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About Saturday 15 August 1668

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Aug. 15. 1668
Royal Katherine,
Downs.
Sir Jer. Smyth to Williamson.

The Montague and 5 other King’s ships, with several merchantmen, have sailed for the Straits, &c.,
and the Resolution, Rupert, and Warspite have departed for Portsmouth.

The Royal Sovereign is at the Gunfleet.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 180.]

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Aug. 15. 1668
Warrant to the Lord Keeper
to affix the great seal to two instruments of 24 July last, the one containing a ratification of the triple alliance concluded 25 April, between Great Britain, Sweden, and the States General;
the other for a separate instrument then likewise concluded.
[S.P. Dom., Entry Book 30, f. 77.]

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Aug. 15. 1668
Woolwich.
Will. Hannam, master attendant, to the Navy Commissioners.

Has supplied the Dover;
wants her to stop at Erith to take out her guns, as they draw 16 ft. water, and she would ground in coming up.

Asks whether the Assurance is to be laid up;

there are 8 sail here already, besides the Dover coming, so that if more arrive, they must lay aboard one another.

The Assurance and Pearl, being of easy draught, may go into Deptford wet dock.

The foremast of the Phœnix has fallen.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 184.]

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Aug. 15. 1668
The Revenge, Downs.
Robert Julian, Sir Edw. Spragg’s clerk, to Thos. Hayter.

Sir Edward wants to know when Lord Anglesey will send down the money for his men’s tickets;
they are discontented, seeing the ships they formerly served in all paid off, and they turned over without receiving a penny;
they must be paid before he sails, or he will lose all his men.
They have been promised it these three months.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 185.]

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Aug. 15. 1668
Bristol.
Capt. John Wettwang to the Navy Commissioners.

Nothing shall be wanting as to the despatch of the ship Edgar,
but I desire you will write to the shipwright to hasten him, as there is a deal
of carpenter's work to do, and no hands to do it, but all put off till we come
down below.

Sir John Knight's man has kept no muster book of the time of men's entry and discharge, except for those who worked by weekly wages, and the purser is not well acquainted with his place;

I have taken entries of all, and shall muster the men every two days, and give an account.

The victualler will not furnish any more victuals, and says that Squire Gauden owes him so much that he has neither money nor credit.

I cannot get down the ship as yet, having had such bad weather.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 188.]

About Saturday 15 August 1668

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The King, his Royal Highness, and the Duke of Monmouth have gone in their
barges to Vauxhall, whence they intend to take their recreation in fowling
along the river, and toward New Park,
returning to Whitehall to dine.

The Duke of Monmouth intends to go to Bath to visit his Duchess, who has
been there some time for the strengthening of her hip, which was put out by
an accident, and supposed to have been ill-set.

The ratifications with Holland of the triple alliance are ready to pass the great
seal, and will be exchanged in a few days.

A very rich ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company, which was feared to have been lost, has safely arrived, to the very great joy of the company.
She has brought one of the richest cargoes that ever came in any one ship of
that company.

The Comte de Sault, second son of the Duke of Les Digues, who was second to his brother in a duel fought with the son of the Comte de Maurevers, Governor of Brest, is coming over to England, having made his escape.
[2-¼ pages. S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 179.]
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Ambassador Charles Colbert (1625 — 1696). In 1664 he married Françoise
Béraud, daughter of a rich banker, who brought with her the territory of
Croissy, which name he took to be turned into a Marquisate in July 1676.
They had 7 children

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Aug. 15. 1668
Whitehall.
John Swaddell to Williamson, Queen’s College, Oxford.

Lord Arlington has informed Sir Philip Musgrave that you have put the papers
relating to that affair into the Lord Keeper’s hands,
and that the King will examine the thing himself;
and also how unsuccessfully his lordship has endeavoured to serve his son.

The Duke and Duchess of Richmond have come to the house in the
Bowling Green, with a resolution to stay there altogether;
I forward you a letter from the Duke.

I will observe your commands during your absence.
[1-½ pages. S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 181.]

