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Post Man (Newspaper) - August 12, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From ^urt&av AugiWr.ia, to XtJUtfOa^ Atiguft 14 1701. Hague % Auguft 16. [HE French Troops in the-Spanijh Netherlands aie alt in morion for their relpeclive m-campmenrs, and ours are now doinu rhe like, but tiflsre is no likelihood of any AM-ion, tht^States being loth to begin a War, and the French being wholly intent to keep what they hive, tiJl they have reJ ft (led the Finances ia Spain, and put themfel v&-in a condition to con; r�afs the vaft defigns of their Monarch. The affairs of Italy make thero very uneaiie, for they are ohlig'd to lend great fumms of of money in.ro thofe parts, and to withdraw their Forces froth the Rhine, whjch perhaps will prove an inducement to ibme Srates of Gmoany to declare fur rhe EmptiOr, whsreas they were before kept in awe fay the numerous Army the Fnr.ch had on the. Rhine ready to invade the Empire. The Envoy of Portugal ba� notified to the States the Treaty concluded between his Mafter, Francs and Spain, and al-fured their High MighMnetfes , of the tefolution of his- Ptrtugutfe Majeft/s to cultivate a good Friendlhip with rliem. They write ftora Usionne tint the Ptrtuguefe in general feem diflatisfied with that Alhance, being fenlible that the Freneh and Spaniards cannot allow them any advantages that may counter-ballance the lofs they mufr needs fuftain.if England and Holland forbear Trading with them. Out Letters from Warfare fay, that the King of Poland expreiled a great uneafinefs upon the unwelcome news of rhe Swedes paffing the Duina, and bearing his Troops from their retrenchments, and marching cowards Mitten, for when the Courrier came aw.ay they had no advice of the quiring of Cokenhitufm, which will prove a great mortification to thole (i'ouncellors, who advifed the Invafion of Livonia. The Czar is fee out from Mofcow to joynhisArmy neaiP/^os',in order to retrieve the lofs he luftained- lafi: year before Uerva , but General � felling being Potted that way with agallar.t Army, the Swedes feem not at all concerned at the great preparations of the Mufcavittt. Paris, Auguft 17. The affairs of Italy are rhe chief fubjeft fincier of all pubiick difcourfes, and as they have taken a quite contrary turn from what People expefted, they may, it feems, be allowed the liberty to inquire into the reafons thereof. Our Army being in Italy betimes poflefTed of all the PaiTes in (he Mountains, and along the Adige, provided with good Artillery and all other neceli'jries, they feemedro wonder, that the Imperial Army, inferiour in number to ours, flioulil fo much as think of paiTinp the Alps by the fictntino ; and when they .came to the Banks of the Adige, it wasjpretty confidently given out here, that Prince Eugene would be obliged ro return home, and the long continuance of the Imperialifb onthe other fide of the Adige f woured that opinion. The Marches and Countermarches Prince Eugene made ii. the mean time, and the i'eveiaf Bridges he laid, were, as we nvere told, as many evidences of his perplexity, 3nd icrefolution ; biir rhe vigorous attack, and taking of ^i4Pals of Corp.', unfolded that myftery, and mani-fcfled the pniiJcr.ee' nf the Imperial Generals ; and the) could not deny here, but that Monheur Catinat had been decoyed into a mifhke, and thought rhe H-nemy delign'd to pals the Pa. This affair being over/ our Gaz*feer offered feveral reafonsri make us believe that the QermnHi had got nothing thereby, and that it would be impofllblt for them to fubfiit in a Country, which bad been purpofely deftroyed by our Army." and as for the paflage of the Mincio, it was reprefented as impoiTible. However, the Germans, have overcome all thofe difficulties, and palled that River, under the nofa of a ntimerous Army, which did riot fo much as .oiler to oppofe it ; and upon their advancing towards the Mtlaneze, the Confederate Army breaks into three or four Bodies, and march with all poffible, hafte and great confufion, but they don't know whither, as. if the Generals were all out of their Wi|s : which has given an opportunity to the Gerniansho march into the Mantuan, and take poft therein! This is fb furprizing, that one may be permitted to ask, whether it was a Stratagem olWar, or an6f the fame prudence, which obliged our Generals to abandon the Poft of Qarpi;\n fpight of their^quIdieVs, wid had much ado to obey orders, as our Gazette, exprefled it ? That it was a i^ratagem to draw tjivtfXierjmans into-aNoofe, nobody did queftion it. We.^ffrioute'd it' to our experienced GeneraJ, others to 'r^'e^lfe Prince vifaudmont; and others, proved fromrtbe'nie, ;the ne-<:efl;ty of the prefence of the DuketofJSaviy. in the1 Army, for ths Germans palled the Miniit three days -after the arrival of his Royal Highnef?.. This has been hotly difcourfed for feveraj days), bijr, rlje' Kirig at laft convinced them, that they wereTalTin the" wrong, and fufficiently declared by fending the Ma* refchaj de fiU;toy to command in Italy', thai lie does not approve rhe conduct of Monfieur Cttinat, :n$f the prejended ftratagems we have been, denned with. His Majefty feemed affiraid that by favour of'two or three more flratagems like the former, the Germans may pais the Oglit and Adda, and fet down-' before Milan. This Declaration of hi- Majefty has filene'd the World, except the Friends of Monueur Catinat, who cannot forbear their diflatisfa&ion. Moft the paflage of the Mincio by the Germans, fay chey, bring a greater difgrace upon Catinat, than the retreat of Prince Vaudemmt with thfe EngliQ) Army from Wonterghein brought upon Vdltroy ? Whatever it is, we may Ihorr-]y know whether this new General will very much mend the matter in a Country unknown to him, and where he will find an Army quire difpirited by the divifion of their Generals. Private Letters fay, that very hot words have pafTed be'twecn them, for as what they have done cannot efcape the cenfure of the World, they would fain remove the blame thereof from their own door. Our Letters from Aft-Jn'ifay, that there is a great tranquility in the Kingdom, but the King does not find his Subj_e,&sfo well difpofed as he could defire, to affift him with money for the defence of the Monarchy, fo that Spain grows an intolerable burthen upon us, which is like to fink our vaft Projefts with our Riches. The news from, the North is not acceptable to this Court, for they had not given over as yet their project of engaging- the -King of Poland into their Intereft, and per-fwading him to come intp Germany with his Forces, and thofe of Wodfembuttel and fome others, which might have proved fatal to the Empire. The defeat cf the Troops of that fPrince haj caufed fuch an alteration in the affairs on-that fide, that we have reafpn to fear now, that the Emperor will eafily perfwade both the Kings of Swtd"(n aad Poland to lend part of their Forces to his afliftance, and that may influence fuch Princes who have embraced the Neutrality to declare 3gainft us. Count /Avaux is Qiortly otpefied,
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