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and that there is a suspicion of some of his troop, as if 1688–9, March 21. Whitehall.- Warrant under the DUKE OF

NORTHUM they were concerned in it. We have enquired very sign manual to the Duke and Duchess of Somerset, to strictly after it and cannot hear or suspect any such attend Coronation on the 11th of April next. [Signed thing. It seems strange that there should be such a and sealed. 1 p.] robbery and we that live here should know nothing 1689, April 1.-Henry Duke of Norfolk and Earl of it. ... They discredit the story. [Seal with the Marshal to Charles Duke of Somerset. His Majesty town arms. 1 p.)

having appointed you to bear the queen's crown at the 1686, March 30. Wells.— The deputy lieutenants of Coronation, this is to desire you to meet in the House of co. Somerset to the Duke of Somerset ;-in praise of Capt. Lords at their Majesties' palace at Westminster, on the Thomas Littleton, the Duke's muster-master, who had 11th April, at eight o'clock a.m., in your velvet robes some information that he was so unfortunate as to lie and collar George, with your coronet. [X p.] under bis Grace's displeasure. [1 p.]

1689, April 2.-Notice to the same to appear at a 1686, April 7. Grantham.--The Mayor, Robert Cole, chapter of the Garter, to be held on the 3rd April at and Aldermen of Grantham to Charles Duke of Somerset ; ' Whitehall, in the Council Chamber, at 3 p.m., in your asking that Capt. Levison's troop of dragoons then mantle only. [1 p.] quartered in the town and who had so civilly behaved 1689, Sept. 7. London.--Thomas Medhurst, collector, themselves since they came hither might be still con. to the same. By order of the Lords appointed to exetinued. (Town seal. 1 p.]

cute an Act entitled “An Act for a general aid to their 1686, May 29. Windsor.-Robert Earl of Sunderland “ Majesties of 12d. in the £ for one year, for the necesto the same. The King being informed that divers per sary defence of their Realms," asks that he will signify sons in Somersetshire who were concerned, in the late the value of his personal estate, which is to be assessed rebellion there or are otherwise disaffected to the Go- according to the Act, &c., &c. [1 p.] Fernment, do behave themselves very insolently, to the 1690–1, March 5.-Thomas Viscount Weymouth] to terror of his Majesty's loyal subjects, by threatening to Lady Weymouth, at Long Leat. My brother H. has sue them for pretended trespasses during the rebellion, been for some time indisposed with the gout and a and otherwise molesting them, - the King commands violent cold, and yesterday I feared he would have died, me to acquaint you that he would have you write to but is now somewhat better, and in that prospect I have some of the deputy lieutenants and justices of peace taken the Salisbury coach for Friday next. "The King of that county to inform themselves, as particularly as and Queen went yesterday to Chensford (Chelmsford P. they can concerning this matter, and to transmit an ac. Lord Rochester is made of the cabinet council; Sir H. count thereof, together with the names of the offenders, Capell, Visct. Tewxbury, Sir Will. Farmer, a baron; &c., &c. [1 p.)

Monsr. Rovigny, Visct. Gallaway. Lord Hyde was 1686, Nov. 18. -- George, Lord Jeffrey's, to tho married on Thursday. I have sent down four hampers same. By the King's command I send the enclosed, of claret, which let the butler be careful of. (14 p. being a list of the justices of peace in Somersetshire, 1691, July 21.–Articles granted to the town and his Majesty desiring to be satisfied of the persons garrison of Gallway, in Ireland, by General Ginckel, therein contained on Friday next at Council. [1 p.] commander-in-chief of their Majesties' forces. These Encloses,

articles were signed and sealed by the commander-inList of the justices of peace in Somersetshire. chief Ginckel, and by the constable and governor of the [2 pp.]

said town, Dillon. Clanrickard. [Copy. 3 pp..] [1686, Nov. 18].—Similar list of the justices of peace [1691, July).-Account of their Majestics' revenue in in the East Riding of co. York. [1 p.)

Ireland from Duke Schomberg's landing, on 13th Aug. 1686 and 1687.-Three papers about persons in the 1689 to Midsummer 1690, and from thence to MidEast Riding of York, not qualified to have guns, keeping summer 1691. Totals, 26,1571. ls. 2 d., and 142,0141. muskels.; 45 guns were found in the house of Thomas 11s. 31d. [= 2 pp.) Young, of Howden-dyke.

