Document ReferencePw2 Hy 700
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 6/17 Jul. 1705
Date17 July 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the increases made to the fleet; says that the queen has been obliged to add '22 great ships of the line' which was more than her original 'quote'; complains that the [Dutch?] have not sent any ships to join Lord Carmarthen; reports that Mr Vryberge assured the Lords that they would comply with this and send the ships as promised; however this has not been done; explains that the queen will send no further funds unless the States make the promised payment in return; hopes that Stanhope and Lord Sunderland have had successful talks with the States with regard too the 'contraband and passeports'.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termnaval actions, Portugal 1705
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA29467Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705
NA28983Spencer; Charles (c.1674-1722); 3rd Earl of Sunderland; statesman and bibliophilec.1674-1722
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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