Document ReferencePw A 230
TitleCopy letter in French from William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland, Kinsington [Kensington], London, to Sir Henry Capell; 20 Nov. n.y. [1694]
Date20 November 1694
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he would have written by the last post on Saturday but was prevented by some business; reports that he has heard that Capell is worried about what Lord Counings? [Coningsby] might have suggested to the king in Holland; assures him that he did not say a word either to the king or to Portland himself and that he does not feel he has anything to fear from this competitor; reminds him that he can count on his [Portland's] service; requests, however, that when he has something to tell him, he does this directly and not via a third party; refers to the fact that recently Lord Montagu spoke to Portland on his [Capell's] behalf.

Anticipates that Capell will have heard from Lord Mountrath of his domestic problems [with Earl of Essex?] and the fact that things are not going as he would have wished; refers to the difficulty sometimes of putting thoughts into writing and the fact that such things cannot be entrusted to a letter; suggests that Capell will have heard of the king's attack of fever on Saturday but reports that he has recovered and is now perfectly well again.

This letter has no year; the year provided is taken from the previous list; the dating of the letter is likely to be old style..
Termfamily relationships, Portland and Lord Essex
personal relationships, Portland and Capell
royalty, favour
medical conditions, fever
Physical DescriptionPrevious no. 6
Related MaterialN. Japikse, 'Correspondentie van Willem III en van Hans Willem Bentinck, Eersten Graaf van Portland', Rijks Geschiedkundige Publicatiƫn (the Hague, 1928), No. 24, p. 44.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA30464Coote; Charles (1655-1709); 3rd Earl of Mountrath1655-1709
NA30461Montagu; Ralph (1638-1709); 1st Duke of Montagu; styled Earl of Montagu 1689-17051638-1709
NA28984Coningsby; Thomas (1656-1729); 1st Earl of Coningsby; cr. 1719; cr. Baron Coningsby of Clanbrassil 16921656-1729
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
NA30467Capell; Henry (-1696); Baron Capell; cr. 1692; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland-1696
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