Numb. 26. Mercurius Publicus: 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 of the late Council of State. From Thursday June 21. to Thursday June 28. 1660.

VVednesday June 20. 1660.

YEsterday the Baron of Pelnitz, the Master of the Horse, Chamberlain and Colonel of the Regiment of the Guards of his Electoral Highness of Brandenbourgh, and his Extraor­dinary Envoy to his Majesty, had Audience at VVhitehal. The Master of the Ceremonies went to fetch him from his House, with two rich Coaches, each with six Horses, and so conducted him to VVhitehal; being brought [Page 402] up stairs, the Vice Chamberlain conducted him through a gallery full on both sides of Gentlemen, unto the Presence Chamber door, where the Earl of Manchester, Lord Chamberlain, conducted him to his Majesty, who staid expecting him there. His Majesty was bare during the whole audience: his Speech was pretty long, containing a congratulation upon the happy restauration of his Maje­sty, and the expression of his [...] Highnesses joy for the same. His Majesty returned a very obliging answer, suitable to the affection that [...]lector hath shewed unto him in former times, being the first forreign Minister with Cre­dentials to his Majesty that made a publick address. The Audience being ended, the Lord Chamberlain conducted him back through the said Gallery to the stairs head, the Vice Chamberlain to the Coach, and the Master of the Ceremonies, with another Gentleman, and the two Coa­ches brought him home again, an honor we have not heard of conferred before on any forreign Envoy, by a King of England, and now done to shew the high sentiments his Majesty hath of the Electors former kindness to him.

Monday, June 18. 1660.

A Letter from Lievtenant Col. Yardly, to M. Thomas Asht [...]n, Chaplain to the English in Jersey, was communica­ted to his Excellency General Monck, containing the sole u­nity of his Majesties Proclamation there, by his order a sta [...]ely Sc [...]ffold was erected in the market place of S. Hilla­ries Town, where were present all the English Officers and Souldiers, and the Hon [...]rable Sir Philip Cartaret, and the chief of the Gentry, the Proclamation was in English and French, after each followed volleys of shot, and loud acclamations of God save King CHARLES the Second; at night the ayr was lighted with bonfires, and the Island thundred with the great Guns, at least a hundred shots were made from them in that small place, consisting but of [Page 403] twelve Parishes, the like rejoycing was never known there in any ones memory now living; 'tis disputable whether the English or the Islanders were more cordial, or saw more signs of thankfulness, but 'tis out of controversie, that his Majesty hath not more loyal Subjects in his Dominions, their obedience being confirmed by the presence of his Ma­jesty among them after his Fathers death of blessed memo­ry, and his own miraculous deliverance at Worcester fight, which so encreased their courage, that Iersey was the last place lost from his Majesty, being kept by the faithful and couragious Sir George Cartaret, until his Majesty sent him an Express out of France to surrender it.

Thursday June 21.

Upon a report from the Committee of Priviledges and Elections concerning the Return of the Election for Scar­borough.

Resolved, That M. Tompson is duly Elected to serve as a Member in Parliament for that place.

M. Luke Robinson being chosen for that place, and by former order discharged from sitting in the House, it was ordered that a new Writ issue for the electing of a new Burgress to serve in his stead.

Upon report concerning the Election of the Borough of Northampton.

Resolved, That Sir John Norris and M. Rainsford, are duly elected for that place.

M. Carew, one of the Tryers of the late King, being brought up, and delivered to the Speaker, and by him committed to the Serjeant at Arms, the House approved of his commitment.

M. Speaker acquainted the House, that the Lord Monson came with his Keeper from the Fleet, and surrendred him­self to him according to his Majesties Proclamation; whom the Speaker finding to to be a Prisoner upon Execution, remanded back to the Fleet, which the House approved of.

M. Speaker acquainted the House, that Major General [Page 404] Ludlow had rendered himself: whereupon it was ordered, that he be committed to the Serjeant at Arms.

