Document ReferencePw A 1692
TitleLetter in French from King William III, Dungannon Fort [Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland?], to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 15 Sep. 1690
Date15 September 1690
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges Bentinck's letter from Clomel [Clonmel] received that morning; refers to strong and unfavourable wind which prevented them setting sail the previous day and uncertainty as to whether they will set sail that day; refers to three packets from England with many letters for Bentinck; notes that Sir R. Southwell has sent Clerk the necessary provisions so that, provided the weather is favourable the army will not lack bread.

Expresses concern for the fleet, at sea during the tempest; refers to the defeat of the Duke of Savoy as a terrible setback.

In post script complains of false rumours being spread by [Mme de 's-Gravenmoer]; gives orders that her husband should stop writing such lies and prevent his wife from spreading them.
Termweather, wind
armies, troops, provisions
navies, British
battles, defeat of Duke of Savoy 1690
social news, gossip
Related MaterialN. Japikse, 'Correspondentie van Willem III en van Hans Willem Bentinck, Eersten Graaf van Portland', Rijks Geschiedkundige Publicatiƫn (the Hague, 1927), No. 23, pp 160-161.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1128Southwell; Robert (1635-1702); Sir; diplomat1635-1702
NA31512Clerk; - (fl 1690); -; involved in provisioning army in Ireland?fl 1690
NA30252Victor Amadeus II (1666-1732); King of Sardinia; Vittorio Amedeo Sebastiano; styled Duke of Savoy from 1675; King of Sicily 1713-1720; King of Sardinia 1720-17301666-1732
NA31513Duyn; Gertrude (fl 1690); -; wife of Heer van 's-Gravenmoerfl 1690
NA31139Duyn; Adam van der (fl 1688-1690); Heer van 's-Gravenmoerfl 1688-1690
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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