Numb. 30. 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. From Thursday July 19. to Thursday July 26. 1660.


HIs Majesty since his Return having touch'd for the Evil near 1700 persons, and there being at present above 1000 more in London come from several Parts attending for the same, his Majesty is graciously pleased so dispatch all that are already come, and (for several weighty reasons) resolves to defer the rest to a more seasonable opportunity.

We are therefore by His Majesties Command to give notice hereof, That none of his good Subjects may engage themselves (till further Order) [...]an chargeable and unnecessary Iourneys. And we are further to give notice, That all from the Countries now attending in London the Cure of the Evil, do repair to Mr. Knight his Majesties Chyrurgion, who lives in great [Page 466] Bridges-street at the Sign of the Hare in Covent Garden, on Tuesday and Thursday next being the 24. and 26. of this instant July, when and where they shall receive Tickets for the Wednesday and Friday, which two da [...]s his Majesty is pleased to set apart for this so pious and charit [...]le Work.

St. Iago de la Vego in the Island of Iamaica, April 7.

The Negro's (of whom we daily reduce some to obe­dience) being taken, become our good friends, and ser­viceable to us in what they are capable: Colonel Tyson was lately commanded [...]orth with eighty Officers and soul­diers, and twenty one Negro's (who are very dexterous in catching the enemy after they are beaten▪ who after a tedious march over the mountains, found Don Christopher lying in a Morross with 133 in Arms with him▪ command­ed by an old Souldier of Spain, who had double pay al­low'd him, and was to succeed the Spanish General; in our fa [...]ling on, this Major received a wound by a Lance in his belly, of which he died in two houres; but their Gene­ral Don Christopher being too nimble for us, saved himself by flight. The Officers which were took prisoners, and the Commissioners that came in to treat for their General, con­fessed there were about sixty Officers and Souldiers slain. Thence the Party march'd to the Chererose at the Sea side, in order to the seising a ship which the Spaniards had for­merly taken from us, and did now monethly supply them with provisions from Cuba, such as Cassader bread, sweet-meats, Chocolates, and other conveniences. The security of this Vessel was so well managed by Scouts, that there was no taking her by Land without them: We therefore first lay in wait for the Scouts, whom when we had took in several parties, and made our own, in eleven daies time we took the ship, with twenty Officers and Souldiers in her.

[Page 467]And now (according to promise) we give you a List of his Highness the Duke of Yorks Regiment, whereof very many, if not most (by the pleasure of his Highness, (as well as his Grace the Lord General) are still continued in their place, whom therefore we shall only name.

  • Sir Allen Apsl [...]y (a gentleman of known merit for his in­tellectuals, as well as his courage and loyalty, which have made him eminently of his Majesties houshold) is Cap­tain Lievtenant to his Highness.
  • Henry Slingsby (we need only to tell his sir name, in testimony of his loyal [...]) is Coronet.
  • George Court [...]y Quartermaster.
  • Thomas Viscount Falconberge is Colonel under his High­ness, and Captain of a Troop.
  • Charles Be [...]l [...]ssys Lievtenant.
  • Iohn B [...]llassys Coronet.
  • Iohn Woodward Quartermaster.
  • Anthony Buller (formerly a Colonel in the West-Indies) is a Captain.
  • Rich. Dounton Lievtenant.
  • Hugh Stukely Coronet.
  • Allen Wharton Quartermaster.
  • Thomas Heward, son to the Earl of Berkshire (as well pleas'd to command one of his Highness Troops as for­merly his own Regiment, wherein he never express'd the least want of skill or courage.)
  • Hugh Bradshaw Lievtenant.
  • Edward Sanders Coronet.
  • Christopher Hull Quartermaster.
  • Captain Iohn Sydenham (son to Sir Ralph Sydenham, who hath manifested his courage in France as well as England) commands a Troop.
  • William Noy Lievtenant.
  • George Collingwood Coronet.
  • Tho [...] Cooper Quartermaster.
  • Sir Iohn Talbot (a Member of this present Parliament, [Page 468] as well as of that Noble house of Shrewsbury) command­eth one of his Highness Troops.
  • Rich. Beke Lievtenant, Bacon Coronet, Nic. Lampon Quartermaster.

Next be pleased to take a List of the Officers of his High­ness the Duke of Glocester's Regiment.

