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Printer / Publisher:  John Gilfillan
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Date of Article: 17/06/1735
Printer / Publisher:  John Gilfillan
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NUMB. 51o. yoRK COURANT. TUESDAY, JUNE 17. 1735- From the CRAfTSMAN, May 31. To CALEB D'ANVERS, ESQ SIR, HaVING already vindicated a CErTain hONOUraBLe GeN- TLEMAN in several Parts of his Conduct, both abroad and at home, I shall now __ do Him the same good Of- fice, with Relation to Money Matters, in Answer to a virulent Pamphlet lately pub- lished againft Him, intitled the Case of the SINKING FUND, & C. I promis'd You Some- thing of this Nature, before the Book came out, and enter upon it with the more Zeal at present, because your Party begins to triumph, and ours seems to be struck silent upon it. In the Introduction to this Libel ( for so I must take the Liberty to call it) the Author falls very foul on my noble Patron for justifying his Conduct by the Sanction and Authority of Parliament because He happened to impeach a Minister, above twenty Years ago, for a Peace, which a for- mer Parliament had voted safe, honourable and advantageous. But give me Leave to tell You that This is a very unfair way of Reasoning, to trump up every Action of a Man's Life, for so many Years past, and insist on a rigid Conformity of Conduct ever afterwards. All Men are fallible, and Repentance is a glorious Virtue, when They find Themselves in an Error ; as this Gentleman seems to have done, in that Case, by his subsequent Behaviour-, for though it must be confess'd that He was one of the most busy in the Impeachment at first, every Body knows what Part He took in it afterwards, and how it fell at last to the Ground. What therefore can be more ridiculous than to threaten Him with a Prosecution of the same Nature, which did not Succeed even in those warm Times or to flatter yourselves with any malicious Hopes that SUCH A SPIRIT will ever arise again in a BRITISH PARLIAMENT. There is one Passage in this Introduction, which is very surprizing, because, instead of being any Reflexion, as it seems to be design'd, it is really one of the finest Com- pliments, that can possibly be paid to any Minister I mean where the honourable Gentleman is charg'd with having said that He hath swept the EXCHEQUER clean. For God's Sake, where is the Crime of This, or what can be understood by it, but that He found the exchequer over- run with Filth, like the Augean Stable, and undertook the Herculean Labour of cleansing it which He hath at last accomplish'd, to his own immortal Honour, and the inestimable Benefit of this Nation.' It is probable, indeed, that He may have dirty'd his own Hands a little, in the Operation but That is what a Person of his publick Spirit will never be a shamed of doing, in the Service of his Country. I now come to the main Points in De- bate, and will consider them in the same Order, in which the Libeller hath stated [ Price Two- Pence. ] He begins with the Sinking Fund, and spends a Multitude of Pages in proving that the publick Creditors haVe a Right to it for the Payment of their Principal, as well as their Interest; it having been appro- priated to that Purpose, in the most solemn Manner, by divers Acts of Parliament, and therefore ought not to be apply'd to any other. But how hath He done This? why only by producing a Parcel of old Pamph- lits, Acts ef Parliaments, Royal Speeches and Representations to the Throne which prove no more than that there formerly was such a Design of paying off our Debts and redu- cing our Taxes. This is confess'd by the honourable Gentleman HimSelf. But the na- tural Instability and Fluctuation of human Affairs having render'd it necessary to lay aside that Design at least for the preSent, and to make uSe of the sinking Fund for other Purposes, the Parliament thought fit to concur with Him in if, as they had cer- tainly a Power to do. Nay, should even a Spunge become equally necessary to wipe out the Interest, as well as the Principal, either for a Time or forever, who will pre- sume to say that the Parliament could not do it or that it would be any Violation of publick Faith ? The noble Author before us hath an excellent Observation, which might be apply'd to this Case as well as the other) * " That the seperate Interests of the Creditors of the Publiek ought in Justice to give way to the Interest of the Pub- lick." But farther. Supposing the sinking Fund to have been really misapply'd as this Au- thor labours to persuade us, I think it de- monstrable that the Blame of it ought to fall upon the mock- Patriots rather than upon the honourable Gentleman, whom they oppose for it is well known that some Years ago He profess'd a particular Regard for this Fund, and