The House referred it to a Committee, to state the Ac­compts of all such who have provided Necessaries in order to his Majesties Reception; and to give Warrants for their satisfaction out of the 20000 l. charged upon the Bill of Assessement for that purpose.

Upon Report of amendments to the Bill for confirm­ing of Priviledges of Parliament and the fundamental Laws, they were agreed unto, and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.

The Bill for Pole-money was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a grand Committee of the House, and that the House be in a grand Committee to morrow morning for that purpose.


This day the several Aldermen and other Citizens of London, waited upon their Highnesses, the Duke of York and Duke of Glocester, to desire them to honour the Ci­ty with their company at Dinner at Guild-hall, on the day his Majesty had appointed to dine with them; going to the House of Lords, thence to the House of Commons, whom they also invited the same day: who were pleased to ac­cept of the Invitation, and return their thanks for the Ci­ties respect to them.

Westminster, Thursday June 21. 1660.

Ordered by the Lords and Commons new asse [...]led in Parli­ament, That one Subsidie called Tonnage [...]nd one other Subsidie called Poundage, and those other Duties called or known by the name of New-Impost, shall continue to be paid after the Rates, Rules [...]nd Proportions by which they are now due and payab [...], and upon the same Goods and Merchandizes whereupon the same are now levied and col­lected, until the 24th of Iuly, which shall be in the year of our Lord, 1660; before which time, one Act is intended [Page 405] to be passed for the Settlement and Regulation thereof.

Ordered by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parli­ament, That the Imposition of Excise shall continue to be paid after the Rates, Rules, and Proportions by which the same is now due and payable, and upon the same Goods and Merchandizes, whereupon the same are now levied and collected, until the twenty fourth of Iuly, which shall be in the year of our Lord, One thousand six hundred and sixty, before which time, one Act is intended to be passed for the Settlement and Regulation thereof.

Friday, Iune 22. At the House of Lords.

The House of Lords having received a Message from the House of Commons to desire their concurrence in or­dering 10000l. part of the 20000l. formerly conferred by the Parliament on the Lord General Monck. to be paid out of the Ordinance of Assessment for 70000l. per mensem, their Lordships agreed thereunto.

At the House of Commons.

Upon Report made of Amendments to the Bill of Ge­neral Pardon and Oblivion, the Amendments were agreed unto and the Bill Ordered to be engross [...]d. The Bill is to extend to the 24th. of Iune, 1660.

Resolved, That Mr. Burton be one of the twenty excep­ted out of the General Act of Indempnity and Oblivion to suffer such pains, penalties, &c. and now in the Custody of the Serjeant, have liberty to attend his occasions, upon security given to the Serjeant at Armes to be forth coming when he shall require him thereunto.

The Bill for setling Judicial Proceedings was ordered to be read to morrow morning.

The [...]ule Resolved to be in a Grand Committee at three of the clock in the afternoon, which was done accor­dingly.

Saturday, Iune 23.

A Petition of Lancelot Emmet and others was read and referred to a Committee.

Ordered, That the House be in a Grand Committee on Monday next at three of the clock in the afternoon to consi­der of a Bill touching the Court of Wardes.

Ordered, That the Committee who are to consider of Ministers Livings do meet this afternoon, and so de die in diem, and that they speedily report the same.

Resolved, That the House be in a Grand Committee on Munday next to consider of Poll-money.

Upon Report made upon examination of the Accompt of Richard Blackwell, John Sparrow, and Humphry Blake, that there was due to the State from them for Arrears of Prize-Goods, from the year 1649. to the year 1652. 41495.5 s. 3 d. ¼. It was Ordered,

That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to take speedy course for the calling of the said Richard Blackwel, Iohn Sparrow, and Humphry Blake, to an accompt in the Exchequer, and that they be proceeded a­gainst.

The Bill for satisfaction of Purchases was read, and or­dered to be read again.

The House resolved, That the Queens Majesty shall be restored to the Possession of these Houses, Mannors and Lands following, being part of her Majesties Joynture, and purchased by such Persons whose Estates are lyable to forfeiture, viz.

