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Post Man (Newspaper) - January 6, 1802, London, Middlesex Ntimb. 91$ S S S And the Hiftorical Account, &F. From Xttf(Dap January 6, to Xfttttfoa? January 8, 170 a. ti'gut, January i j. Ur Letters from Stockholm told us fome time ago, chat the Engiijh and 0�rrA Re-fidents had delivered to the Council of Sweden Letters from their Refpective Mafters, wherein they exhart his Sve-difb Majefty to hearken to Peace with the King of Poland and the Czar of Mufcov/, and defire ioovo Men for themfelves, the Emperor and their other Allies, in order to oppofe the dangerous power of the French. King, who having placed bis Grandfon on the Throne o�Sf�m^hteueniEw*ft with a general flav*ry, and aflumes a power of difpofing of Crowns, as it appears in the notorious inftance of the pretended Prince of Wales. The fame Letters told us that the Council of Sweden was debating thofe itrpoi- < tant points, and tnat it was generally expected from their Wifdom, that they would advife the King according to the true intereft of Europe. This fur-in ife was not groundlefs, for our Letters from iRsga of the 20th ultimo, which brought the confirmation of the fur render of Dunamnnder Sehans, tell us that the Council of Sweden have Unanimoufly advifed their Prince co .grant to his Allies the affiftance defued of him, notwithstanding be a {till actually ingaged in War, and at the fame time advife htm to hearken to Peace by the mediation of England and Holland ; chat he may fhow. the World, that as he took up Arms in a raoft jnft and necefTary defence, he can lay 'cm down again when his Enemies are reduced cofuch terms as not to be like to invade a fecond time his Country; that he may eafe his people of the charge of a War, and puthimfelfin a condition to give his Allies that affiftance,which Treaties and the common fafety of Eurtpe oblige him to. 'This ' moderation, fay they , will for ever fettle the ' Glory and Reputation your Majefty has fo juffly ' gained, for what can be more worthy of eternal ' Fame, than that a Prince fo highly provok'd as ' your Majefty was, should yet have that command ' upon him, as to content himfeaf to recover his own ' Country, and pive Peace to his Enemies upon a 4 juft fatisfa&ion for damages, when his victorious ' Arms have enabled him to impofe upon them ' what terms he pleafej. Thefe Councilors are lo perfwaded of the neceffiry of oppofing the exorbitant power of trance, that they conclude.that even when Poland fhould efpoufe the quarrel of their King, and declare againft Sweden, yet his Swtdijb Majefty ought to fend the affiftance of Troops defued by his Allies, upon condition that they will ftand Guarantees, that the King of Denmark and {he King of Proflia {hall not attack hit Dominions; and if we may rely upon our advices homRig�,thefe arc the reafons of that feeming Paradox. ' Sweden has Forces enough, we are told, ' to a& offenlively againft Poland and Mufiwj, provid-4 ed ihe is fafe as to Denmark and her Dominions in ' Germany. It is neither the Inteieft or Honour of ' that young Hero, to favour the Artifices trance has ' made uie of for piomoting the Duke of Anjo* to ' the Crown of Spain, and excluding the Houfe of ' Anuria from her juft Tkle to that great Succeffion* ' The French King had not fo much in view the ' Glory of having placed his Gsandfon on fo great i 'Tluone, as the hopes of obtaining from him thofe ' Territories and plwej as are moft convenient for ' him, for molefting his Neighbours, and compacting 'hisvaft detlgns. This muft needs create eternal 'Feuds and Wars between France and the Allies of ' the Crown of Swedes ; and befides, \his Swedijo ' Majefty having been the Mediator of the Peace ' of Re/wick, he cannot in Honour put tip theaf-4 front offered to his Royal Mediation by th* ' French King, in owning the pretended Prince pf 4 Wales for King of �sg/*� ' Electoral Houfe of Lunenburg, which is called by ah ' A3 sf Parliament to the Succeffion of the Crown 4 of England next to the Princefs Ann of Denvtarl and ' her lithe. The reafons the French Miniftcrs have 4 offered to juftify chat point are impertinent and fri-' volous, and it is the intereft of Sweden and the reft ' of Europe, that a Creature of France tony not wear 4 trie fiourifhing Crown of England, nor not fo much. ' as to be fuffered to wear the bare title of King of ' Great Sr/tojn.Thefe Reafons are fb weighty,that 'tiS likely they are the very fame as have determin'd the Council of Swe'den, to advife their Prince to aflift the Emperor, England and Holland: and, they fe^l us from Riga, that this is the fubftance of their refolution, upon which we (hall obfetve; that if ope of themoft remote Nations in Europe from franu and Spatnt thinks herfelf indangered by the union of thofe fwoCrpwns, and by the bold fteprhe Jiench King has made towards letting up the pretended. Prince of Wales on the Throne of�r^/W,what opinion muft we have of ibme of our Neigabours,whb being nearer the danger, and therefore more immediately concerned to provide a-gainft it.yet fufier themfelves to be lulled aflesp by the artifices of France, giving her a fufficient time to prepare herfelf to defend her unjuft acquiiitions. Our Letters from Mfrr*� fayj that the Sieur de Bonat Am-baflador ot France has omitted nothing to divert the Swedes from thofe favourable difpofitioru, and engage them either to declare for France, or at leaft to ftand Neuter,, and fend no affiftance to the Emperor ; but 'tis hoped that his Swedijb Majefty will ,rather be influenced by the advice of his Council, than the Infi-nuations of loma men.who feam chiefly acred by theii own private intereft or animoltties. Amfierdam, January 13. Our Letters from Hdm-burg, Revel. Liboumd MemelteW us, that the King of Sweden is advanced into Lithuania, with a detachment of 4 or 5000 men, and that he hashed feveral rencounters with the Lithuanians, but thofe account* are fo very different as to the fuccefs thereof,that we do not know what to depend upon. Some Letters fayi that a 000 Lithuanians were killed in one afiion, and that Ogtnski was forced to quit his Horfe, and betake himfelf to a Wood. Others fay, that the renconnter was very bloody, and that Lieutenant General Reinfchild, and fome other Officers of note were wounded near the Kings Perfon. Letters from the head Quarters of the Swedesof the 31ft" pafi vary as much as the former Letters, anddo not agree abbot the march of their King; who according to' fome is* gone dire&ly to Wildd, arid to KMtn according to"

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