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London Country Journal (Newspaper) - July 7, 1733, London, Middlesex GO UN-T R Y JOU R N A L: -r'**& I OR, T HE R A FT S M A N. By CALEB D'ANVERS, of GraYs-Inn, SATURDAY, July J, 1733. BOU!r Five Years ago, I gave my Readers the political Creed of a modern Whig, in Oppofition to the original Principles jof that Party ; but the minifterial Wri ters have fince added feveral new Articles to their Syftem, which - ought 1 to be recorded amongft the Credenda of their Party j efpecially the following ones j viz, | - That the People in Office and Favour atCou'rt flight to engrefs all the Lands in the Kingdom. Tbat to affert the-Kings Parliamentary Title, in Oppofition ts> the ridiculous Claim of hereditary Right, is brdefing upon high Treafon. i ! '[bat the Majesty of the WHoii People is invefted by our Laws in the Per/on of the KinJs. TbM the Crown- ought \to have a pecuniary Influence tvpr the: House of Commons. >. /That thePeople" have no Right, in their colletlive, tr corporate Copacities$ to inftrucl their Own. De putties ; even in Cafes* which affecl their \ Trade and ^!IiiBE"RTiEs in the tendereft] Manner- \ '[ , That Excises, which deprive the SubjeSi of his Right to a Tryal by Juries,! and expofe bis Houfe and JBuftnefs to the biquijitiqn of \a Parcel of little Officers, under the abfolute Power and Direction of the Grown,' are the moji effefiual Means ]6f promoting .Trade. ' ; That, standing Armies, under the fame DireBion, are. the beft Prsfervative of-publics Liberty; efpecially when duely garbled and modell'd to mini-fterial.P.urpofes. . j � I � | Thefe are the Doctrines, lately advane'd and defended by : 'trfe1 %wrt Writers ; who Havje the Modefty, j at the fame iTinWto call themfelves Wh^cs, and to reproach Thofe, �wh^ opp*'e..Them, as JacoIbites and Enemies to the present Establishment. But let Hiftory determine whether thefe Tenets are not diametrically j oppofite to the very firft Principles of that Party ; |or, lin other Words, whether' Wbiggifto 'was not originally] founded * oii popular Liberty, in Oppofition to the Encroachments of Prerogative, and the Power of the Crou>n. We appeal to the fame Authority, whether tke pretended Whigs of our Age have not borrowed their Arguments from the Tory Writen: of former Reigns, in Behalf of a perpetual JRevenue, Excifes, penfonary, Parliaments &nd\ftanding 'Armies- For my Part, I often fancy, when I;take up any of their P*pers, that I jam reading fome of UE-flrangfs or Parker's, Works"; which would janfwer their Porpofens-wdl, and fave Thjem a great Deal of Trouble. Indeed, We have lately had the Happin'efs to fee the Names of Whig and Tory almpft-wholly laid sfide, and Men of all Parties concurring; in the common Ciaufe, like Friends and Brethren, without any Animosity, or Regard to. particular Dfftinfiionisi The: minifteria^ Advo- cates feem very apprchenfive of the Confequences, which may attend this - C* �,"ab4 therefore fpare no Pains to, divide us again. This is the Burthen ofj Mother Off h?rnis Reveries, for feveral Weeks paft ; who hath done us the Honour to acknowledge that our Writings have lately had forae Effect, and exerts all the iiittle Pathos in her power to fet th^ People of England together by. the Eirs about Shadows, that her good Patron may have- art Opportunity of rurining away iwith the Sub-fltnee, and efcaping with Impunity. But I-have :he Plea-fure t� hear from all Parts of the Kingdom, that the People are not at prefent in any Dlfpontion to take her Advice, and that every Attempt of this Kind ferves Only to unite Them more clofely in that honeft Confederacy, on which the Prefervation of their Liberties abfolutely depends. - - : - i j; |' Oae great Topick. of Complaint