1691, Oct. 3.- Articles agreed upon between Lieute1688, Nov. 8.-Lady Mary Thynne to Viscountess nant-General Ginckel, commander-in-chiefof the English Weymouth. The news of this day's feat I am sure has army, and Lieutenants General D'Usson and D'Tesse, reached you, not only from my son but from those quar commanders-in-chief of the Irish army, upon the capituters that are as near you, of the Prince's landing; and lation of Limerick. [Copy. 94 pp.) since it hath pleased God you should be always near those 1691, Nov. 13. Admiralty Office.-A list given in by alarms, I am sure my son's first thoughts are to secure the Admiralty Office to the House of Commons of all you from the frights as well as the danger. I find by his the ships lost and damaged from 1688 to 1691, specifying letter to me that Konisford (?) is assigned as a place the names of the ships, their tonnage, captains, times of refuge, which, from its largeness, may be better to when, places where, and manner how lost and taken. receive that family you must of necessity bring with you; Total lost, 36. Since this account (was) given into the yet it has not been aired enough to receive you; I am House, it is said, there is the “Happy Entrance," the therefore in your son and daughter's name as well as my “ Bonaventure," and the “ Nonsuch” taken by the own, desired that you would make this place your first French. Broadsheet.] stage, which will hold both you and the children, with 1691, Nov. 26. Marlborough.- Rolfe Baylye to such friends as you shall bring, and the livery servants Charles Duke of Somerset. We, the Mayor and Magiscan have their quarters at Konisford. [1] p.]

trates of Marlborough, at the request of the drapery, 1688.--An abstract of the expenses of the late Kiny silkmen, and other tradesmen of this corporation, being James II., by actual payments in money for the three sensible of the manifold loss and prejudice, not only they years, from Lady-day, 1685 to Lady-day 1688, particu- but all other tradesmen throughout this kingdom, do larizing the amounts expended by the several depart sustain by the great increase of Scots and other pedlars ments of the Government. Totals, Lady-day 1686, and petty chapmen, persons of no settled habitations, who 1,523,0691. 28. 04d; Lady-day 1687, 1,792,8151. Ss. 6.1d.; are of no trade, but ramble about the country with their Lady-day 1688, 1,782,1741. 3s. 74d. [= 2 pp.)

packs of all sorts of linen, silks, hoods, scarfs, and all other 1688.—Two political ballads, the first entitled “To sorts of small wares, and being informed that there is an " the Prince of Orange. A Packet of Advice ;" the Act in passing the House of Commons for their redress, second, “The Packet-boat returned :" they each consist do carnestly entreat your Grace to be instrumental to of nine verses of three lines. The first commencing get the same Act to pass in the Lords' House, when it “ The year of wonder(s) now is come

comes before them. [4 p.) A jubile proclaim at Rome

1692.--A satirical poem of 130 lines, entitled “AstropThe church has pregnant made the womb.” Wells, 1692.” It commences thus:

“ View all the mineral springs in Albion's isle,
“ Orange, lay by your hope of crowns,

Or where by sulph'rous fires they influenced boil,
Give up to France your Belgic towns,

Or where the latent steel affects the water,
And keep your fleet out of the Downs."

Than this well, Hamlet, none 's more ripe for satire." 1=3 pp.]

[6 pp.) 1168877–Protestant arguments and objections against (1692).- A short poem in four stanzas of six lines each, the doctrines and practise of the Romish Catholic Church, entitled, “The Lover in Fashion.” It is in the same stated in the form of articles, and headed, “Some of the handwriting as the preceding, and commences thus: “ most principal reasons moving me to withhold my

“How happy am I " joining myself to the Roman Church except they

The fair sex can defy, “ either reform themselves or be able to give me satis

Who can e'ry day say my heart is my own; “ faction herein.” [Copy. 3 pp.)

I never saw yet [1688–9, Feb. 13]. ---Copy of the Declaration of Rights

That beauty or wit, affixed to the Act of Settlement, with some variations. But that I could love, or ou'd let her alone.' [4 pp.)

[11 p.)

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1693. Sept. 30.

DUKE OF 1692.- A short satirical poem of 22 lines, written in
PORTIUM- the same hand as the preceding verses, and entitled

.: “On Mr. Greville, at Astrop-Wells, 1692." It com-
mences-
“Dear sir, a lady cry'd, that's much renowned

Thro' all the realms of foppery around,
For shape, grimace, for raillery, for dress,

And all those taking arts that women please.”
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[1692 ?].--An account, prepared by William Jephson, Esq., while living, and after his death delivered to us by Robert Squib, of pensions, salaries, and bounties paid out of secret service money to members of Parliament, Amongst the entries are Henry Powle, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons, on his allowance, 1,5751, Sir John Trevor, for equipage and allowance as Speaker, 2,4051. The late Duke of Schomberg, free gift, 3,0001. The Duke of Ormond, free gift and one pension of 2,5001., 3,6301. 17s. Marquis of Carmarthen, on a pension of 3,5001. per annum, 3,8731. 19s. Earl of Oxford, free gift, 4,0001. More paid by Henry Guy, out of secret service, to Henry Powle, Speaker, 1401. Totals, 26,8141. 16s., and 1,4401. [Written upon the fly leaf of a letter to Charles Duke of Somerset. * 1 p.)

