Document ReferencePw A 138
TitleLetter from Count Bernstorff, Celle to William Bentinck [later 1st Earl of Portland], the Hague, Netherlands; 28 Aug. 1688
Date Of Creation28 August 1688
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionSays that M. de Gourville found him just as the post was about to leave, and that after much protestation concerning the march, he showed him a letter from his [Gourville's] uncle, discussing his journey; states that he noted the following passage from the letter; [the letter] said that everyone believes the arming by the Dutch of more than 40 ships is for a descent on England and that the day planned this is to take place is even being named; states that M. 'Le.....' is not disturbed on this matter, having [received] nothing from the king [?] to make him [anticipate] such an 'insult'; refers to the rendez-vous being put back to 8 Sep.; again recommends the passage via Munster and that he send a steward.

The hand is very difficult, with the result that some of the letter may not have been translated or may contain inaccuracies.
LanguageFrench
Termarmies, troops, movement of
revolutions, Glorious Revolution 1688
wars, France v Holy Roman Empire 1688

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA30338Gourville; Jean Hérault de (1625-1703); -; counsellor of state; chargé d'affaires of Prince of Condé1625-1703
NA30321Bernstorff; Andreas G. von (1649-1726); Count Bernstorff; Minister of Celle1649-1726
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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