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Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1260
TitleCopy of letter in Latin of 24 Jul. sent by A. de Matueof [Matveyev], London, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 26 Jul. 1707
Date26 July 1707
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionStates that he has received the most recent letters telling him that [Harley's] sudden visit to Windsor necessitates postponing his dinner with [Matveyev]; feels it is his duty to point out things both good and bad, 'fausta et contraria'; says he has just had news from Holland about the 'spargamenta' [fighting or disuptes] and that the king of Sweden [Charles XII] and the Tsar [Peter I] are close to concluding peace, but that the emperor [Joseph I] and the Confederation [allied princes?] are trying to prevent this; quotes verbatim a document in French dated Warsaw 24 Jun. describing this; says he wants to discuss all this ['spargamenta' and peace negotiations] with [Harley] on his return; says he has also received letters from the Tsar [Peter I] dated L├╝blin 19 Jun., confirming his instructions to obtain a firm decision from the queen [Anne], although they make no mention of the 'spargamentorum nuper Gallorum' [disputes or disparagement?].

Enclosed at Pw2 Hy 1260.
LanguageLatin
Termdiplomacy, with Russia
foreign relations, Russia with Sweden 1707

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29447Charles XII (1682-1718 ); King of Sweden; (acc. 1697)1682-1718
NA6169Peter I (1672-1725); Emperor of Russia; ( succeeded 1682)1672-1725
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
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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