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I. Correspondence between Louis XIV. and M. Barillon on English
Affairs, from Dec. 1684, to Dec. 1685.
II. Correspondence between the Earl of Sunderland and the Bishop of
Oxford, respecting Mr. Locke.
III. The Bill for the Preservation of the King's Person.
IV. Account of Rumbold, from Lord Fountainhall's MS. Memoirs, &c.
CONTENTS OF THE LETTERS BETWEEN LOUIS AND
Barillon to the King. 7th Dec. 1684. Changes in the Governinent of New England-sentiments of the Marquis of Halifax upon them
combated by the other Ministers-attempts to bring Halifax into disgrace-Charles intends to send the Duke of York into Scotland. p. vii.-viii.
The King to Barillon. 13th Dec. 1684.
Barillon to the King. 25th Dec. 1684. Offers of submission and reconciliation from the Prince of Orange-rejected by Charles at the instigation of Sunderland. p. ix.-xi.
Barillon to the King.
Barillon to the King. 19th Feb. 168.
Court and Ministry-sends Lord Churchill to Paris—informs Barillon of his intention to summon a Parliament, and why issues a proclamation for levying the former King's revenuehis professions of attachment to France-promises to establish the Catholic religion-solicits a supply of money from Louis-Barillon's opinion of the state of England-Duke of Monmouth-arrest of one of his servants.
The King to Barillon. 20th Feb. Louis's private instructions to Barillon respecting James—and the state of Parties in England
recommends the Earl of Sunderland-sends a supply of money for the King's use his apprehensions of the designs of the Prince of Orange, and the Duke of Monmouth-orders Barillon to caution the King against them. p. xxiv.-yi.
The King to Barillon. 26th Feb, Louis approves of James's resolution to call a Parliament recommends precautions against the designs of the Prince of Orange and the Duke of Moumouth. p. xxvi.
Barillon to the King. 26th Feb. Barillon informs James of the supply sent to him by Louis-the King's extravagant expressions
of gratitude-conversation between Barillon and Rochester respecting the old subsidy, and the treaty with Spain-James goes publicly to Mass-his conversation with Barillon upon itinforms him of his designs with regard to the Catholics-King Charles the Second's funeralJames re-appoints the Household, and why--Rochester made Lord Treasurer-Barillon endeavours to prevent the King from allowing the Prince of Orange to visit England-Duke of Moumouth. p. xxviii.-xxxvi.
Barillon to the King. 1st March. Mlass publicly celebrated in Whitehall-attended by the King and Queen-sentiments of the
public upon it-further arrangements in the Househould-the King's reasons for retaining Halifax and others—the additional duties levied as in the former reign--preparations for the coronation—Prince of Orange sends Overkerque to effect a reconciliation with James-Barillon endeavours to prevent it offers of submission from the Duke of Monmouth-Barillon tells James they are insincere. p. xxxvii.- xliii.
Barillon to the King. 5th March. The people alarmed at James's public profession of the Catholic religion—proceedings respect
ing the ensuing Parliament—Catholics discontented at the re-appointment of the Household
- James forms a Council of Catholics further conversations between James and Overkerque on the part of the Prince of Orange--confided to Barillon, who endeavours to prevent any sort of reconciliation—Rochester advises a reconciliation-Sunderland opposes it Duke of Monmouth-James's conduct with regard to Spain—his professions of attachment to France. p. xlii.-li.
The King to Barillon. 9th March. Louis satisfied with James-promises to afford him succours when wanted-sends over the
Marechal de Lorge-applauds James's resolution to levy the duties instructs Barillon to inspire him with a distrust of the Prince of Orange. p. li.—liii.
The King to Barillon. 16th March.
Barillon to the King. 16th April.
between Barillon and the Ministers respecting the subsidy granted to Charles-arguments to induce Louis to continue the subsidy James acquaints Barillon with his designs, and his determination to establish the Catholic religion-Barillon advises Louis to send more money -treatment of the Dutch ambassadours-indisposition of the Queen of England. p. liii.-Ix.
