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TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 18 Jul./29 Jul. 1704
Date29 July 1704
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of Stanhope's letters; is sorry for Sir Harry Wrigfield? who has made a mistake by plotting with 'Scotch and Irish malecontents'; asks that Stanhope give a pass to the servant of the Duke of Shrewsbury so that he may 'come over'; says that the Queen wishes Stanhope to set up a contingency plan should his conferences regarding Danzig, the 'affair of Lubec' and the desired 'peace in ye north' fail; says that nothing more can be said until the 'proceedings in the Danube' are heard as they are of 'so great influence'.

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.
Termtrade, embargoes, against France
diplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
crimes, high treason
diplomacy, with Netherlands
foreign policy, Danzig
foreign policy, Lübeck, bishopric of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29301-; - (fl 1704); only refereed to as 'sir'fl 1704
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29456Wrigfield?; Harry (fl 1704); Sir; conspired with Scotch and Irish malcontentsfl 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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