Document ReferencePw2 Hy 750
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 16/27 Jul. 1706
Date27 July 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of Stanhope's letter and others from Lisbon; is satisfied that Madrid is 'in the hands of our friends'; discusses the uncertainty of the news and rumours received from the area; comments on the timetable for the embarkation of troops; says that it is now up to Stanhope to negotiate the [English] succession now that Lord Halifax has 'come away'; says that the queen is ready to guarantee 'their BarriƩre' [border?] if they guarantee 'our succession'; says that they have agreed all the articles of the union between the 'two kingdoms' [England and Scotland] and have ordered them to be engrossed.

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 1706
royalty, succession
treaties, Articles of Union 1706
diplomacy, with Scotland
unification, Great Britain
military campaigns, Madrid 1706

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
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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