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Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - January 6, 1840, Dublin, Dublin QL.V. RICHJRDREILLY. The Dublin News-Letter. ^ Numb. 420 From Tuesday January the 6th, to Saturday January the ioth, 1740. Yefonfof arrived Five Britifh Packets, which brought Four Holland, Two French, and One Flanders Mails. RUSSIA Petersburgh, November^. O. S. COunt Munich, oqr Prime Minifter, has been lately taken ill of a violent Cholick, info-much that he was thought to be in great Danger, but his Excellency is at pre/ent much better. They are very bufy at Court in examining tie Papers of the Duke of Courland. *Tis given out that there is Proof of bis having held a fecret Conerpondence with certain Courts of Europe. Jtn the mean time a ftricl Gu�rd is kept upon him and his Family, in the CaftJe of Schlefielbourg, where they are allow'd five Rubles a Day for their fubfiflecce. That Duke has wrote a very fubmiffive letter to the PriqceTs.Regent, to the following Effect, viz. That under his prefent unhappy Circumfiances, he cannot forbear calling to mind his paft Cdnduct, as well before as fince the Emprefs's Death, but that he cannot conceive what he had done to incur the Difpleafure of her Imperial Hi'gh-ne/s. That he new intended to be wanting in his Ditty to her, or her Confort; but that if htverthelels he had been fo unfortunate, as in any refpect to deviate frcm it, he entreats her Imperial Higbnefs to believe it was owing to Inadvertency, and to a Multitude of Perplexiiies which are infeparable from Government. That 'tis not to fue for Favour to hia-{elf, that he takes the Liberty of writing this bumble Letter. That having fo lately experiene'd the Uncertainty of human Greatnefs, he can be no moreafFe&ed with any Thing which may relate to himfelf, therefore whatever Sentence (hall be thought proper to be pafs'd on him, he fha.Il readily fubmit to. That the only Favour he has to ask of her Imperial Highnefsis, that Jhe will be pleafed to caft an Eye of Com paffion upon his unhappy Family, which cannot have fhared in the Faults imputed to him; and that if he obtains this Grace, he will employ tht remainder of his Days in Act* of Piety, and praying for the Preservation of the facred Pcrfon of the Emperor, her Imperial Higbnefs, 8cc. The Princefs appear'd to be affected with reading this letter, whence 'tis believed, that the Duke of Courland will be treated more tenderly than was at firft defign'd. 'Tis confirmed, that the Dutchefs his Confort, will be confined in a Convent, bat that his Children will be fet at Liberty, end have Penfions allotted them fuitable to their Rank. His eldeft Son continues ill. Her Imperial Highnefs has, hi a Letter to the Regency cf Courland, exprek'd the utmoft Affection towards the Nobility and People of that Dutchy. She aflures them, that following the Example of the late Emprefs, fhe will ever protect the Courlanders : 7 hat fhe will endeavour to fupport them in their Privileges: That the Troops of the Empire fliall always be ready to defend them, and prevent them from beirg opprefled by any of their Neighbours; and that agieeabie to thefe Aflurances, j zooo Men have received Orders to hold themfelves in Readinefs to march on the firft Notice towards the Frontiers of Courland. SJE Mofcow, De� 14.. The Day before Yefterday there w;s a great Feaft at Count Charles Biron's, on occafion of the Birth-Day of the Duke of Courland his Brother. The Palace of this Lord was illuminated. There was a Sail, and a magnificent Supper. The Gueils, to the Number of 150 People, were at Table, and in the Height of Joy, when a Caurier arrived from Petersburgh. with Orders to arreft the Count, and feveral other Perfbns, whofe Names were infert-ed in the Order, which was immediately done, and were all fiiordy after conducted to the Fortrefs. The Hurry is net to be expreffed that this Event caufed amongft the Inhabitants. Yefterday and toDay great Rejoicings were made when the Cry of the Populace was nothing but Long live the Emperor and the Princefs