· Paris.—News letter. The subjects • Oct. 10. treated of are--The arrival of the Maréchal de Tourville with his fleet in the Road of Bertaume. The Comte de Chateaurenant separated from the fleet with a squadron of 15 ships off Cape Finisterre, for to go to lay up at Rochefort. The Maréchal de Tourville was occupied in regulating the distribution of the vessels which were to lay up at Port Louis and Dunkirk, and such as keep the sea have started for Bayonne and the coasts of Ireland. News from Grenoble of the 24th, that the army of M. de Catinat had not yet passed the Poe. It is confirmed from Flanders and the Rhine, that the armies were retired, and the officers gone to take order for recruiting their regiments. Since the 4th, when the battle of Piedmont took place, till the 17th, they write from Grenoble, that nothing has occurred but marching and counter-marching, with the burning of some vil lages, of which the Duke of Savoy has sent to demand the reason.-Particulars of the war in Italy.-The movements of the populace of this city [Paris having given reason to apprehend the destruction of the bake houses, which the King has caused to be made for the supply of bread to the most necessitous, it has been necessary to station detachments of the guard to protect them.--Disturbances in Paris.-Prohibition published against the employment of grain in the making of beer and spirit. [French. 7 pp.]

1693, Oct. 16–26. Paris.-News letter. The subjects treated of are the progress of the war in Italy. The Spaniards have made divers movements on the side of “Roses,” but have not as yet attempted to harass our army, small as it is. The army of Flanders separates in like manner, and it is said that a great part of the troops will winter in Picardy and other provinces of the frontier. The Duc de Chartres arrived yesterday from the army, and is in constant attendance on the Maréchal de Luxembourg, the Duc de Bourbon, and the Prince de Coucy, as well as the Duc de Vendosme. The Maréchal de Lorges has fixed his winter quarters on the Rhine, and is expected to leave his army on the 24th for Versailles. The Count d'Egmont, a grandee of Spain, has been naturalised a French citizen, because the greater part of his goods are situatad in the conquered countries. They demand the contributions of two years in Piedmont, either in money or corn. Intelligence of the arrival of the Maréchal de Tourville at Brest with the fleet. In the consistory of the Bishops, the Pope delivered the eulogy of the King in very flattering terms. Bread riots in Paris. News from the Hague of the 30th Oct. Assistance proffered to the Duke of Savoy. M. D'Odyck to replace M. de Citters as ambassador from the States at the English court. Intelligence from Brussels of the 30th, that the Duc de Villeroy, who commands the French troops, contemplates some enterprise. [French. 64 pp.]

1805 Oct. 26. P.
1693, OC Paris.-News letter. The subjects

vo. Nov. 6.
treated of are—The movements of the French army.
The officers who were arrived in Paris to pass the
winter have been obliged to return to the regiments.
The courier arrived from the army of the Maréchal de
Catinat, brings intelligence that it advances continually
into the country, and that the contributions in money,
corn, and forage are levied without any obstacle, whilst
the army of the Duke of Savoy is constantly retreating.
-Progress of the war in Italy.--News from Strasbourg,

that a detachment of 300 men of the King's army DUKE having advanced into the Black Forest were confronted NORTHU by a superior force and compelled to retire. The com- 14 mandants of the armies of Piedmont and of the Rhine having informed the (French) King that it was difficult to overthrow in the encounters the cuirassiers of the Emperor, being clad in habillements impenetrable to steel and fire, his Majesty has made five new regiments of carabineers to oppose them. News from St.Malo that an exchange had been made of 70 English sailors for the like number of French. Arrival of merchant vessels, laden with grain, at the Isles of Rhé and Olleron, which were sent on by way of the Rhone and Loire to Paris. The French King has named to the places and governments of the officers who were killed in the battles of Neerwinden and Marsaille, being chiefly officers of the gendarmerie, others of the same corps. Intelligence has been received that the Maréchal de Catinat has made himself master of certain advantageous posts which he has caused to be burned, that he might not have to surrender them. Of the 93 ships of war which composed the last summer the King's fleet, 40 are disarming at Brest, 26 at Toulon, 20 at Rochefort, and four at the port Louis, and the other three are cruizing in the Mediterranean; they are also disarming the galleys at Marseilles.

P.S.-From the Hague of the 10 November 1693, news has arrived that they have sent to the Duke of Savoy 50,000 crowns for to levy 2,600 men to replace the regiment of the Marquis of Montauban; besides which they will remit 12,000 crowns per month for the support of 6,000 men, that they hope his Majesty will speedily be in a position to oppose his enemies. They report from Charleroy that they have changed the design they had formed to draw a line, it being judged useless because of the posts which they have fortified on this the French) side to hinder the parties of the allies from making incursions. [French. 8 pp.]

1693, Oct. 27. Whitehall. ---News letter. The subjects treated of are—The proceedings in Council against the admirals of the fleet for the report concerning the Lord Falkland. On Wednesday last the Council sat till very late, and came to the resolution and declaration which you will read in the Gazette; for understanding the latter part of it, it may not be improper to mention that the paper read by Lord Falkland at the Board, was what the Admirals had sent to the Commissioners of the Admiralty, as the result of a council of war, held on the 22d May last, after they had received their orders to sail from St. Helen's, together with the Streight's fleet, which paper contained no more than the several rendezvous agreed on, in case of separation, and the admiral's thinking the whole of it was not read, might be led into an error, for whether it were read or not, at that time it could not be thought to be stifled, since it had lain long before the Council, and had been often read there, though perhaps they did not know it; besides, it does not appear to be a paper very material for their justification, since what was expected from them was an account of what resolutions they had taken in relation to the Smyrna fleet, which were not then sent, and, as I hear it, was the matter they were charged with. Yesterday, the Parliament was prorogued, by commission, to the 7th November. Mr. Levingston was taken last Tuesday night, and committed, for the death of Mr. Howard. By a ship newly arrived from Portugal, it is reported that M. Gabaret was with a squadron about Cape St. Vincent, and Chateau Renaud with another near Cadiz.' (14 p.]

