Friday, December 21, 1708

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Dublin Intelligence (Newspaper) - December 21, 1808, Dublin, Dublin r Decemb&r. Che Francis Ihckjcn Containing a IMPARTIAL O F I Nomb. 5 gen Full and ACCOUNT, THE ign anu Uorneftick News. Tutiuay, iDecembtr che�/ir, 1708. Since thy lafl arrived z Bn'iijh Pacquett, which brought 1 tioUind Mails. By the frji Holland Mail, vii. Fnm the Un. Gi*. dated Dec. 13.  Fublijhtd by Authority. * From the Camp at Melle. December 17. N. s. YEfterday Pr. Eugene, with his Army, pafled the ^chelde, and encamped at Enarae. His aighnef 1 came hither at Noon to confer with his Grace che Duke of Marlborough. And this Day, the Jmp?tial and Palatine Troops, with a Reinforcement of Horfe from his Grace's Army, marched towards Grara-mont, in order to encamp at Gamerage, on the other tifle the Dender, lor the Conyeniency of Forage, and to obfervejcheEoemy on thatfide,during thetfJegeofGhtnr. The Pr. of Naffau, with the Detachment that went from our Army to the .tfege of Lifle; and the Heffians, marched likewite this day frotnEnaoe to Coftereeele, in order to block up the Town between the Upper and Lower Schelde; and the Difpofition being made for inverting it on til (Ides, the Army will make a Movement to Mor� row, and take the following PotU.V'Count tottum, with \t Battalions and 30 Squadrons, between the Up. per Schelde and the Ly*. The Hereditary Prince of Hef. it with 40 Squadrons and tys and che Canal of Br Canal of Sas; Ths Du' IMNtfjIftfts Lower ifi.$ptrffl&n$; and,C and 30 BarcaJidns, betwe io Battalions, between the \ and s from thence to t heJ Wirteoberg, between Mu. e, with zs Squadrons and Tjfly^wich 30 Squadrons, ___theUjjperafldLowerScheMr. All which Pods may be^eafed, , or lengthened, as the fervice fhall require. His Grace will take his Quarters at Meerlebeck, to be as near a* may,be to the Center of rhe leveral Attacks. The Weathef having been very moderate for thefe two days pad, the Rivers are now Navigable ; and faveral Bo�s with Artillery, Amraunis tion, Stores and Forage,afe-eome up the �chelde to VVat-teren, near this place j and we are in hourly Expectation of an Account,.that thole from Lifle are arrived at Dey-nfe. HJ.Grace had a Deputation this Afternoon from the Clergy, the Magiftracy, and the Commons of Ghent todeflrt that the Town might not be deftroyed by the Bombs and FirerBallsj .they were ahlwered,That their ^Misfortune having happened by their own Foliy or Ne-gligence,chey hid no oner way to, i'ave their Houfes.but by returning to their Duty, and taking up Arms for K. Charles, to which they reply'd, they were over=awM by a numerous Garrifon,of 30 Battalions and 19 Squadrons j that all they could do, was not to aflift thesis rifon in any manner: Upon which they were told, they njuft expect ail poffible Means would be uled to reduce' them to the Obedience of their lawful Sovereign, His Grace like wile charged them to declare to the SpaoHh arid Walloon Reginejirs, which make, part of,the(/.= rifon, that if they would quit the French Interefr, and come over to us, they lhould be immediately entertained in the Kings fervice, and regularly paid, according to their relpcclive Qualitiesfar which his Grate and the Deputies gave their Atfurance. From the Parii Gazette, dated Dec. r ' *Ve have Advice that the Citadel of Lille Surrender^ the %th upon art Honourable Capitulation. From ihe Atnjterdam Courant, dtudDtu 18. Lif*Vectmberii. Thole who have been in to view frronger: m^ore regular or more beautiful Fortification. The Soldiers of theGarrifori Had for tome time: e,i t Horfe Plefh* and the Horle of the Dragoon J wire mad uie of for that purpofe. Yefterday Prince Eugene anJ/ the Prince of NaufTau made a vifit to M. Je BtA filers in the Citadel, ai4 what's owing'em by tffe Fr. which aritounM ro 40000O) Livtrs, Thefe are S Battalians put into the Citradel, and they are taking care Wrepair the Works. ' Our Men found on the Batteries there 111 Brat's Ojnnori of all V Sixes, 38 Mortars, many Bombs, Cannon Builvts, and looooo pound of Powder, Moft of the Provifions was Ipent, artd.their Bisket fpoil'd. Ghent, December 1 f. We are in terriHef perplexity, being block? up ly the Allies, who approach nearer eve~ ry day. All our Gates ateihut up but two. The Aj^ lies have laid Bridges over the Upper and Lower Schejd, fo that we (hall be fully invefted in a little time. % Battalions came hither on the 13 th from Bruges, fo that ottr Gariion is near 1400aftrorig. Our Governour has burnt the Suburb without the Dam gate, and threatens to burn tha reft. The' French Work hard orithe Forti* fications, frtf prepare Fok a Vigorous Defence, which we are afraid will occafton rtie Ruin oithe City. We Remove out beft &ftt&$ to Places where we think they will be molt Ucure. Every Burgher � order*d, to fur-nifh himl'elf with C Weeks Prorifion, aod to have x Tun of Water before his door* The Governor would Jwve %�}^rfr ttK Birf|W$ arm'd, hei We hear ou^ Magifrrlt^haverefwo^^ The Allies have taken the , Fort of Red-houfe on the Sas Sword in-hand, thii Mors A ning. Brufrls, Dec. 16. 4000 Pioneers, with a multitude of Waggons, are gone to our Army before Ghent, where the Trenches will be opened in % or 3 days, and the Town attacked with f o heavy Cannon and 40 Mor� tars. Our Governor is made a MarquiS| and the Geoes 1, ral Wrangle an Earl. Our Council of State have taken ^ care that the Army before Ghent fhall be iurniflied with all forts of Provifions, Donay, Dec 14* M. Boufflers went Poff this mor* ning for Verfailles, and our Troops are to be quartered du ring the Winter in this Town, Ipres, ToUrnay and Valenciennes. 6ooo Pioneers are fummon'd to rinifli the Line betwixt theScarpeand laBaflee. eaw} Dec 14. Our Court is in a great Con Rcrna  tion becaufe of their bad Succefs in the Netherlands; and the Difference among our Minifters increales, as does our want of Money, for our Mint Bills have quite loft their Credit. The Duke of Burgundy and Duke of Berry are come to Coart} but there 4s no great Joy on their Arrival. The Duke of Grieatwisalfo come, and has beenjwdl receiv'd. The Elector of Bavaria is expected at Cooipiegne. The Prince of Corvde lies at che point pf Death, hut the Prince of Conti is recovering. Hague, rise. 1$. Letters from Paris lay, the Marquu de Prie, when ht came from his lafl Audience from the-Pope^ lwmM to drop a Letter by negleft from the Pr. of Darrruladt, giving an Account that he was marching to the liclenaftical Frontiers, and only expected his Orders. This being carried to the Pope, he oxder'd it 1 6 be return d to, the Marquis, thank'd him for Ws Ad-- fht Citadel 1 port, that'm (hart they never fiw a raort Jtice, and ftidhrhc would take tare to Ojipofehis D?-

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