Diary of the times of Charles II/Volume 1/The Earl of Sunderland to Mr. Sidney

THE EARL OF SUNDERLAND TO MR. SIDNEY.

Windsor.

The day before yesterday, the King told the Duke of Monmouth he would have him lay down his commission of general, and that he should absent himself for some time from his dominions. This, after some arguing, which did not convince, he was forced to submit to, and in order to his journey he went from hence last night. He will go some time next week, and immediately after, the Duke will begin his journey to Brussels. I would have made use this day of my cipher, but it is lost, or at least laid aside, that I cannot find it; therefore I desire you will send me a copy of yours.

I think this is news enough for one post; I will only add, that the King is extremely well, and intends to go next week to London, and a few days afterwards to Newmarket.

I am entirely yours,

Sunderland.