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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - March 25, 1730, London, Middlesex ne Daily. Courant. Wednefday, March 25*, 1729-30. To the Author of the DAILY COURANT. fJrHLE an exafperated Sett of Men continue wich unexampled Inveteracy to inveigh againft publicl^Mea-fures, in view of deftroying our publicly Peacet 'tis certainly allowable, and may be of general Service, at proper Periods, to review their Conduct, and examine into the Succefs of t. Such a feafonable Opportunity a prefent Recefs feems to furnifh: The Hopes of Faction we/e of late highly rais'd ; at prefent they appear level with the Ground : A few Weeks ago the Enemies of the Adminiftration infulted and began to triumph, they are now become abjefl. and difpirited as before; that they are become delpis'd cannot with any Juftice be added, for they have always been thoroughly defpis'd. This Change, however confiderable, is no other than thole, who were acquainted with the true Si ate of Affairs, firmly depended upon; and the Reafons for it are fuch as all the World fhould be made fully acquainted with. If we are any longer impos'd upon by FiElim and bold Affurances, gull'd by Pretences and a Shew of Patriotifm however lpecious, or the Dupes of a Party whofelntereft 'tis to deceive and abufe us, it muft be our own Fault : The whole Kingdom, or all who are worth convincing, muft now be convinced, that the Clamour w ithout Doors has been unjuft; and that the invidious Reflections and odious Applications Mr. D'Anvers and his Creatures have been making, have been deteftable, un* deferved, and bafe.; Mr. D'Anvers may go'on with his Everlaft. ing Harangues againft bad Minifterj; draw new Characters, or difplay the Villain Scenes over again; arriufe himfelf-withhisQuixotifm, his wild, impolitic^, romantic\ Schemes for fettling the Peace of Europe: or, if ic better pleafes him, he may for an Age or two longer bemoan the Lofs of Liberty; (hew us how other Countries were depriv'd of ic; and make their Cafe, if he thinks fit, fuit our Ci.rcumftances, tho' it has no more relation to us, than to Mufcovy, Morocco, or any other Country y/here they ha've no Liberty to lofej fuch Declaiming cannot poifibly do any great Damage for the future; Men of Senfe will be afharrTd of them, and ail honeft Men fuf-ficiently guarded againft their Venom. Was the Credic indeed thefe People met with, equal to the numerous malicious Publications they offer  us, what infinite Mifcbief might they not be capable of? The creating National Uneafineffes, terrifying the Populace, and keeping the Country in conftant Alarm, would be the ieaft we were to ex. peel from them ; thefe have long been the Efm feBs of their Weekly Productions, to tk* I{uin of numberlefs Families, and the bringing an infupportable Diftrefs upon the Poor j. fu: in the former Cafe, 'twould be in" their Power at Pleaiure, to prove fata! to ?very valuable Jncereft remaining among us; and they have given too many Earnefts of their Inclination, to leave us any room to look for the h"aft Favour when it might interfere with their private Views, or Reftnrmenrs to fhew us any. But 'tis a National Happinefs that ve want no Favour at their Hands - their Malice is contemned, and rh^ir moft envious Attacks have been render'd abortive; the laft, indeed, in a great Meafure, rendered themfelves fo; and the only fign of M^ddty thefe Men ever difcovered was, by giving over the Enquiry ; by throwing up the Game ibemfelves. 'Tis a Truth all Mankind fhould kr.ow, and a Truth I may challenge, nay, defy the moft inveterate Enemy of the prefent Government to invalidate; that, according to what has already appeared, there have been no iV;eafures purlued by Gnat Britain, during the Courfe of ihe fubfifting Adminiftration, no, r.ot in the moft critical, moft difficult Periods of it, but what have been necejfarys wife and juft. For the certainty of this I may appeal to a Britifh Parliament, who have approved of every Step they have yet look'd into ; the publick Management they have reviewed with the greareft Exadtnefs; the Publick Accounts they have infpe&ed with all poili-ble Care, and both have met their Approbation : How fhould they dootherwife,/or upon the firicleft Examination that perhaps ever was made, every Caufe of Complaint has been found falfe and malicious ? It has appear'd, notwithftanding the reiterated Charge of Profufion, Corruption, and Bribery, that not a Shilling of the Publick Money has been embezzled, or apply'd in any other way than as appropriated by Parliament; it has appear'd that the Gentlemen in the principal Direction have been able fufly^ juftify their Conduct in every part of it, and that they have put it paft the Power of being contefted, unlefs by the moft eternal Caviller ; that they have behaved becoming the important Truft repp fed in them ; with a facred regard to the Honour; and moft valuable Intereft of their King and Country. Allo*v