Document ReferencePw A 2133
TitleCopy letter in French from 'Vander Berg' [James Johnston?]; 24 Jan 1688
Date24 January 1688
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThe first part of the letter is in black ink; reports that he has bought the recipient's drugs and that he has the exchange letters for the 11 coins; requests that he gives the books for publication to Dr Stanley.

The second part of the letter is in 'white ink' [i.e. invisible ink]; informs him that a friend will give him 6 packets of books by Mr Adams which respond to the Bishop of Oxford, without stating as much; refers to irritation felt towards Burnet on account of the leaflet and the three letters; refers to orders for the recall of the troops; warns that Burnet should be on his guard as 'Nevil Pain' has offered money to have him removed or killed and that all the friends of the king [James II] consider this an absolute necessity.

The letter was sent via the cover address of Heer Middlebeck, apothecary at the Hague.

'Vander Berg' is identified as Johnston, as Pw A 2136/1-2 has been signed '..... Berg' and is in Johnston's hand.

Copy of Pw A 2134.

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).
Termciphers, use of
intelligence, reports
revolutions, Glorious Revolution 1688, preparations
religious affairs, England

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA31705Middlebeck; - (fl 1688); -; Dutch apothecary; received and forwarded secret correspondencefl 1688
NA31706Stanley; - (fl 1688); Drfl 1688
NA31707Adams; - (fl 1688); Mrfl 1688
NA31699Parker; Samuel (1640-1688); Bishop of Oxford1640-1688
NA18601Burnet; Gilbert (1643-1715); Bishop of Salisbury; attended Lord Russell on the scaffold; Bishop of Salisbury 1689-17151643-1715
NA31704Pain; Nevil (fl 1688); Mr; papistfl 1688
NA15001James II (1633-1701); King of England Scotland and Ireland; succ. 1685; also styled Duke of York1633-1701
NA30375Johnston; James (1655-1737); 'secretary Johnston'; studied law at Utrecht and sent to prepare way for William of Orange's invasion1655-1737
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