Regent. SJE ITALY. Naples, Nov. 29. The Preparations of War which are carrying on in all Parts of this Kingdom, make it beh'ev'd that there is fome very important Erne/prize in Agitation. Since the arrival of a fecond Courier from Madrid, feveral of their Geneial Officers are getting their Equipages ready, in order to join the Troops which are defign'd to inarch, and will be accompanied with feveral Engineers, and a Train of Artillery. The Intendant of the Navy is ordered to give in a Lift of the Men of War, Frigates, and other Veflels, �fit fpr Service; and the Number of Workmen empioyVf injthe Magazine of this City is confiderabiy augmented. * G E Leghorn, Dec. 17. We have ths mod difagreeable wea ther that can be Conceiv'd ; and what is yet worfe, there does not feem *p be *he leaft �ign of its changing for the better. The violent "Rains and Snows that we have had of late have fo fw'ell'd the Rivers that run into the Arno, that two thirds of Florence are laid' under water ; in many places of the Town it was upwards of ten Feet deep j and in , the Streets the furtheftfroin the River, and the feaft expo-fed, the water was npwards of four Feet. All the Trades: adjoining to the. River, fuch as Dyers, &c. are quite demo-Wad and xtuVd, and carried away by the Violence of the; Torrewa and Floods. The Country :all around, wbjeaiies *"M way between this place and Florence, lies quite un^er '� Water, (6 that unlets dry weather comes, foon, the Campy. ^be^ruinU For $ho* the water Ja itetotin bub% fa very wet, GE Places, the continutl Rains keep the Ground that the Corn muft inevitably'perrm. Leghorn, Kov. 22. O. S, ' Wileirn, that the Spaniards fituated on the Coafts of Tufcariy are in great potion ; the Troops there are confiderabty reinforced, and great Quantities of Pfovjfions arrive daily; and the Governors have fern Orders to the Officers who 'dt$ ablent, to repair forthwith fo their Pbfts. '' ' S f � Genoa, Nov. 30. OS. The Elector of Bavaria has applied to this Republick; to' advance him a Million of Crowns upon good Security, and* advantageous Intereft; But the Expences which the Government has been it ih Relation to the Affairs of Corica., fl^ve obliged it to excuse ' irfelf from making this Loan; 1 n SJE GE R MA NY Vienna, Nov. 30. O. S. A' fecond Circular Letter has been fent frdmhence to all our 'Minxftersat foreign 'Courts, in which the Qneen''s Rights afe fetiii a clearer and fuller Light than ever; in Confutation of trie: 'Pretentions df the Court of Bavaria: *Tis faid, that the Counfde Borck, the Pruffian Erfvoy, has declared the Refolution of the King his Mailer, touching the march of his Forces into Silefia, but What it is remains a Secret, as well as what palled in a lorfg Conference thereupon three Days ago between the Duke ofLorrain and'otlr Minifters, to which the feid Envoy and Count Kin'fti, the Great Chancellor of Bohemia, were admitted ; nor can it be known what paffed in the Conference that was' held Yeflerday, upon the fame Affair, at the Houfe of the Count de Sintzeri-dorf, the firft Minifter. SJE Vienna, Dec. 3. O. S. The Queen, in the prefent Conjuncture, being fubjeft to extraordinary Expences for the Defence and Security of the Countries of which fhe is in Pofleflion, the States of Bohemia have agreed to advance her 500006 Florins at 5 per Ce,nt. Intereft. The Clergy of the hereditary Countries will alio advance 500000 Flo-tins at the fame Rate. The Count de Khevenhuller, who inherits the immenfe Riches of the late Count de Metfcb, Vice-Chancellor of the Empire1, will lend the Queen 8000000 Florins j and the Nobleffe of Hungary are like-wife inclined to raife fome Millions for the Service of her Majefly. SJE Mr. Robinfon, Minifter of Great Britain, having received a Courier, with Difpatches concerning the Alliance negotiating between tie Queen and the Kang of Great Britain, had on that Occafion an Audience or her'Majefty, who appear'd to be perfectly wetf iatisfied with the Contents of thofe Difpatches. He alfo cofrjrriunicated them to the Grand Duke of Tufcany, with w,hom he had a