Numb. 36. THE Parliamentary Intelligencer, COMPRISING The Sum of Forraign Intelligence, with the Affairs now in Agitation in England, Scotland, and Ireland. For Information of the People. Published by Order. From Monday August 26. to Monday Septemb. 3. 1660.


THe Ambassador Extraordinary from Denmark, having been three days nobly entertained up­on his Majesties accompt at Sir Abraham Wil­liam's house in the Old-Palace-yard Westmin­ster, was on Saturday last in the afternoon fetched thence to Whitehal, by divers Lords, with about 20. Coaches, where his Majesty under a rich Canopy of State; in the midst of the chief Nobility (his Majesties Royall B [...]d of Pensioners being placed along the Ravles)▪ was pleased to give him Audience in the Banqueting-House. The Ambassadors Speech was in Latin, and chiefly imported [...] Congratulation from the King of Denmark his Master, touch­ing his Majesties happy Restauration to his Crown and [Page 572] Kingdoms, which was very well liked by his Majesty, who after a short yet affectionate Reply to the Ambassador, show­ed much of Royal favor to him and his Retinue, giving the chief of them his Royal hand to kiss. The Ambassador af­terwards addressed to their Hignesses the Dukes of York and Glocester, wishing a lasting settlement to both the Royal Fa­milies of England and Denmark. To which the Dukes like­wise returned him a very affectionate answer, with expressi­ons of their Respects and Friendship to his Majesty of Den­mark. Which done, the Ambassador was conducted back by the before mentioned and other Lords, to Sir Abraham Willi­am's house, where he was magnificently entertained at Sup­per, and at night went to his own Lodgings, taken up for him in Bedford street.

Riga in Liesland, July 10.

The Duke of Courland having been magnificently treated by our Governor and Magistrates, departed hence the seventh of this month with all his Family and Retinue to go for Libaw; he was met and received by the way by a Captain, in the head of a Troop of 300 horse.

Advertisements of Books newly Printed and Published.

Veritas Inconcussa, or a most certain Truth ascertained, That King Charls the first was no man of Blood, but a Martyr for his Peo­ple. By Fabian Philips Esq. Sold by William Place at Graies-Inn-Gate.

Th [...] Bowels of Tender Mercy, Sealed in the everlasting Co­venant: As also the Treasures of Grace, &c. By Mr. Obadiah Sedgwick

The Drinking of the Bitter Cup: Or the hardest Lesson in Christs School, learned and taught by himself, Passive Obedience, by John Bri [...]sley, Minister of the Gospel at Great Tarmouth. Both sold by Joseph Cranford at the Castle and Lyon in St. Pauls Church-yard.

The Beatitudes, or a Discourse upon patt of Christs Sermon on the M [...]unt. By Thomas Watson, Minister at St. Stevens Walbrook. Sold by Ralph Smith at the Bible in Cornhil, near the Old Exchange.

Manaductio or a Leading of Children by the hand through the Principles of Grammer by James Shirley.

An Epistle written and presented to his Majesty by Arise Evans who yet liveth. Both sold by Richard Lownds at the White Lyon in Pauls-Church-Yard.

[Page 573]His Grace the Duke of Albemarle &c. is by the special favor of His Majesty declared Lord Lievtenant of the King­dome of Ireland.

Elsenore, July 21.

The Swedish forces are transported from this place almost day and night, and it is hoped, that before this night, they will be all gone.

It is advertised from Breslaw in Silesia, that some Officers were there arrived out of Transylvania, having been but three days upon their journey, who relate, that all Transyl­vania except two places, had put themselves under the pro­tection of the Great Turk, to injoy their free exercise of re­ligion under him, but the young Prince Ragotzi hath sub­mitted himself to the Emperors protection.


His Majestie having been pleased to Constitute the Lord Belasyse Lord Lieutenant of the East Ryding in Yorkshire, his Lordship summoned the Countrey to appear before him at Beverley the 13. of this instant August, together with his Deputy-Lieutenants, Justices of the Peace, and chief Con­stables; where being met, they gave order for the raising the Trained B [...]n [...]s, being 3000. men, into three gallant Regi­ments, Commanded by Sir Francis Boynton, Sir John Hotham ▪ and Mr. Wharton, as Colonels; and Sir Robert Hilliard Com­mands the Horse. These will all muster (in Bodies) before his Lordship within fifte [...]n days after their Harvest is over; the example whereof will be of great consequence to other Counties, towards the settlement of the Ancient Legal way of Trained Bands for the security of the Kingdom.

