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common people and de Witts in particular, but were hindred from ex-ecuting there intentions by the souldiery. lts ramored that the Prince of this country will goe over to the French. God preserve us in these sad times.

50. NIEUWSBERICHT UIT AMSTERDAM, 15 Juni 1672

De coopluyden beginnen hier seer bang te werden, ende yder haer middelen op Hamburg heeft soeken te salveren per wissel, waardoor deselve desen middagh wel 10 per cent is geresen.

51. NIEUWSBERICHT UIT AMSTERDAM, 16 Juni 1672 i).

Veel coopluyden sün gesint hare middelen per wissel over te maken en elders te transporteren, maer de veranderinge comt te cort. De wissel op alle quartieren van de werelt is wel 10 per cento en meer geresen; noch kan men geen goede brieven crijgen, soo dat se op andere middelen bedacht sijn. In banco en courant is geen onderscheyt meer; loopt a pair. De actiën») sijn gewillich op 300, omdatter eenigh licht van Engelandt is.

52. SAMUEL TUCKER AAN WILLIAMSON, 17 Juni 1672 »).

Sir I have yours of the 10 currant; and am very willing to serve you, and buy the goods you desyre, but the neere approach of the French doth soe much amaze us, and put us into confusion here, that wee are all in an uproare, the common people tumult, and will permitt noe goods to goe out, pretending the great ones send away their many and best things to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Zealand and Hambourgh, and intend to follow after, and leave the people to the mercy of the French. The Estates money from the Haigh is sent for Amsterdam and soe is the money of the banck etc. in Rotterdam and som say the Estates are all or most of them removed from the Haegh to Amsterdam. I was last lewsday at the Haegh, when the people threw stones at the house of myn heer Momba *) and broke all the glass windows of the house, and had gon further but that a troop of horse and the burghers in armes made all quiet, and prevented the like mischief threatned to others. Ihere were then seaverall boats loaden with truncks and costly goods

1) R. S. — Extranea n». 17. — Ongeteekend.

2) Der O. I. Compagnie.

Ï R' ,a;Ho"and m - Uit Rotterdam. - Adres: M.r Joh. Antonio de Bareira. — Suaael Tneker is een Engelsch koopman te Rotterdam, daar reeds gevestigd in lbo7 (zie Geyl in Bgdr. en Meded. H. G. XXXVIII, 336

4) De Montbas.

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