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MARQUIS OF and Garnerius di Neapoli, Prior. of St. John of Jeru. Roll of vellum, about 12 feet long by 3 feet wide, con

- EARL OF WEST. salem, makes a grant to Gilbert, the Chaplain.

taining the pedigree of the Courtenays from the earliest Devos. MINSTER.

In the reign of Richard I., Randle Blundeville, Earl times, and full of coats of arms most beautifully painted.
of Chester, confirms his ancestors' gifts to the Abbey of Compiled by Sir Peter Balle.

32 Elizabeth.-Inspeximus under the Great Seal of a
Throughout the collection there are many grants to

note to charter of 14 Edw. III.(and 1st year of his reign in France) the Abbey of Pulton and the Abbey of Dieulacresse. granting to John Cheverestone, in consideration of losses to Some of the Charters show names of ecclesiastics, and

his lands when he was beyond sea with the king, wreck in one, in 1242, shows an Abbot of Combermere not men- Thorleston, Hewishe, Soure (now Sewer), and Saltcombe tioned in Ormerod's History of Cheshire; and one, in (now Salcombe).-Great Seal, and signatures of Humphry 1513, shows Charters to Dieulacresse Abbey not there

Walrond and Matthew Carew.

7 Edward 6.-A similar inspeximus.
A receipt, dated in 1454, is signed by Anna, Duchess

There are a few early deeds having heraldic seals. Among
of Exeter, as attorney and deputy of Thomas Everard, these I noticed, -
Exeter Herald.

1373. Thomas de Meuwyd : a fess between 3 birds (most
In 1343 is a vivum vadium ; the mortgagor is Jor likely sea-mews).
Vachan (a Welshman, I presume); he conveys by words

3 Hen. V. Richard Meuwyd : a cheyron between 3
which, from Mr. Beamont's remarks, I think must birds.
be read in nomine Tyrprit (or Tyrpride). Examples

45 Edward III. John son and heir of Richard Mewy.
of this form of security are in the collections of Mr.

49 Edward III. Grant by John Meuwy to his brother
Wynne, of Peniarth, and Sir R. Puleston, Bart. (See Richard Meuwy, John Meuwy atte Stone and Eleanor his
Appendix to the 2nd Report.)

(the grantor's) wife. Seal, above a bugle 2 sea-mews, and
Several of the deeds are dated on a Sunday. Mr. 2 etoiles in chief and two in base.
Beamont notices that to none of the ancient deeds is 8 Hen. V. Richard Mewy of Walradene and Matilda
there a female witness.

his wife.
There are some fine seals of Dieulacresse Abbey, of In the library I was shown a good copy of the Book of
the Prior and Convent of St. John without the North St. Albans, fol., 1486. The leaf A I. is gone, but there is
Gate of Chester, of Pope Innocent VIII., and of John the last leaf containing the printer's mark in red.
Burchenshaw, Abbat of St. Werburgh, temp. Hen. A copy of Saxo Grammaticus has the autograph signature
VIII. Of heraldic seals may be noticed those of of Archbishop Cranmer.
Orreby, Boydel, and Petrié, in the reign of Henry III.;

ALFRED J. Horwood.
and those of Touchet, Venables, and Egerton, in the
reign of Edward I.

From a computus for Eton (near Tarpoley), Mr.

Beamont gives many extracts. It is for 46 Edw. III.
(A.D. 1372.) Some wheat was sold at 4s. 10d. the

Lord Shaftesbury has generously deposited in the Public EARL OF
quarter. Adam Smith gives no return of the price
Record Office a large mass of family papers and documents; SHAFTES-

BIRI the greater number relate and illustrate the lives of the of wheat in 1372, but he says that in 1369 it was 24s. the quarter, and in 1379 only 4s. the quarter. A 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Earls of Shaftesbury. very odd entry. under the head of Farm of Cows, is One of the finest of Sir Peter Lely's paintings is the of 58. received for ten hens let for a year! (The writer portrait of Anthony Ashley Cooper (the 1st Earl), which of the roll must. I think, have made a mistake of some hangs in the Library at St. Giles. Finer than even that, is kind: from another entry it appears that hens were sold & terra-cotta bust of the

a terra-cotta bust of the Earl, (perhaps by Bernini); for for 2d. a piece.)

it shows a concentrated power which could, if it would, A very important document appears under the date have curbed the restlessness which at last overthrew of 21 December 1515. It is a patent under the Great

him. His career and his character have, at last, justice Seal appointing Cardinal Wolsey to be Lord Chancellor done to them in the Life by Mr. Christie, lately published. during his life. (In Mr. Brewer's Calendar of State In the 40 years of his public life his correspondence must Papers, temp. Hen. VIII., under the date of 24 Dec. have been large and important; but he was not of a nature 1515, is a memorandum from Rymer's Fædera, XIII.,

to fold and endorse letters and tie them up in neat bundles ; 529. and the Close Roll, 7 flen. VIII., m. 1. d., that, on he would treat them (like words), not as money, but as Saturday, the 22nd of December, William Morton),

counters, and by his carelessness in this respect, we have Archbishop of Canterbury, then being Chancellor of

doubtless lost much that would have thrown light on some
England, delivered the Great Seal to the King, who of the political mysteries of the reign of Charles II.*
delivered it to Wolsey; and that, on December 24, the

The papers of the 3rd Earl (the celebrated author of the
Cardinal, at Eltham, in the King's presence, took the

Characteristicks) are more complete.
oath of office.)

