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Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1203
TitleLetter in French from Anthony Heinsius, Haye [Hague], Netherlands, to [Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford]; 14 Aug. 1711
Date14 August 1711
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionConcerns Dutch-English relations and the peace preliminaries with France; requests details of the proposal in 1706 to establish an 'alliance offensive et defensive' between the two nations after the peace; regrets this did not happen in 1697.

Refers to 'la grande affaire', requesting early clarification from Harley on the outcome and notes French endeavours to arouse jealousy over the negotiation; agrees with the need to resolve matters as early as possible; hopes for the early return of Lord Raby to discuss important matters.
LanguageFrench
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
peace negotiations, with France 1711

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29956Wentworth; Thomas (1672-1739); 1st Earl of Strafford; succ. as Baron Raby 1695; 1st Earl of of 2nd creation; cr. Earl 1711; ambassador to Hague 1711-17141672-1739
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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