Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1363
TitleExtract of a letter from Henry St John [later 1st Viscount Bolingbroke], Whitehall, London, to Mr Scott; 29 Jan. 1711/2
Date29 January 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the Prince Electoral [Eugene of Saxony?]; comments on the Queen's fears of 'his perversion to the Romish Religion' during his trip to Italy; asks that Scott speak with the Queen of Poland on the matter requesting that she intervene; instructs Scott to make the same approach to the Electress Dowager of Saxony; instructs Scott to speak with the Poland's Protestant ministers; discusses the severe consequences to the 'Protestant Interest in Germany' if the House of Saxony were to convert to Roman Catholicism; reports that the Queen has already invited the Prince Electoral to England in the hopes that it may prevent 'his change and confirm his mind beyond the impression of any future attacks upon his religion'; hopes that the Prince's journey to Italy is not too far advanced to be abandoned.

Old Style dating on letter.

Parts of text missing due to damage to document.
Termreligious affairs, anti-Catholicism
diplomacy, with Saxony
diplomacy, with Poland
religion, personal, August III King of Poland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA30046Anne Sophia (1647-1717); Electress of Saxony; (d. of Frederick III of Denmark; m. John III Elector of Saxony 1666)1647-1717
NA30047Augustus Frederick II (1696-1763); King of Poland and Elector of Saxony; (acc. 1733; elector of Saxony?)1696-1763
NA19002St John; Henry (1678-1751); 1st Viscount Bolingbroke; statesman1678-1751
NA30048Scott; James (fl 1711-1715); Mr; envoy extraordinary to Poland 1711-5; resided Poland/Saxony until 1715fl 1711-1715
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