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   London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - September 8, 1847, London, Middlesex                                o ftlJMB. 69. CCURRENCES. -01.XLVI. Pug. From TVESDAT September the 8th, to SATURD A Y September the lath, 1747. ice my lafl arrived ^Bripjhfachth which brought 2 Holland Mails, ITALY. ifri krench Troop? that were in wafers jn our Neighbourhood mitbipQiti Monday laft to oc-copy faJfous PofK on the Side of CamjpO Movone, Voltri.Scc and were Co rlucky as to afrivt 11 the Places oT their Deft ina t Jon, precifely jit the Thne when the iependant Compny of o^r famous Parti�n rbwoft were engaged with a much fuperior Bool Huflars and Irregulars i wh�jiipon the Ap-jch of the French Troopsv m|K a hafty Re-t, leaving aconfiderable Number df their Com-,jons dead on the Spor, amongft,wfeom was Coromafider, Lieut. Col. Count de Scattij jut u were n�*de Prifoncrs, who have been hither under an Efcorr.  The Peafaots that f{ lately ftut out otthis City, on Accoufft of |ir Pretence Ving mflonger neceffary, return-! to their own Habitations, and rinding thetn ely burnt and deftroyed by the Vaff/ls of the etial fiefs, were to pi ovoked thereat, as to K immediately to attack the Marquis deSpi-|i, a Nobleman 6f an illuftrious FatnHc, whom Rtpublkk had notwithstanding p.efcrtbed, let a Price of iooo Ducats on. his Head, for Isharehe had in exciting his Vaffals to affift the Irhns in their tlje Enterprise.  They thatched sediately towards his CiftJe; where he bad ,h him only i Ecclefiaftick and a few Servants, yi whom they murdered* Without Diflinftion, jfterwards plundered Jris Palace, and all the luntry adjacent.  The two' Galleys of the Re-blick that failed from LeghortKm the izth of Month, entered this Port on the ftth, with j Feluccas; they bad under their Convoy 46 leb of feveral Sias, laden with' ProvifioOs of Sorts, but more cfpecialry Con1 and Meal, of kh we ate in peat Want, Some few of theft [alio arrived, btft having tfcrn attacked in their Bage by three Eng1tiH*Men of War, the reft hive i obliged to tak*s%helrer in the Gtflph of Spez* Porto Pino,. npi other Places which has' town thii City Into.a great Confternstion. M**��> jtog. iy. Th* two* Genoefe Galleys* (lich were in this Port failed oti the nth, with tvreen  lee them in to good Order, attej making four 'inptignsfucceffively without g9ing into Win-r Quarters; They confiftcd of ib,ioo private if�n�.atid his Excellency has anderhjm three Lieu-etumts and eight Major Generals. Tbe Army wiff flarch on the a 5 tb to ^emont, from thence to 'nay, andfoto Linara, from whence tbey will detyour to penetrate as faras the Camp of Toitr-noe, ia order to force the Enemy to repafs the var entirely, it is certain, that the French are tquafiy appreherifiVC) of bur nHdcioi an Irruption into Dauphine and Provence, which obliges them t0 S^l with iocre p RwrencBuBcnt, and miking other Diipofitions i to receive us in both Place 1 jed we have certain weUitfnce, that the DifputesVc weso the Wench '�w�niQa Generals run as bigh as ever, fo that T�f Operations are at a fuH Stop, tiU they fe-*�ve pofitiYC Orders from their refpefiive Courts; F. L . A  N  D  E R  S. Jntmrfi, Sept. i.  Among the many other Wonders General CountLowendahl has performed this Campaign, we may reckon this, that he has turned our whole City into an Hofpital. The wounded Officers are lodged in the Burghers, of which, at prefent, there is not one without a Gueff.  As for the poor Soldiers^ they are lent to the Hofpi-tals, from whence, though they bury by* the Hundred, yrt Recruits come in fo regularly, thai they remain as fujl as ever. There is a DHe*fe amongft them, which the Dutch call Polder fag, i. t. the Marfh Fever, occafioned partly by the narurJ bad Air in the Low Country dbout Bergen op-Zoom, and partly by the unwiiolforae Exhalations, occafioned by the opening the Earth, to which we ffliy add the Want of all Neceflaries, particularly of Bread, and of Water.  This Diftcrftper is, in itfelf, dangnoOs enough, but the French Surgeons have contrived to- render it mortal by keeping the People low, whereas '-he Dutch Phyrkk for this Milady isilways well moiftened with Geneva ; yet there is no perfuading the Gentlemen ot the Faculty out of their Way, though they cannor but fee the bad ESths of it by the Numbers thit die daily.   