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[Aug. 15?] 1668
Warrant to the Duke of York
to order the receiving Sir Daniel Harvey, Ambassador to the Grand Seignor,
and his retinue of 26 persons on board,
and their entertainment during the voyage;
and in order thereto, for victuals to be provided and laid in accordingly.
[Draft. S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 183.
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Sir D. Harvey left Deal for Turkey 15 Aug. 1668
See Vol. 245, Nos. 1 and 126 infra.]

About Saturday 15 August 1668

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Aug. 15. 1668 -- 6 p.m
Whitehall.
R. Francis to [Williamson].

[Later we learn that Williamson is visiting the Earl of Thurmond’s manor house at Billing, Northampton.]

I obtained a warrant for the payment of 1,410/. for wines taken by the Prince
out of a Spanish vessel for the use of the Navy, which I delivered to Mr. Roberts, and received 6 guineas as the fees.

I want instructions about the correspondence desired by Mr. Deane.

I received 7 guineas from Mr. Aldworth for his reference, and desire instructions as to the disposal of fees till your return;

I also want directions on a letter from Sir Hen. Wood.

Sir Rich. Browne called on behalf of Mr. Thwaites, who requests a reference to the Deputy and Council of Ireland for an abatement in the farm he took of the excise of beer.

I send letters on private matters received since your absence from the office.

A gentleman has come from the Dutch Ambassador, to compare the ratifications.

Mr. Oldenburgh has married his ward, a girl of 12, with a considerable fortune.

I will be careful to attend to all your commands.
[3 pages. S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 178.]
***
Henry Oldenburg FRS married his second wife, Dora Katherina Dury (1654–77),
the daughter of Dorothy and John Dury, in London on 13 August 1668.

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Aug. 15. 1668
Whitehall.
Letter of news [sent by Francis to Williamson].

Lord Gerard has parted with his command in the Horse Guards to the Duke of Monmouth, for some valuable consideration.

M. Colbert, the French Ambassador, intends to make his public entry with great magnificence on Monday next;
he will not be treated at his Majesty’s charge till he has had his audience, but have a present in money or jewels equivalent to it.

Nothing is heard of the Venetian Ambassador’s entry.

The difference between the town of Newcastle and Mr. Crooke, about his erecting a ballast wharf upon the Tyne, has been heard before Council, the town praying stay of the wharf till the question is settled by law.

It was ordered that the town give Mr. Crooke sufficient private security to make good all damage his wharf should receive by being left unfinished during the controversy;
he pretends a right by virtue of a lease from the Dean and Chapter of Durham,
and the town a right from their charter.

About Friday 14 August 1668

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Aug. 14. 1668
Newcastle.
Rich. Forster to Williamson.

Most of the ships have sailed.

There is a report of some rising in Scotland; for their greater security they
press every fifth man.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 173.]

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Aug. 14. 1668
Cambridge.
G. Turner to Rob. Francis, at Williamson’s office, Scotland Yard, Whitehall.

I beg a safe and speedy conveyance of a letter enclosed from one of your
near relations, whose prevalent rhetoric I do not doubt.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 174.]

About Thursday 13 August 1668

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Aug.? 1668
Note,
that as a fresh warrant to the Treasury Commissioners was requisite
for payment to Manuel de Fonseca of 1,410/. for French wines, taken by Prince Rupert for the fleet,
which payment has already been ordered by Council and the Navy Commissioners,

the King has ordered Sir Thos. Clifford to pay it from the 5,000/. a month
reserved for extraordinary expenses.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 172.]

About Thursday 13 August 1668

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

A certificate was sent to the Black Rod, under the hands of Sir Robert Long, that the 300/. to which Sir Samuel Barnardiston stood committed, by order from the House of Lords, was paid into the Exchequer, upon which he was discharged.

Parliament is adjourned to 11 November,

and Mr. Boone, bound on bail to appear, did so.

Sir Walter Vane has succeeded Col. Rob. Sydney, deceased, in the command
of the Holland Regiment.

Sir Dan. Harvey has sailed in the Leopard for Turkey.

Montagu’s character being approved, he goes Envoy Extraordinary for France,

and Mr. Godolphin will go for Spain.

