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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - August 27, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. ThurfHay, Auguft 27, 1730. A A Letter from the Duke of Meklemburg to. the Kjng of Great-Britain. Moji Serene and moji Potent Kjng, S in my birrereft Adverfiries and " Afflictions, known to all the " Roman Empire, and indeed " to the whole World, which *' lafted mo e than the Space of 11 Years, I " had no greater Confolation, than to fee the '* Divine Providence had fo ropched your " Majefty, immediately after your joyful " Acceffioh to the Kingdom and Throne of ct Great-Britain, that you was pleafed not " only to examine into the Juftice of my " Caufe, but alfo, at my earneft Defire, to " grant me a Declaration equally juft and " favourable j fo I am the more confirm'd " in the moft refpe&fui Confidence I have en-*' tertained of it, becaufe the Lords Town-fhend and Chefterfield, your refpe&ive Mi-" nifters of State and Plenipotentiaries, aflu-" red me, that your Majefty would conftant-*' ly Perfevere in, that juft Inclination you " had conceived in my Favour, and which " is worthy of fo great a King, and of one of " the Firft Members of the Empire. [Toe Arrival of the French Mail obliges us to defer the reft of this Letter till To morrow."] Tefterdaj arrived the Mail due from France." Vetfailles, Aug. 31. N. S. Yefterday Morning, about Six o'Clock, the Queen felt fome Pains, and about Nine her Majefty was happily delivered of a Prince, whom the King named Dake of Anjou. As foon as that Prince was born, he was baptized by the Abbot de Choifeul, the King's Chaplain in "Waiting, in the Prefence of the Prieft of the Parifh the Caftle ftands in. The King af-fifted at that Ceremony; as did likewife the Princes and Princefles of the Blood, who were at Verfailles, the Cardinal de Fleury, the Chancellor of France, and the Keeper of the Seals. When the Dutchefs de Venra-dour, Gouvernante of the Children of France, had carry'd Monfeigneur the Duke of Anjou into the Apartment that had been prepared for him, the Marquis de Breteuil, Commander- Prevoft and Mafter of the Ceremonies of the King s Orders, carry'd to that Prince the Ribbon and Crofs of the Order of the Holy Ghoft, which Office he perform'd upon Account of the Abfence of the Great Treafurer of the Orders. The King, who went to the Queen as foon as her Pains came on, being rerurn'd to his Apartment, fent the Sieur de Lugar, one of bis Gentlemen in Ordinary, to Chambord, to carry to King Staniflaus and'the Queen his Conforc the News of the Queen's happy Delivery, and of the Birth of Monfeigneur the Duke of Anjou j and at the fame tin.e, the Keeper of the Seals, Minifter and Secretary of Stare, for Foreign Affairs, dif-patched ExprefTes to the King's Ambafia-dors and Minifters at Foreign Courts, to acquaint them with it. As foon as it was known that the Queen was brought to Bed of a Prince, the Princes of the Blood, the Lords of the Court, the Heads of the Superior Companies, and Perfons of Diftindfcion, haften'd to pay their Refpe&s to the King upon this Occafion; and his Majefty,' who appear'd very fenfibie of their Zeal, receiv'd with Goodnefs the Exprefllons of their Joy. At Noon the King heard Mafs, during which the Te Deum was fung by way of Thankfgiving for the Queen's fafe Delivery, and the Birth of Monfeigoeur the Duke of Anjou. In the Afternoon, the King receiv'd the Compliments of the Princefles of the Blood, and the Ladies of the Court, and admitted the Foreign Ambaffadors and Minifters, who were come hither to compliment his Majefty. After the King had fupp'd, Rockets and Fireworks were play'd off in the Efpla-nade between the great Iron Gates and the Stables j and there were Illumin&ions, Bonfires, and other Demonftrations of Joy in all the Streets. The Queen and Monfeigneur the Duke of Anjou are as well as can be wiflied. On the 14th Inftant, the King went out of Mourning for the Count d'Aiais, Prince of the Blood. The 25th, being the Feftival of St. Lewis, whofe Name the King beat*, bis Majefty received the Compliments of the Princes and PrincefTeJ; and of the Lords 4hd Ladies of *he Court, and afterwards heard Mafs fung to Mufick in the Chappel at the Caftle : And there was a great Concert