L.c.2160: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1693 April 4

Bifolium. Postmarked: AP/4.


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London 4 Aprill 93


Yesterday Morning Mr Secretary Iohnson with some Scotch Nobillity set forward for that Kingdom and Carryed with him the Commission for Constituteing Duke Hamelton Lord High Commissioner in order to that opening of the Parliment on the 18 Instant

A Messenger returned yesterday who Left who Left the king: under sail from the Gun fleet convoyed by 7 Men of War on Satterday Eavening & a Hamberger is come into the River who met the King on Sunday Noon in sight of the Dutch Shoar

The Lord Chief Justice is [] [] and Convicted at Aylesbury assizes a notorious Highway Man on 3 [] Indictments & is to be executed on ffriday

One Spinley against whom aBill of Indictment was found last Sessions for High treason is to be tryed thereon next Sessions -

Tis said Sir Thomas: Trevor will continue to hold the place of Solliscitor Generall

The Office of Ordnance is Extremely busied in shipping Matterialls for the Discent and have Engaged to perfect that work in aMonths time

Collonel Lutterell has undertaken

whose names were found amongst the former Hameltons Papers Notice being given to the Secretary that 7 Persons are lately Landed from ffrance Great search is ordered to be made for them Secretary Trenchard has turned Mrs Sepine out of the Office and put Sir William Trumbold Secretary in his Place Its said the Queen has Advice by aMessenger from Holland

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to raise 2000 Irish for the service of the Venetians and next week goes for Ireland in order thereto

Last Satterday Night one Mrs Dolleys house in Carter Lane was Robbed of 300L Vallue in Lace by the Contriuance of her servant Maid who went off with the theives

Plimouth the 31 ultima This Day the Elizabeth Captain Tudor Commander Sailed hence for St Mallo with 300 Exchanged Prissoners on board The English & Dutch fflets for Bilboa with some Dutch Man of War are still here

Yarmouth the 1st Instant yesterday arived here an English Pink from Holland who had been lately taken by affrench: Man of War & the Master Detained for aRansom

Portsmouth the 2d yesterday the Crown and Adventure ffriggats Came in here to be refitted- Sir George Rook and Admirall Aylmer are still at Spithead with 24 Men of War as are alsoe the streights and Vurga ffleets but the Later is to saile to Morrow the Men of war that is to Convoy them being Gon to St Hellens-

beleived he will suddenly be Employed in some honorable Post His Maiestie before his departure for Holland on Satterday visited the ffleet at the Barq in the Nord Captain Iames Hamelton was last night taken into Custody of a Messenger being Charged with Carrying on some Intrege against the Government but has not yeat been Examined - Warrants are sent to take up 25 persons

Tis now Certain that the Streights ffleet will not sail till it be Known wether De Estre Ioyns the Grand ffleet which if he does there will be noe occation for our Men of War to goe to the Addeterane for that the Spanish Armado will be Strong enough to Ride Masters in those Parts

Mr Vernon under Secretary to Sir Iohn Trenchard is ordered to attend his Maiestie in fflanders and Mr Bridgman is going for Ireland with some Instructions to the Lord Livftenant

Hamelton mencioned in my Last is taken out of custody of a Messenger and Committed to Newgate but the Printer that was taken up and Charged with printing divers Vorrated Pampheletts found among the said Hameltons Papers is Admitted to Bail

Collonel Huetson late Commander of the ship Lyon who arived some time since from the West Indies after a long and fategueing Voyage tho' aspersed with Carrying over his ship to ffrance was on Satterday Last before the Lords of the ...... Admiralty and tho' some would fasten a Misconduct

on his proceeding yeat the Collonel to his Great applause proved himselfe a Valliant & faithfull Commander produceing such testimonies under the hands and seales of the Governors of the Assemblies of all the Leward Islands that he with his single shipp of 50 Guns fought and beat awhole ffrench squadron Resined those Islands in aManner out of the Enemies hands for which Good service its

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on Sunday afternoon & this Morning her Maiestie came to reside at Whitehall

Admirall Russell is not actually Made Governor of the Isle of Weight as was said the Queen haueing a Blank Pattent to be fitted up

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

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