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Hobdy at. It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing of the Symes

, tached, for

verfus
filhing in in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms at Cause, wherein Richard Symms and others are Appel-Simonds & al.
Burnham tending this Houfe, his Deputy and Deputies, and everylants, and Anne Simoniis and others are Respondents :
Waters,

of them, do forthwith attach the Body of the faid
Fohn Hobdy, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar in Parliament allemvied, That this House will hear the

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on

said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the 20th that Behalf.

Day of this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the

Forenoon, and that all the Causes after that Day be
To Sarles Goatley Esquire, Serjeant at

removed, to come on in Course, except that which is
Arms attending this House, his De-

appointed to be heard on Friday next.
puty and Deputies, and every of
them ; and to all Mayors, Sheriffs,

Hodie za zice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for thriwn silk,
Bailiffs, and other Officers to be
aiding and asisting in the Execution

prolonging the Time by an A&t of Parliament, made &c. to continue
hereof.
" in the First Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for im-the Terporta-

tion of, Bill.

porting Thrown Silk, of the Growth of Sicily, from Adjourn.

Leghorn."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par-
liamentum continuardum effe usque ad et in diem Lunæ, ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Com-
vicesimum primum diem instantis Februarii, hora unde- mittee of the whole House, on Thursday next, at Eleven
cima Aurora, Dominis fic decernentibus.

a Clock.

Bul!

Sir P Тул

Cott

H.C. with a
Bill.

Hodie ja vice leéta ef Billa, intituled “ An Act to Sword Blade

Company,
IE Lunæ, 21° Februarii.

“ discharge the Governor and Company for making Bill.
D

hollow Sword Blades in England, of the Sum of Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes Eighteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-four Pounds, fuerunt :

“ Seven Shillings, One Penny Half Penny, by Mistake

over-charged in the Purchase-money for several for

“ feited and other Estates and Intereits in Ireland, purEpus. Durefm. &

Ds. Cuftos Magni
Crew.

Sigilli.
Ds. Bergevenny.

“chased by them.” Epus. Winton.

Dux Devonshire, Ds. Lawarr,
Epus. Sarum.
Senescallus. Ds. Ferrers.

Hodie ja vice leila eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act to Sir John
Epus. Ceftr.

Ds. Wharton.
Dux Somerset.

“ enable Sir John Cooper Knight, and Anthony Henley Henley's Bill. Epus. Lich. & Cov.

Ds. Howard Eff.
Dux Richmond,

Esquire, to make a Partition, and grant Building
Epus. Petrib.

Ds. North & Grey.
Dux Northumberland.

“Leases, of several Messuages and Tenements, in LinEpus. Lincoln.

Ds. Grey W.
Dux Bolton.

colne's Inn Fields, in the Parishes of St. Gyles in the Epus. St. Asaph.

Ds. Poulett.
Dux Marlborough.

Fields and St. Clement's Danes, in the County of
Ds. Mobun.

Midd'x."
Comes Lindsey, Mag- Ds. Byron.
nus Camerarius. Ds. Culpeper.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Message from
Comes Bridgewater.
Ds. Rockingham.

Conyers and others :
Comes Northampton.

Ds. Cornwallis.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. Osborne.

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, “ An Act, that the
Comes Manchester.

Ds. Ofulftone. “ Ships called The Golden Starr and Bull, being taken as
Comes Rivers.
Ds. Guilford.

Prizes and condemned, may have the Freedom of
Comes Peterborow.
Ds. Weston,

trading as English Ships ;” to which they desire the
Comes Stamford.
Ds. Herbert.

Concurrence of this House.
Comes M'inchilsea.

Ds. Haversham.
Comes Thanet.
Ds. Sommers.

Hodie la vice leita eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act, that Golden Star
Comes Sunderland.
Ds. Bernard.

“ the Ships called The Golden Starr and Bull being taken irade as tree
Comes Anglesey.
Ds. Conway.

