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About Wednesday 14 October 1668

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"Thence I home, and after dinner to St. James’s, and there met my brethren; but the Duke of York being gone out, and to-night being a play there; and a great festival"

L&M: For an account, see the despatch of the Swedish resident (14 October), in W, Westergaard (ed.), First Triple Alliance, p. 28.
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The 1668 Triple Alliance (Swedish;Trippelalliansen) was formed by England, the Swedish Empire, and the Dutch Republic in May 1668. It was created in response to the occupation of the Spanish Netherlands and Franche-Comté by France. Although Spain and Emperor Leopold were not signatories, they were closely involved in the negotiations.
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About Friday 9 October 1668

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Nov. 9.

Boston. [M. De Morillon Du Bourg] to the Western Company of France. According to his commission from the King and the orders of the King of England he has attended M. de Belle Isle all along the coast of Acadie to see the places marked in his instructions, but as he could not establish himself there without conferring with Sir Thos. Temple, he has come to Boston to do so. Sir Thos. has received the King of England's letter and the Articles of the Treaty very well, but he makes a great difference between Acadie and Nova Scotia, which he says belongs to him, and which he makes to lie from Mirliguesche to Pentagoet, and Acadie from Mirliguesche along Cape Breton to the river of Quebec, so that Pentagoet, St. Jean, Port Royal, Cap de Sable, and La Heve, specified in his orders, are not in Acadie, but in Nova Scotia ; besides, he says that M. de Belle Isle ought not to remain in Port Royal, and complains of some violence done by him to some of his people. And, turning to the Treaty, he maintains that the French ought to have first surrendered St. Christopher's, Antigua, and Montserrat, which is far from being done, for there is certain news that the English Governor-General having been twice to M. De la Barre to tell him what ought to be done by the Treaty, he replied he would put to the sword all who should come to re-establish themselves, without regard to age or sex ; on which Sir Thos. wishes to be enlightened before concluding anything with him. This is very vexatious, for the season is very advanced, the country rough, and he has no place of security, but he will not give in at the first obstacles. Indorsed, Copie de la lettre crite a Messrs. De la Compagnie d'Occident par le Sieur De Morillon Du Bourg, Commissaire Deput par le Roi de France pour l'execution du Trait de Breda en l'Acadie. French, 3 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXIII., No. 77.]
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About Friday 9 October 1668

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Nov. 9.

Port Royal, Jamai ca. Richard Browne to Williamson. Arrived in Jamaica the 14th Oct. with the Oxford frigate. Nothing of news since, only Capt. Costing, a small privateer of this place, with two or three guns, four days since brought in a Spanish vessel of 200 tons, eight guns, and 12 "peturders," the cargo, as they report, worth 40,000l. or 50,000l. She came in a fleet of 14 sail, and this Spaniard bore up and said he would hoist Costing in, but he was much deceived. About the middle of August last the fleet of privateers returned from taking Porto Bello : hears it thus, that six captains with 500 men took the town and three castles and kept them 30 days, and redelivered them for 100,000 pieces of eight, besides what they plundered the town of, which was very rich. They are all gone out again, on what design he cannot tell, but one Capt. Morgan is their admiral. The Oxford is victualling for six months to cruise by herself as a private ship of war on the Spanish coasts : what her further design is he cannot say, but if he likes it not this bout he shall by the first return. Has delivered Lord Arlington's "letter of recommendation" to Sir Thos. Modyford, who has promised to do anything that offers. Indorsed, Rec. Feb. 10, 1668-9. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXIII., No. 76.]
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About Friday 9 October 1668

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Nov. 9.

Port Royal, Jamai ca. Richard Browne to Williamson. Arrived in Jamaica the 14th Oct. with the Oxford frigate. Nothing of news since, only Capt. Costing, a small privateer of this place, with two or three guns, four days since brought in a Spanish vessel of 200 tons, eight guns, and 12 "peturders," the cargo, as they report, worth 40,000l. or 50,000l. She came in a fleet of 14 sail, and this Spaniard bore up and said he would hoist Costing in, but he was much deceived. About the middle of August last the fleet of privateers returned from taking Porto Bello : hears it thus, that six captains with 500 men took the town and three castles and kept them 30 days, and redelivered them for 100,000 pieces of eight, besides what they plundered the town of, which was very rich. They are all gone out again, on what design he cannot tell, but one Capt. Morgan is their admiral. The Oxford is victualling for six months to cruise by herself as a private ship of war on the Spanish coasts : what her further design is he cannot say, but if he likes it not this bout he shall by the first return. Has delivered Lord Arlington's "letter of recommendation" to Sir Thos. Modyford, who has promised to do anything that offers. Indorsed, Rec. Feb. 10, 1668-9. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXIII., No. 76.]
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About Tuesday 6 October 1668

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Nov. 6.
Jamaica. 1865. Sir Jas. Modyford to Williamson. Has received his of 20th July ; his collection of news is very acceptable in these parts. Supposes he will have received full returns ere this, and hopes he will receive such satisfaction as may encourage his being further concerned with our island. Thanks him for his kindness to his nephew Modyford. Indorsed, Rec. Feb. 12. p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXIII., No. 74.]
Nov. 6.
Jamaica. 1866. Duplicate of preceding. Indorsed, Rec. 1 April. p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXIII., No. 75.]
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About Monday 28 September 1668

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"Up betimes, and Knepp’s maid comes to me, to tell me that the women’s day at the playhouse is to-day,"

L&M: Today was the actresses' benefit day.

About Sunday 27 September 1668

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"met Mr. Godolphin, who tells me that the news, is true we heard yesterday, of my Lord Sandwich’s being come to Mount’s Bay, in Cornwall,"

L&M: Cf. F. Bellot to Williamson, Pendennis, 23 September, reporting that the Greenwich frigate wth Sandwich aboard is anchored in Mount's bay because of contrary winds. She had sailed from Tangier on 29 August: Harris, ii. 159.