Document ReferencePw2 Hy 760
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 20/31 Aug. 1706
Date31 August 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSays that Lord Halifax has arrived safely; directs Stanhope to finish the treaty of the succession as soon as it has 'gone through the Provinces according to their formes'; says that the Dutch transports have been delayed by 'contrary winds'; discusses the orders which have been issued should the Dutch require English men of war.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termroyalty, succession
diplomacy, with Netherlands
weather, wind
maritime vessels, men-of-war
treaties, English succession

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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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