Document ReferencePw2 Hy 683
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 2/13 Jan. 1704/5.
Date13 January 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInstructs Stanhope (on behalf of the Queen) to continue his negotiations with the Pensionary and the 'States'; asks if he can 'hasten' the negotiations regarding the deployment of troops at Lisbon; says that Queen Anne is willing to 'gratify the States in letting them buy their Dragoon Horses in Ireland'; asks Stanhope to inform Mr Schmestau? of the Queen's intention to make a payment to the King of Prussia; comments on the 3000 forces of the King of Prussia which are to be received 'if there be occasion' and hopes that it is sufficiently covered in the treaty; discusses other aspects of the negotiations regarding Portugal; refers to the issue of Gibraltar; refers to a document by the 'States' relating to the Marquis of Bedmar.

Large sections 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.
Termdiplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
diplomacy, with Prussia
armies, Prussian, manoeuvres
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
military campaigns, Gibraltar 1704-1705
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29462-; -; Marquess of Bedmar?. fl 1704
NA29463Schmestau; - (fl 1704); Mr; Prussian diplomat?fl 1704
NA29458Frederick I (1657-1713 ); King of Prussia; ( acc. 1701; styled Frederick III Elector of Brandenberg until 1701)1657-1713
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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