Document ReferencePw2 Hy 712
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 4/9 Sep. 1705
Date15 September 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of Stanhope's letters but has not yet seen the queen to be given new orders; congratulates Stanhope on the recall of Mr Fagall; believes that they should all do their 'utmost' to preserve the union between 'England and the States General' as it is 'so absolutly necessary for our mutual safety'.says that Mr Vryberge and Count Briancan are due to see the queen the following day to discuss a matter relative to the 'operations of ye Fleet'; encloses extracts [not present] from Sir W[illia]m Hodges regarding the 'relief of yt ships'; encloses a document [not present] which provides the names of two persons who are to enter Holland to 'obstruct our project of having Bills paid in ready mony'; instructs Stanhope to 'obviate their desires'.

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
currency, Bills of Exchange
armies, Anglo-Dutch, financial affairs
armies, Anglo-Dutch, command of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29475Fagall; - (fl 1705); Mr; Dutch diplomat?; attached to Portugal?fl 1705
NA29477Hodges; William (c.1645-1714); 1st Baronet; cr. 1697; Spanish merchantc.1645-1714
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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