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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple

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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ.
The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
page 186



" To the Pope, the nohle, the great, the spiritual, the affee-Wg^"" ™ tionate, the holy, the thirteenth of the apostles, the leader of the A. B. 124«. sons of baptism, the high priest of the Christians, (may God strengthen him, and establish him, and give him happiness!) from the most powerful sultan ruling over the necks of nations ; wielding the two great weapons, the sword and the pen ; possessing two pre-ernirient excellencies—that is to say, learning and judgment; king of two seas; ruler of the South and North; king of the region of Egypt and Syria, Mesopotamia, Media, Idumca, and Ophir; King Saloph Beelpheth, Jacob, son of Sultan Camel, Ilemevafar Mehameth, son of Sultan Hadel, Rohethre, son of Jacob, whose kingdom may the Lord God make happy. " IN TUB NAME OP GOD THE MOST MERCIFUL AND COMPAS SIONATE. " The letters of the Pope, the nohle, the great, ice. &c have been presented to ns. May God favour him who earnestly seeketh after righteousness and docth good, and wisheth peace and walketh in the ways of the Lord. May God assist him who worshipped! him in truth. W e have considered the aforesaid letters, and have understood the matters treated of therein, which have pleased and delighted us ; and the messenger sent by the holy Pope came to us, and we caused him to be brought before us with honour, and love, and reverence ; and we brought him to see us face to face, and inclining our ears towards him, we listened to his speech, and we have put faith in the words he hath spoken unto us concerning Christ, upon whom be salvation and praise, lint we know more concerning that same Christ than ye know, and we magnify him more than ye magnify him. And as to what you say concerning your desire for peace, tranquillity, and quiet, and that you wish to put down war, so also do we ; we desire and wish nothing to the contrary. But let the Pope know,


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