Document ReferencePw2 Hy 685
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 6/17 Feb. 1704/5
Date17 February 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges 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.
Termtrade, 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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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29466-; - (-); Duke? of Mitchele-
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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