L.c.2108: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692 September 17

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L.c.2108 London September the 17th 1692 Sir.

They write from Cowes of the 10th Instant that a Dutch Caper is put in there with a ffrench: Tartaine Prize which she tooke in solbay vpon our Coast

Yarmouth the 15th he Saint. Albons Prize is Come in here & brought with her a ffrench: Privitteer of 4 Guns and 20 men which she tooke in solbay ~

Yeasterday the Queen Came to whitehall where She was a Conssider able time in Councell & in the Evening returned to Kensington from whenc^e she Comes again and this day to vreside till the King Comes home -

Sir Thomas: Bloodworth Eldest Son to the Late Sir Thomas: Bloodworth Barronet Lord mayor of the Citty of London in the - yeare 1666 dyed on Thursday Last at his Chamber in the Temple ~

The arrivall of the Kempt horne &c: from the East. Indias hath raised that Companyes auction from 130 to 133 percent.

Already 180000L is brought into the Chamber of London & the whole 200000 pounds will be Compleated by munday next

one mr Lorwood of Norwitch being Chossen Sheriff declines the holding that office as not quallified not haueing received the Sacrament which point is Carryed soe far that he is Cited before the Counsell where the same is to be Determined whether he must hold or be Excused it

The affairs of the Parliament will be vnder debate as to what time it shall be further perogued upon -

The same Gentleman adds there has been a Considerable Rencounter between the Forragers of each army which terminated to the advantage of the Confederates, they bringing away nigh 200 French Horse most of the riders deserted them and ran into a wood - one of the Clippers, - mentioned in my Last was seized in a Leather Guilders house in - Fleet, was a Lodger in the said house, and went by the name of Sir ffrancis Moore and was thought to haue an Estate as he pretended ~

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his Maiyestyes altering his resollution of not coming home till the middle of the next month Sheelds the 13th There is Come into this port the margret of London & Sheeld of Stockholme both from Virginea & full Laden with tobbaco The Prize belonging to the Burdiaux & bound for Dunkirke & Lately brought into Plymouth proves to be 120 tunns 8 Gunns & 10 Pattereeroes Great Endeavours are made for the Choice of a new Lord mayor of London at micklemass, printed papers being throwne about by both partyes that they Call the Church party put vp Sir Johnathon Raymond & Sir Peter Daniell, the Candidat^e on the other side Sir John ffleet & Sir John Hubland & a great strugling there is Like to be for it ~ The Tinn ffarthings and halfe pence being much Counterfitted wilbe be called in & Copper ones Coyn'd in their Roome - Twenty men of warr are ordered to Convoy the Turkey ffleet through the straights ~ By a master of a ship - arrived since my Last from Ostend advice is brought that before he came away the Boates Loaden with stones &c were gone from thence for Dunkirke to be sunk at the Entrance of that port that all things were ready for attacquing the strong fort of 100 peeces of Cannon that stands upon the mole & that 200 transport Ships are gone for new castle to fetch the 20000 Chaldron of out of the possession of the ffrench haue sent deputies to the King in his Campe at Grammen together with 3 Engeneers to desire his Maiesty not to breake vp his Campe, but if possible to beseige or at Least to Blockade Dunkirke both by sea & Landes their high & mightinesses assureing that their owne ships of war shall performe it by Sea & Land & they will provide all necessaryes for the souldiers by Land dureing the winter season Coales mentioned in my Last & that not withstanding the vigillency of our men of war some shipps haue stolne out of Dunkirk Harbour & that the ffrench: takeing the opportunety of the absence of our ships when they were forct to put to Sea in the Late Storme gott some provissions &c into the Garrisson which he saies Consists now of a 11000 men He adds that his Maiesty is resolued soe to post the fforces in winter quarters that in 48 houres they may be actually in a body to oppose any designe of the ffrench & that his Maiesty Endeavors very much to haue the Lunenburg fforces troopes in the neighbouring places for that what the seige of Namure was to haue been raised it was objected in a grand Councell of war that for want of the Lunenburg fforces our army was Inferior to the Enemy &c: - The Duke. of Savoys Envoy in a Late memoriall presented to the States Gennerall signified to their high & mightinesses that his masters sickness did not hinder the progress of his armes but that if their Lordshipps would afford him timely assistance his Royall: Highness would winter quarter his troopes in ffrance soe as to be Early Enough in the ffeild next Campaigne to obleige the ffrench King. to except of such termes for a Generall peace as the Confederate princes should think fitt to impose upon him, ??? we want a Holland maile which was due yeasterday soe that we are in the Darke as to the fforraigne proceeds, but a Gentleman Comeing ouer in one of the transport ships saies that the states Gennerall being senceable of what great import it would be to them to haue Dunkirke

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To The honourable Sir Richard: Newdigate Baronet at Arbury near Coventry 2

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