Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1364
TitleCopy of a letter from Henry St John [later 1st Viscount Bolingbroke], Whitehall, London, to Mr Scott; 1 Feb. 1711/2
Date1 February 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses a copy of his letter dated 29 Jan. [not present] in case the original was not received; says that he has discussed the issue of the religion of the Electoral Prince of Saxony with the Prussian [minister?]; reports that the King of Prussia also fears the consequences throughout Germany of the young Prince's possible conversion to Catholicism; suggests that Scott voice the Queen's fears alongside the diplomat from Prussia in order that they may be more effective.

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
NA29458Frederick I (1657-1713 ); King of Prussia; ( acc. 1701; styled Frederick III Elector of Brandenberg until 1701)1657-1713
NA30047Augustus Frederick II (1696-1763); King of Poland and Elector of Saxony; (acc. 1733; elector of Saxony?)1696-1763
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
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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