Daily Courant (Newspaper) - February 2, 1730, London, Middlesex
The Daily Courant* No. Monday, February 2, 1729-30. Tejlerday arrived the Mail duefom Holland. Mofcovp, Jan. 9. N. S. YEfterday Prince Iwan Alexiewicz Dolgprucki was married to the late General Field Marfhal Schereme-tot's Daughter; the Ceremony being performed by the Archbifhop of Novo-grod, in the Prefence of the Czar, the Relations of both Families, and the Ruffian and Foreign Minifters; upon which Occafion his Czanan Majefty prefented the Bridegroom with a Diamond Ring valued at 13,000 Rubles, and made the Bride as many Pre-fents as came to 50,00-) Rubles. Some Advices from Perfia fay, Prince Thamas had made himfelf Maftcr of Casbin, fituate between Tauris and Ifpaban ; and that Sultan Efriffhad fhut himfelf up in this laft Place, to make the bed Defence in his Power. An Ambatfador is fhortly expected here from Prince Thamas; and then perhaps we may get a true Account of the Pofture of Affairs in that Kingdom. Vienna, Jan. 15. N. S. Yefterday the Emperor held another Council of State. We hear that General Weisbach, lately arrived from Mufcovy, will be promoted to the Dignity of Count of the Empire, that Gentleman having purchafed fome Lands in Silefia to qualify himfelf. The Decree of the Au-lick Council in favour of the Duke of Hol-fteyn-Carlfteyn, touching the Succeflion to the Durchy of Holftein-Ploen, was read and approved the 19th Inftanr. The Count Palatine of Birkenfield is expected at this Court, to folicire the Affair of the Succeflion to the Durchy of Deuxponts. Two Days ago, his Imperial Mljefty difpatched an Exprefs to Paris, wich new rnftrudHons for the Count de Kinski, his AmbafTador at that Court, concerning the Affair of the Infant Don Carlos. The Baron de Steinberg, General of the Artillery, has received Orders to get ready thirty Pieces of Cannon, with the needful Officers and Ammunition, to march to Bohemia under the Command of a Lieutenant Colonel of the Artillery. Orders are likewife iflued for 16,000 Quintals of Powder to be fent to the Places of Tyrol upon the Frontiers of Italy, to be at Hand to be carried into that Country in cafe of need. The new Levies for the Imperial Trocps are continued with very good Suc-cefs. Deal, January 31. Remains the Rye Galley and Blandford, King's Ships; the Bridgwater, William Ion, and the Dawfon, Stewart, both for Eaft India; the Ducaine, Spencer, for Genoa; the Martha, Hancock, the Keningham Caftle, Jones, and the Bethel, Long, for Antigua; the Alexander, Curling, for Carolina; the Mary, Evers, the Alexander, Danzey, and the Hafwell, Brooks, for Virginia ; the Triumph, Crofs, for Jamaica; the Hatherfhall, Hitchinfon, and the St. Philip, Nisber, for Barbadoes; the Bug-by 's Hole, Radford, for Montferratj the Gibraltar, Michael, and the Rebecca, Martin, for Lisbon; the Bumftead, Dumnefques, for St. Kits; the Kingfton, Watfon, and she Mary, Smith, for Cadiz ; the Prophet Jonas, Lawrence, for Philadelphia; the Exchange, Martin, for Oporto; the Sufannab, --, for Bilboa; the Francis, Bofwell, for Virgin'; the Mary, Kerfoot, for Lisbon, Tailed Yefterday out of the Downs. Wind N. W. To the Author of the Daily Courant. S I K, Jan 31. THE Letter in the Daily Journal otThurf day lart, intitled, The Anfwer of an Impartial Proprietor of South Sea Stock, &c. having been the bubjeft of much Conversation, it may be proper to make fome fhort Remarks upon it. And fiiftjWith regard to the fourth Paragraph, reciting a Speech of the preient Sub Governor to the General Court, on the Fifth of December laft. It is not likely that the Words as there mdrk'd, were fpoken by him, becaufe I don't find any one who remembers to have heard 'em ; nor when the Papers which have been lately publiflieJ (and are yet unanfwer'd) are duly con-fideied, will it, I fear, be capable of Proof ; and the Author's Inference is by no Means juft, That what is c.ifually faid from the Chair, on a Debate in a General Court, (tho* not then contradicted) ought to be underftood as a Report of the whole Court of Direftors. As to the 5th Paragraph, I may fay with Authority, that the Account there mentioned could be only fome rough, complex and uncertain Calculate ; and till the Account is produced, I muft remain of that Opinion. In the firft of the twelve Rcafons, the Wrirer craftily changes a Suppofition into a Confeffion. The 2d, Every one will judge of according to his Opinion. As to the 3d, 'Tis well known that the Sub-Governor in Conrerfation declared himfelf a-gainft the then Reduction of the Dividend to 2 per Cent. The 4th, may receive the fameAnfwer