Charles II - volume 126: July 1-15, 1665

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1664-5. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1863.

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'Charles II - volume 126: July 1-15, 1665', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1664-5, (London, 1863) pp. 458-477. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/chas2/1664-5/pp458-477 [accessed 16 April 2024]

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July 1-15, 1665.

July 1.
Preston.
1. Sir Willm. Lowther to Sir Phil. Warwick. Sends Sir John Armitage's letter, and that of White to Sir John, but not to be shown, as they were privately written. Some speedy course should be taken, as these persons grow to such a height. In taking them, they proceeded on the Act for suppressing conventicles. Humbled a drunken Presbyterian, who was as high as if Lambert were at the head of 20,000 men. Has advised that the prisoners should not be released, since that would make them more insolent. The difficulty is occasioned by the assembly's being in a chapel, and the Bishop and his officers having neglected to send a certificate, as the Act of Uniformity requires, that this preaching nonconformist might have been imprisoned, Wants directions from some fit person. The second payment for his division is paid in to the Receiver General. Hopes the fleet will be kept free from infection, and sent to sea soon, as the [Dutch] East India fleet is daily expected. If their privateers go three or four together, English men-of-war should not be hazarded, and the merchants required not to hazard their estates, and thus encourage the enemies. Encloses,
1. i. Sir John Armitage to Sir Willm. Lowther. There have been 24 persons brought before himself and other justices, for being at an assembly at Shadwell of 300 or 400; they would not promise not to do the same again, but were insolent and high, and threaten an action for false imprisonment, because the Act does not name churches nor chapels. They are encouraged by a justice of peace in the West Riding. Kirklees, June 26.
1. ii. Fras. White to Sir John Armitage, Bart. The Shadwellers threaten to sue, because the Act does not name churches nor chapels, yet meetings there are the more dangerous, and if these prisoners be liberated, it will make them more audacious. Knows no reason why an unlawful assembly should not as well be held on a moor or heath, otherwise it would be easy to avoid the Act. [Copy.] June 26.
July 1. Commissions for Sir James Smith to be Lieutenant-Colonel and Jo. Miller Major of the Lord General's regiment of foot. Minutes. [Ent. Book 20, p. 81.]
[July] 1. Warrant to the Duke of York to order the Navy Treasurer to pay to Prince Rupert 2,000l. as the King's free gift. [Ent. Book 17, p. 119.]
July 1.
London.
2. Sir Wm. Warren to the Navy Comrs. Reminds them of his two ships lying at demurrage below Gravesend, waiting for convoy to New England to fetch masts. Entreats haste, as the year spends and winter begins betimes in New England. [Adm. Paper.]
July 1.
Blackamoor pink, off Cromer.
3. Capt. John Barton to the Navy Comrs. Is ordered to victual at Hull; wishes to clean and tallow there also. Wants carpenter's stores. Has found his lost boat. Encloses,
3. i. Account, by Capt. Barton, of carpenter's stores required for the Blackamoor. June 1, 1665.
July 1.
Bristol.
4. Fr. Baylie to the Navy Comrs. Progress of the fourth-rate ship in building. [Adm. Paper.]
July 1.
Royal Charles.
5. Sir Wm. Coventry to Sam. Pepys. Sir Wm. Rider and others sending ships to the Sound are to hasten them to Southwold Bay, to accompany the fleet, until a convoy can be appointed. [Adm. Paper.]
July 1.
Harwich.
6. Capt. John Hubbard to the Navy Comrs. Is ready to take in victuals. Wants a master and lieutenant. [Adm. Paper.]
July 1.
Weymouth.
7. Geo. Pley to the Navy Comrs. Arrival of the Barbadoes fleet, with news of the destruction of ships and plantations in Newfoundland by De Ruyter, who, after victualling his fleet from the English ships, departed homewards by the north of England. The Coventry and Lizard are detained by contrary winds.
July 1.
Bristol.
8. Sir John Knight to the Navy Comrs. Sends the articles of agreement for the hire of the Pearl, to be signed and sealed by the Commissioners. Has received no orders from the victuallers or Officers of Ordnance. Names his captain and crew. The owners of the Pearl demand their two months' advance pay, and 400l. will be needed for gunners' stores and other materials. Can procure no other square-sterned vessel at present. Wishes to be advised when the colours are sent, as all goods from London are prohibited entrance into the city. Five more Bristol ships are taken, whereby the King loses 2,000l. customs, and the citizens 30,000l.; hardly a ship there escapes. Sends names of prisoners at Middleburg to be exchanged. Asks what provision is made for seamen's widows. [Adm. Paper, 2 pages.]
July 2.
Portsmouth.
9. Comr. Thos. Middleton to Sam. Pepys. Particulars of ships in readiness to sail. The sickness increases at Southampton; booths are built outside the town for the sick to be carried into. The ropemakers, blockmakers, and joiners have left; if money be not had, matters must stand as they are. Is sorry the two galliots have been taken away to serve at Chatham; would not be so indiscreet as to deliver a vessel without orders. Hopes to get the Greyhound soon out of harbour. Complains of the men being very unruly; is obliged "to carry a broad axe in one hand and a plane in the other to make all smooth," or there would be no dealings with them. [Adm. Paper, 3 pages, damaged.]
July 2.
Chatham.
10. Sir Wm. Coventry to Sam. Pepys. The Duke has returned with the King to Hampton Court. Hears from Sir G. Carteret of the mutiny amongst the Portsmouth ropemakers; he has written for money to pay them, and thinks all should be paid, except the mutineers. Has left orders for the Gottenburg ships, when unladen, to be hastened to the fleet at Southwold Bay. Is at Chatham to help the dispatch of things; an anchor must be sent forthwith for the Prince Royal; such a ship, especially with the Earl of Sandwich's presence, may be of infinite moment. Sir Wm. Rider's ships must be sent to join the fleet; beer is wanted without delay. Are again undone by the victualler; 700 tuns of beer are lacking, and some must follow the fleet in fitting ships. [Adm. Paper, 2 pages.]
July 2.
Chatham, 12 p.m.
