Document ReferencePw2 Hy 702
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 17/28 Jul. 1705
Date28 July 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the success of the Duke of Marlborough; hopes that this will have a positive effect on the alliance; has not had time to lay Stanhope's letter before the queen; states that there is no lord who would advise her to accede to Mr Fogel's request and allow her forces to be commanded by 'one of the States'; suggests that Lord Galway be appointed to rule the forces of the alliance provisionally only for the next campaign and that a more permanent decision be made at a later date; discusses the progress of the negotiations regarding 'contraband'.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termnaval actions, Portugal 1705
trade, embargoes, against France
armies, Anglo-Dutch, command of
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29471Fogel; - (fl 1705); Mr; diplomat?; of the Dutch States?fl 1705
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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