Document ReferencePw2 Hy 797
TitleDraft of letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr Wich; 22 Nov./3 Dec. 1706
Date3 December 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of Wich's letters; instructs Wich to continue to relay all intelligence which he can obtain, particularly as relates to the movements of the Swedish and Russian armies; will be able to send by the next post an answer regarding the lighthouse on Heyliogoland [Heligoland]; refers to the privateers who have impressed 'our merchants'; supposes that Wich has taken great care to assure that the 'complaints were well founded, and supported by sufficient evidence'.

Old Style dating on letter.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Termintelligence, collection of
lighthouses, Heligoland
occupations and professions, privateers
diplomacy, with Holstein

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29539Wich; - (fl 1704-1706); Mr; diplomat; ambassador to Holstein?fl 1704-1706
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