Document ReferencePw2 Hy 690
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 16/27 Mar. 1704/5
Date27 March 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionMentions his fatigue; says that the agreement regarding the [dispute of the seizing of Dutch ships engaged on trade with France by the English] is solely due to the 'goodness' of Queen Anne and the intervention of the Duke of Marlborough; comments that Mr Vryberge should not be crediting himself with success in this affair; has read Stanhope's letter from which it is clear that the 'States' will not progress until the Duke of Marlborough 'comes over'; wishes Stanhope to continue his conferences regarding Darthig and the Berlin treaty regardless of this setback; comments that any unfinished business can be completed by the duke upon his arrival.

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 Netherlands
medical conditions, fatigue
treaties, Berlin 1705

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29467Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
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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