  • His Highness Troop is commanded by M. Phil. Howard, son to the Earl of Berkshire.
  • Simon Musgrave (we need not tell you what family he i [...] of) is Coronet, Francis Moore is Quartermaster.
  • Sir Ralph Knight (one whose name became his Honour, upon his Maiesties happy return, wherein his endeavours were very useful) is Colonel, Tho. Bourne Lievtenant, Rich. Hooker Coronet, Ralph Dawe Quartermaster.
  • Phil. Pri [...]e (very eminent for his manhood) is Major, William Hodgkinson Lievtenant, Ant. Mitchell Coronet, Christ. Mallock Quartermaster.
  • Tho. Co [...]lson, Captain, Ed Austin Lievtenant, Robert Brownlow Coronet, James Crafis Quartermaster.
  • Henry Ogle Captain, Tho. Ogle Lievtenant, Tho. Ogle Coronet, Lancelot S [...]rut [...] Quartermaster.
  • William Goodwin (who hath done good service both at Sea and Land) is Captain.
  • Sir Hugh Middleton (son of Sir VVilliam Middleton) impri­soned and plundered by the Rump, not ambitious of great command, but to do his Maiesty and his Highness service is Lievtenant.
  • John Ball a Coronet, Fran Su [...]ley Quartermaster.

Wi [...]h these Regimen [...]s we will take in the Castle of St. Mawes in Cornwall, now under the command of Sir Richard Vivi [...]n Gent. of the Privy Chamber to his Maiesty, a person that hath remained unsha­k [...]n in his loyalty in the midst of all his sufferings.

We can give you but a thin account of Persons commit­ted to Custody since our last: For the Black-rod hath but one Prisoner more whose name is Partington, not Porting­ton, who was so couragious and loyal in his Majesties ser­vice, especially at Pontefract, and other places in the north.

This day was presented to his Sacred Majesty an Ad­dress from the Governours and Commanders of the Castle of the ancient City of Chester.

To his most Excellent Majesty, King CHARLES the Se­cond, our most gracious Soveraign.

The humble Address of the Officers in the Castle of Chester, in the name of themselves, and of the Souldiers of that Garrison.

WIth such a thankful acknowledgement of the good­ness of God in setling your Sacred Majesty on the Throne of your Ancestors, as becomes good Christians and loyal Subjects, we renew in these rude lines the humble tendry of our bounden duty, wherein we continue to own your most Excellent Majesty for our undoubted Soveraign Lord and King, hereby seconding our first actings, where­in we, as soon as other Garrisons, freely yeilded our selves to follow (as duty did bind us) the Noble example of his Excel [...]ency the Lord General, under whose auspicious con­duct that great breach our sins had made, is happily made up again: And your Majesty having given us so many sig­nal tokens of your admirable virtue and goodness in your gracious Declaration set forth before you came into your Kingdomes, your pious Proclamation against Debauche­ry, and vertuous deportment since you came into your Im­perial City, we find so much cause to believe that you will become another I [...]siah, in restoring the Worship of God, setling the Church in peace after so long a time as she hath sit mourning with torn garments upon her, as our hearts rejoyce in expectation to see such a compleat settlement of peace and truth, as the Laws of God, and the good Laws of the Land require, hoping that a due restraint will be put to prophaness, superstition, and libertinism. Lastly, we shall not by the grace of God recede from our bounden duty, but remain your Majesties loyal Subjects and faithful Soul­diers, manifesting upon all occasions our readiness to ha­zard our lives for the maintenance of your Royal Person, [Page 470] Crown and Dignity, expressing our selves alwa [...]es your Majesties most loyal Subjects and obedient Servants.

  • R. Venables.
  • I [...]. Io [...]ie.
  • Tho. Baskervile.
  • Iohn Weader.
  • Henry Moore.

But in Scotland are committed Sir James Steward Provost of Edinborough, of whose good deeds we never told you, and fear we never shall; and Sir John Che [...]sley, whom 'twas easier to make a Knight than make him good. These two were the eminent Remonstrants against his Majesty, but have thousands to remonstrate against them, now they are in Edinborough Castle.

There are more to be committed if they did not disap­pear, though some have the forehead to approach the Court in England, of which number is the Lai [...]d Swinton, one of Oliver Cromwell's Counsellours and Judges, who of late (forsooth) would needs turn Q [...]aker, and hath reason to be so in earnest, since he is now apprehended and committed to the Gate-house.

