Document ReferencePw2 Hy 742
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 7/18 Jun. 1706
Date18 June 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHopes that Stanhope's preparations for the sieges of Ostend and Newport will 'speedily terminate in ye surrender of those two places'; wishes that the Duke of Marlborough will have the opportunity to show his 'valour' in the face of the French 'brag' that they have 14,000 men; says that the Pensionary's opinion as to Münster is clear; sends copies of the queen's letter [not present] to the chapter of Münster for Stanhope and the Pensionary; says that the queen and the Pensionary concur with regard to the Bishop of Osnaburg; refers to Stanhope's comment that the Palatine minister was left out of 'the Treaty'; regrets that Denmark has cause to complain about delays with regard to Prince Charles.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termsieges, Ostend 1706
sieges, Newport 1706
armies, French, size of
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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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
NA29493Osnaburg; - (fl 1706); Bishop of Osnaburg; favoured by Queen Anne for election as Bishop of Münsterfl 1706
NA29492Charles (1680-1729); Prince of Denmark; (4th son of King Christian V of Denmark)1680-1729
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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