Friday, March 25, 1701

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Post Man (Newspaper) - March 25, 1801, London, Middlesex Numb. 816 And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From March 25, to Xfttttfftag March 27, 1701. H*g!�, April 1. .Ccordh" rooiir laft advices from Bmjfels, tin .Innabitants of 'the S/w/Iji Provinces nuke gr^at complaints againft the French, who cake by force from them, and with- ___l. out paying, whatever they have occaiion fcr, dni Xi>ul2 tie Civil Magistrates. The Eleftorefs. of Ba-**r'j is preparing to follow her Husband> anj ^11 fcha OTksrs of that Court are upon their departure: for Bavaria, which is a confirmation, thac that Prince do;s not intend ro return into the Netherlands. T i-� Qount d' dvauy continues very filent, noc-wyJv/l-xiiding the difpatches he has received from Fran:e ; but Don Quires, Ambaffador of Spain bounces an-J frttS it an unufual rate, and gives our, that the Spaniard.' will rather- lofe their Crown, than fubmit to the conditions defired of'em. As the Mi miters of Spain tre now but tht Organs of the French Court, tne complaints of Don �uiros are looked upon, as the fentinunts of the French, for the Spaniards who are here do own, that what we have demanded is reafo-nable, and will be accepted by Spain, if the Spantjb Council intend to prtferve their Monarchy from being independent of the Crown of Ft ante,. The Winter proves fo very long, that no Grafs appears yet, which will hinder the Armies from taking the Field,, ar.d will give furncient time to our Auxiliary Troops to come into our Provinces. 'Ti<; Taid, that ciders are given for two Camps, one in Gclderland, and the bthe. about Bergucwpzoom, to cover this Country, for as to Marftriiht, rhe place is fo well provided, that a Carrifbn ofnooo men can make a long refiftance. Our Litters from Italy confirm, that the Pope and fe-veral oj'ur Princes are fo well difpofed for the Emperor, that'tis not doubted, but they will declare agaittft the French, as loon as they fee an Imperial Army fufficienc to proredf. them. Thofe Letters make no mention of the Duke of Savoys having accepted the Cootmand of the French and Spar.ijb Army in the Milanese, but they tell us on the contrary, that that Prince is wavering, and does not koow what mea-fhres to rake, having equally to feat the refentment of three great Princes. Th�King of Denmark continues te recruit his Troops, bqt they write from Copenhagen, that the Prspofals of the Muscovite Ambaflador are not accepted, and it feems psdpofterous in the Czar, to dfifire a Squadron of Dam'fb Men of War, till he has'an Flarbour to receive them. The Imperial Army increafes in Tyrol, but the weather is fo unfea-fonable, that there is no venturing topafsthe Moun�-tains, till the middle of this month at the foonefh The Elector Palatine has reinforced the Garrifon of Juliets, and ordered his Troops to be in a reodinefi to march upon die firft warning. We heat the States have refolved to put on beard their Ships a certain number of Land Men, the better to annoy the Enemy in cafe of War, by defcents upon their Coafti, for which fervice Soldiers will be better than Seamen. Paris, April 2. The Propofals delivered by Mr Stanhope, Envoy. Extraordinary of the King of England, and the Deputies of the States General, have been printed by the King's order, as we told you in our former, and the Court has taken fuch meafures, that the publifhing thereof anfwers their expectation. People are in this Country fo very fond of the Grandeur sf their Monarch, chat any thing that feems to reflect 'in the fame; is recited with fcorn tad indignation \ and as thofe demandsappear very high to the genera* lity of the people, they are exclaimed againft as an affront and infulc to the Crowns of France and Spain. They Jteep however within measures of refpect snd decency..with England, but as to the Dutch, they bellow upon rheir Proceedings the Epithets of Bold,Rafo, Impertinent,.Impudent, and J don'r know what elfe, inl they boaft, that,this Court will make them fenfible that they wore not long ago Suavi&s to the Crown of Spain, and thac they owe their Independency to the Crown of France, They feem to wonder .that rhe Stares would have offered thofe term1;, which arc fuch, That they could not pretend to more, if we had loft feveral Battels and Provinces , whereas pur Troops are at their very gates, and fo numerous, that they will find Lt a. vciy difficult task to defend Ig Ot Spa Propofals, provided his Catholic!; MajeiTy is allowed to take meafures for his own fecurity, and put Garri-fons of his own inro Shtyie, Berguenopzwrn, Breda, Boiflo-due, Crave and Maeftriechc, and a!fo Por'.Jmn;'.:h and P'j-iqouth, on the Coafr of England, as an equivalent for Oj5'end and Newport, Some others, more moderate than the former fay, that this Courc ought to havereceiv'd thei; demands with more mcdefty, for the accepting the Will of the late King ot Spain being a notorious breach of Faith, and an irrefragable demonftration, that Treaties are not to be depended upon, we (houli at leaft hearken to a Treaty, and not reject thole demands, that the world may fee that the Declarations made by our Minifters abrpad, had fome colour of truth, and that the King really intended to preferve the Peace of Europe. Whatever it is, 'tis certain rhar. the Court is very unealie, and that they ate not for a preient War, being fenfible that a general Confederacy cannot but be fatal to us, and. thetefore they fet all their Engines at work to prevent the fame, and lull our Neighbours afleep, rill rhe new King of Spain is more/irmly ferdedonhis Throne. They have great hopes here, that the Princes who oppole the Ninth Electorate will not recede from their oppo/ition, and that the Circles o�Sttabl* and Franconia will (land Neuter, which will difable the Emperor from .'doing any coniiderabJe thing on the Rhine, and enable us to fend moil of our Forces againft Holland. In the mean tinw there is a report abroad, that there is a Negotiation on foot with the Blfhop of hitmjler, and thac our Court will perfwade that Prince to renew his Prerenfions againft Holland, and follow the fteps of one ot his Predece.flors, who about 30 years ago proved fo trou-blefbme to the Dutch. They tell us further, thac Prince Lewk of Badin has not accepted the Command of the Imperial Troops, but only cf thofe of the Circles, and that the Elector of Bavaria intends to refufe paffitge to the Imperialifts thro his Electorate, having made a Treaty with this Crown and Spain, but as that Prince has noreaibn to be fatiified .virh thole Crowns, 'tis not believed he would declare againft the Emperor. An Exprefs is fenc co Count d0rfvaux Ambaflador to the States, but the contents of his difpatches are kept very private. Many are very forry, that Count Briord fhould have ufed big words in his firjjMemorial to the States, to acquaint them with tha acceptation of the Will of the late King of Spain, and they are perftvaded, that thefebigh Terms propoled by the Dutch, are a fort of retaliation, with a defign to let the World fee, that their affairs are not in fo low a condition, as to Qand in need, th�t his Majefty flwShT

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