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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - February 6, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. NQ. 88^8, Friday, Fobru.t-y 1719-30. T^Jierdaj arrived the Mail due from France. Milan, Jan. z l. N. S. WE have received a Lift of the Imperial Regiments chat are defigned to march from Germany to Italy j and fome Guard Houfes at the Gates of this City are clearing, that they may receive a greater Number of Forces. Venice, Jan- 28. N. S. Laft Sunday Morning, Signor Antonio Riva was chofen Captain of the Gallies of this Republick. On Monday arrived one of our Merchant Ships in ioDays from Sebenico, with Advice, that Signor Vendramino, Proveditor General of Dalmatia, was (till at Zara, and that all was quiet on that Side. This Morning we received an Exprefs from Padua, with the melancholy News, that Cardinal Barbarigo, their Bifhop, was dead. Vienna, Jan. 28. N. S. The Emperor's Minifters continue their Conferences, and are as indefatigable as the Exigency of the Cafe is prefling. Orders are fent to the Troops defigned for Italy to begin their March in 15 Days. The Archdutchefs, el-deft Daughter of their Imperial Majefties, is indifpofed j and 'tis feared will have the Small-Pox. The young Prince, Son to the Electoral Prince of Saxony, is expected here next Summer, in order to be educated in this Court, He is to have the Apartment which the Duke of Lorrain lately had. To encourage the free Fairs defigned to be efta-blifhed at Triefte and Fiume, it has been re-folved thac the Commodities carry'd thither from Hungary and Croatia fiiall pay no Duty for ten Years. Drtfden, Jan. 10 N. S. The Report that bas been fpread, as if the King defigned to go to Frauftadt, appears not to be well grounded ; at leaft we lee no Preparations for fuch a Journey. M. Pohlenz, Colonel of bis Majefty's Guards, who lately returned hither from Berlin, where he had been to execute a Commiffion for the King, has been made a Major General. Hanover, Feb. 3. N. S. Some Days ago, Count Ilten, our Governor, fet out with the Quarter Mafter of this Garrifon; bur we do not know whither they are gone. The Troops are frill ordered to keep themfelves in a Readinefs to march. A hundred Baggage Waggons are providing; and a greac Quantity of Corn is fent to the Mill to be ground. Thefe Motions make us believe there is fome Affair of Importance upon the Anvil. Berlin, February 4. N. S. The Queen has been very ill, and indeed in Danger; but her Majefty is fomewhat better; which caufes a general Joy. Yefterday the Count de Lynar, Envoy Extraordinary of the King of Poland, bad his firft Audience of the King, who received him very gracioufly: He was introduced by Lieutenant General de Borck, firft Minifter for Foreign Affairs. The fame Day, M. deLoben, Lieutenant General, died here, in the 70th Year of his Age : He was Governor of Colberg, Canon of Magdeburgh, and Colonel of a Regiment of Foot. His Government is given to Lieutenant General de Roeder, his Canonry to Prince Leopold, Son to the Prince of Anhaltj and we hear that M. de Kleift, Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment of Lavardiere, has obtained his Regiment. Men are hard at work in making Cloaths for the Fourteen Battalions that the King has juft formed, which are to keep the Garrifon here, in cafe the Troops are obliged to take the Field. There is fome Talk of a confider-able Augmentation of the Cavalry. Seville, Jan. 17. N. S. The Corps de Ville, or Magiftrates of this City, having obtained the King's Permirlion to celebrate the Queen's fate Delivery and the Birth of the Infanta Donna-Maria-Anroinuetta-Ferdinaoda, with Bull-Feafts and Turnaments of Cane\ thofe Diver/ions began the 12th Jnftant in the Morning, in the Square of St. Francis, which was adorn'd with rich Tapeftry, and enter'd by feveral Men on Foot, and others on Horfe-back, arm'd with Lances, who attack'd ten Bulls, and acquitted rbemfelves with very great Dexterity. About Two o'Clock, their Majefties, accompany'd by the Prince aod Princefs of the Afturia's, the Infantes Don Carlos, Don Philip, and Don Lewis, and by the Infanta Donna Maria-Terefa, went into the Balconies of the Town-Houfe, attended by the Heads of the Royal Houfes, all the Officers of their Houfholds, and the Ladies of the Court, and efcorted by the Life-Guards and the Company of Halberdiers. The Regiments of Spanifh and Walloon Guards were under Arms, and lined the Streets. As foon as their Majefties bad placed themfelves,; the Turnament of Canes began. Eight Quadrilles, compofed of four Gentlemen each, diftinguifh'd by the Colour of their Cloaths and Devices, enter'd thf Square, and divided themfelves into two Bodies or Squadrons, one of which had for Godfather, Don Rodolpho Acquaviva j and the other, the Marquis de Montefuerte. The