Document ReferencePw A 2122/1-2
TitleCopy letter in French to Dr John Hutton; 30 Dec. 1687
Date30 December 1687
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionUses code names; comments on the queen's [Mary of Modena] condition; refers to the relationship between Burnet and the Prince of Orange [later William III]; discusses support in the country for the proposed repeal of the Test Acts and [false] reports of the Prince of Orange's support for this measure; refers to conditions for the issuing of writs for elections imposed by the Test Act; describes 'Harris' [Halifax] as the 'oracle' for the London clergy who in turn govern the clergy throughout the kingdom; notes criticism of the king's [James II] proposal to give the Guildhall chapel to dissenters.

Copy of Pw A 2123.

Copy made in 1733 and forming part of a bundle of papers sent from Holland to England and referred to in the papers of the 3rd Duke of Portland (Pw F 1261).
Termrevolutions, Glorious Revolution 1688, preparations
religious affairs, England
parliamentary business, acts, Test Acts 1673 and 1678
intelligence, reports

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30414Mary of Modena (1658-1718); Queen Consort; (Queen of James II)1658-1718
NA18601Burnet; Gilbert (1643-1715); Bishop of Salisbury; attended Lord Russell on the scaffold; Bishop of Salisbury 1689-17151643-1715
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA25767Saville; George (1633-1695); 1st Marquess of Halifax; cr. Baron Saville of Eland 1668; cr. Earl of Halifax 1679; cr. Marquess of Halifax 16821633-1695
NA15001James II (1633-1701); King of England Scotland and Ireland; succ. 1685; also styled Duke of York1633-1701
NA29773Hutton; John (-1712); Dr; 1st physician to Queen Anne; M.P.-1712
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