Document ReferencePw2 Hy 674
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 11 Jul./22 Jul. 1704
Date22 July 1704
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses reports of the discussions at [The Hague] regarding the affairs of Danzig and Lubec and the [prohibition] of trade [with France]; says that Queen Anne has come to several 'resolutions' regarding the 'warr' in Portugal; says that there are to be no changes in recruitment practices; reports on a discussion between Lord Galloway and the Queen regarding the deployment of 'Dragoons'; mentions the possibility of raising troops of Dragoons made up of French Protestants; comments on arrangements for providing horses for English and Dutch troops; discusses the Queen's attitude towards the rest of the war and her hopes for the co-operation of other European states.

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.
Termtrade, embargoes, against France
diplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
armies, English, Dragoons
armies, English, horses
armies, English, Dragoons, French Protestants
armies, English, recruitment
diplomacy, with Scotland
diplomacy, with Netherlands
foreign policy, Lübeck, bishopric of
foreign policy, Danzig
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA19007Stewart; James (-1746); 3rd Baronet; of Burray Orkney-1746
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29446Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope1638-1707
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