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Post Man (Newspaper) - April 12, 1801, London, Middlesex ftunib. S24 I 11 %ty ^08 put And the Hiftorical Account, &c. Fro m �5)acUtDa? April 1 2, to Xiieftfap April 15, 1701. Mitt an, Apiil 3. [e Stfxow Troops continue the Blockade of Riga, and itretgliten the fame more and more every day, info.TiUch, that it wi'ii be very difficult to carry any provi-(ions to rhe Gavrifon. We hot from ,1;- Iht Xing of Sweden has been lately in that .place. 3.i
and fome other Members of the States, and would fain engage them to hearken to the advantageous terms, which, as he fays, he is empowered to offer them, if they will enter into a feparate Treaty ; but we labour ftill tinder the fame uncertainties mentioned in our former, as to Peace or War, and we are not like to have a true infight into that Matter, till we know the ultimate intentions of our Allies. Our Naval Preparations are carried on with great diligence, and the fth Man of every Merchant Ship , is to be taken for the fervice of the States, which Expedient has been propofed by the Merchants themfelves, that the Fleet being^ manned out at once, their Ships may proceed on their refpeftive Voyages,' without any flop or hinderance. A fecond Placaert, publifhed againft the fending ?of Horf-s out of this Country, is lent to the Governours of our Frontiers, with pofitive orders to put the fame in execution. The French and Spaniards are very bulie on the Fortifications of their Frontiers, and we hear from Brabant^ that to encourage the people to work on the new Lines, they are making Monks and Priefts work .thereon, and give out that rhis isa Quarrel, wherein rhe Caufe of God Almighty is concerned. Our Letters from Germany fay, that the AfFiirs of the Empire are fo perplexed, that they cannot be brought as yet to a good temper, arid the French have iuch intrigues in feveral Courts, that 'tis feared the compofing of rhefe differences will prove more difficult than it was thought. They write' from Switxeriantli that the* General Aflem^
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