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times of calamity. I know you And your father-in-law, De Ruyter, have great estates, and it's more than a hazard that Holland is not gone. It therefore, in my opinion, concerns you the more to secure what you have in Zealand by timely circumspection"; — aan Kerker: „there is not the least doubt that this his Highness of Orange retains his lordship there, and, in place of a dejected garrison, it may be made a most flourishing town of traffio, growing daily, when on the other hand the States' dominions decline, whether peace or war... Amsterdam must decline whilst Flushing will flourish"; — bL 539, brief uit Amsterdam, 20 Febr., medegedeeld door Nathaniel Heme: „you order us to sell all our goods here, because you think this city is in danger of being taken by the French, of which we are not here at all afraid, though they came down with their whole force on us;" — bl. 556 Karei II aan Sir Robert Wiseman, advocate general, en Sir Walter Walker, 24 Febr., 1673: the heat of the war with the TJ. P. in December last, Heer Zas came to England as a spy, and might have been proceedeó^ against, but was spared on condition of offending no more, and ordered to depart the kingdom in 24 hours, without further than necessary discourse with any. But after this he, like a monster of ingratitude, told the Sieur Fagel, the Pensionary of Holland, what he had gathered of affaire in England, and received from him letters to return to England as a secret spy, and returned with Arton, another spy, when they were apprehended and sent to the Tower. He therefore approves of the draft of a commission prepared by them to CoL John Russell as presdident, ten other officers, and to Sir L. Jenkins and three other Doctors of Law for the trial of the said Zas and Arton;" — bl. 605 (6 Maart) deze commissie verleend; — bl. 628 journaal van Williamson: „Deo. 9, Mr. W. Howard sent into Holland with instruotions"; „Dec. 20. Zas came to Sylvius on a sheeveless errand from the Hague"; „Dec. 21. The King disallowed of Zas being here, and ordered him to be gone"; „Febr. 3. Mr. Howard's great narative x) received this morning by Lord Arlington. Read at the Foreign Committee"; „Febr. 15. Mr. Howard returned from Holland".

1673 p. 175 (6 Mei): „instruotions to Prince Rupert"; — bil. 199, 208, 209, 211, 222, 225, 232, 234, 266, 299, 300, 308, 309, 319, 333, 338, 356, 394, 398, 399, 415, 416, 417, 422, 428, 432, 433, 434, 442, 450, 463, 464, 476, 485, 489, 490, 494, 498, 502, 503, 509, 510, 511, 613, 532, 537, 539, 541, 542, brieven van Prins Robert, uit de vloot 2); — blL 236, 256, 362, 876, 396, 410, 505, 524, 629, 557, brieven van Robert Yard aan Williamson 3); nieuws over den zeeoorlog; — blL 242, 286, 431, 459, 495, 507, 517, brieven van W. Bridgeman aan Williamson; nieuws over den zeeoorlog; — bl. 266 , Robert

1) Ooi. 1672—'73 p. 625 omschreven als : „paper containing suggestions as to the measures to be taken to separate England from France, considering separately how to influence 1°. the Cabal, which is protected and supported by H. B. H.; 2». the King; 3°. the Parliament; 4". the nation in general. This paper is apparently drawn up by some Dutch statesman."

2) Dit sójn de brieven vermeld door Brugmans, Verslag 147—'48, Zij zijn sedert van State Papers Foreign overgebracht naar State Papers Domestio.

3) Die toen naar Keulen was. — Nevens dit deel van den Oalendar is steeds te gebruiken Christie, Letters addressed from London to SirJoseph Williamton while Plenipotentiary at the Congres» of Cologne (London 1874), omdat de Calendar de in dit werk opgenomen brieven niet nogmaals geeft.