Document ReferencePw2 Hy 671
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 27 Jun./8 Jul. 1704
Date8 July 1704
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionHopes that the parties [Guarantors of the Treaty of Travandale] will be persuaded to maintain the 'prohibition' [on commerce with France] at least until the issue can be properly debated; expects to hear the resolutions concerning Danzig and the Bishopric of Lubec; discusses reports of a man at The Hague going by the name of 'St Harry' who has been consulting with various people there including Sir G. Maxwell, Levingtten, Hays and someone in disguise; says that he came from St Germains and had possibly been a page; describes the man and asks who he is; believes that he could make 'discoverys' if he could be 'rightly managed'.

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
intelligence, collection of
diplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
foreign policy, Lübeck, bishopric of
foreign policy, Danzig

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29450Levingtten; - (fl 1704); -; at The Hague; diplomat?fl 1704
NA29451Hays; - (fl 1704); -; at The Hague; diplomat?fl 1704
NA29452Maxwel; G. (fl 1704); Sir; at The Hague; diplomat?fl 1704
NA29453St Harry (fl 1704); of St Germains; possible previous page; spy?fl 1704
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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