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London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - August 1, 1847, London, Middlesex Vol. XLVF. PuE's Occurrences. Numb- 59. From SATURDAY Auguft the ill, to TUESDAY A-.^.ft rfy 4th, 1717. 1 <�cin8 DESCRIPTION of tbt Mtrquifdic, A nJZ, �i ftrt'*'� / BERGEN-OP-ZOOM. "jERGEN^P^ZOOM Signifies literally the Hitt upon the Zoom; buc it is not fa faiy a Matter to know whit this Zoom is. Soup'-]' will tell you, that there is � !i tie River adj cent, which fills into the Seheld, thic this River L w the Zoom, fo that Brrsen-op- m jj like Newcaftle upon Tyne, or Kingfton t�aHoH� which it firft Sight is very plaufible : Ytt when we confider two Things viz chat the 1 rather aCtml. �nd thaithe Place had icsNarr.f fforC there was fuch Canal; to which it nvy be \ied, thar the Canal reaBy received its Name fom the Town) we are all �t Sea again. But Hot to carry th: R?;dcr jnto * Wood, and leave \L there, we Qi , Weft, North, and South We have already (benti how it came to nuke a Ptt of tie Terriforiw of the Elector Palatine, who is in lome San Sovereign of if, but lipids it as a m"ving Fief ot tfcf'Ouctfy of Brabant, and thrretoie does Ho-fflage for it to the-Supreme Council or lirafnnr, which is held at the Higuet, This, taoutib it may appear ftrtnge tons, is roc at all singular in that part of ihc World, wb re fuch Kind oi Tenures are very common 5 and even in Rc/pct ro this, astheEU&or Palit'me. in Quality 01 Mrquis or Bergen op feopm. holds of the Sjpreine Council of Brabant5 fo on the other, Hand, there are abou r 39 lt&rFiftfs which.arc held under the Matquis, and two Of theft, iflmift.k* ro , belong to rm Sntnt Hlghnefj, the Win e of &aoge and tfaGu, Sudcholde of the Union. TbiPrcrog�tiv�oF theMarqiis are very great ; ill Kind of Juflke is admintftccd m his Na-ne �, as* capital Sentence can b> given wi'hour h>s A jobation, or executed w.ithout his dnfenr. �n.i it js in hif Power only to pardon. An Offi-eis judicial and civil ate in his Dk'puial, to ma c� wngtil Confi!carioas and E ctwts. An Apnea: liesjn the civil C.ufes wheh arile in any par o' the Maquitate to his Council ot Fj.is, bu- an Appeal aJlo lies from thence to th' Council of Br;-bant, by Way of Revifinrn Ine Rcv;nnp which this Country feilds co trieElcctcr lJ*wtme is very confiderablfe and Si thojghc, upon a M..-derite Computation, to amount to oci^ecn �3 and po.ooo For ins per Annum; bur tbr Inre tii efthe Mortgages rnade .by his Prcdeccifors, the Taxes and Salaries ot Offi es, run away hicd uo thirds at laaft. The States General, in Right of theit Sovereignty, have a Garnibn in Bctgrn-op loora,appoint i Governor, �iho comma nd* in tuc Town and all the Pores round it, but he has no thing to do with rte civil Jurifdidion at aH- Th� States are alfo in Poffeffion of all the Lands thac. whrie the Popifh Rehg ion w t dominant here, belonged 40 Eecleliafticks, md out of their R;-venutriiey. maintain the Proteitant Clrrgy, who, though they hava not large, enjoy fufficicnt Ap-pointmtott to enable them to live tunable to weir Character and Profeffion. Thus much for *ne Marquifcte, and it* Mifters: L?t us nowlpeak mora particularly of the Place iclclf. The Town of Bergen�op-zoom is not very Jtrge, and very far from being Id confiderable at h was m Times pad, vrben it enjoyed a very great Trade, had an Exchange, and a Hall or Staple tor Coth, a Quarter for the Eoglifh Merchants, which is.Ml called the Englife Street. And toother puWidt Buildhig for the MtrcJiants ot fe�Hir; /oiw Parent Condition, that is. he-�� the French came before it, it had 1 Very r fine ai>d large CHurch, d* !ka--i to S.. c'tr .ir. H o!