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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - November 7, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant 1 > *T Saturday, November 7, 1730, THE DailyJoufoal: of Yefterday, has given us art Abftra& of the following Piece; but we think it will be very agreeable to all who have a ferious Concern ipt Religion, to perufe it at length : N E ENGLAND* By�His Excellency JONATHAN B ELC HE ft E% Caprain-Genera) and Governour in Chief, , in and over his fMajefty's Province of the Majfacbufetts Bay in New-England. . A PRO CLAM ATI Ok For the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and jfo'r the .Preventing and Punifhing of Vice, Prophanefs and Immorality.; ^Orajmucb as it is }he_great andjndijpenjfc Tie Duty of the Civil Magistrate by all pef-Jibleways to promote and encourage Virtue and Helighiti and (theJirongejlBa4d of human Society, and the moft firm and ftable Foundation Government) and to difiountcnance and fu-nijb dS Impiety and Immorality, whiti is the greaiefl Enemy to, the.publkk,. Peace of^mnnkind, and vends to weaken the Force of human Latis, fydffilvfag the. flrpngeffXies of Obedience in the Confciences of Men, and to bring down the righteousjudgments of Heaven upon a Jinful fwfej H^J^^^i%^/�^^iiiion is A Jv^tndjiwfiw* Trift committed tojbe Civil Filersby the Supreme Lawgiver (^-^. ;4omitulxJik:'hifc,: jBJ.ffiwbicb they muftiere-' after pve a ftriS Account, and which thereftfe Itktfjarei deeply concern d to'fftyitJte, weti by taking Care of the due Execution of the Litis made, for the^ Advancement cf Piety aud Virtue, and the Supprejfmg of Vice and Irreligibn, and that the Vitfaierstherief be punijhed ac-cording.le the Demerit of their Crimes, as bf givinggood Examplesto,: others in their own xirtuouiandrclfyws.Cb^^ .,therefore,; in bumble Imitation ,of the Royal ^Example of his Majefty's Piety and ^Goddnefs^ who, has.rib,_ off en, recomrnended and inforced the Practice of Virtue and.Religion, and in Conformity to his MajejiyV Commands, to me given in his Royal Inftruc-tibn's, !ahd from a fiocere Defire tha,t the for reft ^Eoand^tionioEithe Uftiog Profperity and Ha^ft mefs of thisj jfeople niay'.'be lajd.i^.ji general Refotmartjbn of* ^fanners,, .ancl-'in gtiie InqreafBiand .FlfiauriuSing of Piety and Virtue under the Adminiftration of this Government. I have thought fit, with the Advice of his Majefty's Council, to ifloe this Proclamation, hereby declaring the firm Refolution of this Government to difcountenance and >pu-nifh all manner of Vice, Prophanefs and Immorality in Perfons of whatfoever Degree or Qnality; and more efpecially in fuch as (hall fuftain any Office, Civil or Military in th'� Province. And in order to give the greater Encouragement and Countenance to the Practice of Religion and Morality, Perfons of Piety and Virtue (hall be always diftinguilhed by Marks of Favour 5 and it is expe&ed and required, that fuch as are in Places of Truft and Authority do, to the utmoft of their Power, and efpecially by the Example df the� own Virtue and Piety, difcountenance Perfons of wicked and debauched Lives, that they being by that means reduced to Shame and Contempt for their loofe and daTolute Practices, may be the fobner inforced to reform and amend them, and the vifible Dif-pleafureof good Men towards them, may as far as poffible, fupply what the Laws cannot altogether prevent; And I do hereby ftridly prohibit all his Majefty's Subjects of this Province of what Degree or Quality fo-ever, from playing on the Lord's-Days at any Game whatfoever, in any pubiick or private Houfes, or in any other Place or Places whatfoever; and do hereby command and require them decently and reverently to attend the Pubiick Worihip of God on every Lord's-Day, on Pain of the higheft Difpleafure of this his Majefty's Government, and being proceeded againft with the urmoft Severity of Law. And for the more effectual reforming of \ fuch Perfons, who by reafon of their ' diffolure Lives and Converfations are a Scandal to rhis Government, I do hereby ftri#Iy .charge and command all Judges, Juftices of -the Peace', Sheriffs, Conftables, Grand Jurors, Ty thing Men, and all other Officers Civil and Ecclefiaftical, and others whom it may