Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1376
TitleCopy of letter from [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford, to [Thomas Thynne] 1st Viscount Weymouth; 2 Oct. 1713
Date2 October 1713
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays it is easy to distinguish between true congratulations and 'those who are otherways'; says that his last letter was a 'sort of prophecy'; reports that he showed the letter to Lady Harriot when he was in Cambridgeshire and that she was glad to 'find so good and great a man in the number of my friends'; promises to devote himself and his family to the interests of the country.

Copy of letter from [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford, to [William Legge] 1st Earl of Dartmouth, 2 Oct. 1713; thanks the earl for his friendship and support; promises to return the kindness in any way that he can; has given Lord Strafford's letter to 'our friend' Lewis; comments on his opinion on the dispute; reports that they are at last 'in earnest demolishing Dunkirk'; says that 'our young politicians' will find by the French post that 'they do not know quite so much as they fancy to themselves'; reports that his wife and Lady Henrietta were 'extremely obliged' to Lady Dartmouth for her 'civilitys at Windsor'.
Termdisputes, Lewis v Earl of Strafford?
administration, Dunkirk 1713, demolition of
family relationships, 1st Earl of Oxford
personal relationships, 1st Earl of Oxford and 1st Viscount Weymouth
personal relationships, 1st Earl of Oxford and 1st Earl of Dartmouth

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA29827Legge; William (1672-1750); 1st Earl of Dartmouth; cr. 1711; secretary of state for the south 1710-31672-1750
NA30061-; Harriot (fl 1713); Lady Harriot; of Cambridgeshirefl 1713
NA30062Lewis; - (fl 1713); friend of 1st Earl of Oxford and 1st Earl of Dartmouthfl 1713
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
NA1145Harley; Sarah (-1737); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer-1737
NA30063Legge; Anne (-1751); Countess of Dartmouth; m. 1st Earl of Dartmouth 1700; née Finch; 3rd d. of 1st Earl of Aylesford-1751
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29791Thynne; Thomas (1640-1714); 1st Viscount Weymouth; cr. 1682; M.P.; Warden of Forest of Dean 17121640-1714
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