There are a good many of John Locke's papers; among
Mr. Beamont's introduction to his Calendar fills 16

them is a copy in Locke's handwriting of the first set of
folio pages, and details many points of interest in the

Constitutions for Carolina, with many alterations by him; documents contained in the collection.

and other papers by him relating to that state.

A Catalogue of all Lord Shaftesbury's collection has

been made in the Public Record Office and will be printed.
The Charters above alluded to, as printed by Mr.

Therefore it is only requisite for me to draw attention to
Albert Way, are 41 in number.

some of the most interesting or peculiar portions.
There are 2 by

When Philippa Sheldon (a kinswoman of George Villiers,
Henry I.; 2 by Adeliza, his second wife; 3 (and a

Duke of Buckingham), was married to Sir Anthony Ashley
duplicate of one of them) by Matilda the Empress;

(the first Earl's maternal Grandfather), the Duke gave the
5 by Stephen; 4 by Henry II.; 1 by Richard I.; and
1 by Henry III. : 1 by William rde Albini], Earl of

supper in his own chamber. King James and Prince Charles
Lincoln, who married Queen Adeliza after the death of

were present; and a Certificate states that the King (as indeed Henry I.; 2 by William de Albini, here called Earl of

was his wont on such occasions), was very pleasant. This Sussex, whereas his usual title was Earl of Arundel;

was in 1621, when the bridegroom was about 80 years

1 by Hugh de . . . . (ob. 1227) of land in Stratfield,
co. Berks, with parts of his corpse, viz., his heart and

Ten years previously (1611) he had a Star Chamber busi-
his entrails.

ness with James Creighton, who made charges against him

which endangered his life. ALFRED J. HORWOOD.

A state of the Case is in Sec.
tion VII. See Calendar of State Papers, 1611, Feb. 3, and

Calendar of the Duke of Northumberland's MSS. under

the date [1613]

The 1st Earl was left an orphan at an early age, and

fell under the tyranny of the Court of Wards ; some

papers here illustrate his troubles in that Court.
EARL OP Folio, paper, nearly 40 pages.—Liber parcell. expens. In 1640 are two speeches by Lord Digby corrected by

Comitis Devonie, incip. 3° die Jan. anno Hen. VIII. :... his own hand.
(These must be the expenses of Sir Henry Courtenay, who Several papers relating to the State of the Army between
was restored to the title in 1511.) It contains entries for 1649 and 1651.
boat-hire, plays, dress, &c., and seems well deserving a care- Summons by Cromwell to the Parliament in 1653, and
ful reading. It is only a late copy; but I was informed Commissions by the Parliament to Sir Anthony Ashley
that the original is at Powderham Castle.

Cooper, in 1659.
Folio, paper, 173 pp.--Account of the Courtenay family
by Sir Peter Balle, 1625. Dedicated to Sir W. Courtenay

* The Coventry Papers (at present unarranged), belonging to the of Powderham.

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Orders in Council, 1660.

The above notes mention only some gaiient points of
Two letters from Charles II. while at Brussels, in March interest in this valuable collection.
and April 1660.

I may be allowed to add that Lord Shaftesbury's warm
Papers relating to the Office of Ordnance; many relating hospitality has made my visit to St. Giles an object to me,
to the Revenue and Exchequer (Sir A: Ashley Cooper was not so much of recollection as, of remembrance.
Chancellor of the Exchequer and Treasurer of the Office

ALFRED J. Horwood.
for sale of Prizes), including a large volume of Declared
Accounts, 1588-1594 :--to the Wardrobe ;-to the Navy,
and to the office for the sale of Prizes.

In 1661 Prince Rupert granted to Lord Ashley a fourth

part of certain inventions for converting iron into steel.
In 1673 is the Earl's letter to the Bishops about Seques-

The manuscript of earliest date is a steward's account

- book, temp. Hen. VIII.
trations; a draft corrected and indorsed by Locke.

