Document ReferencePw2 Hy 715
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 14/25 Sep. 1705
Date25 September 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the request of the Count Gallas for a loan from England [and the States] to pay for his troops to go to Italy; says that the queen is anxious for the Emperor to have his troops march towards Italy; discusses a plan to advance money to the Emperor for the 'use of ye warr in Italy'; has mentioned this proposal to Mr Vryberge; directs Stanhope to see the Pensionary on this issue; is glad that the scheme regarding Bills is beginning to meet with some support; hopes that this will drain the money from [France?].

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
military campaigns, Italy 1705
currency, Bills of Exchange, France

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29467Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705
NA29476Gallas; Johann W. (1669-1719); Count von Gallas; ambassador of Holy Roman Empire to England?1669-1719
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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