Letter from James Renwick to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden of 8 July, 1682.

The following letter was written in the aftermath of the Societies’ third convention at Talla Linn on 15 June, 1682.

It was sent from James Renwick in Edinburgh to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden in the Dutch United Provinces on 8 July, 1682.

At that time, Renwick was the clerk of the Societies’ convention.

The letter was sent in response to a letter from Andrew Henderson, who was one of the assassins of the Archbishop of St Andrews in 1679.

It mentions that Robert Hamilton will soon see ‘E’, his brother-in-law, Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun, who had recently been sent to London, but was now expected to travel to Hamilton in Leeuwarden.

It also gives a brief account of the third convention at Talla Linn and discusses Alexander Peden.

This letter is printed in Carslaw (ed.), Life and Letters, 7-9.

Renwick 8 July 1682

Renwick 8 July 1682 2

Renwick 8 July 1682 3

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~ by drmarkjardine on August 7, 2013.

3 Responses to “Letter from James Renwick to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden of 8 July, 1682.”

  1. […] of the letter, it is clear that Hamilton had previously written to Renwick, probably in reply to Renwick’s letter of 8 July, but that he did not know if Renwick had received his first letter. Hamilton’s first letter and […]

  2. […] An account of what the third convention discussed can be found here. A brief account of it is also included in Renwick’s letter to Robert Hamilton of 8 July. […]

  3. […] Three weeks after the third convention, James Renwick, described the events of the convention in his first letter to Robert Hamilton. […]

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