There is a copy of Whitelocke's embassy to Sweden,
In the same year the King was heavily in debt by reason

varying (apparently) from the printed editions. Also a
of the Exchequer being closed in the preceding year: and

copy of Whitelocke's Annals of his own Life; a work on the 28th Sept. 1673, Dr. Henry Stubbes wrote to the

which has not, I think, been printed, although it has Earl of Kent that neither Madame Kerwell's (Quérouailles),

been utilized in the lately published life of Whitelocke. nor the Duchess of Cleveland's, nor Nell Gwynne's warrants

The great feature of the collection is the diplomatic
would be accepted.

correspondence of Whitworth, ranging from 1701 to
Among the many correspondents of the 1st Earl appear
Carew Raleigh, Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, Queen

1725. He was at Ratisbon from 1701 to Nov. 1703; at

Vienna from January to November 1704; at St. Peters-
Henrietta Maria, the States General, Lord Conway, the

burgh 1704-10; at the Diets of Augsburg and Ratisbon
Earl of Salisbury, the Earl of Rutland, and John Carstares.

in 1714 ; at Berlin in 1716; at the Hague in 1717; at
Examination of Stub and Oxley regarding the fire of

Berlin 1719-22; at Cambray 1722.

In rapidly going through the 40 volumes of Whit-
In 1681, An account of the meeting of the Parliament at

worth papers I could only take the names of his corre-

spondents and the periods covered by the respective A project for making the Duke of York Emperor, signed

volumes. The contents must deserve to be calendared, by William de Scholdes, 20 July 1672.

because the period was of extreme interest not only for Mr. Stringer's manuscript, Discovery of the King being

England but for Russia.
a papist.

Section 3 (4 pp.) of the Calendar contains a list of the 29 Hen. VIII. to 32 Hen. VIII. Folio; paper; 16th
Ist Earl's Diaries and autobiographical notes ; and MSS. of century. -Account book of the steward of Lord Thomas
the biographies by Martyn and Kippis.

Delawarr, whose autograph signature is on one of the
Section 4 (5 pp.) of the Calendar is devoted to the 2nd fly-leaves. It contains nearly 150 written leaves and
Earl ; but there is nothing of particular interest.

several blank leaves. Several leaves have been cut
Section 5 (25 pp.) is occupied with the letters and papers out.
of the 3rd Earl, the author of “Characteristicks." "The The volume contains entries of receipts of rents, and
letters to and by him are numerous. Among his correspon-

“ notes of harnes delivered out of my lord's armorye to
dents were Lord Somers, Lord Godolphin, Sir J. Crossley, “ divers men by the steward as their own harnys; 24
Sir J. Stanhope, M. le Clerc, M. Coste. There are Cata March, 30 Hen. VIII. (the names are given).” Among
logues of his Library; Notes by him on Sermons, and

the items of arms and armour delivered are “ one pair
Copies (printed and manuscript) of his works. :

of ryvetts, splent gorgett, apron and salett; a salett
The 6th Section contains papers of the 4th Earl which " and a tylle ; a payer of almayn ryvetts, &c."
do not seem to have much of interest, save that there is an Entries of payments.
account of Handel's association with the Opera, and the The steward's “ payments at London since the 12th
performances of his Oratorios (it makes a slight biography “ May, 29 Hen. VIII.”
of Handel). At St. Giles is a large collection of musical

Payments at home.
Scores by Handel.

“ Law expenses.” Amongst these is “To Mr. Mon-
Among the undated papers in Section 6 are three or four “ tague the sergeantt, for consulting on my lord's cawsis
relating to the office of Keeper of the Great Seal; a paper “at tymys, 98. 8d.
by Sir Philip Warwick on the Expenses of the War, and “My lord's costs to Hampton Courte at the crysten-
copies of Verses political and satirical of the 17th and 18th “ ynge of Prynce Edward, the Kyng's son, the 13th day

“ of Oct., 29 Hen. 8.” The total is 101. 08. 10d.
Among the Miscellaneous Papers forming Section 7 are “My lord's costs at the buryeng of Quene Jane at
copies of Treaties and Negotiations with foreign States in the “ Windsor, the 10th day of November, 29 Hen. 8.”
17th century; many papers and accounts about ships and The total is 441. 78. 11d.
goods sold for Prizes ; papers relating to trade between New year's gifts, 29 Hen. 8. (4 pp.)
Hamburg and this country, &c.

Payments at London, Easter Term, by Fawkner, 30
The 2nd Earl's Entry book of speeches and proceedings Hen. 8.
in Parliament, 1670–1679.

To Mr. More, for the King, for the assurance of Half-
A bundle of papers relating to the Popish Plot.-Letters nakyd, Walberton, and Chawton, 161.
about the Capture of Barcelona and the exploits in Spain of For the decree of the chantrey of Halfnakyd under
the Earl of Peterborough.

the Great Seal, 308.
The 8th Section is devoted to John Locke. Scattered My lord's payments against the King's Grace cum-
throughout the Collection there are other papers connected myng to Halfnakyd, for provysyn for the 30th day of
with him. There are original letters to Locke by Lord July, anno 30.
Ashley (the 1st Earl of Shaftesbury), the Countess of New year's gifts at London and Greenwich, 30 Hen.
Rutland, T. Blower, J. Strachey, W. Allestree, Dr. Thomas, VIII. (22 pp.) Among them are “ To the Lord Privy
Lady Ann Hare, and drafts in Locke's writing of letters by “Seal, 201.; to Richard Cromwell, 61. 13s. 3d.
the Earl.

