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Sheldon, Dominick (fl. 1689-1721) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.446.05 Author/Creator: Sheldon, Dominick (fl. 1689-1721) Place Written: Avignon, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 November 1716 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.6 x 16.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Refers to previous correspondence. Mentions an enclosed letter from the recipient's brother, whose name is not mentioned. Writes that the recipient may explain the present situation further to his brother if it is deemed safe to do so. Writes "I doe not think it necessary, all the world knowing the circumstances wee are in since the late Tretey between England and France" (possibly referring to a treaty signed in October 1716). Possibly referring to James Stuart, writes "The King is now god be thankful out of all maner of dainger and begins to sitt up..."

Background Information: General Dominique Sheldon served as commander of Roi d’Angleterre, a regiment raised by Stuart in 1791; he fought in the Jacobite and French armies from 1689-1721.

Full Transcript: Avignon November the 8.th 1716
Dear Sr

I receved yours the other day with the inclosed from your brother which I shewed to the D. of O..d and D. of ...M.r who sees to me to be of an opinion that no distinct answer can be given to what he proposes till his returne, the situation we are att pressent in being very different from what your brother supposed it to be when he writ that my answer to him is very short as he advised, but you may explaine the matter farther to him if you think it safe, tho for my part I doe not think it necessary, all the world knowing the circumstances wee are in since the late Tretey betwine England and France.
The King is now god be thanked out of all maner of dainger and begins to sitt up, but I have not yet made your compliments to him tho I dissine it in the best maner I am able being with all sincerity and esteeme your humble and obedient servant
Dom: Sheldon

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People: Sheldon, Dominick, fl. 1689-1721
Stuart, James Francis Edward, 1688-1766

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: DiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistorySpyingRebellionFrance

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