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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - February 9, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. N�. 8840, Monday, February 9, 1719-30. Y A LETTER from an Officer in Poland, to his Friend in Saxony, giving an Account cf the Quarrel that happtned between Prince Czartonski, JQiight of Malta, and the Staroji Stenfyski, of the Family 0/Tario. OUR Curiofity in relation to ' the Affair that happen'dat Lem-4 burg, between the Prince and ' Knight Czattotiski and the Staroft Sreofyski, will be fatisfy'd by the following Detail of that Rencounter. And you may give the more Credit to it, becaufe I was an Eye Wirnefs both of their Quarrel and of their Duel, and am as much a Friend to one as the other. 4 The Prince was with feveral of his Friends at the Palatina of Potocki's, who is a Lady of Admirable Beauty, Wit and Merit, when the Staroft Steniyski came thither accompany'd by a great Number of his Friends ar.d Relations, who fill'd, and indeed crowded up the Parlour where the Palatina and her Company were fit-ting. The Staroft, either by Chance or with Defign, placed himfelf in fuch a manner, that he block'd up the Paf-fage of moft of the Company in the Parlour. Lieutenant Horkowski, who belongs to the Prince, endeavouring to gee to the Speech of him, was rudely puflied back, by the Crowd through which he thought to have pre fled $ and not being able to bear any thing fo Un-polite, without fliewing fome Refent-ment, he asked what Right or Reafon there was for acting in a Manner fo un-ufual among Perlons of Quality. The Staroft, to v. horn it is not improbable he directed his Difcourfe, anfwercd by asking him in his Torn, with all the Haughtinefs imaginable, why he preffed fo in the Crowd. The Lieutenant reply'd that he was going whither his Duty called him ; and that there need be no Crowd, if the Company would place themfelves as they might. However, thispaffed off, and was made eafy by fome Officers of the Crown General, who were prefenr. Soon after, the Palarina went to make fome Vi-fits i and all the Company broke up. The Staroft, as he was going our, rook Prince Czartoriski by the Sleeve, and told him he wanted to (peak with him. The Prince anf vered, be heard him : Whereupon the Staroft raifed his Voice, and told him, he would know when he came home, what it was about. The Prince reply'd, it was very well. About two Hours after, a Towar-zyfz came to acquaint the Prince, that the Staroft expected to meet him the next Morning as foon as it was Light a League and a half out of Town. The Prince told the Towarfyfz, that he would not fail to be there, though the Matter might have been decided without going fo far. The two Lords being met at the Place, fol-low'd by feveral Pe,rfons, fome out of Cu-riofiry, and others with the DeGgn to reconcile the Difference, the Staroft fent two of his Friends to ask the Prince, whether he had any Complaint againft him. The Prince anfwer'd them, That he could not conceive what he meant by fuch a Que-ftion ; but that apprehending the Staroft had challenged him, he had brought a Pair of Piftols to give him Satisfaction. This Anfwer being carried back, after feveral Meffages to and fro, they came and told the Prince, that if he had nothing to fay a-gainft the Staroft, the Staroft had nothing to fay againft him; and the only Saril-faction he demanded was, that Lieutenant Horkowski might be put under Arreft. As the Prince would by no means come into this Propofal, it was at laft agreed to leave the whole Affair to the Decifion of the Crown-General. This Gentleman thereupon declared, that the Staroft deferved a Reprimand for making a Difturbance in a Place where the Prefence of his Commander ought to have kept him in awe; and that the Lieutenant deferved the fame, if he had behaved difrefpe&fully to the Staroft who was a Colonel in the Army j adding, that the Staroft was the more to blame, for making his Complaint by Meffengers, inftead of doing it in Perfon. However, to make all things eafy, he ordered both Parties to come to hisHoufe at fuch a time, where having waited at leaft two Hours,and the Staroft not appearing, he let out from Lemburg for Warfaw. The Crown-General had not been gone long, but the Staroft fent to acquaint the Prince, that as he bad not had Satisfaction of the Lieutenant, he demanded it of him Piftol in Hand, and expected it upon the Spot. The Prince anfwer'd him that be fhosld go for Janow about Noon, and that he expected to meet him at the Town's End, where he would give him Satisfaction. The Staroft was for appointing another Place j but the Prince declared that