Document ReferencePw2 Hy 731
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 23 Nov./4 Dec. 1705
Date4 December 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionExpects the Duke of Marlborough to arrive shortly at the Hague; encloses the journal of the siege of Badajor [not present] and asks that it be communicated to the duke; refers to the success of the Anglo-Dutch forces in Catalonia; states that the queen wishes to send additional troops in order to ; directs Stanhope to discuss this proposal with the Pensionary and to request the duke to assist him; asks that the Pensionary be 'pressed' to instruct his ambassador Mr Schonenberg to assist in negotiations with the court of Portugal regarding the command of Portuguese forces.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termmilitary campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705
diplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with Portugal
armies, Anglo-Dutch, augmentation of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29482Schonenberg; - (fl 1705-1706); Mr; ambassador of Netherlands to Portugal?fl 1705-1706
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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