Document ReferencePw2 Hy 751
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 19/30 Jul. 1706
Date30 July 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionHopes that the States will grant the [pension] to [Charles] Prince of Denmark as the queen proposes; asks Stanhope to show his previous letter regarding the succession to Lord Halifax should he return to The Hague; says that he would have sent Halifax a letter if he had expected him to return there; directs Stanhope to discuss the issue of the Margrave of Baden with the Pensionary once more as they wish to 'cure the evil'; stresses the importance of bringing the treaty with the 'Hunganary' to a close; speculates that if war breaks out there troops will be drawn from the Rhine to Hungary; comments on intelligence that the French are filling galleys with men at Calais and intend to use 'several private men of warr' to 'do some mischief either on our coast or yours'; thinks that Stanhope should inform the 'Admty' of this.

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
royalty, succession
intelligence, reports
foreign policy, Margrave of Baden
naval actions, (French) English channel, 1706
diplomacy, with Hungary
foreign policy, pensions, Prince Charles of Denmark

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29492Charles (1680-1729); Prince of Denmark; (4th son of King Christian V of Denmark)1680-1729
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
NA29498Zahringen; Frederick Magnus (1647-1709); Margrave of Baden-Durlach; acc. 16771647-1709
NA29499Zahringen; Louis William (-1707); Margrave of Baden-Baden; acc. 1677-1707
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
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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