Jane Mary Digby Posted December 24, 2008 Share Posted December 24, 2008 I intent this thread to be a series of reports Jane sends to Williamson through her contacts. I might play that out on occasion but will put the letter here for reference. 20th of March There is talk that the Spanish Court favours an Austrian candidate for the English throne, which of course is not surprising as there is no Spanish Candidate left. Naturally they do not favour the French candidate Mss De Chartre, who incidentally Lord Aylesford is accompanying in ten days or so. The Ambassador is waiting for word from Madrid but the diplomatic patch is late. He seems frustrated by his inability to act. He is aware of French money paid to the King by way of Dover and has a decided upon relieving them of this money, so that he can turn it into good use as money offered to the King by the Spanish. I have not have to tell you this would mean the French being forced to arrange the payment anew. A clever ploy to benefit the Royal Coffers, getting paid twice. Whether the theft of a wagon takes place, nor how and when, I cannot yet tell you. Bristol was very upset with the arrangements I was forced to make, setting up house with Senor Ronquillo. To make matters believable, for the old fox sensed something, I have allowed him to think I serve the Spanish Crown. I request that Bristol is encouraged in this belief. Your ever loyal servant. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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