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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - December 28, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Cburarit. NO. 1918 Monday, December 2,8, 1730. To CALEB D!ANVERS, Mr. D*Anvers% S I am a Whig of the Revolution Stamp, I muft be greatly pleas'd wich your Defign to reftore and perpetuate the true Revolution Principles. The only Thing I object to is, the Method our Friend hismzde choice of to propofe his. Scheme, for effecting fo laudable a Defign, to the Britijb Parliament. With all due Submiflion to his and your fuperior Judgment, I would propofe another Method for the doing of this, vi%. That a Petition fhould be drawn up, and fign'd by all the D%Anverss, to be left in all the moft noted Coffee-HoufeS and Choco-late*Houfes, from St. James's to Garrawafs, without any regard to Whig or Tory Houfes, for'tis not yet a time to pick and cull our Party; in order to invite and give all pbffible Opportunity, publick Notice, and Encouragement to all Parties to join us, and fubferibe their Names to this our humble Petition, that it nay be ready to be prefented to the Houfe at the Opening of the Seifions. Herewith I fend you the Form of a Petition, which I (hall ex-ped: to fee publifhed in your next Journal, with fuclrAdditions and Alterations, as you or our Friend fhall think proper to make. You'll obferve, I have drawn the Petition in our Friend's own exprefs Words. The few Variations or K^\w^%J^a^KM^f A**I-am very {art,? 'i^Tmnkljat^^'M ilia* ftrate his Meaning; tbdngh I chink on my Conference, not one boneft body,m hisSenfes, fas he (ays himfelf,) can roifconftrue his Meaning, or mifftke Jiisvl&fign, ;a*;it�*nds printed in thy Journal of Saturday;? December 19, 1730. " ,\ l*m, dear Cikb, -.. Thy hearty Jrie&is and FcHow.%,ab6urert old england. To the Honourable. thk;J^^h^ C*tt^^ 4tid Butpefle* in this f*$*t JMiamenKaffem-bled. ' . , '. � '. The HtOnble "fietMon - of *be^ Fattrilyj or" the. P-.Antt&i'-4y&] oVinittj Thqajaudis of rtiefitJK^^ able. Ho*fe have bftt&fttees tt> ...... ,. ^*&t*'~ pit$;pTnjeV be ctmrinued j 70^ Ptikionm htimbly cohceire, that if Committeeyyvefeftktmfe " appointed to.confider what Laws it might ** b�''proper to repeal, it would appear -** to this Houfe, that there are f certain ** Laws now in; being, which ought by no " means to remain perpetual; fo* Jjbw'cab *' any People be faid to be perfectly rfee,wh:lft �** there ire Laws in being which tie,up their *' Hands.from refijfKng, at all convenient Sea-�' foolfiwqd eftabjifh an unlimitced, involun. " tary Croedience; and which make it utcer-ly impoffible, if there fhould be Occafion, " which G.od forbid, to effect a Revolution ? " People rmay murmuriindeed in privar^but *' any Meetings to concert Matters for any '[ future Happy Revolution, or to join the � 41 �* Prince-that may come to deliver them.from' �' Slavery, will be abfolutely impracticable. * The Laws which your Petitioners humbly �' pray may be repealed, are, the I(ietAH, " and the Septennial Bill. Your Petitioners allow, that thefe Laws might probably be neceffary in the Infancy of the prefent Government, and for the firft Settlement of the prefent Royal Family amongft us; but now, when the Government has been efta-'* blifh'd from Father to Son, and we hope - no Danger of a Rebellion in the Son's Reign, as there was in the Father's, - though we cannot be certain of that. When the prefent Family is, God be thanked, through our Labours,- thoroughly known, and we hope - beloved -- though we are not certain of that, When few refufe the " Oaths to the prefent Government, and very few we hope - that in Defiance to their f Oaths only wait an Opportunity to rebel - though we cannot be certain of that. This therefore is the proper Time to look " into our Conftitution, to fee if any thing wants mending,, and to enquire whether our too forward Zeal for the prefent Efta-blifhment, and our idle Fears of the Pretender, have not tied up our Hands from refitting, if that fhould be neceu*arr, which we hope--will not be our Condition,-though we cannot be certain of that. There is ano-* tber thing your Pe^rioncVi^llow might be highly neceflary, when it was done, for the Prefervatjph of the Proteftant Succeffion in '* the prefent ^mm^m^mm^^ h0. *" t\W^w^a^j,J^^Y}; peg *^ Leave to a^^ih^ Honpui^bje*^oule, " that we-^re far from infinuatuigf.rfiis.tb be ^ tbe>-''tr^4eai&i'"^r.cotlcintti0gC'-of numerous Armies^, and fanguinary Laws; that your Petiiiine^ Whatever fome cbil^Bi, cavilluig Obfervators^ one of which 4ias. apf^d;'fiiri^^my fuggdl to the contra-' rlfe ,.fertation,upon thi$.Qte$iptt.i1 Whether i/wat more for the Advtntagq ^/^.RomaTa /c dk* Jlroj the Citj of Carthagje, af^0^had^a^� it, than to frefirve ii? TheArgume�tst1^f 'jjbotb ufe of, were .fo ftrong^, that the Members of the Academy, who far a'sTu&gcs^ could nor determine which of. the: O^tojn excelled the other. Afterwarcls feveral Pieces of Poftry,' ^both in t^tm and Poiri^gu^Ze; were examined by the.%4fi^mJBly� up#r tbjft Exaltat'ioii of Pppe Ciement to thePon-* tificate. The Rea this, MarnlnRj confining of two Men Wa�.. a. �ute�jjjp longing to the King, a Gfea Shtp, and it? Merchant-Ships for this City; loaded ;witft* 10,041 whole, and'ii^b'dalf Cben^s of Sugar; ix,�oo Rolls of Tobacco ; and 28,68 Tanned Hides j and,four Ships forppoj^ ;