We have Cannon nd Mortars rendered uielefs in theS*iege returned to us duly, which arc replaced by Supplies from all the Town in Flanders; as for Ammunition, there is none to be bad near.T than Namur on one Side, and Oftend on rhe other; Bri0h, 8ept. j. We are aflu ed, that the King's departure is ftVd for the 18th of this Month. M. de ChatiBon, a Lieutenant-Colonel, arid one of the belt Partifans tbe French nave, arrived the Day before Yefterday at Night, with 400 Voluntiers and 300 Hulfirs, fn order fo puc a Stop to the Auitrim Huffars, who very rouchdillurb thole parts, by their continual Inroads. One of their Parties the Day before Yefterday, carried off thirty Oxen and Hor-fes, and retired with their B�oty to the County of Liege. The Duke de Havre has taken Poft at Lier, to fecure the Communication between Mecb* Jin and Antwerp.' The Counts de Friele and St. Germain have terft levertl Offors into Germany, recruiting, itf order to cotoplcat their Regiments which have fuffered very much, and Marfhal 6ixe ^ going to raife a Body of ^00 Negroes, having lent Orders into all the Porta of France for that pur-pole, and to enlift at any price, or even to preis all tbjry can' fihaV Tbey write from the King's Quarters, that the Army' making  general Forage upon the Borders oT the Mecfe, there happened a, I mart Rencounter between the Graffitis and Mor-lieres, and a large Deuchmem of Auftrian Dragoon* and Huffirs who had paffVd the River at Maeftricht, and that many were kiHed on both fides. According to Advices from Maeftricht, the Duke Of Cumberland has detached , that the two Grand. Armies win draw near the ("aid Town, to decide its Fate by a general A&ion, which, it is thought, will be very obftirute and bloody, and will ferve as an Epilogue to the Siege, which the French are determined to continue, without tbey are compelled to r&ifc it. Several People are brought rn on Sufpr* cionot giving the To^n Intelligence, and Provi-* fions of all forts are very lcarce and dear. tiege, Sept. �. The King received an Exprcfs from Count Lonsendahl, with Advice, that the different Mines which that General had caufed 10 be fprung on the Counterfcatps of Bergen-'op-Zoom, had Ijad the intended Effecfi that the Saps were continued with ail pof&ble Diligence, and that lie hoped the Batteries would be ready tor battering in Breach by the ?th. Stctnbnitn, September 4. Things are pretty much in the State that they were, 01a t is, the Enemy have not advaneed much at Bergen-op-TOom i et-peciaffy fioce tbe Number of Miners and Pioneers, who were wanted in the Town, is fo augmented within tbefe few Days, that they are in a Condition of deft toying aO tbe Enemy's Works under Groartd. The Rafteries of the Town have made a great Firing, the three Jiaft Days, and have rumed in the Saps, Lodgments, Batteries and imrench-mews ot the Enemy, fuch a Quantity of Bombs andGranadcJ, tha^t it has been impoffibie they could advance die Works, many of which has been rumed and others much damas/d. We are in no fear for tbe Town, btft we have thought it prudent to lay the places about Bergen onder Water, and cbofe of Tbolen and this Town, which were not fo before. Some Advice* from the Befieged fay, that one of Count LowendauPs Valet de Chambres has furren-dered himfeli to rhe Governor, and that he reports, that the French QfSctrs murmurs agatnft that Genera), and that there is very little Harmony betwiac them, and that he heard the Count fay, in the pretence of many Ofifeers that were dining with jwm, be v/ii revived to mtlfe frtmfJf Mafler of tbt fcWef Beruntp xtfm, if it aft bun bt/f tbe JOit^'i At' tin> fa tbe Rub Prmiatt t{ ZuUai wouiipty / our ftld ftr aUfbe bfk, Lead, and Gunpxotkr tba weuti be e^ttmed htUsitp. Extrtci of t Lftter.frem BtrfjiWp-ZMiny Sept. 4* ' The Enemy for fome Days pad afifecled a Kind of" Inaclion, which, however, does not. at all deceive us, fince we are well acquainted with their continuing to work under Ground, as we %ifo> do on our Part, and our Miners are very happ� and expert in difcovering their Works: And if" we can jridge by the different Diipofitions which the Enemy ma�e, they appear inclined to change their Battering, probably to fall upon the Line* and Fort Rover; but as. we-expe^f it there, we are ready to give a fuitable Reception, le; them make their Efforts in what Part they wiO.   