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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 693
Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 3/14 Apr. 1704/5
14 April 1705
Hopes that the Duke of Marlborough has arrived safely together with the recruits and supplies; refers to the embargo [against France?]; reports that following the queen's indulgence towards the 'States' Mr Vryberge has sought to gain even more concessions; says that the queen is yet to come to a decision on this matter; encloses an extract [not present] from the 'Convention with Denmark' which explains which goods are to be regarded as contraband; advises that this is shown to the Duke of Marlborough and used in the negotiations; comments on the prospective prosecution of a 'news writer' who alleged that England is to 'make war on Sweden'.
This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Old Style dating on letter.
diplomacy, with Netherlands
armies, English, manoeuvres
crimes, high treason
trade, embargoes, against France
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Dates of existence
Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford
Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?
Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714
Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope
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