Tuesday, January 3, 1702

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Post Man (Newspaper) - January 3, 1802, London, Middlesex sss Hiftorical Account, &c. From ^attttbap January 3, to fLtiefoa? January 6, 1 >o 2. !frww the Imperial Artty at BotgofoTti, Decern, a*. OUr Troops are marching into their Winter quarters, and our Generals in-tend to go in a day or two to their re-fpefiive- Pofts. The Generals HerbetJLtm and ��gf� are to Command the Troops quartered along the OgHa, Count Palfi, thole that are Polled between Mantua and the Po on the Right fide of the Afiw/'�,Prince Commtrcy, thofe that ate quaiter'd on the ocher fide of char River, and the young Prince of Vaudemvnt, the Prince of Anfpach, and General Sfarenberg will Command in the Principalities of Guajlala, Mirandola and the Dutchy of Modem. The Head quarters of Prince Eugene are atSr Benedetto on (baft, fome miles below this place on the other fide of the River, which is in the middle of the quarters of the Army. Prince Eugene having written to the Princels >f Mirandola, that unleis the French Garri-fon ev4Ctutei her chief City, they mould have no quarters, and that her Country Qiould be deftroy-cd with rire and Sword, but that the French and Spanifh Gaiufon mould have liberty to retire to their Army in the Crenmtzt with t^ir Arms and Baggage, if they delivered up the place ; the French Governour was obliged to accept that propofal, the Inhabitants and the Country people who had retired into that place, having threatried to fall upon the French, fo that they marched out on the 24th with their Arms and Baggage, to the number of 376 men, befides the Sieur de la Cittardie who Command* ed t&erein, a Spanijb Collonel, and 30 Officers ; but 79 Sftniardt and Neapolitans with 10 French- men lifted themfelves in the Regiment of Guttenfitin, who marched into the Town, which is pretty ftrong by its Situation, and in a good pofture of defence. Our Men found therein a great quantity of Meal, 180 Tun of Rice, 333 Barrels of Powdery 100 Cannon Balls, 97 Grenadoes, 200 Firelocks, 900 PaJifadoes, gooo- Flin ts, and 33 pieces of Cannon, but as the latter belong'd to thePrincefs.we make no pretention thereunto. The French have been conducted towards the French Army, which continue in the CrtmmtM and U0X4I*. We have advice that our heavy Artillery and Ammanition are fafely arrived at CafitgHm*. Some Inhabitants of Mantua.who are got out of that place, report that the French and Mfsntfb Troops begin tofuffer very much, having no Money to buy Provifions, which begin to be veiy fcarce. We ai^ inakiag fome preparations to Bombard them, but 'tis thought this is only to encourage the Inhabitants to force the French tolur-render that place, for it is not likely that Prince Eugent would deft toy B ToWrt.which in all probability muft be delivered up to the Emperor in a very fhorr rime. According 10 our advices from Vienna, ieveral Regiments are on their march for reinforcing our Army, ind as Forrage is fdmething fcarce in rhis Country, our Generals will be obliged to extend their quarters into fome dependencies of Fsr-rara and Bolton*. Venice, Decam. 3*. Count Bfrka AmbafTador of he Emperor, has notified to the Sc-iite, that the Forces of his Mafter have entirely evacuared the Territories of the Republick, and that the Prin:efs of Mirandolahzs received a German Garrilbn, the French that were therein having retired to their Army,wirh a Pafs from Prince �*gs�.The Germans are fortitying �a.i(?j/i� and fome other places tor the iecurity of their quarters, which arefo well difpofed, that they need notfsar any dtlhitbance from the Fceiwh, who ars not tikely to be fo quiet in theirs. They write � from Bergamo, that there is a genera] diflatisfaction irj the Milanett, and that feveral Noblemen begin to oppofe openly the Prince of Paudemtnt, who has not been able to obtain above 100000 Crowns., as a free Gift from thatDutchy.Our Letters from Rome fay rnat the Cardinal de J^nfon has notified to the Pope, that the King of Spain is fully refolvcd to Command- his Forces in Italy next Campaign, and that he Wi II be at Haples by the beginning of April. He has renewed his follicitations for the Inveftirurft of that Kingdom, but tbey feem very unfeafonable $t this time, that the Ecclefiaftical Stare is open to -the Gtrmant. The Republick continues to rake care to reinforceV our Troops in Terra Ftrma; but whether we fhall continue Neuter, or fide with any of the Parties, in order to make a more fpeedy end ofthis fatal War; 'tis yet a great Problem in Politicks, and is like to continue fo till we certainly know what meafures England will take in this Grand Conjuncture. Vienna, December 31. Our Court now feems chiefly intent upon recruiting and reinforcing our Troops in balj, and they are the more earned there* in, itnce they have received advice, that the French are fending 30 Batallions and as many Squadrons into thofe parts, befides the recruits to compleat the Forces they have already there. The Jew Openlui-rnr has bought 4060 Horfes, out of which they are to chufe 1000. for the Life Guards of the King of the Rtmtns, who will certainly go for the Rhine next Campaign. T.he Emperor has written to the Directors of the Circles of Wefiphali* and Nether Rhinei about the proceedings of the Elector of Cokgn, and earneftly recommended unto them, to take effectual meafures for obliging that Prince to fend away the French Troops he has admitted into his places, tho 'tis the general opinion, that the thing defired of him is now out of his power. The preparations of the Elector of Bavaria give a great umbrage to this Court, but 'tis faid, that as loon as his Imperial Majefty knows what he can expect from his Allies, they will oblige his Electoral Highnefs to declare himfelf either a Friend or an Enemy. Coliffh January 10. On Tuefdaf laft an Imperial Mandat was notified to our Elector at Bonn, and the fame was publickly ported upyefterday in the chief places of this City } importing in fubftance, that the Emperor being informed, that the Elector, by the initigation of evil CounceIIors� has received Foreign Troops into feveral places df the Electorate of Cehi*, and Biflioprick of Liege, and that the Chapter of Cologn is daily threatened by that Prince ; his Ira* pcrial Majefty takes the faid Chapter, their Perfons, Eftates,. Priviledges and Prerogatives into his Protection, and that of the Empire, together with all the Clergy, Nobility and Common People of the faid E-lectorate. The French threaten this City with a Bombardment, but the Magiffrar^s care little for their menaces* Some Imperial Troops are come to Siegeberg with a8 pieces of Cannon, and 1 Dutch Batallions are arrived at Dajfelderp. The Emperor having written to the Elector of Tryert, not to fuffer any French Boats laden with Ammunition to pals by Coblentt, we hear from Traarbach, that the ^rench h've unloaded feveral BoatJ, and have fummoned Waggons to carfy fheAmmunition loBtnn ovefLand. Hague, January 13. We have nothing material here, all things being at a ftand, till we know the refolution' of the Parliament of England. They write from Brujfels, that the Count of Bergeick, who manages the Conferences on the part of Spain with out Refideat about the affiit of the Six. van Ghent', and o~ file*

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