Document ReferencePw A 349/1-2
TitleLetter in French from Eberhard Danckelmann, Berlin, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 25 Sep. 1699
Date Of Creation25 September 1688
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the meeting of their masters and notes that his own joy in this was limited by the fact that [Bentinck] was not there and that as a consequence things were left unsaid; states that although he spoke freely to the Prince [of Orange] there were certain things on which he could only open himself to [Bentinck], things they have already touched on and about which M. Ham will write to him.

States that the Prince [of Orange] asked him to sound out Denmark's intentions which he has done so and that M. Lente, Danish envoy in Berlin, has declared that if the Prince attempts something with regard to the succession, not only will they not oppose his interests but if the opportunity presents itself favour them; notes, however, that externally they will have to give a different impression; asks him to inform the Prince; states that M. de Groot [Grote] at Hanover swears he knows nothing of any [arsenal] at Osnabr├╝ck.

In post script refers to the Prince [of Orange]'s promise to give M. Ham the title of [resident?] and urges him to press for this.

The date on the letter is '15/25 Sept 1688'.
Termdiplomacy, Prince of Orange with Brandenburg 1688
revolutions, Glorious Revolution 1688, preparations
patronage, requests for
diplomacy, European 1688

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA30553Ham; John (fl 1688-1690); -; of Berlin; probably Johan Ham 1654-1725 burgomaster of Arnhem and deputy for Guelderland; Netherlands commissioner and resident ambassador in Brandenburg 1683-1696fl 1688-1690
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA29458Frederick I (1657-1713 ); King of Prussia; ( acc. 1701; styled Frederick III Elector of Brandenberg until 1701)1657-1713
NA30581Grote; Otto von (fl 1688); -; envoy for Brunswick-L├╝neberg in Berlinfl 1688
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA30587Lente; John H. (fl 1688); Danish envoy in Berlinfl 1688
NA30337Danckelmann; Eberhard Christoph Balthasar von (1643-1722); minister and envoy of the Elector of Brandenburg1643-1722
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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