On 23 June Palmquist reported that Nils Lillieroot had returned to the Hague, but was too fatigued to write himself.
News from the War of the Spanish Succession spoke of disaster having struck the Dutch commander Opdam during the battle of Ekeren. An official report from the Dutch camp suggested that Opdam had been captured, but news from Breda claimed that he had arrived there accompanied only by one man. The Dutch army had escaped, but the losses seemed to have been severe. The first reports arriving in the Hague had spoken of disaster, so the States General had been relieved to hear that the army had been saved.
Some French privateers had reportedly captured one hundred Dutch fishing boats.
The English had raided an island just off La Rochelle.
Palmquist had through the envoy Friesendorff in Lüneburg received copies of Cardinal Radziejowski's letter to Charles XII, dated 2 June 1703 and the King's answer. Palmquist had sent a copy to Leijoncrona in London and promised he would make every effort to use these letters advantageously.
Source: Riksarkivet, Diplomatica, Hollandica, vol. 229.