Document ReferencePw2 Hy 720
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 9/20 Oct. 1705
Date20 October 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAssumes that Stanhope has made the proposition of helping the Duke of Savoy; comments on the need to prevent 'mischief' following the death of the Prince[-Bishop] of Lubec; mentions the allegation that this is 'comprehended' within the words of the Treaty of Travendhal; believes that the guarantors of the treaty should begin negotiations in order to assure peace; fears that even Sweden may attempt to interfere in Lubec; hopes that Stanhope will find a way to preserve the peace and to extricate the King of Denmark with 'honor' from this affair; says that he has heard nothing from Mr Buys on the issue of contraband; says that they fear the 'infection' amongst the 'people'; states that Stanhope is therefore to issue no passes without particular orders from either the queen or Lord Marlborough.

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 guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
medical conditions, infections
treaties, Travendahl

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29478Vittorio-Amedeo II (fl 1675-1720); King of Sicily; Duke of Savoy 1685-1720; King of Sicily 1713-1718fl 1675-1720
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29377Frederick IV (1671-1730); King of Denmark; ( acc. 1699)1671-1730
NA29449August Friedrich (d 1705); Prince-Bishop of L├╝beck; (acc. 1666)d 1705
NA29481Buys; Willem (1661-1749); -; Pensionary of Amsterdam 1693-17251661-1749
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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