Document ReferencePw2 Hy 672
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 4 Jul./15 Jul. 1704
Date15 July 1704
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionIs obliged for Stanhope's services regarding the Duke of Marlborough; acknowledges receipt of various packets from Stanhope; believes that the 'great victory God hath given' the Duke of Marlborough will be 'of great advantage'; regrets that the only available reinforcements are 'recruits'; says that Lord Galloway 'goes immediately for L'artegal?'; says that he will continue to act as solicitor on behalf of Jene Regnt? and discusses the progress of his case; discusses 'secret' information he has received regarding individuals [communicating with France?]; cites this as evidence of Queen Anne's resolution to 'hinder this sort of commerce with France'.

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
legal cases, Jene Regnt?
military campaigns, Duke of Marlborough 1704
trade, embargoes, against France
crimes, pro-Jacobite
armies, English, reinforcements

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA19007Stewart; James (-1746); 3rd Baronet; of Burray Orkney-1746
NA29454Regnt?; Jene (fl 1704); -; legal client of Robert Harley 1st Earl of Oxfordfl 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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