Whitworth in Moscow

  • Andrew Rothstein


The very first dispatches by Whitworth to the Secretary of State (Harley) are of particular interest, just because they reflect to the full the hopes and doubts of the two sides in the dialogue now opening between the decisive centres of power in the two wars.He wrote,

This court was, I perceive, in hopes that I was sent on purpose to offer Her Majesty’s mediation in the war with Sweden, which would have been extremely acceptable here, as the first Minister had often expressed himself to Mr Goodfellow before and since my arrival, adding that if my commission was of that kind I might expect to find His Majesty very favourable on any other points which I had to propose.1


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© Andrew Rothstein 1986

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