Note 084
From Chapter 70 of the Decline & Fall

In my time (1765) and in M. Grosley's, (Observations sur l'Italie torn. ii. p. 361), the senator of Rome was M. Bielke, a noble Swede and a proselyte to the Catholic faith. The pope's right to appoint the senator and the conservator is implied, rather than affirmed, in the statutes.

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