great Monarchy” (BM
30870, f. 46; printed in MHS, Procs.
, 47 [1913–1914]: 192–193). For the continuation of this correspondence, see 5 Oct. 1768
and 4 Nov. 1769