me to add, that thefe have appeared fo evident, and without any flaw to be an Alloy, even after the longtft, the moft laboured, the cloftft 3(efearcbes, that thofe who fet them on font gave them over, and many of their Friends were heartily afham'd of their Votaries without Doors, who had prompted a fruitlefs Enquiry. I doubt not of a Day at hand more proper to be full upon this Head, I rfierefore �,Mve it now; permit me only to fay, that had ic not been for a little finuggling Affair at Dun-kirk, which was wholly the doing of the Inhabitants, and which any other People in their Cafe would have done, not the Ieaft Shadow of a Complaint could have been produced worthy Confideration within Doors; or would there have been a Topick left the Paction to have railed a Brawlv and popular Clamour upon without. But to clofe the Subject : Can the Gentleman at whom thefe Shafts are principally pointed, be any other than a Perfon of exulted kfSortb, when unmoved he can thus bear the Shocks of the mcft implacable Oppofirion at Home, and at the fame rime furmount the greatelt Difficulties Abroad ? What Wifdom, Intrepidity and Steadinefs muft he not dil-clofe, who can direct a Nation's moft important Affairs,highly to its Advantage, when they are under vaft Entanglement, and innumerable Embarrafments are hourly thrown in the way of his Succefs ? Such is the noble Perfon who juftly prefides in the Councils of Britain ; let us view him then in any Light, but that he is placed in, by the Enemies, which his fuperior Merit has made fuch; and He'll appear deferving the utmoft Honours his Country can pay. In his Compofition we find none of the little Deceits of Trickfters ; the Chicane, the low Artifices of Pretenders to Patriotifm and Politicks : NO, rhefe are theboafted Qualification* of his Oppofers, and the only Methods left thero to fupport their Caufe. Whatever may conduce to the Happinefs of Britain ; may relieve the Dijireffed � efltblifh Property employ J:e Pc-r  rejlore or extend Trade; whatever may promote Induftry, preferve Libertyj or reward Merit, are lure of the genercuii . the moft arduous Ailiftance of this NOBLE PERSONAGE; And as thefe muft undoubtedly recommend him to the regard of a v. ife and juft Prince ; fecure to him, notwithftanding all poffible Detraction and Mijreptefenta � tions, the Efteem of the valuable Part of Mankind ; fo they will convey his Name, with the utmoft Advantage to Futurity; which will honour it, not only as of one of the greateft Men that ever was at the Htlm of Affairs in Britain ; and for his havir g efta-blifhed in his Times a moft noble Syjtcm of Government, beft luited to the Dignity and Happirtefs of the humnn Nature ; but tlpecially for the glorious Starid he made to the laft, againft thofe who once betrayed their Country ; and had it been in their Power would have rendred its Inhabitants Slaves to the laft Hour of their Exiftence. Such Views as thefe will fupport under all the undeferved Virulency cf enraged Men ; and as to become thus Beneficial to Po-Jierity, is the noblefl Ambition, worthy art ex-alted Mind ; fo there is no Puce fuch can *C prefent pay in their Fame, but after Ages will abundantly reftore to their Family or Memories, March 14, I am, SIR, 1729-30. Your humble Servant,' lvcivs: Tefterday arrived the Mail due from Holland.' Mofcow, March 2. N. S. ON the 26th of February, our new Czarina made her Pubiick Entry into this City in the following manner. 1. A Troop of Horfe Grenadier Guards, l. Twenty one Coaches of the Nobility,-empty. 3. The Nobility on Horfeback. 4. The Privy Counsellors and principal Minifters of State, moft of them in Coacbei drawn by fix Horfes. 5. The Czarina's Coach empty. 6. The Ladies of the Courr, who came with her Czarian Majefty from Courland. 7. A Detachment of-the Horfe Guards. 8. The Czarina in a magnificent Coach drawn by eight Horfes, preceded by twelve Footmen ; two Moors and two Heydukes walking by the Sides of the Coach. 9. The Depuries of the Council, namely Prince Watili Dolgorouki, Prince Michael Michaelowitz GalJiczin,- and Major General Leonriof, who went to Mittau, to wait'up-on her Czarian Majefty, and conducted her-hither, on Horfeback. 16. A Detachment of the Horfe Guards. We had erected three Triumphal Arches ; at the firft of which her Czarian Majefty was received by the Magiftrates and principal Inhabitants of this City ; at the fecond/ by the Nobility ; and at the third, by the Clergy. The Czarina went directly to the Cathedral Church, where the Te Deum was fung, and the Archbifhop of Novogrod made her *> fhort Speech. Her Czarian Majefty went afterwards to St. Michael's Church, and from thence to the Church of the Annunciation of the Bleffed Virgin j after which fhe repaired to her Apartment in the Caftle of Cremelin, where fhe admitted^ principal Lords and Ladies to the Honolarj killing her Hand. The Cannon upoj^^p Ramparts were thrice difcharged upon|b|�c^v Occafion ; together with fome other wfctkit *' ;