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  • His successor, Alexander Mavrocordato, surnamed Exaporritos, was charged by the Turkish government with the delicate and arduous negotiation of the treaty of Carlowitz, and by his dexterity succeeded, in spite of his questionable fidelity to the interests of his employers, in gaining their entire confidence, and in becoming the factotum of Ottoman policy.
  • Ostensibly, he was only the Holstein minister at Charles's court, in reality he was everything in Sweden except a Swedish subject - finance minister, plenipotentiary to foreign powers, factotum, and responsible to the king alone, though he had not a line of instructions.
  • He was so much the king's factotum that Froissart (i.
  • Under the superintendence of the Curia Regis and the exchequer, the sheriff still remained the kings factotum in local affairs.
  • Another constitutional ~dvance was that which substituted coroners, knights chosen by the county court, for the kings old factotum the sheriff in the duty of holding the pleas of the crown, i.e.

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