The London Gazette
Published by Authority
21st of March
From the Court
It is reported from Vienna that the Count of Walestien will arrive as envoy from the Empire in the coming week. Mademoiselle Chartre has recently arrived accompanied by French Diplomats. These are only the latest in the arrivals of foreign dignitaries. His Majesty will hold an official reception for all foreign envoys at the Banquette Hall on the 25th.
After the appointments to the offices of Government made on the morning of the 18th, His Majesty opened Parliament. On the agenda for this season are the scandal of Tangiers, the allocation of money to the Navy, taxing, a series of laws designed to protect the populace of England against the Catholics including the Act of Exclusion, and the founding of an ethical commission for the house of Lords.
With all the hunger in the country and especially in Londonborough, it has been heartwarming to see that some will feed the poor. Alas, this charity lead to riots over the distribution of the food. Life Guards were forced to disperse the crowds to save the elderly mrs. Eliot, gracious contributor and aunt to Lord Fairfax.
Among the recent attacks of highwayman it was reported that Lord Silkstone saved Mistress Francess Liddell, engaged to Lord Carrington, and Mistress Agnes Kyteler, engaged to the Conte di Ravenna, from a most horrendous fate at the hands of robbers just outside Chelsea. The Nightwatch warns all faithful citizens to take care on the roads and ladies not to go out unescorted.
The Marquis de los Balbaces, Ambassador from Spain in Vienna, has left this city for Nijmegen, where peace negotiations are said to begin. The Popes Nuncio Signor Bevilacqua departs for that place as well, where the Sieur Heugh, Ambassador to Denmark, has already arrived.
The King of Denmark has written to the magistrates of the city of Hamburg about the unbecoming behaviour of Sieur Garner. Said magistrates ordered him to be cited but he had not thought it fit to appear, and on this occasion some disorder happened here; the Communality in a tumultuous manner besetting his house and demanding his person.
The Prince of Orange is currently reported to be in Breda, where he has issued an express to the ministers of the Allies, currently in The Hague, and send word to his troops to rendezvous at Assenede near Sas van Ghent, in order it is believed to attempt the relief of St. Omer, besieged by the French, as well as Cambrey. The greatest part of the infantry of the Prince of Orange are now in Flanders and several regiments on horse are said to follow.
The Canons of the Cathedral of Cambrey have sent Deputies to the French King, who has arrived in person to direct his troops, to pray that the Officers of the Artillery may have orders to spare their Church, which the King has granted them. Meanwhile the French are believed to have taken Valenciennes. The King ordered rewards to be given to those well behaved themselves on that occasion under the command of monsigneur de Jauvelle, captain lieutenant of the second company of musketeers. Some 3000 prisoners have been send to several garrisons.
Giles Vincent, born in Somerset, 18 years but tall and big for his age, ran away from service on the 14th of March. He stole away two violins and several other things. He wears brown breeches, a champagne coat and a short fair periwig. He has an oval face and very small eyes, his face marked by the small pox and a mole on his cheek. He plays upon the violin. Whomever gives notice of him to Lady Ormonde shall be well rewarded.
The English Academy, or A brief Introduction to the seven Liberal Arts, Grammar, Arithmic, Geometry, Music, Astronomy, Rethorics and Logic, by John Newson. Sold by the honourable mr Passenger at the London Bridge.
Mistress Carlena Froust advises us that a new stock has arrived from Paris with the spring fashion, to be sold at Martel's Fine Apparel.
To make an excellent greene Paste without any colouring.
Quoddle greene Apples reasonably tender, pill off the outward skinne, and throw all the barke of the Apples into a Posnet of seething water, and so let it boile as fast as it can untill it turne greene, then take them up and straine the pulp, then boile the weight of it in Sugar to a Candie height, and put your pulp into the seething Sugar, and let it boile untill it grow stiffe, then fashion it on a pie-plate, or a sheete of glasse, and pint it on mowlds, and drie it in a Stove or a warm Oven some tenne or twelve dayes, that it be perfectly drie, and then you may keepe it all the yeere.