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L.c.2145: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 February 28

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London ffebruary: 28th 1692 ~

The Lord Mohun having peti cioned the house of peers touching an Appeall of Murther from mrs Mumford it was ordered to be considered on thursffryday

His Maiesties Iourney to Chatham and Tillbury ffort is deferred for some daies and we hear that great Alteracions will be made at court before his departure

yesterday about 100 young men came to Town from Kent and places adiacent to List themselves as Voluntiers In his Maiesties service

We hear that 2 privatiers of 34 guns each are now on the stocks and will be Launched in a short time

Pill near Bristoll ffebruary 25th a dutch Caper hath brought in here a ffrench ship of 90 Tunns Laden with Linnen Cloath bound for Ireland

Penzance in Cornwall ffebruary 22d yesterday a fflushing priva tier came in here and brought in with her a small ffrench prize pri =vatier of 8 guns which she took near the Lands end

By an Express Command from the King Last week to the Commissio ners of the Generall post office Mr Leison Comptroller of the fforreign office is Laid aside and I hear Mr Tredenham hath or is to haue the Said place and that there will be a further reform

that severall of her friends were allready come who went in Womens apparell to prevent discovery and that she was Employed to provide them private Lodgings = a priest was Convicted for being the Author of divers scurrilous Libells amongst them a form of prayer In which were these words Lord We beseech thee to restore to us our old Master King Iames and pour down thy Vengeance upon the usurper

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This day the Commons read a 3d time and passed a Bill to prevent false and double returns In parliament and another to make Salt water - afterwards severall pressmasters were examined and referred to the Law to be punished and Captain Winter of white ffryers was referred to the Lord Chief Iustice the House was afterwards in a Grand Committee for encouraging privatiers and the same to be reported on Thursday - ordered that the Last Supply Bill being the review of the poll be considered in a grand Committee on ffryday - The Lords haue been all this day examining the Affairs of Ireland and there being more witnesses they are to be heard to Morow at 1 a Clock

28 Feb. 92/3

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

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L.c.2146: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, Arbury, 1692/1693 March 2

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London March the 2d: 1692

Sir

A person who had never opportunity till now has made his Escape from ffrance: & came Straight to whitehall & given Satisfactory account of the Enemyes late & present posture of Maritime Affaires & sayes that Monsieur Chateau Renalt was with 19 Men: of warr actually gon to meet 22 of the Thoulon Squadron & Carryd with him some secrete orders from the King And hee Sayes they are not to goe directly to Brest but Hault in halfe the way & there to Expect the English & Dutch Squadron bound to the Streights

His Maiestie has sent his orders to the Office of Ordinance to gett the 2 traines of Artillery ready to bee Shipped with all the Materialls of warr by the last of this Month

Circular Letters are sent to all Lords Livetenants to disarme all persons suspected that will not take the Oaths & secure all service also horses in any of theire possessions & to have the Malitia of the Kingdome in a readines to march vpon the first notice

Edingburgh the 23 on the 20th past all the Recruites here were shipped for fflanders

Wee had an account from the Bass that one Mr Day adventured to goe in a Boat with 4 men thither to discover the Condicion of

the Informacion of the Affaires of Ireland it appeared for these 4 last Yeares there hath been Illeguall & Arbitrary proceedings in that Kingdome & resolve to Address the King to certifye the same The Lords have passed the Game Bill And alsoe that for takeng Bayle in the Countrey together with the Mutiners Bill with Amendments which the house: of Commons have Ingrossed a Bill to take away Lotteryes and alsoe a Bill vpon East India Commodityes

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of the place pretended to them that hee was a ffreind to King Iames & had news to tell them from ffrance: but the Garrison being Iealous searched him & vnluckly found in his Pockett one of King [Toms] passes vpon which they secured & laid him in Irons but Sett the men a Shoar & burnt the Boate

Sir Thomas Levison who is now Said to bee Gentleman of theire Maiesties forces in this Kingdome is Expected here from London to Morrow