he would meet him no where elfe, and fee out for Janow accordingly. He waited fome time at the Place appointed; but no body appearing, he proceeded on his Journey, and fent back a Lieutenant Colonel ro Lemburg, to let the Staroft know, that having in vain expected him at the Place appointed, he was gone to Janow, where be defign'd to lie that Night; but that he was ready to to come back, if he defired it. The Staroft gave the Lieutenant-Colonel a very unpolite Reception, and fent bim back with a Letter to the Prince, the Purport of which was, that it was always advifeable to make a Golden Bridge for the Runaways, and that he would not accept of his Propofal. The Prince having return'd an Anfwer in the fame Strain as the Sta-roft's Letter, he went back to the Suburbs of Lemburg, and fent the Staroft Word that he was there waiting for him. Upon this the Staroft went put, with a Second, and fome Lookers on - and being come ro the Prince, who had but 3 Perfons with bim, he fired both his Piftols, which the Prince ftood with a wonderful Prefence of Mind, and, without firing one of his Piftols, made his Adverfary acknowledge his Fault, and then generoufly gave him his Life. The Affair being thus concluded, the Prince return'd to the Crown-General, who ftay'd for htm at Janow, and the Staroft and his Friends return'd to Lemburg. We thought the above Relation might be the more acceptable, becaufe Quarrels of this Nature between Grandees of Poland feldoiri reft upon the prefent Foot. Chevalier, is given ro the Abbot Exupery, Director of the Convent of the Precious Blood. The Duke de Levy and the Count de Bellifle are ro command the two Camps this Year upon the Satr.bre and the Mae* ; for which they have already received their Com-miflions. Laft Week the Duke of Lorrain viewed the Caftles of Verfailles and Sr. Germain en Laye; alfo Marli, Trianfin, La Menagerie, and St. Cloud. He faw here the Royal A-cademy of Painting and Sculpture. 2nd the Mint for Medals, where four Gold and twelve Silver Medals were ftruck in his Prefence, and prefented to his Royal Highnefs by M. de Coftes, the Director. Thus having feen all that is moft curious in this City, paid Vilits to sll the Princes and Princeffes of the Blood, and received their Vifics in the Palais Royal, be let out this Morning on his Return home, very well pleafed with the Honoursifhewn him at this Court. On the 6th Inltant, the King took Phy-lick by way of Precaution ; and this Daj� being the Anniverf?.ry of his Birth, when he entred into the 21 ft Year of his Age, his Ma-jefty received the Compliments of the Princes and Princeffes of the Blood,and the Lords and Ladies of the Court, upon thac Occafion. On the 8th in the Morning, the Queen was let Blood by way of Precaution, upon Account of her Pregnancy. The Marquis de Ris, formerly Mafter of rhe Wardrobe to the Duke of Orleans, only Brother of Lewis XIV. died here Jalt Week. About the fame time died a'fo in the Parifti of St. Roch, Nicolas Prefeau, aged abouc 105 Years. He was a Soldier in the Regiment of French Guards when Lewis XIV. was born, and was one of thoie that fired a Volley under Lewis XIII.'s Windows. On the 13th Inftant, the French Company acted for thefirft time, in their own Theatre, the new Tragedy of Callijlhtnes. The King has prefented the Duke of Lor. rain with 8 fine Pieces of Tspeftry, in Imitation of the Works of Raphael, heigbren'd with Gold, worth above 1 50,000 Livres. M. de la Porte, Dean of the Parliament* is very i". The Powers ally'd by the Treaty of Seville having given the other Powers till the Month of May next, to accede to that Treaty ; we mall not know the true State of the Affairs of Europe till then. We are affured the Miniftry are actually labouring to find out proper Methods for re-ftoring Confidence in Trade. Ic was the Count de Salles, Son to the' Count de Rhofte, Captain of the late Duke of Lorrain's Guards, that lately marry'd Ma-demoifelle de Villars Brancas; and not the Marquis de la Salle, as was faid by Mi-ftake. The Abbot Bouchu, Brother to the Coun-fellor of State of that Name, died fome Days ago at Tournu. By his Deceafe, the Abbey of Dambournay in the Diocefe of Lyons is become vacant. He has left three Eftates, valued at ae,ooo Livres a Year to his Niece, the Co�ntefs de Tefte ; but all his ready Money he distributed among the Poor before he died. Yefterd&y arrived the Mail due from France: Deal, Ftb. 6, Remain the Blandford and Paris, Feb. 15. N. S. Rye Galley Men of War; alfo the Lon The Canonry vacant in the Chapter of Dover,*for Jamaica ; the Craggs, Grantb N^oftre Dame, upog the Deceafe of M. the JDawfouoe, Steward, and the Bridgw ;