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London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - March 19, 1847, London, Middlesex XLVII. PUE Numb. 24 CCURRENCES. From SATURDAY March the ipth toTVESDAT March the 2 id, 1747-8. Remarks on The Cafe tic-flated. j Torhe Author of the London-Magazine. you have in your Magazine for lad Month, lone Extracls from a Pamphlet, intitled, Srste of the Nation for the Year 1747, The Pamphlet I had read before you - r-find riven The ' gSrf ur S and I was for ry to find f*Tlb Ia.that in the prefent War we mud Hyrro.ved,.that_mctnefP .f futureCon- ^^iX ^Tit will W im^We 1 and confequentlv, if Providence does t'beo m roniin, ana tumc^......, - _----- i T0$ bv forre lucky Oeaths, or fome exrraordi-tv\n the Affairs of Europe, we muft in a fhort Undone. Tho' 1 am noG-l-n, I mi-* admit JhorsReafonint! to be, in all human probability, iflardconclufivc; and >cr, although I am no :-tt I think, that unlet we alter our Plan, as as change our Conduces, weight to accept of if the Terms be but tolerable ; becaufe bv con-,','theWar upon the prefent Plan, and under our n Conductor we frail probably be ruined in a xrnvo; whereas by conclud ng a Peace, we fhall k�wotrs s latelv been fo much exhaufted by [railclory Mcaiures, tho' a Peace of thirty Years tiGonlv to enc-eafe the Strength of our Rivals f~o".rrepaiir^ cur own i yet we have ft'ill fo much Iff' as might furnlfh us with a good Chance hiving, inflcad of receiving the Fall ; but as this, I Y- impo'Tihlc, during the continuance of the prc-;^'r, rho odds are greatly againft us, and therefore f 0' i; : an evident proof, fct rhe War, I mean the War r.\ on the Continent, ? ' formed, with Tau Man who regards nothing but the good of his jP^.caB lafely unite ; but as foon as that peace is jawed, let ir be upon what terms it will, I hope, a jjKBntiJh party will, Phoenix like, be formed out of ^incorruptible remains of that which fome Years ro(railed lb high the people's hopes, but has by two. Taalous defenions difappointea their expectations, 'te bans of fuch a party muft be a firm Relblution to oqureftriftly into theco duel of our publick agairs ; , t'10^e' wno trough ambition, avarice, or Kttceis have facrinced and ruined their country -, te �Mn corruption and venality out of the Kjngdom ; "atorcliore our happv conftitution to its priftine and vigour. With fuch a party every honelt IJ> the Kingdom will jdin: With fuch a party ^ wile man will join, becaufe it will be the folc L Preventing that ruin, which a bad peace may IL' - '-bct W)1 otherwile render inevitable. And ^cnterion of fuch a party's condufl will be todifable at � ^ , T votinS }n eithcr bou . 3. That we wantonly and indjudjeioufly provoked France to declare War againft us. 4. That to refill and reduce the Power of France, neither is, nor ever was, nor ought to be the Criterion of a Whig ConduS. 5. That under the Adminiftration of the late deceafed Minifter, it was right to lav it down as a Credendum, viz. Believe in France, fufpect the Houfe of Auftria ; pull down-the latter, and aggrandize the former. (�. That our National Jealofy of the Power and Politicks of Fiance is a falfe prejudice, ?. That the Balance of Power is a Phantom, which has turned many Heads in England fince the Revolution. s. That the general Inattention of the Powers on the Continent to the late Rapidity of French Conquefts, muft be owing, either to their not conceiving the Balance of Power to be in Danger ; or to their fuppofing tr,e Intereft of Hanover more confulted thanthstof England ; or to their being confeious of our falfe rre-judice againft France, and not in an Humour to indulge our National Weaknefs. 9- That it is impoilible for us to conquer any of the French Colonies in America ; and that if we did, we fhould be obliged to reftore them by the next Treaty or Peace. 1 -. That the late Minifter, by his Adventurous Meafures, brought all our prefent Misfortunes upon us. II. Andlaftly, That our prefent excellent Minifters have doneau that was poffible to do bv Force of Arms, tor extricating the Nation out of whole Difficulties he had rafhly brought it Into" Ihele are the chief Doftrines infinuated by this turn coat Author, and rooft of them are fb very like the Dodrines inculcated by the deceafed Mafter of his prefent Patrons, that I muft fuppofe them to be a part of the Political Creed which this Author, and all thofe who have lately acceded to their Faction, have been obliged to fubferibe and fwear to. How they havebden digefted by them I fhall not pretend to feyT but I believe, they are too hard of Digcftion for moft Stomachs in the Kingdom; therefore they do not ftand in need of s being refuted. However, I fhall make a few Remarks upon them. As to t,he. ftrfr, if thefe hireling Writers have any regard for their Sorereign, or his illuftrious Family, they will refled on the fatal Confeuuence of fuch a Conducl in the Reign of Charks the firft. In that Reign, the Miniften called every Man a Puritan who oppofed their Meafures, and the Clergy reprefenRd all Puritans as Enemies to the Government. What was the Confequence ? All Lovers of Liberty became Puritans or favourers of Puritanifrn, and all Puritans be-camcreal Enemies to the State i by which means both Church and State were at laft overthrown. Upon the id Article of this Political Creed I muft obfcrve, that thofe Authors are the greatefl Enemies to the Liberty of the Prefs, who write againft an Adminiftration with no other View but to.be bought oft; as thofe Gentlemen are the greatefl Enemies to our Parliamentary Conftitution, who harange and Vote againft an Adminiftration, with the fole view of forcing them-felves into iti becauie they may thereby bring both the Prefs and the Parliament kito a general Contempt, which will enable a Minifter to put an End to the Liberty of the one and the Exigence of the other, whenever he pleafes; for no wife Minifter will ever venture to attack either, as long as they continue to be m tugh Eftecm among the Pcopfe- As to the 3d, I am lurprized to hear fuch a SuggeO tion drop from anv Man vi ho pretend; ro be a freebora Bfiron: It can i.o;ne from the mouth oi none but luch as are ready to becomethe llave^ of France. How d.d we wantonly or injudicioufly provoke France - We were bound by Treaty, we were bound by 'r.teteft to afitl the Queen of Hungary, when (he was contrary to the Fauhofa folemn Treaty, and without any Invocation on her fide, attacked by the Troops of France. We were bound in honour not to fufter our decla ed Enemies the Spaniards to pal-, urunolefled r� attack our Allies in Italy. In purluance of thefe obligations we lent an Army to the Alfiftahce of the Queen of Hungary in Germany, we lent a fquadron, with p.oper In!truc"t,ons to protect our Allies in Italy. What would this Author have had us done ? Are we to be fo fubfervient to France, as never to a:1ift an Allv, or perform an Engagement, without leave from the Court of VeriaiUes > Were our T:oops not ro def:nd themlelves, when artack'd by the French at Dettingen ? Or was Admiral Matthews not to purfue h; Autnor has been told, that we ought not to have given him fuch InftruJlions, as had b?en lent to one of our Admirals in '741, which nor only broke the Heart, but turned the Head of' that brave honell Englim Seaman; lb that whil* he lived, he never cea-led raving and crying our, What do People lay of me, d And this wa�the id jf not the id Admiral, whuie J'.-u ; to : hal thffa ^er it was y with our \'avv ; btit en:iged in nl S O' AUX- bcen broke by thepc:.r-k Inftructions give by that pacirick Aaminiftration. I fhall not enter into a Dif-'uiTion, v h't judicious in us to affift the Queen of liur-

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