Document ReferencePw2 Hy 717
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 28 Sep./9 Oct. 1705
Date9 October 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionHopes that there will be better news from Barcelona when the mail arrives; says that it has been delayed by 'contrary' winds; has heard rumours that there is 'much confusion in the ranks'; encloses a copy [not present] of his answer to a memorial by Count de Gallas 'upon three powers'; hopes that the Count de Goesson? has obtained an answer from the Pensionary regarding the 300 crowns [intended to enable the Emperor to march troops to Italy]; says that a response is necessary as England needs to plan to make the first payment; wishes the treaty with the King of Prussia for his troops in Italy to be 'renewed without delay'.

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
postal service, international
military campaigns, Italy 1705
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
diplomacy, with Prussia

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29476Gallas; Johann W. (1669-1719); Count von Gallas; ambassador of Holy Roman Empire to England?1669-1719
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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