Document ReferencePw2 Hy 733
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 27 Nov./8 Dec. 1705
Date8 December 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionExpects that the Duke of Marlborough and Lord Sunderland will have arrived at The Hague; has written Sir D. Mitchel with the news that 'our fleet are safe arrived'; says that the queen has recommended the affair of Spain to both houses and circulated documents from the King of Spain and Lord Peterborough; says that the Commons voted an address to celebrate the success of the Anglo-Dutch forces in Catalonia and to promise their future support in this matter; expects the Commons to vote to augment the armed forces so that Stanhope may 'press' the States to do the same.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termwars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
armies, Anglo-Dutch, augmentation of
diplomacy, with Netherlands
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705

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NA28983Spencer; Charles (c.1674-1722); 3rd Earl of Sunderland; statesman and bibliophilec.1674-1722
NA29488Mitchell; David (c.1650-1710); Sir; knighted 1694; vice-admiral; lord commissioner of Admiralty 1699-1702c.1650-1710
NA18610Mordaunt; Charles (c.1658-1735); 3rd Earl of Peterborough; succ. as Viscount Mordaunt 1675; cr. 1st Earl of Monmouth 1689; succ. his uncle as Earl of Peterborough 1697c.1658-1735
NA18625Philip V (1683-1746); King of Spain1683-1746
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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