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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - January 2, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. No. 8808. Friday, January 2, 17x9-30. Stockholm, December 21. N. S. THEY write from Taskula in Finland, that they had received Advice from Carelia, that on the 26th paft, five Peafanis of the VillageofKannonemie went a Bear-Hunting; but had the Misfortune to be attacked by lo great a Number of Bears, that it was impof-fible for them to defend themfelves againft them ; fo that two of the five were killed and quite devoured by thofe Creatures, and the Arms and Legs of the other three werefomi-ferably torne and mangled, that they had much ado to efcape with their Lives : Which was the more furprizing, becaufe it was never known that any Perfons in thofe Parts were devoured by the Bears before. Petersburg, Dec. 13. N. S. Some Days ago, a huge float of Ice came down from the Lake of Ladoga, and cut off the Communication between the different Iflands which form this City ; but the Ice beginning to fettle the 1 oth in the Night, we hope to make ufe of our Sledges in a Day or two.Yefterday a new Frigate of 44 Guns was launched from the Admiralty-Wharf, with the ufaai Solemnity of firing the Cannon, in the Prefence of the Admirals and other Sea Commanders. fVarfaw, Dec. 17. N S. The Primate of Poland has promifed to return hither from Lowitz immediately after the Holidays, to afiift at the Conferences with the foreign Minifters, purfuant to the Refolutions of the Senatus Confilium. The French AmbafTador, who Jefigned to go to' Saxony, has changed his Mind, and will wait the Iffue of thofe Conferences. They write from Drefden, hat the King of Poland will not make the General Review of the Saxon Troops till May Day ; his Majefty purpoling to go firft to Frauftadt, and fign the Vniverfalia for the enfuing Dyet of this Kingdom. His Majefty has fent Orders to the Officers of the Polifh Guards, to detach twenty of their own Body to Drefden, to complete his Great Grenadiers. Erom Lemberg we are advifed, that the Court-Marfhal Potocki having with the King's Confent refigned the Staroftfhip of that Place to his Son, this Gentleman had made his Publick Entry into that City, as Staroft, with great Pomp and Magnificence. Florence, Dec. 13. N. S. On the 8th In-ftant, the Great Duke, at the Breaking up of a Council, deliver'd to Father Afcanio, Minifter of Spain, a Letter written with his own Hand to the King bis Mafter. The fame Day, the Count d'AImenara arrived here from Vienna, on his way to Rome, for which Place he fetout the 10th, to take Orders, purfuant to a Vow he made many Years ago, when he thought himfelf in Danger ac Sea. The Prieft of Sr. Proculus has got the. Silver Lamp again, that was ftolen out of his Church the other Day by a Sharper in the Habit of a Lay-Brother, whilft he was preparing to carry the Sacrament to a tick Man, Vienna, Dec- 24. N. S- The Prince of Sichwartzenberg, Mafter of the Horfe to his Imperial Majefty, and the General Count Merci are dangeroufly ill; and Prince Emanuel of Savoy, who is 42 Years of Age, has the Small Pox. Several Gentlemen of the Court of Luneville are arrived here, being difpatched by the Duke of Lorrain, to give his Imperial Majefty an Account of his fafe Arrival, and of the Situation in which he found his Affairs. The General Count Neu-perg, who attended his Royal Higbnefs in his Journey, has a Penfioh of 6000 Florins a V�ar fettled upon him by that Prince. The Count de Metfch, Vice�Prefident of the Au- lick Council, will fet out for Hamburgh as foon as Twelfth Day is over, to fettle his Private Affairs j after which he will come and fettle here. Scbaffhaufen, Dec. 28. N."S. It is now faid, that France, in order to facilitate the Renewing of the Alliance with the Proteftant Cantons, has refolved not to mention any more the Reftitution of the Places, 8cc. taken from the Pcpifh Cantons j and that the AmbafTador of that Crown is to call a General Dyet of the Thirteen Cantons at Soluthurn prefently after the Holidays, to propofq tp them the Terms of that Alliance. Several Letters from Italy advife, that certain Princes of that Country have refolved to bring a great Army into the Field. Hatisbon, Dec. 29. N. S. The Conclufion of the Diet in the Affair of repairing the Fortreffes of the Empire has been publickly di&ated ; and in purfuance thereof the Ma-giftrates of this City are ordered to receive the Arrears of the three Roman Months formerly granted, which are to be paid within four Weeks from the Day of the Emperor's Ratification ; and bis Imperial Majefty is de-fired to pub'ifh Exhortatory Letters to prevail with the Stares to conform themfelves to the faid Conclufion, upon pain of Military Execution, agreeably to the Laws of the Empire. The Memorial publickly dictated the 1 oth Inftant by the Minifter of Saxony, in relation to the Proteftant Congregation at Martinftein, is as follows. " TTA D the Church of Martinftein been �*--�-*' pull'ddown, only with the Defign " to be rebuilt, and made more fpaciotis for " the Common Uie both of i roteftanrs and " Papifts, the Grievances of the for&itr would '* not be a whit the lefs flagrant, becaufe