Document ReferencePw2 Hy 732
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 31 Nov./11 Dec. 1705
Date11 December 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSays that the House of Commons has voted extra monies in order for the queen to go ahead with her proposal regarding increasing the force in Catalonia following the recent successes there of the Anglo-Dutch force; says that the Commons did not vote any more monies due to the uncertainty surrounding the plans of the Dutch in this area; hopes that the Dutch can be induced to increase their numbers as well so as to bring a 'safe and speedy end to the war'; says that the Lord Treasurer has arranged for money to be sent immediately to the King of Spain; directs Stanhope to convey directions to the [Duke of] Marlborough instructing him to negotiate with the States on this issue; encloses copies of the Houses' addresses to the queen and her answer [not present].

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 Netherlands
government business, Treasury, loans, Spain
diplomacy, with Spain
parliamentary business, votes, armed forces
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
armies, English, augmentation of

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