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Letter, 1688 December 4

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 5
Identifier: id94291

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Mr. Fridling, London, to the honorable Sr. John Lowther, Lowther Hall, Westmorland. Princess Anne is under the protection of Ld. Devon at Nottingham states that "our comdrs. left London the previous Sunday, expecting to meet up with William of Orange, probably at Malborough; estimates William's troops as 16,000 horse and 35,000 foot; says that their headquarters are at Reading, Windsor with 25,000 troops in all; reports foot-sore condition of Sir. John's horse left with Sir William Villers; mentions that he is conficent that Maj. General Kirke is at Liberty that night; mentions an address of thanks which arrived from the fleet for Parliament signed by Ld. Dartmouth and Sir Roger Strickland; asks that directions be sent to Mr. Robson as he shall be gone to his post in 3 days and not returning quickly; states that Chief Justice Edward Herbert, John Drummond, the Earl of Melfort, Edward Oetre and Sr. Nico[las] Butler have all fled; mentions a Declaration of the P[rince] of Orange which admonishes all papists to "lay down civill or millitary employm[en]ts" and disarm themselves. 2 pp. Al.


  • Creation: 1688 December 4


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From the File: English

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