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Post Man (Newspaper) - August 16, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Historical Account, &c. From SfttUt&ap Auguft 16, to 3�uefi)aip Auguft i�, 170?. CoV.ni�gsberg, Auguft 12. Ur Letters from Mittau bring advice, that the King of Sweden is marched towards Birzen, in order to difperfe the Saxon Troop* in that place, but the latter having been informed of his march, are broke up from thence, and retired further in:o Lithu-'/*�;>. The Swedes have refolved to fecure the Dutchy of Courlr.nd till the conclufion of the Peace, and in order thereunto have fummoned 4O00 Boors, to work -with as many Soldiers on two Cittadels or large Forts, rhey defign to build at Mittau, for the fecurity of that Town. They have likewife marked out Forts in 0-ther place*, and amongft others one nearMemel, which gives great jeaibufy to the Governour of that place. The Lithuanians have fent two Deputies to the King of Sweden, to reprefent unfo his Majefty, that the Re-publick having refufed to concern themfelves in the unjuft invafion of Livonia, and nude prefllng inftances to the King of Poland, to defift from that enterprize, and live in Peace with Sweden, they hope his Swedijb Majefy will not invade their Frontiers, and begin a Wi' wich them, which has been fo carefully avoided on their part. The Letterthe Cardinal Primate of Poland has written to that Prince, is to the very fame effeft, but 'tis thought the Swedes will hardly forbear matching into Lithuania, unlefs the Lithuanian force the Saxons to withdraw from their Country, They are incamped atKawen, and juftnaw we have received advice, that they hive been ordered to break up from thence, and retire into this Country, in order to return in'.o Germany. The Swedes have demanded a fup-ply of Provilions and Money from the CourlanAers. a-mounting in i\\ to 300000 Rixdollars, which fumm they promif- ~o repay immediately after the conclufion of the Peace. 'Tis confirmed, that the Mufiovites are returned home, committing great diforders in their march. The Letters from R,ig* being not arrived as ufuall'y, we have no manner of account of the Army, which the Czir intends to command in Perfon againft the Sped/t. Hamburg, Auguft 19. They write from Hamtovert that on the 14-th infant the Earl, of Macclesfield had p'ublick audience of the Ele&orefs Dowager* to congratulate her Kighnefs on the Succeflion to the Crown of England, being conducted thereunto "in great Ceremony and fplendour. Our Letters from Copenhagen fay, that the march of the Danijh Troops for Holland is put off for fome days, upon account of fome new difficulties, bur the Troops of his Danijh Majefty, which have been fome time fince quartered in Saxtny, are ordered to march with all polfible fpeed for thetfpper Rhine, to joyn :-hJ Imperi il Troops. The Duke of Holftein Got-ttrp is (hortly expsited from Livonia, to command the Smdijh Troops \n Pomtrania, which are ta be rein-fc.rce-1 by thofe of his Highneft. The Duke of Wol-femiuttel conn Hues his Levies, but the Subjects of the Eleftor of Hxmiovsr and,Duke of Zell, are forbid to lift themfelves in the fervice qf that Prince, who feems to have a deiign to revive fome antiquited Pretentions, upon fome Territories belonging to the "tber Branches of the rdtoufe of Lunenburg. Letters from Poland feem to promife a fpeedy Peace on that fide, feeing his Polijh Majefty has, as 'tis faid, confent-e<J to the fen Ji ng away his Forces, and making Peace with the S&edcs. The King of Prujjia is arrived at Magdenh'g, and . is expected at Halberftat, where the Eleitor or Hannover, the Duke of Zell; the Landgrave ofHejfi Cajjil, and livetal other Princes art* to have 3 Conference, after which 'tis faid his Fruffian Mijefty intends to take a journey to Cleeves. \ Hague, Auguft 2 j. Our laft Letters from the Imperial Camp in hah ate dated the <5th infant, and being a journal of the proceedings of Prince Eugene of Savoy, from his marching from Caifn.i de laPuhere^tO Camnello; but except fome reincounters between parties, in whicfl.theImperials have got the beft , rfiar. Journal contains but a repetition of what we had before by the way of France. They write from the Imperial Camp as well as from Paris, that the General* of the Confederate Army are ordered to venture aGe-neral Battel as foon as they are joyned by fome reinforcements they expected from- Frante, which muff needs have joyned them before this time, feeing they were already arriv'd in the Cremoneze, fo that we may expeft to hear of a Bloody Action, the Armies being pretty equal in number. The Manifefto of the Emperor has been publilhed here in French, and contains 104 pages in afrfiall Print, becaufe of a great many publick A&s mentioned therein. ' The Pen-man thereof having in the firft ' place laid down fome general Maxims in Law, con-'cerning the Succeflion of Crowns, (hews that the ' French are excluded from the Succeflion to the Crowri ' of Spain, ift, By the Law and Ancient cuftoms of 1 Spain, id, By the contract of Marriage, between! ' Am of Aujlria and Lewis the 13th. 3d, Bythere-' nunciation made by that Prince and Princefs, con* ' firmed by a folemn Oath. 4th,By an exprefs Law of ' Spain, made in the AfTembly of the General Cortes ' or States of that Kingdom, held at Madrid, Anno ' 1618, who unanimouily Petitioned that the renuncia-' tion abovefaid might be confirmed, and that trie Iflue ' of the faid Prince and Princei's, whether Male or 'Female, fhoufd be excluded for ever from the Suc-' ceflion of the Spanijh Crown. 5th, By the contract ' of Marriage between /the prefent French King and ' the Infanta Maria Terefa. <Jth,| By the folemn re-' n"(untiation of th�t Princefs. And 7th, .by the Pyrt- * rn�n Treaty. 8th, By feveral Acr^ of the Statesof ' Sfain,confirming thofe renunciations. oth,by the con-' firmation of the faid renunciation made by the French * King himfelf, which was attended with a folemn Oath and all other formalities, that have been hitherto ' invented for bindingJMen. The Author ftewerh in ' the next place that theexclufion of thelnfanta's ofSp/un 4 married to theKings ofFrance, being thus clearly made ' out, it follows that the Emperor, who is descended ' from the Sifters of the fame has the fole right of fuc-' feeding to theCrown by the extinction of tlie Mafcu-' line Line, according to the Treaty of Marriage be-'tween Ferdinand the 3d, and Infanta Maria, from ' whom his Imperial Majefty is defcehded, and the 'Teftament of Philip the 3d, who declares inexprefs ' terms, that his Sifter Am, Married to theFrench King, ' having renounced and abdicated her'right, Maria her 1 younger Sifter Married to Ferdinand the 3d, is to be ' confidered as the Eldeft. The Pen-man fhewetht ' afterwards that the Fiefs,and namely thofe of theEm-' pire and the Church, are included in thofe renunciati- * onsand exclutions, tho in the Inveftiturei. the Suc-' celtion is deferred to the Elder, becaufe of the reafon ' abpyelaid, the Infanta's married in France being con* * udered as the youngeft. The fame thing is aflerted � as to the Sfanijl Netherlands, and proved by the con-�vention of Augsburg arid the Teftament of Philif the ' 3dand 4th.From all thofe confiderations, the Author concludes thattheGuaranrees of theTreaties aforefaid/ it and in the firft place the Pope,are bound to maintain the fame.TheObjectionsof the French are afterwards ' conifcteetf

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