others are looked after.
On Thursday last a Petition was presented to her Maiestie in Councell subscribd by divers Members of Parliament and eminent Merchants intimateing that the East India Company haveing made default in paying in their first quarterly payment asserted under ioynt stacke on the 25 of March appointed by Act of Parliament the Charter by the said Act is become void - upon which 'tis said the matter will be enquired into
A Parson was
????? this Assizes at Hereford for drinking a health to King Iames and forceing some of his parishioners to doe the like & use a greate many seditious speeches for which he was fined 50li & to be bound seaven years to his good Behaviour
Severall eminent Lawyers have given in their opinions that the East India Company haue forfeited their Charter the same being void in Law by their none payment of their money aforesaid
The Turkey Merchants yesterday presented a petition to her Maiestie that the Embargo might be taken of and they are told they shall haue asatisfactory Answer in few dayes.
Two Engineers are arrived in the Ile of Wight being sent by the King to veiw the fortifications there his Maiestie intending to lay out 60000l in additionall fortifications to the fortresses of that Ile & his Maiestie has ordered a Detatchment
himselfe in a Dutch Regiment which intent to corrupt the souldiers to desert was discovered and sentenced to walke the Gantlet 6 severall times 2 Serieants goeingbefore him with the points of their halberds at his breast to prevent his swift - motion & then [Cassie.e]. Yesterday Dr Scott Scott preached before her Maiestie at Whitehall. The Auctions of the East India Company is falln from
to be made out of the 2 regiments there to strengthen the Garrison of Newport in flanders.
The Lord Keeper is ordered to make a reforme in the Commissions of the peace throughout England and the Lords Leiftenants haue orders to doe the like amongst the officers of the Militia
Secretary Trenchard hath taken Hungerford house in Spring garden to live in
Agreate disturbance hath happened this weeke at Shaftsbury in Dorset shire occasioned by a quarrell betweene a troop of french Refugees quartered there and the Inhabitants and severall are Killed in the fray.
Barbadoes the 15th of February Wee impatiently expect Sir Francis Wheeler with his squadron & reinforcements & then shall make an attacke upon Marteni -co but wee understand that the french there have received by two ships from france under 2 Convoys all sorts of Necessaryes but noe souldiers.
Sheilds the 11th instant. yesterday came in here afly boat belonging to Newcastle she was some dayes agoe taken by a french. privateer who detained the Master in france till he had paid his ran some 3 french privateers are upon this Coast & there passeth not aday but some of our ships are taken by them
Yesterday 3 Clippers was seized neare so ho & Committed to Newgate
The Bishop of Rochester
is taken very sicke // A Gentleman. arrived here yesterday from the King in Holland and sayes that severall Considerable roman Catholicks are arrived there from france with what substance they could draw of that 16 of them abiured their religion in a Church at Amsterdam. They say the Miseries of the people in france are inconsiderable // The Gentleman. adds that a french pretended refugie who had listed