Document ReferencePw2 Hy 759
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 16/27 Aug. 1706
Date27 August 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionIs not writing to Lord Halifax as he is expected to return to England with the 'first fair wind'; requests a dispatch on the treaty of the succession and the 'compensation' for P[rince] Charles [of Denmark]; thinks that Charles must be 'contented with what the States wil give him for their part'; says that Mr Vryberge has been informed of the number of ships will make up the English winter quota; hopes that the States will 'joyne their quota'; hopes to hear good military news from Spain, Italy and the siege of Menin; says that the fleet 'passd Plimouth on Monday'.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termweather, wind
navies, Anglo-Dutch, size of
sieges, Menin 1706
foreign policy, pensions, Prince Charles of Denmark
navies, English, manoeuvres
diplomacy, with Denmark
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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