Newspapers for the Year 1644

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1644. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1888.

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Newspapers for the Year 1644

The Spie, communicating intelligence from Oxford, one number, viz., No. 4, from 13th to 20th Feb. 1643–44. Printed according to order for I. F. It first satirises "Aulicus," a paper on the Royalist side, and then gives the latest intelligence from Oxford. [8 pp. Newspaper Collection I.]
A continuation of certain Special and Remarkable Passages informed to the Parliament and from other parts of the kingdom. One number, viz., No. 7, from 8 to 15 Feb. 1643–44 Printed for F. Coles and F. Leach, and are to be sold in the Old Baily. [Newspaper Collection I.]
The Kingdom's Weekly Intelligencer, sent abroad to prevent mis-information, published weekly. 3 Nos., viz., No. 39, from 9 to 16 Jan.; No. 42, from 30 Jan. to 7 Feb.; and No. 45, from 20 to 29 Feb. Printed according to order, for Robert White. [Newspaper Collection I.]
A Perfect Diurnal of some Passages in Parliament (New Series), published weekly. 6 Nos. for 1644, viz., No. 23, from 25 Dec. 1643 to 1 Jan. 1643–44; No. 25, from 8 to 15 Jan.; No. 29, from 5 to 12 Feb.; No. 31, from 19 to 26 Feb.; No. 33, from 11 to 18 March; No. 36, from 1 to 8 April 1644. Printed for Francis Coles and Laurence Blaikelock, and are to be sold at their shops in the Old Baily and at Temple Bar. Licensed and entered according to order in the Stationers' Register book. Imprimatur G. M. [Newspaper Collection I.]
The Weekly Account, communicating the choicest and most remarkable intelligence from all parts of the kingdom, published weekly, 5 numbers, of which 2 are for 1644, viz., No. 33, from 7 to 13 Feb.; and No. 34, from 13 to 20 Feb. Printed by Bernard Alsop, and published according to order. [Newspaper Collection I.]
The True Informer, published weekly. One number for this year, viz., No. 22, from 10 to 17 Feb. 1643–44. Licensed and entered in the Stationers' Hall book according to order. Printed for Thos. Bates and J. W. Junior. Contains report of the assault on Newcastle by the Scots. The names of the Council of State are, for the House of Lords:—Earls of Northumberland, Essex, Manchester, and Warwick, Lords Say and Sele, Wharton and Robartes. For the House of Commons, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir Arthur Hasselrig, Sir Wm. Ermin, Sir Henry Vane, senr., Sir Henry Vane, junr., Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Crew, Mr. Solicitor [St John], Mr. Browne, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Perrepont, Col. Cromwell, and Mr. Wallop.
Mercurius Britanicus; communicating the affairs of Great Britain for the better information of the people. Published weekly. 5 Nos. are for this year, viz., No. 19, from 28 Dec. 1643 to 4 Jan. 1643–44; No. 21, from 29 Jan. to 5 Feb.; No. 22, from 5 to 12 Feb.; No. 23, from 12 to 19 Feb.; No. 24, from 19 to 26 Feb.; No. 27, from 11 to 18 March. Printed according to order, for George Bishop and Robert White. Imprimatur Henry Walley. [Newspaper Collection I.]
Mercurius (Britannus) communicating the plain truth without favour or flattery. One number only, viz., No. 2, from 31 Jan. to 6 Feb. 1643–44. Published according to order. [Newspaper Collection I.]
Mercurius Anglicus, or a Post from the North. Published weekly. One number only, viz., No. 2, from 13 to 20 Feb. 1643–44. Printed for T. B. [Thos. Bates]. It contains the following paragraph:—It was this week informed to the Honble. House of Parliament, by a gentleman of quality who came out of Ireland, that there be 30,000 English and Scots entered into a covenant to withstand the rebels, and if they can be but furnished with necessaries for three months, they will all sacrifice their lives in that just and lawful war, which business being well accepted of by the House and taken into further consideration, for their better aid and assistance it is probable that this army will be ready to draw into the field, and the rebels thereby prevented from coming over into England, and if upon an impeachment of high treason drawn up by the Parliament against the Earl of Ormond he be found guilty, a time may come to bring him to condign punishment. [Newspaper Collection I.]
Occurrences or Perfect Occurrences of certain passages in Parliament and of the affairs of the kingdom. Published weekly. Two numbers, viz., No. 11, from 1 to 9 March 1643–44; and No. 21, from 10 to 17 May 1644. Published according to order. Printed for Andrew Coe. Number 11 contains these particulars:—1. The States' Embassadors' message from the King to the Parliament, and how they have got admittance from his Majesty to treat between him and his Parliament, and to bring our grievances before his Majesty. 2. How Col. Cromwell gave them an alarm at Oxford, and falling into their quarters, took 60 horse, besides arms and good pillage. 3. The Parliament's humble answer to his Majesty's letter desiring his Majesty to return to the Parliament and to join with them in settling the kingdom in peace, propounded by his Excellence [the Lord General] at a conference in the name of the House of Lords. 4. How the Cavaliers issued out of Newark upon Sir John Meldrum, but were beaten in again with great loss. 5. A Declaration to be sent to our brethren of Scotland, in answer to a Remonstrance from thence, concerning the prosecution of the Covenant, the settling of the Church, the 100,000l. to be paid the Scots, and the relief of Ireland. 6. How Inchiquin being displeased that the Earl of Portland is made President of Munster, which was the only reward himself expected, has deserted the enemy and is returned into Ireland, to join with the Protestants against the Irish rebels. No. 21 contains the following passages:—The keepers of all prisons in and about London are required by the Parliament not to permit such access of persons to the prisoners of war as they do, that only such as bring them victuals may have access unto them, for that if any design be in the City the prisoners will break out first. And the City is likewise desired to have all their trained bands and auxiliaries now left in readiness, that at two hours warning they may be fit for a march if occasion be.
There is a great noise that King Charles is coming to London, I could wish he was; but I fear this is only but a noise to startle us and stop the cry of some plot or other, which the enemy are in hand about, they are cunning and cruel; I pray God bring his Majesty from amongst them, but when they come with peace in their mouths, then have we most need to look about us, because blood is in their hearts.
The Lord General's forces are about 12,000 horse and foot besides the City regiments which came to him yesterday, which will make the enemy keep at a distance. [Newspaper Collection I.]