Document ReferencePw2 Hy 693
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 3/14 Apr. 1704/5
Date14 April 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHopes 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.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
armies, English, manoeuvres
publications, newspapers
crimes, high treason
trade, embargoes, against France

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29467Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705
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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