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   London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - February 6, 1847, London, Middlesex                                hi xlvii. Numb, ir* P UE CCliRRF^CFS. fromSATUR D'AT February t\*c 6th, to TV KSD A I February rhe tprh. 1747-*- , Account given us in the following Letter is very p'hinificaJ, and entertaining, at the fame ti.me that ouoins fane verv juft, as well as iraart political lemons which fufficiendy demonflrace that the wer which gives Europe fo much trouble, t under fome Inconveniences as well as her Khbours. The Cornparifen between the regular tagy in France, and the regular forces is � once 1 bipourous and rational.  There is an obfrn-c-yavft? obvious that arifes from reading this Ler-y ra.That fuch as Jive only to Eat and Drink Peoples Labours, ire to all Intents and ^.ih Monks, whatever dtefs they wear, or of l^frofeflion Ibever they may feera to be. * af. a private Letter, Sec. Bruflels, December Cornel of LightJriorte in his Majeify^s Service, in his Letter of May 14, 1747, denied to be infopaed what I thought might be the Number of Monks in France, including all t^e fortsendowed, rich, poor, begging, flinging, andothers who take the 3 matjipdcNerve or not,,obferve them; thinking 1a very lingular Qneftion for him to ask, and: me to \ in my Anfwer of the jift, I told him that when fanuod to know how many irregular Troops the mjntained, I would coniolt the father corrector Miaims, or the �rft Cajwchja I Hwpkl light\ u M, however, tifi I could be rrore particu-� informed on the fubjeci or his pleafant Qgeftioaj jUfeyjn general, that we reckon in France, Abbeys of Benediflhy, Ciftercians, peguiar od pVemonffrancs, to which the King norni-i en which Account thev may be compared to ![ Reytf Regiments. Now, if we reckon Ten or tai Perfons for each Abbey, one with another, 'Biwberc, and Scullions induded, they will make joe Men. Coments of Monks j fuch as Dominicans, Wean* of all kinds; Auguflins. Carmelites, Ma-irms. Minims, withevery Diitineuon of Frocks, or uehins, as black, white, grev, brown, red, fmoaky, .7, or diimal colourswhich may he called the: iRsgpeots and, together with the Brother Ser-, JaViIids, Tartars, and Scullions, may amount lii^od priories, or petty Lodges, fuppofed ro con-btwo,!one with another, may be a>mp*red with tCj&njfons, and private guards of General Officers, Jjjfti i4,*�co. ITo this. Account may be added, [if or 13T Cathedrals, and atkait doable the wim-T aCoibgiate Churches and Chapters, where half cCuKKb, Chaplains and Clerks that belong to them, t atom than are required to* the decency of Divine vice, to which they are often rather an Incumbrance - an Alfcftano?. All t|eie i|�le{s People, who were Loo/y to confiime thefiruits of the Earth, rnav, jn 1 of expenc? only, be ccrtnpaned to the King's hou-and will amount, upon the lowed computation, > 17,500. [Other arpMbio-Js kinds, which are neither regulars, J^l-?' as Knits, Oratbrians, Doctrinarians, La-arid other whimfical" Orders rnav welt be b l- ^ ^e Gendarniery*, and indnding Frieis snd Black Guards, make at leaft n,*oo. orders invented by lancy, fince new inftrsr-�"^regttlare have been in fome meafure rrohibfc-'5*ch as petty Friers; fchoblFticrs, charity Friers, B�verar others hardly knowtf, taken altogether in tSt ^J* conft,e*d -as- a kind of Huflsrs, Vo-TO,Craflim, Pandours, Miquelets, &c and can-.^tftwrthan .0,000; T^funhotal 0f all thefe idle, lazy people, amounts A�forJhe other f�. Aere are always fome iT^S"*T^ ^ qocftion recalls to "g reflaaion which I had made on the fabjecl toU1// fc* Congregants, Ur-(titiS?^ TC morc nwnerons thah Nunneries, be? ^s^1?:^^ Thefe taken afio- Hi ml amount to iTpwards of i3, . may.v^ry iT^s^i^?