Document ReferencePw2 Hy 936
TitleLetter from Thomas Gordon, to [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford; 15 Jan. 1712/3
Date15 January 1713
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that the restoration and the revolution were 'two happy deliverances from two different tyrannys'; discusses the concept of liberty in relation to these events; sets out his plan to discover the 'intrigues and correspondences of dissenters'; states that he intends to pose as a 'secret agent' of the House of Hanover.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termroyalty, Restoration, attitudes towards
revolutions, English Civil War
espionage, Hanover
rights and privileges, liberty

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29735Gordon; Thomas (fl 1713); Mr; suggested plan by which dissenters' intrigues could be discoveredfl 1713
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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