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Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - December 9, 1840, Dublin, Dublin Vol.IV. RICHARD R E I L L T. Numb. 411 The Dublin News-Letter. From Tuesday December the 9th, to Saturday December the 13th, 1740. Yeflerday arrived one Britifh Pacquet, and Thurffiay another, which brought one French Mail, RUSSIA. Petersburg!], November 21. Th# followirg Declaration hasjuft been published hers. 'E John the Third, by the Grace of Gad Emperor and Sovereign of aJI the Ruffns, &c. Thougn by Virtue of the Difpofitions made by her late Imperial Majefly of glorious memory, the moft i lulbious Erneft-John Duke of Courland had | been nomiriattd Regent of this Empi'e during ourMinori-; ty, and by that Ditoofition he had beenexprefly ordained to comport himfelf in his Regency conformable to the Ordinances and Laws publifhed by her Imperial fyfojelly and her ilIuflricu�Pr�deceffjr*, as alfo to take the uimoitCarej of our Health and Education, to have for our molt dean Parents, and all the Imperial Family, the Efteem andj Veneration which is due to them, and to provide for their, Subfiftence accotding to their rank and Dignity; we! have neverthclefs been informed, with great JDiicontent, that the Duke of Courland, inltead of fulfilling thefe Du ties in conformity to the above Difpofitibn, has prcfum'd, immediately alter having taken into his Hands the rains of theRegency, and even before the Body of her late Imperial Majefty was interr'd, to undertake feveral Things contrary to the Ordinances and Laws; and what is flill more aggravating, to have pub'ickly (hewn a minifeft Contempt to our molt dear Parents, having made ufe for that purpofe of menaces which in no fort became him, whereby he difcoveied his vaft and dangerous Defigns: So that not only oar moft dear Parent?, but alio our Per fon, as well as the Repofe and Satiety of the Empire, appeared to be fallen into the moll peri!ous Situation. For thefe Caiifes, in order timely to prevent the Consequences of fo manifeft aCohtravention of the Difpofition of her Tate Imperial Majefty, as well from the imprudent Conduct of the-Duke ot Courland, and his dangerous Deigns, as &om. bis Enterprjfcs -agaioll our moil dear Parents the Imperial Family, and the whole Empire, we havej found durfelves under a neceffity, at the very hum-b!e and inllant requefl gf all our faithful Subjects and States, as weU Ecclefiaftical as Secular, to take the Re gency from the Duke of Courland, and to confer, at the fame inftant Rcqueft of our faithful Subjects, the Admini ftration of the Empire of Rnffia, during our Minority, to our moll dear Lady Mother her Imperial Highnefs Anne, to whom from this prefent we give the Title of Grand Princeisof all Ruflia; and we grant her fullPower to exercife the Regency upon the fame Principles and Foundations as were eflabli&ed by the fa id Difpofitions of her late Imperial Majefty. And to the end that our faith /u! Subjects may be informed of the above Particulars, and that purfuarit thereto they may be obedient to her v. ith all .Fidelity, as tbvy ought to be to us their lawful Lord and"Emperor, and that by Virtue of this Confutation they render in all things a due SubmifGon and Obedience to her Imperial Highnefs Anrie, Grand Princefs of all Ruflia, our moil dear Lady Mother, as Regent during our Minority, that they religioufly obferve, inviolably iupport, and affirm by Oath, our prefent moft graciois Difpofition, which we have ordered fo be printed, to the End that it may come to the Knowledge of every Body. The Original fif' this Declaration was figned by the whole Synod, "the Mimflry, and Genesalsof the Army, the 20th of November, 1/40. Printed by Order of the Senate, the 21 ft of November, 1740. GE , Count Munich going at three o'Clock in the Morning, at the Head of a Detaehment of the Guards, to the Pa lace of the Duke of Courland, arretted him by Order of the Princefs Anne. The Duke being taken out of his Bed, was mflahtly bound, and carryj'd to the Corps de Garde,, from whence he was Condnfted to the Monaltery of Afexarider Niesky. He was afterwards tranfparted to ' the Caille bf^SdhlufTenboOrg, after having been deprived of his rrWJrlu bf'Diflinafon. * GE The ftiricefs Anne has been acknowledged Regent with univ&'fal Applaufe. 