- h�vnStORtf, and eftcerned t*- a vr 7 'lificenr Strjctuf, ab�u; t.^n-v e -V. -, r n I which were about elevtn Hnn'rn !; ut^ i ^oafies, �n two ot whi h were :; :.: i^ru- M r f, ia the Wefk, on Tue'<(�y^. Thjn ,,ia. a-,: -5 : litys, a Fa'.r os a Wvc'k^ <�*'�! on '.') - .> ' aftrr Ealitr, and .1 t'.-fe NJvlffr v h > h i * W.eks. at th; Auru:\iM. As t.> ti.c- N -r f � the Inh bit.�n:s, ihty h�\e ;.:eu >-o r>:-ui:i : f the Stares, but left it off, as fome of Our Borough*ttid. lendina Members to P .rlianoent, to tave Charges, and repented of their Oci->-nox> when too late. Bcrgen-op zoo:n was befe
extietm-Jy populous, and full ot etcelientTowns and Village, its Air i� g u> .iw Soil moft ft rule; *,he People goodnacur'd hardy* �ni laborious. Thf< Coun-:ry w^s ooce to very rieh, that the King, of Spaia's Revenues from thenqe, When be had all, was ^rearer caa any Prince'* in Cluiffendom, the Ripg or France ctcepted; but of late Years the Charge of keeping thele Provinces has been much greater' ttwn Oic Revenues. Trie Srrsr^h Of t.be&,�ac�s is; veyeyeat: But ma ay it.the bed and fhongeff' Ptaaes now in the PofTcflion ot the French; and ; tor a long Ti ne the Houfe of Auftria hi�e not be�n, d iie to kec^ thoit they retail without the Help e <-"-r -:f i � i- � 1' a: o.- . 1 .."i , Etr �; - : :. o. - e 11 ,r ''ih;ting r-a 1' vigd* , where!'.y A_;r*eip, oi) e the vf, is in i c tit M -fare ruined. ' � ?. .t '.H of fevrrj' S"tts ^' >.* "ul dtures, a r n Ta7"!hirs, nn; Carr biers. S rg�<;, c�h,med Sa , M-k Velvrs. crrat Q- a i ir, of fine Lm. uc.-.. iJjTas'v!, Cirnaricks, Taff' i , Point-, Ljc<�^ *nj fli t'.icd St jff". for 15-<.'�;,' uhuh ar- rra r; 1 p -^rt^cl 'nro rrnnv Counn ies; all Sot r? c r" Ribbons, r� * tird Safins, and njtny rti'tr Thi.'ss M i,� \i-ture, cade at ths Cr k-. or \1.int. Gn.nt, f'.-u.'TVU, Ypres, L.fle, Bruges, Mechlin, Vaiencennt;?, jnd O'h rs. The Inha'^irants of Thtfe Provinces corfi.l of Fl-n.tp.ir'.g'', Walloons Spar-!a--ds m^K forae!r,rer� rr.xcur; 01 Fien-h, Oufch, F:c.'. ih, �,nl of Uie Y-�n Germ ns. T'ic R-T-jioa a . '-ng tif-m i<. va� rious. a cordiii^ to rheir fev-.nl .\',tions, \ h"'le Place", wnjih re in fhr FvfTtfffi^n o' tre .nui'hitns and Ftench, H: of rbe Riman Chur'cb *lone is ptiblicklv all w d, and the Prorefrsnrs tolrratexi out of P(jlicy by the Aufrritns on'v. On the Cintra'y, in 'hole P ace th.t be!' n? t < the Hoi* 'ai-ijers, jhe i'-ore� nc is only pL.h.n.'\ y exe-rierd, a-id the Po.iih l#ff^.c in privat.*. 'I rie ,\ bb." ihoprwifs ana BHhopri>.ks are all Roman Ca^ho* 1 he L-nguiges mo!1 pereriTv 11 fed in tl.rf* p^rts are Wai.oon ami Fkn-iih. Tht W Hoon i a oUr&, a8out halt of Huruult, a thir-t of Flanders, and a Quarter ot tfe� Bifboorick of LJjs�'. I^ije Hollaniets In? abouc half ofLinburg, and near a third ef Bribmr; a fiithparr ot Fenders, (lately loft) and a fmag gsrt ot the Bifhopri-.k 0/ LiojA. The Bilhop of Liege pedftc&s the rftUtiojitf �f thai ProviB-e.
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