even call'd it his own Child ; but They took unusnal Pains to prove that He was not the true Father of it -, and how can They expect after This that He should take Care of other People's Children ? I shall not enter into the particular Sums, which are said to be taken from the sinking Fund, because I do not think it of any Importance whether they did actually belong to it or not. If the Money was wanted, and could not be so easily got any other way, That was a Sufficient Reason ; and it is for the same wise Reason that the whole Produce of the sinking Fund hath been Since taken to defray the current Ser- vice of the year. But the great Increase of the Civil- List Revenues, Since the Year 1721, is set in such a glaring Light, aud carrie such an invidious Reflexion upon the honourable Gentleman, whom I shall always think it my Duty to defend, that I canot pass it over without some Notice. As to 36,200 I. a year in Pension, which was taken off from the Civil- List, and laid upon the sinking Fund, in the last Reign -, let any Man consider whether it is rea- sonable that the Crown should be at the Expence of Pensions, granted by his Maje- sty's Predecessorst and intended, no Doubt, as Rewards for eminent Services done to the Publick. It is true, indeed, that they had been constantly paid out of the Civil List Revenues, in all Reigns, till the Time mentioned: but This only shews the Ne- gligence of former Ministers, and the laud- able Care of him, who did this Justice to the Crown, as He was in Duty bound. That He did it in a private Manner, by slipping a Clause into an Act of Parliament, with- out any previous Motion, Leave, or In- struction, might be owing perhaps to Some of those Mock- Patriots, who oppose only for the Sake of Opposition, and would in all Likelihood have oppos'd Him in this Alte- ration, as well as other Measures, had They been apprized of it. I will therefore affirm, in Contradiction to the Libeller that this Way of taking the Sense of Parlia- ment, and avoiding such an unreasonable Opposition, was highly just, prudent and honourable. The additional 100,000 I. a Year, gran- ted to his present Majesty, besides the 36,20 ® 1. before mention'd, is another To- pick much insisted on by this Writer; though nobody can pretend to murmur at it, who does not wish to see the Kings Be- neficence stinted, and his Majesty debar'd from the Exercise of the most glorious Branch of his royal Prerogative. For my Part, I should be heartily glad to see a moderate Augmentation made to the Civil List, at the Beginning of every new Reign, which I am confident would be attended with ve- ry good EfFects, in the Dispatch of Business, and the Quiet of the State. For this Reason, I think the whole Na- tion infinitely obliged to that treat Geniust who hath constantly made it his BusineSs, whenever He was in Place, to replenish the royal Coffers, and put it in his master's Pow- er to manifest the Beneficence of his Heart- in bestowing his Favours on SUCH as distin- guish themselves in his Service. I should not take my Notice of the 36,600 . lost by the Hawkers and Pedlars, which the Considerer calls & pedling and trifling Matter if the Libeller had not en- deavoured to raise the Compassion of his Readers towards a Couple of Gentlemen, who happened to be ruined by it. Upon This He descants very pathetically, and tells us with an insolent Sneer, " that how- " ever able the Nation may be, in its pre- " sent Circumstances, to lose Such pedling " Sums, it is certain that this Neglect in " the trEasuRY hath been of terrible Con- " Sequences to the Securities for the Re- CEIVER, and thrown two worthy Fami- lies into Such undeserved Distress, as would draw Tears, rather than Puns and Quibbles, from any Person of common Humanity." — This, perhaps, may be true enough in private Life but does He think that such Peccadilloes ought to di- sturb the Affairs of the great World, or come in Competition with the Convenience of a Prime Minister ? ' Let us now pass on to the Grand article of all, relating to th « BANK CONTRACT and the two Million remitted to the i southsea Company, as is there said. in Con- fideratkm of their giving up the other. Up- on This, the Libeller triumphs most heroi- cally, and insults over his Adversary, as if He had gain'd a compleat Victory. Let as therefore see how this Affair stands. The Considerer produced a Paper, which He owns to have been drawn up by Mr. W - LE between the two Companies, and was to serve as the Foundation of a future Agreement., or Contract, to be made be- tween them. This Paper, which He says hath ever since been call'd the Bank Con- trary hath no Style, Title, or Preamble to It, and the most material Articles are left blank. It is said to have been drawn up the 19th of September 1720, and We are assur'd that " This