Mannor of Old-Court, purchased by M. Edwards.

Mannor of Richmond, with House and Materials, puchased by Sir Gregory Norton.

Egghant purchased by Captain John Blackwel.

Mannor of Ampthil, and Mannor of Milbrooke, purchased by Col. Okey.

Mannor of Somersham, with the Chase and Pa [...]k, Mannor of Crowland, Part Man­nor of Spalding, purchased by Col. Wauton, and Adrian Scroop.

Part of the Mannor of Eastham, purchased by M. Blackwel.

Mannor of West-Walton, and Mannor of Trington, purchased by Ed. Whaley.

Honour and Mannor of Eye, purchased by M. Dendy.

Non-such great Park and Materials, purchased by Col. Pride.

Non-such House and Park, purchased bp Col. Lambert.

Resolved That Sommerset House and Greenwich, be likewise forthwith restored to the possession of her Majesty, and that all Arrears of rent be paid unto her Majesty, unto such persons as her Majesty shall be pleased to appoint to receive the same.

[Page 407] Ordered, That the House be in a Grand Committee on Munday [...] Poll-money.


On Fryday, the Right Honourable the Earl of Winc [...]else [...], with s [...]e oth [...]r [...] ­tlemen, presented an Address to his Sacred Majesty, sub [...] by [...] Nobi­lity and Gentry of Kent, wherein they express their great joy [...] Majestie [...] [...] ­ration to his people; as also their constant loyalty and heart [...] affection to his Majesty. His Majesty was pleased to [...] them tha [...] [...] Journey through that C [...]ty he had sufficient evidence of the [...] of the Pe [...]p [...]e; and [...] of his Gracious favour to them upon any occasion that [...].

The same night his Majesty, with his two R [...]yal B [...]o [...]s, and several of [...] N [...] ­bility, were highly entertained a [...] Supper by the Lo [...] Lu [...]l [...]y.

Saturday being appointed by his Majesty to [...]uch such as were troubled with the Evil, a great company of p [...]or affl [...]cted Crea [...]ures were [...] together, [...] Chairs and F [...]askets, and being appointed by his Maj [...]sty [...] to the Banqu [...]ting-house, his Majesty sat in a Chair of Sta [...], where he st [...]ok'd [...] we [...] to him, and then put about each of their N [...]cks a white R [...]bb [...]n with an A [...] o [...] Gold on it. In this manner his Majesty stroak' [...] abov [...] 6 [...] and such was his [...] p [...]i­ence and tenderness to the poor affl [...]cted Creatures [...] took up a [...] long time, His Majesty being never weary of wel-doing, was pleased to make enqui [...]y w [...]e­ther there were any more that had not yet been touch'd. A [...]ter Prayers were ended, the Duke of Buckingham brought a Towel, and the Earl o [...] Pembrook a Baso [...] and E [...]er, who after they had made their obeysance to his Majesty, kneeled down till his M [...]jesty had washed.


On Satarday, several Gentlemen of the Long Robe were made Serjeants of the Coi [...]e. They came out of the Common P [...]eas Treasu [...]y, in [...]o Westminster Hall, and stood over against the Common Pl [...]as Court, Serjeant Glanvil, and Serjeant Lit­tleton, brought them to the Bar according to the usual form, the Wa [...]den of the Fleet, and U [...]her of the Exchequer walking before them. The names of these made Serjeant [...] are, Sir Tho. Widderington, Serj. Brown, Serj. Gly [...], Serj. Earle, Serj. Bernars ▪ Serj. Hales. Serj. Twisden, Serj. Maynard, Serj. New [...]igate, Serj. Windham, Serj. Fountain, Serj. Syse, Serj Archer, Serj. Waller.

Venice, May 2 [...]. 1660.

