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where He pass’d, both at his going into Ireland, A. C. and in his return from thence, such Demonstrati- 1690. ons of their Affections, that He had not the least • doubt, but He should find the fame from their Representatives in Parliament.

• That He must take notice also how much the “Honour of the Nation had been expos’d by the ill

conduct of his Fleet, in the last Summers Engagement against the French; and He thought himself so much concern’d to see it vindicated, that 'be could not rest satisfied, till an Example had

been made of such as should be found faulty upon their Examination and Trial, which was not practi'cable while the whole Fleet was abroad, but was

now put into the proper way of being done as • soon as might be.

Then Addressing himself again to both Houses, He clos'd his Speech by telling them, “That He 'look'd upon the Well-being of chis Kingdom, to

depend upon the Result of their Countels and De'terminations at this time; and the Benefit would 'be double by the speed of their Resolutions, inlo

much, that He hop'd they would agree with Him 'in this Conclulion, That whoever went about to obe 'struct or divert their Application to these Matters pre

ferably to all others, could neither be His Friend nor the Kingdom's.

Six or seven Days were spent by both Houses in preparing and presenting Addresses to their Majesties. The Lords in their Address to the King, Tse [or's

being extreamly sensible of the great Benefit and Addre's ro “ Advantage that His Majuity's late Expedition in the King, “ to Ireland had procur'd to all His Subjects in ge

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neral, as likewise that the Success of His Ma.
“ jesty's Arms in that Kingdom, was due, next to
“the Providence and Blesting of God, to His Ma-

jesty's Personal Valour and Conduct, did look
upon it as their Duty to present their humble and
hearty Thanks to His Majesty, for all those signal

Evidences He had given of His extraordinary Af.
“ fection for HisPeople, which had carried His Maje-

sty in so many occasions to venture a Life that was “Có dear to them, and to despite all Hazards to pro


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Queen, Oao. 7.

The Reign of King
A. C. “ cure the Settlement of His Kingdoms, the Peace

“and quiet of His Subjects, and the Establishment
" of their Religion. And as it was not poslible but so
“ much Bravery of Mind, such an undaunted Cou-
“rage, and a Heart so exhalted above any Appre.
“ hensions in the midst of all Dangers, must gain
“His Majesty the Admiration and Reverence of
“ all the World, and cven of His Enemies them-
“ selves, who had felt the Effects of so great Virtues,
“ so they did not doubt but that such extraordinary
“ Qualities must unite the Hearts of all His People
“ in such a Tenderness, as well as Duty, for His
“Royal Person, as was necessary for the finishing

« what His Majesty had so gloriously begun. And to the The next Day their Lordships acknowledgid

“ the great Advantage the Nation had receiv d by
“the eminent Resolution, as well as Prudence,
“Her Majesty had Thew'd in the Absence of the
“King, and in such Circumstances of Difficulty as
“ would have discompos'd a Mind that had not been
“ rais'd above them, as Her Majesty had approv'd
“Her's to be, by this undeniable Evidence : And de.
“ clar'd, that Her Majesty having preserv'd the Quiet
“ and Peace, by Her prudent Administration against
“the Dangers threatned by a Powerful Enemy, the
“ remembrance of such extraordinary Virtue must
“ ever dwell in their Minds, and engage them in
“ Justice , upon all occasions, to express their Gra.
“titude, as became Her Majesty's inost Dutiful


The Commons on the other Hand,“ represented The Com.

to the king, their grateful sense of that unpadress to the" rallelld Goodness and tender Affection to His People, King,

“ which, for the rescuing His Kingdom of Ireland o&o. 9. “ from a Tyrannous and Foreign Yoak, and easing His O

Subjects, of this Kingdom, of the excessive Charge

of a lingering War, did induce His Majesty to un“ dertake a hazardous Voyage, and too freely to expose “ to all the Dangers of War that Invaluable Life, “upon which the whole Protestant Interest, and the " Common Liberty of Europe did so much depend. “That it was, next to God, His Condot and Example, that they must ascribe the Success of the Ex


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pedition, and to which they must owe their hopes A. C. “ of the speedy and entire Reduction of that King. 1690.

dom, and of seeing themselves in a Condition to “ make His Enemies sensible of the Strength and Power " of England, under a King who knows and pursues “its Interest. They did from the bottom of their “ Hearts Congratulate His Majesty's Success, and His

Return to His People, who were unanimously “ persuaded that their peace, Security and Happiness,

were bound up in His Safety; and they did, in
“ the Name of all the Commons of England, affure
“ His Majesty, That they would be ever ready to
“aftist Him to the utmost of their Power, and as
“ the best and truest way of expressing their Grati-

tude, would endeavour effectually to support His
“Government against all His Enemies.
In their Address to the Queen, the Commons

And to the exprest the deep sense they had of that Goodness, Queen, Wisdom and Courage which Her Majesty did mani- O&o. 9. fest in the greatest Difficulties, and most pressing

Dangers, during His Majesty's Absence ; at a time “when a powerful Enemy was upon our Coast, when “the Nation was weakned in that part which is its

proper Strength and depriv'd of the Security of

His Majesty's Presence. They declar'd the Reso.
“ solution Her Majesty shewd in Her Administrati-

on, gave Life to Her Subjects, and made them
exert a Strength and Force unknown to the foriner

