Document ReferencePw2 Hy 763
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 3/14 Sep. 1706
Date14 September 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionThinks it strange that the winds are not bringing news from Portugal; hopes that they will receive an account of the retreat of the Duke of Anjou; hopes that the fleet will have a 'fair wind before the equinox'; assumes that Stanhope is discussing with the Pensionary ways of preventing the imminent incursion of the Swedes into Germany; has written to Vienna, Berlin and Hanover as this affair 'requires dispatch'; directs Stanhope to concur with any resolutions taken at The Hague; asks for notification of the amount of recompense which [the States] intend to pay to Prince Charles [of Denmark].

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
foreign policy, pensions, Prince Charles of Denmark
diplomacy, with Berlin
diplomacy, with Hanover
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
diplomacy, with Denmark
navies, English, manoeuvres
weather, wind
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18625Philip V (1683-1746); King of Spain1683-1746
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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