Letter Signed (poss.. copy) to unnamed male correspondent.

William Blathwayt
Publication details: 
Hague the 8th. Novr. 1701.'
SKU: 4510

English politician (1649?-1717); Secretary to Sir William Temple at the Hague, 1668; on diplomatic missions to Rome, Stockholm and Copenhagen; Secretary of State to William III; Member of Parliament. One page. Dimensions of paper roughly seven inches by eleven. Poor: paper discoloured and with some loss to edges (affecting three words of text) and a closed tear. Recently repaired with archival tape and at an earlier period backed with paper. Verso attached to smaller leaf of blank paper. Fourteen lines of text. Begins by acknowledging receipt of a letter, together 'with a Copy of what you write to Coll. Cadogan and Mr. Aldersey relating to the payment of the Levy money for the Troops in Danish <?> which they now receive Orders to insist on as also on the payment of the hundred thousand Crowns for the Subsidies'. He has 'fully discoursd Monsr. Van Huelsen upon both these points, who promises to inform the Ministers of the reasons that are given to induce them to a compliance'. Does not know how long they will stay, 'the Wind being something uncertain'. Signed 'W: B.' In a postscript promises to take 'the first opportunity to know His Maty.'s pleasure' in the matter of the 'additional 4000 men'. Apparently not published.