Document ReferencePw2 Hy 762
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 30 Aug./10 Sep. 1706
Date10 September 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionBelieves that the States are 'very sollicitous in this affair of Munster'; says that they will 'run all hazards to support the Pretenders of the Bp of Padderborne'; says that this is not a good time to enter into a dispute and advises Stanhope to prevent any 'mischief'; states that contrary winds are still preventing the sailing of the fleet; reports that the States have sent orders to their envoy to return to Vienna in order to attempt a renewal of the treaty with the 'Hungarian'; says that Mr Stepney has directions to 'joyne with him' in case he may succeed; encloses an extract of a letter [not present] from Mr Shepherd; says that he is a 'great merchant' and a 'leading man' in the East India Company'; recommends him to Stanhope's care.

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
patronage, general
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
treaties, Hungary 1706
diplomacy, between Holy Roman Empire and Netherlands
weather, wind
navies, English, manoeuvres
religious affairs, bishops,

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29500Paderborn; Franz Arnold (fl 1704-1718); Bishop of Paderborne; exclusion order issued against him by Holy Roman Emperor; bishop from 1704-18fl 1704-1718
NA29504Shepheard; - (fl 1706); Mr; merchant; of the East India Companyfl 1706
NA29490Stepney; George (1663-1707); Mr; diplomat; poet1663-1707
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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