Plymouth: the 26o vltima wee have an account from Marizon that the post Boy in his way thither from Penzance in Cornwall was 3 dayes agoe Attacked & robbed of his Maill by 6 persons in disguise who not only took & wounded him soe that his life is despaired of vpon which the Countrey are in pursuit of them

Yarmouth: 27th past the Master of the Danish Shipp lately driven Ashoar att wexenham sayes that when hee came from Norway vnbart agreat ffrench: Privatteer was in the port of H leary with his Squadron where hee was Inclosed by 5 English & Dutch Men: of warr

Harwich 28th Yesterday the Gray hound ffrigatt Sayled hence with 2 Mailes for Holland & some Recruites for fflanders

Theire Maiesties came this day to Towne & summoned an Extraordinary Councell ths this Evening & I am told the Circuits are putt of for affortnight the Iudges being to Assist with theire Opinions in Parliament = This day was an Eleccion of Member of Parliament: for this Citty & the Poll fall betwixt Sir William Ashurst & the present said Maior = The house: of Lords this day vpon heareing

Wee have an account from Whitby in Yorkshire that some ffrench: Privatteers of Considerable force lately mett off of that place 22 laden Colliers vnder Convoy of an English ffrigatt who Exchan =ged severall Guns with them but the Privatteers falling in with the Colliers took Severall of them but the ffrigatt is Safely arrived in - Harbour

Two persons are appoynted vnder the great seale to give discharges for money not Accompted in the Exchequer Levyed on dissenters

Dartmouth the 26 past Yesterday a Prize of 16 Guns taken by the Soldadoes was brought in here in theire way to Spithead the Soldadoes alsoe took 3 other Prizes which were Seperated in bad weather

Letters Yesterday from Hull Advise that some ffrench: Privatteers have lately taken Severall Shipps from that Coast among them the Ostery Man: of warr Ketch Tis alsoe Confirmed that 5 of the Amsterdam Squadron is taken by them

The 3 ffrench: Merchants who were detayned here by way of Reprisall for as many Imprisoned att Paris formerly mencioned are to departe the Kingdome in 4 or 5 dayes att farthest & 4 others were ordered to departe with them but vpon great Intercession made by some att Court they have obtained Leaue to Continue here

Yesterday being St Pattyes day theire Maiesties wore each of them a Leek & came to the Chappell att whitehall where the Bishopp of London preached & the said [Ioward] of Effingham Carryed the Sword before theire Maiesties = A person being fined 20s by the Iustices att Hixes Hall this Sessions for disturbing Dr Burges att his Meeting house & refuseing to pay itt was Yesterday Committed to New Gate ==

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but deferred the Earl: of Pembrookes Bill till tomorrow The house of Commons this evening went in a Body & presented the King in the Banqueting house .theire Address to dissolve the East India Company his Maiesties Answer ed that hee would take speciall Care of the Trade of the Nacion & particularly of that Afterwards the Spanish Embassador had Audience with his hath on his head & was Conducted back in great state

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To The honorable Sir Richard: Newdigate Baronet at Arbury 64 near Coventry

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L.c.2148: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate?, 1692/1693 March 7

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London March the 7th 92/3

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Paris the 3d of March the King returned from Morley on Satterday where he held a Great Councill of War & resolved to beseige Charleroy makeing it noe secret and has Dispatched Bonffleers to fflanders to put his Warrant in Execution his Maiestie has alsoe sent his last Instructions to Count De Estre to sail with the Province Squadron which Consists of 22 Great Ships 5 ffireships 6 Billinders and 4 [Fluotes] he has alsoe sent Instructions to Brest and Rochford to work Day and Night to gett ready the Grand ffleet declareing that he will have 78 Capitoll Men of War in the Line of Battle 18 from 80 100 Guns 34 from 66 to 80 & the Remainder from 56 to 60 Guns

His most Christian Maiestie hath openly Declared that the Grand Seigneur hath promised not to make aPeace with the Emperor without his Consent .. whereupon his Maiestie is sending to the Port the rest of his subsidies booth of Monney & Officers to sollisicte the Grand Seigneur to send some shipps to the Coast of Sciscily which will