Payments at London at the Parliament, 31 Hen. 8.
A fragment of a Memoir by Locke of the 1st Earl, and Payments at Halfnakyd, 31 Hen. 8.
his Letter-books, Notes of his travels, and many memoranda Long list of servants wages.
in pocket-books, and many papers on miscellaneous subjects The last leaf of the volume contains “The new hole
by Locke.

yeres rentall of the chantre of Halfnakyd, anno 30 H. 8.”
A very important document is the copy of the Carolina The History of Whitelocke's Ambassy from England
Constitution before noticed.

to Sweden, with notes theruppon, and touching the The 1st Earl was a large proprietor there, and the 9th government, publique councells, and persons in those Section comprises letters and papers about the Colony; and and in other countries (written by himself), with some many letters and abstracts of letters in Locke's handwriting. resemblance to the commonweath of Israel.-The first

The 1st Earl was fond of planting and gardening, as volume. Proverbs 13. 17, A wicked messenger falleth
several papers here show; and there is the original MS. on into mischief, but a faithfull ambassador is health.
the Growth and Culture of Vines which Locke wrote for Published by Carleton Whitelocke, of the Middle Tem-
him. (Printed in 1766).

ple, Esquire, son of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, the am-
Sections 10 and 11 are occupied with papers relating to bassador, Knight of the Honourable Order of Amaranta.
Barbadoes, the Bahamas, and other foreign Plantations Vol. I. contains 558 pp., with 3 pp. of alphabetical index
and dependencies (some of them written by Locke), and the in double columns.
East Indies. There is the Charter for the Corporation of After a table of 5 leaves in double columns comes
Tangier, and an original letter by Franklin.

Book I. (30 chapters). Passages in Sept. 1653, with
The 12th and last Section comprises papers about Ireland, some notes.
from 1641 to 1680; including letters by the Earl of Essex Chap. 1. England's condition a little before the
and the Duke of Ormonde.

an Ambassy.


EARL Book 2 (36 chapters). Passages in October 1653, with


EARL DELAWARR. some observations

1704 (end) and 1705.-Original letters from HarleyChap. 1. The example of God concerning council.

and Marlborough.
Book 3 (38 chapters). Passages in November 1653, (On the 2nd Sept. 1704 Queen Anne appointed Whit-
with some observations.

worth ambassador to Russia.)
Book 4 (110 chapters), Passages in December 1653.

Letters from Mosco.
Book 5 (108 chapters). Passages in January 1653.

Copies of various papers.
Book 6 (46 chapters). Passages in February 1653.

A letter from Marlborough, asks Whitworth for news
The last chapter is “Discourse with the Queen about of the counter
“ Guinne,” ending with the words "the prejudice which
“ thereby would arise to that plantation.”

Vol. II. contains 660 pp.

Copies of documents, Russian, French, and German,
Book 7 (87 chapters). Passages in March 1653.

about the English merchants in Russia.
Chap. 1. Visits and discourses of the Duke of Lorraine.
Book 8 (95 chapters). Passages in April 1654.

Chap. 1. Criminal execution. Upon the 1st day of 1706 and 1707.—Letters to Harley from Mosco.
April 1654.

Copies of documents in French and German.
Book 9 (113 chapters). Passages in May 1654.

(1707), 10 Sept. Letter to Harley in reply to ques-
Chapter 1. Touching the departure.

tions about the library at Mosco. The librarian tells
Book 10 (115 chapters). Passages in June 1654, with Whitworth that the oldest MS. they have is a Greek
some notes.

Testament written in 6058, which according to the
Chap. 1. Of the ship Amaranta and of the beginning Russian computation is 1157 years ago, they reckoning
of the voyage. Begins, Having been part of the last day now 7215. He says he is not satisfied of the knowledge
The 115th chapter begins, Upon Friday the last day; or diligence of his informant.
ends, and prayse him in the assembly of the elders.
Amen. Then comes an alphabetical index of 3 pp. in

Vol. IX.
double columns.

1708.—Letters to Harley and H. Boyle, Major-General
The text of both these volumes is in double columns. Cadogan, and others.
Although the substance seems the same as that contained Original letters by Boyle and Sunderland to Whit-
in the printed edition,* yet there are variations. For worth.
instance, in Book 1, cap. 1, there is this passage, In Plans, copies of letters and papers.
" the interest of Christendom by the Duke de Rohan, List of passports given out of Mosco.
“ he saith that England ' est un grand animal qui ne

“ peut jamais mourir s'il ne se tue lui même.” In the
printed volume there is no such passage in September 1708 (Oct.) and 1709.-List of passports, &c.-Letter
1653. The first book of the MS. is contained in 294 pp., from H. Boyle announcing the death of the Prince on
but in the print only 47 pp. On the other hand the the 28th Oct. 1708.
print begins with Aug. 23, 1653, and ends with July 17, Letter by Horatio Walpole.

