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1755 Excerpt: ...Spain. It appeared publickly, that the Czar gave
all Manner of Protection and Encouragement to a great Number of his
Majefty's Rebel Subjects. It is well known that the Conferences at
Aland, which were fet on Foot without his Majefty's Knowledge, had
their Rife from an Interview with Baron Gortz at Loot in Auguft,
1717. That Minifter's Papers have difcovered the Defign of thofe
Conferences j and that the Invafion of Scotland was immediately to
follow the Conqueft of Norway; fo that it is not ftrange the Czar
fhould take no Care to. prevent the Lofs pf that Country, or to
1719. to fuccour his Ally the King of Denmark, in fo preffing an
Exigence: In fhort, it is fiifr ficiently known, that the Czar
caufed repeated Propofals to be made to the Court of Spain, to
bring them into an Offenffive Alliance againft his Majefty in
Favour of the Pretender. The King, not yet difcouraged by fuch
Proceedings, endeavoured by all kind of Means, to gain the Czar's
Friend fhip. He did for that Purpofe fend to Mm in Augufl, 1717,
Admiral Norris and Mr. Wit.worth, both known, and, as his Majefty
thought, acceptable to him; but the. Whole was again fee afide, by
propofing on his Part that Alliance, in which it was known the King
could never enter, and which was made the more impracticable, by
the Condition they continued to infert in it, that the Britijh
Squadron fhould be under the Command of the Czar's Admirals Though
as Things ftood, his Majefty had Reafon to believe that the
Memorial which was prefented to him by the Relident in Summer,
1718, making mention of the Czar's Inclination to live in
Friendfhip with him, was no more than an Artifice to cover the
Negoti-. ations and Intrigues before mentioned; yet that nothing
might be wanting on his Part, he took Occafion from thenc...
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