Document ReferencePw2 Hy 707
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 10/21 Aug. 1705
Date21 August 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionComments on discussions between the Queen and Mr Vryberge [regarding seized Dutch ships?]; informs Stanhope of the results of discussions between Mr Vryberge and the 'Lords'; says that the conference regarding Darthiz is to be renewed to ensue that it maintains its liberty and current allegiance; says that the Queen has released the Dutch ships and hopes that the Dutch will not trade with France in such a way as to give assistance to her; comments on the argument over who should lead the Anglo-Dutch troops; says that the ill health of the King of Portugal means that they need to begin their campaign.

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

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

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29467Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29459Pedro II (1648-1706); King of Portugal; ( acc. 1683)1648-1706
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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