Wednesday 12 March 1662
... This morning we had news from Mr. Coventry, that Sir G. Downing (like a perfidious rogue, though the action is good and of service to the King,1 yet he cannot with any good conscience do it) hath taken Okey, Corbet, and Barkestead at Delfe, in Holland, and sent them home in the Blackmore.
1 (“And hail the treason though we hate the traitor.”) On 21 March 1662 Charles II returned his formal thanks to the States for their assistance in the matter. — B. ↩