Copy of Queen Anne's letter to the Czar on the death
Whitelocke's Annals of his own life, dedicated to his of Prince George : it has pleased God “ to take to him-
children. Five vols., folio.

“ self the royal soul of our dearest." .
Vol. I. An introduction of 7 pp., beginning, 1605, 1st Letters by Whitworth to Boyle and Lord Powis.
year. The preface. This work may be censured ..... Letters to Whitworth by Boyle, Sunderland, and
ends, if not, child, you will excuse it.

Then follows the History of Britain before the In-
vasion of the Romans, in 81 chapters.

Vol. XI.
Vol. II. History of Britain from the Invasion of the 1710.—Letters from Mosco to Boyle, Nicholas Rowe.
Romans to that of the Saxons, in 80 chapters.

Letter by the D. of Queensberry.
Vol. IV. (?) A thick folio. The 30th year to the Account of Russia in 1710. 20 leaves. (This was
40th year inclusive. Begins, I was now as it were printed at Strawberry Hill in 1758.)
turned loose into the world again; ends, for his favour Ceremonial of the Duke of Courland's wedding.
and goodness to me in all my labours.

Papers and letters about an insult to the Czar's
Vol. V. A thick folio. The 41st to the 44th year. ambassador at London.
Begins, I now thought it seasonable for me to apply

Vol. XII.
myself to my studying; ends, It is good for me that I
have been afflicted.

1711.-Letters from Mosco to H. St. John, the Duke
Vol. VI. A thick folio. The 45th to the 48th year. of Queensberry, Nicholas Rowe, and others; and original
Begins, I am now come as it were upon a new theater; papers about the arrest of two of Whitworth's servants.
ends, lett us run with patience the race that is set Papers about the affairs of English merchants.
before us.

Many papers about the case of Perry, Bell, and

On the 28th Feb. 1702 Charles Whitworth was appointed

Letters and copies of letters to Whitworth.
to be resident at Ratisbon. On the , March 1702 King

William died. On the 14th April 1702 Whitworth was

1711.--Drafts of letters to Duke of Queensberry and
reappointed by Queen Anne.
The following volumes contain Whitworth's corre.

H. St. John and Rowe.
spondence and collections of papers.

Letters by Queensberry, St. John (some in cypher),

and Marlborough. VOL. I.

Interesting papers on the state of Turkey, &c., &c.,
1701-2. (Damp-stained.) - Copies of letters home

Vol. XIV.
by Whitworth. The first is from Vienna, 11 May 1702.
Afterwards the letters are from Ratisbon. They are

1714-15.--Appointment of Whitworth to be minister
addressed to Ellis, Hedges, and Vernon.

at the Diet of Augsburg.-Draft of letters by him to
Printed tracts on State matters.-Original letters by

Bromley and Lord Townshend (interesting).
Alexander Stanhope.

Original letters to Whitworth in reply.
Copies of news letters to Whitworth from other

Printed papers.
persons, in French.-Copies of foreign State papers.

Copies of German and French documents.
Vols. II. and III.

Vol. XV.
Plans of Imperial army, June 1703.--Original letters 1715 and 1716.---Letters to Lord Townshend* and
by Hedges ; some in cypher; one by Prince Eugene. Marlborough (some from Ratisbon).
Copies of State papers, &c.

Letters to Sir Luke Schaub and Joseph Baron d'

Imhoff, in French.

Original letters by Schaub and Imhoff, and Lord
Letters from Venice, home, 1704.

Printed documents.

Printed tracts in German and French.
Original letters from foreigners.

22 July 1715.-Lord Townshend to Whitworth, about
Copies of letters to the Duke of Marlborough.

the King's speech on the threatened invasion by the
Plans of battles, &c. List of the killed and wounded Pretender.
at Blenheim.

* 2 vols. 8vo. Lond., 1855.

. Some of the letters to Townshend aro called Relations.



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Copies of letters from the camp of Naples de Romanie

VOL. XX. DELAWARR. in July 1715.

Journal du Siege du Chateau de Corinthe, 1715 12 1718 to 2 Ame: 1718. Letters from the Hague.
(12) pp.). Indorsed as not sent, because it came from Letters from Whitworth to Lord Stanhope, Count
Sir Robt. Sutton.

Bothmar, Lord Stair, Secretary Craggs, and Lord
Copies and translations of various foreign papers and Polwarth.
some news letters.

Letters to Whitworth by Stanhope, Bothmar, and

Craggs. Some are about the Barrier Treaty.

Copies of State papers, and a few printed papers.
1716.—Whitworth to Lord Townshend and Horatio

Original letters by H. Walpole (at the Hague), G. Til-

23 Aug. 1718 to 27 Jan: 1719.

3 Sept.
son (at Whitehall), vice Townshend, James and Charles Letters by Lord Cadogan and Whitworth to Lord
Stanhope (at Hanover).