*5^        valets. > ^       te cdmparfid to fi&iers ^^JwSntttereffes, (as. to keep' ttefi^^L^       who are � among �w� 7� ft* betwoerr 7fl and 8o*oa young women diverted from thepiindraiend :o vi'jjo u'.y were born, almoi ail of thesi by che -rbicary vi'U a-)d avarice of their parents, vifry few by cu;rio-, a;; J fewer by a lawful caii. DbHTve. alio, if voi p!:a!e, that rlv.i; Convents which ought to b: the aect-pticle    the lh'.inv, vci , and ditabled Penons o" the Sex, on th- contrary, :s tr.h none bqt riie loumi, ;lrong r.nd robuit young � men, where they iiic ali means to ruin theirConJ!jcations. As you cannot e-vpe^t that I fhoJd abat-r of my csl-CL'latioa, we will Uippoil- hat the Sta.c �ha', an en-creafc of but 70,000 Chil'ire/i iq t-e Vetr, h-: po-d:'.cl, by continued M-iltipiica-.io*. wo ild -xrli- e-~-Year to twfl^\ti;iioas. A Supplv 01 ^ao-c-c^ char \yAd comrlcat our ArtrJe, raiic thT \ai-.:c or  a arid unfilled Lands, m^-ke Comme'ce do.uifV. f vr^ort Trade-., people our CokKiiev, and mi rhe Ki/iu* Co 1>r. ':, I wa^ interrupt d by a v^fit from a fa.�0"js Oruchin Pre^.h.'r, an honei Man^ take him put of hi.-. P*o�o0o Capuchiris 5 and the,6rac :in proporiifl^ wiH;J&tfd.goeiiof all the reft in hoty liveries; .      '- ' IFavc been a       attentive pcru:*.r of .-.II that has' apptartd in piir.t on the ijbjccl of'-nding Corn, aft tnIs jur.ii 11 re to r ar.ee, ;r.d, tho.-gh I am very well latiiried tha* i: woald^rodice a large lu not'Money to this Xatio.., sruf that a n.rge jiim at this juncture would be very acceprab!?, :is Will    ny means agree, that it is coni;:Jeat either ivith o^r in:e eft or our I-iono.ir, to permit ibch an Exportation a thi- time. _ In ref.-trncc *o o-j.r (ntere.?, is it is a rjg'it ma iru, of two evils to ch-jfe1 thv fez}, (o the con- r.n'e of th? propofition fre.rn to :re not at til lefe realonable, \ '17. hi t-.to ( co\: jr^enents tochyfe the grwate.t.   In,the p-cunt cat I cake it, that the ad-vaiicagc over the cn.-.r.y in wa-, or the gaini-g a ifil-lioaUerlin?:, a:v> rhe Ee.oc.iti p-opoW   an-J, I think, it was dea;;y ftewn by a caicuiat'ci 1". one or' the * i.xaJiy Pasars, tl�: theadvar.ur;c to be gained in Wat ij\e^y far iuj-uJor, in i:s nature, ro :h'e obt nrjr.g 4 ; :riillioa j ^hoagh I readily confe� th3t Co be a very j great one* 1    In referencs to the hono:ir of r!:? m*'-     I remero-; ber to have letn it in yours, ar.J in o.her paper.', that : a memorial wa* not lor.g a|0 pr.-:l-r.:vd by tier at the Hague, difavowing any J C-z-. ~. Licen^s; and, therefoK, I think that far^r'ng C&ra to go abroad i* by no aeans cosfiScnt v?'t:!i civj honour ot the nation, rnor; efpeJaily comTderuig en. light in which this Afifair is alreaJv confidered Li HoUajd, and ' the warm mealures taken b>' the Dutc\ warmer than any they could be perCiaded to take, though often loilicited to it during the whole courle ot the-Iafl general War* fIt farther occurs to me, that the c>n-lequences of this meafure oJght to be well conf!d~red, and how far they maypofSbly operate upon our AHies, who, if we mould take fach an Advantage", nr�y thinX rbemKlTCs ju.1ined to take ibme advantage or other ia thvir turns. . While I was writing this it occurred to my roernoTy-,' that I .had read fomewhere a ftorv verv applicable to the point. TJpoq mature recolic.^ion it farther occurred, that it was in a hook en'^lH, a plan of theEng-lafh coramerce v upon reading it o. er ri^ain, I thocgnt I could not add any thing P-rrm%.r in fbpport of my .entimenrs, or of the cJnlition betore-mentioned, whichi I think, it ful'v confirms, and therefore I have thought fit to tranfribe it, beca�fe not only what hap. pened b rerofb^: rray happen again, but alio on account of th? booVs being printed rs yean ago-, lo that no body'can (flfp?'', tfifrich it falls in fo very aptly, that iti-,a rale invert-d ro fe ve the preient purrofe. Thus then it racs in r *e author's own words. Here grVc re have to remind you or a piece of history, recent in every mans head? and rail to my pur-pofe. There was one year of the late war with France, a very terihle-Fcarcity of cot? throughout the whole-kingdom of France, fuch a fcarcity, that had it not been for the rrercharts, who; as we might lay, rum-maged the wr�tid for co' n man rhoufitvls of peop!^ m-ill have reriihed more thin did, for ma-!v 
                            

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