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   Post Man (Newspaper) - December 23, 1801, London, Middlesex                                Humb. 914 And the Hiftorical Account, &c From XueCOap December 23, to XftUtCDap December 25, 1701. Rows, Decemb. to. NEvprefs from Abru^zjs is arrived here ro acquaint rlie Marquefs dd Vaflo, rhat [he Government of Naphs has conhTcared and feized ail his Ellate in char King- - ^-     dorn, upon .mount of his difobedience, in not going to Madrid, or returning to Nuclei, according to the orders of the Vice-roy, who (us alfo eaufed the Duke or Gaetano Prince of Cisternal to be (ftclar'd Rebel, and confilcated his Eilate, promi-img a great Reward ro fuch who (hali murrher him. The Count d' Eflrecs has fent a Gentleman to acquaint the Pope wit!i his arrival at Na-pies, with a Squadron of French Men of War under his command, art! Ms HoJinefs has fent him fome Beads, a Gold Mtcbl, and fon-e other Toys of chat nature. The Imperial AmhaiTddor has notified to the Pope, the taking of C^neu by Piince Eugene of Savoy, and r'-.e arri'-a; of a great r.-inforcemeut from Germany ; aifiirir.g him at the lame time, that his Imperial Majefty jiv-n new order* to his Generals, to have a diit to the Ecclefiaftical Territories. The Ouki i-.'iTurf.s is arrived iiere from Naples, and after having hid a iong Conference with the Spauijh Ambuffiutor is -^ose Poft tor Genoa. Oa Sunday laft the Pope being in his Chappel, ufed fome extra-Ordinary Prayers r.-ken our of the Pfalms of David, to implore the Divine Providence, and deprecate rhe Calamities Italy and rhe reft of the Chriftian World are threatned with. Milan, Decern**. 10. Prince Vaudemont our Governors makes prefltng inftances to our Magiftrates to iudure them to receive fbme French Troop's into this City, but they daily appear more averfe to ir4 be-cr.?i> of tke devaftarion the French Troops pra&iie in {he Cremoneze, where they plunder Caftles and Churches, without any refpeft tothe Safeguards that zv-i fent fhif.':er by our Go/ernour. The Count of Its Torres. General of our Artillery, fet out on Sunday laft for Spain, and is to be foJlowed by Dtm Frandjeo de Corrfi.i*, and feveral other Spanipi OrTtcers of note, who cannot bear any longer with the haughty carriage of the Fn-nch Generals, who have put feveral affronts upon them. From the Head Quarters of Prince Eugene of Savoy at Borghoforte in tht Mantuan.D^c. iz. ft.Eugene having taken the Caftle of Marcana,wherein the French had 7 j men, and likewife thatof Redoldifca, fent a fmall detachment to poiTefs Caftellucio and Pisbega, while General fdfi did the like of Cunonc, and lome other fmall places near Mantua, to c^roiFthe Communication of that place with Goito ; Mis Highnefs came the 53th inftant to this place, wn.re we are making {preparations ro pafs the Pa, and cake Winter quarters on the other fide that River. In the mean time Prince Commercyxs Pelted with about twelve thoufand Mon from G�-uerW�*on the Mindu below Mantua, to Ofiiglia on the Po, infomuch thit M-ttttttx is actually block'd up, and we are in pou.fliorr of the whole Country except that place and Go'/.', which we hope to oblige to furrender in � Ihorr time. Thar part of1 the Mantuau which is on the ri^hr, fide of the Po, having not (offered this C�j�?a?nn, we hops to hsv� good quarters therein, as well as in the Principalities of Guaflala and Mirandol*.   Our Parties have brought in feveral Prifoners, and a Courrier of the Marefchal of Villoroy, whereby Prince Eugene has got notice of the defign of the French. Venice, Decern. 17. Letters from Brtfcia fpeak of a Rencounter between a Party of the Germans, Commanded by Baron Mere?,'mil a detachment of the Garrifon of AfW�ij,wherei.n the former were defeated With the lofs of about 100 Men, and feveral wcund-and tal*n Prifoners with their Commander. 'Tis hid the French had but 150 Men kiiled and wounded. The Germans have clofely block'd up Mantua, and are fending part of their Army over the Po into the Mantuan, Guaflala, Mirandda, Medena,Rtg' gio and Parma. The Danijh Troops lately arrived from Germany have joyned Prince Conomercy, and are Polled on the Mincm below Mantua. Some Imperial Troops from Hungary are arrived ia Gainiola, and 'are to march for the Matttuan by the Fn'ul, and other Territories belenging to this Reput>= lick. The Senate takes all pnflible meafures for reinforcing our Army in Terra Firma. Frequent Expieffes arrive herefrom Vienna, which confirms fhat there mufl be fonie important Negotiation on foot.   The French delign to fend a great reinforc-- ment of Troops to Naples. Vienna, Decemb. 17. On the 13th ihfhnt the Emperor was taken ill of a fit of the Gravel, but is now-very well again. The Venetian AmbalTador has within 8. days pair had 4 private audiences of the Emperor, and has received and fent feveral Expreffes to the Repablick, but upon what fubjea is yet uncertain. Orders being given to augment the (guards and Equipage of the King of the Romtns, 'tis no longef doubted bur his Majefty will command the Imperial Army on the Rhine. 'Tis confirmed alio, that the Archduke Charles will go for Italy. "Money is remitted to Prince Eugene in Italy, from whence we hear, that that General has fo polled his Force*, as to cut off all communication between tRe French Army and Mantua. They write that che Baron de Mercy was taken Prifoner by the French in a late rencounter, in which we loft above 150 men, Hague, December 30. Letters from Libnu of the 17th inftant fay, that the King of Swedes being ia-formed that Oginski was marched with 10000 men, to fall upon lome S-medljh Troops in Sainogitia, his Majefty went in Perfon with looo Horle, 1500 Foot, and $00 Granadeers, with a detachment of his Life Guards, and attacked Oginski with his ufual Bravery and good Fortune ; infomuch, that the Li-thuanians were put to flight, leaving a greac many dead upon thefpot, with moft of their Standards and Baggage. The further particulars-of that action are impatiently expe&ed.as well as the confirmationof the furrender of Dunamunder Schans, which according td our Letters from Riga of the nth inftint, had defired to Capitulate, and fent fome Propofals to the King of Sweden ; but they teil us, that his Majefty rejected the fame, and will allow them no other conditions than to match out without carrying away any Artillery. The Duke of Bilfteiv is fet out from the Smdijb Army for Sfukhtlm.  Tae Eleftor Palatine   

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