Document ReferencePw2 Hy 718
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 2/13 Oct. 1705
Date13 October 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionDoes not give many instructions as he expects that the Duke of Marlborough will arrive at The Hague before the mail; cannot comment on the resolution contained in a letter of Mr Allemande as he does not have enough details; says that whatever happened with the 'Admirals and Generals' must be founded on their 'original orders'; hopes that the negotiations regarding the 300 crowns [for the Holy Roman Emperor to march troops to Italy], the contraband [embargo against France] and the protection of Darthig will 'immediately now be disputed'.

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
trade, embargoes, against France
military campaigns, Italy 1705
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705
naval actions, Portugal 1705
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29480Allemande; - (fl 1705); Monsieur; diplomat?fl 1705
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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