1693, Nov. 2. London.--News letter. Letters from Falmouth of the 26th Oct. say that the Prince of Orange and Guaker Ketch sailed about [the] Land's [End] the day before with 150 transport ships, bound for Bristol and Wales. Two French privateers to be sold at Plymouth on the 10th November. From on board the Neptune, at Spithead, 27 October, the boatswain of the Royal Oak, and his mate, are condemned to be hanged for embezzleing the King's stores. Colonel Hamilton's regiment of 13 companies, being of 900 men, is quartered at Norwich. His Majesty landed on Sunday at Harwich, and slept at Colchester; the Queen having joined him, they came together to Kensington, about 11 last night, the whole city being illuminated as they passed through. The Council was summoned to meet yesterday, in the evening, and the admirals of the fleet were ordered to attend; but his Majesty being then expected, the meeting was put off. Yesterday the new Lord Mayor entered upon his office, with the usual solemnities and pageantry. Some highwaymen were apprehended this afternoon in Fleet Street, but I hear they killed two men before they were taken. Off Weymoutb a French privateer took

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a Dutch ship, and is in quest of four more. « The Hope of 1628–9, by motion, and the latest that of the Lord
London,"an interloper from Guinea, arrived at Galloway President, 28 Nov. 1693, by oath. (2 p.)
on the 10th, richly laden with elephants' teeth, red wood, 1693, Dec. 13. Paris. —News letter. The matters
gold dust, &c.; she made her voyage in eight weeks. On treated of are-The groundless report in Piedmont that
Tuesday last the case depending between the bankers of an accord had been come to. The courier who arrived
London and the King was argued before all the judges yesterday from Lion reported that the Duke of Savoy
in the Exchequer Chamber; the bankers pleaded by could not so soon have received the transmissions of
virtue of a patent from Charles II., that the interest England and of the other allies for the continuation of
ought to be paid out of the hereditary excise, but after the war. There is no certain news that the army of the
a long debate the decision of this affair was put off till Maréchal de Catinat had repassed the Po, but only that
next term. This afternoon the Bishop of London at the detachment of cavalry which was at Fossari had re-
tended by the clergy of his diocess, as also the Lord joined the army. Progress of the campaign in Italy. A
Mayor and Court of Aldermen, congratulated his Ma- courier was despatched yesterday with certain propo-
jesty's safe arrival. Yesterday Mr. Neal's lottery was sitions for an engagement to the Kings of Sweden and
opened. Our merchants are in great pain for the Denmark. Suggested marriage of Madlle de Chartres
Bilboa fleet, which consists of 30 sail, under convoy of with the Electora of Bavaria. Certain enemy's barks
12 men of war, being richly laden, and at sea above six which have appeared before St. Malo since the bombard-
weeks, but not yet heard of. We hear that a Scotch ment have caused a general panic. Military reforms in
minister at the Lord Mayor's feast refusing to drink France. By the care they take to regulate the destina-
King William and Queen Mary's healths, had the oaths tion of the funds for the approaching campaign it is
tendered him, which he refused, as also to pay his fine, certain that the commencement will be made in Flanders
for which he was committed. A Cabinet Council has and Germany at a much better time than the preceding,
been held to consider of a convoy for the Streight's fleet, so that on the one side they may be able to profit by
of which Sir Francis Wheeler will have the command. the absence of King William to penetrate into Holland,
This day, by his Majesty in Council, the regulations at which the remembrance of the last wars and the
and restrictions for the East India Company were disunion of the Hollanders with the Spaniards, always
settled. A French spy sent from Ostend. His Majesty, causes this court to aim, as the readiest means to
at the Lord Mayor's congratulation upon his return, de cause them to quit the league, and on the other side to
clared that he would never be wanting, though with the enable them to possess themselves of the principal posts
peril of his life, to bring the people to the desired peace, of the Neckar and of the mountains of Swabia to
and afterwards gave him and the Aldermen his hand to open the passage of Germany before the enemy's army
kiss. This day the King dined in private with the be on foot. Reform of the French coinage. (French.
Duke Hamilton, General Talmash, the Lords Colchester 4 pp.]
and Newport. [4 pp.]

