L.c.2109: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692 September 20

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L.c.2109 Sir London September the 20th 1692 yesterday wee Receaued a holland maile the moste Remarkable occurances It Brings are as ffolloweth viz) that the Confederat Army Continues aboute gapp in dauphine whear they haue all ready ffound 100000 Crowns in seuerall of the houses that weare deserted By the Inhabytants aboute that plaice - as allsoe A Bundance of Corne and wine all which weare hid in obscuer plaices the people ffancying they should Returne and Injoy the Same very Speedyly the ffrench officers persuading them that the duebo of Sauoy wood not Be able to mantayne his new Conquest - They add that a Spanish man of warr of 48 guns has taiben ane Drought into the Groyne 2 ffrench frigotts won of 18 and the other of 24 guns They ffurder Advertise that the Late Earthquabe att middleburge in Zealand whear It was Soe Terrable that they Beleiue It wood Proue as att Iamacoe It Continuing A great while soe that the Streets moued Libe the watters in the Sea and the People was fforced to Catch hold of what was next them or ffall Downe and many houses wear much shattered thereby - - - Paris the 16 of 7ber the King has ordered great stores of Prouisions and ammunition to be Lade vp att Byon and some fforces are ordered thitherwards whearby Its veryly Beleiued that his maiesty designes to maibe Some attempt vpon the Spaniard this winter and It Is sayde that that the Count de Estwes who Is sayled ffrom Brest with a strong Squadron Is to ffauour the Same The designe of dunberbe Is wholy Lade aside By Reason of the Badness of the Season and the Ammunition Bombs &c are retorne to ghent - These fforces which Came Last oute of England haue orders to retorne home againe - They write from ffrance that his most Xtian maiesty had sent an Able Phisition to the duebe of Sauoy: his royall highness denyed the Complement -

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Its saide his maiesty Designes to have the Cheife of his nauall fforces next summer in the medetaranian Sea and not aduenture his ffleet any more in the English Channell But Endeauor to hinder the English and [duc..] from Trayding in the Leuant and onely to have A Light Squadran in the Bay of Biscay and Chops of the Channell as Beleiueing the English haue done with their Propertie of desent - - That the King hath a ffirst Rate man of warr Building att tholoon which is to Be Launched in march next and Called the Royall Sun and another of 80 guns to Be Built By the merchants of danzsike in Poland with won att denmarke and 2 other att Sweaden ffrom the Kings Camp att gramen the 22d a Line of Communycation is made ffrom the Grand Army to that of the dueke of Linsters and his maiisty haueing Left the Command of the Army to the Conduct of the Elector of Bauaria is gone to Loo - But the Campaigne will not break up - this moneth wee have suffitiently strenghtened ffurnes and Are now doeing the Like to dixmuden and shall winter quarter 30000 men in that neighbourhood and oblige that parte of fflaunders to pay Contrabution ffor euery yeare they haue Been vnder the Iurisdiction of the ffrench - The Lords of the Admirallty haueing Information that 16 ffrench men of warr which Lately Came out of St malloes Plyed near Portland Sent an Express on Sunday to Admirall Rooke fforthwith to Put to sea with A Squadran of 20 men of warr to Looke after and ffight those of the ffrench - The Lords of the Admirallty haue Sir John Temple an atturney generall in Ireland has quitted that Kingdom together with his [Imp????] - wee haue Just now a Furder accompt From the Kings Camp att granon of the 25 Instant That moonzer Isacke the Kings Controoler of the households died att mastrob - tomorrow his Majisty goes to Bredah afterwards to Loo and then ffor England - Dueke Luxemburgh was ordered to Posess himselfe of Dremiden But Came a Day too Late given directions to the men of warr that are Apoynted to Convoy oure Turkey ffleet to Ioyne themselves If there Be occation with the Spanish Armada: which Is now att Sea and By the Last Advice had Past Mallaga - - A Common Councill this weeke will Be held in this Cittie ffor the Regulating some Poynts in Elections in Refforance to the [Apro...ing] Choice of A new Lord Mayor ffor the Ensuing yeare -- Plymouth September the 16 Theire maiistyes shipps Rupert Aduenture and Soldado are Come in heare ffrom Crenusing and haue Brought in with them the Victory A Privateer of St Malloes of 32 guns mounted and 12 more in the hold she Being able to Carrey 44 and 225 men and was taiken Last munday By the the Soldado ffrigatt W S W of Cilley after 2 howers dispute in which the ffrencn Captain was Killed and Seuerall of his men wounded the Rupert and Aduenture Tooke a vessell of 80 tunns Laden with salt ffrom ffrance and Bound ffor Ireland which they Left att Cilley Portsmouth the 18th Sir John Ashby and vice Admirall Rooke Continue att Spitthead with aboute 40 men of warr their Topsayels Being hauled home to sayle Portsmouth September the 19th this morn[...] Sir John Ashby ffired a gun and Caused his fflagg to Be hoysted on Boarde the Eagle and will sayle with 20 men of warr to the westward with all expedition - new Troops are to Be added to The Earle of oxford Regiment The King has ordered the Dueke of ormonds Troop of gaurds to Come ffor England and are to Be quartered att norhamton and there to [Recruitt] his maiisty has allsoe ordered the Remainder of the Transporte ships who due not goe ffor newcastle to sayle fforthwith to norway to ffetch Deal Bords to make hats ffor soldiers in the winter - Mr William Whiteman has perfited 2 [Cas...] guns of 7 ffoot Long of Brass which Carey a morter of 10 Inches diameter made use of Against shiping and will Be Experianced this weeke - Last night Denny Muscham Esquire A gentleman that Came ffrom Ireland was marryed to the Lady [Viscowtes] of Lansbourgh sister to the Lord Chamberlaine who gaue her in marriage

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34 394 To The honourable Sir Richard: Newdigate Baronet At Arbury 4 near Coventry

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