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CONTENTS

OF

VOLUME THE SECOND.

TOME III. OF THE MS.

1685.

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THE Affliction which James II, experienced at the death

of his Brother Change in the public opinion respecting James, which

immediately took place Speech of the King in Council on his accession The King goes afterwards to Mass, with the Queen,

in the little Chapel at St. James's, and orders the doors

to be left open Difficulty respecting the Funeral Obsequies of Charles II.

he having died a Roman Catholick
Zealous Congratulations from all parts to James II. on his

Accession
The King gives his attention to the Navy and to Commerce,

and to paying off gradually the debts of the Crown
His attention and kindness to his Friends
The King shews some papers of Charles II. respecting that

Monarch's change of Religion, to the Archbishop of
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The King and Queen receive the Crown, April 23d, from

the hands of the Archbishop of Canterbury
The King, to distinguish the confidence he had in the Scotch

Nobility and Gentry, ordered the Scotch Parliament to

meet first His Letter on that occasion, March 28th
The English Parliament meets May 24th
The King's Speech
No complaint made at the King's collecting the Customs,

before they were given him by Parliament
The King's second Speech, June 18 ;

66 I haue a true
English heart, as jealous of the Honour of the Nation as
you can be. I pleas myself with the hopes that (by God's
blessing and
your assistance) 1

may carry the reputation
of it yet higher in the world, than ever it has been in the

time of any of my ancestors."
The Parliament so much pleased with the Speech, that they

immediately grant an augmentation of the Revenue
The Scotch Parliament settle two hundred and sixty thou-

sand pounds a year on the King for his life
The Earl of Argyle's Invasion, May 14th
His first declaration
His second declaration
He is taken June 17th, and brought prisoner to Edinburgh
The Duke of Monmouth's Invasion June 11th, at Lime in

Dorsetshire
Is countenanced underhand by the Prince of Orange
Who at the same time offered his Services to the King
The King had been advertised by one Monpoulan of the

strict Correspondence and Friendship that existed between

the Prince of Orange and the Duke of Monmouth
Declaration of the Duke of Monmouth
He is attainted by Parliament

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The Earl of Feversham sent against him
The Duke of Monmouth’s Letter to the King
His Interview with the King
His behaviour to the Dutchess on the morning of his

execution
The Duke of Monmouth is beheaded, July 15th
Remarks of James the Second on that Duke's character and

conduct, who had been the dupe of Lord Shaftesbury
Plenty, security, and a flourishing Trade established
First foundation of discontent against the King pointed out
The King has an opportunity of shewing his gratitude to

a Nephew of his old master in the Art of War, M. de

Turenne
Lords Stamford, Delamere, and Brandon seized and carried

to the Tower A Commission of Oyer and Terminer

granted to Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys His unpardonable conduct Mrs. Lisle condemned and

executed, Sept. 2.
The King's generous conduct to Major Holmes, opposed

to the unauthorised severity of the Chief Justice
Jeffreys is made Lord Chancellor Sept. 28
Severities of Colonel Kerk
Lord Brandon Gerrard tried, Nov. 26, found guilty, and

pardoned ; Mr. Hampden, who pleaded guilty, is con

demned to death, and pardoned
Dangerfield tried June 28th
Mr. Francis, who had assaulted and killed him, is tried and

condemned
The Parliament meets Nov. 9th
The King's Speech
The Parliament alarmed at the Speech - The Debate

which in consequence took place

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Page Address of the Commons against the employing of Papists - 53 The King's Reply

56 The House adjourns, and meets no more during the King's Reign

57 Reasons for the King's conduct in keeping up so large a

standing Force -He saw a more dangerous cloud still hanging ouer his head, than that he had lately dispers’d, the Prince of Orange's conduct had rais’d a suspicion of an antient date ; the late King made no mistery of declaring, That he look'd upon him as one, that waited only for a fit opertunity to usurpe the Crown.”

57-59 The King's Regulations in Ireland Lord Clarendon sent Deputy thither

59 The King thinks it no injury to others, that the Roman

Catholicks who had tasted so deeply of his Suffrings, should now in his Prosperity haue a share at least of his

protection Commission of Lieutenant General given to Colonel Richard

Talbot, an Irish gentleman of antient family, with power to regulate the troops, and to place and displace whom he pleased

ib. Extract from the King's Letter to the Lords Justices

ib. Lord Clarendon dissatisfied

61 Colonel Talbot on his return to England is advanced to the Peerage, with the title of Earl of Tyrconnel

ib. Insidious conduct of Lord Sunderland

62 Reasons for the appointment which Lord Rochester had obtained

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The first fervour began to cool in Scotland - The Scotch

Parliament meets April 29th - The King's Letter read

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