Hamburgh July 13.

To morrow the Imperial Forces are to march out of Hol­stein, and (as is reported) to have their quarters assigned them, yet for some time, in the Dukedoms of Meklenburg and Pomerania, until they receive farther Order. They write from Lubeck, that the Castle of Cronenburg in Sea­land was to be restored to Denmark this week without fail: The Hollands Admiral was as yet taken up with the trans­portation of the rest of the Swedish Forces, for Schonen, and it was [...]oped, that all Se [...]land would be very suddenly cleared of all the Swedes. Letter; from Riga intimate, that in the City of Muscovia there happened a sudden and unex­pected Fire, which consumed about 6000 Houses. The [Page 271] Victory obtained by the Poles against the Muscovites is con­firmed from man places, and reported to the best advan­tage on the Polish side. I [...] is said, that at Berge in Norway, there are likewise (through carelesness) 600. Houses, burne down to the ground.

From Dalmatia, June 17.

Although the Turks did Fately leave this Country, un­der pretence that they were fôrced to retire themselves for the maintenance of their Mahomet, which gave us some hope that we should be rid of these troublesome guests; yet now we find ourselves quite deceived, in regard the Turks have not onely faced about, and with an addition of 12000. men, above their former number, as well Horse as Foot, o­ver run this whole Country without opposition, but dare also to venture an approach to the fortified places and Ci­ties of Zara, Sebenico, and Spal [...]ro, putting not onely to the sword all they met with, but destroying all Houses and Villages with fire, with these threats, that their Ordnances and Artillery is suddenly to follow after them, which when come, they intend to imploy to reduce these fortified Cities. But they being well provided against all hostile attempts with men Ammunition and Victuals, they need not in the least [...]ear the menaces of the Turks, however we must ex­pect with patience, what attempts they shall make against us.

Vienna June 30.

This day was seven-night, his Imperial Majesty arrived safely at G [...]ath, with his whole Court, and was received by some thousands of Horse and Foot of the chief of that Country, all accourred in brave Liveries, many hundreds of Canons being discharged at his Majesties entrance, and magnificent Arches o [...] Triumph erected; there were also most [...]re Flieworks, and artificial Conduits prepared, out of which Clacer and Whitewine ran in abundance. The Duke of M [...]n met his Imperial Majesty some Leagues off, and accompanied him at his entrance.

Grath, July 6.

Yesterday the Ceremonies of doing homage to his Im­perial Majesty, were performed with the usual solempnities in this place; But his Majesty hath not been able to appear in publique with the States of the Country by reason of con­tinual rains, whether or no his Majesty will inust on his Jour­ney towards Carinthia and Craine, is as yet undetermined. It seemeth the resolution thereof doth depend on the event of the present Hungarian tranfactions. Since the Imperial Ge­neral de Souches passed the River of Theies, and advanced nearer the Turks, they are retreated.

Rome, June 26.

The Mayor of Majorca Signeur Raphael della Grossiera, 58 years of age, hath lately been elected in the place of the deceased Great-Master of Malta. The differences betwixt the Vice roy of Naples, and the Arch-bishop of that place, Cardinal Filomarini, are composed by the indeavours of the Spanish Ambassadour here resident, whom the Pope hath given audience. But the Vicar of the Archbishop, who laid the excommunication on the said Vice-roy against the Cardinals consent, is to be deposed.

Presburg in Hungaria, July 11.

I am informed from Cascha [...] of the 3. instant, that ours have put a Garrison into K [...]llo, Prince Barchai giveth out, that he cannot surrender Sacmar, except he should thereby expose his native Country to eminent danger and utter ru­ine. The Turks are no wayes inclined to subject that place to the Emperour. The Grand Vizier of Buda hath been ac­cused at the Ottoman Court, whence having lately re­ceived a Halter (the accustomed present for offenders) he now endeavoureth to save himself by flight. The Princess Ragotzky is now at Patack, where the Count Ladislaus Ra­gotzky, with many Noblemen and Ladies, give her their at­tendance, they labour also to have provision made for the Forces of his Imperial Majesty, which she condescends unto.

Advertisements of Books newly Printed and Published.

☞ The Fourth Volume of Clelia, that Excellent Romance. Written by Monsieur De Scudery. Sold by Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Arms in St. Pauls Churchyard, and Tho: D [...]ing at the George in Fleetstreet, near St. Dunstans Church.

