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Letter from Marcus Gerhard, greve Rosencrone to Armand-François-Louis de Mestral de Saint-Saphorin [Extract], including cover letter from de Saint-Saphorin to Henry Adams
Rosencrone, Marcus Gerhard, greve, 1738-1811
April 1784
Volume 17, Pages 40-41

[From Executive Letter Book.]


Mr. de St. Saphorin has the honor to Communicate to Mr. Adams the answer he has received from His Excellency the Count de Rosenerone, Privy Councillor and Secretary of State for foreign affairs of his Danish Majesty relative to what Mr. Adams desired to know. He shall be happy if this answer should be agreeable to him, as well as to his Superieurs and usefull to his Fellow Citizens. He has the honor to assure him of his respect.


Hague, 21st April, 1784.

The preceeding faithfully Translated from the Original.

By Ben. Walker.

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Copy of an Extract of a Letter from His Excellency the Count de Rosenerone, Privy Counsellor of His Majesty the King of Denmark to Mr. de St. Saphorin, Envoy Extraordinary from His Majesty to the States General.


The opinion of the Theological faculty having been taken on the question made to your Excellency by Mr. Adams. If the American Ministers of the Church of England can be consecrated here by a Bishop of the Danish Church. I am ordered by the King to authorize you to answer, that such an Act can take place according to the Danish Rites; but for the convenience of the Americans who are supposed not to know the Danish Language, the Latin Language will be made use of on the occasion; for the rest, nothing will be exacted from the Candidates, but a Profession conformable to the Articles of the English Church, omitting the oath called Test which prevents their being ordained by the English Bishops.

The preceding Translated faithfully from the Original.

By Ben Walker.