11. Sir Wm. Coventry to Lord Arlington. The King left the fleet to-night for London, and wishes Lord Sandwich to meet him at Hampton Court to-morrow. His Majesty proposed to Prince Rupert to share the command of the fleet with Lord Sandwich by joint commission; but the Prince disliking it is to accompany him to Hampton Court to come to a resolution; for this reason the King wishes the Lord Chancellor to be there, and the Lord Chamberlain to provide lodgings for the Prince. Some of the great ships have sailed to-day, others go to-morrow, so that the King's visit has not been useless for the dispatch of the fleet. [2 pages.]
July 2.
Plymouth.
12. John Lanyon to the Navy Comrs. Arrival of the Happy Entrance; repairs needed for a leakage. [Adm. Paper.]
July 3/13.
Chelsea.
Ambassador Van Gogh to the States General. Fears that as the plague increases, the Dutch prisoners at Chelsea College and else where will take service under the English, as those who have done so bring home money in their pockets and accounts of their good entertainment. The prisons at Colchester and elsewhere can hardly contain them, they are so numerous. The Privy Council removes from Whitehall to St. James's, on account of the increase of plague, and the Admiralty Court to Winchester. Great numbers of London merchants and shopkeepers are retiring to the country. The foreign ministers are gone to Hampton Court. The fleet is preparing. There is a doubt whether the Duke of York will go to sea. Prince Rupert will probably stay at home, because there is some difference about command between him, as vice-admiral only of a squadron, and the Earl of Sandwich as vice-admiral of England. [Holland Corresp., 13 July, 1663.]
July 3.
Chester.
13. Sir Geoffry Shakerley to Williamson. Great strictness is observed in keeping out strangers suspected to bring in the sickness, but the pest of disobedience and nonconformity continues rife. A conventicle of 100 persons was assembled at the house of Dr. Thos. Harrison, late chaplain to Harry Cromwell; broke open the house, and, though many escaped, some were taken hidden under beds or in closets, &c., and 30 or 40 brought before the mayor. The chief were examined, and paid their money to escape imprisonment, this being their first conviction, as Harrison himself, Edw. Bradshaw, and Peter Lee, late aldermen, Major Jas. Jolly, and others. These are not Anabaptists, but of the first and worst stamp of sectaries, and therefore require the more severity. The parties are so linked together in the city that it will be difficult to surprise them, unless it be by a special commission for their punishment, directed to those of no affinity with them. Some of them threaten to complain of the writer for breaking down the door and disturbing them. [1½pages.]
July 3.
Hampton Court.
Warrant for a demise from Sir Hugh Cholmeley and four others to the Crown, of certain alum works and mines erected on the ground of Sir Hugh Cholmeley or Sir William Cholmeley, deceased, in the parish of Whitby, co. York, for 21 years, on rent of 1,500l., with clause of re-entry in case of non-payment of rent. [Ent. Book 14, p. 70.]
July 3.
Young Lion, Lynn.
14. Capt. Michael Young to Sir Wm. Coventry. Is detained at Lynn for repairs. All the beer on board stinks; requests the discharge of his account in victualling men taken in at Harwich. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
14. i. List by Capt. Young of 16 passengers taken on board the Young Lion by order of Sir Wm. Batten, and victualled from the 6th to the 14th June, 1665.
July 3. 15. Edw. Gregory to Sam. Pepys. Sends papers to be laid before the Board. Attests the truth of the certificate, and entreats extra allowance for Walter Dyer. Requests a shipwright's pay for Bernard Eales, an assistant of his own, in consideration of industry and diligence displayed in the present urgent business. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
15. i. Phin. Pett and two others to the Navy Comrs. Certify the care and diligence of Walter Dyer, clerk to the Clerk of the Cheque at Chatham, in extra service during the last 12 months; recommend an increase of his salary, which is now 20l. July 3, 1665.
15. ii. Petition of Walter Dyer to the Navy Comrs., for an allowance of shipwright's pay for his constant attendance, day and night, and several sabbath days' extra service, in mustering men, &c.
July 3.
Cockpit.
16. Duke of Albemarle to the Navy Comrs. Desires payment to the wives and relatives of such seamen as were upon the first muster of the Westergate. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
16. i. Petition of the Widows, Mothers, and Creditors of the men lately belonging to the Westergate, to the Duke of Albemarle, for a general payment of wages due, certain accounts being received of the loss of the vessel.
July 3.
Chatham.
17. W. Howe to Sam. Pepys. Sends an important letter to be enclosed to Mr. Shepley and forwarded securely and speedily to Lady Pickering. [Adm. Paper.]
July 3.
Guildford.
18. T. Dalmahoy to Sam. Pepys. Requests a warrant to distrain upon John Wilkins, bargeman, for obstinately refusing to carry timber without double rates. [Adm. Paper.]
July 3.
Ordnance Office.
19. Edw. Sherburne and two other Ordnance Officers to the Navy Comrs. Ask whether the Golden Phoenix, Castle frigate, and Blackamoor, are to be continued in the service, before complying with the Blackamoor gunner's demand for five pieces of ordnance to replace those broken in the last engagement; the owners should either make good broken ordnance, or, in case of dismissal, return the stores furnished. [Adm. Paper.]
July 3.
Bristol.
20. Sir John Knight to the Navy Comrs. Complains of the small proportion of victuals allowed for the Pearl, only one month's provision for 140 men; great part of it will be spent before the ship puts to sea; requests a better supply and money for furnishing other materials, to be received from the collector of customs at Bristol. [Adm. Paper.]
July 4. 21. Capt. John Perriman of the Swallow to Sam. Pepys. Sends account of grievances to be redressed; is sorry to receive evil thoughts when his utmost endeavour is to promote the service. Wants a pilot. His wood and candles are expended. Will disburse no more money until assured how it is to be paid. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
21. i. List by Capt. Perriman of grievances arising from scanty allowance, and want of money on board the Swallow.
July 4. 22. Wm. Castell to the Navy Comrs. Has not received due payments for building the new third-rate ship; cannot therefore proceed with the work according to expectation. [Adm. Paper.]
July 4.
Portsmouth.
23. Comr. Thos. Middleton to Sam. Pepys. The mutinous ropemakers have returned to their work. Cannot get the Greyhound out of port for want of wind; shall be exceeding glad to see Sir John Mennes, especially if he bring "an olive branch in his mouth;" hopes at his coming to discover the ringleader of the late disturbance. English twine is tendered at 13d. per lb. [Adm. Paper, 2 pages.]
July 4.
Godalming, 4 a.m.
