Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1220
TitleCopy of letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr Buys; 31 Aug. 1706
Date31 August 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports the arrival of Lord Halifax and his comments about Buys' 'zeal for the Common Cause' and desire to 'strengthen the union between the two nations'; says that the treaty for 'guaranting our succession and your barriere' is in the interest of them both; refers to the delay in sailing of the ships commanded by Sir Cloudsly Shovel; a proposed naval campaign which appears to be hazardous for 'so great an embarcation'; explains why the Queen believes the ships would be of most use upon the coast of Spain; has not mentioned this to Mr Stanhope as it requires great secrecy; comments on the alterations to be made to the ships so that they may 'endure the sea later in the year'.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
maritime vessels, ships, improvements to
foreign policy, Netherlands Barrier
treaties, with Netherlands
naval actions, Spanish coast 1706
royalty, succession

Click the links below to view related name indexes

CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
NA29983Shovell; Clowdisley (1650-1707); Sir; admiral of the fleet; knighted 16891650-1707
NA29446Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope1638-1707
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29481Buys; Willem (1661-1749); -; Pensionary of Amsterdam 1693-17251661-1749
Add to My Items