The King to Barillon. 24th April. Louis sends over a fresh supply---promises to support James, and particularly in establishing the Catholic religion-explanations with regard to Spain, p. lx.-.xii.
Barillon to the King. 30th April. James's satisfaction at the result of the explanations between the Courts of Versailles and Ma.
drid-he resolves to go to Chapel in state—the Earl of Rochester refuses to accompany him -altercation between them-Dutch Ambassadours—their public entry---Barillon's account of the state of parties—points out to Louis the measures he ought to adopt to secure James's attachment to his interests. p. lxii.-viii.
The King to Barillon. 9th May. Louis permits Barillon to complete the payment of the old subsidy-promises further assistance,
if James be obliged to dissolve the Parliament, and use force to carry his designs begins to entertain suspicions of a new alliance between England and the States General. p. Ixviii-.xx.
Barillon to the King. 14th May. Various matters relating to the States General and the Prince of Orange-temper of the Par
liament-its designs against some of the Ministers-state of the Court in the last Charles the Second's reign-Dutchess of Portsmouth-designs of the English exiles at Amsterdam-Dutch Ambassadours-Scottish Parliament grants the revenue for life-arrest of one of the Duke of Monmouth's equeries. p. lxx.-iv.
Barillon to the King 17th May. Barillon assures Louis that James does not intend to form a treaty with the States or the Prince
of Orange-explains his conduct on this head-describes the unsettled state of England —urges Louis to grant further supplies--discussions between the English and Dutch East India Companies respecting Bantam-James wishes to thwart the Dutch trade. p. Ixxiv.-viii.
Barillon to the King. 21st May, Earl of Argyle sails from Holland—James's discontent at the conduct of the States and the
Prince of Orange, which Barillon endeavours to encrease-trade of the Dutch in pepper, &c.-James's precautions against the Earl of Argyle's enterprize-state of the army in Ireland-apprehensions of the attempts of the disaffected there a publication on liberty of conscience by the Duke of Buckingham-Trial and condemnation of Titus Oates, p. lxxviii.lxxxii.
The King to Barillon. 25th May. Louis's observations upon the principal points in the preceding letter--refuses to grant any more money than what is necessary to pay the arrears of the old subsidy. p. lxxxii.
The King to Barillon. 1st June. Louis's opinion of the Earl of Argyle's invasion-begins to entertain suspicions of James's intentions. p. Ixxxiv.
Barillon to the King. 28th May. Barillon assures Louis of James's attachment to him.
Barillon to the King. 2d June. Proceedings in the House of Commons-James's professions of attachment to France-Ba
rillon urges Louis to grant further supplies-loid Montague solicits his pension from Louis, p. lxxxvi.-ix.
Barillon to the King. 4th June. Substance of Mr. Seymour's Speech in Parliament against the validity of the elections, and the designs of the Court-Lord Lorn. p. Ixxxix.—xci.
Burillon to the King. 7th June. Proceedings of Argyle—transactions in Parliament respecting the Catholics-James's dis.
pleasure at them—its consequence discussions between the English and Dutch India Companies—further proceedings of Argyle. p. xci.-iv,
The King to Barillon. 15th June. Louis's observations on parts of the preceding letter-his opinion of Argyle's invasion--urges
the establishment of the Catholic religion in England—refuses to grant further supplies, till James shall undertake it. p. xciv.-vi.
Barillon to the King. 18th June.
The King to Barillon. 13th July.
Barillon to the King. 16th July. Barillon acquaints the King and his Ministers with the suspension of all further supplies—their
surprize and embarrassment at it—their various arguments to induce Louis to continue them -abject offers to Louis by James—he declares he cannot establish Popery without his aid conversations between Barillon and Sunderland-Barillon solicits Louis to allow him to ad. vance a further supply-describes the state of affairs in England, and James's patronage of the Catholics-discredits certain reports in Holland-progress of the Duke of Monmouth, and state of the Royal army-execution of Argyle. p. xcviii.-Cx.