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Some thoughts on a bill for a general naturalization, Cooper, 6d

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Three original poems, being the pofthumous works of Pendavid Bitterzwigg, Efq; with his remarkable will and teftament, Carnan, Is

The royal manual, a poem, by Andrew Marvel, Watts, Dod, Is

A brief narrative of the late campaigns in Germany and Flanders, Lion,


Confiderations on the expediency of making, and the manner of conducting the late regulations at Cambridge, Payne, is

A critical differtation on 2 Pet. i. 16, 21. in which the force of the apostle's reasoning is fhewn, &c. Payne, Bouquet, 6d

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A propofal for uniting the king-
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Apollonii Pergaei locorum planorum
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The expediency of a general naturalization of foreign proteftants, Owen, 4d


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RUSSIA. Ta time when the European doA minions are just recovering from the ravages of war, and the inhabitants of the Continent gathering the product of the vintage or cultivating their defolated plains, in all the fecurity and tranquility of peace; how melancholy is the reflection, to think that this rifing scene of felicity, may be speedily fruftrated by the artifices of one prince, and the filken thread of fociety rudely untwifted by the ambition of another? through these artifices, excited by this ambition, France, in the year 1741, kindled up the embers of diffention between the courts of Petersburgh and Sweden, only as a preparatory step towards that general Conflagration that foon afterwards burst out, in every territory from the borders of the Po to the most diftant banks of the Danube. Sweden then found herself abandoned to the refentment of the Mufcovite, and France is now encouraging a more formidable enemy to clip the wings of the Ruffian Eagle: this is the Pruffian monarch, who has taken an opportunity of irritating the Ruffian mi niftry; and though a method for adjufting the differences fubfifting between the two courts, has been undertaken by the mediatorial offices

of the courts of Vienna and London, it feems to be attended with no falutary consequences: M. Wahzendorff the late Pruffian minister at Petersburgh, attributes the declaration made to him, on his departure from that court, as the fole act of the Ruffian chancellor; but the court of Petersburgh infifts upon the authenticity of that declaration, as the act of the whole miniftry: both courts appear fatisfied with the conduct of their refpective minifters; both are making the neceffary preparations, in cafe of hoftilities, and the troops of the two powers are in full march to their refpective frontiers: his Pruffian majefty is contracting new alliances, and feveral foreign generals are making interest to get into his fervice: the Czarina is formidable enough to oppose such an antagonist with her own force; but, if affiftance is neceffary, the court of Vienna is obliged, by the treaty concluded on the 20th of March 1746, to furnish her with a fuccour of 30,000 men within 3 months from the day of the requifition. The Ruffians were also apprehenfive of a disturbance from the Swedes, and are not lefs fufpicious of an infult from the Turks and Tartars: however, they are vigilant in every defenfible precaution, having the fleet at



Cronstadt in readinefs to put to fea with a great number of transport ships on the Duna; and having affembled a confiderable body of troops along the Ukraine and in the conquered provinces; the command of the latter being provifionally given to general Lieven, it being currently reported that field marfhal count Lacy was actually dead at Riga. The court of Petersburgh, in pursuance of their ecclefiaftical fyftem, not to fuffer in the empire any feet whofe opinions may affect the doctrines of the Greek church, or create theological difputes, has ordered the Herenhutters, or Moravians, to depart the country immediately; and an edict has also been published, prohibiting the importation of books printed abroad: but it is now reported that the election of a duke of Courland will be deferred, till the troubles in the north are appeased.


The court of Stockholm has equipped a fleet at Carelferoon, confifting of twenty fhips of the line and twelve frigates; but all the appearance of a commotion with the Ruffians, feems extinguished in the death of his Swedish majefty, who died lately at Stockholm, in the 75th year of his age, and is fucceeded by Adolphus Frederic, duke of Holftein, bishop of Lubeck, who, by the treaty of Abo, concluded between the courts of Petersburg and Stockholm on the 4th of July, 1743, was appointed prince fucceffor to the Swedish crown. This prince is uncle to Charles Peter Ulric, the reigning duke of Holstein Gottorp, and apparent fucceffor to the imperial throne of all the Ruffia's: he is indebted for his Inveftiture with the Swedish diadem to the czarina, and, if gratitude was the most prevalent principle in the bofom of monarchs, her imperial majefty could expect nothing but the most durable amity with the fovereign of Sweden: but as this prince, on the 28th of July, 1744, married the princefs Louifa Ulrica, fifter to his Pruffian majesty, it is uncertain how far this tie of affinity may engage him in the intereft of that monarch; especially if count Teffin is continued to prefide at the head of the Swedish cabinet, and the court shou'd be still retained in the fubfidiary fervitude of France.