" as Prizes and condemned, may have the Freedom of Ships, Bill.
Comes Sussex.

“ trading as English Ships.”
Comes Feversham.
Comes Nottingham.
The Earl of Manchester reported from the Lords Com-Ranc & al.

Nat. Bill.
Comes Rochester.

mittees, the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for naturalizing
Comes Torrington.

Rene Ranc, Mathew Decker, and others," as fit to
Comes Scarbrough.

pass, without any Amendinent.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.

Hodie za vice lelta cst Billa, intituled, “ An Act for

naturalizing Rene Ranc, Mathew Decker, and others.”
Viscount Townshend,

The Question was put, “ Whether this Bill fall
PRAYERS.

pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. Leighton

Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Leighton ; versus Warden of shewing, “ That the Record between Her Majesty and

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that
The Fleet.

" the Warden of The Fleet was, by Writ of Error, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any
“ brought into this House upon Friday last; and that Amendment.
“ Errors were assigned thereupon on Saturday last; and
“ praying a Day may be appointed, for the Warden of mittees, the Bill

, intituled, “ An Act for vesting the

The Earl of Stanford reported from the Lords Com- Legh's Bill. The Fleet to asign Issue:”

“ Estate of Thomas Legh, late of Ridge, in the County Queen It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal

uerfus Pord. in Parliament assembled, That William W'cedon Ford, War.

“ of Chester, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Payden of The Fleet, do join Iffue upon the said Writ of “ effecting the Purposes in his Will,” as fit to pass, with

« ment of his Debts, perfecting his Purchases, and better Error on Monday next, at Ten a Clock

out any Amendment.

Hodie

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Hodie 3* vice lccia ct Billa, intituled, “ An Act for Comes Scarbrough.

vesting the Estate of Thomas Legh; late of Ridge, in Comes Bradford.
“the County of Chester, Esquire; deceased, in Trustees, Comes Orford.
for the Payment of his Debts, perfecting his Pur-

Viscount Town-
“ chases, and better effecting the Purposes in his Will.”

Jbend.
The Question was put,

" Whether this Bill fhall
“ pafs?”

Their Lordships, or any Five of them ; to meet
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

on Monday the Sixth Day of March next, at

Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to ad-
Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amend journ as they please.
ment,

Hodie 2* vice lefta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act to York Bill.
Message from
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. “ repeal a Proviso, in an Act of the Fourth Year of the

Reign of King William and Queen Mary, which pre-
Bill.
Dormer and others :

“ vents the Citizens of the City of York from difpoting
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, “ An A& to vest

An A&t to yest of their Personal Efates by their Wills, as others in“ the Manor of Hansop and Castlethrop, and all other

“ habiting within the Province of York, by that Act,
“the Lands and Hereditaments of Sir Peter Tyrril Ba-

ronet, and Thomas Tyrril Esquire, his Son, in the
County of Bucks, in Trustees, to sell Part thereof, for

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill
Payment of Debts; and to settle other Lands and be committed to the Lords Committees above-named ;
• Hereditaments there, being of an equal Value, in their Lordthips, or any Five of them, to meet on the
“ Lieu of Lands to be fold;" to which they desire the faid Bill, on Wednesday next, at the Time and Place
Concurrence of this House.

aforesaid.

H. C. with a

may do.”

Sir Peter
Tyrril's Bill.

nd B.O.

tagu about it.

Hodie vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to

The House being informed, “ That there is an E. of Bath's “ vest the Manor of Hanslop and Castlethrop, and all

Bill; Agreem

Agreement between the Earl of Bathe and the Earl “ other the Lands and Hereditaments of Sir Peter Tyr

ment with the

“ of Montagu, so as to leave out of the Bill all that re- E. of Monril Baronet, and Thomas Tyrril Esquire, his Son, in “ lates to the late Duke of Albemarle's Estate :" “ the County of Bucks, in Trustees, to sell Part thereof, for Payment of Debts; and to settle other Lands and

Whereupon the Earl of Rochester reported from the
“ Hereditaments there, being of an equal Value, in Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for
« Lieu of Lands to be sold.”

