|Document Reference||Pw2 Hy 680|
|Title||Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 18 Aug./29 Aug. 1704|
|Date||29 August 1704|
|Content Description||Says that they are still awaiting further mail from Holland; relays brief details of a plot which has been uncovered against Queen Anne and her government; says that not all of the conspirators have been 'taken'; says that Stanhope may assure the Pensionary that the 'affair of Marquis Mirment hath no relation with the affair of Portugal'; asks that Stanhope discuss the possibility of increasing the forces sent to Portugal with the 'States'; says that he has sent Admiral Whetstone's account of an incident with merchants; hopes that the conference regarding Danzig will soon be resolved bearing in mind the apparent change of attitude of the King of Prussia.|
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.
|Term||foreign policy, Danzig|
|crimes, high treason|
|diplomacy, with Netherlands|
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|Code||PersonName||Dates of existence|
|NA18608||Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland||1665-1714|
|NA1085||Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 1688||1641-1720|
|NA29301||-; - (fl 1704); only refereed to as 'sir'||fl 1704|
|NA29457||Whetstone; William (-1711); Sir; rear-admiral; knighted 1705||-1711|
|NA29458||Frederick I (1657-1713 ); King of Prussia; ( acc. 1701; styled Frederick III Elector of Brandenberg until 1701)||1657-1713 |
|NA893||Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714||1661-1724|
|NA29446||Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope||1638-1707|