His Danish majefty, ftill perfifts in the pacific fentiments of his predeceffor, and has given a favourable attention to the negociation of the baron de Fleming, the Swedish minister; who was dispatched to Copenhagen to corroborate the union between the two courts, and to contract a marriage between the prince royal Gustavus of Sweden with the princess royal of Denmark, the provifions of which are fettled, and it is affured that the Swedish ambassador is ordered to make the demand of that princefs in form. The Danish monarch, ever affiduous to the promotion of commerce, and the profperity of his fubjects, has ordered four men of war, and fix frigates, to be equipped with all poffible diligence, in which 600 regular troops are to be embarked, with the view of establishing a new settlement on the coast of Africa: he has also published an edict, prohibiting the importation of any kind of rasped wood for dying, under the penalty of 100 rix dollars, and confifcation.


The election of a king of the Romans, the principal affair in agitation among the imperial princes, is still undecided. The French minifters, at the feveral courts of the empire, have made a declaration, that his most chriftian majefty will not interfere in this election, unless obliged thereto in quality of guarantee of the treaty of Weftphalia. His Pruffian majefty is ftill fo averfe from exalting the arch-duke Jofeph to that dignity, that he has acquainted the marquifs de la Puebla with his intentions to oppose it; alledging, for his motives, the obstacles which the empress had raised againft putting into execution feveral ftipulations of the treaty of Drefden; fuch as the guarantying Silefia by the empire, and the regulation of a future commerce: he complained of the steps taken by his Britannic majefty, whom he called the cadet of the electoral college, as illegal, and prohibited by the golden bull: he added, that to carry things to fuch a length, as to elect a king of the Romans, against the opinion and advice of fome of the most ancient houses of the empire, was to facrifice the rights, and fuffer the


oppreffion of the Germanic body, which wou'd be abjectness, rather than complaifance. This makes it evident, that his Pruffian majefty is highly affronted, that the British court in the measures which it has taken to bring about the above election, have neglected him, fo as not to follicit his vote, nor even to confult him on that occafion: he has also fent a long letter to the elector of Mentz, containing his reafons for oppofing the election of a king of the Romans at this juncture, which his electoral highness has communicated to their imperial majefties, whose fentiments in regard to this affair are ftill the fame as were lately fet forth in their memorials; their intentions are to leave the decifions of the electoral college free; and to take no other steps, in this respect, than fuch as may be judged neceffary by that auguft body, and conformable to the fundamental principles adopted by its principal members. The decease of the late emperor Charles VI. gave France an opportunity of promoting the elector of Bavaria to the imperial throne, which occafioned the late war in Germany: the horrors of that war were too recent in the memory of his Britannic majefty, and fome other princes of the empire, who faw the dangers that must attend another interregnum, and therefore exerted their intereft to prevent it by the election of a king of the Romans: they have fo far fucceeded as to obtain a majority in the electoral college, which is proved, by an eminent civilian, from the bulla aurea, and eight instances of election of kings of the Romans, fufficient to decide it; and that an urgent exigency has, and ought to preponderate against any delays on account of a minority: however, if the Auftrian prince fhou'd be elected without the concurrence of his Pruffian majefty, it would be equally confiftent with the imperial conftitution, as the election of a duke of Bavaria to the empire, on the 24th of January, 1742, when, through the corruption of France, and the artifices of his Pruffian majefty, the queen of Hungary was divested of her right in the electoral college by the fufpenfion of the vote of the electorate of Bohemia.

The court of Vienna feems alarmed at the motions of a confiderable body of Ottoman troops on the confines of Hungary, where an imperial army is order'd to affemble: the court is alfo confulting the moft expedient measures in cafe of a war, by ordering four large magazines of provifions to be erected in Hungary, three in Bohemia, three in Italy, two in Moravia, and two in Auftria.

It is reported, that M. Ammon, chamberlain to the king of Pruffia, has fucceeded in the commiffion he went to execute at the court of Verfailles, by which that court is to furnifh his Pruffian majefty, in case of need, with a contingent of 30,000* foot and 10,000 horfe. At the fame time another report is current, that the elector of Cologne has retracted his engagements with the maritime pcwers, and renounces the fubfidies which they had engaged to pay him by the late treaty; looking on himself to be free from all engagements in this refpect, in the fame manner as if that treaty had never been made.

On the demife of his Swedish majefty, his brother prince William fucceeds to the landgraviate of HeffeCaffel, whofe fon is married to the princefs Mary, fourth daughter of his Britannic majesty; by whose aflistance it may be naturally expected, that the houfe of Heffe will fucceed in its favourite view, by attaining the honour of a tenth electorate.


The pope and conclave of cardinals have applied to his Sardinian majesty, to confent that the ceremonial to be ob ferved with their eminences may be definitively fettled; and, in confequence, to order his ambaffadors and minifters at foreign courts to yield the cardinals precedency wherever they meet tore ther: but his majefty being informed that the fame application had been made to the other catholic powers, answer'd his holir efs, that he could not come to any refolution about an affair of this nature, fince it equally concerned the other Roman catholic courts; and therefore he wou'd wait for their verdict on his claim of the

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