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L.c.2141: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 February 18

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on the Highwayes = The house of Commons read this day a 2d time a Bill againste Poaching of the Game & went thro parte of the new Impost Bill & they are to bee on the same againe on Munday

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To the Honorable sir Richard Neudigate Baronet at Arbury near Coventry per Litchfeild Bag 2

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L.c.2142: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 February 21

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London ffebruary 25: 1692

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his Maiestie dined yesterday at Hampton Court where her Maiestie mett him and returned in the Evening to Kensing ton

The house of peers yesterday pro ceeded further upon the Matter of Advice relating to the Livetenancy of London but Mr Willmott delivered a print setting forth the names of the present Livetenants with a Character of divers of them which their Lordships conceived was very reflective and thereupon ordered that the said Mr Willmot be taken Into Custody of the Black Rodd and brought to the Barr this Morning

Tis Generally said that his Maiestie had conferred the place of Master of the horse on the Duke of Sommersett which was possessed by the Heer Overkirk and that his Lordship is to haue a valuable Consideracion for the same - tis also said that his Maiestie has been pleased to give Collonel Godfreys Regiment of horse to Collonel Langston

The Merchants haue the good News that the stiller is arrived from Genoa having 400 Bails ^of Silk on board which they had given for Lost

Portsmouth the 19th on Thursday night the King arrived here to the great Ioy of all the garison the next Morning his Maiestie viewed all the ffortificacions

The Bill was Committed and ordered to be upon the same again to Morrow - after the hearing of the Aulnage Bill = This morning the house of Commons read the first the Bill for paying of Orphans debts and ordered a second reading on Thursday = they afterwards debated the Affair of the East India Company and ffinding the Session of Parliament too farr Spent to Pass it

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and ffleet and was pleased to conferr the honor of Knighthood upon Admirall Rook = The Bill for Apprehending of highwaymen gives 40li the horses ffurniture and Cloaths to those that shall take them and if any high~ way man shal Impeach or Convict 2 of the Gang he shall be Entituled to the Kings pardon

Letters from Paris of the 21 Advise that the King hath been ^Lately Indisposed by eating of green pease which were sent him by the Intendant of provence and cost 25 Crowns a quart but his Maiestie is again pretty well recovered and all things are preparing for his Iourney to fflanders he designing to be at Namur by the first of the next month resolving to enterprise some accion In the Netherlands, Monsieur Van CharleRoy to surrender in 9 dayes after the Trenches are opened before it and every thing is preparing at Rochfort for the departure of Chateau Rennault who is going to gett ready the squadron that is to meet and Ioin the Count de Estree with the Thoulon squadron Lest the English and dutch Should attack them coming from the mediterranean

The Duke of Wirtemburgh is going to the Court of Vienna to Iustify himself it being Charged upon him that to

were Carryed from Newgate down the river in order to their Transportacion = the house of Lords haue Adiourned the debate Concerning the City Livetenancy sine die = This day their Lordships read a 2d time the Bill brought in by the Earl of Pembroke of 5000li out per Annum out of the estate of the Lord Iefferyes which was decreed to him by his ffather then Chancelor and 2 dayes after Marryed his Son to the Lady to whom he decreed It

gain his Liberty he had undertaken to procure a Generall peace

They write from Rome that the pope has promised to Cardinall de Estrees to grant unto the fffrench king the 10th of the Ecclesiasticall Lands in ffrance to Carry on a vigorous warr against the Hereticks and for the Restauracion of King Iames

They write from portugall that Queen Dowager of England arrived at Lisbon the 20th of Last Month

The Letters from Cadiz Say that 1500 houses haue been swallowed up in a Late Earthquake at Havanna In the Spanish West Indies and that at Mexico the Indians Lately made a defeccion and burned the Councell house with the palace and obliged the ViceRoy for his safety to retire into the ffranciscan Cloyster = a Marriage is agreed between the Emperors Son and the princess of Sweeden by vertue of which his Swee dish Maiestie is to furnish the Emperor with 15000 men for 3 years