From Argileshire in Scotland Aug. 13. 1660.

Here is very much rejoycing at the Imprisonment of the Marquess of Argile: for though this Country bears his [Page 572] name, there are too many Families which he hath endeavor­ed to [...]ine; the woful experience whereof will be evidenced by the Clandowgals, Clan Leans, Mac Donnals, and Mac Waughtons, besides the unnatural and unhumane usage of ma­ny hundred poor souls sent by him into the Island of Jura, where they all perished. Whether he hath practised mur­ther, and taking possession, you will hear ere long: I assure you that thousands are glad of what is done, who, although you yet have not their hands in this Letter, yet neither hands nor hearts will be wanting to preserve his Majesties peace in Argileshire against all opposers whatsoever.


His Majesty was pleased to confer the honor of Knighthood on Lieu. colonel John Jackson of Harraton in the County of Dur­ham, as a present mark of his Royal favor for his loyal services and sufferings in the Wars.


Col. Francis Windham (who so nobly held out Dunster-castle for his Majesty) being lately chosen Burgess for Milburn Port in the county of Somerset, now sits in the House of Commons; and among all those hundreds of Members that fit there, not any hath served his Majesty with more fidelity and success than that Gentleman, especially at such times when others forsook him, and his Majesty had most need of friends, which we need not tell you was in his Ma­jesties great and wonderful escape after the battel at Wor­cester.

And since we mention escapes, we cannot forget the Noble and valiant Lord Inchequin, who on Friday last the 24. instant, came to London to finish his redemption from the Turkish slavery, where his Son is left as Pledge till his Ransom be accomplish'd.

His Excell [...]ncy the Duke of Albemarle hath reinforc'd his late Order to the Commissary-general of the Musters and his Deputies, to take care that no Officers or Soldiers be mustered in any dead place, or any other way vacant.

Edenbrough August 21.

Major General Morgan (in pursuance of his Excellencies Orders) with eight Companies of his Regiment, is removed from Haly-Rood house in Edenbrough (a place famous for the King of Scotlands wonted M [...]nsion) to Leith Cittadel: Lieut. Col. Joseph Wittar, his Lieut. Col. Commands Sterling Castle with two Companies of the Major Generals Regiment. Orders are sent to seven Companies of Col. Daniels Regiment to march to Ayre in place of Col. Rob­sons. Two Companies of Col. Daniels Regiment, and two of Col. Mau's are sent to St. Johnstons, Commanded by Lieut. Col. Richardson. And by this time I presume you desire to know how many Garrisons and strong Holds of Scotland are reserved in the possession of the English: which are,

  • The Cittadel of Leith.
  • The Cittadel of St. Johnstons.
  • The Cittadel of Ayre.
  • The Cittadel of Innerness.
  • Sterling Castle.
  • Dunbarton Castle.
  • Dunstafnal Castle, and
  • Dower Castle.

The Earl of Glencarne now Lord Chancellor of Scot­land is expected here at Edinburgh to morrow, and is to be attended hither very honorably, many persons of quality citizens and others to a very great number being already gone to meet him.

To this news from Edinburgh we may adde, that General Middleton is made his Majesties Commissioner.

  • Lord Craford Lindsey Treasurer.
  • Earl of Cassiles Justice General.
  • Earl of Lauderdale principal Secretary of State.
  • Sir John Fletcher his Majesties Advocate.
  • Sir Archibald Primrose Clerk Register.
  • Mr. Gilbert Stuart, Lyon King at Arms.

[Page]Since those excepted out of the Act of Oblivion, who were committed to the Tower on Saturday last, having sate as Judges on his late Majesty, these following (who also were such Judges) are sent to the same place, viz.

  • Sir Hardress Waller
  • Col. James Temple
  • Col. Scroope
  • Col. George Fleetwood
  • Alderman Tichborn
  • Mr. Garland
  • Mr. Heveningham
  • Col. Owen Roe
  • Col. Harvey
  • Col. Potter
  • Mr. Mayne
  • Mr. Millington.

His Majesty this day August 29. went to the Parliament and gave his Royal assent to these 5 Acts. viz.

