Document ReferencePw2 Hy 756
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 6/17 Aug. 1706
Date17 August 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSpeculates on Lord Halifax's progress in the negotiations regarding the English succession and the States' 'Barrere' [border?]; thinks that this is of benefit to both countries; says that the queen has 'signed a pass' for Comte Tonejaski? which is enclosed [not present]; asks that it be delivered to Mr d'Obdam; hopes that the fleet is sailed as they have heard nothing of it being 'driven back'.

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
armies, English, manoeuvres
royalty, succession

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
NA29501Obdam; - d' (fl 1706); Mr; connected with Comte Tonejaski?; probably a member of the Wassenaer familyfl 1706
NA29502Tonejaski?; - (fl 1706); Count Tonejaski?; granted pass by Queen Annefl 1706
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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