24. Sir John Mennes to the Navy Comrs. Is hastening to Portsmouth with the resolution of not paying the mutinous ropemakers; is glad his authority is strengthened by the joint opinion of the Board. [Adm. Paper.]
July 4. 25. Robt. Southwell to Sam. Pepys. The order for the Hare was delivered into Sir Wm. Coventry's own hands; as another original cannot be easily obtained, sends an attested copy. [Adm. Paper.]
July 4.
Plymouth.
26. John Lanyon to the Navy Comrs. Leakage of the Happy Entrance caused by bad calking; thinks her overcharged with guns and men. The St. Maria prize would make a better vessel for the commander of the squadron. Four French ships are brought into port. [Adm. Paper.]
July 4.
Navy Office.
27. Warrant from the Navy Comrs. to the Clerks of the Store and Cheque at Deptford, to receive the canvas and deals sent up from Portsmouth, out of the prize ship Harderine. [Adm. Paper.]
July 4.
Marmaduke, Sole Bay.
28. Certificate by John Best, captain, and two others, that Patrick Routh has served in the Marmaduke since 27th March last, and was in the engagement with the Dutch. [Adm. Paper.] Annexing,
28. i. Certificate by John Cooke and four others of Pat. Routh s engagement in the service of the Commonwealth, and of his being wounded in fight with the Hollanders.
Nightingale, near Dublin, December 14, 1653.
28. ii. Certificate by John Price that Patrick Routh was paid his quarterly pension of 5l. 4s. till 24th December last, but not since. June 16, 1660.
July ? 29. Petition of John Banister to the King, for payment of the increased allowance of 600l. a year promised to the 12 violinists over whom he is director, to encourage their practisings and particular attendance on His Majesty.
July 4.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to Sir Edward Griffin, treasurer of the chamber, to pay 350l. to Jo. Banister, master of the particular band of violins and six of the band, for their charges in attendance on the King in his journeys this summer. [Ent. Book 14, p. 65.]
July 4.
Christ's College.
30. Dr. Thos. Fuller to Williamson. Has no benefit by the King's letter, the scrupulous doctors thinking they cannot do it without His Majesty's hand to it. Suspects that somebody is keeping back the original for Mr. Beale, as he speaks of having two letters, in one of which Fuller's name is joined with his. Will try to discover where the miscarriage lies.
July 4.
Lincoln's Inn.
31. Willm. Coward to Williamson. Has obtained the Duke of Ormond's report on Capt. Hall's petition, and hopes the order will easily be effected, on the certificate both of the lord lieutenant and his deputies. Begs dispatch if the King come to town tomorrow; if not, will wait on him at Hampton Court; is obliged to stay in this contagious town for the order. Endorsed "Mr. Hall's debt."
July 5. Grant to [Edw.] Griffin, in reversion after his father, Sir Edw. Griffin, of the office of Treasurer of the Chamber. [Docquet.]
July 5.
Chatham.
32 Jas. Norman to Sir Wm. Batten. The fleet is almost all dispatched. Account of provisions still wanting as store for six months, in case of no engagement. A flyboat with deals has arrived. [Adm. Paper.]
July 5.
The Crown, Malaga Road.
33. Capt. Chas. Wager to Sir Wm. Coventry. Left Tangiers on the 16th June, and has since been cruising on the Spanish shore. The Dutch Smyrna fleet, of 17 men-of-war and six merchant ships, left the port June 30. They vapour much, but in vain, and strike high at the King's Crown. Intends following them as far as Tangiers. Hopes a squadron of ships may be there to salute them. Ten sail might destroy them. They are poorly manned and likely to be worse, as at all ports their men run from them. [Adm. Paper.]
July 5.
Royal Charles, Sole Bay.
34. Sir Wm. Penn to the Navy Comrs. Is under sail with a fleet of 20 ships. Great want of men. The Good Hope pink must be sent with water immediately. [Adm. Paper.]
July 5.
9 P.M. Portsmouth Yard.
35. Sir John Mennes to the Navy Comrs. Cannot discover the ringleaders of the mutiny of the ropemakers; knows not how to punish; to stop their pay destroys all their hopes of credit, and must bring the works to a standstill. Will pay the rest of the yard to-morrow, as far as the money holds out, but it will only pay three quarters out of the five due; this causes a difficulty in settling with shipwrights who have served only the last two quarters, and would thus receive nothing. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
35. i. Petition of the Shipwrights, Calkers, &c., of the dockyard at Portsmouth to the Navy Comrs., for a supply of money to set them free from their creditors, and in a condition to provide for themselves and families.
July 5.
Dover.
36. Thos. White to the Navy Comrs. The Pearl and Little Mary await orders to tallow and victual. [Adm. Paper.]
July 5.
St. James's.
37. Sir Wm. Coventry to Sam. Pepys. Judges the prizes at Chatham to be all fourth-rate ships, except the Hilversom which may be a third-rate. Wishes the Ordnance Officers would provide tobacco stalks for the use of gunners; else where service comes, for want of stalks, the cables and cordage must be cut. [Adm. Paper.]
July 5. 38. Sir Wm. Coventry to [Pepys]. The surveyor's agents can best inform as to the quantity of old canvas in store; as to new standards, thinks only Union flags should be used in future, it being solemnly resolved, when Prince Rupert went to Guinea, that none but he should carry the standard in the King's absence. If the ropemakers universally throw up their work, corporal punishment ought to be inflicted by inprisonment.
July 6. 39. Sir Wm. Coventry to Sam. Pepys. Masters wanted for various ships; begs that men of courage as well as skill may be selected. Hopes there will soon be a meeting of the Commissioners for Tangiers. Water ships must be hastened to Southwold Bay. Victualling required for the Sovereign and Sta. Maria. [Adm. Paper.]
July 5. 40. Certificate by Geo. Erwin of the want of extra men on board the Golden Falcon. [Adm. Paper.]
July 6.
Portsmouth.
41. Comr. Thos. Middleton to Sam. Pepys. The sickness increases at Southampton. Great care is taken to prevent any communication with other towns. Portsmouth was never in a better condition of health. If money be not procured. much damage will accrue to the service. The Greyhound is dispatched to the fleet. Stores of hemp, pitch, and tar received. [Adm. Paper.]
July 6.
Portsmouth.
