|Content Description||Encloses an extract from Mr Secretary Hedges which includes orders which Lord Methuen is to 'press' at the Court of Portugal for the 'better carrying on the warr'; says that he need not describe the behaviour of Mr Schonenberg in Portugal but wishes Stanhope to press the States to give him further instructions; hopes that the State's 'arrears of subsidy' [to Portugal?] have been settled; asks Stanhope to speak to the Pensionary regarding negotiations for future expenses; refers to the death of the Bishop of Lubec; encloses a copy of a letter [not present] from the King of Denmark to the queen by Mr Rosenkrantz; presumes that Stanhope has already presumed to the Pensionary that there should be a meeting on this issue.|
Fears that they may need some damage control in case the King of Denmark decides to 'use any force'; relays a rumour that Mr Schutz is more 'zealous' for the case of the 'Administrator of Holstein' than the Elector of Hanover is; says that the queen has made directions for the transport of Mr Poley; encloses a copy of the King of Denmark's letter [not present] for Lord Marlborough.
This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Old Style dating on letter.