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Rector of ALVERSTOK E, in HAMPSHIRE, and
Chaplain of the Royal Hospital at GREENWICH.


MAPS, GENEALOGICAL Tables, and the Heads


The FIFTH EDITION, corrected.


Printed, by Affignment from Mr. KNAPTON, for
WARD, R. Baldwin, W. Owen, W. JOHNSTON, J. RICHARD-
SON, B. Law and Co. T. LONGMAN, T. Field, T. Caslon,




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From the Year 1700, to the Death of K. William.

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Censures on the Partition Treaty--Court of Vienna-

Spanish-Court-Conduet of the French King Affairs
of Scotland Death of the King of Spain--Pope Cle-
ment XI-Duke of Anjou declared King of Spain-
Danger of European A new Ministry and Parliament

- French Party in the Parliament - Majority of To-
ries Dutch Memorial-First Vote about the Suc-
ceflion -- Heads of the Bill of succesion --- Protested
against by the Duchess of Savoy-- Articles proposed to
France-Laid before the Parliament - Partition-
Treaty blamed - Address of the Lords about it-The
King owns the King of SpainThe Dutch refuse to
treat but jointly with England - And press for Suir
cours-Proceedings thence,


HE treaty for dividing the Spanish monarchy 1700.
(which began now to be published) had given Cenfures on

rise to a very important series of negotiations; the partition
which were carried on with great fecresy and address, treaty.
during the course of this summer (a). It is needless to

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(a) Prince Ferdinand of Ba- treaty was to have been king
varia, who by the first partition of Spain, dying at Brussels, in


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, iters 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 fent 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, publi hed by of it: which notices have been Christian Cole, Elg; 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 dissemble, and treaty.

take no notice of them. The

king, his master, thinks it inAlexander Stanhope, Esg; the excuiable, not to oppose what

Englith 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 sent me this evening, those princes and governments, from Don Antonio de Ubilla, the just sentiments his majesty secretary of the Dispacho Unic has of those advice:, 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 fifting, at present (by the dithat concerns, or, by the con

vine mercy, and for our haptents, is supposed to concern

piness) in only thirty-eight years your excellency's negotiations of age, we may naturally proin that court.

mise ourselves, and especially

from his most 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 Alexanderfectionate 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
flight complaints, and the af- of his master, that he may also
fičtion of his kingdoms and sub- give notice to his Britannic ma-
jects, and the impressions that jesty, affitting, with his prudent
seem to disturb the general tran- representations, this just and
quility which we now enjoy: honeft purpose ; that so the uni-
when, on the other hand, it is vertal quiet may be maintained;
not to be believed, from the and that he may quit the scan-
righteous and pious mind of his dal of this negociation, which,
majesty, that he lives so un- it is feared, will be an unhappy
mindful of his obligation, and motive of kindling a voracious
values so little the love and fe- flame of a new war: which,
curity of his vassals, if God (by being once lighted, will be dif-
his secret and sovereign judg- ficult to be extinguished, either
ments) would chastise us, by by the greatest force, or the
taking away his life (which, we most dextrous and most power-
hope, he will not suffer) with ful mediation : and he remains
out granting him the benefit of obedient to DonAlexander Stan-
a succellion, his affairs will not hope, with all affection.
be left, without a due reflection
on what is most jult, and most The earl of Manchester to the
important for the public tran-

earl of Jersey.
quility ; and so, that no body
shall be able to find fault with

Paris, Sept. 30, 1699. his justice, nor his foresight. For which reasons, his majesty The Spanish ambastidor is has ordered his aforesaid mini- endeavouring to get a private fers 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 Itate of affairs at complaint of his majesty, 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 relide, be, at the same time, laft; though the greatest profmade 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 Ubilla communicate it to Don


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