1 Her Irhjjeiial Highnefs has already diipofed of fomeof the principal Employments; The Prince of Brunfwick her Confof't has been declared Gtneraljffimoand LieutenantColoriel of the HoricGuards Coan^Mutticii Prime Mihiiter, Count d'Olterman High Admtraj/.ther Knees Tfcherkaske'^/''Grand Chancellor, the Caddt'de- GalloWkin Vice: Ch'ahce.'or and Minifterjof - ' � * . -:n.' ; A .' >� . . . . t r T rr Tl __l ____ r' _ . M ;_��:r.; The Occasions of this Change are fufficiently explain'd in a Letter from Patersburgh of the fame Date, which 1. juft received by the Way of Berlin to this Purpofe. The Nomination of the Duke of Courland to the Dignity of Regent furpriz'd us the more, becaufe we had ail aloBg expected that the Princefs Anne would be deciar'd preemptive Heirefs to the Crown, or that fhe would be d*clar'd Regent during the Minority of her fon, in cafe fhe fhould have one. Whatever applaufe was given to the Regency of the Duke of Courland, it was very far from being gent/al. The Princefs Anne, as Mother ofj the Emperor, ought naturally to have a fliare in the Ad miniftration ; and though Duke Anthony of Ulrich had been deciar'd Gerieraliffimo and High Admiral of the Empire, yet he could not tnduie to fee the Regent govern without Controul, wherefore he refolv'd to lay down all his Polls. The Nobility, little fatisfy'd at the Regent';, Equation, murmured at feveral things wherein his Ad-minillration feem'd reprehensible: This made the Duke aflemble them, and declare to them that he perceiv'd ie-ve.al Things which gave them Uneaunels ; that he took the Regency upon him only with a view to the pablick Good, and out of refpect to the Will of the late Emprefs; that his iwn private lntereft wasquiteouc of theQueflion in that relpcct ; and that his whole ltudy was how to govern well and defervc t;he Afiection of the Nation. However, as the Regent's Behaviaur did not iquare with his Protrflations, the murmurs of the Nobility encreaied. The Duke relying too much upon his Authority order'd fix Ruffian Lords and fome other Perfoos of inferior Rank to be arretted. This was, in fact, the Fore runner to the Duke's Fall; for the i8th and 19th of November fecret Conferences were held at the Palace, and the next Morning the Duke, who dream'd of no futdv Thing, w-js taken out of his Palace and carried Prifoner to the Fortreis. All the Biron Family feel the EfF.cts of his DJIgrite , L L When the Veldt Marfhal Maoich %nified to the Duke of Courland his Orders to take him into Cuftody, the Duke drew his Sword in order to defend hjnifelf; upon which the Veldt Marfhal immediately gave a fignal foi feveral Officers to enter the Room and dilarm him : The Dutcheisof Courland and all the. Duke's Family are like-wife confined in the Fortrtfa of Scblufielbourg. L E I T A L V. Naples, November 14. A few Days fince the Council of Commerce "was auembled in the King's Prefence. and a Refolution taken to grant to a Company ofTradeis the Priviledge they had demanded, tor eftablifhing here a manufactury of Carpets, in Imitation of thole of Turky. We have Advice from Sicily that twenty French Veiled are arriv'd iri the Ports of that Kingdom, in order to load Corn. L F Florence, November 19. Count Lorenzi, Minilter from France, receiv'd another Courier from Paris the 1 jtb Inftant, with Difpatches which give room to hope that the moft Chrilfian King will take care to prefer ve P.;ace in Italy, in cafe any unforefeen Accident fhould threaten the Repofe of it. LE Genoa, November A few Days ago two of the Republick Galleys arrived from Baflia with all the Arms taken from the Corficans, which the Marquefs de Mai'.le-bois had delivered to the Marquefs Spinoia, our Commif-lary General in Coriica; it's reckoned there are in ait about 7006 Mufkets and Piftols. The Goverament being apprehenfive that the Englifh iUen of War, wh ci ar= in the Gulph of Spezzia, may occalioa feme Dilturbancet in regard to the Quarantains, they have taken Care to pu; Fort St. Mary in the fame Condition as if it was to fuftain a fiege. L E Modena, November 22. The Duke has fent Orders to his Minifter at Vienna to declare, that as he preferves for the Queen.of Hungary and Bohemia the fame fenti ments which he teltified to the late Emperor, he will ever be ready to give Proofs thereof to that Princefs, and con vince her of His Attachment to the Houfe of Auftria : With this View hie has given Orders for recruiting and augmenting the Troops he keeps up. L E GERMANY Vienna, Nov. 26. The annual Dyet of the States of Auftria will not bs aflembled till towards the End of next Month. The -Bifliop of Bamberg and Wirtzbourgh haf allured the Queen that fhe may depend upon the fime Zeal and Fidelity from him which he always manifefted to the late Emperor ;/that he offers all that lies in his Power for the fupport of her Majeity's Intereffs; and that if (hi mould have Occafion for any fuccours of Troops, he-can {pare four Regiments of Foot and two of Horle for her fervice: In all appearance the BiTVrop will take a Journey to Court before it be long. General Count Neuperg, fince his return hither, has frequent Conferences with thi Great Duke of Tafcany about the Difpofitions to be 'made with"refpect to the