Count Horne Late Governor of ffurnes in fflanders had Like to haue been Torn in pieces as [Decvit] was by the Boores in Holland for ~ Lately Surrendering that Garison to the French

=It is said that the Heer Over kirk is made Governor of Maestricht

Tallmouth 6th a dutch ship from Guynea having ben Lately taken by 2 ffrench privatiers

off of Cape Clear they were driven by a strong Southerly wind Into the North Channell and believing themselves to be on the Coast of France hung out a Waft whereupon 2 Boats went to them and overpowring the ffrench that were on board they yesterday brought The ship into the peer = The streights ffleet consisting of 27 men of war will saill in 3 or 4 daies if the wind be ffair = on Saturday night about 10 a Clock 21 Criminalls vizt 18 .... Men and 3 women

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Into an act they were about addressing the King to dissolue the Company with Liberty of 3 years time to bring away their effects and Adiourned the further debate thereof to ffriday next - the house afterwards heard the report of the Bill for Encouraging of privatiers and were a Long time debating the Matter and deferred the further Consideracion thereof till to morrow = fforreign Letters say the Duke of Savoyes Recovery is doubted of by his physitians

21 February. 92/3

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

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L.c.2143: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 February 23

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London ffebruary 23d: 1692

yesterday the house of Commons entered upon the debate of the State of Ireland and Called in and exami ned 4 Irish Gentlemen who gaue an account: of the proceedings of the Late parlia ment and other Transaccions after which they signifyed that some of the publick Money had been misemployed thereupon the house ordered that Mr Cullyford attend In his place on ffriday that the said Gen tlemen put their Alligacions Into writing and the house adiourned the further debate to that time

yesterday a Mercer in Lombard Street was Charged and Committed for Robbing upon the highway but is since Admitted to Bail

The Narborough privatier who Lately went out has allready taken a prize and Sent her to Dover

The Lady Cutts dyed the beginning of this week

a Camp is designed this sum mer on Blackheath of 18000 men

This day the Lords presented an Address of Advice to the King ~ especially to haue 20000 men to conti= =nue in England under a Generall his Naturall born Subiect

This day the Detachment of the Guards made for fflanders embarqued for that Countrey together with the Recruits for severall Regiments

The sessions began yesterday ~ at the old Bayly where Mr Compton

for preserving the game against poachers was read a 2d time and passed the Engrossed Money Bill for laying affurther Imposicion on Commodities was read a 3d time and past - the Lords heard Councell at the Barr touching the Aumage Bill and Committed it to a Committee of the whole house to be heard On Saturday - This day they reported the Earl of Pembrokes Bill and ordered it be Engrossed

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the Earl of Marklesfields Steward was there tryed for killing mr Biggerstafford the Sword Cuttler and tis said the Iury found it se Defendendo

26 great Shipps Lay ready at Black Staikes and haue mustered above 500 men on board each of them so that Allthough they do want some men yet are in greater forwardness then ever before: Mrs Ashton whose husband was Lately executed upon account: of the Government went afterwards to paris and is now dead there

Since my Last we haue received another fforreign Maill but it brings Little of remark saue onely a confirmacion from Messina of the Earthquake which hath Overthrown 23 Towns and villages Syranisa Regio and Cattana Lyeall in heaps and that of 21000 people Onely 3000 escaped who are ffledd higher Into the Countrey where they haue built themselves Hills - the ViceRoy betook himself to a Galley and ffloated about severall Trepidacions Coontinue whereby tis feared it will haue some further effect tis said near 100000 people ~ haue allready perished therein

Yarmouth Letters of the 30th say that the day before came Into this Rod a vessell belonging to Nerve Laden with Linnen Cloath and Hopps from Hamburgh and Sailed again this day the Master and passengers affirm