Leith haveing on board 2000li sterling & they took out the best Goods which they Detain with the Master of the Vessell for a Ransom of 300li. An Adress is said to be bringing up to London to be presented to his Maiestie from the Clergy of Scotland. yesterday the Earl of Pembroks Bill was upon the 2d Readeing layd aside the house Divided and Carried it by 26 Voices for the Lord Iefferies

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cause the Grand Master of Malta to send of ^noe more of his Gallies to the service of Venetians in the Levant

Sir Iohn ffleet the present Lord Mayor being Ellected a Member of Parliment for this Citty and not sir William Ashurst (as by Mistake in my Last) his Lordship took his seat yesterday in the house of Commons where the Bill past for Encourageing of Privateers as alsoe abill for takeing away the Royall Oak and other Lotteries

All the transport shipps with the Recruites for fflanders are fallen down the River haueing affaier Wind

On saturday about 4 in the Morning affire broke out from 2 Empty houses a Considerable Distance from each other in one Griffiths pile of New buildings near st Iameses Park which Consumed 6 of them and must Certainly be don on purpose and some of the Neighbours have accused the Owner to have Kindled the ffire himselfe for which he stands Committed

ffalmouth the 2d Yesterday the saldado ffriggott brought in here aDutch Dogger

the sepperate Article Granted to the Irish & desiers the King to make such a scrutiny into the Miscaradge as to be able to Lay before the next Parliment Its beleived the Adresses will be booth printed to which I refer you The King hath deferred his Iourney to Chatham [sheressess] &c to ffriday next The Letters yesterday from Scotland say that the ffrench: Capers continue to Infest that Coast some of them haveing lately taken an English ship bound for

of 100 Guns Laden with Wine & Rosen from Oporto which she took from affrench: Privateer

Plimouth the 3d Instant Yesterday appeared before this place Rear Admirall Allymond with 5 Men of Warr & 3 ffireships and ffired aGun as a sign for the Bilboa ffleet to sail out which they did being 4 Merchants shipps 6 English & 2 Dutch Men of War & being Ioyned by Rear Admirall Alymonds squadron they sailed together to the Westward hebbing to see them safe beyond the soundings & then seek out & ffight 12 ffrench Men of War which have been Cruizeing some time in the Mouth of the Channell

His Maiestie has appointed thursday next to attend with the Adress relateing to the managements of Affaiers in Ireland The said adress [qts] 8 heads have not been duly accompted for nor applyed to the publique [uses] 2ly the Estates fforfeited were Vallued at one Million 350000li & not 10000 of it brought to his Maiesties account 3ly that there has been Great and Notorious Encheselments of stores 4ly that the soldiers Querters hath not been paid notwithstanding the Deductions made out of the pay & supplies given in Parliment for that purpose 5ly that the antient

Methods of the Exchequer haue not of Late been observed 6ly that protections have been given to Papists whereby the English [Protestants] could not sue for their Iust Debts 7ly that the present Lord Mayor has been Imposed upon the Citty of Dublin contrary to their Priveledges 8ly that one Safney and divers others were Executed with out being tryed - & one Swetsman equally Guilty of the same ffact not prossecuted = The Adress of the house of Commons is rather sharper & [prencious]

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An Express is on his way in Germany from the Lord Paggett which when arives wee Shall Certainly Know the proceedings of the Ottoman Court Its Iust now said that our Squadron of Men of War are gon to ffight 40 ffrench Privateers & Men of War - this Day the House of Commons only finished the monney Bill relateing to the Changeing of the Stocks of the East India Company &c And theyll proceed on the Orphans Bill tomorrow

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L.c.2149: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate?, 1692/1693 March 9

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London March 9th 1692

The Bill for punishing Muti niers and deserters and for better payment of souldiers quarters Lyes ready for the Royall Assent which takes place on Saturday and therefore tis believed his Maiestie will come to the house to pass that and other Bills which are ready

