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Scots Magazine (Newspaper) - August 1, 1744, London, Middlesex 1744 Proceedings of the been but a feeble confederacy againft the Qaeen of Hungaryand her their declarations could have noeffcft upon our nor ought we to have allow ed them to terrify us from doing what our own as well as the intereft of required of France was the power that at this conjuncture we were to regard if France had remained the Queen of with a little of our might eafily have forced all the others to beg for then candidly confider the circumftances of the court of France at the time of the late Emperors in order to determine whether our miniflers had any reafon to that he would fupport either the King of or any of the other France but two years be guarantied in the moft folemn man ner the pragmatick and had re ceived a moft valuable confideration for that guaranty the kingdom of France was at that and is ftill liable to be involved in domeftick by the death either of their or his only fon and the court was under the influence of a mi befides his being a very old had never hewn any great inclina tion to involve his country in a dangerous In thefe it was not to be that the court of France would interfere in the affairs of any other way than by its good offices to endeavour to reconcile the contending par ties while the court of France feem ed to continue in this the Queen of Hungary occafion to purchafe the friendfliip of the King of at the expence of one of her ricbeft provin ces nor was it agreeable to our or the intereft of to advife her to do What then were we to Sir Both oar own and our engagements with the Queen of pointed out to us what we were to do which to af fift her in driving the King of Prnffia out of in cafe we could by our good prevail onhim to retire from and to leave his claims to the im partial judgment of the diet of the em This muft juftify every ftep of his POLITICAL 351 Majeftys from the deathof the late to the timeofhishaving certain information that the not withftanding their folemn engagements and many were refolvedj and preparing to affift the Puke of Bavaji and King of intheir attempts againft the Queen of arid were foliciting the1 King of Pruffia to enter itf to the This produced a thorough change in the face of and made it neceflary for his Majefty to alter his mea It became now impoffible to pre ferve entire the dominions of the late Em peror it became neceflary for the Queen of yield up a in order to preferve the reft it was now her as well as the intereft of this na and of to offer fonie fatis facYiori to the King of Pruffia with regard to his claims in Accordingly hfs Majefty loft no after hearing of the French in communicating the fame to her and then he advifed in as ftrong terms as one fovereign prince make ufe of to another I he then advifed her to make it up at anyrate with the King of and at the fame time to if the King of Poland in her This will appear from my Lord Harringtons letter of the ith of March 174041 thoit is there that his Majefty was determined to fulfil his engagements to her in all events this was no more than what his Majefty was obliged in honour to do but then we are to that thefe engagements obliged his Majefty to fnrnifh no more 8000 foot and 4000 horfe and the court of Vienna alone were to whether with this affiftance they could make head againft the King of and all the o ther princes that were then preparing to attack If they thought they they were in the not to make any conceffions to Pruffia if this was their furely his Majefty had no right to tell them they made a wrong judgment of their own ftrength much lefs had he a right to tell the Queen of unlefs fhe yield one of her beft or the greateft part of to the he would not give her even that affiftance which by a moft Z z s ;