Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1365
TitleExtract of a letter from Henry St John [later 1st Viscount Bolingbroke], Whitehall, London, to Mr Scott; 6 Feb. 1711/2
Date6 February 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses a letter [not present] from the Queen to the Electress Dowager [of Saxony]; instructs Scott to offer all assistance in 'warding off so fatal a blow as the Perversion of the young Prince to the Popish Religion'; empowers Scott to concur in the Electress' requests if there is not enough time to send to England for instructions; says that Queen Anne would be willing to make 'her Court an Asylum to the young Prince'.

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
NA30046Anne Sophia (1647-1717); Electress of Saxony; (d. of Frederick III of Denmark; m. John III Elector of Saxony 1666)1647-1717
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
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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