Reigns; That Her Zeal for the Publick encourag'd
"them to shew such Cbearfulness in their Dirty, as
“disappointed the Hopes and Designs of all the o.

pen and secret Enemies of the Government; and that the Grateful Rentembrance of this ( which re“ new'd the Memory of the most happy Times) would “ for ever remain in the Hearts of Her People, and “could never fail to be express d in all Instances of “ Loyalty and Obedience from themselves, and all the “Commons of England. The fane Day these Addresses were presented, the Commons began to make good their Assurances of Affection to the Government by Voting, * That a Supply be given to * Oło.D. their Majesties for the intire reducing of Ireland, and


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A. C. fecaring the Peace of this Kingdom, and carrying to e 1690. vigorous War against France. The next Day they

granted the Sum of 1791695 Pounds for the Navy, The Sum of and Building of New Ships; and on the 4th of the 40862551, fame Month they Voted the Sum of 2294560 Pounds is granted for the maintaining an Army of 69636 Men, which the King His Majesty had lignified to that House, that He for Redu- thought necessary for the next Years Service. cing Ire

To levy these great Sums the Commons Resolv'd, land, and

(a) First, To charge an Affefsment of 137641 1. by making War

the Month, for one Year, upon all Lands. (b) . gainst

condly, That an Additional Duty be laid upon all France. Wrought and Raw Silks, and all Foreign Linnen. Ways and (c) Thirdly, That a Duty of Six Pence per Gallon Means to be laid upon all Low-Wines of the first Extraction. raise it. (d) Fourthly, That an Additional Duty of Ten per Ofto.16. Cent. be laid upon all Foreign Timber and Wood; Okto. 18. and the like Duty, above what was already charg'd,


all Wrought Silks, Callico, Indian Linnen. do&o.21.


(e) Fifthly, That several Duties be laid upon Foreign Ditto. Seed-Oyl, Hops, Pepper, and all Grocery Ware,

except Sugar and Tobacco. (f) Sixthly, That the fo&o.23. Excise upon all Beer, Ale, and other Liquors be

doubled. And (g) Seventhly, That an Additional 8 O&0.25 Duty be laid upon Foreign Tron, Yarn of Flax or

Hemp, and all Manufactures of Glass.

These several Funds falling much short of Bill about Answering the Supplies granted to Their Forfeited Majesties, it was (b ) Resolved, that the Sum of

1000cco l. be rais’d upon the Credit, or by the h O&o.17 sale of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland: And (i)

that an Address be presented to His Majesty, That i Q&0.20 He would be pleas'd to command the Commillioners in Ireland to make a Return to His Majesty,

of the Names of the Persons in Rebellion in that
Kingdom, and of their Estates and Value thereof, and
that the same might be transmitted to the House of
Commons. This

Address having been drawn up and
reported to the House by Sir Thomas Clarges, and the
Question being put, that the said Address with A.

mendments be agreed unto, it pass’d in the NegaO&o.22 tive. However it was Resolv'd the (k) fame Day,



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: That a Bill be brought in for Attainting of the Per- A. C. : fons that were or had been in Rebellion in England 1690. '? or Ireland, and for Confifcating their Estates, and · for applying the fame to bear the Charge of the · War: As also another Bill for the better Discover

ing the Estates and Trusts belonging to all popisa 4: Seminaries or Popish Uses, and converting the lame i to the use of ihe Publick. Near lix Wecks pais d si before any Progress was made in the first of these - Bills, but it being at last (1) presented to the House, Decem.

I . li and read the firit and second times, it was (mn) or

m Decem. :: derd, that a Clause be brought in for reserving as. a: Proportion of the Forfeitures in England and Ireland to His Majesty's Dilpofal; which Clause having

» Dicem. becn prepard and reported, was (n) dilagreed to by the House. At length the Bill with several Amendments being Engrossd, Read the third time

and past, was (o) sent to the Upper House, where o Decem. i it was laid by, notwithstanding several Messages 23.

from the Commons to put their Lordships in mind of it. The truth is, the Court did underhand oppose the palling of this Bill, not only because the King design'd to recompense the Services of several Persons with part of the Forfeitures, but because also this Fund would scarce have yielded the Sum it was given for.

On the roth of November the King went to the Bils past, House of Lords, and the Commons being Sum- Novem. mond to attend, His Majesty confirmd by his 10. Affent, An Act for granting an Aid to their Majesties of 1661702 Pounds. And (p) Eight DaysP Novem. after He gave the Royal Sanction to another Act 18. concerning the Commissioners of the Admiralty, and to several private Bills.

About this time Captain ( Fames ) Campbell, a Mrs.Whar Scoth Gentleman, Brother to the Earl of Argyle, af- con carriSisted by Archibald Montgomery and Sir John Johnston, ed away by did forcibly seize on Mrs. Mary Wharton, a rich by Caprain Heiress of about the Age of 13 Years, (g) carried Campbel. her away from her Relations, and Marry'd her a-9 Novem. gainst her Will . Whereupon His Majesty issued (v)

✓ Novem. out His Royal Proclamation for the Apprehending

19. the faid Mr. Campbell and the Abetters of his lin war




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