“ enabling Trustees to lease the Estate of William
Henry Earl of Bathe, during his Minority; and the

“ Monies raised thereby to be applied for Payment of
Hodie 2* vice lefta eft Billa, intituled, “ An A&t for " Debts, Annuities, and Legacies," as fit to pass, with
“ enabling Bernard Cotton Esquire to sell fome Part of some Amendments.”
" his Estate, for Payment of his Debts ; and for con-
“ firming several Conveyances already made, of several ORDERED, That the said Bill be re-committed, to
“other Parcels of his Éstate, by himself and Trustees, the fame Committee ; who are to meet To-morrow, at
" to several Purchasers thereof."

Ten a Clock.

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Epus. Lich. &

Whereupon, it is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual Declared not and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Wil to be an Ob

ject of Mercy i liam Keith, upon his Examination by the Lords appointed to examine him by this House, hath prevaricated with this House; and, by his Behaviour, doth not seem an Object worthy of Her Majesty's Mercy.

Comes Northamp. Epus. Lincoln.

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said last

mentioned Bill be committed to the Lords follow

ing; (videlicet,)
Dux Somerset.

Epus. Duresme, &
Dux Bolton.

Crew.

Ds. Bergevenny.
Dux Marlborough. Epus. Winton.

Ds. Lawarr.
Comes Lindsey, Epus. Sarum.

Ds. Ferrcis.
Magnus Came- Epus. Ceftr.

Ds. Wharton.
rarius.

Ds. North & Grey.
Cou.

Ds. Grey W.
Comes Bridgewa-
Epus. Petrib.

Ds. Poulet.
ter.

Ds. Mobun.
Epus. St. Asaph. Ds. Byron.
ton.

Ds. Culpeper.
Comes Denbigh.

Ds. Rockingham.
Comes Manchester.

Ds. Cornwallis,
Comes Rivers.

Ds. Osborne.
Comes Peterbor

Ds. Össulstone.

Ds. Guilford.
Comes Stamford.

Ds. Weston.
Comes Winchilsea.

Ds. Herbert.
Comes Thanet.

Ds. Havershan.
Comes Sunderland.

Ds. Sommers.
Comes Anglesey.

Ds. Bernard.
Comes Suflex,

Ds. Conway.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.

Vol. XVII.

The Two Letters, upon which Mr. Keith was

examined, follow, in hæc verba :

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" if you do yourself to your Advantage, I shall be “ To Mr. Smith), to be left for hiin at The Marine “ easily fatished, notwithstanding of the Trouble it

Coffec-House, near St. James's Church, Piccagives me. I wrote to you several Times from Edin

dilly, London, burgh, and on my Road to this place, to which I " thought I might have expected Answers; particularly

[Note, by Smith is meant Kcith.] concerning Captain Craford, who you saw when I “ was with you last, and his Affair: He parted from

Aberdeen, 30 January, 1704. Edinburgh above Six Weeks ago, in order to go to London, and from thence to whence he came.

You

My dear friend, “ would see by my last, that I should be impatient till “ It is needless for me to pretend to express the

I heard of his being gone. I do not doubt but you “ Satisfaction I had, when I was informed of your being " have heard of him, for he was to inquire about you “ delivered of the Goods that lay so long and heavy on as soon as he came there ; so I entreat Once more,

your Hands, since my Interest was so considerable in " that, as soon as is poslīble, you may let me know what " them; but, since it hath pleased God to deliver us of “ is become of him; with a full Account of yourfelf,

“that Misfortune, let us join our Hands, to deliver one “ what you are doing, and what you design to do; for “ another; whose Circumstances would be much harder "I find all your Friends here as much in the Mist about