The Earl of Sandwich is believed to be at Tangiers, having orders to take account of the garrison and the mole.

His Majesty has signed a warrant for a commission to the Lord Keeper and others to examine all the accounts in Ireland, from 29 May 1660 to 1 July 1668.

His Royal Highness intends visiting the Cinque Ports and taking the oath of
Warden.
[3 pages. S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 165.]
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L&M Companion -- Henry Muddiman (1629-1692). Journalist; he wrote most of the content of the government newspapers Apr. 1660-Aug. 1663, the earlier numbers of the *Oxford/London Gazette* 1665-6, and a remarkable run of newsletters 1660-1688, in which he gave correspondents both domestic and foreign news. He worked under successive secretaries of state, and in close association (until 1666) with Joseph Williamson, the Under-Secretary. Together they built up a system of news gathering and news distribution far superior to any previously known in England.
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Murlace, Morlaise, aka Morlaix, refer to the port in Brittany 100 miles or
so west of St. Malo now known as Morlaix.
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Ambassador Charles Colbert (1625 — 1696). In 1664 he married Françoise
Béraud, daughter of a rich banker, who brought with her the territory of
Croissy, which name he took to be turned into a Marquisate in July 1676.
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"Montagu’s character being approved, he goes Envoy Extraordinary for France" -- Ralph Montagu, Ambassador extraordinary to Louis XIV was at the deathbed of Henrietta Anne, Duchesse d'Orleans, and delivered her last messages to Charles II, in 1670.

About Thursday 13 August 1668

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Aug. 13. 1668
Whitehall.
[H. Muddiman] to John Thomlinson, merchant, Whitby.

The French Ambassador, finding the wind right, never called at Dover, where all things were ready for his reception, but came up the river to Somerset House,
and then went to Leicester House, incognito.

The Lord Keeper was at the Council on the 7th, but was very infirm in his legs.

The same day Commissioner Pepys and Lieut.-Col. Fitzgerald went to
Petersfield [HANTS.] to Sir Thos. Allin, to receive his oral account of what passed in relation to Algiers with the garrison of Tangiers;
his Majesty, being now well pleased with Lieut.-Col. Norwood in the management of that affair, has empowered him by commission to adjust the
matter, and take account of the injury done to an English pinnace by the
Prince of Monaco.

The fleet is in readiness at Spithead, and Sir Thomas, being amply instructed,
will proceed on his voyage on the 10th.

The person that shot the Bishop of Orkney is not yet taken, but several are In
hold under a most violent suspicion of confederacy, insomuch that it is
resolved to put them to the boot (an exquisite torture which the Scots use to
extort confession);
it is only scrupled because they are under an oath of secrecy.

Wallis, the chief leader in the last rebellion, has escaped from Edinburgh.

The Emperor and Sweden are entering into a strict treaty for opposing the
progress of the conquests of France.

The Lord Chamberlain has given orders for adorning the banqueting house, and erecting new stairs, against the audience of the French Ambassador.

The plague has broken out at Rouen and Caen, insomuch that it was published in St. Malo by beat of drum that all commerce with those places was prohibited, both by sea and land.

All the ropers at Morlaix were impressed to appear at Brest, to make cables and cords for the service of the French King.

The French nation at Smyrna are under great trouble that the Avania for the soap was not paid;
it was 7,000/., and to be ransom for the Chiaux and his servants, taken by
Capt. Martingo, whose brother is meantime imprisoned, and the Consul is confined to his house.

Some French ships, engaged for Candia with corn, fell into the hands of the Venetians at their return to Smyrna, and were forced to pay for corn and sacks, and had some trouble concerning false money.

The Grand Seignor was expected to make his abode at, or at least pay a visit to Constantinople, having sent 20 coaches full of ladies.

About Thursday 13 August 1668

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

'Charles II: August 1668', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1667-8, ed. Mary Anne Everett Green (London, 1893), pp. 516-565. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers…

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Aug. 13. 1668
Portsmouth.
Capt. Ant. Deane to Williamson.

