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LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET

AND CHARING CROSS.

CONTENTS OF VOL. IV.

CONTENTS OF VOL. IV.

of England, France, and Spain concerning the United Provinces — Matri-

monial schemes of Spain -- Conference between the French ministers and
CHAPTER XLIX.

Peace deliberations in Spain --- Unpopularity of the project – Disaffection of

the courtiers -- Complaints against Spinola — Conference of the Catholic

party - Position of Henry IV. towards the republic -- State of France -

Further peace negotiations - Desire of King James of England for the

restoration of the States to Spain - Arrival of the French commissioners --

President Jeannin before the States-General – Dangers of a truce with

Spain - Dutch legation to England – Arrival of Lewis Verreyken at the

Hague with Philip's ratification – Rejection of the Spanish treaty -

Withdrawal of the Dutch flect from the Peninsula — The peace project

denounced by the party of Prince Maurice — Opposition of Maurice to

the plaus of Barneveld -- Amended ratification presented to the States-

General - Discussion of the conditions - Determination to conclude a

peace - Indian trade – Exploits of Admiral Matelieff in the Malay penin-

sula - He lays siege to Malacca - Victory over the Spanish fleet – En-

deavour to open a trade with China --- Return of Matelieff to Holland 362

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