“ were they as publicly known, which you know is a you as I am; which, I am persuaded, you'll own to be

daily Hazard, it not being possible for him to keep “ Contrer to the common Rules of Justice and Civility " them altogether within himself; however, I find he “ to true Friends and near Relations; for I think I may “ doth not want Friends, and I hope will get them freely fay, that you would not have stayed there all “concealed till once he get off, which he is resolved 10 “this Time, without being assured of something worth “ do as quickly as he can, being at present in a very your while; either by Marriage, which I find would

“ fair Way for it; and is to carry along with him what “ be the most acceptable to your Friends here, or some “ of his small Stock conveniently he can. But he says, “other Way; for I do assure you, that your Father's «« For all his Hafte, and all the Strait he is put to, « Circumstances are fucli, tirat of a long Time he shall “ if you will make Hafte, and come to the Kingdom “ not be able to aslift you ; so lay your Count by it, immediately, since you are coming soon however, he “ and make good Use of what you have got. I am “would wait yet fome Days for your Advice.” The sorry to write you so bad News; but it is better you “Gentleman I speak of left a Wig with you the last • should know it now, than when you cannot so well “ Time he saw you, to be sold. He says, “ If he were

help it. Your Mother, in whose House I am at pre “at as much Freedom as you are, he would go imme“ fent, hath been very ill since I came to this Country; “diately on Purpose to you:” So I entreat you may “ which I imputed much to her Anxiety about you, “ let me know, on Receipt of this, what he is to expect “ her Love for you, with the Want of Knowledge of by my Friends at Aberdeen, where he is at present; “ wliat you are doing, or what you intend; which is “ and likewise by his at Dundee, where he may chance “ really unpardonable to fo loving a Mother as you to be about that Time. I hope you received my last, “ have, who never longed more to see you than now. « with some Swatches of Silk Stuffs : Let me know if Your Sister is very well, and gives you her Service; “ I may expect them according to Demand, as likewise “ who is likewise very anxious to see you : She is One o the rest of the Commissions was in my Letter. Give “ of the most accomplished Gentlewomen of her Age “my Service to my Brother-in-Law, when you see him. “ I have seen since I came to the Country: She deserves “ So, hoping to have the Satisfaction of seeing you your Love and Esteem, as I find the hath for you.

“ shortly, is all at present, from “ I would say much more to you of my own Particular, " but the Uncertainty that I am in about you obliges

“ Your most affectionate Friend, me to refer it to a better Occasion; only I beg Once “ more of you, the Moment you receive this, you may

" and humble Servant, “ write me a full Account of every Thing ; particular“ ly about yourself, whether I may expect to see you “ at London, and where: For, if it please GOD, Once

' Jo. Smith." " the next Month I shall be there. I entreat, if you “ see young Boine, give my Service to him: I should “ be glad likewife to know, if I might expect to see

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Adjourn. • him there at the same Time. I am resolved to be

I am refolved to be liamentum continuandum effe usque ad et in diem Mar“ free with him; which I have not been as yet, for tis, vicesimum secundum instantis Februarii, hora un“ Reasons I thall tell you at Meeting : Wherefore I decima Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus. " expect you will be able to give me an Account of " him. I beg Once more, you may delay no Time in

writing to me so soon as you receive this; and send * it, under a Cover for me, “ To Mr. James Grame “ of Neuton, in The Land Market, at Edinburgh.

Com

“ Adieu, my dear Friend; but be more mindful of " those that with you well.

Dec, 16th, 1703.

“ Desire Neuton, in your Cover, to keep my Letter till

“I call for jt."

DIE

ton.

Dux Somerset.
Epus. Lich. &

Ds. Lovelace,
DIE Martis, 22° Februarii.

Dux Richmond. Cov.

Ds. Mobun.

Ds. Vaughan.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes Dyx Northumber- Epus. Norwic.

land.
Epus. Petrib.

