I send back your mare I hope none the worse. She has been very useful to us & we are much obliged to you for the loan of her.
- Alan Cole. George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon KG, GCB, PC (12 January 1800 – 27 June 1870), was an English diplomat and statesman. Villiers worked with the help of the Times correspondent David Turnbull to get slavery removed from Spanish colonies. In 1835 the Spanish reaffirmed their commitments.
Villiers received the Grand Cross of the Bath in 1838 in acknowledgment of his services, and succeeded, on the death of his uncle, to the title of Earl of Clarendon; in the following year, having left Madrid, he married a young widow, Lady Katharine Foster-Barham. Upon the formation of the coalition ministry between the Whigs and the Peelites, in 1853, under Lord Aberdeen, Lord Clarendon became Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.