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others are looked after.

On Thursday last a Petition
was presented to her Maiestie in Councell sub-
scribd by divers Members of Parliament and
eminent Merchants intimateing that the
East India Company haveing made default
in paying in their first quarterly payment
asserted under ioynt stacke on the 25 of
March appointed by Act of Parliament
the Charter by the said Act is become void -
upon which 'tis said the matter will be
enquired into

A Parson was ????? Convicted this
Assizes at Hereford for drinking a
health to King Iames and forceing some
of his parishioners to doe the like & use
a greate many seditious speeches for
which he was fined 50li & to be bound
seaven years to his good Behaviour

Severall eminent Lawyers have
given in their opinions that the East India
Company haue forfeited their Charter
the same being void in Law by their
none payment of their money aforesaid

The Turkey Merchants yesterday
presented a petition to her Maiestie that the
Embargo might be taken of and they
are told they shall haue asatisfactory
Answer in few dayes.

Two Engineers are arrived
in the Ile of Wight being sent by the
King to veiw the fortifications there
his Maiestie intending to lay out 60000l in
additionall fortifications to the fortresses
of that Ile & his Maiestie has ordered a Detatchment

himselfe in a Dutch Regiment which intent to corrupt the souldiers to desert was
discovered and sentenced to walke the Gantlet 6 severall times 2 Serieants goeing-
before him with the points of their halberds at his breast to prevent his swift -
motion & then [Cassie.e]. Yesterday Dr Scott Scott preached before her Maiestie at
Whitehall. The Auctions of the East India Company is falln from

to be made out of the 2 regiments there
to strengthen the Garrison of Newport
in flanders.

The Lord Keeper is ordered to make
a reforme in the Commissions of the peace
throughout England and the Lords Leiftenants
haue orders to doe the like amongst the officers
of the Militia

Secretary Trenchard hath taken
Hungerford house in Spring garden to live in

Agreate disturbance hath
happened this weeke at Shaftsbury in
Dorset shire occasioned by a quarrell
betweene a troop of french Refugees
quartered there and the Inhabitants and
severall are Killed in the fray.

Barbadoes the 15th of February Wee
impatiently expect Sir Francis Wheeler
with his squadron & reinforcements & then
shall make an attacke upon Marteni
-co but wee understand that the french there
have received by two ships from france
under 2 Convoys all sorts of Necessaryes
but noe souldiers.

Sheilds the 11th instant. yesterday
came in here afly boat belonging to
Newcastle she was some dayes agoe
taken by a french. privateer who detained
the Master in france till he had paid his ran
some 3 french privateers are upon
this Coast & there passeth not aday but
some of our ships are taken by them

Yesterday 3 Clippers was seized
neare so ho & Committed to Newgate

The Bishop of Rochester

is taken very sicke // A Gentleman. arrived here yesterday from the King in Holland
and sayes that severall Considerable roman Catholicks are arrived there from france
with what substance they could draw of that 16 of them abiured their religion
in a Church at Amsterdam. They say the Miseries of the people in france are
inconsiderable // The Gentleman. adds that a french pretended refugie who had listed

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Lucio Alvarez

gantlet = gauntlet - (archaic) Two parallel rows of attackers who strike at a criminal as punishment.