  • 1. An Act for Confirmation of Judicial Proceedings.
  • 2. An Act for Restraining the taking of Excessive Usury.
  • 3. An Act for a Perpetual Anniversary Thanksgiving on the twenty ninth day of May (the day of his Majesties Na­tivity and Restauration)
  • 4. An Act of Free and General Pardon, Indempnity and Oblivion.
  • 5. An Act for a speedy Provision of Money to pay off and disband all the Forces of this Kingdom, both by sea and land, (commonly called, the Act for Poll-money.)

At the passing of which Acts his Majesty made a most gracious Speech, which that none of his Majesties good Subjects may want the happiness to peruse, we here give you an exact Copie.

My Lords and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I Have been here some times before with you, but never with more willingness, then I am at this time: And there then [Page 576] be few men in the Kingdom, who have longed more impati­ently to have these Bills passed, than I have done to pass them; and I hope they will be the Foundation of much Security and Happiness to us all.

I do very willingly pardon all that is pardoned by this Act of Indemnity, to that time which is mentioned in the Bill; nay, I will tell you, that from that time to this day, I will not use great severity, except in such cases where the malice is notorious, and the Publick Peace exceedingly concerned; but for the time to come, the same discretion and conscience which disposed me to the clemency I have expressed, which is most agreeable to My Nature, will oblige Me to all rigor and severity, how contrary soever it be to my Nature, to­wards those who shall not now acquiess, but continue to manifest their Sedition and dislike of the Government, ei­ther in action or words. And I must conjure you all (my Lords and Gentlemen) to concur with me in this just and necessary Severity; and that you will in your several Stations be so jealous of the Publick Peace, and of my particular Honor, that you will cause exemplary Justice to be done upon those who are guilty of seditious Speeches or Wri­tings, as well as those who break out into seditious Actions: And that you will beleive those who delight in reproaching and traducing My Person, not to be well affected to You, and the Publick Peace. Never King valued himself more upon the affections of his People, than I do; nor do I know a better way to make my selfe sure of your affections, than by being just and kind to you all: And whilst I am so I pray let the world see that I am possessed of your affections.

For your Pole-Bill, I do thank you as much as if the Mo­ney were to come into My Own Coffers; and wish with all my Heart, that it may amount to as great a sum as you reckon upon: If the work be well and orderly done, to which it is designed, I am sure I shall be the richer by it in [Page 576] the end; and upon My word, if I had wherewithall, I would My self help you, so much I desire the business done. I pray very earnestly, as fast as Money comes in, discharge that great burthen of the Navy, and disband the Army as fast as you can; and till you can disband the rest, make a pro­vision for their support.

I do conjure you, as you love Me, let me not hear the noise of Free quarter, which will be imputed to my want of Care and Government, how innocent soever I am; and therefore be sure you prevent it.

I am so confident of your affections, that I will not move you in any thing that immediately relates to My Self, and yet I must tell you, I am not richer, that is, I have not so much money in my Purse, as when I came to you. The truth is, I have lived principally ever since upon what I brought with me, which was indeed your money; for you sent it to me, and I thank you for it. The weekly expence of the Navy, eats up all you have given me by the Bill of Tonnage and Poundage. Nor have I been able to give my Brothers one shilling since I came into England, nor to keep any Table in my House, but what I eat my self. And that which troubles me most, is, to see many of you come to Me to Whitehall, and to think that you must go some where else to seek your Dinner.

I do not mention This to You, as any thing that troubles Me, do but take care of the Publick, and for what what is necessary for the peace and quiet of the Kingdom, and take your own time for My own particular, which I am sure you will provide for, with as much affection and franck­ness, as I can desire.

Hi [...] M [...]j [...]sty, in memory of that great Service done to the Crown in the days of his Royal Father, as well as since his Majesty began his Reign, by that wise and most honorable Personage Thomas Earl of Southampton, hath made his Lordship, Lord High Treasurer of England.

Venice, the 31 of Iuly, 1660.

