Document ReferencePw2 Hy 709
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 17/28 Aug. 1705
Date28 August 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHopes that Stanhope will be able to settle the contraband issue, if only on a temporary basis; acknowledges that the States have agreed to pay their 'arrears of subsidys' with regard to Portugal; has heard in reports from Portugal that Mr Fagel is acting in such a way as to render the efforts of Lord Gallway 'fruitless'; comments on the damage to merchant and naval vessels from a recent 'storme'; says that Lord Galloway would more successful in his exertions if he had command of the forces.

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
naval actions, Portugal 1705
weather, storms, at sea
armies, Anglo-Dutch, command of
trade, embargoes, against France

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA29473Fagel; Fran├žois (1659-1746); -; clerk of the court of the States General of the Netherlands 1690-17441659-1746
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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