Charles Mordaunt, third earl of Peterborough and first earl of Monmouth

E. S. de Beer (ed.), The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: The Correspondence of John Locke: In Eight Volumes, Vol. 6: Letters Nos. 2199–2664

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2306. Charles Mordaunt, third earl of Peterborough, to Locke, 4 September 1697 (2297, 3230)

B.L., MS. Locke c. 16, ff. 123–4. Printed in King, p. 239.


we all return you thanks for your charitable Correspondance, but the Lady is a little out of humour since your last, having long agoe settled the peace with the restitution of Strasbourgh, Luxembourgh and Lorraine, and sunk and destroyed all, or most of Ponti squadron, not considering the generous Knight Errantry of our Admiralls, who scorn to beat their Ennemies with odds, nine to Five being shamefull Advantage,1 the next letter you are pleasd to writt this way addresse it to the lady who stayes here some time longer, i hope in fower or five days after you have received this to see you in London, for I take itt for Granted the Essex Lady2 is not to attract, while the sun has so much influence

  • Sir
  • your most affectionate servant,
  • Peterborow.

Sept 4th 97

Address: For Mr Lock att the office of the Commissioners of Trade att Whitehall. London.

Postmark: se 6

Endorsed by Locke: E: Peterborow 4 Sept 97

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Editor’s Note
1 In the engagement in May Nevell was reported to have had 22 men of war, and Poinds, 10: Luttrell, iv. 262. The Lady is Lady Peterborough.
Editor’s Note
2 Lady Masham.
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