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Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1251
TitleLetter in Latin from A de Matueof [Matveyev], London, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 5 Jul. 1707
Date5 July 1707
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of [Harley's] letter in French of 2 July in which he tried to explain the delay in a reply; refers to further reinforcement of his own instructions by the most recently received mandate of the Tsar [Peter I], given at L├╝blin on 13 Jun., and continues to press for a meeting to discuss the matters in question; also presses for an answer on the question of the recognition of Stanislaw [Lesczynski] and the guarantee for the Saxon-Swedish peace, as well as the attitude to the same of the 'Celsi et Praepotentes Ordines Vniti Belgij' [the States of United Provinces?]; says he would also like a reply concerning the Tsar's complaints about Augustus II, former king of Poland.

Complains that in his last letter, Harley did not use the proper form of reference to the Tsar, calling him simply 'le Czar' and hopes he will not do so again as he, Matveyev, always refers to the queen [Anne] in the correct way; continues by complaining that some insolent 'Novellisti' have published an English version of the Tsar's letter to the queen without permission and he does not know how they got hold of a copy; hopes this will not happen again.
LanguageLatin
Termdiplomacy, with Russia
royalty, protocol
monarchy, Poland 1707

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6169Peter I (1672-1725); Emperor of Russia; ( succeeded 1682)1672-1725
NA29993Stanislaw I Leszczynski (1677-1766 ); King of Poland; ( ruled 1704-1709 and 1733-1735)1677-1766
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29988Matveyev; Andrei A. (1666-1728); Muscovite Ambassador in London 1707-8; Russian minister at Amsterdam 1700-121666-1728
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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