L.c.2147: Newsletter received by Richard Newdigate, 1692/1693 March 4

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Bifolium. Addressed: "To [th]e honble Sr Rich Newdigate Bart."

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London March 4th: 1692

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Tis ordered to pass under the great seal of Ireland to Constitute the Mayor of Dublin Charles Deering John Weaver William Mulleneux and John Mehust Esqre to be Commissioners for Inspecting and examining all the Stores of warr and provisions and also all Such Lands goods Chattells & as are or ought to have been forfeited to their Maties and to have full power to Lease out all forfeited Lands for 7 years to Commence from the 25 of May next. The said Commissioners are to have 400£ per Annum Sallery and Mr Deering the Secretary a 100£

Yesterday Morning nigh the Hermitage a ship of about 100 tunns which was this week sold for 390£ being a prize took fire and burnt to water Edge but tis said the goods on board being not determined may occasion a dispute in Law

They write from Dover that one of our privatiers of 10 Guns Lying near the Peer a French privatier of a bigger force come with full saill boarded took and Carryed her off with the Liuetent and 40 men on board.

Portsmouth the 2d 15 men of warr

[continued from margin overleaf:] {And ordered it to be Engrossed = The House Afterwards Resolved itself Into a Grand Committee on the Bill for paying the Debts due to the Orphans And went through most of it and will be on the same again on Munday = This day wee recd a Forreign Maile but bring nothing materiale}

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are gone home a Cruizing upon some considerable undertaking the Narlborough privatier has taken and sent to Dartmouth a portugall ship which she took Laden with Contraband goods going to France

Chester the 1st March 2 Gentlemen of Different sentiments relating to the Government drinking in the Crown taverne they opposed each other to that degree that they drew, and the Williamite had the good fortune to kill the Jacobite

yesterday the house of peers took into consideracion the peticion of the Ld Mohun complaining that Mrs Mumfort had brought an Appeall of Murther against him desiring their Ldshipps Opinions in the Case and after 3 hours debate thereon it not appearing that Mrs Mumfort had brought any such Appeal their Ldshipps dismissed the said peticion

The Councell was extraordinarily Assembled on Thursday Evening and had the Affair of the Turkey Fleet before them but how they resolved that point is not proper to mencion but I am told that the Lds of the Admiralty have ordered 20 saill of men of warr to put forthwith to sea upon some secrett expedicion

We had ordered yesterday the sherriffs of London and Middlesex [recto:] declared Sr Wllm Ashurst to be duely Elected a member of parliament for this City in room of Sr William Turner.

We have advice from Lewis In Sussex that 2 persons being seen to be sett on shoar 4 dayes ago near that place from a French sloop they were pursued but one of them gott into a wood & escarped but the other was seized who before they could Lay hold of him took out of his pockett some papers which he tore to pieces and flung away and a messenger is gone to bring him to Town in order to Examinacion.

yesterday the House of Commons were upon the Review of the Poll Bill which took up the whole day whereby the Earl of Pembrokes Bill depending between his Ldship is by Consent deferred till Munday.

We hear the states of [Holl]- land have lately built a man of warr of 110 guns which they design to present to his Matie

his Matie has ordered all his servants and Equipage to be gott ready by the 15th Instant whereby tis presumed he will be suddenly going to Flanders

The house of Lds this day proceeded upon debate of the Irish Affairs [margin recto:] {and agreed upon severall heads and resolved to form an address thereon and appointed Committees to draw up the same forthwith = The House of Commons called for the Report of their Address relating to the same matter which was read and Agreed to there being a Clause therein signifying that the Resentment relating to the seperate Article} [margin verso:] { granted to those of Limrick and the house ordered those Members which Are of the privy Councell to know the Kings pleasure when he will be attended with the said Address - the Grand Commitee made a Report of the Review of the Poll Bill and the House Agreed to the same}

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