A detailed account of Wake's meetings with the newly elected Doge of Venice, Giovanni Cornaro, at which he explained England's policy towards Spain and desire for peace in Germany and the Palatinate. The Doge responded "being well assured that He hath no Intention to innovate any thing in matter of Religion, they will be ever ready to contribute what may be within the Compass of their Power & Abilities towards the procuring of a good Peace, & the securing of the publick Liberty."
Docket title: Sr. Isaac Wake to Mr. Secr. Conway The election of a new Duke of Venice. His Entertainm[en]t His Audience. His Propositions & [th]e Answ[e]r made to Him. Addressed: Right Honourable. Signed: yo[u]r hon[ourabl]e most humble & most obedient son & servant I. Wake (Wake had married Conway's stepdaughter in 1623). Dated: Venice Jan. 7/17, 1625
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Formerly Folger MS Add 1200
This manuscript was part of a sale of Manchester papers at Sotheby's in the 1970s; these papers were deposited on loan with the Public Record Office and stamped in error
Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, 8th Report, pt. 2, 1881, no. 162
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Extended title: Copy of letter from Isaac Wake, Venice, to Sir Edward Conway, January 17, 1625 17th century?