After so many several Reports of the Enterprise of Ge­neralissimo Morosini, we hear by Letters from him to the Senate, that having retired his Forces from about Negro­ponte, the Fort whereof would have kept too long his Ar­my, he hath upon a sudden fallen upon the Isle of S [...]atto, not ab [...]ve 20 miles distance from the other, and before the Enemies could recover themselves, did so vigorously assault the Castle, that notwithstanding the resi [...]tance of those within, he took it two days after, wherein he found 70 Pieces of Ordnance, with Prov [...]sions for a moneth for his whole Army. Thus his design was to demolish it, [Page 408] that he might hereafter so much the more easily get the Contributions of that Isle. We hear from Constantinople that the Grand Signior is yet at Andrinople, where he doth remain by the advice of the Divan, to hasten the march of the Forces designed against Prince Ragotski. That the first Vizier is returned thither from Belgrade, hoping the change of air will much contribute to the recovering of his health▪ and that the Grand Signor never missed a day without gi­ving him a visit, and asking his advice upon his affairs. In the mean while, having need of all his Forces, upon an enquiry into the state of his Militia in pay, he hath found 120000 F [...]ot and 40000 Horse, besides his ordinary Guards, which are above 10000 men, with 50 Gallies, 12 Mahones, 30 great ships and many small ones. The Letters say further that the said Grand Signor seemed to be very much troubled for the Peace between France and Spain, not doubting but that his Empire, which useth to take advantage of the division among the Christian Prin­ces, will suffer by their re-union. And indeed, besides the 4 Gallies of the Pope, the 7 of Maltha, and the 3 of the Great Duke of Tuscany, which have been seen about Cor­feu and Zante, going to joyn with our Fleet, we hear that the French ships, carrying Forces thither, were not very far. We hear by a Ship come from the said Isle of Zante, that three French private Men of War, under the Com­missions of Maltha, having lately faln in the Seas of Rhodes, upon a Sultana going from Alexandria towards Constantinople, as a Convoy to some Saicks, took the third Sultana, and two of the Saicks, having killed two hun­dred Turks, who defended themselves very resolutely for five houres together. That Prize, valued above 400000 Crowns, hath been carried to Maltha.

St. John de Luz, 14 June, 1660.

Besides the particulars mentioned in my last, concerning the last Ceremonies of the Kings Marriage, I have these fol­lowing to adde, that you might have a perfect account of that extraordinary occasion. The Church of this place having been prepared before with all possible pomp for such an au­gust solemnity, all the Court repaired thither about Noon, by a Bridge made purposely from the Queen Mothers lodg­ings to the said Church, whereof both sides were guarded by a double File of the French and Switzers Guards. The Kings Musquetiers on Horseback, were in the middle of the place before the Kings House, all in new and rich Cassecks. The Company of the Archers of the Grand Provost of the King's Houshold went before, then that of the 100 Swit­zers, the Kings Footmen, the Pages of the great and small Stables in great number; those of his Majesties Bed-cham­ber, all in new and magnificent Liveries, and several Gran­dees in black Clothes, with Cloaks lined with Golden Stuffs, and laces black mingled with imbroidery of Gold. Then came alone Cardinal Mazarine, 12 Gentlemen of the Ord­nance, round about him. After him came the King richly apparelled, and marching in great Majesty between the Mar­quis of Peguillen and the Marquis of Humieres, and two Gentlemen of his Chamber on each side. The Marquis de Charost, Captain of the Guards followed him, with two of the said Guards. Then came the Queen with her retinue, after the manner expressed in my last. The Queen Mother came after, very joyfull of the occasion of the ceremony of that day, to which she contributed most of all. She was led by her Knight of Honour, and one of her Gentlem [...]n Ushers, the Countess of Flex her Lady of Honour carrying her Train. Madamoiselle followed, having her Train carried by M. de Mancini. The Ladies a [...]d Maids of the two Queens closed the march, being followed by the Queen Mothers Guards: Abundance of Trumpets were blowing all the while. The Ceremonies of the Church you had in my for­mer Letters, as also the particulars of that days Ceremonies at home.