42. Sir John Mennes to the Navy Comrs. Thinks the late desertion of the ropemakers rather a necessity from the hardness of the times than from any desire of quitting the service. The plague increases at Southampton; the poor will not suffer the rich to quit the town and leave them to starve. Complaints from Col. Reymes and Mr. Pley of the negligence and delay of Capt. Hill, sent to convoy merchant ships from St. Malo; 1,200l. of the King's goods are waiting to sail, for want of vessels; they fear plunder by the French, and an edict is coming forth to prevent commerce with England during the plague. Mr. Pley laments the starving condition of the seamen set on shore by the Dutch at St. Malo; many of the merchants have relieved them as far as possible, and would send them over to Portsmouth, upon assurance of being repaid for such service. Money wanted. [Adm. Paper, 1½ pages.]
July 6.
Scarborough.
43. Col. Edw. Villiers to Williamson. Is visiting Lord Suffolk, but will return to his garrison on Monday, and gladly receive Lord Arlington's commands. A private man-of-war has brought in a Dutch prize bound for Norway, laden with brandy, wine, and hops. A great fleet of colliers has passed southward, under convoy of the Truelove.
July 6.
St. James's.
Proclamation appointing July 12 to be kept as a general fast for stay of the plague now visiting London and Westminster, and threatening to spread; and thenceforward the first Wednesday in every month, till the plague is withdrawn. Collections to be made on these fast days, for relief of the poor visited by the plague. [Printed. Proc. Coll., Charles II., pp. 194–5.]
[July 6.]
London.
44. "A form of Common Prayer; together with an order for fasting for the averting of God's heavy visitation upon many places of this realm. The fast to be observed within the cities of London and Westminster, and places adjacent, on Wednesday the twelfth of this instant July, and both there and in all parts of this realm on the first Wednesday in every month; and the prayers to be read on Wednesday in every week during the visitation." Containing forms for morning and evening prayer, and also an "Exhortation fit for the time." [Printed, 80 pages.]
July 6. 45. Arise Evans to Lord Bennet. Was troubled at his refusing to give him more money, because he had cozened him about his book called "Light to the Jews," showing the cause of the plague, and the way to prevent it. Never saw it in print till 1664, but wrote it in 1655 and 1656, and being unable then to get it printed, wrote out many copies of it, and gave them away. It may have been printed in 1656 and many times since, as that is the date upon it; those gentlemen who saw and read it in print seven or eight years ago cannot swear it is verbatim the same book. Men have had experience of the truth of his prophesyings. God is angry with the unbelieving questioning of the book, and sent forth a blazing star and a plague, and did not appear so much against the Dutch as he would have done; but there was a victory, because the King believed the book. He who laid a wager against it is become like the lord who opposed Elisha's good tidings. Sword, famine, and plague are only sent for national sin; hopes the King and Council will now see and repent the sin.
July 7. Commission for — Henshaw to be Captain of a company of foot in the Isle of Jersey, and — Gladstone his Lieutenant. [Ent. Book 20, p. 77.]
July 7. Note of the King's approval of Wm. Basset to be Deputy Lieutenant of Glamorganshire, in place of Sir Rich. Bassett; Walter Vaughan, of Pembrokeshire, in place of Geo. Hayward; and Rich. Wynne, of Denbighshire, in place of Wm. Wynne. The Earl of Carbery is to issue out their deputations accordingly. [Ent. Book 20, p. 77.]
[July 7.] 46. Petition of John Knowles, prisoner in the Gatehouse, Westminster, to the King, for release. Though accused by none, has been confined six weeks, since May 26 on suspicion of treasonable practices, on account of papers found about collecting money for relief of the Polanders, which he did not know to be unlawful, and thought them objects of pity.
July 7. Warrant for a patent to Major Alexander Merchant, alias St. Michael, of his inventions of a new way of keeping water in ponds sweet and wholesome, with little or no mud at the bottom; and also of the moulding of bricks in anyform for ornament of buildings. [Ent. Book 22, p. 215.]
July ? 47. Petition of Rich. Hodgkinson, stationer, to Lord Arlington for a privy seal for payment of 674l. 13s. 1d., due for stationers' wares furnished to the House of Commons by the King's command. Annexing,
47. i. Account by Rich. Hodgkinson, of stationery delivered to the House of Commons, from 6 Aug. 1661 to 27 July 1663, and 16 and 22 March 1665; total sum due, 674l. 13s. 1d. [23 pages.]
July 7. Order for a warrant to pay to Richard Hodgkinson, stationer, 674l. 13s. 1d., for paper, &c., furnished to the House of Commons from Aug. 1661 to March 1665. [Ent. Book 22, p. 216.]
July 7. Warrant for a grant to Sir Robert Vyner, on surrender of Thos. Lisle, of the place of Water Bailiff and Keeper of the prison of Dover. [Ent. Book 22, p. 216.]
July 7. Privy seal for 20,000l. to the Duke of York as the King's free gift, towards the supply of his particular occasions. Minute. [Ent. Book 22, p. 217.]
July 7. 48. Certificate by Robt. Woodward purser, of the discharge of the William and Mary hoy from attending on the Swiftsure. [Adm. Paper.]
July 7.
Chatham.
49. Comr. Peter Pett to Sam. Pepys. Account of the breaking of a block strap on board the Sovereign; several men were hurt, one killed; there are only 30 tons of hemp in store; reed and broom wanted. [Adm. Paper.]
July 7. 50. Sir Wm. Coventry to the Navy Comrs. Is sending orders to Southwold Bay for convoying such ships as are ready, for Gottenburg and the Sound. Wishes they could have orders overland to be ready; delay may be prejudicial; 700 tuns of beer are wanting, besides that for the prize ships, so that 500 tuns is a poor supply; the want of a purser for the Mars is through mistake, two having been appointed to another ship; is glad Comr. Taylor has recommended one; the Phoenix, Blackamoor, and Castle are ordered to the Downs. Men must be sent to Chatham for the Sovereign. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8.
Greenwich.
51. Dan. Morgan to the Navy Comrs. Desires a warrant for Rowland Anderson to be boatswain of the John and Abigail, the former boatswain being killed in the late engagement. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8. 52. Request by Mr. Castell for protection for the master and crew of the Providence, when fetching plank from Rye for the building of a frigate in Deptford yard. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8. 53. Jonas Shish to the Navy Comrs. The fire-ship Providence is in the wet dock, and joiners' stores on board, but no one to look after them; begs that some one may be appointed. The new ketch is ready to launch. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8.