Ds. Culpeper.
fuerunt :

Dux Bolton. Epus. Gloucestr. Ds. Rockingham.
Arch. Ebor.
Ds. Custos Magni

Dux Bedford.
Epus. Lincoln.

Ds. Berkeley.
Sigilli.
Ds. Lawarr.

Ds. Cornwallis. :
Epus. London.
Ds. Godolphin, The. Ds. Ferrers.

Comes Carlisle, Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.

Ds. Osborne.
Epus. Wigorn.

Marescallus. faurarius.

Ds. Howard Eff Epus. Sarum.

Epus. St. Afaph. Ds. Ojulstone.

Comes Jersey,
Coines Pembroke,
Ds. North & Grey.

Ds. Dartmouth.

Camerarius.
Epus. Eliens:

Præses.
Ds. Grey W.

Ds. Stawel.
Epus. Lich.de Gov.
Dux Devonshire, Se- Ds. Lovelace.

Comes Kont.

Ds. Guilford.
Epus. Norwic.

nescallus.
Ds. Mohun.
Comes Bridgewa-

Ds. Ashburnham.
Epus. Petrib.

Dş. Vaughan.
ter.

Ds. Wefton.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Dux Somerset. Ds. Culpeper.

Comes Northamp

Ds. Herbert.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Richmond.
Ds. Lucas.

Ds. Haversham.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Northumberland.
Ds. Rockinghami. Comes Denbigh.

Ds. Sommers.
Epus. St. Afaph. Dux Bolton.

Ds. Berkeley:
Comes Bolingbroke.

Ds. Bernard.
Dux Bedford.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Comes Manchester.

Ds. Halifax.
Dux Newcastle.
Ds. Osborne.
Comes Peterborow.

Ds. Granville,
Dux Marlborough.
Ds. Osulstone.
Comes Stamford.

Ds. Gernsey
Comes Carlisle, Ds. Dartmouth, Comes Winchilfea.

Ds. Gower.
Marefcallus. Ds. Stawell.

Comes Kingston.

Ds. Harvey
Comes Jersey, Came. Ds. Guilford.

Comes Thanct.
rarius.
Ds. Ashburnham.

Comes Sunderland.
Ds. Lemp/ter.

Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Ds. Weston.

Comes Efex.
Ds. Herbert.
Comes Northampton.

Comes Anglesey.
Comes Denbigh.

Ds. Haversham. Comes Feversham.

Ds. Sommers.
Comes Bolingbroke.

Comnes Nottingham.
Ds. Bernard.
Comes Manchester.

Comes Rochester.
Ds. Halifax.

Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborough.
Ds. Granville,

Comes Portland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Ds. Gernsey.

Comes Torrington.
Ds. Gozuer.
Comes Kingston.

Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Carnarvon.

Comes Orford.
Comes Thanet.

Viscount Towns-
Comes Scarsdale.

bend.
Comes Essex.

Viscount Wey-
Comes Anglesey.

mouth.
Comes Sussex.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
Comes Fevershan.

on Tuesday the Nine and Twentieth Day of this
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.

Instant Fcbruary, at Ten a Clock in the Fore

noon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House
Comes Rochester.

of leers; and to adjourn as they please.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.

Hodie 2a vice Icela est Billa, intituled,

“ An Ad Sir P. Tyrril's Comes Scarbrough.

“ to veft the Manor of Hanflop and Castlethrop, and Comes Bradford.

“ all other the Lands and Hereditaments of Sir Peter Comes Romney.

Tyrrill Baronet, and Thomas Tyrril Esquire, his Son, Comes Orford.

“ in the County of Bucks, in Trustees, to sell Part Viscount Townshend.

“ thereof, for Payment of Debts; and to settle other

“ Lands and Hereditaments there, being of an equal Viscount Weymouth.

“ Value, in Lieu of Lands to be sold.” PRAYERS.