Polwarth and Sir J. Norris, and to Lord Stair.
6 July 1716.-Credentials of Whitworth as Envoy Letters to Whitworth by Bothmar and Craiggs; and
Extraordinary to the Queen of Prussia.

to Whitworth and Lord Cadogan by Craggs and Lord
Letters from Whitworth (at Berlin) to Townshend, Stair.
and to M. de Wrisberg at Ratisbon.

Instructions to Sir J. Norris, Admiral and Com-
Original letters by Wrisberg.

mander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's fleet in the Baltic
Letters from Whitworth, at Hanover, to Tilson.

Sea. Dated at Hampton Court, 19 Aug. 1718.
Letters from Stanhope, at Gohre (October).

Papers about the Quadruple Alliance.
Letters from Paul Methuen (at Whitehall), December.
Letter from Whitworth (at Berlin) to Secretary

Vol. XXII.
Stanhope, dated 23 March 1717. This is the last in the Toth Peb. 1719 to 10 May 1719.-Letters from

oth leb. 1718 to


Hague. volume, except a holograph letter, dated 26 March 1717,

Letters by Whitworth to Lord Stanhope, Bothmar, from Caroline, Princess of Wales, to Whitworth, in

in le Marquis de Prié, and M. Vayn, his secretary, and

le Marasi French, thanking him for the two portraits of the Royal Mr. Tilson. children of Prussia.

Letters to Whitworth by Stanhope, Bothmar, and
Vol. XVII.


Copies of letters by Cadogan to foreign ministers. 1717.—Whitworth at the Hague, as Envoy Extra Extracts from letters by the Marquis de Prié, at ordinary.

Brussels. On the 11th March 1719 Stanhope tells him of the 6 April 1719, Hague.-Whitworth to Mr. Farley, appointment. Copy of letter of credence.

merchant, at Rotterdam ; thanking him for his credit The volume begins with a letter from Whitworth to made use of in embarking 5 Dutch battalions.

: 26 March 114 Stanhope from Berlin, 26 Amr

VOL. XXIII. In a private letter to Stanhope, Whitworth says he Letters and papers relating to the Regency of Hanover thinks he ought to have been called Plenipotentiary. and Electorate of Brunswick.

Letters from Whitworth at Amsterdam. Joint letter Many papers in German. from Leathes and Whitworth to Stanhope.

Letters and copies of letters by Whitworth to SunderAnother from the Hague, 23 April 1717, gives a long land, Cadogan, and Bothmar. account of Jacobite conspiracies (from the relation of Letters to Whitworth by Sunderland, Bothmar, and another person) at Amsterdam, and of a conversation Cadogan. (Cadogan sometimes writes in French.) overheard.

Nov. 29, 1717.-Sunderland to Whitworth, giving an Joint letter (from the Hague) to the Earl of Sunder. account of the quarrel between the King and the Prince land.

of Wales at the christening of the infant Prince. The
Original letters by Sunderland.

King and the Duke of Newcastle and the Duchess of
Letters by Whitworth to Under Secretary Tilson. St. Albans were the sponsors. The Prince was offended
Printed papers.

because a subject was one of the sponsors; and he used
Copies of letters (French).

insulting words at the christening. Copies of letters between Whitworth and Count Both

Vol. XXIV. mar, and some originals by the latter. Whitworth to Lord Cadogan, &c. &c.

Whitworth was made plenipotentiary at Berlin in

April 1719.

A few letters from Whitworth, at the Hague, to Lord

Stanhope and Count Bothmar.
Letters and negotiations, 16 July 1717 to 11 January

Letters from Lord Stanhope and Count Bothmar. 1718, N.S. The Hague.

Letters from Whitworth, at Berlin, to Stanhope,
Letters by Whitworth to the Earl of Sunderland and

Craggs, and Bothmar.

Letters by them to Whitworth.
Original letters (many) by Count Bothmar from . Letters by Whitworth. at Hanover, to M. de la Fave.
London and Hampton Court, and by Sunderland.

Bothmar, Count de Rhotenbourgh, Cadogan, M. Man-
Copies of letters by Lord Stair at Paris. In these

teuffel, Count de Morville, Sir Jno. Norris, Mr. Haldane, is much about the arrest of Baron Gorts (conspiring

ron Corts (conspiring Lord Polwarth, Mr. Jefferies, and Field Marshal Schuagainst the King of England).*

lenbourg. The last date is 11 July 1719. Copies of joint letters by Sir John Norris and Whit

Copies of treaties, propositions, &c.
worth to Sunderland; and by Lord Cadogan and Whit-
worth to Sunderland.

Vol. XXV.
Letters by Sunderland to Lord Cadogan and Whitworth. July 1719 to 31 Aug. 1719.-Letters from and to
The last is dated 22 Oct. 1717.


