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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - August 24, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. Monday, Auguft 24, 173.0. fpejkall now infert the Remainder of the An-fwer of jbe Jmperial Court to M. de Cba- ~ vigny'j Remarks u/un the Emperor's Decree againji the Treaty of Seville $ which hat made a Part of fever at preceding Courants. This Piece is thejmore Curious, bccaufe it is generally fuppofed to have been drawn up by Count Schonborn, Bi/hop of Bamberg and Wunz-burg, Vice-Chancellor of the Empire, and -becaufe it contains all that the Imperial Court has to offer in theprefent Difpute j fo that in cafe of a tVar^ which by all our late Advices feems to be unavoidable, the Emperor s Mani-feflo wiU be grounded entirely upon the FaEls laid down in this Anfwer to the French Mi-nifter's Remarks, which concludes thus, S for what the Author of the He-marks fays, " That the Emperor *' has no Reafon to upbraid France " with her unweary'd Endeavour's to maintain Peace and good Order in the " Empire ; neither can be complain thereof, *' without wounding the Honour oftheGua-41 ranty of the Treaty of Weftpbalia, fo dear " to the whole Germanick Body $" it is an-fwered, " Thar the Guaranty of the Treaty of Weftpbalia is certainly dear to the whole " Germanniek Body ; but that it does not *' thence follow, that under luch a Pretence *' France is at Liberty to intrude herfelf ir.co *' into aft; ibrEton^ici.Affair*, of the Em-*' pire, and that gander colour of maintaining ** Peace arid good,Order therein, me isau-tf thorized to difturb the fame : That the Emperor and the States dp not want the " Inrerpoiuion of a Foreign Power, to main-" tain that Peace and good Order; And that f as they do not pretend to ftrike at what " was ftipulated by the Treaty of Weft-" phalia, no more do they pretend to fuffer 41 that in Affairs purely judicial, and depen-dent on the fupreme- Tribunals of Ger-" many, France Avail arrogate to herfelf the ** Power of concurring in a Judicature, which " the Emperor has the fole Right of affii- * ming � To what is faid, " That France defires nothing in the Affair of Mecklemburg, or '* in that of Eaft-Friefland, but what every " particular State and the Emperor ought to " defiremore than fhe; that the Emperor did, " at the Inftances of the King, eDter into fome ''particular Engagements about rbe Ma-** nagement of the Affair of Eaft-Friefland, " in Confideration of which the States-Ge' neral prevail'd. with the Embdeners to *' fubmit rbemfelves; and rhat their High-" Migbcineffes acted in this Affair in concert "with the Emperor's Minilter in Holland, and he with them;" itisanfwer'd; "That " the Emperor does not pretend to gain any " thing by the Affair of Mecklemburg; that " he is defirpus-of Duke Charles Leopold's returning to Ms Dutythat he aims at " nothing but the entire Prefervation of fo " considerable a Durchy ; that be cannot be " fufpe&ed of defigning to gain an Inch of ** Land ; and if every Body was of his Mind [I in that refpedt, we Ihould foon fee good 11 C< � a " Order reftored therein, and the Fear of its " being difmember'd, would vanifh. He adds, " That his Imperial Majefty's Endea-" vours have no other View, than to take ** Care that Duke Charles-Leopold fliall not tyrannize over his Subjects, and to fee that the Debts which are contracted, be paid without parting with any of the Dutcby ; and that by the Declarations which the Emperor has fo often made, that be did not pretend to derogate in the leaft from the Rights, Prerogatives and Liberties of the States of the Empire, nor " to act contrarily to the 2CX. Article of the " Capitulation, and by the Care he took to " lay the Affair of the Duke of Mecklemburg before the Dyet in due time, the whole World may be convinced that in every thing that was tranfacted in that Affair, the Rights, Prerogatives and Liberties of the Empire were entirely fafe. The Author