Document ReferencePw2 Hy 699
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 3/14 Jul. 1705
Date14 July 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that reports from Portugal are filled with the outbreaks of 'fresh great disorder'; orders Stanhope to 'press' for a 'remedy'; has sent an extract of these reports to Lord Sunderland; orders Stanhope to press the 'States' to give their 'sollicitations' with the King of Portugal and consent to Lord Galway commanding the auxiliary forces; can send no order from the queen regarding the question of 'neutral privicy'; says that his private opinion is that the Danes and Swedes must 'stand upon their respective treaties'; says that it will be easier to regulate 'passports'? of the Hanseatic towns and subjects of the King of Prussia after the same issue is settled with the 'States'.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termmilitary campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28983Spencer; Charles (c.1674-1722); 3rd Earl of Sunderland; statesman and bibliophilec.1674-1722
NA29459Pedro II (1648-1706); King of Portugal; ( acc. 1683)1648-1706
NA973Ruvigny; Henry Massue de (1648-1720); 1st Earl of Galway; succ. as 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny 1689; cr. 4th Viscount Galway 1692; cr. 1st Earl of Galway 1697; commanded troops in Portugal and Spain 1704-17101648-1720
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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