-This day the house of Commons reiected a Bill sent from the Lords being to regulate the statute of the 10th of Henry the 3d which enacts that all persons Convicted and haue the Kings pardon notwithstanding shall give security for their good behaviour during Life they afterwards read a second time and Committed a Bill for paying the Orphans debts and are to be on the same On Munday = an Engrossed Bill

that all the discourse is that Iohn Dubarts squadron is cast away on the Coast of Norway the same day sailed hence a ffleet of Laden Colliers for London

Dartmouth 19th Last night Came into this Harbour a Ketch belonging to the Russell Gally to Impress Seamen and this day the Ketch belonging to the Adventure ffrigatt was Chased In here by a ffrench privatier

Cowes the 26th yesterday arrived here the Gillbert and Esther of and for London who took and brought in with them a ffrench privatier of 14 - guns belonging to Diepe

portsmouth 21 Sir Iohn Ashbey In the Berwick and Sir George Rook in the Royall Oak are still at Spithead as are also 30 English and dutch Men men of Warr - the Merchants ships bound for the streights are still in stoaks Bay but the whole ffleet will sayl speedily the Clerks being on board and paying them off

Deeal 21 This day about 11 off Clock the Virginia ffleet with their Con[...] sailed out of the Downs

It is said Mrs MerryWeather who was condemned Last sessions for disper sing the Late King Iames declaracions hath the promise of a pardon

The Lord Orery was Marryed Lately to the Earl of Dorsetts daughter

Divers of the Liuetenancy of this City design to bring their Accions against mr Willmot for misrepresenting them

to the parliament Wee haue an account from paris that the Lord Moncastle the Lord Lucan Collonel Manarty and Collonel Sarffield are made Livetenant Generalls In the ffrench Armey and that his Most Christian Maiestie hath bought 12 men of Warr In Denmark = an Express is come to Whitehall that the ffrench Kings Guards are arrived at Valenciennes and himself hourly expected there

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their Lordshipps heard this day 5 private Cases and at 4 A Clerk presented in the Banquetting house the Address of Advices to the King who declared he would pursue theire desine.

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

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L.c.2144: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 February 25

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Londen ffebruary 25th 1692.

The King was a Long time In Cornwall on Thursday Evening [20] where divers Affairs of Consequence was before their Consi deracion especially the Concern of the going of the Turkey ffleet upon some Advices that are come of the ffrench Mouements to reinforce the Thoulon Squadron and we must not pretend to give the result

The Judges were called in & had a Charge given them to regulate them selves upon their Severall Circuits which I am told was very positive to put the Lawes in Execucion against all papists Iacobites and other disturbers of the peace of the Kingdom

The Sherriffs of London haue signifyed that they will proceed to an Eleccion of a member of parliament in place of Sir William Turmur deceased on next Thursday at Guildhall

I hear Mr Adam Banks dra= =per In Wattling street hath been tryed and Convicted this sessions for disperting a sham Speech of the Kings which the Iacobites had formed and printed to ridicule the Government

The Lords of the Admiralty haue received an Account: by a person that Lately come out of Dunkirk that there are 120 Swee dish and Danish Shipps Laden with Navall Stores for Brest So soon as they can gett Opportunity to Saill

Here are Letters upon the Exchange from the Northern parts that one of our Gallyes Lately Mett 18 Saill of ~

to Address the King &c = His Maiestie designed to goe this day for Chatham to view the shipping & from thence to goe to Sheareness & Tillfurey = The Sessions of the Old Bayly is Adiorned to MundayParson Brett who was Indicted for hightreason was acquitted A Bill is found against Binsley for listing of men for the service of the late King Iames - This day the house: of Peers passed the Militia Billwith 2 other Smaller ones & they have ordered the several persons to give who gave Informacions to the-

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French Shipps Convoyed by privatiers towards Norway and engaged with them for a whole Afternoon till night parted them and designed to attack them early In the Morning but ffound that they had run themselves all on shoar where the greatest part of them will be Lost

The house of Commons were yesterday from 2 till 6 in the Evening ~ debating the Irish affair they having first read severall sheets of paper which Sir ffrancis Brewster and others had delive red to the house and resolved that upon the Informacion given to this house it doth appear that there hath been great Abuses and Mismanagement in the Af fairs of Ireland and resolved that an Address be presented to his Maiestie to Certfy the said Abuses.