A Congratulatory Poem on the Miraculous and Glorious Re­turn of Charls the Second. By Alexander Broom.

God save the King; or a Sermon of Thanksgiving, for His Majesties happy Re­turn to His Throne. By William Walwyn, B. D. and sometimes Fellow of St. Johns Colledge of Oxon.

Jews in America, or, Additional Probabilities, that those Indians are Judaical. By Tho. Thorowgood, S. T. B. One who subscribed the Vindication suffered by the Engagement, never addressed to any of the usurping Powers. There is pro­mised to it, an accurate discourse of Mr. Elliot in New England, touching the origination of those Nations.

[...]. Or, the true Pourtraiture of His Sacred Majesty Charls the Second. In three Books; beginning from His Birth, 1630. unto this present year, 1660. Wherein is interwoven a compleat History of the High born Dukes of York and Glocester. By R. F. Esq an Eye-witness. All four sold by Henry Broom at the Gun in Ivy-lane.

A brief Introduction to the skill of Musick. The third Edition enlarged. Sold by John Playford at his shop in the Inner Temple-gate.


JUly 22. 1660. stoln from Mr. Edward Sandford of Nortonmandile in the Coun­ty of Essex, a white Gelding, between fifteen and sixteen hands high, about eleven years of age, the hair off upon all four feet, just above the Hoof, a little sweld upon the left Leg behinde. If any can bring tidings thereof to Mr. Henry Johnson Chyrurgeon, in Aldersgate-street, or to the owner at his House in Norton­manlile aforesaid, they shall be well rewarded for their pains.

MOst excellent and approved Dentrifices to secur and cleanse the Teeth, making them white as Ivory, preserves from the Toothach; so that being constantly used, the parties using it, are never troubled with the Toothach: It fastens the Teeth, sweetens the Breath, and preserves the Gums and Mouth from Cankers and Imposthumes; and being beaten to powder, and drunk in Wine, or any other drink, is a good remedy for any Flux or Lask. Invented and made by Robert Turner, the onely Author of them, and are onely to be had at the House of Thomas Rookes, Sta­tioner, at the Holy Lamb at the East-end of St. Pauls Church, near the School, in Sealed Papers.

Because 'tis likely you'l have some false report of a mutiny of the prisoners in Norwich the 18. of July last, be pleased to take this Relation from one who was present.

According to the custom of the Sheriffs Court in Nor­wich, Sheriff Lawrence sent for some prisoners over to answer to Actions. The prisoners entred a Combination, abused the Jaylor, rescue their fellows: (pretending 'twas a Custom against Law) declaring they would make it a free Goale: The Sheriff goes himself, and seeing no reason or fair means would prevail, (and his partner Sheriff Wise being absent then at London, goes to Mr. Mayor and the Magistrates, complains of a Mutiny and Rio, (hoping by that means to reduce them, or have a more firm ground to use rigour, if need should be.) The Magistrates not very willing to med­dle, being a business more proper to the Sheriffs; yet at length they send for four of the chief: Their answer is, They will not come, nor be trepann'd by Mr. Mayor. The She­riff is required to go himself for them; which he doth, but Orders privately some Files of Musquettiers to fall in close after him. Those four, with some other, betake themselves to a strong Vault, and grow resolute: but at length the pri­soners propound, to draw off the Souldiers, and refer their main point to Counsel, and if Law, they would submit. The Souldiers thought that Demand so reasonable, as they scrupled to assist, and became Intercessors; whereupon it was agreed: There were also some other desperate parties of prisoners in other rooms, The Sheriff informs the Mayor and Court (then sitting) what was done; the Counsel de­termines against the prisoners, but they fall from their pro­mise of appearing to answer.) The Sheriff propounds then to return and fall on them, and either fire upon them with powder and small shot, or else (rather) to smother them out with wet Hay: This the Magistrates would not approve, but wave it at present. Some two or three days after, the pri­soners fearing new matters against them, grew high, secure the Jaylor, and take away the Keys; the Sheriff forthwith requires aid of the Citizens, but most of them slipt away: [Page 475] But with some few, and part of a band of Souldiers, resolve (after Proclamation) to break open the prison door, and at the same time scale two Garden walls on the back side of the prison; but the Mayor and Justices coming in the mean while, after some mutual messages, and promise of fa­vour to their chief Captain (one Godfrey,) he opens the pri­son door, and comes forth; whereupon the rest yeelded.

