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Thirty-eight news-letters (chiefly in French) written from Berne to Bishop Compton by J. C. Werndly, chaplain and secretary to Mr. A. Stanyan the English envoy, and — Clarion, a French refugee minister, (employed by Werndly as an amanuensis,) giving particulars of public affairs in Switzerland, France, etc., and of the war in Spain, Flanders, and Italy, together with an account of proposals made by Werndly to the Swiss pastors for a union of the English and Helvetic Churches, but apparently discouraged by the Bishop, 8 Apr 1706–11 Feb 1708

MS. Rawl. C. 982, fols. 45–141

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Some of Werndly's letters have a seal of arms; three trees; crest, a demi-savage, carrying a tree on his shoulder.

The following papers are included:

  1. (fol. 64) Copy of a letter from Mr. Stanyan to the Protestant Cantons of Switzerland, informing them of the victory at Ramillies; Berne, 12 Jun 1706. (French.)
  2. (fol. 66) Translation by Werndly of the reply from the Senate of Zurich, dated 12 Jun 1706.
  3. (fol. 129) Form of thanksgiving used by J. F. Ostervald in the Church of Neufchatel, upon the investiture of the King of Prussia with the sovereignty of the State; 3 Nov 1707. (French.)
  4. (fol. 134) Address of congratulation from the clergy of Berne to the King of Prussia on his acquiring the State of Neufchatel; 13 Kal. Dec 1707. (Latin.)
  5. (fol. 136) Address of congratulation from the clergy of Berne to the clergy of Neufchatel upon the same occasion. (Latin.)
  6. (fol. 137) Copy of a letter from Werndly to Klingler, the Antistes of Zurich, enquiring anxiously, on behalf of Mr. Stanyan, into the intentions of the Canton with regard to supporting the King of Prussia in case of invasion; Berne, 25 Jan 1708. (French.)
  7. (fol. 140) Klingler's reply; 4 Feb 1708. (Latin.)
  8. (fol. 141) Werndly to Klingler, expressing great satisfaction at his reply; 8 Feb 1708. (French.)


  • Creation: 8 Apr 1706–11 Feb 1708


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Language of Materials

  • French
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Rawl. C. 982, fols. 45–141

Related Materials

Part of Bishop Compton's papers (fols. 1-159).


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