Hampton Court.
54. Sir Wm. Coventry to Sam. Pepys. Hears that James Johnson can furnish cordage by way of Dunkirk; he must be written to; expects difficulty in procuring men for the Sovereign. The Ruby and Black Bull must be hastened to the fleet. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8.
Young Prince, Harwich.
55. Capt. John Chappell to the Navy Comrs. Requests payment of the wages due to Hugh Gleg, for service in the Lizard, to Mrs. Butler, his late widow. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8.
Chatham.
56. Comr. Peter Pett to Sam. Pepys. Progress of the Sovereign's repairs; 100 watermen and 200 soldiers wanted. With business notes [by Pepys]. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8.
Ordnance Office.
57. Officers of Ordnance to the Navy Comrs. Approve the expedient proposed to have the 4,000l. assigned to the Ordnance Office at Portsmouth paid in London by Sir George Carteret, but cannot yet tell whether the money has been paid there. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8.
The Augustine, Harwich.
58. Capt. Rich. Teate to the Navy Comrs. Cannot get lighters to commence unlading; 24 of his best seamen are taken away by order of Sir Wm. Penn; thinks the Friezland a better ship for service than the Triumph; the Augustine is so old as to be hardly fit to sail to Portsmouth; proposes leaving her at Harwich, as a store ship. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8.
Portsmouth.
59. Sir John Mennes to the Navy Comrs. An officer from the Ordnance Office is at Winchester, to solicit the justices who are met at the assizes to procure money for the present necessity; cannot discover the ringleaders of the ropemaker's revolt; all profess proper humility and that nothing but actual want of bread would have made them forsake their work; is convinced that they deserve commiseration rather than punishment, being in such great need and all things so dear; is paying himself 1s. a night for hay for one horse, and 4s. a bushel for oats, ready money; what must they have to give for victuals, who go upon trust ? There are 300 tons of hemp in store. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8. 60. Petition of Wm. Bowden and two other Ropemakers of Woolwich to the Navy Comrs., for allowance or exchange in goods for certain cuttings and rakings found in a parcel of groundtows bought by them for 14l. per ton. With reference thereon to Wm. Bodham; his report, 22 July, that the petitioners had hard measure in having the cuttings and rakings forced upon them, but that he cannot tell the quantity or the loss sustained; order by the Navy Comrs., August 8, that the petitioners make oath of their pretended damages; and their certificate, Aug. 10, that they have received five tons of cuttings and rakings, only worth 4l. a ton. [Adm. Paper.]
July 8. Pass for six horses to France for the Duke of Luxembourg, free of custom. [Ent. Book 22, p. 217.]
July 8.
Hampton Court.
The King to the Farmers of Customs. Orders,—on complaint that several Dutch prisoners have broken prison and escaped beyond seas,—that no vessel be permitted to sail out of any port with Dutchmen on board, unless they have passes from His Majesty, the Privy Council, one of the Secretaries of State, or one of the Commissioners for sick and wounded. Minute. With note of a like order on July 11th, that passes from the Dukes of York and Albemarle are to be allowed in like cases accordingly. [Ent. Book 14, p. 65.]
July 8. The King to Sir Wm. Doyley at Harwich. Has sent 1,000l. and will send more; the Navy Treasurer can do nothing, having paid 80,000l. in three weeks. He may lend Dutch prisoners, on security of re-delivery, to manufacturers in their own trades, to captains to help to rig prizes, and to colliers, merchantmen, and fishermen. Minute. [Ent. Book 14, p. 65.]
July 9.
Portsmouth.
61. Comr. Thos. Middleton to Sam. Pepys. Sends the appraisement of the St. Lawrence and Young King, with account of money disbursed in fitting them as timber ships; total, 316l. [Adm. Paper.]
July 9.
Portsmouth.
62. Sir John Mennes to the Navy Comrs. Hopes soon to be relieved by a supply of money; wishes to ease the yard from the unnecessary charge of useless pressed men from sundry places, who without board wages can get no credit, are put to hard shifts, and cause all manner of disorder; Col. Reymes and Mrs. Pley will have the English seamen sent with as much care and thrift as possible; the convoy and vessels have started from Weymouth; has encouraged them to bring over the 500 bales of Noyals canvas formerly treated for; Capt. Pett sailed yesterday; no other vessel in the harbour is ready; 20 joiners are discharged. [Adm. Paper.]
July 10.
Deptford.
63. Jonas Shish to Sam. Pepys. The Ruby can be at Gravesend in a day or two. Will get the Dutch ship Bull on shore for repairs, as soon as she can be cleared. [Adm. Paper.]
July 10.
Gravesend.
64. Capt. Valentine Tatnell to the Navy Comrs. Has left 50 seamen with Comr. Pett for the Sovereign, and sent 24 others to Chatham. Has captured on board Capt. Cox's ship the waterman who killed a Navy lieutenant at Temple Stairs; he confesses the fact, and is now left in the hands of the Governor at Gravesend, to await the King's pleasure. [Adm. Paper.]
July 10.
Chatham Hill.
65. Sir Wm. Batten to Sam. Pepys. Junk is wanted for the St. George and the prize ships; requests that tobacco stalks may be hastened down. [Adm. Paper.]
July 10.
Blackwall.
66. Wm. Cooper to Sam. Pepys. Will remedy the defective timbers put into his new third-rate ship. Encloses,
66. i. Christ. Pett and two others to the Navy Comrs. Report of the survey of the third-rate ship building at Blackwall, with account of defects in the timbers which are to be remedied. Blackwall, July 8, 1665.
July 10.
Post House, Lea.
67. Dan. Furzer to the Navy Comrs. Requests an immediate supply of money, and an order for survey of the new ship building at Bristol. Wishes an answer about the tender of plank at Chepstow. Complains of abuses committed in the forest by cutting and spoiling the timber; one case is in the hands of the justices, but they judge it not business for them to decide without the sanction of the Board. [Adm. Paper, 1½ pages.] Encloses,
67. i. John Barrows and William Morgan, justices of peace for Gloucestershire, to the Navy Comrs. Send examinations concerning two pieces of timber wilfully cut and spoiled in the Forest of Dean. Annexing, July 1, 1665.
