Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1091
TitleUnsigned memorandum to [Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford]; n.d. [c.25 May 1711-30 Jul. 1714]
Date25 May 1711-30 July 1714
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that her husband can provide 'credible proofs' that 'several pretended deserted officers from ye enemy' who are imposing on the Treasury are 'mere impostures and fugatives from ye crimes they comitted in ye enemys contrey'; says that the friends of these men have been lying on their behalf; claims that Colonel Daly pretends to be 'Leuftenant Colonel Sheldon'; comments that he imposed on Lord Godolphin and Sunderland to recommend to the King of Portugal that he be granted a Colonel's commission'; says that Daly's actions have been 'mean, and scandelous'; provides details of other men; says that her spouse believes these 'frenchified Papists' to be confederates of Guiscard.

This document is undated; the date provided is based on internal evidence.
Termcriminals, French
crimes, fraud
government business, Treasury, French deserters
armies, French, deserters

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA19276Godolphin; Sidney (1645-1712); 1st Earl of Godolphin; M.P.; Lord High Treasurer 1702-17101645-1712
NA28983Spencer; Charles (c.1674-1722); 3rd Earl of Sunderland; statesman and bibliophilec.1674-1722
NA29717Guiscard; Antoine de (1658-1711); Abbé de la Bourlie; stabbed Robert Harley; died Newgate1658-1711
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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