Here is an Express from Reer Admirall Allemond that he hath passed the soundings and taken a ffrench ship whereby he has Informacion of the stacion of the ffrench squadron that they Lye near Billboa being 12 men of warr to Intercept our ffleet bound for that place

mr William Dean one of the Commissioners of the Lotteryes is seized and committed to the gate house being charged with Chipping & Coyning

Severall Cornish Gentlemen 25 of which are Members of Parliament haue peticioned against the pattent granted to Mr Corbett for making Copper half pence, and farthings setting forth that there is not half Copper enough dug up in this Kingdom to Supply a sufficient quantity of half pence and farthings for one Year and their Aim is to haue them made still of Tinn which will be of great advantage to the County of Cornwall

Complaints haue been Lately made to the Lord Chief Iustice against

This day the Cornish Gentlemen aforemencioned were heard before the King and Councell in relation to their peticion and produced patterns of new Tin half pence and farthings not to be Counterfeited with any proffit but the Result is not yet come to our Knowledge ~~~ an Express is Iust now come to the Lords of the Admiralty that Admiral Aylmer with the Bilboa ffleet is fforced back Into Torbay and the Mary received some damage in her Rigging -

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several Iustices of the peace for Countie naming of press masters and his Lordship promised to take particular Notice of the Matter In its proper place

4 Common Councellmen of this City haue laid down their Gowns to Avoid the payment of 40s a year ~ towards relief of the Orphans according to the Bill In parliament and tis believed if it passes severall others will do the Like

the Bombardiers firemasters &c are very busy in making great quantities of ffireworks at Greenwich and the Tower from whome It is believed that we shall enterprise something Considerable against ffrance this summer.

We haue Advice from severall parts of England that divers people haue perished in the Snow and some drowned Since the Thaw

We hear Sir Iohn Ashbey Lyes dangerously ill.

The Lord Warrington is gone down to Cheshire with orders to disarm all the papists there.

The Lord Berkly is gone down to the Fleet and will not return till they are paid off = His Maiestie has been pleased to give Collonel Godfreys Regiment to Collonel Langston

Here is an account from Holland of divers persons that are seized in some of the Chief

as he did the Last meeting there when he Called him to an account of some Embezellment of Stores I am Credibly assured that the Late Result of the Councell relating to the sayling of the Turkey and Straights ffleet Terminated in a Resolucion that they shall no not stirr till our Grand ffleet be at sea by which time we shall certainly know where the ffrench Thoulon squadron is & accordingly act upon it and then our Grand ffleet will Convoy them out of

Cities of that Government for a Complottment to declare for making a Seperate peace with ffrance being an Artifice that the ffrench Imendiaries are Carrying on for the accom plishing some notable enterprize but the states Generall Will shortly publish a Mani festo that they are fully resolved to con tinue the warr to the Last Effort and Never think of hearkening to a peace without participacion and Ioint Consent of the Allyes

Edinburgh the 2d of March ~ the ffrench privatiers continue very Much to Infest this Coast having this Week taken a vessell Laden with Corn which they Carryed to the Bass some of Collonel Lesleys men Assisting to Impress men for theire Maiesties service the Apprentices gott together in a Riotous Manner and notwithstanding severall of them were killed they proceeded and gott into the City Guard house which they were In possession of at the Coming away of the post.

Yarmouth 6th Instant yesterday came in here the St Iohn of Norway ~ Iawb Lason Commander who gives an account: that on Monday Last he fell into Ill Company vizt 7 ffrench privatiers who robbed him of some wood Bacon and Cloaths and Enquired whither his Lading or any part thereof belonged to any English Merchants and broke open severall Letters but finding Nothing of Moment dismissed them

yesterday the House of Commons spent most of their time in hearing the report relating to the Absent members and the Committee haue made great Inspeccions

Into precedents but none of them coming up to the Case of sir Charles Porter the present Lord ~ Chancellor in Ireland the House did nothing in that point but proceeded upon mr Cullyford Absen ting himself but not appearing when summoned it was resolved that he be suspended from ~ the Benefit of the priviledge of the house and tis believed that if he had appeared he would haue been expelled, the taking away his priviledge doth respect that he may not plead the priviledge of a member of the English parliament In the Next parliament of Ireland

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