Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1432
TitleCopy of letter from [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford, to [John Murray] 1st Duke of Athol; 6 May. 1712
Date6 May 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses the Queen's satisfaction at the contents of his latest letter about his negotiations at the Assembly [States General?]; stresses the importance of ensuring that they know of the Queen's resolution to 'support their civil and religious rights'; hopes that the Assembly's choice of Professor Mr Hamilton as a moderator is an indication of a willingness to 'proceed with calmness and moderation'; briefly discusses his instructions to Mr Blackwell and Mr Castares; hopes that the Queen's instructions about the regiment had arrived, although they may have been delayed by the 'dangerous illness' of Lord Lansdowne; encloses instructions to be forwarded to Mr Castares and Lord Leven.

Says that the Queen has ordered a commission for Lord James into the death of Nicholettes of the Guards; reports the attempt for 'another Tack' which was thrown out by 300 to 81 votes.

Copy of letter from [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford, to Revd Castares, 6 May 1712; comments on the calmness of the opening of the 'Assembly'; leaves it to his own intelligence how to best put forward the Queen's resolution of support to the Assembly; comments on the good character of the moderator.
Termdiplomacy, Netherlands
parliamentary business, votes, 'Tack' 1712
health, Baron Lansdowne
armies, British, regiments
religions, Church of Scotland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA30096Hamilton; - (fl 1712); Mr; 'Professor'; moderator for the Assembly of the States General?fl 1712
NA30097Blackwell; Thomas (c.1660-1728); Rev.; Scottish divine; 'the elder'c.1660-1728
NA30098Carstares; William (1649-1715); Rev.; leader of the Church of Scotland1649-1715
NA29687Granville; George (1667-1735); Baron Lansdowne; cr. 1711; imprisoned in Tower on suspicion of Jacobitism 1715-17171667-1735
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA30099Murray; John (1660-1724); 1st Duke of Atholl; cr. 17031660-1724
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