Con- ! ference of ueaf'two Hours, as well upon the Subject of the Conditions of that Alliance, as upon the moft proper Means of fecuring Tufcany from any Enterpriae. The Queen, in order to anfwer the Views of his Britannic ; Majefty, has given Orders that all her Regiments, both Foot and Horfe, fhall be put oh the fame Footing as in Time of War. It's faid that a Body of Troops will affem-ble in Efclavonia, under the Command of Count Palfi, by reafon of the Chicanery of the Turks in regulating the Limits of the two Empires. SJE Vienna, Dec. 6. No body here fcems abfolutely to know what may be the real Defign* of m'sPruftlan Majefty, in marching a Body of his Troops towards Si(efia. It's however certain, that Orders haveb?en difpatcled to feveral Regiments of Foot and Horfe to march immediately into Bohemia and Silefia. * SJE Vienna, December 13. Mr. Robinfon, the Britifh Minifter, has often Conferences with the Grand Duke of Tuf cany, and with the Count de Canales Minifter from the King of'Sardinia. A Treaty is raJk'd of between his Bri-tannick Majefty and the Grand Duke, for guarantying to the latrer the PofTeffion of Tufcany. GE By the Order of the Queen of Hungary, Notice is given to all the Colleges, Aflemblies and Seflions at Ratifbon, to recognize the Great Duke of Tufcany as Elector of Bohemia, fhe having aftbeiated him in the Regency of the hereditary] Dominions. GE The Graat Duke's Envoy at the Hague, notwithftanding the favourable Explanation made by their High MightineiTes of thejr Difpofition to fupport both the Queen's and his Intereft, hasfignify'd, that'tis the Defire both of her Ma jelly jufd the Great Duke his Mailer, that they will be plaas'd to declare, in plain Terms, whether they ac fo heaiitily difpos'd in favour of the Pragmatick Sanfticn,: that they will act in Concert with other Powers for main-' tailing it. GE The Erectore of Bivaria and Cologne will {both be at Frankfort, to aflift in Perfon at the Election of an Emperor. The former pnrpofes to have fix Ccaches there drawn each by fix Horfe', and fix by a Pair only; and be-fides feveral Minifters and Perfons of Quality in bis Attendance, he will have a'hundred Archers in his Retinue,' fixfy- Life-guards, feveral Pages, and thirty-fix Footmen, j who are all to be in rich, new Liferies. GE Letters from Drefden �jy, that the learned and celebrated M. Glafleys is writing and printing a Work of the hft Importance, the Jubilance of which is an entire fecret, and all they tell us is, that a, Guard is planted at the'Houfes both of the Author and Printer j to prevent any of the Co-* piesfrom^bsingjlorn. GE They write from Con'ftantinople, that .the River Terna is at Iengtn, by the continual Labour of 6000 Men, turn'd; out of its old '{p^nnel into a nejw &2$ Agtefo^ bcicg agreed to on the Bog, 300 Ruflbn Slaves have on that Occafion been releas'd ; and that the News of Kouli Kan's Vi&ory over all his Enemies, and his threaten'd Progrefs with his conquering Arm* to Babylon and Mecci, ;is kept very fecrer, not only for fear it fhauM come to the lEars of the Populace, but to hinder the Ruffian and German Empires from making any Advantage of it in the Regulation of 'he Limits. GE Vienna, Dec. 6.O. S. A Decree will be publifli'd here in a few Days, by which the Queen will authorize the Great Duke of Tufcany to give his Vote at the approaching Dyet of Francfort, for the Kingdom and Electorate of Bohemia. The King of Poland, "tis (aid, pretends that the Prince Royal, his Son, ought to reprefent that E!e#or, as being the nearelt Defcendant of the Mafculine Branch of the Houfe of Auftria. % SJS The Elector of Bavaria's Proteft, in Form of a Manjfeito, for the Maintenance of his Rights to the Imperial Suc- ceftion. THE Elector of Bavaria, in Conjunction with fome other States of the Empire, has demonftrated now attentive he has been to maintain his Rights, fince hia late Imperial and Royal Majefty, of glorious Memory, demanded of the Empire in 1731, the Guaranty pf the Auftrian Pragmatick Sanction, and of the Order of the) SuccefSon thereby eftablifhed