as '* that Church belongs to the Proteftants, " without the leaft Right or Title on the *' Part of the Papifts, the Common Ufe that " has been made of it, does not juftify them " in pretending to rebuild k, without the " Confent and Concurrence of the Prote-" ftants. " Befides, the Papifts have feized the Re* " venues of the Evangelical Eftates fet apart " for the Maintenance of the faid Minifters " and SchooJ.Mafters. And tho' the Mini-" fter of Baden was fome Months fince " pleafed to mention certain Orders as given " by the Margrave of Baden, in Confe-" que nee of the Letter written to his High-" nefs by the Evangelical Body the 8th of " January laft, in favour of the Proteftant Congregation at Martinftein; yet thofe " Orders have 1 ever been communicated ** from that Day to this. And therefore it " has been thought proper to in lift upon the " Minifter of Baden's ufing his Good Offi-" ces, that in Conformity to the Laws of " the Empire, which cannot be broke thro*, " efpecially fin Matters ot Religion, vvith-" out the worft of Confequences, the " Church of Martinftein may forthwith be " rebuilt, and the Revenues of the Evange-e' lical Minifters, and other Ecclefiaftical " Eftares'that have been feized, may be fully " r'eftored. Hanover, Dec. 30. N. S. We are in Hopes, that all the Difficulties (tho* new ones are ftarted every Day on the part of Pruflia) will in Conclufion be removed, and Matters accommodated without coming to Extremities. The chief Obftruclion, as we under-ftand, is this : HisPruflian Majefty feems refolved to infift upon the Return of all his Subje&s, let them have been fettled here never fo long ; arid whether they are in any Employment or.not 5 and threatens to make ufe of Force, if he cannot obtain this by fair Means : But for all that, we fee no Sign of complying with a Demand of fo extraordinary a Nature. Amflerdam, Jan. 6. N. S. Our laft Letters from Smyrna fay, they had received. Ad-vtceffrom Conftantinople, that theBailoofhc Republick of Venice did before his Death, declare his Difapprobation of the Conduct of the Noble Venetian Fini in relation to the Affair of Signor Cortazzi, Conful of Venice, and what paffed between them at Smyrna, as mentioned fome Pofts ago. The fame Letters add, that the Merchants complained, that the foreign Ships bound for that Place, which put in firft at Marfeilles, to load Goods for the Scaies of the Levant, had great Hardfhips put upon them, ar.d. were even obliged, as they pretended, to pay a confiderabie Duty for the Mercan ciize they took on board there, Deal, Dec. 31. Yefterday came down his Majefty's Ship Rye Galley; alio the Seawell, Williams, ;for Barbadoes; the Ann, Speed, . for Cadiz; the London, Mills, for St. Kit's ; the St. John, Roberts, for Madera; the Jenny, Graham, for Carolina ; the Peterneila, Jerman, for Jamaica; the Neptune, Gibbons, for Lisbon ; the Mary, Chapman, for Gui- > nea; Elizabeth, Coulter, for Antigua; the Three Sifters, Carr, for Virginia ; the Mary's Reyn, Jervois, for Babadoes. The two India, and moft if not all the Jamaica Ships, with others, about 30 Sail, remain ; and laft: Night about 20 failed out of the Down*, but yet am not certain who faiied nor who remained. Wind W. by N. Gravefend, Dec. 31. Faffed by the Prince? \ Frederick, Henry Pack, from Lisbon ; the Maple and Elizabeth, Robert Hutchins, from Rotterdam j the Fenwick, Richard Lock-. wood, and Lady Martha, Anthony Staal, from Amfterdam. LONDON. Yefterday being New Year's Day, there was a great Concourfe of Nobility and Geryrj^at St. James*s,to compliment|theirvM.ajefries on the New Year when & Son^r made on that Occafion by the Rev. Mr. Eufcfen, Poet-Laurear, and fet to Mufick by Mr. Eccles, Mafter of the Band of Mufick was performed : And the fame being Collar Day, the Knights Companions of the Garter, Thiftle and Bath appeared in the Collars of their refpe&ive Orders ; and in the Evening there was a Ball. The Forty Boys In the Royal Mathematical School in Chrift's Hofpital, waited alfo on his Majefty, with feveral of the Governors and Mailers, according to annual Cuftom, and were gracioufiy received ; and His Majefty was pleas'd to order them the ufual Bounty. And This Day they are to wait on his P.oyal High-nefs the Prince of Wales. On Saturday laft, at a Lodge of Free and Accepted Mafons, held at the Horn-Tavern, Weft-minfter, the Lord Kingfton, Grand Mafter, with his Deputy, and feveral other Lords and Perfons of Diftin&ion being prefent, the Rt. Hon. the E. of Sunderland was admitted into that antient and honourable Society. The fame Day they had another Meeting at the Devil Tavern at Temple-bar, where the Mafters dnd Wardens of feveral Lodges were affembled to chufr ? Grand-Mafter for the Year enfuing ; and his Grace the Duke of Norfolk was cle&ed accordingly into that"great Office. At the fame Time a Charity Bank was erefied for the Relief of poor Brethren, their Widows and Orphans ; and a confiderabie Sum was collected apd paid to Nathaniel Blackerby, E.fq; (prefent Deputy Grand Mafter) who was chofe" Treafurer of the faid Charity. On Wednesday died Mr. Thomas Jewel, fwain of the Colchefter Man of War at Chat Ye
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