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COLLECTION

OF INTERESTING

Anecdotes, Memoirs, &c.

EXTRAORDINARY ANECDOTE

OF CHARLES THE SECOND.

THE King, when at Brussels, being desirous

and resolved to see his sister the Princess of Orange, but withal under a necessity to make the journey with the utmost secrecy, did communicate his design to no person whatsoever. He ordered

Fleming, (a servant of the Earl of Wigton) who was in his service, and of whose fidelity he neither then nor ever after did doubt, secretly to provide a couple of good horses, and have them ready at a certain place and time of the next ensuing night, by his Majesty appointed: that Fleming, with these horses, should remain alone till he heard from the King.

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