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CASE79347: Diary entry


SRN I receiued letters from Mr Gravius from Bremen Iune. 5. . h. 8. 50. a. m. 1635.

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On ye 22 Aprilis h. 6. Mat. he sayled frō Grauesend wth good wind & fayre weather and about noone they mett with a ship wch made them strike sayles & weiwing them & not finding them to be Dunkerkers they let hem passe. that night the wynd turned & was quite Contrary to yeir voyage & the sea very tempestuous yt they were in great danger of being cast away. 3 ships were missed & lost in ye storme wch were not come in 2 weekes after & so feared to be cast away in yt storme.

On sunday after we beyond yeir expectacon yey arriued at Bremen

Lyes yet at Bremen where he shall not continue here he knowes not how Long

Newenburgh being beseiged wch is a hindearance to all passage

Then only the great \& strongest/ Holds is taken by the Imperialists. & his freinds fled to Cassell

Desirith me to send him some Books yt haue written in the defence of the \rites & ceremonies of the/ Church of England. & also an English Dictionary either Rider or another. And to deliuer them to Mr Alardin in Coven garden a goldsmyth the next doore to ye golden fleece Taverne, who is as he sayes a very honest man. & he is to deliuer <col. b> to the shipper frō Bremen who purposed to be in England agayne about midsomer is {sic} Name is Henricke Havinc Horst. this mr Alardine hath a brother in Bremen who liues there.

Mr Toman at his being in London did propound a marriage to him wch he refused then & does now desire me to let h im know that he desires him to treate noe more of that subject or to perswade with the gentlewoman. so much he told mr Toman then when he made the first motion./.

The lers were dated ye 28th of April.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 412, f. 206r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), ‘CASE79347’, The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition,, accessed 18 April 2021.