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upon Newgate Market, for no other reason but that one Burdet, a papist, was one of the farmers of the market ; but by the prudence of the citizens and some of the trained-bands, they were got off without mischief doing any where.”

Tuesday night last, and all Wednesday, the apprentices were busie in pulling down the chappels, and spoiling the houses of papists ; they crying out the fire should not go out till the Prince of Orange came to town. There were thousands of them on Wednesday at the Spanish Ambassador's, they not leaving any wainscoat withinside the house or chappel, taking away great quantities of plate, with much money, household goods and writings, verifying the old proverb, 'All fish that came to the net.' spoil of the house was very great, divers papists having sent their goods in thither, as judging that the securest place.

“ Then they went to the Lord Powis's great house in Lincoln's Inn fields, wherein was a guard, and a bill upon the door, · This house is appointed for the Lord Delameer's quarters ;' and some of the company crying, Let it alone, the Lord Powis was against the Bishops going to the Tower, they offered no violence to it.

“ Afterwards they marched down the Strand with oranges upon their sticks, crying for the Prince of Orange, and went to the Pope's Nuncio's, but finding a bill upon the door, This

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house is to be let,' they desisted. Lastly, they did some damage to the house of the Resident of the Duke of Tuscany, in the Haymarket, carrying away some of his goods, when one Captain Douglas, coming thither with a company of trained bands to suppress them, a soldier, unadvisedly firing at the boys with ball, shot the Captain through the back, of which he lyes languishing. They also went to the houses of the French and other Ambassadors, but finding them deserted, and the landlords giving them money, they marched off.

“ On Thursday, an order of the Lords coming forth, warning all persons to desist from pulling down any house, especially those of the Ambassadors, upon penalty of the utmost severity of the law to be inflicted on them; since which they have been very quiet.”

The Prince of Orange is said to have gamed in public at the Groom Porters soon after his arrival, and had the good fortune to win 500 guineas, one hundred of which he immediately presented to - Neale, Esquire, who held that office, placing the remainder in the custody of the Heer Bentinck, to be applied to charitable purposes.

The London Gazette of October 28, 1689, relates the circumstances of the royal visit to the city in that year in these words:

London, October 29.- This day Sir Thomas Pilkington being continued Lord Mayor for

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the year ensuing was, according to custom, sworn before the Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster, whither he went by water, accompanied by the Aldermen and the several Companies, in their respective barges, adorned with flags and streamers ; passing by Whitehall they payd their obeisánce to their Majesties, who were in their apartment on the water-side. The river was covered with boats, and the noise of drums and trumpets, and several sorts of musick, with the firing of great guns, and the repeated huzza's of such a multitude of people, afforded a very agreeable entertainment. And their Majesties, the Prince and Princess of Denmark, and the Lords Spiri-' tual and Temporal, and Commons assembled in Parliament, having been pleased to accept of an humble invitation from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, to dine in the city on this day, about noon their Majesties came, attended by his Royal Highness, all the great Officers of the Court, and a numerous train of nobility and gentry in their coaches, the militia of London and Westminster making a lane for them, the balconies all along their passage being richly hung with tapistry, and filled with spectators, and the people in great crowds expressing their joy with loud and continued acclamations, Their Majesties were pleased from a balcony prepared for them in Cheapside to see the shew which, for the great numbers of the citizens of

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the several guilds attending in their formalities, the full appearance of the artillery company, the rich adornments of the pageants, and hieroglyphical representations, and the splendor and good order of the whole proceeding, out-did all that has been heretofore seen in this city upon the like occasions; but that which deserves to be particularly mentioned was the royal city regiment of volonteer horse, which being richly and gallantly accoutred, and led by the Right Honourable the Earl of Monmouth, attended their Majesties from Whitehall into the city. The cavalcade being passed by, the King and Queen were conducted by the two Sheriffs to the Guildhall, where their Majesties, both houses of Parliament, the Privy Counsellors, the Judges, the ladies of the bedchamber, and other ladies of the chiefest quality, dined at several tables; and the grandeur and magnificence of the entertainment was suitable to so august and extraordinary a presence. Their Majesties were extreamly pleased, and as a mark thereof, the King conferred the honour of knighthood upon Christopher Lithiullier and John Houblon, Esquires, the present Sheriffs, as also upon Edward Clark and Francis Child, two of the Aldermen. In the evening their Majesties returned to Whitehall with the same state they came. The militia again lined the streets, the city regiments as far as Temple-bar, and the red and blue regiments of Middlesex and Westminster hands;

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from thence to Whitehall, the soldiers having at convenient distances lighted flambeaux in their

the houses were all illuminated, the bells ringing, and nothing was omitted through the whole course of this day's solemnity, either by the magistrates or people, that might shew their respect or veneration, as well as their dutiful affection and loyalty to their Majesties, and the sense they have of the happiness they enjoy under their most benign and gracious government.”

This Monarch published an order on the third of April 1690, that the form of prayer, prepared byhis command for the fast-day just then passed, should continue to be used on the respective fast-days appointed to be solemnly kept every third Wednesday of the month during the war.

Fortunately for the peace of society, the custom of forcibly seizing upon heiresses, in order to compel them into improper marriages, never was very prevalent, and is, I hope, now entirely suppressed: the laws of the country are justifiably severe on this subject, and the government has at all times been ready and forward to protect the sufferer: an instance illustrative of that readiness occurred in 1690, when William and Mary issued the ensuing proclamation.

56 WILLIAM R. “ Whereas we have received information, that James Campbel, commonly called Captain Campbel, Archibald Montgomery, and Sir John John

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