Document ReferencePw2 Hy 739
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 3/14 May 1706
Date14 May 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionHopes that Sir John Leake sailed from Gibraltar on 10/21 Apr and will arrive in time to 'raise the siege of Barcelona'; issues no new instructions and refers Stanhope to his previous letter; says that the Queen in Council has ordered the instructions to the 'Brivateen to be altered' with regard to the States.

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, command of
sieges, Barcelona 1706
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
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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