|Content Description||Is unable to send any further instructions as he has not been in communication with the Queen; says that the session is being wound up and that the 'affairs of commerce' [with France?] should be settled the following day; discusses the worsening relationship between England and the 'States' which the queen is attempting to maintain; believes that the machinations of the French lie at the base of this problem; says that the queen has intelligence of the naval preparations of the French; instructs Stanhope to acquaint the Pensionary with the news that their own naval forces will need to be increased in order to counteract the actions of the French.|
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This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Old Style dating on letter.