L.c.2113: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692 October 25

Bifolium. Postmarked: OC/25. Endorsed: 25 Oct. 92.




London 25th October 1692

Sir Yesterday their Maiesties went to Hampton Court to view the workes both of the Garden and house which so soon as Compleated it will out vie any pallace of the like bigness in Europe - Yesterday a Danish Envoy arri ved here and will soon have audience of the King it is said his Errand is to Confirme the Allyance with his Maiestye and to offer new Proposalls of a peace On Sunday last the Lord cheife Iustice committed to Newgate one William Neale a Notorious highway man who was taken att Batter Sea. Yesterday being the first of the terme the Earle of Marleburough and the rest of the Lords and Gentlemen made theire Appearance in the Court of Kings bench which were recorded and they Continued on their Recognezance all the last day of the Terme - The warrant is come downe for Executing the Malefactors tomorrow that were Condemned the last Sessions att the old Baily ffalmouth the 20th Instant Yesterday a Dutch Privateer of 26 Guns brought in here a ffrench prize being an East India shipp of 19 Guns she was vnder Convoy of a ffrench privateer of 20 Guns who perceiving the fforce of the Dutchman was resolved to save himselfe & soe steered off - Plymouth 21th a Dutch Caper has {relating to printing being expired [there] well be Endeavours vsed to incorporate the printers in a Company by act of Parliament & that for the tyme to come noe licence shall be granted to any Book or Pamphlett but such as shall have the printer & Authors name thereto = Letters from Paris further advise that the ffrench King is sending great presents & new instructions to his Embassador at Constantinople to direct the Grand Signor from makeing a peace with the Emperor & they talk of bringing}

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brought in here a ffrench prize laden with salt & brandye-

Harwich 22d yesterday and the day before came in here 11 Transport ships with the Duke of Leister and severall Companies of Soldiers on board from Ostend

Yesterday one of the Gentlemen waiters to the King had his pocket pickt of 20 Guineas and a Watch above staires att whitehall -

Portsmouth 23d sir Iohn Ashbey with 10 men of warr is at Spithead

Deall the 23d his Maiestyes ship the Crown [...] brought into the Downe a ffrench prize laden with wine & brandy from Burdeaux the prisoners say they came with 50 saile more but we doe not hear of any other taken -

Letters from plymouth further advise that the St Albans ffrigat the Bonadventure the Mary Galley and a ffire ship are arrived there from Newfoundland & has brought in with them 4 ffrench Barques which they took in the passage -

Sir Ralph Delavall ... is gone down to the fleet to see that the 3d 4th and 5th rate ffrigats be kept in readiness all this winter -

Yesterday we received a fforraigne Maile the greatest remarks it brings are viz

They wrote from Venice of the 17th Instant that they have advice from Hun gary of the Turkes being reinforced with some Thousands Asratuks are Decamped from Bel grade the Grand vizier has ordered Detachment

{the year to [5]300000li and the Excise to 800000li = Great preparacions are making in this City to Entertaine theire Maiestyes on saturday being the Lord Mayors day = This day parson Young pleaded not Guilty to an Informacion against him in the Kings bench for fforging the Bishop of Rochesters hand & is to be tryed at westminster 15th of next Month & on the 7th Ditto will be tryed Mr ffuller the Evidence who Bantered the house of Commons & by them ordered to be prosecuted = The act of parliament}

to [repass the save] 2000 horse have been seen at [Salanchment] and that tis now vncertaine when the 2 Armyes will seperate

Paris 23d october his Maiestye has iust now received advice that the Count [Derstree] is gott with his ffleet into [Thoulon] & therevpon sent and Express to him forthwith to revictuall his ships and saile for the Coast of Italy to Endeavour to hinder the Italian Princes from giving winter Quarters to the German Troopes the King has alsoe ordered that he afterwards - Bombard some places near Barcelloma within but that if the Spanish ffleet winter in Naples they may be Drawn from thence & obliged to putt into Dales whereby they well not bee able to putt to sea soe early next sumer as the last -

The Barrage which the Enemye made lately in Dauphiny has lessened the Kings revenue this year almost 2 Millions of Livers

We have given out 60 new Com missions for privateers at Boyne Rochell & Burdeaux 22 of the men of warr that were at St Maloe are come into Brest but 6 of them are soe disabled that they will scarce be refitted for next summers service -

The Paris Gazette saies that a St Malo privateer has lately taken arich ship comeing from Barbadoes with 100000 Crowns & that one of the Kings ships has alsoe taken another rich English ship coming from the Indies -

On Sunday last we had private Letters from Paris which say that the Duke. of Savoy dyed the 12 Instant at his Country seat near

{Turin & that he had left the Regency to his youngest vncle prince: Eugen of Savoy during the Minority of his sone which advice is thought to be true = some Lords who have not taken the seates this Raigne in the house of peers Designe to doe it this Sessions of parliament when they will take the oathes The Commissioners for taking the publick accountts are drawing vp [...] report & the Customes amount to}

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ffire & Sword into England next Spring & make a Descent with King Iames att the head of the fforces

To The honorable Sir Richard: Newdigate Baronet at Arbury near Coventry 4

25 October. 1692

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