Document ReferencePw2 Hy 680
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 18 Aug./29 Aug. 1704
Date29 August 1704
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSays 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.
Termforeign policy, Danzig
crimes, high treason
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29301-; - (fl 1704); only refereed to as 'sir'fl 1704
NA29457Whetstone; William (-1711); Sir; rear-admiral; knighted 1705-1711
NA29458Frederick I (1657-1713 ); King of Prussia; ( acc. 1701; styled Frederick III Elector of Brandenberg until 1701)1657-1713
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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