The Reader may take notice, That after several mature Debates concerning this Summer Assizes, His Majesty was graciously pleased to set forth a Proclamation the 23 of this instant Ju­ly, wherein, out of his Princely care that his loving Subjects may have timely notice of the alterations of the dayes, hath declared the several Prefixions given in by His Majesties Ju­stices for holding the Assizes in the several Circuits, as here­after follow; viz.
  • Surrey, Monday the Third of September, at Kingston upon Thames.
  • Sussex, Friday the Seventh of September, at East-Greenstead.
  • Kent, Tuesday the Eleventh of September, at Maidstone.
  • Essex, Monday the Seventeenth of September, at Chelmsford.
  • Hertford, Friday the One and twentieth of September, at Hertford.
  • Bucks, Thursday the Eigh [...]h of August, at Alisbury.
  • Bedford, Monday the Third of September, at the Town of Bedford.
  • Huntingdon, Wednesday the Fifth of Sept. at the Town of Huntingdon.
  • Cambridg, Thursday the [...]ixth of September, at the Castle of Cambridg.
  • Suffolk, Monday the Tenth of September, at Bury St. Edmonds.
  • Norfolk, Saturday the Fifteenth of September, at the Castle of Nor­wich.
  • City of Norwich, The same day at the New-Hall of the City of Nor­wich.
  • Berks, Tuesday the Fourth of September, at Reading.
  • Oxon, Friday the Seventh of September, at Oxford.
  • Glocester, Wednesday the Twelfth of September, at Glocester.
  • City of Glocester. The same day at the City of Glocester.
  • Monmouth, Monday the Seventeenth of September, at Monmouth.
  • Hereford, Thursday the Twentieth of September, at Hereford.
  • Worcester, Tuesday the Five and twentieth of September, at Worcester.
  • City of Worcester, The same day at the City of Worcester.
  • Salop, Friday the Eight and twentieth of September, at Bridgnorth.
  • [Page 476] Stafford, Wednesday the Third of October, at Stafford.
  • Lancaster, Thursday the Thirtieth of August, at Lancaster.
  • Westmerland, Thursday the Sixth of September, at Appleby.
  • Cumberland, Monday the Tenth of September, at Carlisle.
  • Northumberland, Friday the Fourteenth of September, at the Castle of Newcastle upon Tine.
  • Newcastle upon Tine, The same day at the Guild-Hall of the same Town.
  • Durham, Tuesday the Eighteenth of September, at Durham.
  • York Monday the Four and twentieth of Septemb. at the Castle of York.
  • York City, The same day at the Guild-Hall of the same City.
  • Southampton, Monday the Third of September, at the Castle of Win­chester.
  • Wilts, Wednesday the Fifth of September, at New Salisbury.
  • Dorset, Monday the Tenth of September, at Dorchester.
  • City of Exeter, Thursday the Thirteenth of September, at the Guild-Hall of the City of Exeter.
  • Devon, The same day at the Castle of Exeter.
  • Cornwal, Wednesday the Fifteenth of September, at Lanceston.
  • Somerset, Tuesday the Fifth and twentieth of Sept. at the City of Bath.
  • City of Bristol, Saturday the Nine and twentieth of September, at the Guild-Hall of the City of Bristol.
  • Northampton, Tuesday the Fourth of September, at the Castle of Nor­thampton.
  • Rutland, Friday the Seventh of September, at Okeham.
  • Lincoln, Monday the Tenth of September, at the Castle of Lincoln.
  • City of Lincoln, The same day at the City of Lincoln.
  • Nottingham, Saturday the Fifteenth of September, at Nottingham.
  • Town of Nottingham, The same day at the Town of Nottingham.
  • Derby, Tuesday the Eighteenth of September, at Derby.
  • Leicester, Friday the One and twentieth of September, at Leicester.
  • Town of Leicester, The same day at the Town of Leicester.
  • City of Coventry, Monday the Four and twentieth of September, at the City of Coventry.
  • Warwick, Tuesday the Five and twentieth of September, at Warwick.

July 19.