concern, to be very vigilant and ftri& in the Dif-covery and effectual Prpfecurion' and Pe-"nifliment of all Perfons, who fhall be guilty of Blafpbemy, prophane Curfing and Swearing^ Pfojphanbg of the. Lprd's-Day, ,exce(Gve Drinking. Lew^nefs,diflblute and diforderjjtea^icejj and that they take care alfo efiecttullly to fupprefs all lewd Houfes, pubiick Gaming Houfes and Places, and other disorderly Houfes, and put in Execution the feveral Laws of this Province now in Force for the Punifhment and Supprefltngof any of the Vices aboyefatd, and more efpecially the feveral Adls and. Laws /or tig better Qb. fervaticn of the Lord"s Day, ant^an Adt entitled, An A3 for the better Information cf Mamurs,mzde in thenth Year of the Reign of the lateQmnue: And alfo that they prevent land foppdHnll Gaming whatfoever in Pub-Jick Houfrtj and like wife that they take effectual- Ca*e to prevent all Perfons keeping Taverns, Ale-Houfes, Coffee-Houfes, . or other Pubiick Houfes whatfoever from felling Wine, Coffee, Tea, Ale, Beer, Cyder, or other: Liquor*, or receiving and permitting Guefts (other than fuch as are .permitted by Law) to be or remain in fuch their Houfes on the Lord's-Day, as they will An-fwer it to Almighty God, and upon pain of the higheft Difpleafure of this his Majefty's Government. And to the End that all Vice and Debauchery may be prevented, and Religion and Virtue be practiced by all Officers, Soldiers, Mariners and others who are employed in his Majefty's Service by Sea or Land in this Province, I do hereby ftridly charge and require all Commanders and Officers, whatfoever, that they take care to *void all Prophanefs, Debauchery and Immo-Tality, and that by their own good and virtuous Lives and Converfations they do fet good Examples to all fuch as ate under their Charge and Authority j and likewife take care of And infpec? the Behaviour of all fuch as are under them, and punifh all thofe that are guilty of any of the Offences aforefaid, as they anfwerable for the ill Confe-"quences of their Negledk herein. , - And for the more effectual Proceeding here-' in, I do hereby dired and command the feveral Judges of Afitee and Juftices of the Peace within this Province, to give ftricY Charges at their feveral Aflizes and SeiHons for the due Profecution and Punifhment of all Perfons that foall prefume to offend in any of the Kinds aforefaid, and alfo of all Perfons that contrary t� their Duty- {hall be remifs and negligent in putting the Laws in Execution, and that they do at their refpe&ive Affixes and Courts of General Seffions of the Peace, caufe this Proclamation to be publickly read in open Court, immediately before the Charge is given., Given at the Council Chamber at Harvard-College in Cambridge, the zid Day of Sept: 1750, and in the j^th Tear of the Heign of our Sovereign Lord George If.' by the Grace of God of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of ibt F4itbt dec, }; , J. BELCHER. By his Excellency's Command, with the Advice of the Council, ^ofiahmBard, Seer. GOD fave the KING. Hamburgh; Nov. 7. COME will have it, that the King of Poland will not, after all, accede to the Treaty of Seville as Eledor of Saxony, but only as King of Poland, and in the Name of that Republick, The Bifhop of Eutin, who is at prefent here, and is gone into Mourning for the King of Denmark, fent? his Privy^ Counfellor Ahlenfeld to Copenhagen to Day, to make his Compliments of Condolence and Congratulation to their Danifli. MajeftiesJ Letters from Dantzick advife, that the Depn-' "ties of that City were returned from the Dye* of Grodno, and bad given the Magiftrates an Account, that having talk'd with the Protectant Minifters both at Warfaw and at Grodno, about the Affairs of their City,' they prpmifed them to ufe their Intereffc to prevent the Quartering of any more Forces in the Territories of Dantzick, and that the Proteftants fhould no more be perfecuted, but enjoy the free Exercife of their Religion, and Liberty of Confcience. Dujfeldarp, Nov> 7. N. S. The Palatine Horfe in the Dutchies of Berg and Juliers, have taken feveral fmall Bands of Gypfies, as they are call'd, and fent fome of them Prifoners hither, and the reft to Juliers; and as the Men appear arm'd with Muskets, Piftols, and great ;