ir, that Oppofition gives Strength to the Tory Party,- and may endanger the frefeni- Eftablijhment; whereas ^nothing is more evident than that it hath been carrieid on intifely on; Whjg-Prin-tiffesi the Principles of the; Revolution; oh which this Government Was founded, and on which only it can be fupported. The minifterial Writers themfelves are fo " ieiifible of This, amidft all their -Outcries^ thkt They have been obliged to drefsj up; a ftrange Soijt of] a Monger, called Repu licm-Jacobitifm, or Something I between a''Cmmontoealtb and an abfolute Monarchy; [which They were, in hopes would frighten the People ]6ut! of .iheir Wits, and make Them fly into their Arms for Prbtection \ but They are moil lamentably difappointed I in |this Expectation, and have the. Mortification to fee their Bugbear treated wish that Contempt, which fo; wretched an Expedient deferved. '.] There is one Thing, which I Save often admired in the Writings and Conduft oi thcfi Geritlemeri} for though They are always' angry at: any Coalition; of I Parties, wHere the Country Intereft is concerned, it is obfervable that They .are very fond.of Profelites on the ether Side of the Queflion, and fpare no Pains, or Expence to gain ove> fucb Converts, however They may have been formerly .tainted with Tory, Jacobite, or even Pofifh Prin ciples.' A little dutiful. Compliance with the Meafuresofj the! Times wafhes away all Spots in their Charafters,-ahdgires Them a Place amongft the beft Friends' of the Government. I have now in my Eye feveral illuftrh out Examples of this Sort, who have lately rendered Themfelves RecJi in-Curia, and bask Themfelves at prefent in the full Sunfhine of Favour; whilft others, who confult the Intereft of the Conjlitulion more than of any particular Mfnijler, a?e-obliged to fubmit to-the Imputation of Difaffeclion and Jacobitifm, though They appear to be actuated in their Conduct by the moft ex-tenfive Principles of Liberty, that. ever warm'd the Patriots of any Age. - We are told, indeed, by thefe Writers, that cuf prefent [Misfortunes and Diiluibances are owing to the G*s-tlemen in'the Oppoftioni and if They would pleafe to explain Themfelves, I don't know whether They are altogether in the wrong ; for if They reckon the Lofs of the Excise Bill amongft the. Misfortunes of the Times, I am ready to grant that it was intirely owing to the pertinacious Opposition of thefe Gen-} tlemen. I muft likewife atknowledge that They .have lately been very sfHcious in their Endeavours to reduce our Army, Debts and taxes i to difcover Frauds in great Companies, and to punifh the Authors of. them; to prevent Corruption, Stockjobbing and all Mijapplications of the publick Money;. befides other Attempts, which have made a good deal of Noife in the Kingdom, and perhaps given fome Difturbance to a certain Gentleman-But the People in general rtappen to be of a different Opinion, and have manifefted their Senfe of thefe Tranf aclions in a Manner, that will for ever do Honour to the Britijh Nation abroad, and I hope prove a Warning" to fame Per fins at home. It is very true that all Oppofition naturally creates Ferments and Contention ; but fhould Minifters, for that Reafon, be left at Liberty to do what They pleafe, without any Controul; or can any Body iupp;;fe that the Nation would thrive ev t yet learn. Some Princes of the Empire that lie moft expofed, have taken Occafion from the great military Prepiritions of the French, to intreat the Emperor not to carry the Affair of the Election of a King of Poland to too great a Length, becaufe that might probably open !the Scer.e of War again, in which Cafe feveral Princes of the Empire will continue Neuter. The ' Pope's Nuncio, we understand, begins to cuddle with. King