Have my last 4 letters come to hand?
If so, having received no answer, I shall conclude my correspondence is not
desired, and trouble you no further.

The Rupert is at Spithead;
the Resolution and Warspite are daily expected,
there being clerks and money ready to pay off the seamen, and lay up the
ships.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 162.]

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Aug. 13. 1668
Portsmouth.
Hugh Salesbury to Williamson.

Sir Thos. Allin still waits a fair wind at Spithead.
The Resolution and Rupert want orders to come into Portsmouth.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 163.]

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Aug. 13. 1668
The Monmouth, Spithead.
Sir Thos. Allin to Williamson.

We have very foul weather and a bad wind.
The Rupert is come near Spithead, but I believe the Resolution and Warspite, who were in company with her, have put into the Downs.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 164.]

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Aug. 13. 1668
Surgeons’ Hall.
Rich. Reynell to Thos. Hayter.

I had an order for 400/. out of the 24,000/., but 72/. of it was left unpaid.

I had another order for 30/. 3s. 2d. for surgeons’ necessary charges,
and carriage of their chests, but Mr. Fenn then said all the 24,000l.
was paid away, and promised to get a new order, but does not;

I ask for a new order from the Navy Commissioners to the Treasurer,
for payment of 3 bills named, amounting to 129/. 13s. 10d.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 166.]

About Wednesday 12 August 1668

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Aug. 12. 1668
Woolwich.
Will. Hannam, master attendant, to the Navy Commissioners.

The ships’ officers are very negligent;
there is no attendance given but by the boatswains and their servants;
if the boatswains are sick, the ships are left.

The officers and servants borne upon ships that are sunk, only come to their
monthly musters;
this puts his Majesty to an extraordinary expense, as I am forced to engage
the riggers afloat who should be employed in them.

There is a great deal of provision aboard the Falcon, which ought to be taken
out, as she swims deep, and they cannot get at the ballast to lighten her.

Has chains to lay, and other work to perform before the winter, which cannot
be accomplished except he has better attendance.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 148.]

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Aug. 12. 1668
St. James's Palace
M. Wren to Sam. Pepys.

I send an order to the master of the Bezane for carrying money to the Downs
for payment of tickets;
tomorrow I will send his Royal Highness’s directions for bringing back the
anchors and cables going to Barbados.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 151.]

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Aug. 12. 1668
M. Wren to Sam. Pepys.

His Royal Highness approves of the bringing back of the anchors, sails, &c.,
from the Barbados, and will send his orders therein.

I believe the Speaker would have stayed in town this day, as his Royal
Highness sent for him about business of importance of his own in Ireland,
but his occasions were so urgent that he could not stay,

so that the attending him with Mr. Acworth’s papers must be deferred;
I desire you to have them in readiness by his return.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 152.]

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Aug. 12. 1668
St. James's Palace
M. Wren to the Navy Commissioners.

I send an order for allowing pensions to seamen wounded in the West Indies
who, not paying to the Chest, cannot be relieved by it.

His Royal Highness is satisfied that Wm. Proctor received his wounds in those
parts, and it was upon his petition for relief that he moved the Council for
their order.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 153.]

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Aug. 12. 1668
The King to the Attorney-General.

You are to draw up a special licence,
in the most beneficial manner, to Benj. Worseley, M.D.,
of the sole exercise of his invention of a way of cultivating and curing senna
in the American plantations for 14 years,
as the addition of any new commodity to the plantations contributes to the
increase of the wealth and bullion of the nation;
we having been privy to his first undertaking, and the goodness of the
commodity being approved by our physicians.
[S.P. Dom., Entry Book 30, f. 65.]

About Tuesday 11 August 1668

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Aug. 11. 1668
Portsmouth.
Hugh Salesbury to Williamson.

The Resolution and 2 others have arrived at Spithead to be paid off.
Sir Thos. Allin remains here, expecting some more ships from the Downs
to join him.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 140.]

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Aug. 11. 1668
M. Wren to Sam. Pepys.

Pray think of carrying the papers about Acworth to the Speaker,
who will hasten out of town after tomorrow.