denies that the Emperor, at the Inftances of the Moft Chriftian King, enter'd into any particular Engagements about the Management of rbe Afiair of Eaft-Friefland ; and fays, that his Mini-fters at the Congrefs of Soiffons were always order'd to declare, that as the fame was a Domeftrck Affair of the Empire, he would never futfer ic to be treated there ; that as the Cardinal de Fleury feemingly '- ackndwIedgeJ^he Equity of this Principle, he defired to have a httie better Information df-'the Nature of the Cafe, that he might be the more able to reconcile all Matters ; that thereupon no Difficulty was made to communicate a Memorial to the Cardinal; and this is all the Engagement by means whereof the States-General could prevail with the Embdeners to fub-, mit tbtfmfelves. If that Submiflion, adds the Author, is (ulcere, and no Attack be made upon the. Jurifdiction of the Emperor and the Empire, we fhall foon fee. Calm reftored j whereas, if they fall fhort therein, his Imperial Majefty cannot dif-penfe with following the fame Track, that his Auguft Anceftors in the Empire always " went jn. As for what the Author of the Remarks, difperfed at Ratisbon, fays, "That the Hands of the Imperial Miniftry being tied up in that refpect, all they could do or pro-pofe, was only to contradict; arid that if the Allies of Seville have guaranty'd to the United Provinces the Rights � they have acquired, they have done nor " thing herein but prevented Hoftilities, "' without hindring,the Parries from ha-" ving recourfe to lawful' Methods; * it is anfwered;." Thaticisnoctying-upofHands, " to declare what one always thought, that " there is no Delign either againft. the Con-ftitutions of the Country, or the Credence. " of the United Provinces ; and that Author " is referr'd to the Recefs of the Empire of " 1603, to know in what manner his Impe-" rial Majefty's Hands are tied up in that " refpect by a Pragmatick Sanction of the tl Empire $ and alfo wkit was then.done by; it " the unanimous Confent of its Head arid " Members." And afterwards refutir)*g_wbac the fame Author fays, addrefOng bimlelf to the States, and exhorting them " to look well " to the Maintenance of their Rights, Fre- " rogatives, and Libercies, efpeciaily when " the French Minifters are incelfantly affunng ** them, that the King is very far from de-" figning to give the leaft Uneafinels to the "Electors, Princes and States of the Em-" pircj'' he concludes,' " That thofe Srates " need not be afraid ot their Liberties, which *' cannot be dearer to the Emperor, than the " Rights annex'd to his Imperial Dignity ; that, it (hall not be his Fault,, if the Quiet " they enjoy, be difturbed : That he can-*' not give better proofs of his fincere Love " of Peace, than by declaring, as he has " done, that he was ready to adhere invio* " lably to the Treaties; that it cannot be . " doubted but his- Imperial Majefty has a, " Right, nay is obliged to oppolV the In-" fringerrent of the Quadruple Alliance j " that it is owing to the Allies of Seville on-" ly, if the Repofe that Europe at prefent " enjoys, be alrered : That, in a word, ic " would be an unheard-of Cafe, if the Em-" perer's Refplution, not to deviate from the Treaties, fliould ferve as a Pretence for go-" ingto War with him; and char if, con^ " trary to all Expectation, Matters Ihould " ever be pufti'd to'that Extremity, ir is noc " to be doubted, but the Electors, Princes " and States of the Empire will ihew tberhV " felves in earneft to join their Chief, C^r. Tejierday arrived the Mails due from France and Flahders. Paris, Auguft jo. N, S. On the ?3dTfa-ftant, the Queen took fomething'by waSy. of Precaution. ^ . The fame Day; M. Izez the'Stirgeon, pet-fotm'd the Operation of-cutting the* Prefidelbc de-Hainault for a.Fiftdla^. ; On the 26th, the 6 Bells caft here for the Kirrg-of I^rtugal, -Were;b^n^VI'ppoh' the Wharf of St; Nicolas du Louvre;, and rung, t
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