Document ReferencePw2 Hy 687
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope]; 13/24 Feb. 1704/5
Date24 February 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on the progress of a bill through Parliament the aim of which is to prevent commerce with France; will forward a scheme of the Berlin Treaty; hopes that the King of Sweden will accept this effort of Queen Anne and the 'States'; instructs Stanhope to request that the 'States' convey their troops in their 'men of warr' and to send as many ships as possible in order to foil the French army at sea.

Part 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.
Termdiplomacy, with Sweden
trade, embargoes, against France
armies, German speaking states, manoeuvres
parliamentary business, bills, French embargo 1705
navies, Dutch, manoeuvres
treaties, Berlin
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29447Charles XII (1682-1718 ); King of Sweden; (acc. 1697)1682-1718
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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