ORDERED, That the Confideration of the said Bill be
referred to the Lords Committees aforenamed; thcir

Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same
Sword-blade Hodie 28 vice lefta ef Billa, intituled, “ An Act Time and Place.
Company,
Bill.

to discharge the Governor and Company for making
“ hollow Sword Blades in England, of the Sum of Hodie 2* vice lecta cf Billa, intituled, “ An A& Sir J. Cooper
Eighteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-four Pounds, " to enable Sir John Cooper Knight, and Anthony Henley Bill.

and Henley's
“ Seven Shillings, One Penny Half-penny, by Mistake Esquire, io make a Partition, and grant building Leases,
" overcharged in the Purchase-money for several for-

“ of several Messuages and Tenements in Lincolne's-Inna “ feited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, pur Fields, in the Parishes of St. Giles in the fields and "" chased by them.”

St. Clement's Danes, in the County of Middx.' ORDERED, That the Confideration of the faid Bill be

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following ; (videlicet,)

referred to the Lords Committees aforenamed; their

Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet at the same
Ds. Godolphin, Arch. Ebor. Ds. Lawarr. Time and Place,
Thefaurarius.

Ds. Ferrers.
Comnes Pembroke,

Epus. London.
Epus. Vigorn.

Ds. Howard Eff The Earl of Stamford reported, from the Lords Com- Barbier & ai.
Praeses.

Ds. North & mittees, the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to naturalize
Epus. Sarum.
,

Grey.

Daniel Barbier, Jobn Kerron du Chesne, and others,”
Senescallus.
Ds. Grey I. as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

6

Which

Bill.

Dux Devonshire, Epus. Eliens.

Nat. Bill.

racy. .

Letters from

to Mr. Secrea

;

mous one to him.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to ; and Andrew “makes me, with the greatest Submission, humbly beg
Richier was added by the House, as an Amendment to to know, if I may hope the Queen will graciously
the faid Bill: Which was agreed to ; and the Bill ordereď “commiferate my unhappy State, that made me choose
to be engrossed, with the faid Amendments.

“ fo distant a Retreat, and which obliged me, by Ne

cellity, to return. Message from

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, “ I call God ALMIGHTY to witness, (to my KnowH. C. tore turn Jaiman's by Mr. Freeman and others :

“ ledge) I never offended the Queen or this GovernBill. To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the vesting “ An Ad for the resting was occafioned by my Ignorance and Necesky; being

ment, except in my coming to England; which Fault “ of Nine Messuages, in the Parish of St. Giles in the

“ told, “ That, since I went with a Pass to France, I Fields, in the County of Middlx, being the Estate of

safely might return." The Certainty of my wanting William Jarman and Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to

“ Bread in a strange Country if I stayed longer (my “ be fold; and for settling, in Lieu thereof, a Messuage

“ little Fortune being in England), and all Commerce “ and certain Lands, in Whipsnade, Tottrenhoe, and

being stopped under so great a Penalty, it was imStudham, in the County of Bedford ;” and to ac

possible for me to hope to get a License, or any Requaint this House, that they have agreed to the same,

“ turn of Money.
without

any
Amendment.

“ This, my Lord, I protest, before AlMIGHTY

“God, was the Occasion of my coming, and the only Papers concerThen the House proceeded to read the Papers de

“ Cause ; but, if I am so unfortunate to be reprefented ning cher Scout livered in by the Earl of Notting.sam the 19th Instant, Confpi

“ under an unjust Character, I beg it, as a common relating to the Scottish Conspiracy ; (videlicet,)

Justice, that I may appear Face to Face with my

Accuser ; your Lordship will then easily judge of iny
“ Extract of a Letter from Mr. Stanhope to Mr.
Mr. Stanhope

Innocency. But, if nothing but my coming out of
Secretary Hedges, dated Hague, is July, 1703.

