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   Post Man (Newspaper) - February 20, 1801, London, Middlesex                                And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From Xt)Utft)ap February 20, to &attttdap February 22,176 Franckfort, Feb. 20. COunt Lowenfteyn, Envoy of .the Emperor, has been at the Courts of Wurtzhtirg, Wir-temberg, and others, to engage tho/e Princes into the Intereft of his Imperial Majefly. We hear thofe two Princes, and Jfkewife the Landgrave of Hiffe Cajfd, have pro-mi.icd ro fend a good Body of Troops to the affiltance of the Emperor. They write from Baul in Switzerland, that rhe Grifms have refolved to ftand Neuter in the prefent conjuncture, and in the mean time to prepare themfelves for the defence of their Country. They have fent a new Depuration to the Switzers, and pro-pole a more ftricr Alliance. We hear tHe Emperor has defued two Regiments ofSvflzers for the defence of Friburg, and Brijftc, in the prefervation of which the fwitzers are much concerned. The States of the Circle of Swabia are to meet at Vim, to take into confederation fome Propofals made unto them from the Emperor. They write from Hernia, that they continue in that place their great preparations for carrying on a vigorous War, both upon the Rhine and in Italy. Brufeb, February 14. Yefterday the Sieur H*IJl, Relidentof the States Generalj had a private Audience otthe Eleftor, and complimented him ontheaccefli on of the Duke of Anjm to the Throne of Spain, An Exprefs is gone thro this place for Madrid, with new Credentials for the Sieur Schoneniiaf, Envoy of the States to the Court of Spain, and orders to congratu-Jare his Catholick Majefty. This recognition of rhe States General, give us hopes that fome Expedient will be found out for removing the Jealoufies of the States General, whofeem very uneafy, fince the arrival of fo many French Troops in this Country. We hear from the Hague, that their High MightinefTes inlift very much that the French Troops ihould quit this Country, but the French are of another mind, and 40 Bacallions and 60 Squadrons more are expected in few days. A Placaert is pubjifiaed here for railing the French Coyn, and order the fame to be taken in payment on the fame foot as it is in France, left the French Souldiers mould not be able to fub-ilft. The Elector of Bavaria has likewife publilhed a Placaert, importing, that the mod Chriftian King has granted a free and general pardon to all Deferrers from his Troops, who {hall return tD lift themfelves in his fervice, without being obliged to return to their refpective Colours as formerly, or die that will lift themfelves in the Spamfh Troops. His Electoral High-nefs promifes likewife a general pardon to fuch De-ferters of the Spanifb Troops, as mail return to their Colours, in two months time. The Dutch Troops continue fti II in fome of our Frontiers, their march having been ftopc by order of the French King, but the Elector of Bavaria and the Council of State, with the Spantjh Generals, have expreiTed fuch a diflike of that proceeding, that the Sieur de Puifegur has fent an Exprefs to his Matter, for further orders, and'tis believed that upon his return thofe Troops will be fent away .efpecially feeing the Dutch have owned the prefent King. The Officers of our Infantry, who were (ummoned here fome days ago, are returning to their Quarters, having received Money and other things' for their recruits, and the Council of War is nbw taken up with remounting the Hoxit. Yefterday 3" French Battallions went through this place for Loth, vain, and the Bavarian Regiment of Guards, marched for Gelderland. The next Letters from Spain are impatiently expected, to know whether fome re^ ports fpread in this Country ,tnat feveral Grandees are retired from Madrid into their refpefrive Province^ very much difcontented, have any ground at all, and whether it is true that the German Faction in Spain is lb considerable as we, are told, . ,      , , Paris, February 26. An Exprefs from the Count � Avaux is arrived here with advice, .that on Menda} laft the Deputies of the States General for .Foreign Affairs, had a Conference with him, and acquainted him with the Intentions of their FJigh Mightinefles of acknowledging the Duke of Ahjou, for. King .of? Spain. They delivered unto him at the fame time a Copy of the refolurjon taken thereupon the fame day, which has been tranfmitted hither by Count � Avavx. The .Court is very well pleafed with the recognition of the King of Spain by the States, but they do hot like the other part of their reflation, and they woul4 have been glad here, that they had propofed fome things for their private fecurity ; inftead of referring; the fame to a further. Negotiation, in concert with the King of England, and other Princes and States bf Europe. This is not what we de fired,, for our defiga was to give fome Satisfaction to the States General, that they might not joyn with the Emperor, or any other Princes, whereas their refdlution intimates, that they will ftand by them, and enter into no Negotiation, but in concert with them* An Exprefs has beeni difpatched fince to Count � Avaux, with the Kings -further inftructions, and if we may believe the general report, that Minifter is ordered to prefs the States to make fome declaration lefs general than the former, In the mean time our Troops continue their march for the Netherlands, the Court being perfwaded that nothing will prove more effectual to oblige our Neighbours to declare themfelves. 'Tis faid fome of our Troops are to go into the Spanijb Gueldtrland, that they may be in a readinefi to invade Holland, oi the Countries belonging to the new King oiPritjfta, in cafe things grow to an open rupture. TheConfta-ble of Caflile and the Sieur de Caftel dot Riot, AmbaiTa-dors of Spain, talk very big on the affairs of thepre* fent juncture, and one would think from their dif-courfes, if the Spanifh Character was not well'knbwn, that the Spaniards are on a fudden grown very formidable. They relume their ancient lofty fryle,, and taJk fcornfully of their Neighbours, as if there were under Heaven, a more defpicable Nation than thofe Dons. They fay, that their Regency is of opinion, that England mult be as much prefled as the Dutch to own their new King, but our Court does not follow the directien of the Cardinal Ptrtoearrero. The Conftable of Cafiile is preparing his Equipage againft his public k Entry, and the fame will be of an exrraordiuary magnificence. Our Letters from Half tell us, that the Imperial Minifters continue their Negotiations in that Country, but the Dutchy of Milan is fo well provided with Troops and Ammunition, that they queftion very much here, whether the Emperor will venture an Army into a Country, wherein he has neither places of Anns nor Migazine?. Our Cavalry and Dragoons defined for die MUsnije will begirt fuddenly tbeit march for that Country, that they may arrive there before the ImperialiftJ arc in * condition to enter into Itali. Unit*, r   

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