Whitworth to Stanhope, Count Bothmar, Craggs, Sir

Luke Schaub (at Hanover).
Jan. 1717 to April 1718. Letters from Whit Letters to Whitworth by the above.
worth (at the Hague) to Lords Sunderland and Cadogan,

Copies of letters to and from the King of Prussia.
Count Bothmar, and Lord Stanhope.

Official documents signed by George I.
And letters to Whitworth from Sunderland, Bothmar,

Original letters by Bernstorff; some in cypher. and Stanhope.

Vol. XXVI. 11 March 1717, Whitworth to Sunderland; giving

nd; giving 27 Aug. 1719 to 1: Sept. 1719.-Letters from and to
account of the Czar disinheriting his eldest son Alexis Whitworth at Berlin.
in favour of Peter, his second son.

Letters to Stanhope (at Hanover), Sir L. Schaub,
Copy of French translation of the Declaration of Peter Bernstorff. Craggs, and others.
the 1st on this occasion, setting out the reasons. Dated Letters from the above to Whitworth.
Mosco, 3 Feb. 1718 (6 folios), and copy of letter of Alexis

Copies of ultimatum of the Czarina, and ultimatum of from Naples, 4 Oct. 1717.

the King of Prussia. Copies of foreign State papers.

Copy of letter by Queen of Prussia to the Czarina
(respecting cessions by the Czarina).

Secret articles between Lord Carteret and the Swedish
* At London in 1717 was printed a tract intituled, “Letters and
papers between Count Gyll and Baron Gortz, Sparre, and others.

plenipotentiary, 18 August 1719. * relating to the designs of raising a rebellion in His Majesty's dominion

Projet de Garantie Secrete de la France (between * and bringing forces from Sweden,"

the Kings of England and Prussia).


23 Jan.

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Copies of official documents, treaty between the two
Kings, and ratification.

3 Oct. 1719 to 29 Nov. 1719.
Letters by Whitworth (at Berlin) to Stanhope, M. de
Saphorin, Lord Stair, M. d'Ilgen, Bernstorff, and M.

Letters to Whitworth by d'Ilgen, Bernstorff, Craggs,
Bothmar, and T. Robertson.

Copies of treaties between Great Britain and Sweden,
and Prussia and Russia, and papers regarding them.

Orders to Whitworth, signed by George I., and copy of his letter to the King.

One of the letters from London, dated the 6th Nov.
1719, says, “ This morning John Matthews, printer of
" the treasonable pamphlet, Vox Populi Vox Dei, was
executed at Tyburn for high treason."

16 Nov. 1719 to 29 Jan. 1718.
Letters from Whitworth (at Berlin) to Stanhope (at
Hanover), M. de Goerts, Bernstorff, Carteret, and Tilson.

Letters to Whitworth from d'Ilgen, Stanhope, Sir
Luke Schaub, Craggs, Bothmar, J. Haldane (at Heidel-
berg), Goerts, Carteret, and Bernstorff.

Copies of and extracts from letters by Stanhope to Lord Carteret; and from King of Prussia's letters to the Czar offering mediation with France and England.

Documents signed by the King George I.

Wesselof's memorial justifying the Czar's conduct.
London, 14 Dec. 1719 (10 leaves).
Official documents.

Vol. XXIX.
3 Feb: 179 to 26 March 1720, N.S.
Letters from Whitworth (at Berlin) to Lord Stanhope,
St. Saphorin, d'Ilgen, and Tilson.

Letter from Carteret to Stanhope.

Letters to Whitworth by Carteret (at Stockholm),
Goerts (at Hanover), Bothmar (at London), Stanhope,
and Bernstorff.

Treaty between the King of Prussia and the King of

Separate articles.

The Queen of Sweden's notification to her subjects of
the cession of Stettin.
Rescripts signed by George I.

Vol. XXX.
April to Oct. 1720. — The contents of this volume
much the same as the last.

14 March 1731 to 22 Oct 1721.
Correspondence with Lord Townshend, Mr. Tilson,
Bernstorff, Lord Glenorchy (at Copenhagen), and Schu.
lenberg (at Venice).

The letters are from Berlin, Spa, Aix la Chapelle, the
Hague, &c.—Rescripts by George I.

28 Oct. 1721 to 3: March 1727.

The correspondence continues with the same persons
as in vol. XXII., and with M. d'Eyben, Count Halter
and J. Scott (at. Dresden).-Rescripts by George I.

13 March 1721 to 8 Oct. 1722, 0. S.

Correspondence of Whitworth (at Berlin) with Tren-
cbard, Tilson, Bothmar, Bernsdorff, Schaub, Rotten-
· bourg (at Paris), St. Saphorin, the Regent of Hanover,
Lord Polewarth, and Lord Carteret.