France be alledged against me, I can only throw my-
tary Hedges,
with an anunyo

“ self at Her Majesty's Feet, and, with the greatest
“ After I had sent my Letters to the Post Tuesday
“ Night, I received the enclosed; which I fend you, Humility, humbly implore Her Mercy.
“ with the Cover, just as I received it: Nor do I

“ If your Lordship’s great Goodness can extend so
“ know, or can guess, from whom it came. However,

“ far to have Compassion for me, it will be the greatest
“ the Contents are of such Concern, that I think it my

Charity ; for Eight Weeks close Confinement, the
Dury to transmit it to you. I have only this One

Change of Air, and drinking differently, has thrown
Remark to make upon it, that it is dated as from

“me into fo great a Disorder, that to give me Liberty Amsterdam, and marked on the Outside Two Stivers

" is almost to give me Life; which I should ever, in the “ for the Poft; whereas the Letters from Amsterdam

“ most humble Manner, acknowledge as fuch; being,
“constantly pay Three.”

“ with the greatest Submission and Veneration,
- For the Right Honourable Mr. Stanhope, Envoy Jan, 2d, 1704. “ My Lord,
" and Plenipotentiary from the Queen of Eng-
land, at The Hague.

“ Your Lordship's most humble
Amsterdam, July 15th, 1703.

“ and respectful Servant,
• Honoured Sir,

“ FRANCES Fox."
“ There is something pernicious to our Queen and Her
" Government working in England, Scotland, and Ire “ Commission to Lord Lovat, to be Colonel of a
is land; for here are great Remittances of Money

Regiment in Scotland.
“ from Paris and from Lille: To the Duke of Ha-

Commission milton, 50,000 Pistoles; to Sir Robert Hamilton (L. S.) JAMES R.

Knight, 25,000 Pistoles; to William Worth Esquire, " 25,000 Pistoles : These Two latter are in Ireland.

" James the Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of fender to “ Most of this Money is already drawn for. This

Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, Defender of Culonel of a Money has paffed through my Hands. To appear in

“the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Regiment in

Symon Lord Lovat, Greeting. We, reposing espe“ this, would ruin me and my Partners. However,

“ cial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage, " this I thought my Duty. Adieu.”

“ and good Conduct, do, by these Presents, constitute

“ and appoint you to be Colonel of a Regiment of “ Extract of a Letter from Mr. Stanhope to Mr. “ Foot, to be raised for Our Service in Our ancient Secretary Hedges, dated at The Hague, şi

Au. Kingdom of Scotland, and Captain of à Company in gust, 1703•

" the said Regiment. You are, therefore, to take the "I have heard nothing more of Remittances to Scot

“ faid Regiment as Colonel, and the said Company as land from this Country, Lisle, or any other part,

Captain, into your Care and Charge ; and duly to

" exercise as well the Officers as Soldiers thereof in
" lince the mystical Letter, of which about Two Months

Arms, and to do your utmost Endeavours to keep
ago I sent you the Original. Nothing is come fince
“ of that Kind to my Knowledge, either from the same

“ them in good Order and Discipline: And We do
is
or any other Hand; but since, what has lately hap-

“ hereby command them to be obedient to you, as their
“pened in that Country makes it suspicious there was

" Colonel and Captain; and you to observe and follow " some Ground for that First Advice. I will try if,

“ such Orders and Directions as you shall from Time to among my Friends at Amsterdam, I can make any

“ Time receive from Us, or any your superior Officers,

far. “ther Discovery ; in order to which, if you could

according to the Rules and Discipline of War, and in « send me back that same Letter I sent you, it might be

“ Pursuance of the Trust and Confidence We have “ of Use, by the Lights it might give us by the Hand

hereby reposed in you. " and Character."

« Given at Our Court at St. Germain's, the 25th « Mrs. Fox's Letter to the Earl of Nottingham.

Day of February, 1703, and in the Second

« Year of Our Reign. “ Your Lordship having been pleased to say, " That

“ By His Majesty's Command. you would acquaint the Queen with the Reasons I cinghani.

« MIDDLETON." gave for my going and coming back from France,"

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