is all, that was wrote by Sir R. W LE, at this, or any other " Time, and that, in the future Meetings upon this Business, He was never once present." In Answer to This, the Libeller hath produc'd another Paper, with a Title to it, and in which the Bank expresly agree to subscribe 3 777,000 L of their Capital Stock into the Southsea Company, at 400 I. Cent. This is what He calls the Bank Contract, which is dated four Days after the other, and He boldly asserts that the " ORIGINAL was then actually lying before him in Sir R. W LE'S own Hand writing — He then triumphs, as I said be- in a very extraordinary Strain, and even charges the Considerer with a shameless Disregard to TRUTH and COMMON DE- CENcy. I must confess that I am not yet autho- riz'd to deny the Genuineness of this Pa- but I can hardly believe that the ho nourable Gentleman would assert a Falshood Himself, or employ any Body else to do it, UPON such an Occasion, where there was so little Need of It for even supposing the Case to be just as it is here represented, it was only Biting the Biter, as the Cosiderer has modestly express'd it 5 and, whatever the Libeller may say, That is fair Play all the World over. As to the Remission of the Two Milli- ons, about which such a Stir hath been made, it amounts to no more than This, even according to the Libeller s own State of the case. A Treaty of Marriage having been proposed between Mr. Bank and Miss Southsea, who was then in a declining Way, and Mr. W— le being known to have some Influence in the Bank Family, He was sent for out of the Country, as the properest Person to make up the Match. Accord- ingly the good natur'd Gentleman came rea- dily up to Town had a formal Meeting with the Friends on both Sides, in Presence of several great Persons and with some Difficulty brought the Thing to bear. He then drew up the Articles of Marriage be- tween Them, with, his own Hands, which were afterwards approved of by the Guar- dians and Trustees of both Parties. But Mr. Bank, upon farther Enquiry into the lady's - Fortune, repented of what He had done, and was resolved if possible to get off from it Upon This, He apply'd to his old Friend, the Match- maker, who immedi- ately found out a Flaw in the Articles drawn by himself, and perhaps the Matter might have been concerted beforehand between them. But however That might be, the young Lady's Friends, who were deeply in terested in the Affair, resented this Proce- dure very highly, and threaten'd to com- mence a Lawsuit against Mr. Bank, to o- blige him to perform his Contract. At length, after divers Bickerings between Them, it was proposed to accommodate the Matter, by giving the Lady a valuable 1 Consideration, as in Cases of the same Na- ture But Mr. Bank continued obstinate, and swore He would not give her a Far- thing ; nay, even began to call her hard Names. This made such a Noise over the whole Kingdom, that the honourable Gen- tleman thought it incumbent upon Himself to interpose and being then in great Cre- dit with the Commons, which every Body knows is a Prerogative Court, He gave Miss's Friends a private Assurance that if she would give up her Contract, He would put Her in Way of getting two Millions. They were a little suspicious of trusting Him at first, but considering, the Circum- stances of Affairs, at that Time, were at last induced to comply.. Thus ended the whole Matter ; mutual Releases were ac- cordingly executed and the two Millions were soon after paid, in Pursuance of this Agreement. Now what is there in all this Case, even as it is here stated, that can be thought a * Rod in Piss, or give the honourable Gentleman any Apprehensions ? I think it appears that he acted a truly glo- rious Part through the whole, by dischar- ging his Friend from a Match He did not like, upon second Thoughts, and making the poor Girl such handsome Amends for her Disappointment. I proposed to have added some Observa- tions on what is said concerning VOTES OF CREDIT, and the present State of the SINK- ING FUND, meaning of what it consists but the Libel itself is so voluminous, and branches out into such a Variety of Matter, that I may say, with a certain eminent Prelate, upon a former Occasion, it it un- answerable even by its BULK especially in such a Letter as this. I hope these few Re- marks will put some Stop to the EfFects of the Poison, ' till it receives a more effectual Antidote, which We may soon expect from the same excellent Hand, that obliged us with the Considerations. I am, SIR, your old Correspondent and Antagonist, COURTLY GRUB, Esq * Considerations, p. 93. From the General Evening- Post, June 10. Since our last arriv'd a Mail from France. The following is a true Copy of a LEttER from Count Konigsegg, to his Highness Prince Eugene. WAS it not for the Duke de Monte- mar's