Daily Courant (Newspaper) - February 4, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Gourant. , N�. 8836. Wednefday, February 4, 17x9-30. Tcjierday arrived the Mail due from France. Hamburgh, Jan. 31. N. S. THE Duke of Mecklenburg having been inform'd, that the Imperial Cominiflioners had cited the Authors or Accomplices in the Murder of Lieutenant-Colonel Ratblau, who was affalfinated fome time ago, for ftanding up a little warmly in Defence of the Nobility a-gainft the Duke j his Highnefs has publifhed an Ordinance, dated the 19th In (hint, whereby he annulls all the Proceedings of the Imperial Commifiioners upon that Subject, and fummons the laid Authors or Accomplices before bis Tribunal at Domitx: But the Sub-delegates have refolved, oorwitbftanding that Ordinance, to. pronounce Sentence againft the Accufed, unlefs they appear before the Time is expired. They write from Mofcow, that in regard the Ruffians concern'd in the Trade to Perfia were not able of themfelves to carry it on to Advantage, the Czar has publifh'd an Ed id*, whereby aO Foreign Merchants are admitted into the faid Trade. They add, that 4 Merchants of Ifpahan were lately arrived at Mofcow, with defign to fettle there j* that their Effects confifted chiefly of Jewels and other rich Merchandizes ; and that Prince Menzikof died the id of November in the Place of his Exile. Frankfort, Feb. 2. N. S. Great Levies are making in,the fiifhopricks of Wurtcburg and Bamberg, to complete theTroops with which the Bifliop of that Name is to furnifh the Emperor. The Regiment of Dragoons of Philippi has received Orders to march for Italy the 10th lnftanr; and is to be followed by thofe of Horfe of Eugene, Waterborn, Lichtenfteyn, Old Wirtemberg, and Hamilton, under the Command of General Philippi. Brujfels, Feb. 2. N. S. The Arch-Dutchefs. our Governefs, has renew'd the Leaie of the States of Namur, for collecting thr : uy of the tfoth Penny upon all Goods and Merchandizes brought into that Province, U.r ' 2 Year* longer, the fame being juft expired : And in Consideration of this new Leafe, the faid States have paid into the Miliary Cheft the Sum of 60,000 Florins. Her Highnefs has moreover continued the Magiftraccs of Ghent, Bruges, and the Vrye of Bruges, upon their paying to the Government the yearlySnm of Ten per Cent, of the Revenues of their Offices, which Duty was laid upon them 3 Years ago. The Chevalier and Colonel de la Merveille, who was arretted by his Creditors the Day before New-Year's Day, is at laft fet at Liberty by them ; fo that he is upon the Point of fetting out for Vienna. A Difcovery having been made, that at leaft 80,000 A&ionsof the Oftend Company are negotiated upon the Exchanges of this Country, though it js certain there were but 6000 fubfcribed for; the Directors, to prevent the Diforders which may arife therefrom, have made a Propofal to the Govern-menr, that in order to regulate the fame, no perfon may be permitted to fell any Actions, unlefs he has them upon his own Account ; and that all the Proprietors fliall be obliged to enter their Actions forthwith in the Company's Books. Yefterday died Father Valentin, Confeffor to the Criminals, who was very much refpe&ed for the extraordinary Pains he took with the poor Prifoners, to whom he was very charitable. The General of the Capuchins (now a High-German by Birth) is arrived at Lifle, whence he is expected here, to vifit the Englifh Cloi-fters in the Auftrian Netherlands. . Paris, Feb. 8. N. S. The Duke of Lorraia defigns to fet out ononis Return home the latter End of this *Week. He was hunting the Stag with the King, the 3d Inftant, in the Foreft of St. Germain ; after which he was entertained in the Cattle by the Duke de Noailles, who is Governor of the fame. On the 4.tb, that Prince faw a French Comedy; and on the 7th his Royal Highnefs went to fee the Court at Marli, where he was again entertained at Dinner by the Duke of Noailles. On the 29th paft, the Prince de Montau-ban, the Duke de Retz, the Duke de Richelieu, and the Marquis de Beringhen, who were lately made Knights of the Royal and Military Order of St. Lewis, took the Oath in his Majefty's Prefence. On the 1 ft Inftanc, the King came and Tupped in the Caftle of La Muette. The fame Day the Italian Company acted a Play before the Queen, in the Theatre at Court. The Caufe between the Prince of Ifen-ghien and the Demefnes of the Crown, about an Eftate in Franche-Comre, belonging to the Succeffion of the Houfe of Naflau, is actually pleading before King and Council. That between the Phyficians and Surgeon? of this City is likewife hearing. M. Julian Prunay is of Counfel for the Phyficians, M. Aubry for the t/niverfity, and M-Le Normand for the Surgeons; and 'tis thought thefe laft will carry it. The