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Will.III. ministers of England, France, and Holland, to the rest of 1700. the powers of Europe, the reception it met with was none of


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The earl of Manchester to its division and repartition :
Mr. Yard.

His majesty orders his extraor

dinary ambassador, residing in Paris, Q&. 7, 1699. this kingdom, to make known

to the lords justices of England, They write from Loo, That the resentment which these unthe Spanish ambassador has de- heard-of proceedings create in livered to all the lords justiceshis majesty, especially during a memorial relating to the suc- the life of a monarch, who is ceffion of the crown of Spain, of so fit an age to expect (for which his majesty resents very many years) an heir, so much much.

desired by all nations, that with

out a deteftible avarice, no one Mr. Yard to the earl of would suffer himself to be carManchester.

ried away with the ambition

of usurping the dominions of Whitehall, O&t. 28, 1699.


That, if this were not con-
I believe the king's directions
will be fignified to the Spanish nation or government would be

trary to the law of nature, no
ambasador to-morrow, to leave fafe againit the machinations of
the kingdom. Indeed, the pa- the strongest and most malicious;
per gave about, was very

whereas reason, and not force, folent, and appealing to the fets bounds to nations. parliament; so that the king

That, if it were lawful for could do no less. Mr. Stanhope foreigners to concern themselves is recalled at the same time.

about the succession of kings and

sovereigns, there would be no Remonstrance presented, in

presented, in statutes or municipal laws to be French, by the marquis de observed ; nor would any laws Canales, ainbassador from the be free from the outrages of king of Spain, to the lords others, more especially those of justices.

the crown of England.

That, if watches were set
In the first place, the king, upon the indispositions of sove-
his master, having been cer- reigns, no health would be con-
tainly informed, that his ma- ftant, no life secure, while both
jelty, king William, the Hol. depend on the hand of the Al-
landers, and other powers (in mighty, who is the arbiter of
pursuance of what they treated life, death, and empires.
and ftipulated, last year, at Loo) That the imprellions which
are now actually framing new one kingdom makes upon an-
treaties about the succession of other, to tempt the allegiance
the crown of Spain ; and (what of the subjects, and excite their
is molt deteftible) contriving minds to insurrections, are an



the most favourable. The greatest part returned general and Will. IIl. dilatory answers. The Italian states were unwilling to see 1700.


offence, and breach of the good may be prevented by desisting faith, which ought to be ob from the project in hand, and served among Christians, and by not promoting innovations, more particularly among allies destructive at all times to empires and friends.

and kingdoms. That it ought not to be pre That the ambassador extra. fumed, of any prince or nation, ordinary of Spain will manifeft and ftill less of the king of the to the parliament, in the next Spanish nation, that they are fofeffions, the just resentment negligent, as not to take proper which he now expresses, in the measures, upon future and un. same manner as his master has expected accidents (if this should caused it to be thewn to all the happen) to secure the public public ministers of the kings, peace, and the repose of Europe, princes, and states, that reside which has been the aim of the at the court of Madrid. king and nation for so

many ages, as it is now, and alway's The translation of the paper sent, will be.

to the Spanish ambassador, That, if there is not a speedy

and which was written in end put to these proceedings

French by Mr. fecretary Verand projects, there will doubt non, and dated, the 30th of less break out a direful and uni. September, 1699. versal war over all Europe, dif His majesty having seen the ficult to be stopped when it is paper, which the fecretary of defired, and so much the more the ambassy of Spain has lately prejudicial to the English, as delivered, by order of your exthey have but just felt the effects cellency, to the lords justices of of innovations, and of the late the kingdom; his majesty thinks war. This matter is so worthy the contents so insolent and sedi. of confideration, that it is not tious, that in resentment of so doubted but it will be thought extraordinary a proceeding, and so by the parliament, the nobi, which can by no means be ju. lity, and the whole English na stified by the law of nations, he tion, which has never been orders, that you go out of his wanting in prudence and fore- dominions precisely in eighteen fight.

days, to be counied from this The same nation must con. notification ; and that you keep lider their own particular inte- in your house till your departrefts, and their commerce and ture. I am also ordered to let treaties with the Spaniih king you know, that these are the and nation ; the alteration, di orders of his majesty, that no vision, and partition of which writing be any more received would necessarily be very detri- from you nor any of your domental to them; and all this meftics.



Will.III. the French in possession of Naples, and the States Del Pre1700. sidi. Those of Germany were, from motives of fear, or in


Mr. Stanhope to the earl of The English translation of Mr.

Stanhope's paper to Don An

tonio de Ubilla, delivered at Madrid, Nov. 5, 1699. the Escurial, the 3d of NoBy the inclosed copy of the

vember, 1699, N. S. complaint I have made here

Don Alexander Stanhope, enagainst the marquis de Canales's voy extraordinary of the king of proceedings,your excellency will Great Britain, kisses the hands judge I have seen his insolent of Don Antonio de Ubilla, and and feditious paper. They rea- says, that he has orders from the dily received mine, which I king his master, immediately to much doubted they would not ; pass to the royal knowledge of and it was sent within an hour his Catholic majesty the just mohither from the Escurial to the tive of complaint given him by council of state. This was the a paper, which the secretary of day before yesterday in the the marquis de Canales, by ore morning, and they have been der of his master, delivered to in close consults ever since. I the lords justices of England in have advices from several hands, London, of which the adjoined and some from persons of the is a true copy, and from whole first rank, that the resolution contents, besides the rude and will probably be moderate ; and provoking language, it is mathat they will disown their am- nifeft the design of it was to ftir baffador, so far at least as to the up sedition in his kingdoms, by brutality of his expressions, and appealing to the parliament and it may be as to the substance, people of England against his now they find the world gene- majesty ; which is to own them rally cry out against the folly, as superiors to his royal person, well as insolence of it ; though than which nothing can be more I am fatisfied he had orders to absurd and contrary to the condo the thing, but not in that fitution of the government of manner. This makes me wil- the kingdom of England ; and ling, to give them time to be- is what the said marquis de Cathink themselves before they nales, ambassador from his Carun on headlong into mifchiefs, tholic majesty, neither ought against which they are so ill pro- nor could be ignorant of, after vided, and it is a latitude my so many years residence in it. orders allow me. Besides that Notwithstanding which the paif I can prevent a breach, and per is full of contumelious terms procure his majesty humble fa- to his majesty's person, making tisfaction, I shall believe I do use of several artifices, of infiboth himn and my country good nuations and threats, purposely service.

