Document ReferencePw2 Hy 691
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 20/31 Mar. 1704/5
Date31 March 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHopes that the queen's favour with regard to the 'States merchant ships wil put them in good humour'; supports Stanhope's response to the Pensioner's less than agreeable attitude regarding Danzig; believes that the Pensioner has misunderstood the queen's behaviour; says that Stanhope may inform the Czar's minister that the request he mentioned with reference to his master's ships 'hath no foundation'; encloses an extract [not present] from Lord Methuen's letter; wishes Stanhope to attempt to speed up the payments of subsidies due to the King of Portugal.

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
diplomacy, with Portugal
foreign policy, Danzig
treaties, Berlin 1705

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29468Methuen; John (c.1650-1706); Mr; ambassador to Portugalc.1650-1706
NA29459Pedro II (1648-1706); King of Portugal; ( acc. 1683)1648-1706
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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