L.c.2168: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1693 April 22

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L.c.2168

London Aprill the 22th (93)

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Edward Cook Esquire Councellor at Law is constituted Licencer of the Press-

Mr Stevens is appointed Deputy secretary for the Kingdom of Scotland to attend the King: in Flanders and accordingly has received his Instructions and is prepareing to goe upon the same

Three Councills have been held upon the affaier of the Discent and Iam assured it goes Vigerously on and the Lords of the Tresury & Councill went yesterday into the Citty to borrow Monney in the Great Iuncture-

The 2 East India Interlopers haue peticioned the Councill that the Embargo might be taken off upon which an order of Councill past that they might have Liberty to put to Sea

The Lords of the Admiralty had yesterday an Express that the Goodwin Sloop was put into Weymouth. who saies She was Chased by 3 ffrench Men of War of above 70 Guns who ffired above 50 Shott at her which Came thro' her sailes but did Little or noe Dammage 13

Portsmouth the 20 On Tuesday affrench

Martiall Bouffleers is gon to Paris to take the Kings Instructions how to act in fflanders - That the Duke of Savoy is soe well recovered as to give audience to the Emperors Embassendor & that his Duches is gon 3 Months with Child And that the remainder of the Dutch quota are sailed for England to Ioyne our ffleet

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Privateer of 12 Guns under Ostend Coullers seized apress smack and went off Yesterday came in here 2 Ostend Privateers and brought with them 2 ffrench prizes which they took out of a ffleet of 30 Sail Convoyed by 3 Men of War on board of which was Captain Iohn Dubart who is going to Command 2 Man of War of 90 Guns-

Plimouth the 18th- the Rook Privateer has brought in here affrench: prize laden with Salt and forced another on shoar and burnt her with his Long boat on the ffrench: Coast

Sheilds the 18 2 ffriggats are come in here to Clear the Coasts of the ffrench privateers & accordingly sailed yesterday to the Southward

The Enhabitants of Hoy haveing formerly Informed against some persons of the Countrey for tradeing with france they are sent for up to Town to attend the Councill on that affaier

On Thursday the Earl of Nottingams Son was baptized the Queen and the Lord Pembrok being sureties

Sir Iohn Mordant a Member of the East: India Company is about building 40 houses near Greenwich for as Many Decayed Merchants of London and

Camp on Black or Hounslow heath from whence theyle march for Portsmouth in order to Embarque for the Discent and they shall pitch their tents every Night in the ffeilds haveing the Kings bread that they may not trouble the Countrey This afternoon the Queen went to Greenwich to see the hospitall preparing there for the Sick & Wounded Seamen This afternoon wee received a fforreign Mail which brings Little Newes more [theat that ]

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will endow them with aRevenew of 30li Per annum each

The Citty Agreed to Lend the Queen the 200000li which her Maiestie sent yesterday to borrow of them upon the Reveiw of the Poll bill

The Embargo is taken off all Shipping except the Turkey & Streights ffleet

Sir Iohn Cutler is to Lye instate before his Internment and there is such a harmony between the Lord Radnor & Mr Boulter the Executor that in all Likelyhood they will Disapoint the Lawyers of soe fatt a Cause

Wee have an account from Hull [..armouth] &c that the Dutch ffactors Continue to buy up Corn the which enhances the Price

Wee hear from Shrewsbury that the Populacy haue been in an uproar for 5 or 6 Daies upon an account: of .. buying up of Corn for transportacion the Mayor gott them supprest & Imprisoned Divers and raised the Militia but they being got to aGreater head repulsed the Militia & restored the Captive bretheren and the same was not appeased when the Letters came away

The Merchants in the Citty have an account from the West: Indies that 300 Buck aneers have been aCruzeing on the Spannish Coast and met with the Richest Shipps

that has been known in those Parts and Made them all prize which tis beleived will aMount to 1500li aMan All things are now disposeing for the Randisvouz of our ffleet which is to be on the 3d of Next Month - The first & 2d Rates at the Bouy of the Nore have orders to take Pilates - I am Assured that the Queen about the 10 of next Month will goe for Portsmouth to see the ffleet put to Sea I am well Assured wee shall have a

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To the honorable Sir Richard: Newdigate baronet at Arbury near Coventry 2

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