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PwA - Papers of Hans William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709), statesman, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw A 2126/1-9
Copy letter in French to 'Mr Howel' [Dr John Hutton]; 12 Jan. 1688
12 January 1688
Uses code names; comments at length on attitudes of Anglicans, dissenters and Catholics; reviews support for both the repeal of the penal laws and the Test Acts; comments on the Fagel-Stewart correspondence, the printing and circulation of 'Fagel's letter' and the issue of its authenticity; warns of threats against Burnet and urges him to take precautions.
The name is identified from a cypher; see Pw A 2091
The original of this letter is not present.
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).
religious affairs, England
parliamentary business, acts, Test Acts 1673 and 1678
ciphers, use of
revolutions, Glorious Revolution 1688, preparations
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Dates of existence
Fagel; Gaspard (1629-1688); -; Grand Pensionary of Holland
Stewart; James (fl 1687-1688); -; recipient of letter from Gaspard Fagel
Burnet; Gilbert (1643-1715); Bishop of Salisbury; attended Lord Russell on the scaffold; Bishop of Salisbury 1689-1715
Hutton; John (-1712); Dr; 1st physician to Queen Anne; M.P.
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