I cannot come to the Board tomorrow, as the House of Commons is
sitting;

I must remind you of the account which the [Treasury] Commissioners
expect. [ABOUT THE MAST CONTRACT]
Also the state of Mr. Pett’s business, for his Royal Highness to present to
the King;

and the proposition for sounding the Galoper, Kentish Knock, &c.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 145.]

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Aug. 11. 1668
The Sovereign.
Capt. John Hubbard to [the Navy Commissioners.]

I have got to anchor within the Longsand Head, and hope to get further
tomorrow.
The boat sent by Sir Jeremy Smith is only a water boat, and no way fit to carry and fetch an anchor on board;
if I lie wind-bound here, one of the great boats ought to be sent to us from
Chatham.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 147.]
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Long Sand Head is in the Thames Estuary, and appears to be a sandbank off
Ipswich https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/notice-to-mariners…

About Monday 10 August 1668

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Aug. 10. 1668
Whitehall.
The King to the Lord Mayor and aldermen of London.

Observing that in the rebuilding of the city, some low parts about Fleet Street,
and some quays, wharfs, and other public places are to be raised, and if not done with hard and substantial matter, the ground, in places of continual passage, and where great weights are to be laid, will be false;
considering too that great part of St. Paul’s church has to be re-edified, and other parts taken down, so that there will be an extraordinary quantity of stony rubbish, useful for the said purposes;
we wish you to order the said rubbish to be carried to the low parts of Fleet Street or other places, till raised to the designed level, and no other to be used whilst there is sufficient from St. Paul’s.

This will not only ease the vast charge of repairing the said church, but provide for raising the said places with sure and lasting material
[S.P. Dom., Entry Book 27, f. 7.]

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Aug. 10. 1668
Grant to Mathew Wren, secretary to the Duke of York,
of 500/. a year during his employment, in lieu of the fees, &c.,
usually received by the Lord Admiral’s secretary, on admission of persons into offices in the Navy or yards.
[Docquet, Vol. 23, No. 249.]

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Aug. 10. 1668
Lyme
Ant. Thorold to Hickes.

The Mary and Lily Rose of Lyme from Morlaix report that most of the French fleet are laid up at Brest, and many of the land forces disbanded.

Several vessels outward bound are waiting for a fair wind.
[S.P. Dom., Car. No. 244, No. 132.]
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Murlace, Morlaise, aka Morlaix, refer to the port in Brittany 100 miles or so west of St. Malo now known as Morlaix.

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Aug. 10. 1668
Falmouth.
Thos. Holden to Hickes.

The Four Brothers of London from Bermuda left 200,000 lb. of tobacco there,
not being allowed by the company to bring any away, they keeping it for the
ships belonging to that company;
so she had to load with logwood and seeds.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 133.]

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Aug. 10. 1668
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Sir George Downing to Williamson.

The Treasury Commissioners desire you will insert an advertisement sent,
in the Gazette, that a new contract is to be made for victualling the Navy,
and proposals by sufficient undertakers are to be sent in 20. Aug. 3 p.m.,
the conditions to be had beforehand from me.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 137.]

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Aug. 10. 1668
Portsmouth.
Hugh Salesbury to Williamson.

The paymasters were leaving, having finished payment of the ships,
but last night 3 coaches arrived with money, so they will remain to pay off the dock.

The King and Duke of York are expected this afternoon from Bagshot.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 139.]

About Sunday 9 August 1668

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Aug. 9. 1668
Portsmouth.
Hugh Salesbury to Williamson.

The Royal Sovereign has sailed from Spithead for Chatham.
Sir Thos. Allin still remains at Spithead.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 130.]

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Aug. 9. 1668
The Monmouth, Spithead.
Sir Thos. Allin to the Navy Commissioners.

Has received orders to sail,
and shall be forced to go without the colours and glass demanded;
the colours he has are only rags, and fit for fifth-rate frigates.

The Royal Sovereign and Emsworth have sailed.

Wants [h]is inglass for mending the windows.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 131.]

About Saturday 8 August 1668

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Aug. 8. 1668
Victualling Office.
Sir Denis Gauden to the Navy Commissioners.

