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engage"; — bL 426, Sir William Coventry aan Arlington,: ingeloopen berichten omtrent den vierdaagschen zeeslag; — bl. 429, verhaal van twee zeelieden van de Royal Charles, aan land gezonden naar Harwich, over den vierdaagschen zeeslag; — bl. 429, Arlington aan Williamson, 15 Juni: „appearances are favourable, but there can be no assurance of a viotory, so that all are kept in great perplexity"; — bl. 430, bericht van kapitein John Fortescue, gewond uit den slag terug; — bl. 432 „account of the late engagement", opgemaakt voor publicatie;

— bl. 433, „narrative of the engagement"; opgemaakt op de Royal Charles („it was the sharpest conflict ever known on the ocean"); — bil. 449, 485, nieuswberichten van Kocquet uit den Haag(449 (30 Juni): „it was in agitation whether the fleet should sail at once to the Kore, and block up the English fleet, not yet in readniness, or sail through the Channel to meet the Duke of Beaufort. Hopes the English will not venture to meet both fleets; cautions them against the fireships; they must prepare against boarding, as in the last engagement the Dutch met little resistance in boarding. Though there is some talk of a landing in England, they should not so prepare for it that the fleet be less manned" — 485 (1 Juli): „De Ruyter and Trump expect to surprise the English in the Kore, and burn the ships there, and even in the Thames"); —. bL 461, Sir William Morice, Secertary of State, aan de gouverneurs van Portsmouth, Plymouth, Dover, Huil e.a.: „there being apprehensions of danger from sudden invasion, the King wishes them to use all industry to have their works repaired";

— bil. 462, 588, brieven van John Strode, lieutenant governor of Dover Castle (462: de HolL vloot binnen een etmaal te verwachten; 588: bericht van „a Nieuport vessel" over den tweedaagschen zeeslag); — bl.1. 462, Warham Jemmet, senior, te Dover: zendt bericht van den spion Edmund Custis, te Brugge, over het uitloopen der HolL vloot; — bL 468, kapitein Thomas Langley, aan boord van de Lily, Noordvoorland: „can discern 70 or 80 sail off the Foreland, and supposes them to be the Dutch fleet;" — bil. 471, 487, 492, 494, 504, 529, 544, 554, brieven van John Smith te Margate, over de HolL vloot, aldaar in het gezicht; — bl. 475 Arlington aan den hertog van Monmouth en acht anderen, commissie tot het werven van ruiterbenden;

— bL 477, anonyma aan Karei II: „the people curse the King, wish for Cromwell, and say come Dutoh come devil, they cannot be worse, so that where one would fight for His Majesty, 10 would fight against him ... People say: „Give the King the Countess of Castlemaine and he cares not what the nation suffers... Is but a woman, and can only pray for His Majesty"; — bil. 479, 493, 571, 583, 586: Richard Forster, to Newcastle; economische gevolgen van den oorlog in het kolendistrict (493: „many hundreds of stout fellows who belonged to the coal-works are going a-begging"); — bl. 487, Warham Jemmett, junior, te Dover; onrust aldaar; „honest men wonder why foot and horse are not sent down to fortify the port, which has only the town company"; — bL 487, kapitein Silius Titus, gouverneur van Deal: „dares not quarter any companies in Deal, it is so dismally affected 1);

— bL 488 anonymus aan Arlington: „when the Holland fleet was dispatched, a Scotch gentleman was sent into Scotland to give them notice, and it is expected that a considerable number will declare

1) Door de pest; vgl. bil. 491—'92, 504.