[Page 410]The next day, their Majesties went to the Recollects Church to their Devotions, and about night went to take the air by the sea-side. The same day, the Cardinal Maza­rine had another conference in the Isle with Don Louis de Aro, about the remaining differences of some of the Allies. The 12. the Popes Nuntio, the Ambassadors of Venice, the Resident of Genoa, the Envoy of their Royal Highnesses of S [...]voy, and the Deputies of the Parliament and Chamber of Accounts of Pau [...], being conducted by Mr. de Chabe­nas-Bonnevil, had Audience of their Majesties. Mr. Aka­kia hath brought hither the Treaty of Peace between Swede­land and Poland, to be ratified by the King, as Mediatour between those two Crowns. To morrow their Majesties are to depart from hence for Bayonne; from whence the next day to Aix, and from thence through the little Lands to Bourdeaux.

Marseille the 15 of June 1660.

The 9 instant two Gallies coming from Italy came to our Iles, carrying into Spain the Prince Ludovisio. They went from thence the 13 following; and the same day the Duke of Mercoeur came hither from Aix to hasten the work of our Cittadel, having sent hither before above 300 new work­men.

Amsterdam the 17 of June 1660.

The 14 instant the Princess Royal, and the Prince of Orange her son came hither, and were received by our Inhabitants; of whom 3 Companies under their arms and richly apparel­led, the foot of our ordinary Guard, and all our Young men were gone out to meet them, and brought them in with a great Co [...]tage of Coaches, and 18 Chariots of Triumph pre­pared for their reception. All our great Guns were shot off, and answered by the Artillery of above 150 ships in our Port: since that time there hath been nothing here but Feastings and rejoycings, either publick or private, whereof the most considerable Inhabitants of the Neighbouring towns, who came hither purposely, have been partakers. The Peace between Sueden and Denmark is confirmed; all Europe [Page 411] seeming now to have shaken off the War to imbrace the Peace this Province following their example hath already consented to an accomodation with Portugal.

Paris the 26 of June 1660.

Yesterday the Te Deum was sung here in the Church of our Lady for the happy accomplishment of the Kings Mar­riage. The Chancellor with the whole Council of the King, the Parliament, the Chamber of Accounts and the Court of Aids having been summoned to be there by the Kings order, delivered them by M. du Pin, Aide of the Ceremonies, were present thereunto, with the body of the Officers of this Ci­ty, and an infinite number of persons of Quality. At night the Bonfires were made every where in our streets, and all our windoes were full of lights, and our Cannon spoke our joy by break of day. We hear that the Court arri­ved at Bayonne the 15 instant, and was to go the next day for Bourdeaux. The 22 the Prince arrived here from Bour­deaux, where he hath left the Court. He hath been but three dayes upon the way.

Stockholm the 26 of May 1660.

Nothing is ye [...] concluded in the Treaty with the Grand Duke of Muscovy: the chief of our Embassy to him, the Lord Beng Horn is returned hither some five dayes since to take new Orders of the young King; and we hear that like­wise the Russian Commissioners are gone to their Master up­on the same account: but we hear the said Grand Duke will not hearken to restore such places as he hath lately ta­ken in Liffeland, although he hath heard of the conclusion of the Treaty between this [...]rown and Poland. On our side we are resolved never to yield unto that, nor relinquish our right to those places. The Embassador of the said Duke that was here, hath been dismist presently upon the ad­vice hereof, he being thought to be only here as an honou­rable Spy. 30 Ba [...]ks are here ready to transport our Army to Nerve upon the Borders of Mosco [...]y, to be ready in case of a breach, which is thought to be like to insue upon this between this Crown and that Duke.

Advertisements of Books newly Printed and Published.

