Document ReferencePw2 Hy 730
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 20 Nov./1 Dec. 1705
Date1 December 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionDiscusses plans regarding the campaign in Spain now that Barcelona has been taken and has surrender; says that Lord Galway has recovered and is hopeful that the Portuguese will do 'better next year'; comments that Galway must do 'every thing' since Mr Fagel has 'come away'; is still awaiting further news so that he may issue new instructions to Sir D. Mitchel; says that Mr Vernon has relayed instructions from the King of Denmark that he wishes to 'prolong the terme for Pamenth?'; has agreed and is glad that Denmark wishes to settle the issue by treaty rather than by force; encourages Stanhope to continue negotiations with the Pensionary and the guarantors [of the Treaty of Travendahl]; comments on the recent discussions between 'several Princes' and the Duke of Marlborough relative to the augmentation of the army.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termmilitary campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705
diplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
diplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with Denmark
armies, English, augmentation of

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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
NA29488Mitchell; David (c.1650-1710); Sir; knighted 1694; vice-admiral; lord commissioner of Admiralty 1699-1702c.1650-1710
NA29377Frederick IV (1671-1730); King of Denmark; ( acc. 1699)1671-1730
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29486Vernon; - (fl 1705); Mr; 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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