Derections, which to my Sor- row are followed, I do not doubt but that I should be able to act Offensively against the French and Piedmontese Troops, as I have already assured his Imperial Majesty and your Highness: I say, I was resolved to stay in the Field, and Watch an Oppor- tunity to attack them, as being acquainted with their Dispositions and Plans of the Campaign \ but now mine and the brave Officers Efforts will be to no Purpose, all our Contrivings and Inventions are lost and according to the Enemy's Dispositions, I shall be obliged to quit the Field: I saw Yesterday the Plan and designs of the Duke de Montemar I do really give Mantua over for lost. Your Highness tells me that the present difpositions and Misunder- standing between the General Officers is come to so great a Height, that a Miracle can only save Germany from the eminent Danger it is now under : And I assure your Highness, that a Miracle can only serve my Turn. Two Spanish Officers went incognito by Order of the Duke de Monte- nur to Tyrol : I sent 200 Dragoons after them but as they carry the Devil with them (" I mean Money) they could no where be found, and I am afraid that they will do no Good to us, being acquainted that their Design is to corrupt the Party Towns, & c. From the St. James's Evening Post, June 10/ Paris, June 15. ' Tis written from Mes- sina of the 16th past, that the King of the two Sicilies, was arrived at Palermo on the 18th in the Morning, with four Gallies •, and as the Magistrates were not ready to receive him, and as his Equipage was not then arrived, he dined on board a Galley. His Majesty afterwards enter'd the City in a Coach, amidst the Acclama- tions of the People, and was complimented by the Magistrates and the next Day, he made his publick Entry on Horseback, for his Coronation. From the Imperial Camp at Ostiglia, June The Count de Konigsegg seeing that there was a want of Forage at St. Beneditto, and that the Spaniards were advanced to the Secchia in order to inclose him, resolved on the 31st of last Month, to pass the Po with his whole Army which he executed with all possible Tranquility and Order. On the first of this Month came to incamp at Sacchetto, and on the second at this Place, that he might be near at hand to receive Provisions and Succours from Tirol. His Excellency has order'd a great quantity of Provisions to be transport'ed to Mantua-, and Mirandola is also in a good Posture of Defence. Upper Rhine, June 10. The Grand Ar- my of the Imperialists is still at Bruchsal. The French Army also continues in the neighbourhood of Oppenheim, as far as Niederulm, and seem to have a Design to pass the Rhine below Mentz , the Banks of which are well lin'd by Parties of the Imperialists. Hamburgh, June 6. we learn from Pe- tersburg, that the Republick of Holand pres- ses hard for the Releasement of the Mar- quis de Monti ; and that M. L'Estang was expected there upon this, as well as other Accounts, ' Tis also said, that France so- licits the Czarina to be somewhat more fa- vourable to King Stanislaus -, and that his most Christian Majesty will rest satisfied With the Restitution of his Estates, and an Equivalent for the Income thereof, which has been so long with- held from him- and if this should be agreed to, some Ad- vantages shall be granted to the Czarina, on the Part of France. From Mr. Wye's Letter, & c. June 10. Paris, June 15. We have nothing re- markable from the Rhine, both Armies still contenting themselves to gaze at one another from the opposite Banks of that River-, and it appears more plain every Day, that we don't care to undertake any thing considerable this Campaign, for fear of giving Umbrage to a certain Neighbour- ing Power, but keep ourselves upon the Defensive ' till an End is put to the Expedi- tion in Italy: Whence Letters from our Army give the following Advices, That after the Retreat of the Imperialists from St. Beneditto, it was resolved in a Grand Council to march directly with the Spani- ards, and others of the Ally'd Troops, and attack the Imperialists in their Lines by Entrenchments, the better to spare our Troops, to which End we crossed the Secchia, after taking Possession of Quistello, but we passed by Mirandola, and in the mean time caused M. Manlevrier, who had received a considerable Reinforcement, to put himself in Motion, to disturb the Im- ' CVv t\ perialists on that Side, and on our Approach they abandoned the 8th Instant the impor- tant Post of Rovero, without giving them selves Time to destroy their Intrenchments, Which was so well fortify'd, that they had strong Confidence we shou'd never dare to attack them ; so that Mirandola is now the only Place in Possession of the Ger- mans on this Side of the Po, which in all Likelihood has by this Time surrender'd to the Duke de Montemar, who has