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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - January 23, 1730, London, Middlesex The-Daily Courant No. 88a6. Friday, January 23,'1719-30. Tefterday arrived the Mails from France and Holland. Petersburg, December zo. N. S. [HERE is fo much Snow fallen within this Fortnight upon the Road to Moicow, that the Pofts come in three or four Days later than ufual. The Officers lately arrived at Mofcow from Derbent, brought an Account, that feveral Hordes of Tartars had newly put themfelves under the Protection of the Czar j and that their Chams were preparing to come and pay Homage to his Czarian Majefty. They likewife brought Letters from Ifpahan, by which ic appears, that the People there are very well pleafed with the Treaty of Peace concluded between the Czar and Sultan Efreff by the Interposition of the Ottoman Porte ; and that they hoped to frustrate the Defigns*of Prince Thamas, who by making himfelf a Feudatary of the Great Mogul, in cafe he can recover the Throne of his Anceftors, has engaged that Prince to raife two very numerous Armies, which are to advance next Spring towards the Frontiers of Perfia. It is expe&ed at Ifpahan, that the Grand Seignior will fend an Embafly to the Great Mogul, to difluade him from this Enterprize againft Perfia, and to propofe to him an Accommodation in Favour of Prince Thamas, to whom it is faid he has given one of his Daughters in Marriage. The Commerce of Ifpahan is quite ruin'd, and the Inhabitants are reduced to extreme Mifery, no body daring to fend Goods thither, by .reafon of the frequent Robberies upon the Roads, wherein all the Caravans are plunder'd. Tho' the Ware-houfesof the European Merchants are empty, and their Factors have at prefent nothing to do, yet Sultan Efreff continues to make them pay heavy Taxes from time to time, to fa-date the Avarice of two of his Generals, and thereby keep them in his Intereft. The Troops of Sultan Efreff are quarter'd in the Neighbourhood of Ifpahan, fo as to be able to form an Army of 50 or 60,000 Men in twice 24 Hours. Lisbon, Dec. 11. N. S. On the 12th In-ftant, M. Abraham, a Jew, born in Poland, was baptized at Braganza, by Father Jerome Dias, Recfor of the Jefuirs College there. "We have received Advice from Tangier, that i King Muley Abdallah was actually in the � peaceable Poffeflion of the Kingdoms of Fez and Morocco; that both rhe Whites and Blacks had taken an Oath of Fidelity to him ; that having now only the Kingdom of Sus to conquer, it was believed he would fpeedily fix his Residence at Miquenez ; and that there was fome Talk of bis renewing the Sieges of Ceura and Melilla, to keep his Troops employ'd, who might otherwife turn their Arms againft him. The fame Letters add, that that Prince treated the Chriftjan Slaves with a great deal of Humanity ; and that he had already fet feveral of them at Liberty, vCho had been ferviceable to him. There has been difcover'd in Brazil a Mine of Diamonds, reported to be very rich; but they do not fay in what Place. The Ships lately arrived from the Bay of All Saints brought feveral of them ; among which there is one that weighs, rough as it is, double the Weight of the . biggeft Diamond yet known in Europe, and it is fent to the Lath to be try'd. Madrid, Jan. 10. N. S. Their Catholic Majefties, and the Princes and PrinCeffes of the Royal Family, continue their Refidence at Seville, where they have refolved to fpend the Winter. Don Jofeph de Aldaz y Aguira, Vifcount de Almeria, Marquis de Montereal, Counfellor of State and of the Finances, died here one Day laft Week, aged 70 Years. We have Advice from Bayonne, that the Marquis de Campo-Florido lately died there, in the 20th Year of his Age. Genoa, Dec. 31. N. S. On the i8thln-ftant, Capr. Ziguago and his Ship's Crew, confifting of 60 Perfons, who lately returned hither from Cadiz, went in Proceilion to the Church of San Francifco de Paolo, to per form a Vow the Captain made upon the Coaft of Sardinia, where he was obliged by Storm to throw 3 great Guns and feveral Bales of Goods over-board. Several Ships are expected here from Cadiz, laden with Merchandizes for Account of our Merchants; and as we have heard nothing of them thefe 3 Months, 'tis feared they are loft, which would