1693, Dec. 1!. The Hague.-News letter. The sub1693, Nov, 20. Paris.--News letter. The subjects jects treated of are—The efforts of the neutral princes to treated of are-Extraordinary preparations making for bring about a general peace, on the footing of the treaty some enterprises this winter on the Meuse and Moselle. of Nimeguen, but the allies do not appear to be disposed, Intelligence from Mentz of preparations making to put desiring to push their advantage further. They forget the Comte de Tallard in a position to make a diversion nothing here to advance the opening of the approachwhen the Maréchal de Bouflers shall be occupied with

ing campaign. The Council of State employs itself in the bombardment of Liege and Mæstricht.-Designs of that with all its power. The directors of the East India France in the Low Countries. M. de Vauban is to take

Company will pay the 3,000,000 florins, which they will the necessary measures for this grand design, which give for the prorogation (sic) of their privileges. by they undoubtedly will attempt before the allies can put three instalments. The estates of Holland will asthemselves in a state to oppose them, by the augmenta- semble after New Year's Day. Orders sent to our tion of their forces.-Progress of the French arms in troops to make incursions into the enemy's country Italy. It is not thought that any considerable enter to prevent the transport of grain and horses. The prise can be executed this winter within the states of the provinces of Overyssel have signified to the States Duke of Savoy. It is whispered that the project of a General that they are agreeable to the increase of the general accord will pass before the commencement of troops of 15,000 men, and to that of 24,000 Swiss for the year between all the princes interested in the war. Piedmont, and also to augment the subsidies which Arrival of the Cardinal d'Estrées at Versailles, charged the State gives to the Duke of Savoy. There are always with a letter of the Pope for the French King, and some conferences between the ministers of the allies and the grand hints for terminating the war of Piedmont. The neutral princes, of whom they proposed to take troops. cantons of Zurich, Basle, &c. persist in demanding from The governor of Dixmude had made himself master of a the King a supply of grain, which is impossible to grant chateau between Newport and Ostend, but was speedily to them.-Attempt to revive the taxes on members of driven out by M. de Bel Castel, who commands the four the palace towards the support of the poor. Amounts at regiments which are last arrived from England, and who which the various officers are taxed. The Irish regi- has placed a garrison there. The letters from England ments serving in Piedmont are so wasted that they talk cause an universal joy in all the country and in Flanders of reducing them to two, under the name of the King and for the good resolutions which the Parliament of that Queen of England, unless they can procure a sufficient kingdom have taken for the common cause, and which number of soldiers to recruit the four. The Comte de will be the means of enabling us to obtain a good and la Vaugnion committed suicide yesterday.

assured peace. It is reported from Paris that the King 1693, No: 24. The Hague.-P.S. to the preceding

has given to the son of M. de Pontchartrain the reverDec. 4.

sion of the post of Secretary of State for the marine. letter. The news from Sweden indicates that the [French._24 pp.). Comte d'Avaux is not in so great consideration at that

1693-4 Dec. 22 court as formerly, since the differences we have had

* Paris.- News letter. The subjects

*Jan. 1. with that crown, touching certain vessels taken by their treated of are-Prospects of the campaign in Italy. subjects; the matter, however, has been arranged by Order taken by the Maréchal de Catinat to prevent his their promise to give satisfaction. Conferences attended troops from pillaging. It is thought from the preparaby the Duke of Holstein. The French are endeavouring tions making in the country of Luxemburg, that the first by all manner of intrigues to procure the naming of a movement of the troops will be made to attack the place of negotiation for the peace, but it is not thought enemy there, so as to operate with greater effect on Flanthat they will be able to succeed. [French. 51 pp.] ders or the banks of the Rhine. The Marquis de 09 Nov. 27.

Montbrun had died at Turin, of the wounds received at * Paris.-News letter. The matters

the battle of Marsaille. The frigate l'Alcion, returning treated of are—The disposition of the French troops. from Toulon with grain, passed the Straits, notwithThe bombardment of St. Malo. Disturbances at Charle standing the guard of eight Spanish vessels of war. roy to prevent the removal of corn. Progress of the Couriers were continually being despatched to Dunkirk French troops in Italy, under the Maréchal Catinat. for the arrival of a convoy of grain, which was expected Arrival of the Spanish fleet from Vera Cruz at Cadiz, from the north, and on which they counted as absolutely where they are preparing the gallions intended for Peru. necessary to the State. French, 6 pp. Objects desired by the Duchess of Hanover. (French. 1693-4, Jan. 1. Paris.--News letter. The subjects 6.1 pp.]

treated of are—The resolution of the Pope to employ his 1693, Nov. 28.-List of peers who have obtained means to aid in the restoration of peace in Europe. He orders for stay of legal proceedings on the ground of has made known to the King (of France], by the Nonce privilege of Parliament, with the dates of the orders and Cavalerini, those whom he intends to send before the the mode of application in Parliament. The earliest commencement of the campaign into the borders of the case instanced being that of Lord Goring, 21 Feb. Christian princes, to work to this end, and who are said

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sels was only a feint. for

DUKE OF to be conversant with all the particular interests. His Touching the supplies of grain to be furnished to the Dog NORTHUM

: Majesty has sent order to Cardinal de Jansons to expound commissaries by the inhabitants of Picardy. The com- NORTE BERLAND

