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body went to see him; physicians and philosophers ex-
amined it with great accuracy; some considered it as
artificial, others as almost supernatural.

4th April, 1701. The Duke of Norfold died of an apo-
plexy, and Mr. Thomas Howard of complicated disease
since his being cut for the stone; he was one of the
Tellers of the Exchequer. Mr. How made a Baron.

May, 1701. Some Kentish men, delivering a petition to
the House of Commons, were imprisoned.*

A great dearth, no considerable rain having fallen for
some months.

i7th May, 1701. Very plentiful showers, the wind com-
ing west and south. The Bishops and Convocation at
difference concerning the right of calling the assembly
and dissolving. Atterbury and Dr. Wake writing one
against the other.

2oth June, 1701. The Commons demanded a conference
with the Lords on the trial of Lord Somers, which the
Lords refused, and proceeding on the trial, the Commons
would not attend, and he was acquitted.

22d June, 1701. I went to congratulate the arrival of
that worthy and excellent person my Lord Galway, newly
come out of Ireland, where he had behaved himself so
honestly, and to the exceeding satisfaction of the people:
but he was removed thence for being a Frenchman,
though they had not a more worthy, valiant, discreet,
and trusty person in the two kingdoms, on whom they
could have relied for his conduct and fitness. He was
one who had deeply suffered, as well as the Marquis, his
father, for being Protestants.

July, 1701. My Lord Treasurer made my grandson
one of the Commissioners of the prizes, salary ^500 per

8th July, 1701. My grandson went to Sir Simon Har-
court, the Solicitor-General, to "Windsor, to wait on my
Lord Treasurer. There had been for some time a
proposal of marrying my grandson to- a daughter of

* Justinian Champneys, Thomas Culpepper, William Culpepper,
William Hamilton, and David Polhill, gentlemen of considerable prop-
erty and family in the county. There is a very good print of them in
five ovals on one plate, engraved by R. White, in 1701. They desired
the Parliament to mind the public more, and their private heats less.
1*h€y were confined till the prorogation, and were much visited. Bur-
B«t gives an account of them.  '• •      ', • •  ' '••.'   ••''; .,   .•'     • •• •/.' •   • ,• '' • • " '•• Portsmouth, and other places, were still in the Channely [in St. Martin's]; and setens to in-