Venice
July 1649

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1927

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'Venice: July 1649', Calendar of State Papers Relating to English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 28: 1647-1652 (1927), pp. 109-111. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=89682 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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July 1649

July 2.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Costantinopoli. Venetian Archives.
304. Giovanni Soranzo, Venetian Bailo at Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
Reports the reception of the Secretary Ballarino by the Vizier, said to be due to a desire for peace. The Vizier remarked that the Spaniards were secretly fierce enemies of your Serenity. The French were none too friendly. Of the English he said that the proofs were now to be seen to-day, because they have supplied ships and offered other assistance, although the Ottoman crown attaches no importance to this. Ballarino told him that the private resolutions of the English merchants for their own interests could not prejudice the friendship of your Serenity with the kingdom of England ; but all the same your Serenity sincerely desired peace.
The Vigne di Pera, the 2nd July, 1649.
[Italian ; deciphered.]
July 6.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Munster. Venetian Archives.
305. Alvise Contarini, Venetian Ambassador to the Congress of Munster, to Michiel Morosini, his colleague in France.
The king of England passed through Antwerp, staying there two days at the cost of the city. He was lodged in the royal palace and presented in the name of the Catholic king with 25,000 gold crowns. He left on the 2nd, some say straight for France, while according to others he will go to see other towns of Flanders. He would perform a service for himself and for the community if he devoted all his energies to endeavouring personally to compose the differences between the two crowns. Without this anything that he does at present, alone and destitute as he is, cannot certainly restore him to his dominions.
Munster, the 6th July, 1649.
[Italian ; copy.]
July 20.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Munster. Venetian Archives.
306. Alvise Contarini, Venetian Ambassador to the Congress of Munster, to Michiel Morosini, his colleague in France.
The archduke went to see the king of England at Valenciennes, as he was passing through.
Munster, the 20th July, 1649.
[Italian ; copy.]
July 22.
Senato, Secreta. Deliberazioni. Corti. Venetian Archives.
307. To the Ambassador at Munster.
Approval of what he wrote to Salvetti. To repeat the office but with the utmost tact, assuring Salvetti of the friendliness of the republic and its desire to preserve good relations.
Ayes, 87. Noes, 0. Neutral, 0.
[Italian.]
July 24.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Prov. Gen. da Mar. Venetian Archives.
308. Antonio Bernardo, Venetian Proveditore General at Sea, to the Doge and Senate.
Sends account of action with the enemy on the 18th. The Flemish, English and French ships on the enemy's side allowed themselves to fall to leeward, firing a few rounds, with or without shot, so that when our ships advanced towards the Barbary squadron, these latter turned their backs (presero il bordo).
The galeasse, off Fracchie, the 24th July, 1649.
[Italian.]
July 27.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Francia. Venetian Archives.
309. Michiel Morosini, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Doge and Senate.
The king of England keeps himself private at St. Germain and in a few days he will proceed to Dieppe to embark there to put in practice the projected voyage. The duchess of Savoy has sent him a present of 30,000 crowns, brought to him express by one of her gentlemen. In spite of his fallen fortunes the king did not fail to practice the generosity which is proper to his condition.
Compiegne, the 27th July, 1649.
[Italian.]
Enclosure. 310. Advices from London, the 15th July, 1648.
The troops for Ireland are going to the rendezvous, but so slowly that it is not expected they will arrive in time to save Dublin. The commission of Lieut. Gen. Cromuell, who is to command them, has been accepted by him and they have ordered it to be sealed. It gives him absolute powers in that country for three years.
[Italian.]
July 27.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Munster. Venetian Archives.
311. Alvise Contarini, Venetian Ambassador to the Congress of Munster, to Michiel Morosini, his colleague in France.
In the negotiations with Brun (fn. 1) about the Palatine there was some suggestion of a separate agreement between Spain and the Palatine, with a hint of including the English also. If this were true it would join with the alliance between Denmark and the Dutch. It is said that on the mention of England the one negotiating for the Palatine immediately drew back, because of the close connection between that prince and the king of England. The suspicions of Sweden are much aroused over this alliance.
Holland has declared that it will receive and treat with the ministers both of the king of England and of the new government. The other provinces have not yet come to any decision on the subject.
Munster, the 27th July, 1649.
[Italian ; copy.]
July 31.
Senato, Secreta. Dispacci, Costantinopoli. Venetian Archives.
312. Giovanni Soranzo, Venetian Bailo at Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
A report has come from Smyrna of a naval action in the direction of Zia and Carisso. It is stated that the Captain Pasha placed the Barbary and English ships in the vanguard and that in the very thickest of the fight with the galeasses he took to flight and proceeded to Canea, and that the English ships suffered the most damage. It is stated specifically that the ship. Merchant of Smyrna, Captain Nicholas Red, commanding the squadron as being the oldest, was sent to the bottom, and they say that the English ambassador himself has confirmed this. But it is a fortnight since it happened and no confirmation has come.
The Vigne di Pera, the 31st July, 1649.
[Italian ; deciphered.]

Footnotes

1 Antonio Bruin, the Spanish plenipotentiary.


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