Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1218
TitleCopy of letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr Buys; 6/15 Nov. 1705
Date15 November 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of Buys' letter; believes that the 'plan' (regarding the war with France) which Buys described did not come from France, but rather from 'particular persons' wishing to end a 'bloody and expensive war by a safe and desirable peace'; discusses the peace terms which England may be willing to accept and the relationship between England and the Netherlands; hopes that they may never have to accept just any terms which the enemy may present and refers to the relative power of the three nations.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with France
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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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