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The Regiments of 20 companyes of
Scotch Highlanders are raised with their
broad swords & Targetts which are to be
made use of in the Descent.

Some New orders came the
last post from the King to the Office of
Ordinance relateing to some matters about
the Descent which are to be carryed on with the
utmost application

Dartmouth the 14th severall transport
ships are taken up here for the service of
the Descent, the Russell Galley conti
-nues here to impresse men for their
Maiesties service

His Maiestie has given the Coate
he had on when he was shot in the should
-er at the Boyne to William Killegrew
Esquire and is exposed to veiw by v Keepers
of the Lyons in the Tower.

Wee heare the Yatches are to
continue in holland till his Maiestie
returnes to head the Descent

The Earle of Portland
designes to set forward to morrow for
holland & will be accompanied by severall
of the Nobility

Admirall Allemond is come into
the Downes with 10 Dutch men of War

and 3 Merchant Men, the Privateers were of the following force
viz. one of 50 guns one of 44 one of 40 20 of 36 one of 32
one of 28 & 20 of 22 guns each. The King made aspeech
to the Assembly of the states at the Hague onthe i9th instant.

from holland.

All the 2d rate men of Warr are
ordered to saile the first oppertunity for
spithed ... where they are to be payd of
money being already Issued out of the Exchequer
for that purpose.

The letters from paris further
advise that the french. King has received a
second expresse from Count d' Estre that
all the men of Warr seperated in the late
storme are come into Thoulon, and onely
4 small vessells missing, that the same storme
had alsoe damaged Monsieur Blenoc'ke's
shipping designed to Bombard Tripoly
that the 100 Battallions that were to compose
the Army in Ridemont are reduced to
60 which are to continue in Dauphine the
other 40 being countermanded to Germany
& flanders. That the King has setled a
fund of 100000 Livers to fortify furnes
but the french. are at worke at the Dismantleing
of Dixmunde That the King finding
too greate awant of a Port in the Channell
has examined the proiect of makeing a
harbour at [the hague] where tis said [...]
whole Navy may ride & come there in
al winds and the worke will begin
this yeare as alsoe of building of Castles
to service the Coasts

yesterday the Lords of the
Admiralty had an Account from
Corke in Ireland on the 4 inst that

divers English marriners new landed there who had brought Certifi
-cates with them dated the 5 of March from Bilboa that they were
taken by the ffrench & retaken by the Spaniards and had an Authentick
list of the Casting away of 49 french privateers on the Bay of Biscay

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