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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - February 14, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. Saturday, February 14, 17^9-30. Paris, Feb. 17. if- ht ^HE 1 ith of this Month wasregi-9 ' ftred in the Parliament, M. Por-M * teii, Son of the firft President, ' bis coming to Age, who was � therefore introduced to his Place of Prefi-� dent aMortier, in which he is qualify'd to * perform rbe Functions. This young Magi- * ftrate was received by Monfieur le Pelletier, ' Preiidcnt a Mortier, in the room of his ' Father who retired for that Purpole ; and ' afterwards came into his Scat to receive * Meff. Berthelot and Monchefne, Counfel- * lors of the Requefts, each of them in the * Charge of Counceilor of Honour to the * Grand Chamber, which the King had ho- * noured them wirh. * MonGeur de la Porte, Dean of the Coun- * fellors of Parliament, bc'uipdead, Monfieur c Ferrand mounted into his Place, whole Bu-' finefs ic was to report the Reception of the *vthree Magiftrates above mentioned. * Some Days ago certain Merchants who ' carry Toys about it* Boxes, were taken up * for uttering their Wares as being true * Gold. It happened that fome Folks being ' wifer than others discovered the Cheat, ' well knowing that All that glitter'd was * not fo, and that what tbefe travclling^Mer- * chants dealt in proved to be but a fourth ' Part mix'd with a bafer Metal. The Mer- * chants difcovered the Goldfmith, who with * bis Wife and Servant were conducted to * Prifon for their Ingenuity; ' The Funds of the Lottery for the Reim-' burfement of the Town-Houfe, which was * drawn the 8th, came to 1319698 Livres. ' The Gentlemen Profeffors of Rhetoric^ ' ac the College of the four Nations, are to * try their Hands ac a fine Speech which they ' are going co make upon that copious Subject, I the Birth of the Dauphin. ' On Wednefday laft the Duke of Lorrain ' left this City to return to his own Country, ' after having received from the King fenfible * Marks of bis Friendfhip. * The Marquis de Rangani, Envoy-Extra- * ordinary from Modene, died the 15 th. ' A certain Lord in this City hearing of a * Family of great Age, now living near Vi- * enne in Auftria, was: to curious to fend thi-' ther on purpofe to know the Truth of the * Affair, and be had certain Information that � tbefe old Souls were then living, viz. John * Rofe the Son of 103 Years, John Rofe' the * Father 174, and his Wife (Mother of the * Boy aforementioned) 164. The faidLord * received feveral Particulars of the Lives of * this Family, which perhaps may come to 4 be publifhed if ever they happen to die, and * have not a Leafe to the Conflagration. ' Monfieur Huerne, Matter of Accomprs? � being dead, his Heirs have fold the Poft for ' 143,000 -Livres." ' The Marquifs de Coetlogan| Vice Ad-' miral, and Lieutenant General of the Na- * val Armies of the King, is very ill. * There are expected here frOm Toulon 18 * Flemifh Slaves who were bought at Algiers * by the Mathurins. ' The French Comedians have given us * for the firft time the Reprefentatidn of a ' Tragedy of Monf. Pyrrhon, entitled* CaJ- * lifihenet'y and that we may tbe better un-^jderftand the Story which this Play is ' work'd upon, there is at the fame time a 1 Pamphlet printed, call'd, theUfeofOMi. * henes tbe Philofopher at the Court of Alexan-' der the Great. No Body takes this as a ' Reflection of any fort, lince it is well ' known that there are no Pbilofbpbers at the * Courts of Princes in tbefe Days, ' Monfieur Voltaire has caufed a fecond ' Im pre/lion to be printed jof his Mariamne 1 with Corrections ; as they are likewife go- * ing upon a Second Edition of his OEdipus. * A few Days ago one 'Squire Hancocl^ a * gay good-natur'd Gentleman, about 60 * Years of Age, who lately arrived here on ' his Travels from England, had the M;sfor-' tune m going heme to his Lodgings to have * bis Hac and Wig taken off his Head ; upon ' which Mr. Hancock immediately purfued ' the Robber, crying out in the Street Stop * Thief, (in Fnglifii) bur the People of this ' Cuy nor knowing what it meant, and find-' theGendermn at other Times, as they fan-.