This day the Borough of Plymouth, as an expression of their unfeighned joy for his Majesties happy restauration, present­ed by the hands of the Right Honourable Sir William Mor­ris, [Page 477] one of his Majesties principal Secretaries of State, and Go­vernor of Plymouth, Serjeant Maynard Recorder, Edm. Vow­ell, Sam. Trellany Esquires, and Timothy Alsop Alderman, an honorable present of plate, which for the largeness of the pieces, and curiosity of the work, was a noble present, and was received very graciously by his Majesty: Amongst the rest was a Fountain carved with rare Art and curious Fi­gures, out of which perfumed water was cast up twenty foot high, and had at the top thereof a curious Perfuming box, which at the same time issued forth perfumed fire. His Maje­sty, with several persons of Honour, was pleased to enter­tain himself with the sight of it.

At the same time the City of Exeter, by the said Sir Wil­liam Morris, Tho. Bampfied Esq Recorder, Simon Snow Alderman, and Thomas Westlake Town-Clark, as a pledge of their Congratulation of His blessed Restauration, and an earnest of their hearty affections, did present his Majesty with several parcels of rich plate to a very considerable value for the mass thereof.

All the persons of both Corporations had the honour of his Majesties Hand.

Serjeant Maynard having declared the affection of the said City and Borough in a most elegant pithy Speech, to which his Majesty manifested a particular application, the Serjeant being better heard here then when he forced his entrance in­to the House of Commons (after two moneths seclusion) when those horrid Regicides fell upon that bloody debate, where the Serjeant by Cromwel was divers times demanded to the Bar, as unable to bear the strength and force of the Serje­ants Arguments, when he pleaded so admirally for the Life of the King.

July 24. 1660.

This day, some of the Clergy of the County of Lincoln, in the Name of the rest, being brought into the Royal Pre­sence by the Earl of Manchester, presented an Address to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, which His Majesty was gra­ciously [Page 478] pleased to accept with several expressions of favour to the Presenters, giving them also the Honour to kiss His Hand.

To the Kings most Excellent Majesty. The most humble Address of the Ministers in the County of Lincoln.

Most dread Soveraign,

AMong all the great calamities which God most justly for our sins hath brought upon us, since the first commen­cing of our national distractions, none have made so deep im­pressions of real sorrow upon our hearts, as the barbarous inhu­manity Acted upon your Royal Father of blessed memory, by certain wicked and deceitfull men: The remembrance of which, as it doth renew our utmost abhorrency of the Act, so of all those Jesuitical Principles, which under any pretence whatsoever, have any tendency to the deposing, and much more the murder of Kings.

After the loss of the best deserving King the world could then boast of, which was attended with the voice of blas­phemy uttered by our enemies against the true Religion, be­cause some who did profess it, had stained her beauty with their bloody hands. Gall was added to our wormewood by the forced exile of your Majesty, during whose absence abroad, we could hardly think our selves to be at home.

But God who comforteth those who are cast down, gave us hope in the wonderfull preservation of your Majesty at Worcester, yea many supplications made for you by your faith­full people, and establishment of your Royal heart with his grace, to resist and overcome a great crowde of Temptations both on the right hand and on the left, by holding fast the true Ancient, Catholique and Apostolical Faith once delivered unto the Saints. These things were to us as the dawning of the day of Salvation, which God after a darke night of con­fusion, hath now (not by an ordinary working of Provi­dence) caused to shine upon us. And we have cause to be­lieve [Page 475] that he who hath subdued the power of the Enemy, will also subdue their hearts; that as your Majesties return hath been accompanied with the cordial desire and joy of the most of your subjects; so your reign will be with the great love and full satisfaction of all. And this our confidence is more in­creased by your Majesties gracious, charitable and healing Declaration of the first of May, and your early Proclamation issued against vicious, debauched and prophane persons. For which, as we are always bound to praise God, so we do with all humble thankfulness, acknowledg your majesties special grace and Princely favor. And whatsoever our earnest prayers to God, exhortations to our hearers, and dutifull subjection may possibly contribute to the happiness of your sacred person and government; we shall with all alacrity and faithfulness perform, beseeching him by whom Kings reign, to encrease your graces, preserve your health, prolong your days, and establish the Crown upon your head.

It was presented by the hands of the Reverend and most Learned Doctor Saunderson His Majesties Professor of Divi­nity at Oxon, accompanied with that worthy Gentleman Sir Thomas Meeres, and several of the Orthodox and Loyal Clergy, viz.

