Document ReferencePw2 Hy 996
TitleLetter from Pitt, to [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford; 5 Jan. 1712/3
Date5 January 1713
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionContains a 'plaine' account of 'what passes'; says that the Whigs are 'almost at their last gasp' in attempts to maintain their custom of 'raileing'; discusses the advantages enjoyed by the French over the English relative to trade in Cadiz; speculates as to the probable negative effects should a new counsel be sent; refers to the diplomatic skills of Lord Galway; claims that his [Pitt's] enemies are against him because of his reputation of being a 'violent Tory'.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termpolitical parties, Whigs, customs
political parties, Conservatives, prejudice against
trade, with Spain
diplomacy, with Spain
treaties, Utrecht 1713
politics, national

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA973Ruvigny; Henry Massue de (1648-1720); 1st Earl of Galway; succ. as 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny 1689; cr. 4th Viscount Galway 1692; cr. 1st Earl of Galway 1697; commanded troops in Portugal and Spain 1704-17101648-1720
NA29819Pitt; - (fl 1713); Conservativefl 1713
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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