Document ReferencePw2 Hy 706
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 7/11 Aug. 1705
Date18 August 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that the issue of the releasing of the seized Dutch ships is to be laid before the Cabinet; orders Stanhope to earnestly press the renewal of the conference regarding Darthig; cannot understand why the Dutch are unwilling to allow Lord Galway to command the next campaign; repeats that there is no 'likelihood' that the English will agree to allow the Dutch General to command the forces; authorises Stanhope to inform the Dutch that the queen will send all the provisions that her fleet can spare; says he should only use this bargaining piece as a last resort; says that the 'drawing of Bills of Exchange to France' should only be mentioned to 'particular persons'.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termarmies, Anglo-Dutch, command of
currency, Bills of Exchange
naval actions, Portugal 1705
diplomacy, with Netherlands
trade, embargoes, against France

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA973Ruvigny; Henry Massue de (1648-1720); 1st Earl of Galway; succ. as 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny 1689; cr. 4th Viscount Galway 1692; cr. 1st Earl of Galway 1697; commanded troops in Portugal and Spain 1704-17101648-1720
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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