  • Mr. Wil. Lincolne.
  • Mr. Edw. Dixe.
  • Mr. Cha. Woodward.
  • Mr. Geo. Cuthbert.
  • Mr. Joh. Coope.
  • Mr. Joh. Merryweather.
  • Mr. Edw. Ask [...]w.
  • Mr. Edw. Boteler.
  • Mr. Joh. Nailoe.
  • Mr. Jeremy Vasin.
  • Mr. Will. Dale.
  • Mr. Robert Alington.
  • Mr. Hen. Vaughan.
  • Mr Andrew Arnold.
  • Mr. Tho. Tro [...]t, &c.
And about 200. more, whom (onely for brevities sake) we omit.

The Gentlemen of the Artillery Company, having appointed yesterday (the 24. of July) for an extraordinary Exercise of Arms in the Artillery ground, His H [...]gh­ness the Duke of York (their Commander in Chief) having notice thereof, came thither about four of the Clock in the afternoon, and first passing through the Front of the Body (who were Four hundred compleatly habited) to a Tent [Page 480] prepared for his Highness, he they on Foot marched to the Head of them, where that most valiant and most learned John Lord Lucas (after an Elegant short Speech on his knees to his Highness) presented him with the Leading-staff of the Com­pany, whereupon the Drums beat, with a very loud Acclamation of the Gentlemen in Arms. After silence was commanded, his Highness was pleased to declare, how willingly he accepted of their offer, and would maintain all their Priviledges; then (throwing off his Cloak) he commanded them to march, himself on foot before them; and having led them about the ground, and drawn them up, he went to the Tent door, where he sate whilest the Company marched by, plea­sed to see such a gallant Company. After that, they divided into two Bodies, the one commanded by the Lord Lucas, and the other by Major General Sir Edward Massey; the great Guns playing, they immediately fell to skirmish, first by For­lorne, afterwards in several figures. At His Highness departure, several Volleys were given. After his departure, the Bodies being joyned, the Lord Lucas ac­quainted them, That a Gentleman, a Member and Well-wisher of the Company, had presented to them a Silver Partizan; for which (in the name and behalf of all) his Lordship gave the Donor thanks.

24 July, 1660.

This day Joseph Payne Esq Major of the City and County of the City of Norwich, and Thomas Rant, and William Barneham, Esquires, Members of Parlia­ment for the said City; Christopher Jay Esq Alderman Thomas Wise, one of the Sheriffs, Thomas Johnson, Alderman, Francis Norris, Robert Bendish, Gent. and Thomas Baleston, Town Clerk, and divers other Citizens of the said City, were brought into the presence of His Majesty, by the Lo [...]d Howard and Sir Horatio Townsend, accompanied with Sir John Holland, Sir Philip Woodhouse, Sir Ralph Hare, and Sir William Doyley, with divers other Esquires and Gentlemen in the County of Norfolk; where the Major, and the rest of the Citizens, presented His Majesty with the Resignation of the Fee-Farm Rents of the said City, under the Common Seal of the said City, amounting to One hundred thirty and two pounds eighteen shillings and three pence yearly, and One thousand pounds in Gold, as a testimony of their thankfulness to God for His Majesties safe return to the Go­vernment of His Kingdom, and of their loyalty and faithfulness to Him. And His Majesty gave them a gracious reception, and was pleased to confer the Honor of Knighthood upon the said Thomas Rant and Joseph Payne, and gave the Honor of His hand to all that Company; and promised His constant Favor and Protecti­on to the said City.

Since the last, Col. Cooke (who formerly kept the Office of Treasurers-Re­membrancer of the Exchequer) is come under the Black Rod; but we forbear to say any thing of him, or any, who willingly surrender themselves.

We are daily asked what's done in Scotland, by some who are troubled, that all is at quiet, and because it is so, themselves sweat to beget pretty Tales of the Presbytery, Covenanters, &c. as if there were no difference betwixt 1640. and 1660. But twenty years will not make some men wiser. You (ever for their sakes) we will say and speak truth, That His Majesty hath given Admittance and Audi­ance to those Personages, and others from Scotland, who came from Court highly satisfied with admiration of His Majesties Wisdom, Justice, and Affection to His People. And if you hear any speak otherwise, know them so such as wish it so, because it is faelse: They take liberty to talk, but those that scribble or print it, ere long may repent.

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

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