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By N. TINDAL, M. A.
and MONUMENTs of the Kings.
Spanish-Court-Conduet of the French King - Affairs
H E treaty for dividing the Spanish monarchy 1900.
rise to a very important series of negotiations, the partition
(a) Prince Ferdinand of Ba- treaty was to have been king
Will.III. remind the reader of the motives that induced the contracting
1700. parties to sign this treaty; or of the nature of its contents,
February, 1698-9, the earl of quently informed by his mini, Portland began, soon after this, fters in the north, of the strong to treat about a new partition informations and evident proofs treaty, in favour of the arch. which they have; by different duke, Charles; and the king advices and accidents, that the sent the earl of Jersey into English, Hollanders, and French, France, with instructions to ne- in consequence of what was last gotiate this second treaty : but year concluded and stipulated at that çarl being soon recalled, Loo, are now again forming the earl of Manchester was ap- new treaties for the succession of pointed to succeed him : from this crown, and for the dividing whose papers, publithed by of it: which notices have been Christian Cole, Esq; the follow- corroborated by other ways ; ing extracts are taken ; which so that they are public over all will give us light into the secret Europe : it would be against history of the second partition his dignity to diffemble, and treaty.
take no notice of them. The
king, his master, thinks it inAlexander Stanhope, Esg; the excusable, not to oppose what
English envoy extraordinary might produce such irreparable at Madrid, to the earl of inconveniences, if it came to Manchester.
be put in execution ; and has
ordered his ministers, in the Madrid, Aug, 27. 1699.
courts of France, England, and
Holland, to make known to A paper lent me this evening, those princes and governments, from Don Antonio de Ubilla, the in
voilla, the just sentiments his majesty fecretary of the Dispacho Uni- has of those advices, unheard versal, a copy of which was in- of. before. in the life of any closed, gives me an unexpected king, and more improper in opportunity of beginning my that of his majesty; which concorrespondence with an office
fisting, at present (by the dithat concerns, or, by the con- vine mercy, and for our haptents, is supposed to concern winers
piness) in only thirty-eight years your excellency's negotiations
of age, we may naturally proin that court.
mise ourselves, and especially
from his moft high providence, Copy of the paper above
that he may give his majesty the mentioned.
important succession, which we Don Antonio de Ubilla kisses hope for from him, by the af. the hands of Don Alexander fectionate prayers and vows of Stanhope, envoy extraordinary his vassals : it causing a just of his Britannic majesty, and wonder and grief, that they lets him know, that the king doubt before-hand, of so great his master, having been fre- a poslibility, by reason of any
opinions, as both have been already related : but when, pursuant to Will. III. one of the articles, it came to be offered, jointly, by the 1700.
opinions, taken op from the Alexander Stanhope, by order
earl of Jersey.
Paris, Sept. 30, 1699. his justice, nor his foresight, For which reasons, his majesty The Spanish ambaslador is has ordered his aforesaid mini- endeavouring to get a private fters to make instances, and use audience of the king. The their diligence to cut off those first matter he is to represent, is negociations; weighing the ill in relation to some transactions effects which they now produce; at Loo. The declaration of his and, what their continuance king makes also great discourse may produce. And, that the here. The state of affairs at complaint of his majetty, and St. Germain's continues much the orders he gives to his mini- the same it was. They are still fters abroad, to notify to the pleasing themselves with hopes princes, at whose courts they the nation will recall him at refide, be, at the same time, laft; though the greatest prof. made public, he has lately or- pect they seem to have, is the dered, that it be made known death of the king of Spain ; to the ministers here. For this which might again renew the season does Don Antonio de war. Ubilla communicate it to Don