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Bourke, Edward (fl. 1700-1730) to William Cadogan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.446.12 Author/Creator: Bourke, Edward (fl. 1700-1730) Place Written: Cambray, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 December 1716 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 22.3 x 16.5 cm.

Discusses previous correspondence between Bourke and Cadogan regarding Bourke's discovery of a Jacobite plot in Cambray, France (refer to previous letters in the GLC01450.446 collection). Mentions a previous visit from Colonel Huske, who Cadogan sent to Cambray to deliver money and information to Bourke. Writes "ever since Huske was herre, all my letters by orders of the comander was taken up because they seen mee conserve soe much with him It is with difficulty I can send you this... " Writes that he told Huske previous correspondence was between Cadogan and Bourke's brother (possibly Ulick Bourke), and gave Huske a false address for his brother. Informs Cadogan (again) that information he received regarding a Jacobite invasion of England was false.

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. Edward was possibly the son of John Bourke, Earl of Clanricarde. Cadogan was known for his suppression of Jacobite uprising.

S.r Cambray y.e 4 1716 Xber

this is to pray you will nott to write noe more to mee for if you doe you will discover all there is between us for ever since your Huske was herre all my letters was taken up [inserted: by order of the comander] because they seen mee conserve soe much with him It is with difficulty I can send you this but I hope before it is long to contrive a way that wee [2] may [struck: converse] commerce togheter without fear of being discovered [struck: but I try] by some other post but I must intreat you att present nott to write to mee upon any manner of account nor to lett my bro: know noe thing of our commerce for he would immediately discover[struck: ed] [inserted: it] I must recomend to you [struck: that] nott to write to mee [struck: up] nor send any body to mee without you have a mind that I should be putt up and destroy all our buissiness if you already write to mee I will find a way that noe [inserted: body] shall [struck: noe it] but if you write any more you may depend upon it that I will nott recive your let.r [3] for they will be taken up before I will know any thing of it [struck: know if but] I must most earnestly intreat you to take great notice to what I write you word of and to have a great care that any thing of our commerce should be knowen to my brother I gave mister Huske a false address for him- and told him the commerce was between you and my bro: wich you know to be false and the precautions you are to take to lett him noe nothing of it I belive you [inserted: have] [struck: will received before now the letters wherein I told you that what I write you about the rising in England is false you may depend upon it that it is [inserted: very false] I have write to Sheldon for the letter [struck: to Sheldon] and will send it you as soone as I recive I am
yours Ed: Burke

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Lettre de Cambray du 4 xber 1716

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