We are informed by the last Letters from Candia, that the Turks had dis-imbarqued 400. horse, and 2000. Foot, to put them for a Garrison in Canea, intending to draw out the former Garrison to be imployed somewhere else, by ex­press orders from the Bashaw General of the Forces of this Kingdom: They have likewise caused 600. men to enter in­to Retimo, and reinforced the Garrisons of other place, which they hold in those parts, upon notice given them, that the Venetian Generalissimo Morosini, had resolved to lay siege to the before-mentioned City of Canea, with so much the more hopes of a happy success, as our Forces have all­ready seized on the Avenues, through which the Ottomans could receive any succour. The same Letters intimate, that the said Generalissimo was as yet at Cerigo, whence he had wrote to Prince Alme [...]ic, to hasten the joining of their forces, that so they might with the better resolution, execute the Enterprise agreed upon, for which all things were put in good order. By Letters from Dalmatia, we hear, that the Infidels in those parts were retired from Clin [...], to repass the Mounts, bu [...] that he who commanded them, gave out, that the chief V [...]ster had ordered a party of those Forces which are in Transylvania, to go and besiege Cataro, which had obliged the Proveditor General Cornaro to use his best indeavours for securing that place against all at­tempts, although it be very probable, that this is onely a device of the Turks, to h [...]nder the march of those Forces which this Republick is a sending into Candia.

Francfurt. 15. July.

The Deputies of the Dukes of Ne [...]burg and Brunswick, are arrived in this City, where others more are expected to resolve either on a continuation or dissolution of the Assem­bly that is kept here, which the Emperour endeavoureth to [Page 562] remove to Ratisbone, in expectation of a general Diet of the Empire, which most part of the Princes of Germany wish for.

Presbourg in Hungaria, July 29.

It is confirmed by Letters, that the Count of Serin is re­treated from before Canischa, not by order from the Em­peror, as some Letters reported, but upon intimation given him, that 5000. Turks were upon their march, whom the General Ali Bashaw had drawn out of his Army to relieve the above mentioned place. We are likewise credibly in­formed, that the lurks are withdrawn from the Confines of Tearadin, notwithstanding they had above 6000. men be­fore that place: and that the Palatin of Hungaria marched towards those parts with ten thousand men, to re-inforce the Garrison. We hear, that Prince Barchai is carefully kept in the Turkish Army, and that the General hath order not to release him, till hee hath restored those [...]/500 Florens which he leavied upon the States of Transylvania.

Warsovia in Poland, Aug. 1.

We are advertised here▪ that their Majesties of Poland arrived on the 26th. last past at Cassimiers, and that they were expected at Leopolis on the 12. of this Moneth: A Courrier from the Polish Army hath lately brought newes to the Court of a second defeat given to the Muscovites in Ukrain by the Lord Potozky, Field-Marshall of Lithuania; reporting moreover, that the Tartar Cham had pursued the Muscovites as far as Kiow, and pressed the King of Poland to cause his Canon and Infantry to march on to attaque these people together with the Rebellious Cossacks, who have ta­ken their shelter in divers strong places, not daring to keep the field any longer. We hear likewise, that Ours have made themselves masters of Korno, one of the strongest pla­ces in Lithuania, lying betwixt the Rivers of Niemen and [Page 563] Vitia, as also of Grodna, scituated on the first of the before mentioned Rivers, having put fire to the Castle, to chase the Muscovites thence; and lastly of the Mount of Lisegura from which they easily batter the Castle of Vilna, which the Muscovites defend with much obstinacy. In the mean time the Polonian General CZarnecky, that he may not want action, sends constantly Parties abroad, who make their excursions as far as Smolersko without the least opposition; and so soon as he receiveth those Troops, his Majesty giveth him hopes of, he resolveth to enter Muscovia, where, it is believed, he will not meet with much resistance, if Gene­ral Lubomirsky take his march (for which he prepareth him­self) towards Kiow, there to make a diversion.

From Bremen the 5th. of August.

Those jealousies which this City conceived, touching some designe the Swedes should have against its priviledges, are now most ceased, upon notice given from Stockholm, that the Government there had declared exactly to observe what was agreed on in the year 1654. betwixt the Crown of Sweden and this City, by the interposition of the States Ge­neral of the Vnited Provinces▪ and it is said that the people of Bremen are so far from having any thoughts of war, that they have rather declared an extraordinary joyfulnes for the peace, and the restoring of a good understanding between the two Northern Crowns, and the States General of the United Provinces.

Edinbrough, Aug. 25. 1660.

