Document ReferencePw2 Hy 310
TitleLetter from Joseph Bruxby, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 5 Feb. 1702
Date5 February 1702
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns his proposals intended to improve the 'Revenue of Excise' in 1693; discusses opposition from the Lords of the Treasury to his bills and petitions which contained these proposals; discusses the opinions of Lord Godolphin and Sir Stephen Fox towards his ideas; informs Harley of a scheme by Dr Stringer and a 'Officer in the Excise' to cheat the King; says that he agreed in order to obtain evidence against them.

Old Style dating on letter
Termparliamentary business, bills, Revenue of Excise 1695
government business, Treasury, revenue
royalty, treason
Conditionedges damaged

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29014Stringer; - (fl 1692-1702); Drfl 1692-1702
NA19276Godolphin; Sidney (1645-1712); 1st Earl of Godolphin; M.P.; Lord High Treasurer 1702-17101645-1712
NA29015Fox; Stephen (1627-1716); Sir; statesman; knighted 1665; Commissioner of the Treasury1627-1716
NA29016Bruxby; Joseph (fl 1702); Mrfl 1702
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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