Document ReferencePw2 Hy 729
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 16/29 Nov. 1705
Date29 November 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSays that they have voted 40,000 men for the 'service' [for the following year's war?]; refers to a party in the House of Lords who wished to have the Elector of Hanover sent for; comments that the queen opposed this and defeated their motion; believes that the group will attempt the same thing in the House of Commons.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termparliamentary business, debates, Hanover
armies, English, augmentation of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA19598George I (1660-1727); King of Great Britain and Ireland1660-1727
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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