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   Post Man (Newspaper) - March 8, 1801, London, Middlesex                                the Hiftoricai Account, 0*c* From ^amsDa? March 8, to XtiCttap ^larc h 11, 1701. W//3�,' February 13. xqAtle French Troops conri this Country, the Foot irnie ro arrive in mis country, rhc Foot by the way of Ftnjl and Genoa, and xhz ifon'c and Dragoons by the way at" Piedmont. Their Soldiers are very troubleTome, notwith* Airsding the great care o.f.their Officers , fo rhar we h�r from icveral places, tfuc theie happens frequent quarrels, wherein thofe new comers have, generally *pfcaking, the worft. Upon advice from T/ro/, chat the Imperial Troops begin to arfive in rhofc parts.and rhar they have i'ecured lorn* palTes, Prince Vaudemunt and the French Generals have given orders to prepare a Train 6f Artillery, and take all necefTary precautions to prevent the defigns of the Imperialifts. We expeft a great l'upply of Ammunition from Naples, and 'tis thought they will begin in few days to caft a Linea-bout rhis City. : Rome, Feb. 26. The Pope continues to hold Congregations of State on the prefent pofrure of Affaits, and'ieems to be very much uneafy,being equally pt'ef-fed by the Ambafiadors of theEmperor and Spam.abbuc the Invcftiture of Naples and Sicily. The latter has lately had a long Audience of the Pope on that fubjeir, but notwithftamling his i'ollicitaticns; fie cculd hive no others anfwer, but that ohac Affair'was fo v^y weighty, that it required his mature confideratftrtl The Cardinal de Junfen had an audience to Teoond the demand of the.Sp  AmbafTador, wherein, 'tis faid, he acquainted his Holinefs, that if he perfilred to xe-fufe the faid Inveftiture, the King of Spain would think himfelf no louger obliged to delire it, nor bound to pay him the yearly tribute and acknowledgment for rhefame. The French threaten very much fuch who fhall oppofe their deligns in Italy, and talkfo very big, that 'tis thought it will be neceiTary to call in the Ger-tnans to the alTiftance of Italy. The Count de Lemberg, AmbaiTador of the Emperor, had on Monday laft an audience of the Pope, wherein he acquainted him, that fh* Troops of his Matter were ready to march into Italy, but that he might affaire himfelf that the Eccle-fuftic.il State nor any other, fhould receive r,o manner of prejudice fiom the fame, and that thofe Troops fhould pay ready money for every thing they fhould have occalioa for. The Pope has refufed to grant his Bulls to fome Bifhops, and other Divines nominated by the new King of Spain, and has ordered to rake down from over the door of the Dominican Fry-ais, of the Nccptlitan Nation, the Arms of Spain, becaufe the Investiture of the Kingdom of Naples is not yet difpofed cf. TAey continue to raife men in the Territories of the Church, and to take all other necellary meafures for the prefervation of the �ime. The Ambaffador of Venice has-given to the Pope an account of the Negotiations of theCardinal d'Eftrees with the Republick, bur rhe fame is.kept very private. On Sunday laft the Cardinal de Bouillon fet out for Cham, berry, where he is to wait for orders from rhe Fr.King. Venice, March 4. The Senate is daily afTembled, to give the necelTary dire&ions' for the fecurity of our Frontiers, and Troops are daily lent thither from Dabrutia and other places. Two Men of War are I.irely airived from rhe Levant, one with 980 Soldiers and 130 Bales of Silk, and the other with 760 men, and a third i� expected from Dalmati,*, with 900 Soldier', and 70 Bales of Silk, bur they will be obliged ro perform their quaranrain, upon advice rhar a contagions difbrnper rages in thef'e parts. The Republick wanting monsy, 'tis faid that fome Families of Genoa have offered fcveral Millions'of Fl�rins to t>s admit- ted into the Pody of our Noh'dky. The French Mi* iil_fters threaten the Italian Piinces with Fire and S'woid ff they joyrl with the Empeior, -and even will not conlent that they fliould (land Neuter in this affair. Oar Letters from Verona tell u�, that the Imperialiftl make fnme morions on the Frontiers of lirol, as if they defigned ibortly ro march into Italy. Viermtt, March The Count Laerjleyn, Envoy of* the Emperor to the-Princes of the Rhine, arrived here three days ago, to give an account to his ImpetiaLYJa-! jeiry ofihis Negotiations in thofe part*, and chiefly with the Circles of Svabia and Franeonia, which have refolved to fhnd Neuter ; and in rhe mean time to augment their Tu>ops, that they may be in a conditio -on ro defend tiiemlelves, in cafe the French attack the: , Empire. Prince Levis of Baden ftarts up daily fome new Pretentions , and now demands thaf the Emperor will engage to make good the da� tnages he may fuftain,by occafion of anew War with France; and as his Imperial Majefry is not inclined to gr3nt all his demands, 'tis not yet certainly knownj . who fhall command the Army on the Rhine; and fome Jay, that the Elector Palatine puts in for the fame. The Emperor has returned an anfwer to the complaints of the Protefhnt Princes, about the Innovations in matters of Religion, and has affined them, that he is fully refolved ro obferve the Treaty of Wejiphalia; but their Minifters are not pleafed with that general anfwer, and infill, that his Imperial Ma-jefty will make ufe of his Authority, to redtefs their grievances. Mittau^ March 4. The Czar of Mttfcovy, the King of Poland, aivd Duke Ferdinand are gone from Birzertf to view the torts Kokenhauj'en, Oravj-.burg and Jtuguftus-burg on the Duina, and ro review the Troop squat tered on our Frontiers, after which they come hither, and apartments are prepared for them. We have nothing remarkable from Ijvonia ; but fome advices from Poland f^y,thata party of Maleconrents begin to appear in that Kingdom, and that the fame is like to oblige the King to return to Warfaso, fooner then he at firft intended. It was reported fome days a"go, that the? Kirtg of Prujjia was to come to this place ; but we hear from Connjvgsbttrg, thjt his Majefly intends to fet out from thence as, next week; and f*iom D-anttick, that they make there great preparations to receive rhat Prince, with all pofliole marks of refpeft, in his returri to Berlin. Franckfort, March 13. They write from Nuremburg, that the Sieur dc Charm's, Envoy of the French King,-made prelTing inftances to the Deputies of the Circles of Suabia and Franeonia, to perfwade them to refufa pafiage to the Imperial Tioops through their Territories ; alluring them, that his Mafter had accepted the. Will of rhe late King of Spain, in favour of the Duke of An\ou, for no other aim, bnt for preferving the Peace^of Europe, having made a generous Secrifice xrii the publickTranquility of the great Territories, tha/ were acquired unto his Crown, had he inlifted on tiro Treaty of Partition. He notified unto them, that the States General have acknowledged the new King of Spain, and were inclined to Peace, but notwithstanding hjs Intreagues, the Deputies anfwelfed him ; rhat feeing rhe Emperor is the head of rhe Empire, they could not refufe paffageto his Troops, without breaking rhe conftirurions thereof. This was not fatis-faftory to the French Envoy, who threaded them, that his Mafter had two Armies, ready topafsthe Rhine, and ravage their Country with Fire and Sword, before the Imperialifb could rake the Field. Hfgue, March 18. We hear from Nlaeghen, that icoo Pioneers,   and the Garrifen are hard at work th-^r e.   

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