inverted it, tho' the Garrison of that Place amounts to iooo Men. The said Duke has sunk 3 of the Imperial Gallies upon the Po. The Imperialists, ' tis assured, have likewise quitted Ostiglia and Governolo, being not in a Condition to maintain them The Departure of the English Fleet for Lisbon, ' tis apprehended by some, may occasion a Rupture with that, and render the War general, though that Step may be looked upon as a prudent Precaution, to secure their Commerce, and the EffeCts they have on board the Brazil Fleet. Sudden Orders are issued from Court to double the Care and Diligence in equipping the Sea Arma- ment, which had been suspended for some Time, and they work so close thereon Night and Day, that ' tis reckoned we shall soon have 3o Ships of the Line at Brest which being joined with the Spaniards, will make a considerable Fleet. This Morning Sir Robert Walpole, who is summoned to attend the Barons of the Exchequer next Thursday, to give his Opi- nion in the great Cause between the East India Company, and Mr. Naish, their late Supercargo, had a very large Levee at his House in St. James's Square; and there was likewise a full Board of the Admiralty on the Affairs of the Navy, the great Bul- work of the Nation and ' tis not to be doubted, but the Squadron gone to Lisbon under the Command of Sir John Norris, will fully answer the good Design for which it was sent. We are told, that the Abbe Hubart is newly arrived here with a publick Cha- racter from the Court of France, and that h « was this Day introduced to her Majesty at Kensington, and met with a most graci- ous Reception. Sir George Walton is ordered with the Ships of War at Black Stakes, and at the Nore, round to Spithead, to join Admiral Cavendish there. ' Tis reported, and not improbable, that shou'd the French and Spaniards fall out with us, a strong Squadron will be sent to America, to block up or intercept the Gal- leons. A few Days ago Capt. Rycant seized in the Yarmouth Road, near 12,000 Gallons of Brandy in a Scotch Vessel that came from France. On Thursday next the Hon. Col. John Armstrong. Surveyer General of his Ma- jesty's Ordnance in Great- Britian, will set out in order to view the several Fortifica- tions and Stores of this Kingdom, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Scilly, The Malecontents, or Mutineers in Hungary ( call them which you please) are not suppressed, nor like to be in haste. They have met again to the Number of 13 or 1400 Men, and formed a Camp near Great Waradin : So that the Regiments of Hautois and Beveren are ordered to march against them. Some Bailiffs having been Discovered to favour these Malcon- tents, they took one, and impaled him live. The Rebels, to shew their Resent ment, give out, that they will roast the first Imperial Soldier they can catch, at slow Fire. The late surprizing Fall of Stocks has spread an universal Alarm in the City, as if there was no Hopes left of securing the Balance of Power, and Liberties of Eu- rope, without Great Britain's takig part in the present War. The South- Sea Tra- ding stock, which for some Months neVer varied above a half or three Quarters per Cent, sell last Week near four per Cent, and all the others in proportion. ' Tis said that a certain noted Banker towards Charing cross, has lately sold out of the several Funds to the Sum of 100,0001. Most of the Princes in Germany have sent Ministers to Hanover, to compliment his Majesty upon his Arrival in his Electo- rate. Our Merchants have Advice from their Correspondents in Holland, that the Dutch had resolved to fit out a Fleet of twenty Men of War, and to augment their Land Forces. There are few Letters by the late Mails so uniform, as those from Vienna upon the Subject of the Negotiation With the Elector of Bavaria : Not that they are al- ways in the same Tone \ for somtimes they vary, and if they despair of Success one Post, they make the Treaty as good as concluded in the next. But of late, as we obferved above, the Current of all the Letters run in the Strain of Doubt and Dis- trust, tho' some of the Writers gild it over with Secrecy. There is to be no Interview this Summer between his Majesty and the King of Prus- sia, as was reported without Foundation. On Sunday Morning, a Gilder was ta- ken into Custody at Lambeth Marsh, on a Charge of being concerned in Counter- feiting the Stamp upon Paper. We learn by the Mail which arriv'd Yesterday from Flanders, that the Czari- na had signified to the Emperor, that in case a Squadron of fifteen or sixteen Men of War, with a proper number of Bomb- Ships and Fire Ships, would be of any Service to him in the Adriatick Sea or elsewhere, they should sail instantly to his Assistance. Mr. Justice Denton, and Mr. Justice Lee go the ensuing Northern Circuit. Last Night detween 11 and 12, a