firft-men-tioned Godfather wai follow'd by 24 Lackeys, dreffed like Negro Slaves, with Chains, little Bells and Hand-Cuffs gilt, Buskins and Turbans. The fecond had a Train of the fame'Number of Lackeys habited like Huf-fars, with Caps of Ermin, and Sabres. Betides thefe Attendants, each Godfather had 8 more Lackeys in his proper Livery, exceedingly well mounted ; and the Cavalcade was clofed by 16 Saddle Horfes of the Gentlemen that compofed the Quadrilles, led by their Lackey* in different Liveries, with Clarions and KertkrDrums before them. The God-, fathers having given the Signal, the Quadrilles performed the Turnament of Canes with the greateft Agility ; after which, the Gentlemen exercifed their Horfes ; and the Diverfion of that Day concluded with a Courfe of feven Bulls. The next Morning, there was another Courfe of eleven Bulls j and in the Afternoon, the King and Queen, the Princes and Princefles of the Royal Family being returned to :be Town-Houfe with the fame Attendance as the Day before, Don Nicolas de Toledo, Don Simon de Legor-buru, and Don Antonio de Bertendona, all three Natives of Seville, enter'd the Square, with a Retinue of 50 Lackeys each; in their proper Liveries, and attacked 15 Bulls with fo much Vivacity, that the King perceiving the Danger to which they expofed themfelves, ordered them to retire. This fecond Day's Diverfion ended with the Attack of feven other Bulls by young Men on Foot. His Majefty was fo well (atisfied with the Dexterity of the three Gentlemen above-named, that he has made them his Equerries, with the fame Salaries a"$ thofe enjoy who have difcharged that Office feveral Years. Paris, Feb. 11. N. S. On the ift Inftant, the Vicar-General of the Monks de la Mercy, accompanied by three Monks of the Convent of Marais, had the Honour toprefem a Wax Taper to the Queen, purfuant to one of the Statutes of their Foundation made at Paris in 1615, by Queen Mary de Medicis. On the 5 th, the Abbot de Chalon, nominated by the King to the Bifhoprick of Lef-car, was confecrated in the Church of the Noviciat of the Jefuites, by the Archbifhop of Sens, aflifted by the Bifhops of Tarbes and du Puy. c The Academy of Floral Games held a General Aflembly the 8th paft, according to Cuftom; when M. de Rabaudy, Viguier of Touloufe, a Member of that Academy, and Moderator of the Aflembly, made an eloquent Speech upon the Birth of M. the Dauphin. The Marquis de la Salle, Son to the late Marquis of that Name, Knight of the King's Orders, and Nephew to the ancient Bifhop of Tournay, was married, the 5 th in the Evening, to Mademoifelle de Villars-Brancas, Daughter to the Duke of thac Name. Alfo the next Evening, ifche Marquis de" Montforeau was married to Mademoilelle de Biron. On the 8th Inftanr, the Royal Academy; of Sciences elected M. Daguelfeau de Val-joint, Brother to the Chancellor, to fupply the Place of Honorary Member, vacant by, the Deceafe of M. de Valincour; but the Place vacated by his Death in the French, Academy, is not yet filled up. There is a Gaufe now depending before the Parliament, upon a very uncommon Oc-cafion. About 25 Years ago, a Man who had a Wife, was hang'd at Laon in Picardie, a Surgeon of which Place bought his Body; of the Executioner, and carry'd it Home. When he came there, he found the Man was not dead; whereupon he let him Blood, and took Care of him; and as foon as he was perfectly recover'd, he fent him into Foreign Parts, where he got Money, and ftaid till he heard of the Dauphin's Btrcb, and the Pardons the King granted upon chat Account ; when be return'd into France and furren-der'd himfelf a Prifoner, according to the Regulation in that Cafe made, and receiv'd the King's Pardon. His Wife thinking him dead, was marry'd again fome Years after to a Man here, who alio got Money, and by, whom fhe has feveral Children. Her former Husband demands her again ; but foe and her fecond Husband oppofe him : And this is the Groc-nd of the Dilpute. In the Night between the ift and 2d Inftant, a Fire broke out in the Caftie of Ma-rigny fur Marue, about 16 Leagues off, belonging to M. de la Peronie, firft Surgeon to the King; whereby the fame was confumed $ but we cannot tell how this Difafter happened. The Duk� of Lorrain will not fee out on his Retnrn Home this Week, as it was faid ; and it is even believed he will pafs the Car-naval here, being mightily pleafed with his prefent Situation. On the 7th in the Evening, his Royal Highnefs having feen the Greac SaSoon of Marli, upon his Return from Hunting with the King, he went and lay ia the Caftie of Verfailles; and the next Day he faw the Playing of fhe Waters in the Park, both Ordinary and Extraordinary. The Actions continue rifing, and are now about 1490. The Dutchefs de Brancas and the M chionefs de la Fare are not dead, as it reported j but they continue very ill, ;