Tuesday, April 12, 1701

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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<l that -'tier having viewed the Fortifications, loyicaej the Troops, and given what orders he , thought �?c=Uary for the lecurify cf that Frontier, his Mijeity returned to Lais in Livonia, rhe head qnarters of nis Army. NTr:\vithftatiJmg che preparations of the King of Polmd and the Mufcruitcr, m^ny are of o-pinion, that a Petes ���!li be i'uddenly conciuJed, and ds certain, th i ; but his late violences againft the Fa-Uiily of Sapicha have reftwred Turn to rhe favour of Che Gentry, with whom he has as great an inferejft as ever Berlin, April iAll things are preparing with the utmofr. diligence, for the publick Entry of their Pruffi-an Majefties. In the mean time the King continues at Pojldam, when a great Council of War and State is to be he'd tnis evening, on the prefent junfture of affairs, and elpeciaL'y about the motions of the Swedifh Troops m P}mernmai which give great umbrage to this Court, and retard the march of rhe Forces for Chews and other parts. The King of Poland demands new fupplies of hisSubjefts in Saxony, but chey have already given him fuch Surnms, which have been fpent abroad, that che Country is very much exhausted. Our Letters from Conningzberg bring nothing materia! this Poft ; and rhofe from Warfare fay, that they have advice from Lemberg, that the Tartan make great preparations, as if thiy intended a Military expedition, which ca'jfes a great alarm to. Che Inhabitants of the Frontiers of Poland. Vienna, April . This Court affords nothing material fome time fince, and no doubt but the World is /ufHcienrly tirc-d with rhe frequent repetitions they are entertained u'iti^of our preparations for a vigorous War, and the maich of our Troops for Tyrol and the tXkir.c, which would have been there long before, had they begun their march fix weeks after we were told f-hey were marched. The unfeafonable Weather, the greatnefs of the Enterprize , the difficulties which are forefeen in the ex;caiion of ir, and the. inrefHne Dictions in the Empire, are a fuiEcient caufe of thole relays, without enquiring for .my other ; but whatever it is, 'tis certain that his Imperial Majefly re-fblved to afiert his Right to the Spatiip) SucccftTon with all his Forces. 'Tis laid tint 1 '.attain of the Aegimen* of Baton, called � Umgutval, who was lb me days ago feized at Lintt, had fome Letters of a great confequence, whereby the Court has difcovered who are the perfons that betray our Councils to our Enemies. 'Tis reported that the Ele&or of Bavin* is fhorrfy expe&ed here, which deftroys the report we have from Pari', Of a League between that Prince an,d France and Spain, for it is not 'likely that his Eleftorat Highnels would come hither to tell the Emperor.rhat he has thought fit to joyn with his Enemies. Sdme others are bi opinion, that that Prince puts in for rhe Command of the Army on the Rhine, which Prince Lewis of Baden has not yet absolutely accepted. Hamburg, April ij. They write from Copenhagen, that the Foreign Minifrers in that Coiirt continue their Conferences; with the Mimfters of State, and that the Count of CkamBe, Ambaffador of France appears everyday at Court, and was in hopes to delay rhe effeft of the Treaties which are concluded between jome Princes and Denmark. His Danifh Majefly.intends to take a progrefs into Jutland and Norway, to view the Fortifications of his Frontiers. The Polifb and MufcoVite Courriers, who lately arrived there, arc difparched back with the Kings anfwer to the Propo-fal of their Polifb and Czarifk Majeftiesj which is kept very private; The Swedes have publifhed an order it Carelferotn and orfier parrs, requiring the Admirals, Captains and other Officers of the .Swedifh Fleet, to hang as Pirates and Freebooters, all the Privateers that fhall be taken in the Baltici. Set, with Commiffion either from the King pf Poland or the Czar, without any manner of regard to their Commiffions. The Duke of Holftein Gotttrp continues at Tonningtn -J but de= figns in few days for Bremen, to review the Swedifh Troops in that Country ; from whence they write, that they are to form a Camp by the beginning of May, and that in the mean time they prepare fuch a Train of Artillery, that there is no room to doubt, but that they defign fome Military expedition. Hague, April io- TheCount cC Jvaux, Ambafla-dor of France^ has had fome conferences with the great Peniionary> 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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