Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1319
TitlePart encoded letter from Charles Whitworth [later Baron Whitworth of Galway], Mosco[w], Russia, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 18/29 Sep. 1706
Date29 September 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the designs of the King of Prussia with regard to Stanislaus; recounts the orders given to the Prussian envoy that if the King of Sweden invaded Saxony and the King of Poland lost influence, the Czar should not be surprised if the King of Prussia looked to his own interest by 'owning Stanislaus'; thinks that the 'sudden changes of Counsel much weaken the K. of Prussia's interest here'; transmits what little news he has of the manoeuvres of the Russian army in Lithuania.

Parts of this document are written in cypher and have been decoded at some stage.
Termdiplomacy, with Russia
diplomacy, with Prussia and Russia
diplomacy, with Prussia
intelligence, cypher
foreign policy, Prussian, towards Stanislaus
foreign policy, Swedish, towards Saxony
military campaigns, Swedish, invasion of Saxony 1706
military campaigns, Russian, in Lithuania 1706
armies, Russian, manoeuvres

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29458Frederick I (1657-1713 ); King of Prussia; ( acc. 1701; styled Frederick III Elector of Brandenberg until 1701)1657-1713
NA6169Peter I (1672-1725); Emperor of Russia; ( succeeded 1682)1672-1725
NA29447Charles XII (1682-1718 ); King of Sweden; (acc. 1697)1682-1718
NA29940Augustus Frederick I (1670-1733); King of Poland and Elector of Saxony; ('The Strong'; elected 1697; deposed 1706; restored 1709; Elector of Saxony as Frederick August I from 1694)1670-1733
NA30006Whitworth; Charles (1675-1725); Baron Whitworth of Galway; envoy-extraordinary to Russia 1704-10; cr. 17211675-1725
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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