|Content Description||Says that they are preparing to end the Parliament the following day; hopes that the 'Queen's declaration in Counsel' which he sent previously will convince the 'States' of the 'goodness' of the queen's intentions; says that the papers should be 'granted by the respective sovereign'; sends a letter [not present] from Lord Cwformethuene regarding the complaints in Portugal that the States are in arrears in their [military?] payments; regrets the harm that such comments cause and the obligation of the queen to rectify the situation; instructs Stanhope to remedy the problem; says that any issues which he cannot resolve should be left to the 'power of persuasion' of the Duke of Marlborough.|
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This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Old Style dating on letter.