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" them in the most acvantageous Terms I can; yer I “ Enclosed, One to Colin Campbell; in which is enclosed,
" To Mr. Colin Campbell, next Door to The Hampa “ here sends it punctually; so I would be thought very
• fhire Hog, in Charles Street, Westminster. “ barren, if I have no more Information from you to
give them than what is in the public Papers. As to “ what you writ, of my taking Care of being transpor
My dearest Cus, P. 34 January, 1704. “ted to particular Resentments, in Prejudice of my Ge. “ neral's Interest; I do assure you, that you need not be
“ This is to let you know, that I am come alive here, “afraid of it, for I always did and will prefer my Ho
" and that's all; for I am very ill with a Swelling and nour, and my Superiors Interest, to my own private
“ Pain in my Knees and Legs: I cannot go Abroad for “ Concerns; but I know most certainly, ihat those you
a Fortnight. Every Thing will go right here. Tell my “ call my Enemies, as well as those you call my Friends,
great Friend,“ that I will do effectually what I pro“ have equally a Dislike io my General, and that they
“mised for him ;" I hope he will give you the Hundred 6s will both serve him at the same Time, that is, never
“ Pounds I was obliged to borrow. Let me know how “ till they are forced to it; and as I do design to give a
“ Matters goes with yourself; I hope Thom, will do brave “ real Account to those that you call my Friends, that
Things, for I will assure him of Relief. Pray let me
“ know what your Brother does : I fear he will be sent “ is, that my General need expect no Favour from them; “ so I would wish that you, and all those that are his
“ back; but if they order him, let him flip privately “good Friends, might not be deluded by the sneaking
down, and he will see me before the Spring is past, if
“I be in Health: I can't be full in this, because I “ Pretences of those, who have no other End or De“sign, than to make a Party in the C. Army, to force
“ have not yet seen the great Folks, only heard from 6 Pensions and Places from the Government. We have
“them. Pray let me hear from you; and direct, “ To “ no fresh News here, but the Account we have from
“ Mr. John Smeaton, to the Care of Mr. Vincent Neerinx,
“ Merchant, in Rotterdam." “ Germany, of the dismal Account that the Empire is
My Dearest, while Í « in; all Hungary under the Rebels; Augsburg) besieged " by the Duke of Bavaria; Philipsburgh and Mayance
exposed to the French, and no Appearance of any « Succour or Aslistance to recover them of their Loss.
Friend the D.”
“ To E. L.
so I am yours,
“ My dear L.
“ I have presumed to trouble you with this, to let “ John SMEATON.”
you know that I am alive here, but very ill in my “ Health; however, I hope to recover in a Month, for “ I have an able Physician chat attends me. I am greater
“ here than ever ; so that you may assure your Friend, “ Smeaton's Letter to Tho. Clarke, with One enclosed
<< that I will do what he asked of me very effe&tually.” " to Colin Campbell, in which is enclosed One to
“ Those People carry on Things here just as I told him; “ E.L. One to Mr. Keith, and One to Colonel Wal
" and that great Person he serves, is much infatuated to “ ter Corbet.
" trust them. I hope you will not forget me, nor let
your Friend forget me; since I am most entirely, • To Mr. Tho.Clarke, Apothecary, in Watling-street,
“ over against St. Austin's Church, near St. Paul's P. 3d January, 1704.
“Jo. CAMPBELL.” My dear Friend,
6 Your own,
« To Mr. Keith, at The Marine Coffee-house, in
Piccadilly, in London.
" This is to let you know, that I am come fafe here, I but in bad Health: I hope to recover foon, for I am " in good Hands. I am greatly received. I hope Matters “ will go right, as you would wish. Pray deliver the en“ closed Letters right; and if my Cousin Campbell be “ gone for Scotland, send my Letter after him: I am sure
he has left a Direction; if not, send it with a Cover to • Colonel Corbet. Pray let me hear from you, with a “ full Account of the Parliament, and when King Charles
goes away. I ever am
“My most dear Friend, " This is to let you know, that I am come alive here, " but very ill; I will be a Month in Mac Gier's Hands, “ before I can be well. I hope all Things go well; for my
Friends are still my Friends. Your Nephew is im“ patiently expected; so fend him this, by which I con
jure him to make no Delay. My Dear, you have s been very unkind, not to write to me since I left you; pray
send me a long Letter, and let me know, when
“ John SMEATON.”