☞A Chronicle of the Kings of England, from the time of the Roman [...] Government, unto the Death of King James. Containing all Passage [...] of State and Church; with all other Observations proper for a Ch [...]onicle▪ F [...]th­fully collected out of Authors An [...]ient and Modern [...] and digested into a new Me­thod. By Sir Richard Baker, Knight. Whereunto i [...] [...] added in this third Edition, The Reign of K [...]ng CHARLES the First, with a continuation of the Chronicle, to the end of the year MDCLVIII.

Christ All in All. O [...] several significant similit [...]des by which the Lord Jesus Christ is described in the Holy Scriptures. Being the substance of many Sermons preach­ed by that Faithfull and Usefull Servant of Christ, Ralph Robinson, Pastor of Ma­ry Toolnoth, London. The second Edition corrected and enlarged in Quarto.

Both sold by Tho. [...]illiams at the Bible in Little-Brittain, without Alders-gate.

Honor Redivivus; Or, An Analysis of Honor and Armory.

By Matthew Carter E [...]quire.

Poems, viz, 1. A Panegyrick to the King. 2. Songs and Sonnets. 3. The Blind Lady, a Comedy. 4. The Fourth Book of Virgil. 5. Statius his Achillets, with Annotations. 6. A Panegyrick to General Monck. By the Honorable Sir Robert Howard.

A Panegyrick to the King. By his Majesties most Humble, most Loyal, and most Obedient Subject and Servant, Thomas Higgons.

Ast [...]ae [...] Redux, A Poem on the ha [...]py Restoration and return of his Sacred, Majesty CHARLES the Second. By John D [...]den.

Ode, upon the Blessed Resto [...]ation and Return of His Sacred Majesty CHARLES the Second. By A. Cowley.

A Poem upon His Sacred Majesties most happy return to his Dominions. By Wil­liam Dave [...]ant.

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ΑΝΑΛΥΣΙΣ: The Loosing of S. Peter's Bonds; setting f [...]th the true Sense and Solution of the Covenant in point of Conscience, so far as it relates to the Government of the Church by Ep [...]scopacy. By John Gauden, D. D. Sold by A [...]rew Crook at the Green Dragon in Pauls Church-yard.

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Le Prince D'Amour: Or the Prince of Love; with a Collection of several Ingenuous Poems and Songs: By the Wits of the Age. Sold by Willi­am L [...]k at the Crown in Fleetstreet, betwixt the two Temple Gates.


☞A Smooth Black Dog, less then a Grey-hound, with white under his breast, be­longing to the Kings Majesty, was taken from Whitehall, the eighteenth day of this instant June, or there about. If any one can give notice to John Elles one of his Majesties Servants, or to his Majesties Back-stairs, shall be well rewarded for their labour.

A Brown bay Mare, blind of one eye, stolen from Weston in the Thistles, in the County of Warwick, on the 17 of June instant. Give notice to Mr. John An­drews at the White horse in Dairy-Lane, or to the Swan at Shipton upon Stower, and receive a good rewa [...]d.

IƲne 13. Stolen out of Pasture near Stratford by Bow, A Bay Nag, with a frizled tail, no [...]hite, peel'd in the Face, the hair being off, trots and paces, thirteen handfull high six years old. Also a [...]hite grey Nag, t [...]ors all, clorded about one eye, about twelve handfull high, nine year old. If any one can give notice at the sign of the Cross-Keys in Holborn, or at the Post house in London, shall be well re­warded for their pains.

Munday, June 25. 1660. Resolved by the Commons assembled in Parliament,

THat no person whatsoever do presume at his peril to Print any Votes or Proceedings of this House, without the special leave and order of the House,

W. Jessop Clerk of the Commons Ho [...]se of Parliament.

Hamborough June 12. 1660.

