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A. D. bruary the 24th, and the Question the is taken : And also ten Pounds 1707. then put, That timely Recruits for for every Gun such Ship carries, or
Spain had been wanting, it passed hath Port-holes for. Another A& in the Negative. And it was re- also passed this Session for encossolved that an Address be presented raging the Trade to America, whersto her Majesty to thank her for ta in it was provided, That all Prize king Measures to restore the Af- Offices should be suppressed after fairs of Spain, and providing Fo- June 24th, 1708. The Flag, 28 reign Troops for that Service. ocher Officers and Seamen of evert
In the beginning of this Sel- Man of War shall have the sole la fion divers Merchants made Com- terest in Ships and Goods they fa plaints to the House against the Ad- take in America. The Lord Ads miralty with respect to Convoys ral, or Perlons appointed by the A: for their Ships. The Rufa Mer- miralty, shall give Commiíñon : chants were heard November the Commanders of Ships to seize and 27th, and on the 13th of December take the Enemy's Ships or God 3 divers others trading to Portugal, America, and their Captures beiro Spain and Italy. And several smart condemned in any of the Courts * Resolves passed thereupon. The Admiralty for the Plantations, to House of Lords also made ftri&t En- be divided amongst the Commac. quiry into the Administration of ers and Seamen. No Person ferthe Admiralty, and laid a Repre- ing on board any Privateer or Tra sentation of their Observations be- ing Ship in America shall be prefied fore her Majesty, which was after- by any Ship of War. Her Majelty wards printed. The Commons re may grant Commissions of Char. solved, December the 18th, chat a ters to any Persons or Societies Bill be brought in to appoint Con- for taking any Ships, Goods. He voys and Cruisers for securing the bours, Lands, or Fortifications Trade of the Kingdom, which passed the Enemy in America, and er both Houses, and received the Royal the same after the War. W Assent. The Purport whereof was, many other very encouraging Post That 44 Ships of War shall be em viso's. ployed as Cruisers, which shall be The Acts passed this Seffica ** careened three times a Year, and lating to Scotland, were, An Ad : the Seamen shall not be turned over repeal the two Acts of Scazioni. to other Ships. Such Cruisers fall intituled, An Ad for ibe Sarer be Convoys to Merchant-Ships as of the Kingdom ; and an A# ser far as Cape Finisterre. An Account Peace and War, as inconfiften via shall be kept and laid belore the the Union. An Ad for reading Parliament annually at what time the Union more compleat, where any of those Cruisers come into by the Privy Council in Scotland Port, how long they tarry there, was put down, Justices of and when depart. All Ships taken Peace established in Scotland, at from the Enemy during this War, Circuit Courts were appointed
, 2-1 and condemned as Prize, shall be the manner of choofing the Repi the property of the Commander, fentatives in Parliament directed Officers, and Seamen, that shall take The Ax for better securiæg ber such Prize. The Queen Mall give jesly's Person and Goverret pro a Bounty to all such Captors of 5 1. vides that all Officers in Scoties! per Man for every Man found on Thall take the Abjuration Out Board such Enemy's Ship at the time. There passed also this Seis 2
Act to make further Provifion for The House of Lords in an Ad. A. D. ·lecting the 16 Peers for Scotland, dress to the Queen deciared as their 5707. For trying Peers for Offences in Opinion, that this was a Crime of Scotland, And an Act for Esta- an heinous Nature, and that Papers lihing a Court of Exchequer in of secret Nature were too much icotland.
exposed in the Secretary's Office, Other notable Transactions of whereby this and other Clerks had his Sesion were the Address of it in their power to give the Enemy oth Houses to the Queen on the from time to time Informations of 3d of December : And the Exami- the Designs here concerted, the Staation of the Affair of Gregg. tions of our Convoys, and the times
On the 22d of December the Lords of Trade, Fleets failing, dc.
