Document ReferencePw2 Hy 758
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 13/24 Aug. 1706
Date24 August 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionPrays for success in Flanders, Savoy, Spain, Italy and the 'expedition' which is 'under sail with a very fair wind'; directs Stanhope to inform the Pensionary that the queen is to send an ambassador to Venice; instructs Stanhope to ask the Pensionary to send someone to Venice to assist in bringing 'that republic more into the interest of the allys'; has been informed by Mr Wich of a 'great complaint' that the 'Hamburger' make against the 'Admr of Holstein about a light house that was built by them on his country of Heyligoland'; believes that this could be of 'great consequence to the Dutch and English navigation' if it is true and they may have to involve themselves; requests further information; expresses his satisfaction that Lord Halifax has made such progress in settling the succession.

Refers to the pension to be granted to Prince Charles of Denmark by England and 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 Venetian Republic
diplomacy, with Netherlands
foreign policy, pensions, Prince Charles of Denmark
diplomacy, with Denmark
lighthouses, Heligoland
royalty, succession
diplomacy, between Netherlands and Venetian Republic

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NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
NA29492Charles (1680-1729); Prince of Denmark; (4th son of King Christian V of Denmark)1680-1729
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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