Sunday, December 18, 1701

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Post Man (Newspaper) - December 18, 1801, London, Middlesex fi-gm, Decemb. 13. -"^Hey write from P*-//,thar the FrenchKing � ap^ear'd ibmewh.it fui prized when he � received advice of the Dutch (living tired � on. the Troops employed in the building JBL~ the Fort near Saz van Ghent, but withai declaied, that rhat affair chiefly concern'd the King of Spam, to whom an Exprefs was lent with an account thereof Letters from Livonia fay, that Count Wclls^nvoy Extraordfrnry of theEmperor has received a new Project of Peace ttom Vicnm, and fent an Exprefs to Count Pyper, who acts as chief Miniftar of Stare f> rhe King of Sweden, ro acquaint him thsre-wi.ii, and deiire leave to repair ro Court to deliver rhat Projeti: ro his Svedijh Majelty, while Count Stra.itw .j:cf.--us rhe like ro the King of Poland at WV/.iv. The two .aft Pans Gazettes are certainly very cur; ju .,mr in the former rhe Gizeteer underiakesito pj. :$ the Legitimacy ct :'=-. --ctrndedPrince of WaUt, and in rise latcer he rr,. el'enis Hie Englijk Nation a* divided into Fj�tin , rh;- thercnever appear'd fuch 3. Ha;.'.niry f.;r r-.du:ing the exorbitant Power of Frai.ce, and repref her eijcroacnments upon her Neighbour* ' England, fays lie, is now divided in-" to :vo Factions, the Court Party and the Country ' 2'arty. The fir ft do openly tiiicover a defign to en-' g'(ge the Marion into a new War, more dangerous ' th:i:i die former, beciule of the prejudice Trade ' may rc:e;v; from it; and the fecond has no other ' intention than to take fuch refolutions as may be ' moll conducing to the welfare of the State. The ' Town of /ibingdon and fome others have given for in-' ftrudion to their Deputies, rhat they enquire who ' has advifed the Difl'ohition of the laft Parliament. Whether the profou id Politick'; or the Sincerity of thii Author are more ro be admired, is a great que-ftion ; but as long as he brings no berter proofs of the Divlhont of the Englfo Nation into Parties than his bare afTevention, he mult give us leave to ' doubt the truth of it; and'to b-lieve on the contrary, chat as the Court and C .v. in fry can have but one intereft, viz. their own fec'Jriry, and the ptefervati-on of a juft ballance ofPo-.vc in Europe, lb the pretended Parties he (peaks of -e bur Chymera j, pur-pofely invented to dtiade the French Nation. The Addreffesof the Counties and Corporations of England, with the Advice given by feveral of'em to their R;prefenrath'es,cug!u to cover with ihamethat Gazetteer a>d his admires;, ; for they are undenia-He proofs that rhe Count:-; ij as fc'nfible as the Court can be, of the neceflity of ibpporting thi Alliances his Majeity has made for reducing rhe overgrown power of France, fo that it may not b* anv longer in the power of that ambitus C.ewn to difturb the Peace of the World,and prefutne'ro i npofeKingsupon ctherNarions.What proof.* he ha-., f <r whit he reports relating to the Town of A'in*J)n we cannot tell, for We never heard of any Inftu;c"r:or ,bur if he takes an anonymous Letter, preieud.d to be written from thence, fbrrhefenfe of that Cor-, ^ration, mentioned in fome of our Cawautt, vdej; him to nami any other place which had at t(".~. time he fpeaks of, -viz. the 24th of Novemh. old its.' ra of the leveral Members-hvreof, for the ruidig of 1000 Foot, with which they Irve reiblved to augment their Troops. PThc l.v-.e^'ai Minifters are very kufit in the fevtMl Cs\:tn of tits �mpire, t# per* fwade the Neutral Princes to come into the Grand Alliance againft France \ and they flatter rhemfelves that the whole Empire will at Iaft be made fenfible thac this is the molt favourable opportunity they could ever have wifhed for reducing France into its incient Limits. The Imperial Minifters infift very much on the great preparations of the States Gene� ral, which are indeed a fufficient caufe of amazement, for the world can hardly believe what they lee with their own eyes, viz. that they fhould maintain 1400C0 men, belides a great Fleet, and that nocwithftanding ihele prodigious expences, and the vaff fumms their Subjects have lent to fome Foreign Princes , Money fhoald be fo plenty in their Country, as to be at no higher intereft than 3 or 4 per Cent. They expect here with great impacience the refolurion.s of the Pailisment of England, which are to give Life to the projects agreed upon, and as rhat Nation has fo fully declared their mind in their AddrefTes to the King, they do not queltion in this Country, but that they will make good their pro-mifes, and appear as Zealous as-any of their Neighbours for fhe:r own and the general Liberty of Europe, and the true intereft of their Commerce. The Palatine Tioops are Fortifying Ksyfirs-Laxteren , that place being defigned for covering the Honfdrug as f� as the Moztlle. The Imperial CommiiTaries costinus to buy great quantities of Provifions, and by all the preparations that are making, it appears that Prince Lewis of uaden is intent upon removing the difficulties which frufhated his defigns in the lateWar. The Minifter of the Elector of Cologn has delivered a Memorial to the Dye: of the Empire, containing a juitification of the proceedings of his Mailer, concerning his admitting rhe French Troops into his Towns, but that is rhe weakefl piece that ever was prefented to that Body, except the Memorial lately delivered by Monfieur de Chamois for iultifying the conduft of the French King in owning the pretended Prince of {Vales, for King of Great Britain, and aliening that that was no breach of Peace and good correfpondence wirhthe King in poffefllon of the Englifh Throne, which is fuch Nonfenfe, that 'tis wondred here that any Man had the face to offer it. Steckholm, November 27. The Englilh and Dutch Refidents have delivered to Count BenoitOxenfliern firfl Minilter of State, fome Letters from their refpedtive Matters to the King ofSweden,xo exhort him to make Pe.ice with the Czar of Mufcavy, and the King of Poland, and come into the Alliance concluded between the Emperor, his Majelty of Great Britain, and the States General, for reducing the dangerous Power of France, and preferving the Ballance of�a-repi. Thofe Letters are lent to his Majefty in Idvo-ni� ; but in the mean time it's confidently reported, that ifiour differences with Poland and Mufcovjan be brought this Winter to 2 happy conclufion, his Svedijb Majefty will fend a great Body of Troops to be imployed againft France. The greateff part of the Cloathing of our Forces is arrived herefrom England, and the reft is ihortly expected, and tb� fame is to be fent to Riga. Count Oxenfiiem continues indifpofed by reafon of his great age, and the other Minilters ?.re obliged to hold their Junto's or Councils inhisHoule. The German and Saxon Officers that ate Prifoners here, are ro be difperfed into feveral places, ro remain rhere rill the War is o-ver, or their ranfome paid ; but tfje Mufcavites and fome few Englifh and Dutch that were taken in that fervice, have obtained the liberty to continue in this glase. They write from Qareljcroon, that above 3009

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