Document ReferencePw2 Hy 743
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 11/22 Jun. 1706
Date22 June 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs surprised that Mr Paterson has spoken against the election of Osnaburg as Bishop of Münster; is especially shocked as Stanhope informed him that the Pensionary was in favour of this election; believes that the arguments in favour of Osnaburg are overwhelming; says that Stanhope must not trust the queen's letter to the chapter of Münster to Paterson; says that the queen has written on this matter to the Duke of Lorraine and his brother P. Charles by way of his envoy Baron Donop?; says that the queen is willing to give Prince Charles of Denmark £4000 per year 'for her two thirds of his recapture' [of?] the Bishopric of Eatin? if the States will pay their third; refers to negotiations with Mr Hinghery, the representative of the Elector Palatine regarding solicitations for 50,000 crowns.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
religious affairs, bishops, election of, Münster
diplomacy, with Denmark

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29493Osnaburg; - (fl 1706); Bishop of Osnaburg; favoured by Queen Anne for election as Bishop of Münsterfl 1706
NA29494Paterson; - (fl 1706); Mr; minister of Grand Pensionary of Holland?fl 1706
NA29492Charles (1680-1729); Prince of Denmark; (4th son of King Christian V of Denmark)1680-1729
NA29495Hinghery; - (fl 1706); Mr; representative of the Elector Palatinefl 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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