67. ii. Examination of John Morgan, of Alvington. His son, Wm. Morgan, and a servant did, with a saw, cut in two places two pieces of timber in Dean Forest, but carried none away from the place. Lydney, July 8, 1665.
67. iii. Examination of Thos. Dunning, of Lydney, and Walter Werin, of Flaxley. The said pieces of timber were sealed with the King's seal, and intended for a ship in building at Conpill; warned John Morgan not to meddle therewith; saw William Morgan squaring the timber by his father's command. Lydney, July 8, 1665.
July 10. The King to Wm. Whitmore, high sheriff of Essex. He is to pay immediately to Sir Wm. Doyley, treasurer of sick and wounded soldiers and Dutch prisoners, 620l. 4s. 3d. out of the Norfolk assessments for the militia, and 101l. 19s. 11d., out of the same for Norwich, now in his hands for transmission to the Tower of London. [Ent. Book 20, p. 78.]
July 10.
Cockpit.
68. Statement of an information that Chas. Mitchell, Thos. Roberts, and Art. Crispin have taken money from watermen impressed for the King's service, and fit to serve, and have discharged them; giving names of witnesses to prove the same. With reference of the case by the Duke of Albemarle to the Navy Comrs. [Adm. Paper.] Annexing,
68. i., ii. Memoranda relating to the above-named witnesses.
68. iii. List of 15 witnesses of the Watermen's Company.
68. iv.–vii. Four certificates, signed by Thos. Lowe, clerk of the Watermen's Company, of substitutes being allowed by the company to be found, by persons impressed for the King's service. Oct. 10–16, 1664.
July 10? 69. Shorthand memoranda of [Sam. Pepys] found with and belonging to the same subject. [Adm. Paper.]
July 10? 70. Petition of Edmund Wyndham, His Majesty's servant, to the King, for a grant of such money as may be recovered in a suit depending in the Admiralty Court, about logwood, value 2,000l., taken before the Restoration, which he hopes to prove was fraudulently claimed by London merchants, to deceive His Majesty. Wants thereby to satisfy his debts incurred in the public service.
[July 10.] 71. Note that in any grant to Col. Wyndham of the proceeds of the logwood in the Peahen, a proviso should be added that no discharge of the security be allowed to the prejudice of the King, without the privity of Sir Rob. Wiseman, advocate general.
July 10.
Hampton Court.
72. Grant to Edmund Wyndham, gentleman of the privy chamber, of such moneys as shall be adjudged by the High Court of Admiralty to belong to the King, out of a prize of logwood taken in the Peahen, claimed by Simon Delbow, Rob. Wilmot, and other English merchants, and sold on their security to be responsible for its true value. [1½ pages.]
July 10. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 22, p. 222.]
July 10. Warrant to pay to Sir Hugh Pollard, Bart., comptroller of the household, 5,000l. due to him by the late and present King. [Docquet.]
July 10. 73. E. Countess of Dysart to Williamson. Did not understand his message by her sister Allington, and will not understand his promise of a visit to-morrow, unless he will take an ill dinner with her, when he shall be most welcome.
July 11.
Naneby.
74. Dr. Thos. Fuller to Williamson. The King's letter on his behalf is said to be sent to Dr. Widdrington, but the Doctor denies it; has therefore taken his degree with the ordinary exercises. Begs aid in detecting the fraud, also delay in the business of Newark; the incumbent is his friend, will resign as may best serve his end, and thinks he [Fuller] will be acceptable to the town. Will not leave till the danger of the sickness is over.
July 11.
South latitude 54-50, Texel.
75. Earl of Sandwich to Lord [Arlington]. This morning was the first fair day that friends could visit him, and Sir Thos. Clifford has come to his ship. The fleet has been hastened away, though having 2,500 fewer men than the former. Hopes the men will be sent from Sole Bay. Is trying to get into his appointed station, and will do his utmost to serve and please the King. [2 pages.]
July 11.
Goring House.
76. Leonard Williams and John Bettson to Robt. Lye, Hampton Court. Dawson, one of the two named by them as entrusted to buy and gather arms, is taken by Capt. Thomas. Will acquaint his honour further if sent for. Are to be addressed at Capt. Thomas's, Hatton Garden, and he will let them know, they being a little remote on account of the sickness.
July 11.
Tuesday.
77. J. Bulteel to —. "My lord" approves of the paper, but it should be shown to a Secretary of State. Reminds him of the old gentlewoman who desires a passage in his ship. Endorsed [by Williamson] "The dispatch for Bruges." [2 pages.]
July 11. The King to Sir William Doyley. He is to get certificates under the hands of Dutch officers at Ipswich and Colchester as to their good usage, and to send attested lists of the prices of provisions. He may dispose of what prisoners he pleases, to work in harvest between now and Michaelmas. Minute. [Ent. Book 14, p. 66.]
July 11.
Hampton Court.
The King to the Lord Treasurer and Lord Ashley. Hears it is probable that coals may be found in Windsor Forest, which would be a great security to London, and save inconvenience through interruption in bringing coals from Newcastle. They are therefore to prepare a grant to Henry Hyde, Lord Cornbury, Sir George Carteret, and six others, of the sole digging of coals in the said forest, on their paying a rental of 6d. for every chaldron of coals that they raise. With memorandum that to the grant was added a similar licence to dig for coals in any of the King's lands, within 12 miles of Windsor, Oatlands, and Bagshot. [Ent. Book 14, p. 66.]
July 11.
Chatham.
78. Comr. Peter Pett to Sam. Pepys. Several vessels are dispatched from Sheerness for Sole Bay, under convoy of the Convertine. Progress of the Sovereign's repairs, and forwardness of other ships. [Adm. Paper.]
July 11.
Chatham.
79. Sir Wm. Batten to Sam. Pepys. The Sovereign is careened; four tons of tobacco stalks wanted. Asks what is to be done with the Gift; if sent out again, her men should have six months' pay. [Adm. Paper.]
July 11.
Portsmouth.
80. Comr. Thos. Middleton to Sam. Pepys. Particulars of stores; account of goods on board the prize ship King David; has leave from the Commissioners of Prizes to land them, if warrant can be procured. [Adm. Paper.]
July 11.
Portsmouth.
