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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 721
Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 12/25 Oct. 1705
25 October 1705
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.
diplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with Denmark
diplomacy, with Portugal
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
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Dates of existence
Methuen; John (c.1650-1706); Mr; ambassador to Portugal
Schonenberg; - (fl 1705-1706); Mr; ambassador of Netherlands to Portugal?
Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 1688
Frederick IV (1671-1730); King of Denmark; ( acc. 1699)
Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
Schutz; - (fl 1705); Mr; for case of administrator of Holstein
Poley; - (fl 1705); Mr; diplomat?
Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford
George I (1660-1727); King of Great Britain and Ireland
Holstein (fl 1705); Administrator of Holstein
Rosenkrantz; Iver (1674-1745); Monsieur; Danish statesman and diplomat; ambassador to England 1709-14
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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