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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - June 22, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. Monday, June ix, 1730. PARIS. The Remonftrance of the Parliament of Rouen to the %tng, againji the R^gt/lring of his Majefty's Declaration in favour -of the Co>fli~ tut ion Uoigenuus, is a very remarkable Piece\ and tho* a Letter of Command from the Kjng enforced the fgid Rjgiftry, and prevented this Remonftrance's talking Place, it has nevertheless been made publicly, and is as follows. SIRE, WE fhould think ourfelves wanting in the Fidelity we owe to your Majefty's Sacred Perfon, and in the particular Confidence with which you are pleafed to honour us, by expecting from us the Execution of your Will ; fhould we diffemble the juft Caufe of Fear, which your new Declaration concerning the Conftitution Vnigenitus has given us* " In the Year 1714, when this Bull, authorized by the late King your Great Grandfather's Letters Patents, firft appear'd in ail the Parliaments of your Kingdom, every body was aftonilh'd at the Condemnation they found therein, of the 01 ft Proposition taken out of the Book of Moral Reflexions. The Magistrates, confidering the Rights of the Crown, and the Sacred Maxims of our Forefathers, thought it their Duty to erect Bulwarks againft the Introduction of that Decree into France, capable of withstanding the Pretentions of the Vltramontanes. " Your Majelty, always zealous for the Interefts of Religion, apply'd all your Care, in 1720, to procure the Peace of the Church : You admitted the Explanations which were drawn up by the Clergy of your Kingdom ; and you lent us your Declaration, to make this Peace known to all your Subjects. Your Parliaments published it, Sire; but being perfuaded, that the Finishing of that Work depended upon the Court of Rome, they thought it their Duty to guard themfelves againft the. Tenets of that Court, if rhey fhould refufe to contribute to the fulfilling of your Pious Intention. " And therefore, in the Arrets of 1714. and 1720, for regiftring the Conftitution Vnigenitus, there were wife and prudent Reftrictions. " Upon reading the Beginning of your new Declaration, wherein you commend your Courts of Parliament for having done their Duty in maintaining the Rights of your CrowD, and the Liberties of the Gallican Church ; we flattered ourfelves, Sire, that we (hould meet with nothing that fhould binder our Regiftring the Dif-pofitions of that Declaration. Neverthe-lefs, the IITd. Article revived our Appre-henfions : If that Article feems at firft fight to confirm the Letters Patents of the 14th of February 1714, and your Declaration of the 41b. of Anguft 1710, with the Restrictions contained in the Arrets of Registration j it at the fame time or- �nd difpofing of their Crowns as he pleafed, came from " the fame Hand and the fame Power that publiflied the Conftitution Vnigenitus. What DifEcultier, Sire, nay what difmal Confequences may we expect, if the Subjects, being accentomed to look upon the Conftitution as a Law of. the Univerfal Church in point of Doctrine, as jt is call'd in your Declaration, Should perfuade themfelves, that there are certain Occasions wherein they may fall off from their Fidelity to their King 1 We have but too many Instances of this. If you will pleaie to call to mind what was done in the popedoms of Paul IV. Pius V. Sixcus V. tt tt tt i* and Gregory XIV. what abominable Pre-dictions will you there behold ! Buc no, Sire, permit us to fave your Majefty the " Recital of tbofe dire Events ! [The Remainder hereafter. 2 Teflerday arriv'd the Mail due from France. Paris, June 28. N. S. rTi H E Chevalier de Crenay goes on board the Venus Fregate this Day at Port Louis, for Louisiana, he being appointed to command all the Troops in that Country, with a Lieutenant-Colonel's Commiflion. They write from the Camp upon the Maes, that 20 Grenadiers of the Regiment de la Marine, having engaged 20 of the Regiment Royal Allemand, 15 Men were ki'l'd out of the 40, and feveral wounded. The Nature of the French is full of Aftion And Vivacity ; and their Soldiery having had no other Employment for fome Tears, than to cut Canals and level Roads, 'tis no fVonder that thefe fmall Parties of different Regiments /hould have a Skjrmijh to bring their Hands in Vfe. They write from Dole io Franche Comte, that a Detachment of the Dauphin's Regiment of Dragoons having been Sent in Pur-fuit of a Gang of Smugglers, they bad a (harp. Rencounter," wherein feveral were kill'd and wounded on both fides 3 but the Ringleader of the Smugglers was taken Prifonef. On the 10th Inftanr, the Duke de Be-thune's Son's Governor was carry'd to the Hotel de Cbaroft, to be Confronted with the Goods he had ,ftoIen. The Leafe of the General Earms was fign'd the 17th In ft ant. Latt Week they began to pull down the Porte de la Conference. The Materials are fold for 6000 Livres, und the Buyers are 10 clear the Ground in a Month. The Principal Money of the Perpetual Annuities paid off the firft fix Months of this Year by the Lottery, which is now fufpend-ed, amounts to 7,908.795 Livres, 9 Sols, 8 Deniers, making 197,720 Livres in Annuities fupprefs'd ; which with, 11,808,287 Livres, 7 Sols, 4 Deniers, Principal paid off laft Year, makes 19,717,083 Livres Principal, and pays offnear 500,000 Livres in Annuitie, fupprefs'd. On the 21 ft, the Officialty decided the Caufe between M. Ducbemin, and Mademoi-felle Duclos his Wife, who fued for a Separation ; when the Marriage was declared good, and the Lady ordered to pay Cofts. On the 23d, a Clerk of the Cuftoms, convicted of counterfeiting the Hands of feveral General Farmers, made the Amande honourable, ftript to his Shirt, a Halter about his Neck, and a Torch in his Hand ; and after he was burnt with a red hot Iron, he was carried to the Tournelle, in order to be fenc to the Gallies. On the 21 ft, M. Buache, the King's Geographer, and Son-in-Law to M de Lifie^ was admitted a Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences. M- de Sr. Cornell, Counfellor of State, and for- ;