Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1173
TitleLetter in French from Willem Buys, Haye [Hague], Netherlands, to Robert Harley, [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 21 May 1706
Date21 May 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses gratitude for the kindness extended during his stay in London and refers to being overwhelmed by the continuing expression of compliments in his letters.

Refers to the contents of Harley's letters of 30 April and 14 May concerning the union between their two countries and the need to build on this; details proposals for military assistance they can provide and requests specific information from Harley on the state of preparations by the English; asks that the Lord Treasurer arrange for someone to be authorised to pay England's half of the costs of embarking and transporting troops provided by the Netherlands; notes precise numbers are not yet known and that they are awaiting Marlborough's advice.

Encloses a letter from M de Dampierre to Heinsius, contrasting his views on the choice of location for the attack with those of the Marquis de [Griscard] and urging that all alternatives be considered to select the best option.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands 1706
military campaigns, Europe 1706

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29975Dampierre; - de (fl 1706); Monsieurfl 1706
NA29976Griscard; - (fl 1706); Marquis de Griscardfl 1706
NA29481Buys; Willem (1661-1749); -; Pensionary of Amsterdam 1693-17251661-1749
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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