Document ReferencePw2 Hy 755
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 2/13 Aug. 1706
Date13 August 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComplains that the queen and the States are doing so much to assist a family who are doing so little 'to assist themselves'; says that Count Galles has been told in no uncertain terms that the queen 'resents the inaction of ye army upon the Rhine, the abrupt breaking of the treaty with the Hungariary, and the sending for troops from the Rhine to Hungary'; says that Galles has been requested to write to the Emperor requesting that a remedy to these 'eveils' be made; hopes that the States will do the same and has written to Mr Stepney with details of this development; encloses a copy of a memorial [not present] delivered by Mr Vryberge which refers to an exclusion issued by the Emperor against the Bishop of Padderborne?.

Hopes that Lord Halifax is with Stanhope and will have made progress on the succession issue before he has to return; reports that the 'contrary' wind is preventing the departure of the expedition.

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
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
religious affairs, bishops, exclusions against
weather, wind
foreign policy, Hungary
armies, English, manoeuvres
royalty, succession

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NA29446Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope1638-1707
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