Fire began at Mrs. Galloway's, a Brandy Shop in Cecil- Court, St. Martin's- Lane, which instantly penetrated Into St. Martin's- Court adjoining, and burnt with incredible Fu- ry for two Hours before Water could be got for the Engines. About three they had conquered its Fury, when 13 Houses were burnt down to the Ground, four in Cecil- Court, and nine in St. Martin's Court, and many more damaged. From the General Evening- Post June 12. Since our last arrived a Mail from France. From the French Camp upon the Rhinty June 9. ON the 7th Marshal Coigny caused a general Forage to be made within half a League of Mentz. The Sieur de Quadt was upon this Party, with four Field Mar- shals, 4000 Foot, and 3600 Horse. These Troops form'd a Chain, which was supported on the Right by Zarnheim, and on the Left by Mentz. During the col- lecting the Forage, which we found in great Abundance, the Enemy sallied out of Mentz, with, a Detachment of 200 Horse, to support 50 Hussars posted behind the Village of Denheim ; but being charg'd by a Party of our Hussars, they were put to Flight, after losing an Officer and several private Men. We perceive that the Ene- draw by degrees nearer mentz, but the main Body of theit Army remain still at Bruchsall. , . from Mr. Wye's Letter, & C. June 12. An Express is fent front Cadiz, with Dispatches of Importance from court to the West Indies. ' Tis assured his Excellency the Spanish Ambassador sets out next Week to follow. his Majesty to Hanover. His Excellency received a Courier on Sunday Morning, with the King of Spain'S Answer to Mr. Keen, at the Audience that Gentleman had to acquaint his Catholick Majesty of the Resolution the King of Great Britain had taken to send a Fleet to Lisbon, ' Tis assured this Answer is con- ceived in the most polite and civil Terms possible as to the Contents, " his Catho- " lick Majesty thanks the King for the No- " tification he has given him of the British " Fleet's sailing to Lisbon; but says ; he " should be much more obliged to him, if " he would please to recall it." Hii Ca- tholick Majesty also gave some Hints in lation to Sir George Byng's Expedition in 1718, and of Admiral Hosier's blocking up the Galleons in 1726. Mons. Du Gue Tronin, the French Ad- miral, is arrived at Cadiz with twelve Men of War, and has joined the Spanish Squa- dron in that Harbour. The Parliament of Paris has publish'd an Arret, dated the 14th Instant, for suppres- sing the Archbishop of Cambray's Pastoral Letter, and forbidding that Prelate to take the Quality of Peer of France for the fu- ture. A Detachment of Imperial HussarS, who lately passed the Rhine near Mentz, cut off almost the whole Regiment of Alsace ) and the Prince of Birkenfeld lost one of his Arms. They write from Rome, that that Court is terribly embarrassed again about the Pre- sent of a Hackney as the annual Tribute for the Kingdom of Naples. They had flat- ter'd themselves, that the Emperor being entirely outted in a manner, would easily have departed from his Right but they find, that tho' he has lost the Possession, he will never part With the Pretention And certainly he is in the right for in De- fault of making the OppositiOn, the Pope would have had a much better Pretence to recognize Don Carlos as King of the two Sicilies. As the Case now stands, his Im- perial Majesty has ordered the Prince of Santa Croce not only to present the Hack- ney, but at the same Time to protest a- ainst all other the like Steps Which may be taken by virtue of the Unlawful Posses- sion of Naples and Sicily. Thus the Tri- bute will be double, and the Pope will re- ceive two white Horses, as last year. The Letters from Mantua own the Un- happy Condition of Count Koningsegg's Affairs, and speaks of the Allies as so elate upon their Conquests, that they were rea- dy to undertake any Thing that the Im- peiralists were however strongly intrench'd, that the Garrison had received proper Sup- plies, and that the Count expeCted a Rein- forcement of several Thousand regular Troops, part of which are already said to be arrived in the Tyrol. The Russian Auxiliaries, 12800 in Num- ber, all fine Troops, enter'd Silesia the 3d Instant, and are to pass thro' Bohemia and Franconia, to join the Imperial Army. We hear by a Private Letter from Ber- lin, that the Russian Troops, instead of helping the Emperor, will occasion the Fire to spread, which is taken already, by seve- ral Princes of Germany, who declare them selves against their Passage thro their Do- minions. These princes are animated by the Court of France, and by a certain Power in Germany. It is Indeed the only Obstacle why the Prince Royal of Prus- sia and other Princes in Germany will not go to the Rhine as they intended, to make a Campaign there under his Highness Prince Eugene, and from Frankfort it is