as the Second. As to the 5th, it were; well if it could have been truly faid, That the Gfcntleman mentioned had an Account prepared With the Privity and Approbation of the Court, or any Committee of Direftors. The 4th, it is fuppofed relates to Mr. Bum-ftead's Affair; and it does not feem that the Spaniards are in need of any Proof of the private Trade> which can be fumifhed by any Proceedings at Law here. The 7th, 8th and 9th, require no other An-fwer than what is given to the Second and Fourth. Let the Tenth Reafon have its due Weight- The 1 ith, is by no Means conclufive. The 12th, I leave to the Direftors of themB*nk to give an Anfwer, if they think it deferves it. As to the Sting in the Tail, if I have any Knowledge of Men, it is the raoft jefuitical, falfe, and wicked Insinuation that could be invented, as it is a groundlefs Afperfion on feveral very honeft and worthy Gentlemen now in the Direftion. In fhorr, Private Trade carried on in the fhame. lefs Manner, wherein it feems, without Contradiction, to be managed by the Company's Serums and in their Ships, muft be of infinite Pre. judice to the Proprietors, and to prevent or regulate That is the only Foundation of the pre fent Difference; and I have Authority to fay if the picfent Sub-Governor had not excepted a gainft thofe who honeftly, and without Prejudice, have that Defign, no different Lifts would have been feen on this Occafion : Therefore notwithstanding the Praifes heaped upon him in the faid Journal, which is this Day again Reprinted, I cannot bur recommend ro the Proprietors tc give their Votes for JOHN RUDGE, Efy; for Sub-Governor. 1 And for Sir RICHARD HOPKINS, Knt. and Aid. For Deputy-Governor. And for the Gentlemen in their Lifts for Dire&ors. K B. This Anfwer was not thought of or inrended, till feeing it reprinted in this Day's Daily Journal, and therefore not fo fully as it would other wife have been. LONDON. ' Ir being fuggefted in fome publick Papirr* that the following Letter is full of Falfiti.es and fcandalous Reflections, it may be prefume : it it inter ded to be particularly aniwer'd anddifprov'd; for wbich Realon it is here reprinted. < �� ' The following is the Copy of a Letter wrote fome time Jince. from on board the Piince Frederick. AS the Prime Frederick lay in the River qf Thames near Woolwich, there were two Hoys one Night drop'd their Anchors under the Stern of the faid Ship, and in Boats brought from their Hoys their Lading, which was Bale Goods; which they took in at the Gun Room Port the faid Ship, and put them down into the Bread Room, and broke down the Bulk-head of the Bread Room, to convey them thence into the Hold. The Perfons employ'd in this Management were Mates, Midfhipmen and Quarter Gunners, who had Brandy given them. One of the Bales fell over board into the Water, and receiving Damage, was carried back to London to be repack'd. Likewife feveral Bales were broughc on board in Wherries, and in the like private manner as before mentioned were carried into the Hold of the faid Ship. John Dillon, the Gunner's firft Matr, who lives in Denmark ftreet, Rat-cliff'Highway, can give a very good Account of what came in at the Gun Room Ports. The Spotfwood put into Dominico, where ail her Cargo, which was reckoned to be 250 Tun, was put on board the Prince Frederick, and was fo crouded and filled up from the Gun Room Ports ro the Crown of the Cable-teers, as to put a great many Men out of their Lodging-Places, and rhey were obliged to rake up their Lodgings on the open Deck. The Ship was fo exceffive deep loaded, that fhe lay in the Water like a Logg of Wood. The oiufide Wrappers of the Bales were direfted for Jamaica ; which outride Wrappers from the Eales were ftript off and given to th� Men, and the Cords round them were the greateft Part thmuin n"�r Un-,,A fimp rhp Merj f I f WbitebaB, January Jr. His Majefty-has been pleafed to grant to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Gooch, a Prebend in the Collegiate Church of Canrerbury, void by the Death of Dr. John Grandorge. On Monday laft Letters were lent to the re-fpeftive Proprietors of the South-Sea Company, figned by Sir John Eyles, John Hanbury, Efq; and the feveral Gentlemen in Nomination for Direftors, upon the fame Intereft with them, de-firing the Favour of their Votes at the eniuing Eleftion of Governors and Direftors : This Notice is therefore given, That if by any Error inr^ the Direftion, or Negligence of the Meffeng^JE^^f-j it fhould fo happen that any Proprietor do^ receive his Letter, he will pleafe to exi fuch Accidents being impoflible wholly avoided.