Document ReferencePw2 Hy 697
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 11/22 May 1705
Date22 May 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs glad that Stanhope finds it 'so easy' to settle the contraband issue; conveys the queen's decision that the 'State's subjects may trade with France if they think good'; states the limits of the queen's tolerance upon this issue; hopes that Stanhope can 'hasten' the ships to join Lord Carmarthen.

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
naval actions, 1705
royalty, authority

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29469Osborne; Peregrine (1659-1729); 2nd Duke of Leeds; succ. 1712; M.P.; vice-admiral; styled Marquess of Carmarthen 1694-1712; styled Earl of Danby 1689-16941659-1729
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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