Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1140
TitleTranslation of a letter from Monsieur van der Dussen, Hague, Netherlands; 30 Aug. 1712
Date30 August 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that the information in the recipient's letter regarding the 'discovery' of the Italian Count d'Assurini is false and provides the correct details of the affair; relates the details of his meeting with Bornwall at Utrecht; says that Bornwall's companion Chevalier d'Assurini [son of the Count] had orders from the French regarding the Pretender's supposed voyage to England to gain the throne; reports d'Assurini assertion that his father had given weapons to the Lord High Treasurer [Earl of Oxford] and Lord Bolingbroke to secure their passage to the King of France; says that he suspected Bornwall's honesty and refused to meet with him again.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
royalty, succession
Scottish affairs, Jacobites

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29963Assurini; - d' (fl 1712); Count d'Assurini; Italian; attempted to implicate Oxford and Bolingbroke in Jacobite plotfl 1712
NA18922James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766); Prince of Wales; 'the Old Pretender'; son of James II; also known as Chevalier de St George1688-1766
NA432Louis XIV (1638-1715); King of France; (the Sun King)1638-1715
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA19002St John; Henry (1678-1751); 1st Viscount Bolingbroke; statesman1678-1751
NA29964Bornwall; - (fl 1712); -; attempted to implicate Oxford and Bolingbroke in Jacobite plotfl 1712
NA29965Dussen; - van der (fl 1712); Monsieur; diplomat?; of the Haguefl 1712
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