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L.c.2125: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 January 12

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the LandLord and the house ordered that the Attorney Generall do Carry it up to the Lords to morrow

- the West India ffleets are sailed for the ~ plantacions - our sessions begin. next week at the old Bayly when we shall know the Fate of Whitney & the rest of the high-way men.

12 Ianuary. 92/3

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

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L.c.2125

London 12th Ianuary 1692

Paris the 9th Ianuary Tuesday last an Express arrived att Versailles with Advice that his Maiesties fforces made a very ill beginning of the new year to be baffled before Rhienfelden and obliged to raise that seige more Like a fflight then a Retreat Leaving 2 Cannon and A mortar in the Trenches & a Large Can non in the wood of Biberlett to the end to be Less Embarassed [???] he the greater haste which very much mistifies the king for that it had a further prospect of obli ging the Grand Seignior not to hearken to the proposicions of peace upon the promise that his Most Christian Maiestie would make such a powerfull diversion in the Empire as to oblige the Emperor to draw his forces out of Hungary to sustain his own estates but tis ffeared this misfortune will have that contrary Effect to prevent which his Maiestie declares he will Suddenly go in person to form the seige of Magenie in hopes to haue better Luck then at Rheinfelden the [censuness] fulness of which his Maiestie Charges to Monsieur Ballard who pushed him on the design assuring him that it would not Continue a siege of 6 dayes but we make the publick believe that we had but 800 men killed and 600 wounded though the particular Letters say 3000 and among them 60 officers and the king fearing that It might preiudice

should Issue out writts for Assembling the same and it is to be read a 2d time on Munday the Commons spent most part of their time in reading a 3d time the Engrossed Supply Bill and a Clause was added and made part of the Bill that whereas a Tenant had agreed with the [Lanle] to pay all Taxes and he not taking the Oaths the Tenant shall not pay 8s but the Moyety and The other shall be paid by

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L.c.2126: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 January 14

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L.c.2126

London January. the 17o. (92)

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Dartmouth 10th the Saldadoe frigot hath brought in a ffrench. privateer belonging to Deepe which he tooke at Shorham - yester= -=day dyed ^here Captpaine Charles Stocker Comander of the Clously-Gally of a Calenture as did some of his men and divers others of the ships Crew are disch distempered with the like which malady is supposed they brought with them from the Coast of Spaine

Portsmouth 12o. on wednesday sailed from Spitthead the Lisbone fleet with their - Convoy - & yesterday arrived at Spitthead the- Dutch Streights fleet upwards of 200 saile where they are to stay for the ioyning of our fleet & then saile all together for the - Streights with their Convoy which wilbe above 20men of war English & Dutch-

Rye the 11o. yesterday we discovered - a small boate to make from a ship & land 2 - persons near this place which we being curious to learn the occasion seized the men & having them before amagistrate found they were come on some secret - Intreague from France on which they are Comitted & the Government acquainted therewith

The Duke. of Richmond had now - acquainted the King with his marriage with the Lady Bellasis which the King said he was sorry for hoping he would have continued in the Protestant

-a 2d Declaracon of King James - this day the house of Comons after reading 5 - private bills resolved into a grand Comittee on the. Million bill & filled upp the blanks - --& all owing 10li per annum interest for 5 yeares to be paid weekly out of the Excise at - 1923li 2s 6d per week & go upon the same on munday- the house of Lords has - been all this day hearing of Councell & debating the matter of the Lord Banbury whether to admit him to his Peerage or not & was sitting at 7 at night by which I know not the Result

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fleets are to returne into that port againe after they haue seen them clear off of the soundings

- That on the 12o instant + English Privateers sailed out of that port a Cruising (vizt) the - Bolton gally - the William & Mary - the Sophia Yatch - & another that is a prize taken by Captain Robert Montell in Cowes - road is brought in - there & that the Elizabeth is come into that .... port on board of which is Sir Ino Ashby who - had boysted out his flagg -

Yesterday & the day before ... seuerall idle persons were Imprested & carried to the Tower in order to recruite our Regiments in flanders-

We heare that 10 persons have made - Affadavits that Captain Blood was in London when the Portsmouth maile was robbed upon which the Lord. Chief. Iustice has admitted him to - Baile-

Yesterday the supply-bill was - carryed by the Lord Attorney Generall up to the house of Lords attended by above 100 Commoners - - tis said it will not amount to above 2 Millions

The Lord. Chief. Iustice Treby - is marryed to one Madam Brumly a Lady - of above 10000li fortune -

We heare that a Waggon with 5 - Passengers in it going lately over a Kingstone bridge had the ill fortune to fall into the - River & the Passengers all drowned

The swedish ambassador has deliuered a pressing memorial to the King for the discharge of some ships & declared that if he hath not satisfaccion in a few days he will leave the King= =dome - yesterday the Lord. Mahun surrendering himself to the Usher of the Black= Rod was by the house of Peers for murder comitted to the Tower and a Comittee of Lords - have reported that they found but one President (vizt) Arch-bishopp Land that

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To The honorable Sir Richard: Newdigate Baronet at Arbury near Coventry

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L.c.2127: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 January 17

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a member of Parliament hath a Letter from ffransom in Cheshire that there hath been Lately an Extraordinary Storm of Thunder and Lightening which burned down a ffarmers Barn which the Countrey prognosticates some Grand Matter from according to the English proverb ~ Winters Thunder is Summers Wonder.

