Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1160
TitleLetter from William Van Heels [Huls], to [Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford]; 4 Dec. 1713/4
Date23 January 1714
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the subject of the 'prolongation of Lord Albermarle's pass'; encloses a letter detailing the 'false representations of his [Albermarle's] secret enemys'; believes that Oxford is in the best possible position to 'remove the ill grounded prevention the Court of France hath conceived against that poor Lord'; asks for Oxford's help as Albermarle has often acted for the English Crown; reports he has an epistle from Albermarle explaining his actions against his enemies but does not wish to bother Oxford with it; has no news of the 'secret negotiations' [with the Netherlands?]; awaits Oxford's commands and asks if he may send 'word of comfort to unhappy Lord Alb[ermarle]'.

Enclosure at Pw2 Hy 1161

Old Style dating on letter.
Termtravel, passports
diplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with France
patronage, requests for

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