in his Archducal Family. The Acts of the Empire are a Proof of his ElectoralHigh* nCfs's Care in this refpect. The Empire had fome general Matters of Confideratiott upon this Subject, in which his Security was concerned, and which made it incumbent on him to prevent the Dangers to which both might be expofed. To thefe Cdnfider-ations were added the Rights acquir'd by the Elector of Bavaria, both in modern and more diftant Times 1 Rights founded on particular Difpofitions, as well to the heredi  tary Countries of the Houfe of Auftria, as to great Part of the ancient Patrimony of the Ducal Houfe of Bavaria, ifl cafe of the Extinction of the Male Branch of the Archducal Houfe of Auftria. His Electoral Highnefe being con-ftant to his Principles, thought himfelf therefore obliged* from the Time that the Guaranty of the Pragmatick Sanction ,was propofed' to the Empire, to neglect no Opportunity to fecure himfelf and his Family, againft the Pre-* judices that might refult from the Acceptance of tie laid Guaranty. ; Nobody can be ignorant, that the Facts, Oaths, Accept rations, or the refpective Renunciations, which die Elee-trefs of Bavaria made before her Marriage, and which tfie Elector her Hufband had confirmed, neither give not can give any Weight to the Pragmatick Sanction ; and the bare Perufal of thofe Pieces is fufiicient to eftabiifh trib Truth. The Eleclrefs, in Quality of an Imperial, Royal and Archducal Princefs, has only renounced, and" could only renounce the Rights derived to her as Archdutchefi of Auftria. She could not renounce thefe particu6ri Rights which were acquired before-hand to the Houfe of Bavaria, as is already laid, and of which> there was not the leaft mention made at that Princefs's Marriage. The Elector therefore might, without the leaft Inconvenience* confirm thofe Renunciations, becaufe they had no manner of Influence over that Prince's Rights, and Provision had already been made in another way for his Electoral Family. The Confent of all the Houfe of Bavaria rnigln have been neceflary upon this Occafion ; but no Thought was conceived of obtaining it, becauie the particular Rjgfcts'bf' that Family could not fufFer any Prejudices by this Marriage. � ' \ Though this was the Conftirution of Things, jret w6 have heard that the moft ferene Princefs, eldeft Daughter of his late Imperial Majefty, Mary-Therefa, born' Arch-dutchefs of Auftria, the Great Dutchefs of Tufcany, and Wife of the Duke of Lorrain, afluming the Title of He  reditary Princefs, has at the fame Time taken upon lief the Regency of all the hereditary Kingdoms and Countries of the Houfe of Auftria; that under this Title fhe has confirmed all the Privy Counfellors, and all thofe that have Employments at Court, or in the City of Vienna} that moreover fhe has received an Oath of Allegiance front them, and that the States of the hereditary Countites have been fummoncd to come and pay Homage to herjjas their ' Sovereign. J Thefe Difpofitions clearly prove, that the mofi fixene Archdutchefs, Maria-Therefa, according to the crdeir.of' Succeffion eftablifhed by the Pragmatick Sanction, � challenges to herfelf the Pofleflion of all the Kingdoms |nd Dominions of the Imperial Succeffion: An Enterprize of this Nature is fo contrary to the Rights of the Elector if Bavaria, that 'tis not ppffible for him to look upon it with "indifference, notwithftanding the Efteem and Affections) which he has, and always fhall retain for the moil ferene Archdutchefs. He finds himfelf therefore under- an Obligation to take the neceflary meafures to divert that Pre-" judice from his Electoral Family, and he does it j|nth the more Juftice, becaufe his late Imperial and R'oyaI'|Aajeity, in the-Decree of the Commiffion which he fent to the Dyet, took Care to declare therein exprefly, ' Guaranty Which he demanded of the Imperi ' tick, fhbuld not caufe or do any Prejudice to 1 ' whatfbever.' And probably it was this Prbv " engaged fome of the States of the Empire to jwide . faid-Qoaranty. T'he Elector of Battaria. being derjenflaiQed^ ..forP^werM^s^elfif ;