On wednesday the 22. of August, the Earl of Glencairn, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, came into this City honoura­bly attended by about 1000. Horse. The Major General, Colonell Daniel, and Colonell Disne the English Commis­sioners, with several Field-Officers, and two Troops of the [Page 564] Major Generals Regiment of Horse, went to Massleborough to meet his Lordship, and attended him thence to the House designed for his Lordship in this C [...]ty. At his coming in to Edenborough, the Earle of W [...]nton [...]ode on his right hand, and Major General Morgan on his left: He was guarded from the Water-gate to the Nether-Bow, by the Major Ge­nerals Regiment of Foot. The Lord Chancellor being come, the Committee of three Estates (according to the late Proclamation) sate on Thursday, Aug. 23. and infor­mation being given of some Remonstrating Ministers that were at Robert Symson, the Collectors house; Orders were sent to Captain Newman in Edinborough Castle, to command thence 20. Musquetiers to Symson's house, who found the Ministers subscribing a Paper tending to the dis­turbance of this Kingdom. The Ministers were carryed Prisoners to Edinborough Castle: Their names are

  • Mr. James Guthrie, Minister of Sterling.
  • Mr. Robert Trayle, Ministers of Edinborough.
  • Mr. John Strivling, Ministers of Edinborough.
  • Mr. Alexander Moncreif, Minister of Sc [...]oney.
  • Mr. John Semple, Minister of Carffern.
  • Mr. Thomas Ramsey, Minister of Foulden.
  • Mr. Gilbert Hall, Minister of Kirkliston.
  • Mr. John Scot, Minister at Ornham.
  • Mr. George Nairne, Minister at Brunt Island.
  • Mr. John Murray, Minister of Maffin Parish.
  • James Kirk, Laird of Soudaywell.

Whereupon the Lord Chancellor with the Committee of the Th [...]e Estates, the very next day set forth this follow­ing Proclamation.

GOD Save the KING.

A Proclamation by the Committee of Estates convened by His Majesties special Authority, against unlawfull Meetings and seditious Papers. At Edinburgh, August 24. 1660.

THe Committee of Estates in obedience to His Maje­sties Proclamation being met, and taking to their se­rious consideration the goodness of God, who in his great mercy hath restored the Kings Majesty to the Exercise of His Royal Gove [...]nment; And withall, considering His Majesties great care of, and affection to this His Majesties Ancient Kingdom of Scotland, in Calling and Authorizing the said Committee of Estates to Meet; And they finding it their duty to prevent all unlawful Meetings, which may tend to the prejudice of His Majesties Service, or may again involve His Majesties good Subjects into new Troubles; Have thought it fit in His Majesties Name and Authority, to prohibite. And by these Presents do prohibite and dis­charge all unlawful and unwarrantable Meetings or Con­venticles in any place within this His Majesties Kingdom of Scotland, without His Majesties special Authority; And likewise all seditious Petitions and Remonstrances, under what pretence s [...] ever which may tend to the disturbance of the Peace of this Kingdom, or alienating and debauching the affections of His Majesties Subjects from their due obe­dience to His Majesties lawful Authority, and that under all highest pai [...]s. And for this effect, appoints all Sheriffs of Shires, and Magistrates of Burghs to be careful within their respective Bounds, that no such pernicious and dange­rous meetings be permitted, but that they be timeously pre­vented, hindered, made known and discovered to the Com­mittee [Page 566] of Estates. And ordain these presents to be forth­with Printed, and Published at the Mercat cross of Edin­burgh, and the Head Burghs of the respective Shires with­in this Kingdom, that none pretend ignorance hereof.

Signed in the Name, and by Warrant of the Committee of Estates. GLENCARNE Chancellour. I. P. D. Com.

After which was set forth another Proclamation com­manding that no Disorders or Insolencies be committed by any person whatever within this Kingdom upon any of the English Nation, under all highest pain, after which they adjourn'd till Tuesday following.


His Majesty was graciously pleased to confer the Honour of Knight-hood upon Herbert Perrot, Esquire, a worthy Member of the House of Commons, serving in Parliament for the Burrough of We [...]bly, in the County of Herreford.

On Thursday last that accomplished Personage George Earl of Bristol, entertain'd His Majesty at his own house with a Supper, with whom was Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Gloucester, attended by the Marquess of Ormond, and other Persons of Honour.

On Friday the Lords had a Conference with the Com­mons, wherein Their Lordships acquainted the Commons with His Majesties Message for an Adjournment from the eighth of September to the sixth of November next.

London, Printed by John Macock, and Tho. Newcombe, 1660.

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