BERLA his intentions to the Sacred College, for which he is to missaries for the army of Germany have purchased & make efforts to gain over the principal members by great quantity in Lorain, which they endeavour to transmoney. They think only of how to procure funds for port into Germany. List of the names of twenty vessels the approaching campaign, which will be, according to arming at Brest. [French. 4 pp.) all appearances, one of the most bloody that has ever 1693–4, Jan. 28. Paris.-News letter. The subjects been. The object of the King (of France] is to oblige treated of are—The replenishment of the magazines on the allies to accept the mediations of the Northern the frontiers with all kinds of military stores, for the use Courts, who will propose as a preliminary a suspension of the troops who are to keep guard there till the beof arms, during the continuance of which they will ginning of September, that they may be in readiness for debate the pretensions of either party, and principally any important expeditions into Flanders. They say the the abdication of King James (II.]; it is for this subject number will exceed 30,000, besides ten regiments of that they furnish with zeal all the magazines, and that foreign troops. As the retinue of the Duke of Orleans they are making extraordinary preparations even to the are preparing with alacrity, they doubt not to be in prejudice of the internal affairs of the kingdom [of readiness in better time than last year. It is supposed Francel; the suspensions of all payments, and even those that the commencement of the campaign will be as soon of the troops are for to amass considerable sums, which, as last year. French preparations. · The Mediterranean being distributed adroitly at the commencement of the fleet is expected to comprise 40 or 50 vessels, of which campaign, may be able to produce marvellous effects. 26 are in condition to be armed at Toulon, and 20 others Mr. Amelot having written to the court that the Swiss at Brest, to intercept the enemy's commerce in the officers complained to the cantons, and that they were Levant, and to prevent the passing of their convoys for resolved to quit (the French] service if they should not Smyrna, Alexandria, &c. Advices from Rochelle of the receive their pay, it has been resolved to give them 23rd, that the vessels last arrived from Canada were to satisfaction. Nothing is as yet definitely determined be discharged and a new cargo prepared for May. Adtouching the French armaments, by land and sea, vices from Normandy and Brittany confirm the news which ought to be formidable ; and it would seem that of the arrival of 47 vessels from the North, on those they await the result of that which the allies should coasts ; 40 of which were laden with wheat, metal, and have determined and the arrival of all the (French) other provisions, under the escort of Captain Bart. generals in Paris, so as to determine in a general council (French. 64 pp.) the measures necessary for the approaching campaign. The disarmament of all the vessels was only a feint, for,

“: Paris.- News letter. The subjects

3-4, Feb. 1. the letters from the coast assert that they are preparing treated of are—The news of the arrival of Captain Bart. a powerful armament, which would be in readiness to Letters from Rouen confirm the conveyance of 18 barges engage the allied fleet before the end of March. Advices laden with corn from Havre-de-Grâce for Paris. The from Flanders report the arrival of 4,000 muids of grain

misery in Paris increases, so that measures were obliged at Dunkirk, the vessels in which it was laden having to be taken to regulate the sale of bread. Letters from escaped the three English men-of-war; likewise a little Rochefort report the discovery of an attempt to fire the has arrived at Brest and Havre-de-Grâce. They report ships there. News from Lions of the descent from from Strasbourg that the Rhine between Rhinfelt and Languedoc of 18 boats, laden with bombs, munions, Brissac was frozen over; nevertheless the troops sta- and some pieces of canon for Piedmont. They hold for tioned on that river have not made any movement, and certain that the siege of Coni will be in such forward. it seems that they will not attempt any enterprise before ness that in the approaching campaign the enemy may March. Export of gold and silver from the southern not be able to interrupt it. Endeavour made by M. de ports of France to be recoined by the Genoese into coins Pont-Chartrain to engage the posts of the kingdom, for of the French] King, said already to have amounted to the reserve of those of Paris, for which already 1.800.000tt. Great anxiety to learn the resolutions which 40,500,000 f. have been offered, but it is said that the shall have been taken in the diet of Poland, touching general farmers will push them up to 43 millions. All the peace with the Tartars. Expected arrival of the things for defence of the coasts [of France) were put in Maréchal de Catinat at Paris this evening. Return of readiness till August. The King (of France will find M. de la Neuville to Poland. Report that the Abbé three days for his toilet when he arises from bed, a Morel having changed his cape (petit colet) into a dozen of satirical maggots as well against the conduct of feather and sword, cut a figure as a German officer at his Majesty, as that of Madame de Maintenon and of the court of Vienna, where he employs all his means, his ministers about the public calamities and the diffiand those of the lords who were attached to this, to gain culty there is to remedy the same through the credit over the ministers of the Emperor, and to urge them and talent of that lady. Instructions for a grand prodoggedly to a particular accord with the King (of cession of the Knights of the Holy Ghost. The Duchess France), and at the same time to facilitate the trans- de Grammont, mother of the Maréchal de Boufflers, died mission of the despatches for the Ottoman court, and to on Friday last in Paris, and was carried the next day, at receive those of M. de Chateauneuf, who is at the Port[e], evening, to the Capucins of the Place des Conquêtes. and, finally, there is a secret rumour that the Pope has The principal officer of the Hussars committed to the expressly caused the nuncio Cacchia to pass to Vienna, Bastile. (French. 6 pp.) to work in concert with him (the Abbé Morel) for 1693–4, Feb. 16. Paris.—News letter, containing in. this accord. It is certain that of the 28,000 men of telligence of the 8th, 12th, 15th, and 16th February (new which the army of Piedmont was composed at the com- style). The subjects treated of are-Express orders mencement of the campaign, only 18,320 attended the given to hasten the armaments in all the ports [of review which has been held. Death of the Prince de France). M. de Pont-Chartrain, seeing himself hardly Lislebonne. [French. 7 pp.] .