81. Comr. Thos. Middleton to Sam. Pepys. Has just received news of four Dutch capers lying off the Channel. [Adm. Paper.]
July 11.
Southwold.
82. John Parker to Sir Wm. Rider. There are five vessels detained at Sole Bay for want of convoy. Having lost sight of Sir Thos. Allin's ships in a wind, they were obliged to put back; requests vessels to take them on. [Adm. Paper.]
July 11. 83. Sir Wm. Coventry to the Navy Comrs. Asks what victuals may be expected from Hull and Newcastle for supply of the fleet. The masters of the Gottenburg ships are negligent in their business, for but three of them have arrived at Southwold Bay. [Adm. Paper.]
July 11.
Hampton Court.
84. Sir Wm. Coventry to the Navy Comrs. Some of the Gottenburg ships are gone with Sir Thos. Allin, to await the rest at Tynemouth; knows not where the others are, nor how to procure convoy for them; begs payment of contingent money to Comr. Taylor, to encourage his dispatch of ships at Harwich. Two New England ships, if now ready, may have convoy through the Soundings; suggests that a smack be employed to gather the sick and wounded when recovered, and carry them to the fleet. [Adm. Paper.]
July 11.
Ordnance Office.
85. Ordnance Officers to the Navy Comrs. Certify that Walter Perry passed his accounts for the gunner's stores on board the Ruby. [Adm. Paper.]
July 12.
Rome.
86. Ode addressed by Dr. Jacobus Albanus Ghibbesius to Joseph Kent, a visitor at Rome, on occasion of the victory gained by James Duke of York over the Hollanders. [Latin, printed; he was poet laureate of the Emperor Leopold.]
July 12.
Edinburgh.
87. Proclamation by the Council of Scotland, that on account of the prevalence of the plague in London and other towns in England, all trade or intercourse with the places infected be suspended till 1st Nov., or till the prohibition be removed; that all ships now at sea, laden with goods from any of the said places, perform quarantine, and that all goods pasing by land be stayed on the Borders till they have licence to pass, or submit to any trial required; and that all goods privately brought in be forfeited; charging all civil officers to enforce these regulations. [Printed, 2 sheets.]
July 12.
Whitehall.
88. Order to Sir Edward Griffin to pay 20l. to the gentlemen of the chapel, in lieu of three deer annually given them by His Majesty. Endorsed, "Received of Mr. John Godgroom, 11l. in Christmas quarter 1665, Wm. Child."
July 12. Minute of the above. [Ent. Book 22, p. 227.]
July 12. 89. John Tooker to [Sam. Pepys]. Certifies that the commanders of the Constant John, Swallow, and Sarah and Elizabeth were not on board their respective ships on Tuesday the 11th inst. at 9 o'clock p.m., by which neglect the opportunity for sailing was lost; the non-attendance of the Constant John's pilot is urged as the cause of its delay. A jack is wanted for the Recovery. List of ships undelivered of their empty cask and corrupt beer. The Hopewell is ready to take in water cask. [Adm. Paper.]
July 12.
Chatham.
90. Comr. Peter Pett to Sam. Pepys. The Sovereign is ready to take in victuals. [Adm. Paper.]
July 12.
Hampton Court.
91. Warrant to the Board of Greencloth to pay full board wages to the officers of state and household servants, according to a book signed in 1662, until their allowance of diet decreed by the late establishment be restored, and also to continue the allowance of 4s. a day to the poor, provided the said allowances do not exceed the 100,000l. a year assigned for the use of the house; when the diets are restored, abatements are to be made to prevent the exceeding of the said sum. Endorsed, "Sir Herbert Price."
July 12.
Hampton Court.
92. The King to [the Wardens, &c. of the Mint]. The office of assay master in the Mint being vacant by death of John Woodward, and absence of Thos. Woodward his father, who, if alive, is at some plantation on York River in Virginia, John Brattle is to exercise the office during the absence of Thos. Woodward, with a fitting allowance; but as he is at present employed by the Goldsmiths' Company, they are to permit him to assist the company, as far as can be done without neglect to the service, until some person is found in his place. [Copy.]
July 13.
Dover.
93. Jo. Carlisle to Williamson. Saw Lord Aubigny aboard the French shallop ordered for him and his train, and thinks he got over to Calais in four hours. Has hired a vessel to carry his horses, but the Custom House have recent orders to allow no horses to pass without the Duke of Albemarle's hand to the warrant. Sends a man for it.
July 13.
St. Alban Hall.
94. Dr. T. Lamplugh to Williamson. Thanks for a present of wine; will remember him at the opening of every bottle.
July 13. Warrant to pay to Edw. Backwell 1,750l., for secret service, without account. [Docquet.]
July 13. Grant of pardon to Oliver Cave and two others, for a robbery and felony on Willm. Webster, for which two persons have been executed. [Docquet.]
July 13. Warrant to pay to the Duke of York 20,000l. as the King's free gift, for supply of his own particular occasions. [Docquet.]
July 13. Warrant to pay to Rich. Hodgkinson, stationer, 674l. 13s. 1d., for paper, &c., for the House of Commons, from 6 Aug. 1661 to 16 March 1665. [Docquet.]
July 13.
Portsmouth.
95. Comr. Thos. Middleton to Sam. Pepys. Sir John Mennes is much troubled at there being no news nor appearance of money for the present great want. The Elizabeth is at Spithead, with four butts of stinking beer on board. The ships going to convoy the East Indiamen from Ireland await a favourable wind. [Adm. Paper.]
July 13.
Gravesend.
96. Fr. Hosier to Sam. Pepys. Account of the muster of nine ships. Was obliged to leave the Joseph, hired to take in sick and wounded, unmustered, through the opposition of the master. The seamen on board the Zebulon, bound for Tangiers, complain of short diet, no hammocks to lie on, and great want of clothes; the men say they will be hanged rather than go to sea, and several refused to give in their names to be mustered. [Adm. Paper.]
July 14.
London.
97. Certificate by Geo. Smith, owner of the Hopewell pink, that John Burrows is master thereof instead of Elias Hind. [Adm. Paper.]
July 14.
Dover.
98. Thos. White to the Navy Comrs. Repairs of the Little Mary. [Adm. Paper.]
July 14.
The St. George, Chatham.
