|Content Description||Suggests that the 'Pretender' sends 'one' to Vienne and 'another to Holland'; speculates that Spain will support him, if another does so; suggests an approach to France; thinks that when the peace is made it will be 'some time before the affairs of Europe take a turn for your advantage', so he should therefore 'get something fixed' to live on.|
Copy of letter from [John Erskine] 22nd Earl of Mar, Geneva, Switzerland, to General Dillon, n.d. [c.20 Jan. 1720]; suggests that as the peace about to be concluded at Cambray may mean that the affairs of Europe will not turn to the King's advantage for some time, something be done to 'make him in some measure easie'; has suggested to the King that he apply to the European powers in the hope they will interest themselves in his affairs; states that these powers' own interests do not allow them to 'insist for his having right done him'; speculates as to the difficulties of instigating such a plan; suggests that Dillon mention this matter to the Regent [King of France?].
Copy of letter from the Bishop of Rochester, to [John Erskine] 22nd Earl of Mar, Geneva, Switzerland, n.d. [c.20 Jan. 1720]; returns the papers [not present] in their original bundles; swears that no-one but him has seen them; offers his support for Lord Mar's actions on behalf of the King ['Old Pretender'].
Adds in N.B. that whilst a prisoner at Geneve, Lord Mar received financial assistance from Lord Stairs; suspects that the Bishop may have thought this money was a pension from the government of England.