Document ReferenceNe C 15
TitleLetter from G. Burnet, [later Bishop of Salisbury], Hague, Netherlands, to Lady Rachel Russell; 14 Jun. 1686
Date14 June 1686
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends thanks for letters and her support; highly recommends his servant who is bringing letters 'a very able and dextrous surgeon' as well as a good gardener, if she requires a faithful servant; reports that he has dined with the English envoy in the Hague who 'has had no direction to my prejudice'; denies he is the author of 'that Book' but offers to write if she will commission him; describes meeting the Prince and observes 'he has a vast deal of sense' and 'seems to be of an obliging temper tho in a cold way which is the manner of the Country'; gives an account of meeting the Princess who 'looks like a creature made to be a publicke blessing to those miserable distracted Kingdoms'; praises her religious devotion, air of modest majesty and 'submission to the King that becomes a child to a Father'.
Termexiles, English 1686
occupations and professions, servants
royalty, attitudes towards

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