Last night 2 Gentlemen in a Coach on Ludgate Hill came out and stabbed a pavier in 2 places he saith he knowes them to be highway men & & they are committed

yesterday the House of peers read the Grand Supply Bill the 3d and Last time and t'was believed the king would haue been there to haue given It the Royall Assent but the Lords haue added a clause to Tax Themselves in theirpersonall estates so that It must come down again to the Commons and tis a Question whether they will allow it in a Land Tax though they did it in the Poll Bill

The House was afterwards all the day upon the second reading of the Bill for an Annuall Parliamant they afterwards committed it to the whole house and changed it into a Trienniall Parliament Bill vizt that we should haue a new parliament evry 3d year

the proiect million Bill is quite finished and the money is to be paid in before Michaelmas and the Grand Committee is to report it to Morrow = The Lords sett down the Supply Bill with the aforemencioned clause which the house of Commons haue thrown out Nomine Contradicente and Sent a Message for a Conference about it the speaker left the Chair and the Committee withdrew to drawe up reasons And if the Lords Adhere the Bill will be Loct = the King has Appointed the Lord president to be Lord High steward for the Tryall of the Lord Mohun = The House of Lords haue

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and a session every year the Lord president made an extraordinary speech that we should take that prerogative from the king that we need not doubt all his predecessors enioyed &c

It was Carryed as aforesaid but the point of time deferred to be considered on Wednesday next =

Yesterday the House of Com mons Went through the Million proiect Bill but a clause being offered to give 14li per Centum upon any mans Life they deferred it to this day - the Bill Com mences in March and the people have to the ffirst of May to bring in their Money as 10li per Centum for ffive years with Ad vantage of Survivorship and if the same be not compleated to fill it up upon Life till the 24th of June with Liberty that if the ffirst lender Like the Lat proiect bet ter of 14liper Centum he shall have Liberty to Transfer it to the other

The king being acquainted that the House of peers haue appointed Saturday come 7 night for Tryall of the Lord Mohun his Maiestie has returned Answer he will provide Scaffolds accordingly and appoint a high Steward by that Time

My Last told you that King: James hath sent over another declaracion which I am told is of a Contrary Tenor to the Last for now he pardons all and the ffrench king promiseth that he will not Exact his Charge for the Expedicion thinking we haue paid enough for a dutch but we are not to be Caioled by the French Artifices

= Captain I Killigrew Cruising Northward hath Lately reprised 2 Danish ships where the ffrench had taken coming from England = This morning a Bill was brought into the house to prevent Lotteries = a peticion is Lodged in the house by sir Elias Harvey complaining of an undue Eleccion for the County of Essex & Mr Honeywood not being duely Elected - the pinnmakers Bill was was and 2d time & committed - a Bill was read the 3d time & passed the House for taking speciall Bail of the Countrey

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17 Ianuary. 92/3

To The honorable Sir Richard: Newdigate Baronet

at Arbury 4 near Coventry

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L.c.2127

London January 17th 1692

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We have an account from a good Hand that has assured Advice from ffrance that on the 15th the king was seized with a ffitt of an Apoplexy which continued on him 5 hours during which all the souldiers were called to their Armes and twas only believed his Maiestie would have expired but being lett Blood in both Armes and other Operacions Administered to him the king recovered from his Illness that he Laboured under

The Letters add that some of the Kings Baggage was allready gone from Mons and his Maiestie would follow to enterprise some great Accion in flanders before the Beginning of March

Barbadoes November 7th here hath been a grand discovery made that the Indians designed a Massacre of the English for which many of the Indians are executed & the Government there are on their guard and fforces are getting ready to make some Attempts on the ffrench Iselands

on Sunday 3 or ffour ffrench Officers Lately in Mareschall Boufflecs armey were taken into Custody of a Messenger and tis said they are come over on some grand design & had Commissions and other Trea sonable papers found about them

The Holland Letters say that a person in the habit of a polander hWas seized at Helvett here as he Landes out of the pacquett Boat from England and had threato nable Letters about him

been all this day upon the Affair of the Lord Banbury and about 5 they came to a previous Question whether the Judges should be heard and It was Carryed in the Negative, They afterwards came to the Main Question whether a peer or no peer and Carryed that also in the Negative so his Lordship will be tryed by the Commoners = the Commons having formed reasons to be offered the Lord at a Conference Sent Messengers to desire a Conference but they being busy adiourned till to Morrow - the Spy ffireship is burnt by Accidental Portsmouth

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L.c.2128: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 January 19

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L.c.2128

London Ianuary 19th 1692

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a detachment of ffoot guards Marched yesterday home in order to recruit the Regiments in fflanders

The Duke of Ormond on Tuesday was at the head of his Troop of guards and drew out the Gray Bay & other Coloured horses designing to put black in there room they being all to be of one Colour and the men will be suddenly richly Cloathed

One Monsieur Le ffort who was some daies ago recommended to the king is taken into Custody of a Messenger being said to be a ffrench Spy

The Earl of Devonshire hath brought a Bill into the house of peers to [serue] the kings person and Government which was read the ffirst time yesterday

The House of peers were all day yesterday on the Trienniall Bill & went through the same agreeing the time that the parliament be dissolved the first of January next.

The Lords Appointed a Committee to draw up reasons to be offered the Commons at a Conference to Iustify the Clause to the grand Supply Bill.

The Dutchess of Norfolk has published her Vindicacion and his Grace has ordered the printer to be taken up.

a Scurrilous pamphlett hath stole

up upon the ffrench = this day the Committee of the whole house finished the Aulnage Bill and they are to report it on saturday - They also fflung out a Bill of the Woollen Manufacturey but Retained another which was ordered to be Engrossed - The Lords haue been all this day and were sitting at 7 at night debating the Commons reasons delivered at a Conference whether they should recede or Adhoere they put a previous question

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