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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - August 28, 1730, London, Middlesex ' 4 *4 ' ? - A friday, Auguft $8, t?3 t Review of that Prince's Htftory. In this with, he ordered the imtnediatelv to be ha this was comply'd modity, infomuch that ic appears fiotfi Hi-ftory, that Wool of our own Gfovvrb n?vtt paid fuch exprbitaht Takes to any of, 1 had aimoftlaid all, his'PredecelTofs and SucCeil Men fors, as to hitn fingly. Coun Enquiry I have fatisfied myfelf, and hope I nion and Advice of all his fhail my Readers Yar leaft of the Alternative J they had certainly been executed, but that But he is repreferited' by the CraftfnsaH *$ and the Parron and Encourager of Trade, ia t�r- cf two Points. The deferve the Love of his People better than eur prefent King j the fecond is, that his Mealures' no mote eltap'd the Cenfures and Murmurings of fome thefe now carrying on knelt a________,______ procured their Pardon. with Child, Tears der to at tone for thefe lixipofidons. examine this Point Let us I own, I can find bu^ few Laws in his Reign which have a Ten-dency to the true Intereft of our Trade, and clittons, Numbers the firft of thefe on. If I am right only in Points, it will fafficieptly wunt Humour, which rather than not defame, will do it falfly, and Wars, againft the Law of Arms, which ex thefe are they by whict} the Importation^ of Woollen Cloth is fdfbidden, Boreigtt; Proofs Cloth porkers encouriged to come; over, of great Ferity of Temper, and Cruelty of and the Exportation of Wool made Felony ; which I believe was the Caufe of dfaVhfig fpofi- feveral F/ffiww/w^x and Pictrds, Artificers m - \ Mind add Foreery to Slander. If only in the fe- tion bewitched the unthinking Part of the that Commodity, to fettle here, and fo giving cond. then* it will appear that the beft of Days of K this Nation the Advantage of the Manufac- Princes have no Guards able to fecure them Errantry and Romance were not as yet ture. But did he nor, in a great Meafure^ from fapn Laws made in his Reign, there is not a Malecontents greate appeared very early in the Execution of his Uncle, Edmund Earl of Kjnt, againft all Law and J uftice, for only conferring .verbally with me iuitiuum *s ^ * m(*ft difhonourable Trader from Ludgaie to Atdgate%. but would, Peace made with the Scots, in which be fub- if they were to be now revived, confider Remitted to worfe Terms than his Father ever ftilence or Famine as equal Benefits to The would, tho* he had been often defeated by Commerce of Britain. Men poled them. If any thing could be more awkward than this Peace, it was his Manner Well! be was th* Patron of Liberty, fzyi the Craft/man^ he difcarded a fayourirc that only prov'd by his own Co What the Earl's ftanding five Hours upon the Scaf- of Scotland, he fdon'after openly encouraged fold before anv Man could be found that Edward Baliol to lay claim to thar Crown, ferving it; for tho* his Sifter was, in purfu- Son and a Miftrefs frota Court in Cpmply-ance of it, married to David Bruce, then King ance with the Inclinations of his People. "Tis true ; but thofe Inclinations were e�-" prefled where they only Ihould ^totferiy .^c/" that is in Parliament ; and the Realons rfor his Complyance were the Subfidfe&'iie;$x^ pe^eclforit: Tfao 1it'w;fuppbfed; \Ui)the v�v____________ ______ Prince^ ffldtes was at thft Bottofa':6/^this inthTpTn^ who was nee it, muft have got over the common Pre- Complaint, being jWldus^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^h^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^k ^^^^^^^^^^^L ^^^^^^^k ^^^^^^h ^^^^1 ^^^^^h ^^^^^^L ^^^^k ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ would do the Execution. F If his Nonage and inc and actually put him into PolTeflion of ir, while he detained his Brother -in - Law as an Excufe for this, it will be unreafonable Prifoner. know Merit Ma hang'd in iefs than a Year after. Undoubted- judices i ly be "had his Advifers and Dire&ors in both Natural The vour of Morality, Honour; cafiers Ambition and'AutboVity; becauft ic is pbferyable, th^f immediarely iiiktx his J3eath^ (he Diike wi$ iew&ited in tijfpjwec _____^________........__________ one it was, was his doing Homage to Philif arid favour at Court nor'was any,;heed gi- Seton,'GovtTlor""of~Ber*iV*75"we may be- of Vkhis, then King of France, for the Dutchy v>n t6 the Ineiinati^ytUhe^eji^ the Scotch Hiftori- of Guienne, of whkh he was not poffcfs'd, bun then, tba iheylheW'd it violeritly, by Cafes Treatment Heftor ans, is a full Confirmation of bis immane at a Time when he had a better Claim to Difpofirion. Th him up his two Sons, as Hoftages for his furren Kingdom in Right of his Mother Prince: which Claim he afterwards t. 'mobbing his Perfpri, attacking bis Houfe, arid *�  * * Death in an dbrra^ebus ere this Patron $ J^ipfrty to dering the Town, provided no Relief came urged, tho* bis H in ten Days from Scotland. In five Days after, Edward understanding that a numerous Scotch Army was upon its march "towards %efmc%. fummoned Seton to furrender imme- Sons Walls This was beft Opinions j, a full Eftoppel to his T tie, and through' thf Vhole War; hung lilce dead Weight upon the Juftice of his Caufe. Nor did be ad more confiftently towar bis own Subje&s, whin hb iflfued'a Procl ination, as appearsm the Rolls,. iOftJW. Ctuv. M. 16. to arreft all fucfa as had devoting bitn Manner. Yet treated, their inclinations with a p��per Con- feltipr^tiecanfe improperly and unfeafonably Vfc havq an Tnftapc^br "t*0i mpre^hls Regard to rhe Libeme&of the P^le, .^Kere they did not coincide {wuh.hjs orwn Ad#v*�- tace .dr.lncUnajipns*^ .Sir, P.etetrM MAre> whom feme Writers call Speaker of the d may well be credited, .if we con- fumed toreport that the King would lay tip- ^Hcutfe^ of Commons, wa; thrpwn ioxo Prifon, Sentence he paffed upon Wools certain Sums be/ides the ,where he lay-till .the- rie)ci-fteisn>- �nlv foe fix principal Burgeflfes of Calais, for cient and due Cuftoms; in which he calls ufing and afferting that Liberty of Speech tn Laws of Nature and Nations thofe Reports Exquifita Mendacia, qua Parliament, which is the undoubted Privilege ;