Tilson's letters tell news ; they are sometimes in

Vol. XXXV.
On the 9 Feb. 172, Whitworth was appointed to go
to Cambray as ambassador extraordinary and plenipoten-
tiary. Here also are his instructions. (Both are copies
attested by Lord Polewarth.)

and XL.
These contain letters and papers relating to the
Congress at Cambray. The last date in vol. XXXIX. is
22 December 1724, to a joint letter from Marchmont and
Whitworth (at Cambray) to Walpole.

The last date in vol. XL. is Sept. 23, 1725. Most of
the letters are copies attested by Marchmont.




FOKTESCUE. These consist of a few letters, the most interesting being three by Frederick, Prince of Wales, showing that by money as well as by advice he would aid his party in their efforts to obtain seats in the House of Commons.

Some letters in 1798 show the slight put by the government of the day on the Duke of Bedford, when he offered to bear the cost of increasing a corps of volunteers.

Earl Fortescue furnishes a memorandum, by his late father, of Lord Grenville's own account of a conversation with Pitt, when the latter endeavoured to induce him to join the Cabinet on the fall of Addington in 1804.

1644, Sept. 15.—Tavistock.- A letter of protection, signed “Charles R.," for Hugh Fortescue of Weare Giffard, co. Devon, Esq. Countersigned by Edward Walker.

6th Sept., Wednesday, three o'clock in the afternoon. -F. Ayscough (at Lisle St.) to Lord Clinton. — His Royal Highness (Frederick, Prince of Wales) went that morning to:Cliffden, and did not return till late last night.

1747, August 10.-The same to the same. _“I have
" the honour of His Royal Highness's commands to
" convey the enclosed to your Lordship by a messenger
" that is going on to Mr. Pitt.” Its coming later than
the date is explained by His Royal Highness waiting for
an opportunity to send it.

1747, October 10.-Lord Clinton (at Castle Hill) to
[Ayscough].—He begs [Ayscough] “ to give the en-
* closed to His Royal Highness, and to let him know
I should have sent an account before how the affair
" at Barnstaple stands bad I not expected Mr. Pitt's
servant, who brought in His Royal Highness's and
“ your letter, would have returned before me.” (About
election matters.)

1747, Oct. 17.-F. Ayscough to Lord Clinton.-His
Royal Highness has explained himself so clearly and
fully in his letter to your Lordship, I have nothing
more to say than to wish you success in all your under-

Three letters of H.R.H. Frederick, Prince of Wales,
to Lord Clinton. The first two are not dated.

Wednesday, 3 o'clock.-"My Lord, 'tis of a great
generall to make a wise retreat; and I fear it must
" be our case. Th' expence would have grown enor-
“ mos; therefore, since they offer to pay what has been
“ laid out by you I am for agreeing to that, and have
“ done. I ca’nt help admiring the politicall, fraternall,
“ complimenting, and soothing letter of Mr. Litt ...
" [Lyttelton?]; tis not the stile of the Persian Letters
“ nor St Pls conversion; but give me leave to say tis
“ part of an old French song, de tout un peu. Ev'ry
" body longs to see you here, but none more than your
very affectionate Frederick P.”
“ Saturday evening.—“My dear Lord Clinton, I return

you my thanks for the very distinct account you have
“ sent me, and I think things apear in a very good way;
“ but my opinion is to secure 'em, which by making
“ Free-men ca’nt fail, as I do'nt doubt proper and safe
“ people will be fix'd on by you. I can never imagine
" Roll's so foolish as to miss now his peerage, which in
“ all likelyhood is for him l'heure du Berger, so I ca’nt
“ doubt of the vacancy, and in that case your brother-
“ in-law might stop the officers of the Revenue of
“ flying in your face: but if his Christianity, morality,
" or servile obedience to Pham (Pelham P], or to the re-
“ canting Paymaster should hinder him of it, the Free-
“ men will set all wright. As to th'expence I'll go as far
“ as I have engag'd, £1,800, which with the £2,200 I
“ hope will do, and by the look of the present expence
leav's no room to doubt of it, unless the Treasury was
" let loose, which I think, considering all, is not very
“ likely. I have never spoken of this, nor surely sha'nt,
" tho’I should not be surpriz'd if they'd suspect some-
“ thing; my friendship to you and yours to Lord Gren-
" ville not making you a favorite of the pretty Clan.
“ Every thing is here as usual. Your friends hope after
“ this trouble of yours will be over to see you, and I
“ dare say you know, my dear Lord, that you have no
“ better friend than Frederick P.”

1747, Nov. 5.-Leicester House. “My dear Lord, to
hinder all mistakes I write this by the messenger who
goes to Cornwall. Nugent tells me that Lord Roll's
has paid a sum of mony to Mr. Fortescue joint with
Mr. Benson. I understand tis £1,200.* You told me
he was willing to spend £1,000; with the £2,200 I
sho’uld hope you might carry it, but suppose there was

8 Nov.

* The Prince puts the after the figures.

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