he may send to them some persons that have lived long in Holland, and are known to some of the commanders, or he may send some of the prisoners that are now on board our fleet or some other way, useing meanes to disperse among them our declarations, that among other things gives them the moyety of the ships ete. that they shall bring over. You may further let him know, that it is our opinion, that he avoid figthing as much as may be, unlesse upon a notorious advantage, or that he finds their fleet divided and part ofthemdrawn into their Harbour. You shall abo acquaint him, that by all the ïntelligence that we have received, it is possible he may yet meet with their East India fleet, if he can speedily put to sea with our fleet.
When you are passed from our Dearest Brother, you shall direct your course either to land in Flanders, or at any place belonging to the States Generall, as you shall judge most convenient, and upon your first arrival into their country, you shall give them notice thereof, aud that your businesse is, to goe to the most Christian King, and then jointly with his commissioners to treate with the said States for satisfaction, and accommodateing all differences. Aud you may desire their salve conduct through their countryes.
When you are come to the most Christian King, you shall acquaint him with the occasion of our sending you to him, and that it chiefly arose from his letter to his embassadour here with us, desireing that powers might be sent to M.r Godolphin to treate and conclude, and you shall acquaint the most Christian King, that we think the affaire of so much importance, that we thought it proper to send you ot our most inmost councils, and of most confidence with us, and on whom he might also most rely upon.
If you find the lord Viscount Halifax there, you shall acquaint him with all your instruotions, and let him know that he is in joint commission with you, and that he act accordingly.
You shall acquaint the most Christian King, that we cannot consent to a peace, untill we have some effect of the warre, viz. that places agreed upon between us for our division, or conditions that may be in some sort equivalent to it. And if you shall with the most Christian King's commissioners, jointly conclude a peace with the States Generall, you shall insist upon and procure these following conditions.
The owning the right of our flag, and our dominion m the Bnttish Seas, and the payment of a yearly summe of móney for ever, for permitting the subjects of the States General to fish in them.
You shall also proeure a summe of mone#y towards the expences that we have been at in this warre, the greater part of which to be paid in October next. . .
You shall procure 3 or 4 cautionary townes to be for ever in our possession, as Flushing, Sluce, the Brill, or some others, aud a suffi-