confirmed, that some of the Command- ing Officers of certain Princes Auxiliary Troops have declared the same Disgust to his Highness Prince Eugene- We have Advice by Yesterday's French Mail, that the John and Alexander Capt. Brown, and the , Capt. Anstruther, were lately taken by two Spanish Men of War, under Pretence of having Moors on board, and carried into Barcelona. Extract of a private Letter from Paris, dated the 18th Instant. * Letters from our Army in Italy of the 9th and ioth Instant, confirm the entire Retreat of the Imperialists over the Po, after their abanding Rovero ; and ' tis added, that they had also abandoned Osti- glia, which we are Masters of, and had taken the Rout of the great Road lead- ing to Mantua, to post themselves in the Seraglio. The Spaniards have possessed Rovero, and charged themselves with guarding the Po, and have begun the Siege of Mirindola; and we are now preparing to pass the Oglio, to execute any further * Designs, which are judged to be the tak- 4 ing of Gaieta, and blocking up at once 4 the Imperialists in . the Seraglio, if they ' do not speedily retire into the Trentine. Our last Lettees from the Rhine bring nothing considerable on either Side as yet and what will be undertaken on our Part, if any Thing, the Officers were intirely ignorant of but as many more Cannon and Mortars were brought to their Camp at Openheim, ' twas judged some Design is formed againft Mentz , in which Case, Prince Eugene, as he is so near at hand to succour it. will not pro- bably sit still, and see it exposed to fall into the Hands of France : However, Marshal Coigny had detached 30000 Men for a general Forage to the Gates of the City. Our Apprehensions of the English Fleet which is gone to Lisbon begin to abate more and more, since ' tis confirmed that Fleet is not designed to aft offensively : However, the Armaments at Brest and Toulon are hastened for the Ships to sail for Cadiz, to be on our Guard in Con- junction with the Spaniards: Mean time we learn from Madrid, that Things are in the same Situation with Regard to the Quarrels with Portugal, both Sides avoid- ing to commit Hostilities whence ' tis concluded, that some Negotiations are on Foot for an Accommodation. The Affair between the East India Com- pany and Mr. Naish is put off to the 19th. ' Tis talked, that a Quo Warranto will be brought this Term touching the Charter of Orford in Suffolk. Thirty or forty more Ships of the Line, for the compleat Manning of which the Press continues as strict as ever, are order- ed to rendezvouse at Spithead : Mean time Reports are now current in most Parts of this City, of a great Action on the Rhine, in which Prince Eugene gained an entire Victory over the French, and forced many 1 Thousands of them into that RiVer: But how this great and important News came, we cannot yet certainly learn, and there- fore must wait the Confirmation. From Mr. Wye's Letter, & c, June 14. yEsterday we had a Mail from Holland, but the Advices by it make no Men- tion of an Action on the Rhine, as was said in our last, was currently reported in all Party of this City •, 0n the contrary, they assure us, that Things are in the same Situ- ation on the Rhine, only that the French on the 14th made another general Forage with 10000 Men within Sight of Mentz, which by their Dispositions shew their De sign is to besiege in which Case, ' tis the general Expectation, that Prince Eugene will give them Battle: But after all the Appearance the French may make of attack ing Mentz, many judge it to be a Feint only, and that their real Design is to act on the Defensive. The Obstacles which retarded the March of the 30000 Russians into the Emperor's Service are removed, and those Troops now pursue their Route through Silesia, & c. The Czarina has remitted the Million of Money demanded of the City of Dant- zick, on the Magistrates declaring, that they had no Hand in the Escape of King Stanislaus whose Party has now entirely forsaken him, for not only the Number of Lords and Gentlemen who daily come to Warsaw, to make their Submission to King Augustus, augments more and more, but the Primate of the Kingdom, going to be escorted by a Band of Muscovites to the very Sink of the Ukraine, he ( who before nothing was ever able to make an Impres- sion on him) did upon this Occasion think fit to acknowledge King Augustus by a Let- ter which he wrote to his Majesty, in the most submissive and respectful Terms j whereupon that venerable Prelate was set at full Liberty, and would be accompanied by many of the Grandees, to have Audi- ence of his Majesty to make an Act of Sub- million in Form, and to be restored to Fa- vour, and his Dignities and Possessions. ' Tis faid that several very important Negotiations are on the Carpet at Heren- hausen, and that Prince William of Hesse