A Brief Historical Relation of State Affaires from September 1678 to April 1714 Volume 3

A Brief Historical Relation of State Affaires from September 1678 to April 1714 Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Poles would make a seperate peace with the Turks, they having sent an envoy to Adrianople to treat thereon. They say the French are making great preparations on the Saar for a seige. The pope, at the instance of the cardinal de Fourbin, has wrote to the chapter of Leige to deferr their election. Captain Parker and Bromfeild the quaker are still in custody; 'tis said the latter will be tryed next sessions for high treason. Thursday, 15 March.--A draught of 10 men out of each company of foot guards is making to goe for Flanders to recruit the guards there. All our great ships are falling down from Blackstakes to the Nore, where they will be paid of. Great summs of money are remitting over hither from Holland to putt in on the lottery and the fund project. Advice is from Cadiz, that sir Francis Wheeler, having received a present of fresh provisions and wine from the governour there, was sailing for the Levant with the merchant ships under his command. Yesterday came in a foreign mail, which sayes, the pope had recommended to the chapter of Leige to make choice of cardinal Furstembergh for their bishop. A great many of the Danish nobility are gone to serve as volunteers in the French army. The king of Denmark is equipping his fleet, but the design not known. The differences between the states of Holland and those of Frizeland are amicably adjusted. The French have mark'd out a camp between Spere and Newstadt, whither their troops from Lorrain and the Saar are ordered to march. Seven regiments are expected here from Ireland, in order to goe for Flanders. The emperor has taken 13,000 Swedes into his service. Wrote from France, that mounsieur Tourville is to goe with 25 men of war from Brest to the Mediterranean, to command there; and mounsieur Chasteau...show more

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  • 9781236535979