Dutchefsde Sforza, firft Lady of Honour to the Dutchefs of Orleans, and forr meriy Camerara-Major to the fecond Queen Dowager of Spain, died in the Palais Royal, in the Night between the 2d and 3d lnftanr, aged 78 Years. By her Death the Government faves 3c,000 Livres fet Ann. (he having enjoy *d a Penfion of that Value. The Duke de Nevers, that Lady's Nephew, is very much indifpofed. The Dutchefs de Brancas, firft Lady of Honour to her late Royal Highnefs Madame, died alfo in the Palais Royal the 3d Inftant, in a very advanced Age. She bad likewife a Penfion, which reverts to the* Crown upon her Deceafe, Alfo the fame Day (3d) died in the Palais Royal, M. des Chaux, Equerry to the Duke of Orleans, who has given bis Place to a Nephew of his. On the 1 ft, at Night, the Dutch AmbafiV dor's Lady gave a magnificent Ball to a great Number of Perfons of Diftinction. The Marchionefs de la Fare died laft 1 Week. 1 The Marfhal de Bezons has been danger-oufly ill, but is now fotnewbar better. The Dutchefs-Dowager of Bourbon continues indifpofed ; and the Marfhal de Vil-leroy is rtlapfed. Prince Kurakin, the Czar's Ambaffador at this Court, is preparing to make a magnificent Feaft, upon Account of bis Czarian Majefty's Marriage. M. de Balivere, Lieutenant of the Life. Guards, is going to retire. A Treaty of Marriage is concluded between the Count de Tilliers's Son and Ma-demoifelle de Jonfac. M. Roullier, Matter of Requefts, and In- tendant of Commerce, is going to marry, Madeonoifelle Pailu, daughter to the Maftef of Requefts of that Name. M. de la Malmaifon, Counfellor in the Parliament, was marry'd fome Days ago to Mademoifeile Morel, Daughter to the President of the Court of Aydes, who will bate above 500,000 Livres to her Portion. Deal, Feb. 2. Remain the Rye Galley and Blandford Men of War, with the three Eaft India Ships, and the C*fak Capt. Baugb, for Carolina, waiting Orders. This Morning put back the William and Jane, Jones^ for Maryland. Yefterday came down and failed thro' the St. Pecersburgh, Raicks, for Philadelphia. Calm. LONDO N. Yefterday Sir John Eyles, Barr. was chofen Sub* Governot, and John Hanbury, Eftj; Deputy-Governor of the South.Sea Company. At the El-flion of Governors of the South Sea Company, Yefterday, at the South Sea Houfe, it was obferved that by ihe good Orders given by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, for the FrecPaf-fage of Coaches, &c. there was not the leaft Diforder, but every Body had a free and convenient Accefs. The 26th paft, Letters were fent to the re� fpeftive Proprietors of the South-Sea Company^ figned by Sir John Eyles, John Hanbury, Efij; and the feveral Gentlemen in Nomination foe Dire&OM, upon the fame Inrereft with them, de-firing the Favour of their Votes at the enfning Ele&ion of Governors and Dire&ors : This Notice is therefore given, That if by any Error in the Direction, or Negligence of the Meflengers, it mould fo happen that any Propriet or does not receive his Letter, he will pleafe to excufe it, fuch Accidents being impoffible wholly to be avoided. Yefterday the General Seflxoos of the Peace was held per Adjournment at Guildhall, when fome Fugitive Debtors were tlifcharged, parfu-ant to the late ASt for the Relief of Infolvenc Debtors. - At the faid Seffions one Alexander Read, a Youth, who was conviSed fome rime ago of at-faulting and wounding his School Mafter with a Penknife, received Sentence to pay a Fine o� 50 I. and to fuffer one Year's Imprifonment, and to find Security for his good Behaviour for three Years. Laft Saturday died at Lewes in SmTex, Matthew Nayler, Efq; a Gentleman of a very great Eflare. Yefterday there w?s a Rehearfal at the Ca* thedral of St Paul's, of Mr. Green's 7i Deum and Anthem, and Purcel's Jubilate, that are to be perform'd there To-morrow, both Vocally and Inftrumentally before the Sons of the Clergy, it being the Day of their Feaft. On Monday died Mr. Hooper, Boatfwain of. his Majefty's Ship the Shrewsbury, a jd Rate, at Portsmouth. Yefterday was held a Board at the Admiralty, at which Mr. Pilgrime, Carpenter of his Majefty'a Ship the Berwick was made Carpenter of the Boyne, in the room of Mr. Orchard, deseafed; and Mr. Thomas Sharp, Carpenter of theSuperbe, was made Carpenter of the Berwick. The fame Day a Soldier of the 3d Regiment of Foot Guards, was whipt by the Drums of; the faid Regiment in Hyde-Park, for abufing the Landlady of his Quartets, who had him before a Juftice of the Peace, whom he alfo abu* fed in an outragious Manner; and on Tburldajr next he is to be whipt again, and drum'd o�C of the Regimenr. A Drummer belonging to the Earl of Don-mote's Company, as alfo a private Centinel, were whipt at the fame time; the former fte negleft of Duty, and the latter for abufing his Officer.