preceder, paree qu'il n'a que la qualité de vice admiral. II s'appelle Tjerk Hiddes, et est homme de grand merite.
L'admirauté de Rotterdam demande aux Estats Generaux 90 pieces de canon de fonte pour le grand vaisseau qu'elle a fait bastir pour 1'admiral. Le vaisseau sera plustost prest qu'il n'y aura un admiral nommé.
BERGEN. — DE WITT BRENGT DE VLOOT UIT. — TERUGKOMST VAN DE RUYTER.
169. „LNSTRUCTIONS FOR SIR WILLIAM PENN," 12 Juli 1666 ')•
You are with His Majesties shipp Charles under your comaud together with such other shipps, as shalbee in condicion for sayling, in reguard of theire victualls and stores, forthwith to sayle to Southwold Bay, in your way thither sending by Ketehes or other small Yessels, to call from' Harwich, Rowling Grounds, and Owsley Bay, all such shipps, as remaine there, and are in condicion for sayling.
Soe soone as you shalbee arrived in Southwold Bay, you shall (with as many shipps as are there ready to sayle, not being under 40) with the least loss of time that possibly may bee sayle towards the Texell or Vlye. But you are to bee carefull not to shew your fleete to the shore but indeavour to make the land by one or twoe good sayling shipps, of which haveing satisfyed your selfe you shall with the fleete under your command, sayle towards the East end of the Dogger Banke, and there either ply or anchor, as upon consideration öf weather, intelligence or other circumstances you shall judge fitt, endeavouring to keepe about the lattitude of 55 and % degrees Northward from the Texell, unless upon any considerations your selfe and the councell of warr shall thinke fitt to change your station.
You are to bee more dilligent in the execution hereof in reguard of the intelligence, which His Majesty hath received upon deRnyters being upon his way from the Newfoundland, and therefore may bee soe speedily expected as that the neglect of a few howres may loose
1) Bodleian Library, Oxford; Ms. Rawlinson A 468. — Vgl. bij dit stuk en het volgende Granville Penn II, 361 vv.