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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - August 26, 1730, London, Middlesex l&peii*. The Daily Goufantr WednefcUy, Auguft itf, 1730. Teflerday arrived the Mail he front Holland. Augufi xi. N.S. ON the 7th Inftaht, the Cardinal de Polignac had a Private Audience of the Pope, whom he complimented in the Name of his moft Chri-ftian Majefty upon his Exaltation to the Pontifical Throne. The fame Day, the Criminal Congregation met at CardinalBancbieri's, Secretary of State, and fat 4 Hours; in which time they.refolyed tocarry on the Proceedings againft the Beneventines with Vigour: In confequenCe hereof 5 Perfons were put under Atreft the fame Ntgbr, namely Signors Ge-noibefe, Prati* Ciemenrini, the Advocate Ifol-di, formerly Auditor to Cardinal Cofcia, and the Abbot Gaijerati, who have their Houfes for Prifons, aifter they had been ftript of their Money and Papers. Hts Holinefs having received Information, that Signor Giufeppe Se* greto, one of the Jaft Pope's Favourites, who is retired fron this Court, had entrufted a Benevemine Friend of bis with fome Boxes, he order'd them to be brought into hi$ Apartment, and to be open'd inhisPrefewqe. There, were found _ in them* among other things feveral Chalices, fome Miffahr-jyitb Silver Ornaments, for the Vie of the Popes, a Cope of Pope Pius Vth's, and feveral other Sacred Ornaments, to rhev Value of 10,000 Crowns. Cardinal Querini is appointed Keeper of the Apoftolick Library : The Pontiff has given him Leave to refign his Biftioprick of Brelcia in favour of Si^hor Erizzo, Bifhop of Concordia, in Confederation of_a Yearly Penfion. His Holinefs has given Signor Abbati to understand, that he fhould take it as an Obligation, if be would refign his Office of Secretary to the Council, which is defign'd for Signor Lanfredni. Some Days ago, Cardinal Salviati went to the Tribunal of the Signature, and declared that his Holinefs was very much concerned to hear that certain Prelates frequented AfTemWies that were dangerous even, for Seculars, and much more for Clergymen ; and therefore he hoped they would forbear them for thefuture. On Friday the Holy Fatberaffifted at a Private Congregation, about the Farms of the Revenues of the Apoftolick Chamber; after which, Signor Cor-fini had a long Conference with the Treafurer upon tbae Subject On Saturday the Pontiff jjaveAudience to the Cardinals Borghefe, Cibo, Ferreri, and Salviati. The lame Day, Cardinal Albani the Camerlengo, enter'd into the Noviciat of the Jefuites, to perform his Spi-ritual* lExercifes, in order to his taking Pof-feflion of the Bifhoprick of Sabina, The J�ext Day, Cardinal AlefTandro Albani notify'd to bis Holinefs, that the King of Sardinia-had given him rhe rich Abfcey of SrajfjFarld*, anddeclared bim Protector of all the Churches in his Dominions. The Pope approved of it, but vvouldnbt permit him to put up the Arms, of Sardinia over his Gate. Florence, Aug. xz. N.S- The following are Copies of, 1: A Letter from the-Marquis Nerio Corfini, the Pope's Nepfeew, to the Great Duke of Tufcany, dated July ix. 1, The Great Duke's Anfwer, dated the 25th of July; and 3. His Royal Highnefs's Letter of Congratulation to the new Pope, dated July 18. the Marquis CorfiniV Letter. n "DRovidence, which has voucbfaftd to " caft in Eye upon Cardinal Corfini, " my Uncle, did, among other Methods of " Second Caufes, make an effectual Ufe of " your Royal Highnefs's high Protection, to a raife bim to the Pontifical Throne 5 of " Which I mall retain a grateful Senfe, from " the Bottom of my Heart, as long as I " breathe; and adding this lingular Obliga-" tion to the Number of thofe 1 already " have to your Royal Highnefs's Generofity, " I (hall make it my conttant Study to give " you manifeft Proofs of a particular Devo-" tion and a perfect Obedience, always im-*r ploring your Royal Highnefs's Protection *' and Commands/* The Great Duli/s Anfwtr. u J-pHE Goodnefsand Politenefswith which " your Excellency exprefles yonr felf, *f in acquainting mewftfi the Elevation of '� Cardinal Corfini to the Pontifical Throne, * is a vaft Addition to the Comfort I receive, " which is without Contradiction, the great-" eft I ever experienced in my Life, for an " Election fo defirable and fo generally ap-" plauded. " After having return'd .God the Thanks " that are due to him for fo happy and im-" portant an Event, which redounds fo " greatly to the Honour of our Country, and promifes fucb Advantages ro all the Chri-" ftian World ; I muft tell you, 1 had always " a due Senfe of his Holinefs's diftinguilh'd " Vertu,e and Merit. " I therefore congratulate my felf with ** your Excellency upon the Succefs of this " Election, and thank you for the particular " Notice you are pleafed to take of the " good Offices I ufed in order to accomplifli " it i being paflionately defirous of Oppor-" tunities to ferve you; and afiuring you, . " that | fliall always diltinguifh your Perfon . " ah.d'Family in a particular manner,; (3c The Greaf Duk/s Letter to the Pope. Moft Holy Father, *' HTHE moft worthy anddefifable Election -*�'*' of your Holinefs to. the Suprqam " Pontificate, is-one of the greateft Comfottf " to me, that ever I was fenfible of, on Ac-'^ in his Riefolurion to go upon the Expedition thit Year; and we have received Letters from Barcelona, of the ijthlnftant, by the *^ay of Marfeilles, whichaflare usthe Preparation* TTor the Shipping of the Troop*, was carry'd 00
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