Document ReferenceNe C 35/1-2
TitleCopy of letter in French from William III, Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, to [H. de Ruvigny] 1st Earl of Galway; 2 Jul. 1700.
Date2 July 1700
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges Galway's resignation as mark of affection and refers to his particular appreciation of the great service he has given in Ireland; recalls that the Duke of Shrewsbury excused himself from going to Ireland; states that will make no changes to the government until his return from Holland for which he plans to leave in two days' time; ends with assurances of his continued friendship.

Copy of Galway's reply; records his happiness at the King's satisfaction with his service and his appreciation of the honour in receiving the King's letter; refers to fact that the King has not yet decided who to put in charge of government in Ireland and urges him, before publicly declaring this, to let him know who he is thinking of; suggests that there may be people who would be unsuitable for reasons the King could not know and which he can inform him of; also suggests that he may be able help him organise things in the way which will best serve the King.

Ne C 35/2 is wrapper for Ne C 26-35.
Termroyalty, loyalty to
resignations and dismissals
appointments, Irish
Irish affairs, politics

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18622Talbot; Charles (1660-1718); 1st Duke of Shrewsbury; styled Lord Talbot; succ as 12th Earl of Shrewsbury 1668; created Duke of Shrewsbury 1694; son of the 11th Earl of Shrewsbury of the 2nd creation1660-1718
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA973Ruvigny; Henry Massue de (1648-1720); 1st Earl of Galway; succ. as 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny 1689; cr. 4th Viscount Galway 1692; cr. 1st Earl of Galway 1697; commanded troops in Portugal and Spain 1704-17101648-1720
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