Majesty answered, My Lords ceased, in the Bishoprick of Ely, and Gentlemen, I am fully of and Dr. Trimnel to succeed him in your opinion, that no Peace can the Bishoprick of Norwich. Sir Jobe Honourable or Safe for Us or nathan Trelawney being promoted to our Allies, till the entire Monar- the Bishoprick of Winchesler, her chy of Spain be restored to the Majesty nominated Dr. Blackall to House of Austria, &c.
succeed him in Exeter. And Sir The Affair' of Gregg was petu. William Dawes succeeded Dr. Strat. Intly extended, and made more of ford deceased in the Bishoprick of an it mericed. This Man was a Chester, Clerk in Mr. Secretary Harley's Of. And now we were surprized by ice, and carried Criminal a very bold Attempt from the EneCorrespondence with the Enemy. my. 'The French King meditating i was discovered by the Post Ma- Revenge for our Invasion of his er of Brufils, and Gregg was ta- Kingdom, and besieging a Place of :en inco Custody on the last Day of such Consequence to him as ThouDecember, The House of Lords suf. lon, endeavoured to shew us in our etting he might have Correspon- turn the Distraction an Invasion proents and Afiociates in England, ap. duces. He
fairly invited nointed a Committee to examine to it by the evident Discontent the rim in Newgate, but nothing ap- Scottish Nation was in by Reason of reared further than what I have said. The Union, where, in their Passions, The Man was tryed, pleaded guil- the unthinking People often let fall y, and condemned for High Trea- Expressions that gave the pretended con on the 19th of January, and Prince of Wales room to believe he executed soon after, confesting his should not be unwelcome. This own Guilt, but acquitted every Bo- was too fair an Opportunity for dy as Accessaries with him.
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A. D. the French to let slip, and therefore miral Baker convoy'd them ever. 1707. that Court resolv'd, hy giving the These Forces, together with leve al
Chevalier de St. George ( which Regiments of Horse marched for
But the French King plight.
At the tame time the Forces we were mott happily and a Were thip'd uit at Ojiend, ard Ad. the least here, delivered from is
hreatning Danger. And yet such The Campaign in Flanders this A.D. vas the impertinent Dispiritedness Year was exceeding honourable. 1708. if the Publick at this Time, that The Victory at Ouden ard, and the uring the short Time the Fright la- taking of Lifle, were Conquells of ed, and even after the Danger was inestimable Value. The Emperor, ver, there was such raking and concurring wih the Queen and the earing to get Money in, that the States, was of Opinion, that a brisk ' 'ublick Credit funk extreamly, and Effort in Flanders would most fenne Bank of England was hard be. fibly affeet the Enemy. He sent it. But that Body being duly suf- therefore Prince Eugene of Saviy, his ined by the Queen, and the Direc. President of the Council of War, ors calling in 20 per Cent. from their and the General he most relied on, artners, Itemm'd the Impetuofity of to the Hague, to concert with the le present Tide, and soon abated Duke of Marlborough and the Sates, le Demand upon them.
the Operations of the next Cam. The Parliament fat all this while, paign. The Duke arrived at the id by Addresses to her Majesty, Hague April the 8th, N. S. where ive the Publick Assurance, that they he found the Prince just arrived, ould exert themselves in defeating They enter'd immediately into the is bold Attempt of the Enemy. strictest Amity ; and after having hey passed a Bill also, to empow- held Conferences with the States De
her Majetty to imprison such Per- puties, they went together to the ns, as he had Cause to suspect Court of Hanover. They arrived ere conspiring against her Person there the 26th of April, had Audi
Goveroment. In fine, the Dan ence of his Electoral Highness, and er of the Invasion being over, and after divers Conferences wherein all e Bills all ready that were intend. Things were adjufted for the miliI to be passed this Session: Her tary Actions, Prince Eugene went lajelly came to the House on the to Leipzick, and from thence to t of April, and give the Royal Af Vienna, and the Duke of Marlhont to the Bills, made a molt Graci. rough came to the Hague, where he is Speech, and then the Parliament arrived the 3d of Mar. It must be as prorogued
noted, that the Elector of Hanover On the 15th of April her Ma was now Commander in Chief of fty issued a Proclamation for dir the Army of the Empire, and the olving the Parliament ; and soon Scheme for this Year's Service took fter another Proclamation for callo a large part of the German Army ng a New one, on the 8th of July. from the Rbine, to act under Prince 'he Lord Griffin was commited to Eugene. Which his Electoral Highne Tower, and on the 15th of May nels, for the Good of the common -as brought to the Queen's Bench- Cause, gave way to, altho' it left ar, and, upon the former Outlaw. him incapable of inaking any nota- againit him, receiv'd Sentence of ble Efort against the Enemy. Death. But her Majesty was plea About the latter End of May the ed to grant him a Reprieve for a Army was form'd, and confiited of
lonth, which was renewed from 180 Squadrons, and 112 Battali-
Duke of Vindojme.; the Duke of
A. D. Berry also and the Pretender were ing up, they maintained a Figte 1708. in the Army, which was fuperior for some time; but the Superior
in Number to the Confederates, as Courage of the Confederates, and