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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 735
Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 16/27 Apr. 1706
27 April 1706
Prays that the D[uke] of Marlborough and Lord Halifax have arrived safely, but fears that the weather may have delayed them; encloses a paper [not present] from Sir D. Mitchell and 'the rest of H.R.H. Council' regarding negotiations with Mr Vryberge and Mr Buys on the subject of the 'Dunkirk squadron'; issues instructions on how to proceed in these discussions; directs Stanhope to discover the exact plans of the Dutch with regard to the size of this year's fleet.
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
navies, Anglo-Dutch, augmentation of
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Dates of existence
Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford
Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 1714
Mitchell; David (c.1650-1710); Sir; knighted 1694; vice-admiral; lord commissioner of Admiralty 1699-1702
Vryberge; - (fl 1705-1706); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?
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
Buys; Willem (1661-1749); -; Pensionary of Amsterdam 1693-1725
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