Cassel was shortly expected there with Prince Frederick his Son, who is talked of anew for one of their Royal Highnes- ses the young Princesses: ' tis even as- sur'd that the Marraige will be agreed upon before the King's Return to London. We hear from Paris, that the late Lord Viscount B having by a Friend ap- plied to the Cardinal Minister of France, for Leave to reside at Paris during his Stay in that Kingdom, the Cardinal told him, he would not be permitted to stay in that City, or within 30 Miles of it, above three Days. The Stocks are got up to near two per Cent, to what they lately were, notwith- standing the Endeavours of some to the contrary, by their insinuations that France and Spain- equally resent the sending our Squadron to Lisbon. The Imperialists have laid in Provisions in Mantua capable of subsisting a Garrison of 14000 Men two Years. The ensuing Summer Assizes are to be held at the Guildhall of the City of York, on Monday the 14th of July next, and the same Day at the castle of York, for the County of York. The Protestants in Bohemia having in- creas'd very much of late, a severe Persecu- tion is carrying on against them. The King of Prussia has wrote in very pressing Terms to the Emperor in their Behalf. Robberies in and about London were ne- ver more frequent than at present. On Tuesday next will be issued from the Pay- Office at the Horse Guards, Whitehall, six Months Pay due to the Staff- Officers in Great Britain, Minorca, and Gibraltar, and six Months Pay to the Garrisons in Great Britain from the 25th of June to the 24th ot December, 1734. ADVERTISEMENTS. THIS is to give Notice to the SUBSCRI- BERS to the assembly Rooms in york, that a General Court is appointed to be held at the said Rooms, on Friday the 27th Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, by Order of the DIRECTORS, REUBEN TERRY. WHEREAS Three several Letters, not subscribed with any Name or Names, were sent or drop'd on the fifth Day of this In- stant June, in the City of York, one of them di- rected to Mr. William Hotham, Hosier- Lane ; ano- ther of them directed to Mr. Thornas Smith, Gro- cer, Hosier- Lane, York ; and the third not di- rected, but beginning with the Words, Mr. Hotham, and all demanding Money to be hid in certain Places therein mentioned, and threat- ening Death, or Firing of Houses, in case of Non complyance with such Demands. These are therefore to give Notice, That the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of York, in order that a Discovery may be made of the Person or Persons who sent or drop'd the said Letters, or any of them, do hereby promise to pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds to any Person or Persons who shall discover the Person or Persons, or any of them, who knowingly sent or drop'd the said Letters, or any of them, so as such Person or Persons shall be conviCted thereof: The said Reward to be paid at the Lord Mayor's Office in the said City, upon the Conviction of such * _ Offender and Offenders. And the said Letters are now lodged at the Lord Mayor's Office at the Guildhall in the said City, for the Inspection of any Person or Persons desirous to see the same. D. PRESTON, Town. Clerk. Guildhall, 9 June, June 9. 1735. To be SOLD, by Inch of Candle, to the highest Bid- der, on Wednesday the 16th of July next, AParcel of Houses, standing in the Market- place of Knaresborough, nigh the Cross, at three Lots. The Eirst, The Housing and Butcher's Shop where Mr. Robert Ross dwelt, and the Hon- sing and Grocer's Shop where Mr. John Ross dwelt; the Front of both Houses being sash'd, and lately built, and of the yearly Value of twenty Pounds. The Second, The House where Willam Stot dwells, with a Shop, and other convenient Stands, of the yearly Value of Eight Pounds ten Shillings. The Third, The Reversion of the House and Stable, where George Standish dwells, of the yearly Value of nine Pounds. The Housing, & c. to be shewn any Time before the Day of AuCtion, by Mr. John Ross, at the Half Moon in Knaresborough, The AuCtion to begin on Wednesday the 16th of July next at the House of the above Mr. John Ross, at the Hour of Six in the Evening, and the Sale to end that Night. To be SOLD, TWO good Milch ASSES, with their Foals. Inquire of Mr Henry Conyers, at the Wild- Man in Petergate, York. yORK, Printed by JOHN GILFILLAN, at the Printing Press, in Mr. Thompson's Court, Coney- Street and Sold by Mr. Ryles, at his Shops in Hull and Beverley, Mr. Munby at Hull, Mr. Inman at Doncaster, Mr. Bland at, Scarborough, Mr. Mennel at Malton Mr. Watson at Pontefract, Mr. Ros at Knaresborough, Mr. Oldfield at Hallifax, Mr. Hill at Snaith, and Zacheus Canby at Selby ) where Advertisements ( of a moderate Length) taken in at Half- a- Crown each.
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