L.c.2159: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1693 April 1

Bifolium. Postmarked: AP/1[?]. Endorsed: 1 Ap. 93 News Lettr.

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London Aprill the 1st 93


Wee have an account from Chipping Mallet in Sommerset Shire that there has lately happened such a Storm of Wind and hail accompanyed with Flakes of fire that some fancifull people beleived theWorld would have had its Desollucion

There is such Visible demon stracion of the Intended Discent that allready the Minnions of Warr begin to be shipped off at the Tower the Gates at booth ends being shutt up to prevent the troublesom Crowd from hindering that operacions There are 500 Guners & Montrosses ordered to be taken anew into that service & taught the Art of Gunery

Wee have Advice from the West Indies that the Norwich ffriggatt about 3 Months agoe was driven out of St. Christophers by aViolent storm & has not been since heard off

The Duke of Ormond haveing a disposicion to surrender his Command and recall his baggage from going to fflanders upon an Intercourse with the Heer Overkirk and his Grace has reversed his Intentions & went yesterday with the King for Holland

I am Assured that his Maiestie has been pleased to Confer the Government 4

of which the Coast is full they watching for the Return of the Spanish shipps -- The Lord Mayor in Coniunction with the Aldermen and Common Councill design to make an order in Nature of an Act of Parliment to suppress all Haukers and Pedlers with in this Citty and the Libertyes which may be

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of the Isle of Wight on the Late Admirall Russell

On Thursday Night Six HIghway Men were seized in St Gileses and Committed to Newgate

Yesterday about 11 a Clock their Maiesties came from Kensinton to Whitehall & Imediately without as Much as going up staier went over the [teates] in her Barge to Lambeth where they took Coach to Gravesend from whence the King went directly to Chatham makeing that in his way to Embarque for Holland after haveing seen the Shipping & her Maiestie in the Eavening returned to Kensinton

Edenburgh the 25th: ultima Yesterday a Gentleman: who lately came from ffrance where he had been with the Lord Wigton was Examined before the Kings Advocate and afterwards remanded to Prisson with orders to be Closely confined - one Mesnam and his Son are brought hither Prisoners for drinking the Late King Jameses health and the Lord ffrazier will be tryed speedily for the Like Crime and wishing Confusion to their present Maiestie for which he is now a prissoner in the Castle

My Last Left the Councill Sitting at Kensinton where was a heareing between the present East India Company & Owners of the two Interlopers the William & Mary & the Seamor the former endevoureing to Obstruct the going to sea of the said Interlopers and there was such Language given as was not

or Curse to Light upon the Prince & Princes of Orenge as they term them The Spanish Merchants. had Letters. by way of fflanders from Cadiz which Say that the Happy returne Merchant Man with 2 others were Cast away coming from Allicant Mallaga &c on the 2d of Last Month ; and that the Vallentine Hopewell and another Commanded by one Tyler were near taken by the ffrench Priuateers

usuall to a King; the Owners alledging that they had his Maiesties Letters of Mart & protection for that. Seamen & Said they would not haue been at that Charge if they had not been told bthat his Maiestie had Assured they should not be Stopped & they expected that the Lord President Should see they have Justice don them The East India Company in opposition to them signifyed how Iniurious the Sailing to India would be to their Trade & detrementall to the Company for that they would misenforme the Indian People with whom they have Concluded aPeace of the present State of their Concerns and in answer to wha they alledged as to their Charge the Company offered to Reimburse the Monney they Laid out and send the Shipps to India at their own proper Charge bu after along heareing the Matter was Left to be agreed among themselves which the Interlopers took be in prejudice of them as beleiving the Affaier will not be Compromised by their Company

On Thursday Night his Maiestie was pleased to Declare Mr Ward of the Exchequer Attorney Gennerall whereapon Sir Thomas. Trevor begged his Maiesties Leave to Surrender his place of Solyscitor Gennerall But the King bid him Consider of it --

yesterday Secretary Trenchard Settled all the Clerks in his Office & instead of Mr Poultrey chose Mr Vernon to be under secretary with Mr Bridgman - A Great many Warrants are gon abroad. to take up divers Intregieing persons Conserned with Mr Hamelton now in Custody the discovery being Made by his Papers among them is found aNew Littergy wherein they pray directly for King: Iames and his Consort with a kind of Execracion

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aPresident for other Corporacions - The son of Sr. Robert Southwell is sworn of the Councill Extraordinary a French Privateer of 8 Guns came 9 Daies agoe into the River and seized aVessell of Corn which was soon reprized and the Privateer taken Wee hear from Rutland Assizes that one of the Soldiers who made the Late disturbance at Oakham when the Butcher was Killed was Convicted for his Life

1 April. 93 News Letter

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

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