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Post Man (Newspaper) - February 1, 1801, London, Middlesex Numb. 864 G G G _ 1 And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From &atUtDcl? Febuary 1, to Xttefdap Febuary 4, 1701, ^e��V4, January 21. l H E Senate continue their deliberations on rhe prjsfent juncture of Affairs, and reinforce their Garrifons in Terrs Firms, wjth frequent Detachment of our Troopr jk. from Dalmtttls and other parts. They raife ilk: wife the Country Militia, which is to be camrnanded by experienced Officers, and be put into our Garrifons, while the regulated Troops flullbe employed in the defence of the PafFes. An Exprefs arrived yefferday from our Ambaflador at Vienna, and this morning three Courriers were difpatched Sway ^ one for Rome, rhe other for Milan, and the o-ther for France. 'Tis faid that a Body of loooo Srviizers are to come into our fervice. We expect by our Ambaflador at Acme, the laft intentions of the Pope, that cur Senate may give a politive anfwer to rhe Emperor and the French King, whofe Minifters are very buiie in this place. D.iiitzick, January 24. The Coronation of the King of Prvjjiahas been extraordinary magnificent, and no-fhJrig was omitted to make that folemnity as great as potiible. We have not yet an account of the ceremonies of the Coronation ; but it was obferved rhat no I>ody put the Crown upon the heid of fhat Prince. He did it Mmfclf, according to the Example f the Kings o� Sweden in.*! Denmark, to fignify that' he holds his Crown of God Almighty alone, and not of the good will of his Subjects. 'Tis faid there was no Coronation Oath, for his PruJJian Majefty having already fworn the observation of the Laws of that Country after his Futhers death, there was no need to repeat the fame. There was no notice in the Proclamation of the Emperor's having conferred the Title of Kir>g on the Eledor, and we hear in the Letter thac Prince . has written to other Kings and States, ro notify his new dignity, he tells them that he has,thought fit for Weighty confiderations to take the T�Ie of King, and mentions the Emperor only as having approved th-i fame. We hear from Wllna, that the Nobility have begun to forbear all further Acts of Hofhliry a-gair.fr the Houfe of Sapteha, in consideration of the King of Polaxd,hut they have again declared that they will never cenfen: that that Family fhould be reflo-red to the poftiflion of the great offices of which tjiey have rendred thsmfelves Unworthy, for having a-bufed the /ower and Authority thereof for opjreffing the Nobility of that great Dutchy. The King and the Cardinal Primate have defired fome of our Merchants to advance a fumm of Money for paying pare of the Arrears due to the Army of the Crown, in order to prevent a confederacy amongfi them,theCrown General having gactmamted his Majefty that without a fpeedy payment , it will prove impofflble to keep them to their duty. Paris, February 9. Monfieur Hemskirk Ambaflador extraordinary of Holland continuing very jJl, the Stites General have defired his Excellency, the Earl of Manchefier, Ambaflador Extraordinary of England, to raki care of their concerns, and have1 iint him the necefjfary Credentials for that purpofe. This great union between England and Hollangdoes no way pleafe this Court; who are fenfible, that thofe two States have fuch an influence on the Councils of Europe, as ro counterbalance our Power and Interefts. The Count d? Avaux fet out on the 5th inftantfor the Hague, to manage the Negotiations the Count of Br�-ord wasrntrufred withal. That Minifter having been Ambaflador therejmany years,'tis owned that be knows the Country very well, but on the other hand 'tis certain, that his Conduct was not acceptable to,the States, and therefore fbme advifed the King to fend fome other Perfon, whofe .Chtra&er might not be fo fufpicious. Several Exprefles are arrived he le from Rome, and We hear the Pope tiiflwad.es the King from fending more Troops into Italy, and would fain per-fwade his Majefty to recall tho.fe that are already landed at Final, that Court pretending that there was fome hopes of bringing the Emperoffo confent to a Neutrality in Italy ; whereas there is now no likelir hood, that that Prince will hearken to any propofal of that nature. Whatever it is, the King feems.ro be of another opinion, and we hear feveral Batallions are imbarked in Provence for Half, and that a. good Body of.Horfe and Diagoons will begin their march for the Milanese, as foon as the pafTzge o�f the jflp is practicable. They carry on our naval ptepatatfoni with all the diligence imaginable, that in caieof rupture wjth our Neighbours, they may not be at Sea Before us. An Exprefs from Flanders has brought ad-> vice, that So Batallions of our Troops, and a proportionable number of Horfe, marched on the 6th -ini ftantin feveral Bodi�sto enter into the Sfenifl Towns, for fecuring the fame againft the defigns of their Neighbours., There is advice, that they ate got into Luximbvrg, and ieveral other Frontiers ; but we have no account of the particulars ; neither do we know whether the Dutch Troops, .have evacuated the fame,' For the report fpread abroad, that thofe Troops haverbeen difarmed meets with no ciedit. 'Tis coa-firm'd from alt parts, that the Minifters of the Emperor arc Negotiating a general League againft us, and that our Neighbours growing jealous of our defigns, hearken to the infinuations of the Court of Vfams. The Sieur ie Chamoit, our Envoy at Ratitbomie writes to the King, that great endeavours are ufed for per-fwading the Princes of the Empire to declare againft us, and that'tis likely, that the Emperor will propofe to the Dyet the affairs of Spain, and life all pofljble in-tereft to have the French declared enemies of the Em-pire.Several Princes'who oppofed the NinthEleGorate begin to be wavering, and we hear an Aflembly is tr> beheld at Franktfm, in order ro adjuft that affair. This Court will certainly endeavour to crofs that negotiation, knowing that a unanimity of Councils in Germany might put us to a great deal of trouble. Some Letters fram Spain fay, that the Flotilla is arrived at Cadiz, with twenty Millions of Pieces of Eight on board, which caufes a great joy to this Court. We have had fome day* fince a* great ftorm of wind.which has done aconfiderable damage in and about this City. An Exprefs has been fent to our Ambaflador at the Court of Denmark, with fome inftru&ions relating "to his Negotiation in that place, where, as 'tis faid, we have propofed an ofrenfive and defenfive Alliance. Letters from Fontarabis tell us, that the new King of Spain was received there on the 23d paft with extraordinary demonfrrations of Joy, and that that Prince continued his Journy to Madrid with all poffi-ble diligence* Thefe Letters tell us, that his Catho-lick Majefty continues to wear the Spanifb jGarb to pleafe bis new Subjects, and that thLSpanljb Nobility have taken the French mode, in ordeurieafe their new Monarch. Qui new Levies Jftft carried on with fuch ' fucseii

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