Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1217
TitleCopy of letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr Buys; 19/30 May 1704
Date30 May 1704
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks providence that he is in a position to 'be where my inclination serve the Common Cause'; believes that 'Common danger makes the interest of Holland to be one with ours'; reports on the arrival of the 'unfortunate news of the Conjunction of the French and Bavarians'; believes they should untie their strengths instead of quarrelling over such incidents; hopes that the Duke of Marlborough may be able to recover this 'misfortune'; requests that troops be made available to be sent into Germany to Marlborough.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
armies, Dutch, with Duke of Marlborough
diplomacy, between Bavaria and France
foreign policy, towards France
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
military campaigns, Duke of Marlborough 1704

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29481Buys; Willem (1661-1749); -; Pensionary of Amsterdam 1693-17251661-1749
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