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Full text of "The Diary Of John Evelyn Vol-2"

JOHN  EVELYN

of the Prince of Orange, but no certainty. Reports of
his great losses of horse in the storm, but without any
assurance. A man was taken with divers papers and
printed manifestoes, and carried to Newgate, after ex-
amination at the Cabinet Council, There was likewise a
declaration of the States for satisfaction of all public
ministers at The Hague, except to the English, and the
French. There was in that of the Prince's an expres-
sion, as if the Lords both spiritual and temporal had in-
vited him over, with a deduction of the causes of his
enterprise. This made his Majesty convene my Lord of
Canterbury and the other Bishops now in town, to give
an account of what was in the manifesto, and to enjoin
them to clear themselves by some public writing of this
disloyal charge.

2d November, 1688. It was now certainly reported by
some who saw the fleet, and the Prince embark, that
they sailed from the Brill on Wednesday morning, and
that the Princess of Orange was there to take leave of
her husband.

4th November, 1688. Fresh reports of the Prince be-
ing landed somewhere about Portsmouth, or the Isle of
Wight, whereas it was thought it would have been north-
ward. The Court in great hurry.

5th November, 1688. I went to London; heard the
news of the Prince having landed at Torbay, coming
with a fleet of near 700 sail, passing through the Chan-
nel with so favorable a wind, that our navy could not
intercept, or molest them. This put the King and Court
into great consternation, they were now employed in
forming an army to stop their further progress, for they
were got into Exeter, and the season and ways very im-
proper for his Majesty's forces to march so great a dis-
tance.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and some few of the
other Bishops and Lords in London, were sent for to
Whitehall, and required to set forth their abhorrence of
this invasion. They assured his Majesty that they had
never invited any of the Prince's party, or were in the
least privy to it, and would be ready to show all testi-
mony of their loyalty; but, as to a public declaration,
being so few, they desired that his Majesty would call
the rest of their brethren and Peers, that they mighttephen Fox's. Continual alarmstruction, and take off all exceptions