pressed for some days by the officers of marine, for 1693-4, Jan. 15. Paris.--News letters. The subjects their pay, answered that they must have patience, and treated of are- The preparations at Versailles for the that they should receive high interest for their money. opening of the carnival. Refurnishing of the apart. Hopes of the French] to disconcert all the preparations ments of the late Queen, and exhibition in them of the of the allies at the commencement of the campaign, and presents from Siam, and generally all that was most mag so to cause them to consume the time uselessly during nificent at the court, as they were intended to serve as a the summer, for to discourage their people and to bring lodging for “ R. I.” (Roy Jacques ?) and his family, who them to the propositions of peace which will be then will come to pass here ten or twelve days. Advices from made by the Mediterranean Powers. For some days Flanders that the troops remained inactive on either side, the Dauphin has been occupied in receiving from the although they make preparations at Dunkirk for some King instructions for his approaching campaign in expeditions. The principal members of Parliament Germany; and although they feel assured that the went some days ago to visit the hospitals, and make re- enemy will keep better on his guard than in the past port to the King. Advices from Grenoble that they year, nevertheless all imaginable precautions are being had seized on the Lake of Geneva two boats, supposed taken to draw him to a battle. The King departs the to be laden for the Milanese. Advices from the coast 15th of next month for his house at Chantilly. The that Capt. Jean Bart, assisted by the Chevalier de St. Cardinal de Bouillon took his departure yesterday, after Clair, had taken some prizes in Norway, with three or having been in conference with the King some days four English vessels. His Majesty has inspected a new about the choice of a new prince and bishop of Liége. model of the galleys designed to serve on the ocean by Proposed means to prevent the export of bullion beyond sails and oars; and as those which were made in 1689 the (French] frontiers, as practised for some years in had not answered their expectations, they have avoided Ireland. Anticipations of the movements of the Maréin these all the faults they detected in the others. A chal de Boufflers and the opening of the campaign in priest of Nimes had been killed whilst celebrating mass. Flanders and on the Rhine. Preparations on the Rhine.

Feb. 27, forming

OF Uneasiness at Brest about the fate of the boats which with all the places of the Rhine; if the former, Ulm is DUKE OP left Rochefort laden with munition and stores. Expected

NORTHUM threatened with pillage ; and if the latter, Frankfort BERLAND. departure of the Maréchal de Catinat for Piedmont. It with fire, unless redeemed by payment of large sums. is surmised that the campaign in Italy will commence Ministerial changes in the French Government. The early. (French. 8 pp.)

English solicit the levying of a regiment in the canton of 1693-A, Feb. 18. Paris.-News letter, containing in Bern, and it is said that the Grisons are unwilling to telligence of the 22nd and 26th February. The subjects grant a passage to the Germans bound for Piedmont. , treated of are—The advices from Mers of the 16th, that Advices from Lyons that many officers of the troops of the cavalry in Alsace is to be augmented and that the Piedmont were on their way to join their regiments; greater part of the troops which are on the Moselle and that many cadets were incorporated into the petite Saare are destined to serve on the Rhine, where it is gendarmerie, which is in quarters in Dauphiné and said there are above 50,000 infantry and 30,000 cavalry. Provence; and that the general rendezvous of the troops The French court is assured to have of the latter above was in the plain of Grenoble, where the Maréchal de 62,000 men on foot before the 1st of June, when the open Catinat would hold a review at the end of the month. ing of the campaign will commence. The collection of mili The proceedings of the enemies of M. de la Barre. Detary stores and provisions continues. Every means is being parture of M. Le Dauphin for the campaign against tryed to change the garrison of Cazal, which diminishes

Germany. [44 pp.) daily, and is the apparent cause why the Maréchal de Catinat has hastened his return to Piedmont. On

Advices from the Hague of the date Wednesday the Maréchal received his last orders from

a supplement to the preceding. Magnificent preparathe King, with whom he conversed a long time on the

tions at Loo, to receive the Prince Louis de Baden, in the operations of the campaign; he took his departure this

name of the King of England; but he had resolved not morning to put things in order, and people begin to talk

to go, but to continue his journey in Germany, so as to of some grand designs, the one against Coni, the other

assist at the grand council of war which is to be held at against Turin, and of another against Final. The attack

Vienna upon the operations of the approaching camon one of these places is necessary to facilitate the ap

paign. The estates (of Holland] have signified to the proach for Casal and to secure winter quarters for the

King of Sweden their readiness to terminate their close of the year. A party of troops to be speedily dis- differences with him about Denmark ; by the interpopatched, that they may be in readiness for service in

sition of his Majesty they have also ratified the treaty Germany and Catalogne before the campaign should

which their high mightinesses had made with her. Adopen there. The baggage of the Dauphin has been in

vices from Liege that the French party there is very creased by 200 horse, because the German campaign,

considerable; but, nevertheless, they hoped to gain, where he will command, will be of longer continuance

before the day of election of the new bishop, the greater than last year, it having been settled with the Grand

part of the members of the chapter to let the choice rest Seignior to hold during the winter all his troops at rest,

on some one who should be agreeable to the allies. The so as to push the more vigorously in Hungary and on

