Document ReferencePw2 Hy 695
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr {alexander] Stanhope; 20 Apr./1 May 1705
Date1 May 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that the court is at Newmarket; repeats his information that the French are making all 'imaginable preparations by sea'; believes these reports but does not think that France can do all that they 'talk they wil'; repeats that the 'States' men of warr should not 'go alone to Portugal'; hopes that the 'States' do not misinterpret this suggestion.

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
intelligence, reports
royalty, visits
naval actions, 1705

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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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