99. Lieut. Stephen Pyend to Sam. Pepys. Is ready to sail for Sheerness; hopes to find provisions ready. Wants 100 seamen, having 12 slain and 50 wounded in the fight, and 100 fallen sick and sent ashore. Begs a supply of junk or tobacco stalks. [Adm. Paper.]
July 14.
Portsmouth.
100. Sir John Mennes to the Navy Comrs. Requests orders to Capt. Fleetwood to pay in the money promised by the Ordnance Officers. Has sent to the Isle of Wight and twice to Winchester about it. Money must be had to pay off the rest of the yard; the men grow impatient at the delay and not without reason. Begs that the necessary orders may be sent express, to stop the "bawlings and impatience of these people, especially of their wives, whose tongues are as foul as the daughters of Billingsgate." [Adm. Paper.]
July 14.
Blackamoor pink, Hull.
101. Capt. John Barton to the Navy Comrs. Asks leave to be cleaned and victualled at Hull. Has taken a Dutch privateer, a galliot hoy of four guns, the best sailer in Holland. [Adm. Paper.]
July 14. 102. Robert Mayors to the Navy Comrs. Report of Mr. Rich's Christiana and dram deals. [Adm. Paper.]
July 14 ? 103. Request by the Duke of Vernueil to Lord Arlington, for passes for his carriage, horses, servants, and baggage to go to France, before he follows the Court to Hampton Court. [French.]
July 14. Grant to Fras. Burdett, of Burthwaite, co. York, of the dignity of a Baronet. [Docquet.]
July 14. Grant to him of discharge of 1,095l. usually paid for that dignity. [Docquet.]
July 14. Warrant to pay to Adrian May 1,200l., for levelling, planting and other works directed by the King in and about Greenwich Park. [Docquet.]
July 14.
The Prince, near Flamborough.
104. Earl of Sandwich to Lord Arlington. Has no news beyond what Sir Thos. Clifford's account or his own letter to Sir Wm. Coventry will give.
July 14.
Squire Bennet's house, Pall Mall.
105. Thos. Banckes to Williamson. The Admiralty Judges have cleared the Milkmaid, belonging to himself and his brothers of Hamburg, but their adversary appeals to the Lords at Syon House; has petitioned them, and begs his influence.
July 14. Letter to the Lord Treasurer for 10,000l. to be paid to Stephen Fox, out of the Dunkirk money. Minute. [Ent. Book 17, p. 119.]
July 14.
Whitehall.
106. Warrant to the Commissioners for Prizes to release, at suit of the French West India Company, three ships of Dieppe, the Jonas, Hercules, and Florissant, laden with goods for Barbary and Martinique, which will spoil, if they wait the usual forms of the Admiralty Court.
July 14. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 22, p. 225.]
July 14. Warrant for delivery of a leash of fat bucks to Sir William Hickes, Bart. [Ent. Book 22, p. 226.]
July 14.
Hampton [Court].
Warrant to Sir William Doyley to deliver 400 of the fittest Dutch prisoners to be set to work at Portsmouth, following the Duke of Albemarle's instructions for their transmission. [Ent. Book 22, p. 226.]
July 15.
Bridekirk.
107. Geo. Williamson to Joseph Williamson. Has arrived there with his brother Curson, who is willing to take the place of an ensign, quartermaster of horse, or any other thought fitting.
July 15. 108. Order in the Admiralty Court, in the case of the King v. Rich. Batson; a petition of Batson to the King was read, showing that he purchased prize goods 11 years before, for which, after allowance for payments and defalcations, 73l. only was due, but was sued in the said court, for 610l. and 30l. costs; sentence was given against him, in the absence of his witnesses, and he taken prisoner, whereon he pleaded for another trial, and release meanwhile, on depositing the money. He had a reference July 14, 1665, to the Admiralty Judges, who on the money being paid in, decreed his release from prison. [Latin, 3 pages.]
July 15.
Orchard-Portman.
109. Two Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire to Lord Arlington. Having notice of a great conventicle, got some servants, broke open the doors, and took 60 men and as many women; sent the men to the sessions, where they were convicted and some paid, others went to gaol. Among them are 11 ministers living in or near Taunton, and there are as many more who preach up and down, and are so close in their meetings that they cannot be heard of till over; the head layman is Mr. Malleck, a man of fortune, who keeps a non-conforming minister in his house. With note thereon [by Lord Chancellor Clarendon] that every minister taken should be proceeded against severely; those too wary to be taken at conventicles should be watched, and imprisoned, or bound over to good behaviour; if two or three of the head people be sent to gaol, it is well. Also that any doubtful person taking a minister into his house should be bound to good behaviour.
July 15.
Beaudesert.
110. Sir Brian Broughton to Williamson. Can get nothing from the clerk of the peace but the record of past years. Finds 20 Presbyterians convicted last sessions. Hears of none dead of the plague in that or the neighbouring counties.
July 16.
Hampton Court.
Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to pay the bills of the tradesmen and artificers for the wardrobe, and allowances for servants, for the year ending Michaelmas 1663; total, 17,348l. 11s. 8d. [Docquet.]
July 15. Warrant to John Viscount Mordaunt, constable of Windsor Forest, to allow no woods to be felled there, on account of the destruction of woods in the late rebellion; the receiver is to allow to divers officers of the castle 5s. for each load of wood that they used to receive from the forest. [Ent. Book 14, p. 66.]
July 15.
Navy Office door.
111. Sir Wm. Warren to the Navy Comrs. Entreats once more for a convoy for the Blackcock and Neptune, freighted by him to fetch masts from New England. Asks whether they will pay 200l., the insurance of the Lady, homeward bound, laden with masts for the King from New England, or run the risk. By contract it should have returned with the Newfoundland convoy, but none has been sent this year. [Adm. Paper.]
July 15.
Bristol.
112. Sir John Knight to the Navy Comrs. Mr. Gauden's agent has no orders to furnish the ship [Pearl] with two months' more provisions as desired; must dispatch her to Milford, though it may prove destructive to her intended service. Will forbear freighting any more ships. Had the Pearl two months' more provisions, she might set sail directly to meet the capers and clear the coast. Asks if she is to be accounted a fourth or fifth-rate ship. [Adm. Paper.]
July 15. 113. Nath. Webb to the Navy Comrs. The master appointed for the Young Prince has not appeared. Begs an order to act in his stead. [Adm. Paper.]