King of Denmark seems to be content to release our the Rhine the Imperialists, and to force them to an

vessels which are in his ports, when we shall do the like accommodation. Objects of the French in their prepa

to those of his subjects which are in ours. (Written rations for the approaching campaign. Intelligence

upon the same paper as the preceding. 14 p.] from Mons and Namur confirms that some officers and

21. Feb. 26. De many soldiers have deserted for want of pay; many of

20. Paris.—News letter. The subjects

Mar. 8. the English who were passed over to Ostend have also done the like, and those who desire to serve King James

treated of are—The resolve of the [French] King to are sent into Catalogne for to recruit the Irish regiments,

make a grand effort at Piedmont, so as to oblige the which they intend to reform, for to render them more

Duke of Savoy to abandon the party of the allies. Procomplete. The privateers of St. Malo are preparing

posed attack to be made on Turin at the beginning of to cruize on the coasts of Scotland and Ireland ; there

May. Prospects of the approaching campaign in Italy.

Although our clergy are said to be very rich, nevertheare already many from the coasts of Biscay who are pre

less they cannot find the sums promised to the King. pared for the latitude of the Capes of Finisterre and St.

The French] court does not yet despair, but that the Vincent, to keep watch for such vessels as should pass

Cardinal de Bouillon may assist at the election of a new the Straits. They begin to despair of the arrival of

bishop of Liege. The troops in the north-west of France Capt. J. Bart, and those interested in the convoy which

quit their winter quarters the end of this month for the he escorts endeavour to effect insurances at 30 and 40 per

defence of the frontiers. At Rochefort they are precent. It is thought that the supply of grain in France will be found sufficient. The French] court is using its

paring a quantity of mortars. It is thought that the

Duke of Orleans will command, as in the past year. The utmost effort with the King of Sweden, to engage him to insinuate to the allies its wishes for peace, and to

payment of the French] troops is ceased until the reattack this prince in his interests it is intended to send

ceipt of the new funds. All the governors of the

maritime places and of the coast will be much in arrears. to the Count d'Avaux a memoir and instructions, with

The Maréchal de Tourville has orders to depart instantly order to suggest the cession to that monarchy of the

for Brest. Advices relative to the election of the bishop Duchy “ Des deux Ponts," under the conditions that it

of Liege. One of the [French] King's vessels has sent shall not yet be published. Great preparations on the

into Lisbon a Hollandish prize of 44 pieces of cannon frontiers. Many bankruptcies amongst the merchants in

bound from Amsterdam for Cadiz, estimated of the France. Intelligence has arrived of three actions fought in the valleys of Piedmont between the troops of the

value of 400,000ft., and advices from St. Malo of the 3rd Duke of Savoy and the Vaudois. Particulars of these

report that there was arrived an English prize, also actions. [French. 74 pp.j.

estimated at 400,000ft. [French. 4 pp.)
2. Paris.—News letter.
16934, Mar. 5.

Supplement to the preceding advices from Brussels of
The subjects

March 9. The Callies] devote themselves with all pos-
treated of are—The affair of the succession of the late sible eagerness to the preparations for the approaching
Abbé de Longueville is always in the same state. They campaign. Orders given to advance a considerable
reiterate in all the provinces the prohibition to transport number of troops to the frontier of Liege, and they
from one to the other any corn without express permis commence very soon to canton 25,000 men. [Written
sion, under pain of confiscation. Great stores of pro- upon the same paper as the preceding. French. 4 p.)
visions are being amassed in the vicinity of the Rhine Second supplement. Advices from the Hague.
as far as Grenoble, so that there can be no doubt but Letters from Vienna of the 27th April say that a
that they are intended to be employed in the pass- treaty is concluded between the Emperor and the King
ing and repassing of a great number of troops, and of Sweden, by which the latter engages to furnish the
principally infantry. Advices from Fribourg report Emperor with 13,000 men, the one moiety to serve in
that 20 battalions of German troops are preparing Hungary and the other on the Rhine, because advices
to serve in the final attack on Turin, the conquest of from all parts assert that the Turks and French will
which will be of consequence for to disturb the whole of make extraordinary efforts during this campaign. Ad-
Piedmont, and draw off the Duke of Savoy; but the vices from Switzerland that Lord Galloway is yet at
more politic people believe that there is much mystery Zuric for to press the levies which that canton is to
in the matter, and that the object of the court is effec- furnish to the King of England. Many pretenders to
tually to augment rather than diminish the troops of the the employments of the deceased Comte de Hornes.
Rhine, so that the Emperor may be at the same time Prince Louis of Baden has given here great hopes that
attacked vigorously on both sides. It was the intention he will have assembled his army on the Rhine so soon
to attack Heilbron and Mayence, to facilitate the as and even before the enemy shall have assembled
passage of munitions and to have a free correspondence theirs. The matters in difference between the Estates

1693-4. Feb. 23.

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