of Mufick at his Majefty's Dinner. On the 30th, the Deputies of the States of Languedoc had an Audience of the King; to which they were introduced by the Duke du Maine, Governor of the Province, and by the Count de St. Florentin, Secretary of State, and conducted in the ufual manner by the Marquis de Dreux, Great Mafter of the Ceremonies. The Deputation confifted of the Bifhop of Viviers, who was their Speaker, for the Clergy; the Marquis d'Ambres for the Nobility , the Sieur Bains and Gayac for the Third Eftare, and the Sieur de Montferier, Syndick General of the Province. Afterwards they paid their Refpc&s to the Dauphin, the Duke of Anjou, and to Mefdames de France. The King has nominated M. de Tourny, Mafter of Requefts, Inrendant of Limoges. Paris, Sept. 2. N. S. On the 30th paft, the Provoft des Marchands and Echevins, who met in the Hotel de Ville, as foon as they heard the Queen was in Labour, received the News of her fafe Delivery, and of the Birth of Monfeigneur the Duke of Anjou, by the Chevalier de St. Andre, Ed. fign of the Life Guards, who was attending upon the Queen, and was fent by the King on purpofe to acquaint the Corps de Ville with it. _ He arrived at the Hotel de Ville about half an Hour after Eleven o'Clock in the Morning, and that very Moment the Provoft des Marchands and Echevins made that good News known to all the City, by firing the Cannon and ringing the Bell of the Hotel de Ville. In the Evening the Cannon were again fired j there was a great Bonfire, with Rockets, in the Square before the Hotel de Ville,- which was illuminated ; and the Peo^ pie fhew'd their Joy by Acclamations, and by; Bonfires at all their Doors. The King, before his Departure from Compiegne, ordered z6 more Roads to be made in the Foreft there, which xMen are actually ac work upon. On St. Lewis's Day in the Afternoon, the Waters Ordinary and Extraordinary in the Park of Verfailles were play'd ; and about Five in the Evening, the Dauphin and Mefdames de France went ro the Caftle of Meu-don for the Air. While the King was at Compiegne, DeJ figns were made of the Paintings of jhe Ciel-ings of the Great Gallery and the Sulon de la guerre in the Caftle of Verfailles, painted by the late M. Le Brun, in order to their being engraven. On the 28th paft, the King came to the Plain of Sr. Denys, to take the Diverfion of fetting for Partridges. The young Queen Dowager of Spain has made fome Reform in the Officers of her Houfhold, and has taken 2 Ladies of Honour in the room of her Ladies of the Bed-Chamber. On the 27th, Count Kinski, the Emperor's "Ambaffador, enterrain'd the other Foreign Minifters, and feveral Perfons of Diftin&iori, with a magnificent Dinner. The General AfTembly of the Clergy,' which was to have feparated the 25 th of laft Month, is prorogued ro the 10th Inftanr. The Archbifhop of Paris, who was to have officiated at the profefled Houfe of Jefuites upon St. Lewis's Day, excufed himfelf, his particular Affairs detaining him at Verfailles. The Congregation of Jefuits have nominated the Father Provincial, and Fathers L'Allemand and de Belingan, their Deputies to go to Rome, and aflift at the Election of their new General; and they are to fet out foon, with the Deputies of the other Provinces, to the Number of 20. The Marriage-Articles between the Marquis de Fiemarcon, and Mademoifelle de Layette, a Creolian of Martinico, who has above a Million of Livres to her Fortune, were fign'd laft Wfek. The Duke d'Aumonr, who has been long indifpofed, is now out of Danger; but the Archbifhop of Sens continues dangeroufly ill. The Candidates for the Place in the French Academy, vacant by the Death of rheBrfhop of Angers, have all given our, except ML Hardion, Keeper of the King's Library at Verfailles, and M. Ramfay, Author of the Romance of Cyrus. The Archbifhop of Paris has pnblifhed an Ordinance, whereby he revokes all the Verbal Permiflions granted by the late Cardinal de Noailtes, for faying Mafs in Domeftick Chappels, and forbids the Priefts to celebrate Mafs in them, without his Leave in Writing." *Tis faid that in the firft Promotion the Pope will make only the.Marquis de Corfini, . his Nephew, a Cardinal; and that in the fe~ cond, his Holinefs will nominate the Nuncio's at the Courts of Vienna, Paris, and Madrid. De ;