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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - January 21, 1730, London, Middlesex The L. No. 8814, Paris, Jan. 25. N. S. ON the 16th Inftant, arrived here an Exprefs from Seville; and upon opening his Difpatches, the Spanifh Plenipotentiaries went the lame Day to Verfailles. M. Brayer, Dean of the Parliament, has left about 50,000 Crowns a Year to his next Heirs* Upon his Decealc, M. Soulet, Dean of the Chamber des Enquejles, goes up, into the Great Chamber; and M. de ia Porte is by that means become Dean of the Chamber des Enquejles. The Canonfhip of Notre Dame, vacant by the Death of M. Ouriel, is given to the Abbot Chauvelin, Nephew to the Keeper of the Seals. Laft Week the Operation of the Empyema was performed unon M. de la Chaux Mon-tauban, w ho continues dangercufly ill. M. Dangervilhers, Mimfter of War, has declared that there will be no Camp this Year, during the King's Refidence at Com piegne. The Italian Comedians are preparing to act a new Comedy, call'd Love and Chance j and the French Comedians are going to revive the Triple Marriage. On the 18th Inftant, there was an Affem-bly of the ^orbonnc ; wherein the Abbot de la Croix, Canon and Archdeacon of the Church of Paris, and Docfor of Sorbonne, declared an Oppofinon to all that had pals'd in the late Alfemblies of the jorbonne in relation to the Conftirution, jointly with the 84 other Opponent Doctors , allcdging. that the Parliament had taken-Cognizance of that Affair. Which having been raken into Con-fideration, their Oppofiiion was declared Null and Void. Hereupon Father Pierce Girardin, an Irifhman, and Doctor of Sorbonne, affirmed, that Pofterity would hold in Deteftation all 'that bad been done upon that Subject in the late Affemblies; .for chat it was done by Authority, and without Liberty : But he was obliged to retract before he left the Aflembly. On the lift Inftant, an Italian Comedy was acted in the Theatre at Verfailles, at which their Majefties were prefent. Mofcovo, Dec. 1 5. O. S. His Czarifh Ma-jefty has been a little indifpoled thefe four or five Days paft, but is now perfectly recovered. Great Preparations are making for celebrating his Marriage, and all the Nobility and Gentry endeavour to outdo one another in Magnificence. Seville, Dec. 29. N. S.  The Queen of Spain being perfectly recovered of her Lying-in, their Catholick Majefties received laft Sunday the Compliments of all the Foreign Minifters and the Nobility upon this Occa-fion ; and the 27th Inftant they aflifted at the Te Deum that was fung in the Cathedral of this City. Stockholm, Dec, 31. O. S. Count Rbeen-ftierna is arrived here from Hambourg; and Baron Stralenheim, who is appointed to fuc-ceed him, is fet out for that Place. Hague, Jan. 23. N. S. The Con lent of the Province of Groningen to the Acce:fion to the Treaty of Seville, was rranfmitte'd hither Yefterday as was expected ; and this Day the ConcluGon was taken in the Affem-bly of the States General for the Ratification of it. C b J V I c d I ^^�rrcTtiay wd'niVon me fclcction ct a Reprefen-tative in Parliament for the Borough of Sourh-w.- Receiver of Fines in the CurfitOi's Office, was buried ac St. Clements Dane. On Thurfdav laft 60 Men were difcharaied out of Sheernefs-Yard, whereof 13 are Shipwrights, the reft Labouers. The Rev Dr. Hmchinfon, of Hammerfmith, is dangeroufly 111. Laft Night the Seffions ended at the Old Bailey on London Side, \bpt none �received Sen rence of Death. Three we\-e Burnt in the H:md, viz. John Shawick, Ei.z. Strullas, and William James. Jnmes Dalron, an old Offender, for a'flaulr'ng-Dr. Mead with an intent to rob him, was fined 40 Marks, and to fufter 3 Years Imprifonment, and to find Security for his good Behaviour for 7 Years. About the fame time a Gentleman-like Man coming to the Old-Bailey to ask for one Finch, a Boy who was a Prifoner there, James Dalton pulled out a Penknife and (tabbed him thro' the Cheek. He behaved himfhlf with great In folence while the Court psfled Sentence on him.' He is ordered to be Double iron'd, and to lie in one of *he new Cells, for fear of his doing further Mif-chief. Yefterday the Blue-Coat-Eoys of Chrift-Hofpi-tal, that are brought up fo Navigation, with their Governors and Mafters, waited on the Lords of the Admiralty, to fliew what Progrefs they had made in their Learning within thefe 12 Months. We hear^thatCapt.Matr.hewNorris, Commander of his Majefty's Ship the Leoftoffe, will be fta-tioned at South Carolina ; and that Capt. Peter Warren, Commander of his Majefty's Ship the Solebay, will be (rationed at New-York. The Lord Delawar, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Firft Troop of Horfe Guards, has exchanged the fame with Col. Carpenter for his Company in the Firft Regiment of Foot Guards, his Majefty having confented thereto. Yefterday Mr. Carrendon, one of his Majefty's Meflengers, arrived at tfie Duke of Newcaftle's Office, with an Exprefs. He came from France laft, but having been Abroad fometime, it's believed he has been further than, that Court. About Eleven a Clock on Sunday Night laft, a Srocking Weaver, at Mrs. Clay's, the Corner of Joha-ftreet in Marybone-ftreet, Golden-Square, was attack'd in Ruffel-ftreer, Covent-Garden, by 3 Foot-pads, who held a Cafe Knife d his Throat, and fwore they would fpoil his "ackling if he made any Refiftance, and at the arae Time robbed him of Half a Guinea and bme Silver. They were ftripping off his Coat, V'aftecoat, and Great Coat, and had taken his Vatch ; but he holding faft by the Chain, till )" Perfons came by and furpnVd them, they lade off with the Watch-Cafe only, which hap-en'd to flip off from the Watch, On Monday Morning 3 Men were apprehend-1 at the Anchor at Weybridge, having been urfued thither from the Portfaiouth Road, v.heie is fufpe&cd they have committed feveral Rob-cries. Cn Wednefday Morning Mr. Roker cf Lay, tear Guildford, going with one of his Neigh-iours to Auie'dcli, - as robbed on Hindhead o� 5 Guineas, (bme Silver, his Watch and Whip; wp Men lay in wait for them at the Ale-houfe in load-lane, and fee a Boy to watch their going >y, on Notice of which they mounted, and foon pvcrtook rhem ; the one rode forward fome Di-/fiance, when the other attackeJ and robbed Mr. Roker, without taking Notice of the Perfon with him, tho' he llood by all the time. By the REPORT of the Committee of tie Houfe of Commons 0' I eland, in relation to the yufices of the Peace at Dublin, we h.w the following moft remarkabie Acts of Cppreffion, viz.- Py the Contrivance cf Marrhcw Pennefather,, C!erk to the late Alderman Dixon, one Staunton, who came in Search of a Horfc ftolen from him near Ballinrobe in the County of Mayo, was committed to Jjil, on Pretence of not finding Security to piofecute the Thi-f ;,and tho* he produced !vrficic:h Sec-.miv (as wa.� proved to the Coiiinitt;.) ', et he wa. detained feveral Days in Jail, and was with D:fficulty releafi-d by the 1'jid Clerk, after much Expence, snd orh-r Hard-fliip.s : It appeared, that the Horfe and Thief were apprehended m the Houfe of one Mcc. Nemara^ Inn-keeper in this City ; and that by the faid Clerk's b'nding over the faid Mcc. Nemara to prorecute the Thief at the Tholfel, the faid Thief, upon his there, was acquitted, foe want of Proof of the Property by Staunton, who, by the faid Clerk's Contrivance, was at the fame time bound to profecute at Ballinrobe, where the faid Staunton attended to profecute, but the Recognizance was,not returned, nor the Thief tranfmitted, tho* it appear'd, that proper Application had been made to the faid Clerk for Purpofe ; by which means the f3i'd Thief efcaped, and the faid Staunton, befides the mofl cruel Tt^arment by the Committal as above, was deprived of his Horfe, which appear'd to have been fold by the faid Thief to a Smithfield Jockey,' without having been Booked. The Committee thought thefe were fufficient Inftances of the Mif-chiefs arifing from the arbitrary Proceedings of the faid Matthew Pennefather the Clerk, and of the Abufes of a Truft unwarrantably repofed in him , and do therefore report no more, tho" there were other Complaints offered and heard] againft him. One Hern, a Sail-maker, (having a Piece o� Sail-Cloth offered to be fold to him, at a Price much below the Value, by, one Kelly, and a Woman with him) feizid the faid Cloth on Sufpi-cion of its being ftolen ; Kelly and the Woman made their Efcape for fear of being apprehended ; immediately after which, the faid Kelly went to Alderman Wilkinfon's Office, and fwore an Af-fault and Robbery againft Hern,, his Wife and Servant; whereupon John Stewart, his Clerk, (attended by feveral Conftables) came in a Coacfi to the faid Hern's Houfe, to take him and his Wife, and Servant, before the faid Alderman, who at that Time had not figned the Examination, nor was it fworn before him, bur before his Clerk, rho' the faid Alderman did afterwards fign it. The Clerk went away that Night, upon Affurance of one Mr. Chriftian, and other Per- fo ;