occafion fome Bankrupcies. A Galliot of Tunis of 80 Men having been forced by Storm into Meffina, a Sicilian Renegade and 5 Genoefe Slaves made their Efcape. the Kiver, a large Garden, in the Middle of v. hich two high Rocks formed the principal Object of the Decoration. The Parterres of the Garden and both fides of the River were adorned with a prodigious Number of Lights, as were alfo the Towers erected in the four Extremities of the Decoration ; and the ^ufick were placed on two large Boats a-dorn'd with Carving and Gilding, where they perform'd feveral Concerts before the Fireworks were play'd off. When the Princes and Princefles of the Blood, the Ambaffadors and Foreign Minifters, and the Lords and Ladies of the Court, invited to the Feaft, were come to the Hotel de Bouillon, Fire was fet to the Artifice, which lafted almoft three Quarters of an Hour, with a great deal of Fury and Variety. The Cannon planted upon the Banks of the River were fired both before and after it. Afterwards there was a Mufical Diverfion and an Interlude in the Gallery of the Hotel. When the Diverfion was over, the Ambaffadors caufed fix Tables of 50 Difiies each to be ferved up in the Great Hall, which was built in the Garden ; and this Repalt was as magnificent as the reft of the Feaft. It was concluded .iith a Concert and Ball, which lafted the whole Night, and ail that time Refrefhments were diftributed in great Plenty among the Com^ pany. The Dutchefs- Dowager of Bourbon is relapfed. M. de Ganfien and M. de Nogent, Cap* tains of Ships, are nominated to command the Lys and Ruby, that are fitting out ac Breft, in order to fail to the Mediterranean in the Spring; but the Commanders of the 4 Men of War that are fitting out at Toulon, are not yet appointed. We have received Advice from Toulon^ that on the 29th paft, the Father MatbunnS of the Trinity landed there with j8 Fiemifh Slaves they redeemed at Algiers, who are to make this City in their w. ay home The other Deputies of the fame Order are arrived at Cadiz, in order to go and treat about the Ranfom of the French Slaves detained in the Kingdom of Morocco. An Ordinance was publifhed the 17th lai ftant, whereby the King grants a general Amnefty to all the Delerters, upon Account of the Dauphin's Birth, and forbids the Officers to moleft them, under any Pretence whatfoever. Deal, Jan. it. Remain the Queen Card-line, Cooke, for Lisbon; the Hpdfon, LcvingJ fton, the John and Judith, Rogers, for Jamaica; the Ducane, Spencer, for Genoa 3 the Charles, Hoxton, the Speedwell, Hewit, for Maryland; rhe St- George, Squire, for Guinea ; the Micaja and Pnilip, Bradley,1 the Hannah, Posford, the Dudley, Clarke, the Sarah and Mary, Lane, the Hatley, Le-vingfton, for Virginia ; the Alexander, Cur-' ling, for Carolina ; the Homer Galley, Nc-' vil, the Warden Galley, Wi.-ram, for Dub*v in ; the George and Ann, Furzer, for Gi- -braltar. Laft Night arrived the Samuel and Elizabeth, Chilton, from Marfeilles, for Hamburgh, and failed this Morning. This Day arrived the Prefton, Hallam, the Charming Lydia, Pearce, from Malaga ; rhe-- Banks, from Providence; the Friendfhip, Barker, the--, Bryan, from Salo ; the Genoa, Brame, from Gibraltar, for Hamburg j and failed the John and Elizabeth, Hammond, and 4 Ships with Cheefe, from Che-fter, and many Coafters from the Weftward,' alfo-, Eafon, from Malaga. Wind Isf. Gravefend, Jan. 11. Pafled by the Ruffe!,' Abbor, from Malaga ; the Martha, Potts* from Sr. Chriftophers, and the Mary, Bowleg from Seville. LONDON. The following is the Copy of a Letter wrote fome time Jincet from on board the Prince Frederick. AS the Prime Frederick lay in the River 0^ Thames near Woolwich, there were' two Hoys one Night drop'd their Anchors under the Stern of the faid Ship, and in Boats brought front their Hoys th,eir Lading, which was Bale Goods; which they took in at the Gun Room Port of the faid Ship, and pur them down intc the,. Bread Room, and broke down the Bulk-head of the Bread Room to convey them thence into the Hold. The Perfons employ'd in this Management were Mates, Midfhipmen and Quarter G\\ ners, who had Brandy given them. One of rr Bales fell over-board into rhe Water, and ceiving Damage, was carried back to Lort
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