to breed a misunderstanding and


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tereft, unwilling to disoblige the house of Austria. Branden- Will.III. burgh expected the title of king from the authority and good 1700.


diffention betwixt his majesty gone; whereupon at midnight
and his subjects; an attempi, i dispatched to the Escurial my
which no sovereign prince can agent, with the paper, of which
suffer in his dominions : and the inclosed is a copy. The se-
therefore the king of Great-Bri. cretary of the Dispacho Univer-
tain, his master, found himself fal, Don Antonio de Ubilla,
necessitated to stop, as soon as would not receive, but was wil.
pofiible, a mischief, which by ling to hear the contents by
the industry of the marquis went word of mouth, and that was as
on spreading itself daily, by or. much as I desired. Two days
dering he should be required to after, the conductor, or master
go out of his kingdoms ; and of the ceremonies, came to or-
finally, the said paper, being der me, in the king his master's
both in words and substance, af- name, to be gone out of the
frontive to the majesty and fa- Spanish dominions within eigh-
credness of kings, the king of teen days, and not to ftir out of
Great-Britain, his master, does my house till I should begin my
not believe it possible, that the journey. Your excellency has
marquis writ or published it by the answer I gave my conductor
the orders of his Catholic ma- in the same theet with the for-
jesty, but on the contrary per- mer. I have every day since
suades himself, that this his re- solicited my passports, being
sentment will be much to his ready to be gone whenever they
royal fatisfaction, as made for give them me ; and am told the
the common cause of all kings; reason of the delay is to know
and that Don Alexander Stan- by next post, whether any pass-
hope will hope, that Don An- ports, and in what form they
tonio de Ubilla pass all this to were given to the marquis de
the royal knowledge of his Ca- Canales in London, that they
tholic majesty, whom God pre- may exactly imitate the same
serve, remaining Don Antonio's with me.
moft humble and affectionate

The translation of Mr. Stan.
Madrid, the ad of No-

hope's paper to Don Antovember, 1699, N. S.

nio de Ubilla, expressing the

king his master's orders to reMr. Stanhope to the earl of turn home, and desiring his Manchester.

Catholic majesty's passports.

Don Alexander Stanhope, enNov. 12, 1699, N. S. voy extraordinary from the king The next day after my laft, of Great-Britain, kifles the hands which was November 5, I had of Don Antonio de Ubilla, and certain notice from several says, that having already reprehands, the king had taken his sented to his Catholic majesty, resolution of ordering me to be whom God preserve, the mo.

Will.III. offices of the Imperial court. Saxony and the northern crowns 1700. were taken up with their own quarrels; which the peace of


tives, that necessitated the king, necessary for my voyage; that I
his master, to send the declara. am glad to see their two maje.
tion, he lately did, to the mar. fties minds so unanimous, and
quis de Canales; and Don desire they may continue the
Alexander Stanhope having no fame in all other matters.
other orders but to return to his
majesty's royal presence, as foon The substance of the earl of
as possible, he communicates Manchester's audience of the
this to Don Antonio de Ubilla, French king at Versailles, on
that he may please to put it into Sunday, Nov. 15, 1699.
the royal knowledge of his Ca.
tholic majesty, whom he be-

feeches at the same time, with The king my master having
all humble submission, to order found, that Monfieur de Tal-
such passports to be given him, lard was, by his instructions,
as will be necessary for such a obliged to quit Holland before
voyage ; and Don Alexander he signed the treaty, which was
Stanhope remains Don Antonio projected with your majesty, re-
de Ubilla's most humble and af. lating to the succession of Spain;
fectionate servant.

his majesty has ordered me to Madrid, Nov. 6.

delire this private audience, to

assure you, Sir, that the king 1699.

continues in the same sentiments Mr. Stanhope's answer to the that treaty. Your majeity knows

he was always of in regard to conductor of ambassadors, when he came with a mesage ployed by the king my master,

very well the good offices emfrom the king to order him to make the Imperialists enter to leave the Spanish domi- into it. He has also done all nions in eighteen days, and not ftir out of his house, till he could to make the States like he should begin his journey. act as he did. Ás to what con

it. His majesty continues to You will please to tell his Ca. cerns the king's rigning it, he tholic majetty from me, that I caused the earl of Jersey to come will puncually comply in all into Holland exprelly for this that you have intimated to me end; and I doubt not, but the by his royal order, because in count of Tallard will have told so doing I shall obey the orders your majesty, how often the of the king my master, as his king my master has offered Catholic majesty cannot but have to sign it, to thew, that he was been informed by Don Antonio ready to do all that depended de Ubilla, to whom I commu on him. Your majesty will give nicated it two days ago by my me leave to be a little long, in secretary at the Escurial, deli- teiling how this affair has pailed, ring at the same time passports that to your majesty may have


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