The water casks and cooper’s stores, being all that was wanting to complete the Yarmouth, were shipped in the Hopewell hoy 31 July.

All to complete the Montague and Tiger’s victualling went 5 August.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 123.]

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Aug. 8. 1668
Victualling Office.
Sir Denis Gauden to the Navy Commissioners.

Most part of the victuals for the men weighing the wrecks were sent to Chatham on Wednesday;
there was no old beef; all was slaughtered this month.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 124.]

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Aug. 8. 1668
Deal.
B. St. Michel, muster master, to Sam. Pepys.

Particulars of my journey to the Downs;
I hope to return the musters of ships named, to the Navy office by the next.
My love to my dear sister,
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 125.]

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Aug. 8. 1668
Bristol.
Capt. John Wettwang to the Navy Commissioners.

There is a great necessity for entering men on board the Edgar,
as those hired at weekly wages will not lie on board at night,
and are a greater charge than those borne upon the ship.

There being no safe moorings here, it requires much care to keep her in the dock.

Fifty men are wanted, and volunteers to keep those that are pressed;
asks an order for that number of men to be entered.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 126.]

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Aug. 8. 1668
M. Wren to the Navy Commissioners.

Capt. Rooth stays for nothing but your credit at Cadiz;
I beseech you to take speedy order in it, as the time passes away.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 127.]

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Aug. 8. 1668
Whitehall.
Reference of the petition of Lady Jermyn, and 4 others,
the creditors of Thos. Killigrew — for payment of their debt out of his pension, according to his assignment — to the Treasury Commissioners, to some of whom the King has already declared his will to have those arrears paid.
[S.P. Dom., Entry Book 18, p. 328.]

About Friday 7 August 1668

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Aug. 7. 1668
Warrant
to Roger Harsnet, serjeant at arms,
to take into custody Nathan Knight of Ruscombe, co. Berks;
with a particular clause not to suffer any person to hold conference with him.
Minute. [S.P. Dom., Entry Book 28, f. 17.]

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Aug. 7. 1668
Warrant to the Treasury Commissioners
to pay 270/., remainder due to Sir John Trevor, British Envoy to
the King of France.

Minute. [S.P Dom., Entry Book 30, p. 64.]
Annexing,

Account of Sir John Trevor’s expenses when employed as Envoy
Extraordinary to France, from 4 February 1668 to 18 June, with
travelling expenses;
total, 1,515/.;
balance due, 270/.
[S.P Dom., Entry Book 30, p. 63.]

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Aug. 7. 1668
Warrant to the Treasury Commissioners
to pay 80/. to Lord Arlington, for Exchequer fees and other
charges on 3,000/.
expended by him on the King’s service.

[S.P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 118.]
Annexing,

Account of fees paid on passing two warrants to Lord Arlington
to receive 3,000/. for secret services,
amounting to 80/. 15s. 8d.
— 5 Aug. 1668.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 118i.]

About Thursday 6 August 1668

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Aug. 6. 1668
Portsmouth.
Hugh Salesbury to Williamson.

The Portugal Ambassador, bound for Lisbon, has arrived from London in
the Princess, and rides at Spithead;
Bishop Russell (fn. 1) is with him.

Sir Thos. Allin and the Royal Sovereign are still at Spithead.
[Ho. 112.]
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1. Rich. Russell, Bishop of Portallegro, Portugal.

About Monday 18 May 1668

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About Thursday 6 August 1668

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'Charles II: August 1668', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1667-8, ed. Mary Anne Everett Green (London, 1893), pp. 516-565. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers…

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Aug. 6. 1668
Woolwich.
John Hancrett, boatswain, to Col. Middleton.

Is informed that an anchor was carried from Barking by John Hutchinson,
a fisherman, delivered to John Richards, a smith near Wapping Dock,
and afterwards seized by a collector living near the dock.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 104.]

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Aug. 6. 1668
The Dover, Downs
Capt. Jeffry Peirce to the Navy Commissioners.

I have arrived here from Barbados, coming thence with 13 ships in convoy
on 19 June.