We have fome Xdvices .that Count Lowendahl is in-difpofed, and that he is gone to Antwerp or Bruftels, Count Clermont Gallerande having taken the Command of the Siege in his room.  It will be neceffary however to fufp/rnd our Belief of it till we have more certain Information. As to any Thing ejfe' we are very eafy about the ItTue of the Siege, and, there is no body who is not perfwaded that the Town wiU pref�$je bcr Virginity. In t{�e�t, the Di(gofuiant whkti are carrying on are of foch a Nature, that even if that Enemy lhould makes Breach, which however will not be eafy fort kern to do, and attempts* us by AiTault, tbey will meet with fo many Obftaclcs* and be fo well received that they will seturn to the Charge with no great.Stotnicb.     , hater from Bergen**p*�oom, Sept: *.  . A grrat Number ot CannoneorJ, Miners, an4 Pioneers, arrive here daily, and are fuccfsfutly eratf ployed in deftroying the Works of the Beneferss.' Tbe latter bad, with great Labouf, etfabltflied QSi the Ruins of the Lunette of Zealand, a Royal Battery^ whereon they put fix Pieces of Cannon* and were ready the Day before Yefterday, as their, thought to Batter in Breach; but our Artillery made that Day and the Night following fuch a-terrible Fire as entirely deftroyed the faid Battery ? and wealfo iprung two Mines with great Succefe, They have been at Work fince Yefterday to efta*? biifh another, which will ,be directed againft the Ravelin.of Dedem, (not Dedemon. as often improperly caJl'd) which we are preparing to Defend* Lali Night we blew up two Mines at the left Face, of Tbe Ravelin, which diflodged tome of tha> Ene4 mies, and deftroyed their Works. This Day *e* Delerters Came in, and iarfortn us that Cotutc Low end bl feem'd ft ill refolved to pufB on his Eoce 1 prize, and ^uite infenfible of rhe Difficulties be nad to fu mount. The French have been foe fome Days in a State of Inaction before Fort Rover, but tbey have juft reinforced the Corps on that Side, and are erecting a new Battery there. Aatveerp, Sen. M.  The Auftrian Light Troopav furpiized la It Friday, about a League and a Half from hence on tbe Side of Mechlin, 40 or 9o of the Troops which*compofe our, Garrjfcm, whick were all killed or nude Prifoners.  According to out Letters from the Camp before Bergen-op** Zoom, the Befiegers have -at laft finifhed hre Bat* teries , oqe ot live Pieces, againft the left Baftion ? tbe fecond, of four Pieces agaioittbe Right of the-Haltmoon j the third, of three, agaioil the R�B>t Shoulder of tbe Right Baftion; the fourth like wife of three, agiainft tbe Left of the Left Baftion i andt the fifth, of {out Pieces, againtt tba Porot of the Right Baftion.  Ail thefe Batceries began to play the Day before Yefterday, at Six in the Morning 1 they were Damaged  by Che Cannon from the Place, but were put in good Condition the Nigbe following, and begun to play again Yefterday. HOLLAND* Retteriim, Sept. 7.   Bergen at prefent is /irft in Qppoute co ail other Befieged Towns, as tbey generally want Nece�*ries, aod tbe befteging Ar* my has plenty j it is here quite the contrajy, thft Betters wane every Thing, and the Bcfegeat'Jiavat at preiens the greateit plenty of any Town on Eanhj from every City ot this Province have been tent large Quantities of all Sorts of Provi'' fiona, and ace ftiil going; infomuch that many Shij-s whkh carry them, rnuft ftay J* or 14 Day* before it comes to their Turn to be unladenr* This is all done by voluntary Subfcription � anal when the Siege is raifed, there will be large Sums ot Money dtftributed to each Corps, according to their Behaviour, for Encouragement.  We anr now in no Fear at ail from the French. knowing tbey cannot pay us a Vint this Winter, let Be;" gen go as it will) ibe Gallant Defence it has ai* tlready made has tfopc their Progress, and w* hope we (hall be able to sing the Old BrkiAt song nest if not this Campaign-* ,* Mud, novo, wind at the Qlenpus Tttt i Britain bat Hope. *ti baft fm.htr. Kifav. itf*. i.   Ibc Uft Lattert from Ikrgen-opZoom, which are dated Yefterday, oatly/Uy, that every Thing � in a very good Condition, both in the Town and in the Lines. Ten thousand regular Mil'tia have been raifed in this Province, and will have an Uniform* aod be cloacbed once in two Yca*s in iba fame Manx ocr as tbe regajai Troops: their Pay will oe � penny a Day.   

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