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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 672
Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 4 Jul./15 Jul. 1704
15 July 1704
Is obliged for Stanhope's services regarding the Duke of Marlborough; acknowledges receipt of various packets from Stanhope; believes that the 'great victory God hath given' the Duke of Marlborough will be 'of great advantage'; regrets that the only available reinforcements are 'recruits'; says that Lord Galloway 'goes immediately for L'artegal?'; says that he will continue to act as solicitor on behalf of Jene Regnt? and discusses the progress of his case; discusses 'secret' information he has received regarding individuals [communicating with France?]; cites this as evidence of Queen Anne's resolution to 'hinder this sort of commerce with France'.
Parts of text missing due to damage to document.
This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Old Style dating on letter.
legal cases, Jene Regnt?
military campaigns, Duke of Marlborough 1704
trade, embargoes, against France
armies, English, reinforcements
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Dates of existence
Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford
Stewart; James (-1746); 3rd Baronet; of Burray Orkney
Regnt?; Jene (fl 1704); -; legal client of Robert Harley 1st Earl of Oxford
Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714
Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope
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