Army. It is jajd the Marqui: de Mirepoix will fet out in a fhort time on his teturn home. L i. Vienna. Prince Charles of Lorrain is made a Vrldz Marfhal. A Camp of 25.000 M:n will certainly be fornwd in Bohemia next fpring. L E Seme Advices from Hanover pretend.fhat the King of Pruffia has demanded a Pail ge T�r a Bidy of Troops through that Electorate. L E FRANCE. Paris, December 2. The King has not yet acknow-ledg'dthe Prince de Lrtchfteniteia in Quality of EmbarTa-dor from the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, nor the Baron de Wafti�r as Minilter from that Princefs, becaufa the Miniltry is confuting the Rrgilirrs of the Court in regard to the Titles formerly in ule with refpect to th� Crowns of Hungary and Bohemia. The Prince de Lich-cenilein has ienc a Courier to Vienna, to the end ihar they may make the fame Enquiry there. Cardinal Fleury giving an Entertainment the other Day to feveral Foreign ivliniiters, faid to them, " Gentlemen, you will fmd that I have retrenched the Expences of my Table ; but, me-thinks, atfuth a time as thi-*, we cannot be too cveful to make the Poor fliare Of our fuperfluities." In fact, this Minilter lets an Example of a truly Chriftian Chariry, in diitribui'ng to the Pcor what he faves in the Expences of his Table. L E Rochefort. We have five {hips of the Line and feveral Frigates ready to put to fea ; and fix Spanifh Privateers are cruizing off of this Harbour, in order to intercept the Englifh Merchantmen. L E Fhe Captain of a Veffel arrived here reports, that the Englilh Fleet had met with a violent Harm which had (e-parated feveral of the Tranfport fhips. By two \ elf Is, one of which arrived from Maitineco, the otuer from St. Domingo, we have Advice, that the Fleet commanded by the oiirquis d'Antin had paffad by the Azore Iilunds, purl'uing than courfe towards America. S J E Bi.urdeaux, Dec 3. Our News from Martineco mention a terrible Hurricane from the iithtotne 12th of September lafl, O. S. The Iflands of Guardaleup, Ma-riagiknte, and Dominique, are moltly deSroyed, and Icarce a Ship laved, nor a Houfe Handing, fo that they talk of abandoning them. They compote they have left above fix thoufand Hogfbaads of Sugar. There is forae Damage done at Martineco, but not very cor fiderable. The three French Men of War, one of 66 Guns, one of 64 Guns, and the other of 60 Guns, who failed the Day before the Marquis d'Antin's Squadron, being about go Leagues to the Eaftward of the Iflands, have loft all their Marts, and pnt into Martineco in Diitrefs; but were fitting out again with all Expedition to proceed on their intended Voyage, but it is kept a great fecret. 'Tis a.'f) believed the Spanifh Fleet from Feriol hare had their Share. G E Tna Matter of a French Ship from Toulon repor.s, that a few Days before an So Gun Ship had been launched there; that another bo Gun Ship was to be launched in a lew Days more; that they were hard at Work in fitting out a ftrong Squadron ; and that they are auembling fo gieat a number of feamen in Provence to mann the K'ng's Ships, that the Merchants are diftrefled for Hands to navigate their Veffcls. GE HOLLAND. Hague, Dec. 9. N. S. One of the Letters whitfc brought the News of the Revolution at the Conn of Pe-tersburgh begins thus : I am impatient to acquaint yon. Sir, that the Divine Providence hasjuft deliverd Ruflia from her hateful Regent, who, prompted by his Prida and iniatiabie Ambition, has not fcrupled to impofe upon the Imperial Family, and to encroach upon its juft Rights and Prerogatives. To-prevent his deteftable Defigns from taking E&ct, the Velt Marfhal the Count de Mutich, after a Meeting with the Emperor's faithful M -niiters, west yeflerday Morning, being Sunday the 20th of November, to the Duke of. Courland?s Apartment, and.fignify'd to him he was his Prifoner, &c. Th� whole City of Petersburgh rings with Joy for the happy Change, and every Soul leems transported that the Ad-mmiiiratioD of the Empire is pat into the; Hand* of the Princefs Anne, which was proclaimed this Day, the 21ft, by Sound of Trumpet. G � Hague. Public Affairs lately have taken an unexpected Turn ; for there was icarcety a Court in Surcy'e which did not believe, but that France would have taken. Advantage .of the prefent Juncture, to iiave interfef'd more than heretofore fhe has done in the Affairs of tha Empire; (be has. neverthclefs hitherto taken qoita oppo-fiteMeafures, botbby h�r Declaratioas at Several Courts, and by her peaceable -Conduct 'fince the Emperor's Death, no Orders having been given to^atigment the Troops of that Nation, or to caufe any to march tbwsrds the Mofclle, or tha Rhine, as has toea fajfly given oat. SUBSCRIPTIONS fir City **d ?oiinfyt fir ihii Paper, are takn in iy the printer beretf. ;