Joseph Addison

Walter Graham (ed.), The Letters of Joseph Addison

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618. To Charles Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough

Whitehall [Sunday] 6. Oct. 1717.

My Lord,

The King, though he has not received any Advices directly from your Lordship, being informed by several letters from his Ministers abroad that your Lordship is now under an arrest1 in the Castle of Urbano,2 and being highly offended at the Reasons pg 381which have been alleged for this your Lordship's Confinement, has ordered me to acquaint you that he will lose no time in procuring your Liberty, and demanding Satisfaction for the great Injury which has been done your Lordship.

  • I am, etc
  • J. Addison

Address: [Castle of Urbino]—PRO, S.P. 104/137 (copy).

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Editor’s Note
2 Between Bologna and Modena. The Pretender was at this time at Urbino (Historical Register, 1717, p. 359).
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