* oy'd, a little wBimfical, inftead or the * Thief they ftopt him, 'and had him that ' Night recuied ir� a Mad-houfe ; but the * next Day fome of his Friends appearing ' and giving Security for his Setifes, he was ' difcharged. . Vienna, Feb. 4. N. S. Information being made, that the Almanack formerly mention'd was printed at Krems in the French Tongue, an Officer of our City-Watch was fent thither with 1x Men, to feize the Author ahd Printer of it, and bring them Prifoners hither; but they having timely Notice of it, got our of the Way before the Officer came. However the Pricing. Hv>ufe is ihut up for ever, and the Author and Printer will be profecuted whether they appear or not. A Fire happen*d the other Night in the Suburbs call'd Leopoldftad, thro* the Careleffnefs of a Servant, who is fled into a Cloifter; but we do not hear what Damage was done. Son, Feb. 13. N. S. We have received certain Advice from Hildefheyoij that there was no Foundation for the Report, as if the Pro-voft had endeavoured to introduce a Roman-Catbolick Burgo-mafter into the New Town, and was oppofed by the Council, purfuant to the Privileges conferr'd upon the Emperor's Subdelegated Commiflfaries there prefeht, namely M. Scbmitz, Privy-Counfellor to the Elector of Mentz, and M. Meybaun, Counsellor to the Duke of Brah(wic&Lunenburg, who had thereupon referr'd the Affair to be decided by the Proteftant Council; for that no Propofal was ever made to rhofe Com-miffaries in relation to that Affair ; and that for what concerns the Differences in the I iTown, they were occafion'd by a Tumult made by evilrdifpofed Perfons, who rofe againft tbe Council; and that the Provoft was fo far from giving them any Encourage, ment, that he ordered them to be feized, and fufpended the Burgomafter that connived at them; which Sufpenfion and Impri-fonment have been fince authorized and con-firm'd by an Imperial Mandate. The Ringleaders in this Difturbance will be exempla-rily pu'nifh'd. . Celogn, Feb. 13C Kf. S. This Day the Deputies of the States of this Arcbbifhoprick, and of the Chapter met here. To-morrow they fettle the Payment of. one Fotfrth Part of the Subfidy lately granted by ah AiTembl� of the States. On the 23d they, are to meet at Bon, having already received Summons for thar purpofe. The Elector of Cologn frequently takes the Diverfion of Hunting, notwitbftanding the bad Weather; We know nothing here of the March of Pruflian Troops towards Cleves, as has been reported. How ic fares with tbe Elector oi Mentr, our Letters To-Day do not fatisfy us? Weqtl, Feb. 15, N. S. We fee here a Royal Edict, whereby one Erneft fiwald Von Zaftrow, born in the Village of Darges in Pomerania, who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Capt. ManteuffeJ,' in the Regiment of Dcflbuw in Garri/ba here, and deferted, is cited for the firft, fecond, and third tirrie, to appear here before his Regiment, or before the Council of War at Berlin, to anfwer his Charge, and fhev# Canfe for fuch his Deferrion; orherwife he will be proceeded againft, his Goods confifca^ ted., and hi� Name affix'd upon the Gallow?. Wa>fas Jan. ii. N,S. On the 16th in-ftant, the Aflefforial Tribunal was operedl herewith the ufual Ceremontes, under the Direction of the High Chancellor of the Crown. Prince Weilhowiski is fee out Poft for Grodno, where it is believed he is going to take upon him the Provisional Command of the Troops of Lithuania, as General ol xhat Dutchy. They write from 'refden^ that a Chamberlain was arrived there from' the King of Pruffia, to acquaint his Polifh Majcfty, that the King his Mafter defigned to make him a Vifit early in the Spnng. Stockholm, Jap. x%. N. S. jfofias Van Af-peren, a Dutch Merchant, who has been' here fome time, has got the Project be pre^ fenred about a Year ago, for erecting an Eaft-Indi-a Company here, approved by 6m; CommfSoners of Trade. He has already received the Subscription's of feveral very; wealthy Perfons  and we are told, he is goJ ing to fit out two Ships to begin that Commerce. The Envoy of the States-Generaf has made frefli Inftances to the Senate, to bei reimburfed the Sums which the Republicfc of Holland formerly lent the Crown o� Sweden upon the Cuftoms of Riga; and though that Place be not now under thei Dominions of Stveden, he is made to hope? this Affair (hall be communicated to the iieic Dyet of the Kingdom, who will.find oiic fome Expedient to fatisfy the Republick, - Falmouth, �ck. 9; Yefterday put m thS Endeavour of London, Taylor, from Portf-^ mouth for Alicaritj the Lively of Bright-helmfton, Randal, frofri Ditto" for Dublin � the Martha of Cowes frdm London, How^ ird, forSt.Sebaftian; the ifabella 6f and fot; Bllboa, Dedloredo, from Havre ; the Laba^ gona, of and for Pitto, Pemillo, from Am? fterdam ; the Margaret of Prefton, Pannsi Read, from Bremen for Sr. Lucar; thet Diana of B|ddeford, Barnard, from Bour-j ideaux for Guernfey, the Ann of and foe Falmouth, Gibbons, from Bilboa. Wio<| W.N. W. Dartmouth, Fefciol This Day faileditS? Allington of this Place, James Pots, for B?H badoes ; the Mary Anri of this "Place, Gebrge' Proufe, forBriftol; the Recovery-of Bofton\ for Gibraltar, and the St. Anthony of Bruges} for Bourdeatfx, and all the, OthfeslOutward-i bound Sfiips to the Weftward. WindE ;