Document ReferencePw2 Hy 689
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 13/24 Mar. 1704/5
Date24 March 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that they are preparing to end the Parliament the following day; hopes that the 'Queen's declaration in Counsel' which he sent previously will convince the 'States' of the 'goodness' of the queen's intentions; says that the papers should be 'granted by the respective sovereign'; sends a letter [not present] from Lord Cwformethuene regarding the complaints in Portugal that the States are in arrears in their [military?] payments; regrets the harm that such comments cause and the obligation of the queen to rectify the situation; instructs Stanhope to remedy the problem; says that any issues which he cannot resolve should be left to the 'power of persuasion' of the Duke of Marlborough.

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.
Termparliamentary business, dissolution
diplomacy, with Netherlands
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29468Methuen; John (c.1650-1706); Mr; ambassador to Portugalc.1650-1706
NA29468Methuen; John (c.1650-1706); Mr; ambassador to Portugalc.1650-1706
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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