Sir Jer. Smith advises me not to write, as he will give an account of my business and condition.

The ship is leaky, and the masts, shot, and sails and rigging very much worn;
I have not had any stores for the ship’s use for a long time.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 105.]

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The Garland, Spithead.
Capt. Rich. Rooth to the Navy Commissioners.

I have received instructions to sail, with the Francis and Emsworth, for Sallee,
and there to enter into a treaty of peace with the Governor and inhabitants,
as opportunity offers;
I cannot perform this service unless I have credit at Cadiz or Tangiers for
money for defraying incident charges;
I hear from his Royal Highness’s secretary that your Honours are to supply
me at Cadiz;
let me know your pleasure therein.

If the wind continues contrary, my sea store of provisions will be much
exhausted; I crave an order to the victualler for supplying what shall be
expended.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 106.]

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Edinburgh.
James Standsfield to Hickes.

I am too much occupied to be able to become your correspondent,
and am, moreover, under obligation not to exercise my pen that way.

A false report of an insurrection in the West caused the Council to sit,
and the city companies to draw to arms.
Many of the late rebels are lurking in corners to prosecute some desperate deed.

Endorsed with note by Hickes that this is answer to a request to Standsfield
to become a correspondent.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 108.]

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Edinburgh.
Rob. Mein to Williamson.

A letter was sent informing the Lord Chancellor of a new design of insurrection in the West,
and that they are resolved to seize 10,000 stand of arms at Borrowstown Ness, just imported by Rob. Mime, provost of Linlithgow.

The Earl of Linlithgow has gone down to those parts and secured the arms,
but sees no appearance of rebellion.
The surmise might be occasioned by some gentlemen going to a wedding.
[S P Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 109.]

About Wednesday 5 August 1668

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Aug. 5. 1668
Falmouth.
Thos. Holden to Williamson.

A vessel from Bermuda arrived at Penzance, and sold part of her lading there.

Sir Peter Killigrew, who died at Exeter, going for London, is expected here to be interred.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 96.]
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Sir Peter Killigrew, MP (1593-1668) of Arwennack, St. Budock, Falmouth, Cornwall, was a cousin of George Monck, Duke of Albemarle, and the
brother-in-law to “Mad Madge” Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of
Newcastle.
He continued the development of the market at Falmouth and the Carrick Roads at the mouth of the River Fal, and raised money to build and endow a church dedicated to King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth, where he is buried.
https://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/10617/?c=…
https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/…

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Yarmouth.
Rich. Bower to Williamson.

The Concord of Yarmouth, from Venice, has sailed for Amsterdam with brimstone, rice, and aniseed.
She was forced to take in some soldiers at Venice, and land them at Zante.

Some Yarmouth vessels have arrived from Iceland ‘with fish, and some goods
belonging to a Dutch East Indiaman, lost off the coast of Faroe’.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 98.]
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Zakynthos, also called Zante (its Italian name), is the third largest island in
the Ionian Sea, located off the west coast of Greece.

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Deal.
Rich. Watts to [Williamson].

The Duke of Richmond [and Lenox] and Lord Bristol dined on board, and in the evening went for the Downs.

Eight merchant ships and a French man-of-war are lying here;
the latter saluted the Admiral.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 99.]

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Aug. 5. 1668
Chatham.
John Moore and Edw. Moorcock to the Navy Commissioners.

We are preparing to attempt the weighing of the Marmaduke, which is the ship most hurtful to the river.
The greatest want is men; they only come in 4 or 5 a day;
40 able seamen would suffice, with those we have, to carry on the work.

We beg you to hasten Sir Denis Gauden’s order to his instrument for our victuals, and for the beef to be fresh, and not to be of his old store that has been to sea, as it proves bad, and unfit for men that must work hard.

We request a supply of iron thimbles and small spars.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 101.]

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Aug. 5. 1668
Bristol.
Fras. Baylie to the Navy Commissioners.

Removed the Edgar from the gravel to the lime kilns, where she now rides afloat at low water,
and shall use all despatch to get her to Hung road.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 244, No. 102.]
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For the location of Hung Road, see https://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/5271/?c=5…