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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 717
Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 28 Sep./9 Oct. 1705
9 October 1705
Hopes 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.
diplomacy, with Netherlands
postal service, international
military campaigns, Italy 1705
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
diplomacy, with Prussia
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Dates of existence
Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)
Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 1688
Gallas; Johann W. (1669-1719); Count von Gallas; ambassador of Holy Roman Empire to England?
Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714
Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope
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