In consequence of the peace between the two Northern Kings, the prisoners of War at Gluckstrade have been relea­sed by order of the King of Denmark; and among other the Prince of Anhalt, and the Lieutenant General Horne, who are since arrived here. By Letters from Coppenhagen of the 5 instant, we hear That the Suedes are gone from the Leagure before that City, from whence two ships had been sent to the Ile of Falster to ship them away. The Lord Han­nibal Seestede, and the Lord Slinglandt are sent into Sued­land; the first from the King of Denmark, and the second from the States General of the United Provinces; not only to condole the death of the late King of Sueden, but also to congratulate the coming of the present King to the Crown. The Suedish Army lyes still in Zealand, expecting the orders from the Suedish Court for their next imployment. The al­lyed forces in Jutland and Holstein do still lye there, and no­thing is yet given out of their marching away. The Peace hath been published in the Dukedome of Bremen.

From Edenburgh, June 19.

Out of the affection I have for you, I have with every conveniency acquainted you with what passeth here worthy of your knowledge or observation, and at this time especially, I have made bold to borrow a few minutes from the publick Solem­nities, to give you that in brief which we are celebrating with that splendor and af­fection and unfeign [...]d tokens of joy, that the like hath not been seen before in this Nation; for great and wonderfull is the Lords work of deliverance in that day when we expected to be overturned with confusion, and covered with desola­tion.

The Magistrates of this City and our Presbytery, being most sensible of the great mercy received, did appoint this the day of their publick Thanksgiving to God for his signal love and kindness shewed to them, in investing our most gracious Soveraign with his Thrones of England and Ireland, and for resto­ring him to his Government over this his ancient Nation, that for twenty hundred years hath flourished under the Scepter of his Royal Ancestors. And have given notice of this their resolution to all the Burghs and P [...]e [...]byte [...]ies of Scotland, desiring their concurrence, that as their Cause is, so their joy may be universal: Our Ministers in their Sermons with so much fervency and pas­sionate expressions delivered what great kindness the Lord had for us, in resto­ring to us our good King, that it hath not been observed that at any time their E [...]tations have b [...]en entertained with such attention, and so plentifull tears, by their Audito [...]y. The English Officers of State and Warre observed the [Page 415] Thanksgiving with no less joy and devotion after Sermon, and after we had all dined together, we all marched from the Council-house to the Cross, in this order, The Town Council in their Gowns, with their trumpets sound­ing before them, went first, then two Bailies before the English Commissio­ners and Officers, and two behind them went next▪ The Provost all alone before the Scots Nobility and Gentry that are in Town, and two Bailies with the Dean of Gild and Thesaurer followed after. Their Guards, neer six hundred Citizens in comely apparel, armed with Swords and Partisans, the Cross was covered with Artificial Vines loaden with Grapes, both good Cla­ [...]et wines plentifully springing out from all its Channels. On its heads a Bac­cus bestradling a Hogshead with two or three Satyrs, did with their mimick g [...]stures and jests entertain the beholders. A little below the Cross, within a Rail was errected a Scaffold six foot high, on which was placed a large Table covered with a rich Banquet served up in glass, and representing divers forms and devices as his Majesties Arms, the Arms of the City; and divers Exotick Trees vvere raised, loaden with their Leaves and Fruits, &c. The Table be­ing surrounded with above one hundred persons of Eminency. The Musick and breaking of Glasses vvere seconded by three general Vollies of the Horse and Foot, vvho received as handsome ansvver from the great Guns of the Ca­stle, Ci [...]adel and ships in the Road; and all were ec [...]hoed by joyful Acclama­tions of the people.

After this the forces drew off, affording the civilities of view to the people, a­mongst whom the dishes and banquet were hurled, and so arose and marched down to the Piazzo of the Palace of Holyrod house, fi [...]st the Commissioners, nex [...] the Mayor General wi [...]h his Army, and after them the City Magistrates with their guards; whence after the Masket had saluted them there with divers vollios, and had [...]ceived a retu [...]n from the great guns of the Castle citadal and sea, as for­merly they marched back again quite thorough the City up to the Cast [...]e-hill, from w [...]e [...]e every one part returned to spend the rest of the evening with their friends in mirth and mutual joy and entertainments. But now begin in the Bells and the Fire­works, therefore I must be gone to assist in the dances of our Magistrates and Ci [...]izen abou [...] the Bonefires, and on my knees to remember [...]he health of my Soveraign and his loyal kindred, and the prosperity of his Excellency and all those Heroes and No [...]les who have been instrum [...]ntal, or do rejoyce with us in this our great deli­verance and happiness.

