L.c.2110: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692 September 24

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Bifolium. Postmarked: SE/24. Endorsed: 24 Sept. 92. Sections of the newsletter have been underlined and there are annotations throughout it. The endorsement has a summary of the contents.

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L.c.2110 London the 24th September 1692 Yesterday wee received a fforreigne Maile which brings an account that the Confederate Army in Daup hiney findeing the Season of the Yeare soe farr advanced haue thought fitt to returne within 3 houres of Ambrim in theire way towards Pied mont haveing burnt the Towne of Gappwith: the adiacent villages for refuseing to pay Contribu cion & sent some Detachments of horse to doe the like on the ffrontiers of Province for nonpayment: & have vndermined the Gates & Bastions of Ambr um as alsoe the Castle of [Inillestre] in order to blew them vp before they march out of Province & that the Duke: of Savoy was soe well recovered that hee Intended to sett forward for Turin about the 16th: Instant his Army being to follow some few dayes after Duke of Savoys invasion of France comes to nothing They write from Vienna that Prince ~ Lewis of Baden is verey advantagiously posed with the Imperiall Army near Peter warraden where hee Intrench his Camp whereby tis beleiued hee will Continue there till he knows the Designes of the Turkes which as yett are ~ variously repported some Saying if the ~ Prince Visier has orders to give him battle & if victor forthwith to forme the seige of Esteck & others that hee is not in a Condicion but to act defensively They write from Paris that the King has taken a resolucion to raise 4000 new forces & to build betweene 30 & 40 men of warr to add to his ffleet That the Count de Parvill went some dayes agoe for Brest to looke after the navall preparation And that 4 men

occasions the next Spring when they say there would bee a Tryall of Skill ~ for the Crowne = It's said that some of the Towns in fflanders declare for a ffree Trade with ffrance: otherwise they cannot pay theire Imposts an Express of which is sent to Madrid Another to the King of England & the like to the Allyes to heare theire Sentiment of it = Mr Henneleton Secretary of Scotland lyes verey dangerously Ill-

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of warr are Equiped in that Port to Cruize vpon the Coast of Ireland vnder the Conduct of the Sieur de Laport French King raising 4000 new forces & building 30 or 40 men of War They add they have advice that the Bells & Cannon which were found in Ambrum are arrived at Turyn And if the Duke: of Savoys Army threaten vpon theire returne to assist Generall Palfy in the Seige of Sufa They further add they have an account: from the Ryne thatthe Landgrave of ~~ Hoste Castell being fully resolved to beseige Eberemburgh has already Invested the same with Severall thousand horse & Dragoones & Sent word to the Governour that if he suffer his Cannon to bee mounted vpon the Batteryes before hee Surrender hee should have no quarter given Hague the 28th the States Generall have an account that the Marquess Boufflers with 16000 men & 30 peices of Cannon designed to surprize Lavayn in fflanders but the Confederates haveing reinforced it in time prevented him but hee put some parte of the Country Vnder Contribucion alsoe Sacked & Pillaged Severall villages thereabouts & returned to Namur with severall Hosta ges for payment of the Contribucions - The King of great Brittan att arrived att Breda on ffryday last designing to bee at Loo on the 29th where his Maiesty designes to diverte himselfe a few dayes & then to come hither beforehis returne for England The Army att Dixmude found ~ buryed above 5 thousand Semdors besides a great deale of slate which was hid by the Inhabitants Yesterday our Merchants had advice that 10: Virginia Shipps belonging to Bristoll

for the disposeing of 200 shares at 14 pound each to be transferred in theire booke kept by Mr Mountague theire Secretary at theire ware house in Abchurch Land = Two persons are ordered to bee taken into Custody vpon the Affidavit made before a Iustice of peace that they offered .. person money to lift himself in the Service of King Iames to be ready on al were in theire way home lately taken by a ffrench: Privatteer & Carryed into St Malo & Brest The King is Expected next weeke att Whitehall & att his Maiestyes returne wee heare that the Earl: of Clare will bee made Duke: of New Castle the Lord Montague Created a Marquiss And that the late Duke: of New Castles Youngest Daughter will bee marryed to the Earl: of Portland Pembrooke the 18 Instant a ffrench: ~~ Privatteer was soe bold as to come Yesterday into this Harbour & take out an English Merchant Shipp but a Dutch Caper meeting him fought him 2 houres & retooke the said Prize which hee brought back againe with the Privatteer & [...] are all 3 in this Harbour Dutch successe in taking a French Privateer: off Pembrooke Harbour The Queen has ordered all the Irish ~ Nobility here to repaire forthwith to that King dome in order to bee present att the opening of the Parliament there Sr John Leneares Corpes is brought over further from fflanders & will bee Interned in St: James Church The Duke of Richmond & some other Noblemen are arrived here since my last ~ from fflanders Mr Norton the Gentleman mencioned in the Gazett roade 9 times from London to Ware backward & forward setting out about 12 a Clock on Thursday night & by 6 in the Morning had roade 5 times beeing 100 miles & after ~ some repose performed the rest by 5 att night whereby hee won 2000li & great wagers were layd on both Sides & the Same Gentleman has vnder taken to ride 200 Miles in 24 houres next weeke vpon Bomsteed Downes for the same money haveing a ffresh horse every Stage & performed the first 20 Miles in 3 quarters of an houre Mr Mortons Exploit riding 190 mile in a day & night

The Duke: of Ormonds Troope of Guards are arrived from Holland some of whome are come to London & they are to bee quartered att Northampton as aforesaid = Wee are Credibly Informed that the Patent Granted to Nicholas Dupin Esquire for the Solo makeing of writeing & printing paper in the Kingdome of Ireland goes Succesfully forwrd vpon which severall honorable persons are Copartiners & this day proposiall in Print were distributed

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

24 September 1692 Duke. of Savoys invasion: of France at an ^end French. King. raising 4000 new men & buil ding 30 or 40 men of War. Duch Successe in taking a French. privateer off Pembrooke. Haven. Mr Morton rode 9 times from London to Ware being 180 mile in 17 houres 23 instant Making fire with Paper in Ireland succeeds 2. Taken in Custody for listing men for King. James next Spring The Confederacy unnewes some townes in Flanders declaring for a free trade with France.

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