Document ReferencePw2 Hy 735
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 16/27 Apr. 1706
Date27 April 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionPrays that the D[uke] of Marlborough and Lord Halifax have arrived safely, but fears that the weather may have delayed them; encloses a paper [not present] from Sir D. Mitchell and 'the rest of H.R.H. Council' regarding negotiations with Mr Vryberge and Mr Buys on the subject of the 'Dunkirk squadron'; issues instructions on how to proceed in these discussions; directs Stanhope to discover the exact plans of the Dutch with regard to the size of this year's fleet.

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
navies, Anglo-Dutch, augmentation of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
NA29488Mitchell; David (c.1650-1710); Sir; knighted 1694; vice-admiral; lord commissioner of Admiralty 1699-1702c.1650-1710
NA29491Vryberge; - (fl 1705-1706); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705-1706
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
NA29481Buys; Willem (1661-1749); -; Pensionary of Amsterdam 1693-17251661-1749
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