Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1356
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr Howe; 2/18 Jul. 1706
Date18 July 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAwaits 'three posts from Holland', but believes that Lord Halifax must have left Howe by now; thinks that the P[rince] of Prussia [later Frederick William I] will visit his army before 'consumating his marriage'; hopes that the Queen's letter to the Electress on the occasion has arrived; hopes that those harbouring 'ill designs' against their friendship will not renew their efforts following Lord Halifax's departure; does not doubt that Howe will be able to discover any such intrigues; says that the Queen is doing all she can to secure the succession and that the Treaty of Union with Scotland is only the 'first thing'.
Termdiplomacy, with Hanover
marriage, royal, Frederick William I of Prussia
treaties, Articles of Union 1706
royalty, succession

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA30036Sophia (1630-1714 ); Electress of Hanover; (mother of George I King of Britain)1630-1714
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29378Howe; Emanuel S. (-1709); Esq.; Envoy Extraordinary to Hanover 1705-9-1709
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