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- " This is a copy of the letter: ""The Great King, Ahasu-e'rus, a to the rulers of the hundred and twenty-seven provinces from India to Ethiopia and to the governors under them, writes thus:"
- """Having become ruler of many nations and master of the whole world, not elated with presumption of authority but always acting reasonably and with kindness, I have determined to settle the lives of my subjects in lasting tranquillity and, in order to make my kingdom peaceable and open to travel throughout all its extent, to re-establish the peace which all men desire."
- """When I asked my counselors how this might be accomplished, Haman, who excels among us in sound judgment, and is distinguished for his unchanging good will and steadfast fidelity, and has attained the second place in the kingdom, "