Document ReferencePw2 Hy 669
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 30 May/10 Jun. 1704
Date10 June 1704
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to his previous command to consult the ministers of the Guarantors of the Treaty of Travendale relative to possible incursions related to the Bishopric of Lubec; says that Her Majestie wishes to be informed of the true state of affairs; is interested in how far the guarantors would interfere on the occasion [of the death of the Bishop of Lubec] and whether the matter could be determined in a court of law; reports the Queen's order to continue his exertions towards the renewal of the 'prohibition of commerce with France'; discusses the benefits of the timing of the current negotiations.

Parts of text missing due to damage to document.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termroyalty, authority
trade, embargoes, against France
diplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
foreign policy, Lübeck, bishopric of
treaties, Travendahl

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29449August Friedrich (d 1705); Prince-Bishop of Lübeck; (acc. 1666)d 1705
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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