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Swiss Mediation. 'Offers of Mediation made by The Swiss Protestant Cantons to the Republicks of England and Holland in 1653..'

Reference code
MSS/0050
Title
Swiss Mediation. 'Offers of Mediation made by The Swiss Protestant Cantons to the Republicks of England and Holland in 1653..'
Date
1653
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 34. Quarto. Cream paper over boards. Bookplate of Edmund Turner, fol. i, who presented the transcripts, 15 June 1786 (note by the Rev. William Norris, Sec. SA, fol. 1).
Scope and content
'Offers of Mediation made by The Swiss Protestant Cantons to the Republicks of England and Holland in 1653..' (fol. 4). The Swiss mediation assisted in the negotiations leading to the Peace Treaty of 5/15 April 1654 which concluded the first Anglo-Dutch War. Extracts relating to the English side of the mediation transcribed from the archives of the Republic of Schaffhausen by -- Meyer, son of the burgomaster of Schaffhausen, for Edmund Turner; covering letter, 18 April 1781, fols. 7-8v. French and Latin. Consists of a summary of the embassy of Johann Jacob Stokar to England, fols. 9-10, transcripts of his speech to the Council of State, 15 Apr. 1653, fol. 11r, v, and of letters to the Swiss Cantons from Oliver Cromwell, 10 Jan. 1654, fol. 13, the Council of State and House of Commons, 28 Nov. 1653, fols. 15, 17, and the article conc, the Swiss inserted in the Peace Treaty, fol. 19. With extracts from Commons Journals, 15 Apr. 1653, 4 Oct. 1653, fol. 3r, v.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/50