|Document Reference||Pw2 Hy 685|
|Title||Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 6/17 Feb. 1704/5|
|Date||17 February 1705|
|Content Description||Acknowledges receipt of letters from Stanhope and the D[uke] of Mitchel; discusses the English position with regard to seizing Dutch ships which are engaged in trade with France; says that it is 'an enemy hath sowne these jealosies'; says that a 'good understanding' must be prepared between the two countries; instructs Stanhope to do his utmost to 'renew the conferences about the security of Danzig'; hopes that there will be a good resolution in the House the following day on the Berlin Treaty.|
Part 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.
|Term||trade, embargoes, against France|
|diplomacy, with Netherlands|
|diplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl|
|treaties, Berlin 1705|
|parliamentary business, treaties, Berlin 1705|
|foreign policy, Danzig|
|wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714|
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|Code||PersonName||Dates of existence|
|NA29466||-; - (-); Duke? of Mitchele||-|
|NA893||Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714||1661-1724|
|NA29446||Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope||1638-1707|