Staniflaus's- Friends ; and as this fame Staniflaus has erected ah Empire, as it were, in the Hearts of the Pvlijh NAtion, there appears to be not fo much Occafion to proceed to a new Ehctbn, as to a folemn EaibafiV to -dilire him to remount the Throne. Paris, July 6. Much Talk has been of the Victo-" ries lately gain'd over the Moors by the Garrifon at Or ran- We are-forry to,fay we are affined by Letters from. Madrid, that a Part of that Garrifon has been cut to Pieces by the faid Moors. This fhould give' the Spam-, ards fome Difguft to the intended Expedition to Africa LONDON, July 7. |_ | They write from Shrewsbury, that on Fjriday fe'nnight Sir John AlUey, Bart, arrived there, and! was received two Miles out of Town by upwards of aThoufsndj of the principal Gentlemen, Clergy, Fteeholdeis and B|ur-geffes, on Horfeback, to return him Thanks in the moft . hearty Manner, for his Services in Parliament, and particularly for oppofmg the late Excife Scheme. Theyj afterwards conducted him to:the Town with the loudeft Acclamations of the People, the Houfes and Streets be-, ing adorn'd with Oak Boughs, Flowers, &c. and the Evening concluded with Bonfires, ringing of Bells, and the greateft Expreflions of Joy. 1 On Friday fe-V.night came on the Election of a Bur-gefs to ferve in this prefect Pa rliament for the Borot gh of Bury St. Edmund'-?, in the Room of the Right H>nv the Lord Hervey, Vice-t-'hvmi>erlein of his Majefiy's Hpuftioid,' and one of his Majefty's moft honourable Pr vy Council, lately call'd up to the Houfe of Peess; when the Hon. Thomas Hervey, Efq; fecond Son of the Rt. ' Hon. the Earl of Briftol, one of the capital BurgefTesj of that Corporation, and. Brother to the aforenamed Lord Harvey,-was uf.aaimcufly chofen. I Oxi Sunday at Noon John Anftis, Efq; porter.King at Arms, together with his Son, and feveral Genderr.enTbe-longing to the College of Arms, embark'd alt Gieenwich for Holland, in crder to inveft his Highriefs the PriWe of Orange with the full Habits aiidEnffgns of the moft noble Order of the Garter. | � [ The. Baron Van Welderen, formerly Embaffador in England from their High Mightinefles:[ the States General, is nominated by the Prince of Orange to be his Hi jh-nefs's Proxy for his Marriage with the Pijincefs Rojal; fo that his Highnefsdoes npS co^e kt ailinto iinglahc.. We- hear thaJ the Lady Anne Lumley, Sifter to the E?rl of Scarborough, will accompany her Royal High lefs to Holland, in the Quality of firft^ Lady of the B:d-Chamber. ' � ] | Count. Degenfeldt, Envoy from jhejKing of Prulua,' went on Monday Night to Richmoid to take Leayt of*-t'heir Majefties, his Excellency being to return to Berlin in a few Days. ; On Saturday the Seflions ended at the; Old Baily, wien only two Malefactors received Sentpnce of Death, viz. William Robertfon, alias Sidal, for robbing Eliz. Wood-not of a Scarlet Cloai, and likewife for aflaulting Nathaniel Hilliard On the Highway, and; firing a Pilto at his Head ; and Rofe Moreton, for privately ftealirig friorrt her Matter twenty-four Guineas afid fome Silver. The feven Perfons who were committed to the Fleet Prifon by the Lord Chief Juftke Eyre, and afterwards removed to Newgate, were try'd on an Indictment for endeavouring to perfonate others, in j order to pafs a fine, on an Eftate in the County of Tjlorfolk, and were acquitted by a Flaw which happened iii the Indictment. f Three "were burnt in the Hand, viz. Dubertes Smith, who was try'd for the Murder of John, Scot, *Cook, at the Gloucefter Tavern at St. James's; j John Stiff, and Sarah Bingham, the two latter convifted Lft SefTions. 1 Twenty-feven were ordered for Transportation, thm to be whipt, and twenty^fivc wex� acfuitted,
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