D [...]e Sabbati, Junii 23. 1660.

ORdered by the Lords in Parliament Assembled, That all the Tyths, Gleb [...]s, and other Profits of, or belonging to the Re­ctory of A. B. in the County of D. C. and other Ecclesiastical Li­ving or Benefice of A. B. who hath been Sequ [...]stred or Ejected with­out due course of Law, in or since the time of the late Warr, be by Authority hereof stayed and secured, in the hands of the Church-War­den, or Over- [...]eers to the Poor of the said Parish, untill the Title of the said [...]equestred A. B. and the present Possessor thereof shall be determined by the further Order of Parliament, or Eviction by due course of Law.

Jo. Brown Clerie: Parliamentorum Whitehal


His Sacred Majesty, but of a sence of the high deserts of Col. John Covert u [...] Glaug [...]am, in the county of Suffex, (who formerly served in the Army of his [...]e Majesty of ever blessed memory with much courage and fidelity, and [...] since that, notwithstanding the cruelty of his enemies, and their persecuting of him for continuing his allegiance to his present Majesty, still remained unshaken in his resolutions to perform his duty, for which he was by Oliver Cromwell im­prisoned in the Tower) was graciously pleased first to Knight him, and then give him a Patent for Baroner.

His Majesty conferred the honour of Knighthood on William Poult [...]ty, a person that ever had a great civility for all that were for the Royal cause, and a loyal heart for his Majesties service.

Col. Roger Mostyn is made Gentleman of the privy chamber to his Majesty to enjoy all priviledges, &c.

On Munday, the right honourable the Earl of Shrewsbury presented to his Majesty an Address of the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Worcester en­ti [...]u [...]ed.

To the Kings most Excellent Majesty, The humble Address of the Nobility and Gentry in the County of Worcester.

The Address was subscribed, Tho. Windsor, Tho. Coventry, Will. Russell, and a­bove fifty others. His Majesty returned them his hearty thanks, telling them, He was well assured of their Loyalty and affection, and should ever have a good esteem of them.

One Payne, formerly a Messenger of Oliver Cromwell, is secured; there being information against him, That he was the Executioner of that Execrable m [...]der of his late Majesty.

On Monday Serjeant Atkins, a person of knowen integritie and great learning in the Law, sate Baron of the Exchequer.

It being prohibited by the House of Commons, upon the miscarriage and a­buses of some idle Pamphletters, That any of the Votes of that House should be printed without special Order, the Reader is desired to excuse us, if in obedien [...]e to them we cannot yet give him so full satisfaction.

Books from the Office of Intelligence having formerly given you an account that Mr. Scot, one of the late pretended High Count of Justice for trial of his late Majesty was brought to Westminster; I must confess, though enquired of by ma­ny, I could not give satisfaction therein, being tender to gainsay any thing I did not well know, especially in a matter concerning Mr. Scot, with whom that Pam­phl [...]ter formerly kept such constant intelligence; till meeting with a near rela­tion of his, I was informed that he was at Brussels, where he had tended himself to Sir Henry de V [...], till his Majesties pleasure should be further known concern­ing him; laying himself now at last at the feet of his Majesties mercy as his onely security.

From Ireland we are certified, that there are yet some unquiet spirits amongst them, which do endeavour to bring that Nation again into confusion, as may ap­pear by a Letter lately taken, of dangerous consequence; the intent of it is to stir­ [...] to a new War. But being by providence so early found out, their Plot is doubt­less quite spoiled. For such is the prodence and valour of the persons intrust­ed with the management of affairs in that Nation, that we need not fear, had they headed, much less now the Design [...]s discovered.

London, Printed by J: Macock, and Tho. Newcomb, 1660.

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