Weymouth the 22 Inst on ~ Munday last came in here the Grafton Sloop & Basing Privatteer who on Sunday mett near La Hogue 8 ffrench: Merchant ~ Shipps one Carrying 26 another 8 Guns whome they fought above 2 houres & att last drove them a shore

Yesterday morning one Mr Cook Minister of Islington was found dead near Black ffryars Staires his head much bruised his Tongue hanging out of his Mouth by which 'tis Concluded hee was Murthered

The aforesaid papers reflected on his Exelencyes severity alsoe on the Lord Coningsby & verye heard on Mr Culliford & the latter being not in the house for that they could not find him to give him a Summons the debate run high to Expell him & Considering they ought to doe that Iustice to a Member as first to heare him before they proceed in such a Method they went off from that Poynt the Lord Coningsby being in his place spake to several heads charged vpon him but tis said his Lordshipp owning a seperate Article Agred to the Irish some layd great hold of itt & Continued the debate of this matter til 6 in the Evening & att last came to the resolucion aforemencioned

& Robbed haveing noe money h in his ~~ pockets but one halfe penney

Sir William Petty's Widdow was lately married to Sir Thomas: Crafton an Irish Gentleman

yesterday the king Dined atthe Lord Newbury's and was for some time afterwards in the treasury Office after which he assisted in a Committe of Councill at the Lord Nottingham's office

We hear all the fforeign fforces will be sent out of England

Its said that Admirall Russell will lay down his place of Treasurer of the Navy & that it will bee given to Sir Edward Seymour

Sir Nicholas Butler wee heare will bee made one of the Comissioners of the Customes which place hee had in the Reigne of the late King James & was one of his privy Councell

Captain Cook & Captain Ash who were lately taken into Custody for Impresing men & sending them to fflanders were Yesterday Bayled before the Lord Cheife Justice who told them that what they had done was worse then Robbing on the Highway & they are bound over to Answeare the same the next sessions att the Old Bayly.

Sir Thomas Stamp Sir William Ashurst & the present Lord Maior are the Candidates to Succeed Sir William Turner as Burges in Parliament for this Citty

The Papers delivered Yesterday to the house of Commons by Sir ffrancis Brewster &c contained in Substance (vizt) the selling forfeited ^lands att the 24th parte of the value to Iudges &c in Trust for persons vnknown for protecting the Irish whereby the Protestants could not sue for theire debts, for Imbezelling the the Publick venues & stores for not paying the Army for proroguing the Parliament in Ireland before they could redress greviences for mismanaging the Treasurey & other heads too long to bee here inserted

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house of Commons relateing to Ireland to Attend next Tuesday & doe the same .. att theire Barr at which time they will take itt vpon Oath = This day the house of Commons read a 2d time & Comitted a Bill for the review of the Poll They alsoe took the Affaire of the East India Company into Consideracion & resolved that an humble Address bee presented to the King if he plesed after notice given to the Company to dislove the same att the Expiracion of 3 Yeares according as it is limited = Last night advice was brought to Court that 2 of our Privatteers meeting with 6 English Merchant Shipps were all laden with Corne from Sussex & bound for ffrance have brought them into the River = k fforraigne Lettrs of the 3d of March say that the ffrench: Embassador has presented the Grand Signior with a summe of money alsoe 430 officers 60 Bombardiers with severall Enginers & ffire Masters The ffrench are resolved to beseige Avignon Vigon^ - before the Savoyerds can take the feild & after that Carry no Accin in fflanders

25 Feb 92/3

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

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