Comes Bridgewater. Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Custos Magni
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Ashburnham. “ My dear Cus,
Ds. Sommers. " come alive here, but that's all; for I am ill in my
Comes Rochester. « will be sure to relieve him: I cannot yet tell how long
Ds. Gower. “ I may stay here, but I will not be idle; and keep you
Comes Scarbrough. “ right and Charles, as I spoke to him. My kind Ser
Hodie rå vice lecta ef Billa, intituled, “An A&t Ferrar's Billy to be confider" remaining Papers, in relation to the Scottish Conspic “to enable the Lord High Treasurer of England, or racy:
“ Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being,
“to compound with John Ferrar Esquire, for a Debt It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo
“ due from him, as Surety for John Mafon Gentleman, ral in Parliament assembled, That this House will take
“ late Receiver General for the County of Cambridge all the said Papers into Consideration on Monday next,
" and Idle of Ely.” at Twelve a Clock.
The Lord Lawarr reported from the Lords Com-L. Jermyn's Adjourn. Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- mittees, the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for confirming
" and better Execution of Articles, and the Agreements liamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis,
" therein contained, for the Disposition and Division of decimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ,
" the Estare of the late Lord Jermyn among his CoDominis fic decernentibus.
“ heirs," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
The House being informed, “ That Mr. Copeland E. of Ore " attended, with the Earl of Orford's Answer to the ford's Aufwer “ Observations of the Commissioners of Accompts ;" he tions of Com was called in ; and, at the Bar, delivered,
“ The Answers of the Earl of Orford (late Trea It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo-Causes remo-
Hodie 2a vice lecta esi Billa, intituled, « An A&Increase of
Seamen, and “ for settling the Manor of Creech, in the County of “ Navy, and Increase of Seamen."
Committee of the whole House, presently.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Herbert reported, “ That the Com-
“ mittee had gone through the said Bill, and made seo
“ veral Amendments therein ; and that he was ready to
report the same to the House.”
ORDERED, That the Report of the said Bill be made
Ds. Culpeper. rarius.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Messages from
H. C. to re-
turn Worcer ter.
To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the heute Bill;
Ds. Dartmouth. ereeting a Work house in the City of Worcester, and and L. Grey
of Wark's Ds. Cholmondeley. “ for setting the Poor on Work there ;” and to acquaint
Bill. Comes Rivers.
this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Comes Peterbo
Amendments made to the said Bill. row.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Ogle and others :
Ds. Granville. To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Ad for confirming
" the Execution of a certain Agreement, made between
Ds. Gower. “ Ralph Lord Grey Baron of Werke, and Charles Lord
Ojulstone and the Lady Mary his Wife, touching cer-
“ tain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of
“ Northumberland, Middi'x, and City of London; and Comes Scarbrough.
“ also between Lawrence Earl of Rochester and the faid Comes Orford.
“ Lord Grey, concernir.g other Manors, Lands, and
“ Tenements, in the said County of Northumberland, Viscount Towns
“ County Palatine of Durham, and Town of Berwick hend.
“ upon Tweed;” and to acquaint this House, that they Viscount Wey
have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, mouth.
whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Then the House proceeded to take into Consideration
Andrews's Hodie ja vice lecta ef Billa, intituled, « An Act The House being moved, “ That a Day may be ap-Prysick Bill.
“ to charge the Estate of Ambrose Andrews with Monies, “ pointed, for hearing of the Cause wherein Christopher versus " for Payment of Debts; and for supplying some Defects
“ Prissick and James Odes are Appellants, and Robert Vigures. “ in the Settlement of the said Estate, for making Vigures Respondent:”. “ a Jointure and Leases upon the said Eftate.”
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo
ral in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Philipson's Hodie ja vice lectaest Billa, intituled, “ An Act the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday Bill.
" to velt Part of the Estate of Sir Christopher Phillip- the Thirteenth Day of March next, at Ten of the
. Payment of Clock in the Forenoon.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Moore to and
Parliament assembled, That Mr. John Moore do attend tend. Barber & al. Hodie 18 vice le&ta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act this House To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the ForeNat. Bull. “ for naturalizing Daniel Barber and others.”
poon, as a Witness on the Behalf of the Right Honou.
rable Ralph Earl Montagu. Hodie r' vice lefta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit presens Par- Adjour, “ to enable George Evelyn Esquire to raise Portions for liamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Vene“ his Brothers and Sisters, according to his Father's ris, undecimum diem instantis Februarii, hora unde56 Will."
cima Aurora, Dominis fic decernentibus,
The Question was put,
" Whether this Bill Thall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that
the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any
“ to enable the Lord High Treasurer of England, or Senescallus. Ds. Grey W.
“ Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being,
“ to compound with John Ferrar Esquire, for a Debt
“ due from him, as Surety for John Mason Gentleman,
“ late Receiver General for the County of Cambridge
" and Isle of Ely.”
ORDERED, That the Confideration of the said Bill
be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Ds. Cholmondeley. Comes Pembroke,
Epus. St. Asaph. Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Grey IV.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Comes Efex.
Esquire, in Trustees, for discharging Incumbrances, ham.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to mt
on Saturday the Six and Twentieth Day of this as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Fore
noon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House
Hodie 22 vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An A& sir c. Philips
" to vest Part of the Eštate of Sir Christopher Philipson Cawdron's
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An A& Bill.
“ Knight, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of “ to enable Robert Cawdron Esquire to sectle Part of “ Debts; and for charging Part thereof with Mainte
his Eftate (which he has improved) for raising Por: “nance for a Daughter, who is a Lunatic.” “ tions for his Younger Children.”
H.C. with a Bill.
be heard, as defired, in relation to the faid Bill, be
fore the Lords Committees to whom the faid Bill is
Hodie 24 vice lefta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act referred, on Saturday the Six and Twentieth Day of
this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon. o with Monies, for Payment of Debts; and for sup“plying fome Defects in the Settlement of the said After hearing Counsel, in relation to the Bill, inti-E. of Mon“ Etate, for making a Jointure and Leases upon the tuled, “An Act for enabling Trustees to lease the suf Batinis “ said Estate.”
“ Eftate of William Henry Earl of Bathe, during his Bill,
“ Minority; and the Money raised thereby to be applied
And Debate thereupon :
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Message from Evelyn's Bill.
Hodie 2° vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act Conyers and others :
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for
granting an Aid to Her Majesty, for carrying on the
“ Annuities, at several Rates, and for such respective ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill
“Terms or Estates as are therein mentioned;" to which be referred to the Lords Committees before named; they defire the Concurrence of this House. who are to meet thereon on Friday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Inftant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House Hodie 1vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “An A&t Supply Bill,
Annuities, of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
“ for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, for carrying on
“ the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions, by Hodie 2* vice lečta eft Billa, intituled, “An Act
selling Annuities, at several Rates, and for such re
spective Terms or Estates as are therein mentioned.” “ for naturalizing Daniel Barbier and others.”
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be Time on Tuesday next. referred to the Lords Committees before named; who are to meet thereon on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, ing of the Report of the Commissioners appointed by ferwations of
Whereas, by Order of the First Instant, after read-Persons to in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
One Act of Parliament, passed 1° Anna Reginæ, inti-the Commiftuled, " An Act for taking, examining, and stating, the fieners of
“ Public Accompts of the Kingdom," it was ordered, Accompts. Message from A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
“ That any Person or Persons, who should think themturn the E. of by Mr. Bridgeman and others :
“ selves therein concerned, might have a Copy of any
“Part of the said Report, and do answer thereunto :”
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
in their Answer or Answers thereunto, in Writing.
Barbier & al. Nat. Bill.
H. C. to re
Rowe versus Cockayne.
Upon reading the Petition of Anthony Rowe Esquire ; The Lord Herbert reported from the Committee of increase of complaining of several Orders or Decrees made in the the whole House, the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the Seamen, and Court of Chancery, in Cross Causes, between the Apo “ more regular and speedy manning the Royal Navy, Navy, B.ll. pellant and Elizabeth Cockayne Wife of James Cockayne." and Increase of Seamen,” as fit to pass, with some Esquire; and praying “Relief therein ; and that all Amendments. “ Proceedings upon the said several Decrees may, in
Which were read Twice, and agreed to ; and the Bill
ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Adjourse
duodecimum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Brathwaite ; praying to be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to veft Part of the Eitate " of Sir Christopher Philipson Knight in Trustees, to 6 be sold, for Payment of Debts; and for charging - Part thereof with Maintenance for a Daughter, who " is a Lunatic :"