Friday, September 2, 1701

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Post Man (Newspaper) - September 2, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Hiftoricai Account, &c. From XtufDap Scrtember 2, to XJ)urfD&p September 4, 1701, BruffJ;, September i. -�^HE Commons, of ffiis City afcer many Meetings an J Confutation:., give at hit on Taejdiy their conlent to the extraordinary lupply demanded of 'em, for the prciii i'J, occalions of rhe State, and they areco pay in City twice the :oth penny, and thrice the fame in the Country. Tiie fame day 3, Regiments of our Cavalry arriv'd inriu Neighbourhood of this place,and are to be reviewed to morrow by rhe Marquefs of RcJmnr, and the Marelclvj! of Eouffters. Our Infantry continues incamped in the M:udows of Laken, but the weather has been lb 'exceiiively hot, thar there is a great lickiu-f> amongfr rhem, and our Hoipituls are full of'em. The Duke of B:rmick arrived liee lair, night from Louvaiu with tiie Marefchal of Boxfflers, and intends to fee out for Pari: in 2 few days. Molt of the French Generals are fencing home their Equipage, feein* there is no likelyhood of any Aftion, and the Troops on both fides are returning to their quarters. 'Tis fuid that part of the trench. Forces in our Frontiers are to return into their own Country, to give lets jealoufy to the Dutch, and convince them that the moll Clinician King deligns tc Jive in amity with them, having experienced that he gets more from them iii . irne of Peace than by the War. Some are apt n conjecture from thence, that there isfome hope left ef an accommodation, and the World talk confidently of great Negotiations on toot, tho the Mini-fters v.ho iii.ir :'s�, and not fuffer the Germans to take Winter quarter* in Italy. He declared alfo that the Germans were 10 advantageoufly incamped, that notwithftsnding the confederate Army was fuperior in number to them, the Action was like to be very bloody, and the event very uncertain. The Germans having no ftrong place to retire to in cafe of a dif-grace, they lie under ?. very greif difadvantage,whereas the French have the whole Qutchy of Milan. The Prince ofP*xd:wit writes that the Germans expected a genera] infurrecTion jn the Milaneze, upon their advancing towards the O^li). but that there was no danger of it, as long as the Irnperialifts were kept out ofthat Country. Our Letters from Madrid contains great Lamentations for the fcarcicy of Money and decay of their Trade. wJaich makes them long for the arrival of the Gallipns, the the Spaniards have the leafr ibarein cheTreafurethey bring. The French have propofed to tiie Council of Spain to reform their Coin, and rails the value thereof, as they have done Jn France, which is a ready and plauiible way to gee morefrom the fubjstt than by any Tax whatfover ; for the new Stamp altering the price of the Species, it happens tinea Mn, who brings to the Mint 8. old Crowns to hi cunged, receives hardly feven new ones, orujwiy ft impt in payment thereof. This is aJfoagood expedient, to quicken the Circulation of M�ney, which is obftrufted in Spain, to an unbeatable Degree. TheDutch Troops encamped near Breda, Jnve received orders to reairn to their Quarters. H.igiie, September ^. The Ambaffador of Mufcvvy h'^s frequent Conferences with the Grand Penfionary, lines the defeat of the Saxons in Li-jov',^, and prelTes earneltiy the States to redouble their co-re, for refro-ring Peace on that ftde ; alTuring their High Michti-neft'es, that his Mafler will refer all his prctenlions to their arbitration. Our Letrers from Warfaw fay; that the King of Poltnd is lb melancholy lince the o-vertlirow of (lis Troops in Livonia, that Vis feared he will fail lick. In the mean time the Republick take all pofuble msafures for their fecurity , in cafe rbe Swedes carry their prctenlions further than they ihou:d. The Army of the Crown is ordeied to march to the Frontiers, to be ready to oppofe any invalion, and upon the return of the S'ieur Fcbluka from the Swe~ d:Jh Camp, a Senattu Cmcilizrn is to be hefd on the p>e-fent juncture of affairs. 'Tis confirmed, that the Saxon Troop-, are to march into the Emperors fervicc* but they are ib weakeiieiby Dcfcrlibn, Sickneis and ocherwife, that they cannot be compltated before next Spring. The Swedes demand a great fumm of Money from his Polijh .Majcll), for the damages they have luftained by his Invafion, and as that Prince is unable to pay the fame, .Jio the Swedes not likely to recede from their demands, Some are afraid chat the French will by their intreaguev foment War between Sweden and Poland, in hopes that Denmark and fome Princes of the Empire will concern (hemieives thereinj and obilrucl th:reby the effects of a general League, which the Imperial Council endeavour1: to form a-gainlr France. Count Guijcard wjs exj.-cji?d in the Sroedijb Camp, to take his Audience of leave and return home, but 'tis feared he ha, fome Propofals to make to the King of Sweden, ~elatii;g to the contiuafc. tion of the War. That Prince has received a LerfRr from the King of Prujfi,i, to acquaint him with his new Title, but he has not thought fit as yet to return an anfwer thereunto. Our Tioops are returning to their Quarters, and there is noappearance of any Hoftility this Campaign. The People grumble at it, not only becaufe of the great charges they are at, for maintaining the vafr. Army the Scates have on foot; but alfo becaufe they are fenfible, that thefe delays give time to the French to fettle the affairs of Spain m good order, and compleat the Fortifications of their Frontier phces.Thefe are the reafons they give out,but there is a private one.which has a greater weight with them than the former, and that is, rhat our Merchants have overftock'd themfelves with Wines, Brandy and other French Goods, and are like to be great lofers, unlets a War doesfpeedily break out. They expect: here with the utmoft impatience an account of the failing of the Englifli and Dutch Fleetsfrom Spitfcad, for they think that it will give fome inlight into thefe myfterious affairs, which do actually nonplus humane prudence. Our laft advices from Paris are not advantageous ro the Germans, for the French feem to be confident that Prince Eugene muft (iepafs the Alps, or fall upon the Venetian Towns for taking his Winder quarters in Italy. However, as that Prince has already furmounted fuch difficulties as were thought infuperable, 'tis hoped, that altho wc would fuppofe, t!uc the French are as ftrong as they giveout, the Germans will ftand their ground, and that the Reinforcements which were marcjhing to joyn th�m. will arrive before there is a- nv

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