“WE CAN­NOT AD­E­QUATELY EX­PRESS OUR JOY”

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Madam, [your late ar­rival] here in our realm is to us so very agree­able that we can­not ad­e­quately say or ex­press the great plea­sure, joy, [and] re­lief which we feel, nor the an­tic­i­pa­tion of see­ing your noble pres­ence, which we have of­ten de­sired, both for the great graces and virtues which we hear it has pleased [God] to give to your per­son, and also [for the] mu­tual amity, con­fed­er­a­tion, and good al­liance be­tween our good cousins the King and Queen of Spain [your] par­ents and us, which [your pres­ence] will now greatly aug­ment.

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