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Post Man (Newspaper) - November 27, 1801, London, Middlesex Numb. 906* QQQ. f oft 0m: And the Hifforical Account, &c. From XftUtCDap November 27 ,to jfratfltftap Noveffroer 2 ?. * Brufels, November 19- Do not queftion but you are by this time ' informed of the match of the French 4 Troops into the City of Leige, anJ of the ' pretences of rhe Elector ofO/�g� for ad-4 mitring the fame into his places. This ' perhaps has not furprized you, for the late con- 11 a^ j ,-------r-------^ ' duel of that Prince left ao room to doubt, but he ' was entirely ingaged in the trench Intereft ; but ' cculd you have imagined, that his Ministers and ' thofcof France hadTo mean an opinion of the reft rof the World, as to preiumethat an impertinent * cranfmutation of name mighr palliate that Affair, ' and that the Neighbouring Princes ought to be ' left allarmedat thofe proceedings of his Electoral ' Highnels, becaufe he is pkafed to call the trench ' Forces, Auxiliary Troths of the Circle �/Burgundy. ' Whether the Frtnch King has acted a prudenc part ' in this Affair time will difcover, for his greaceft 'admirers muft confefs that the French Court has 'been fomettmes guilty of great overfights and ' mifhkes. In the mean rime many people, who ' move in a lower Sphere, ate of opinion, that this ' very ftep,fo much cry'd up,will prove advantageous ' to the Emperor, and nothing elfe was able to de-' reraiinethe EmpireagainftFrance. The majch of ' the Dittch Troops intothe Countries of Berguts and ' Juliers makes the French very aneafy, for they will ' find it very difficult to fubfift in the Sp�nift> Guelder-' land, becaufe the Dutch ftreighten them very much * on that fide-.T?he French were lb fenfible of it, thac 1 'tis confidently reported, that they defigned them-' felves to march into that Country, and leize Juliers, * had they not been prevented by the Dutch. Several ' Batallions arrive here from the French Conquefts to ' lupply the room of thofe that are marched into the ' Country of Leige. Orders are likewife come from * Spain, to riife feveral Batallions in thefe Provinces, * but few Gentlemen have put in for Coromiffions, ' becaufe of the i'mall pay they are reduced to. The c States General having complained that the French ' were carrying their Lines and making a Fort too ' near theS*s van Ghe7tt,znd declared that unlefs thofe * works were flopped by a certain day, they would ' take effectual meafuresto prevent i r{Advice is come 'from thence, that the Dutch Qavernom feeing the ' time elapfed, has opened the Sluces and drowned ' the Country, and thereby effectually ftopt the ' wurks of the French. This is likely to be taken at ' an infraction of the Treaty of Peace, and as people "feemonly to.Xeek for a pretence, fhismaybea ' plaufible one, 'Tis.t impoflible to expreft the dif-' fatisfaflion of the Spaniards and ttartderkim in this ' Country, for the French ufe them with fo much ' haughtinefs, that 'tis a wonder how they can bear ' it. They have fupprelfed I don't know how many ' Offices, which wers chiifly poffefled by Spaniards, ' and they talk of fupprefling many others, and in ' fljort to model every thing according to what is * praftiled in trance. They muft talk no more of " Privifedges, the French tell them that that is a cane ' they do not understand, and.in (hort.the moft fen-" fifale part of the Inhabitants of thefe Provinces fear * that the report we ha �� had fome rime ago of a * Treaty,whereby the King of Spain made over thefe ' Provinces to Frame,was not altogether groundlefs ; 1 for the Revenue is altogether �anaged by French- * menjThe money is raited as fcbeirs; and theGoverrv-' meat of Fort if^bdla nejT Sluyce, is given to a ' French Officer. The Msgiftrates of Bruges have ' been perfwadad to farrerder the Keys of their * City to the Governoar, <rkere� they ufed to keep ' them themfelves, and the Magiftrates of Anfotrp * having refufed to do the like, will cerfamh/be ' compelled to obey, fome French Batallions msrch-' mg that way for .that . purpofe. ..Two Dejmti�$ 'of the trench Court are daily expected here, to-'-confer only for form, fake wirh our Coun�i( ' about Trade, far it is already refolved that rfie. ' Manufactures of France (hall be imported fnto ' this Country without any Duties more than-'they pay in thac Kingdom , when exported ' from one Proi'ince into another, and tbat fhe ' Englifh and.Dutch Manufactures (hall be. loaded with ' fuch Duties as (hall amount to a prohibition. ^ They ' write from Paris, that the (tile of the AddrefTe* 'Printed in England is highly refented by the 'French Miniftprs, and that they having not ' thought fit to conceal it from the French King, he 4 expreiTed himfelf in thefe words. /'// Chaftize, faid ' hejhelrifiUnce of thefe Addrefers, and fettlt that Prince, ' meaning the King at St Germans of his making, on ' thelhrmeof England, or life my Crown. This advice comes from fuch Perlbns, that we have reafon to believe it is true, but there isjio great inference 'to be made from thence. Princes as other men ' lye fomecimes und'er impofiibilitiKS, and cannot be ' as good as their word. Don't we remember that he * promifed the fame thing,to the hate King James. Hague, December *. The Sieur Molo Agent of P�lam4, who managed the private Negotiations, for the reception of Monfienr CaiBsru, for fettling the Preliminaries of the Treaty of R.eJrpUk, has made fome overtures for a new Negotiation with Frunct, and inlinmfced that theFrenchKing would (end hither Moafieur CrecjPerjus, if there was any profpect of bringing matters to an accommodation ; but he has been told, that the parties concerned were of opinion, that the French King had as much confidence in Count a"Avaux, as in any other Minilter, and that therefore they were perfwaded that a new one wonld offer nothing more than the former, and fo that there was no need of lending Monfieur Ftrjus. There is a report here, that a Treaty bftween the King of England, the King of Poland, and rhe States is as good as concluded, which will doubtlefs reftorfc Peace in the North, which i'eems abtolutely necef-fary to unite all the Forces of Chriftendom againft a Power, which threatens Europe with a general Slavery. The Town of Flufbing having occafion for large Stones, for repairing their Key, which they Hied to bring from the Neighbourhood of Nat/sur, Dm Quiros was defired to write to the Marquefs of Bedmar, to kflow whether they might bring them from thence as formerly, and that General anfwered, that h� would give orders that they (hould not be molefted,and that as theKing ofSpam delired to live in amity with theStates,he was ready to revoke thePIa-caerrpublifbed for laying hitjh duties upon Salt, and other thingslimported into the SpamjbYxov'mces from Holland, if the States would do the like on their part; but no anfwer has been returned a? to that point. London, Nov. 19. The Poll for Weftminjier, which ended laitTburfday is as followeth,Mr Secretary ferhon 1997, Sit Henry Datton Colt, 3013, Thomas Crofs Elq;, 1649, and Six John Levefon Gover 1623. ' ThePoll for theUniveriity ofC*m�n<�e,theHonoMt-able Henry Boyle 181,Air tfabtm itfi^ind Mr Hamond6e,i Yefterday the Sheriffs having finifliedthe Poll for the choice �f Members ro ferve tor rhis City in the enfuing Parliament, rhe number of Votes were as follow, for Sir RobertClayttniSoi, Sir Willitnx Afhurfi 1759, Sir Thomas Abney 2647, Gilbert Heaihtoi; Efq; 1769, Sir Jobntlttt 14x8, Sir John Houblm^^^, Sir Richard htvt 9^fr Sir John Parfms 137* Sir CharltT

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