Document ReferencePw2 Hy 817
TitleUnsigned letter, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 1 Oct. 1706
Date1 October 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses his surprise at the advice which he received from a dying man; says that this man asked that his name not be discovered; comments that he cannot do so without 'branding my Family wth a most infamous relation'; confesses that he is a traitor and was joined with Captain Edward Robinson's faction; says that there was a plot against the queen's life, which carried the promise of reward from the King of France; has failed in all attempts to discover the whereabouts of Captain Robinson; discusses other violent crimes allegedly committed by Robinson; says that his source died before he could say anything further.

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Termcrimes, high treason

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA432Louis XIV (1638-1715); King of France; (the Sun King)1638-1715
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29557Robinson; Edward (fl 1706); Captain; accused of high treason and various other violent crimesfl 1706
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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