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Post Man (Newspaper) - April 2, 1802, London, Middlesex Numb. 951 tin a .Ipi And the Hiflorical Account, $7. From XtwCtJay April 2, to &atattiap April 4, 170^ , Hog*', April ir. ON SjifW*/Jaft the Sieur Rcjenbotifl, delivered to the Sieur flJ-reKe.-idenrof France^ the Kollowing Anfwer of the states to rhe Memorial ptefenrtd unto them on the jift'paft by the laid Mmifter, who thereupon immediately difpatchod away an Expieis to his Matter. Jn Extract)/ (he Re^r ofthe Reflation/oftheir High Mightiness, thi Lords States General oj the United Provinces, April 8. 1701. CTT TPon the report of the Sieurs Ham and other * Deprtfies of their High Mig'uinelles tor 4 Foreign Afftirs, who by vertue of a Commiilorial ' Refolution of the 31 fl of i>Unb lad, . have examin- * ed the Memorial of the S:enr Bxrre ReliJent of his * Majefty the moil Chriitian King, mentioned at large ' in the afts of the (am? day, March 3 [ft ; and the fitd r report being taken into confideraiicn, it is thought 4 fie to return to the Memorial of the Sieur Refident ' Bam, the fo'lowing Anfwer. That their High * MightirjefTes^fo remember Well enough, the happy. ' times when rheir Republic'* was ftri&ly confederated * with the Crown of Frunze., while the\t mutual In-' terefts kept them United together. That they have ' dene nothing on rh:ir 'part that might caufe the lea ft * alteration therein ; but tint to their great regret ' they have not been able to prelerve the continuation ' of tho honour of the aiTeftion of his faid Majeuy,as ' they had without any interruption enjoyed that of * his PredeceiTors of Glorious Memory, nocwichftind-' ing they hsve always" core/Ted a very great elreem, ' for his Friendikip, and "ivert on all occalions all the ' prools of it, tint c'-ul.l be d-lired and expected 'from a Fres and S'overaign Rep'ublick. That their ' High Mijjhtinsflss hive likei^fe confhnrly endea- * voured with ail their snicht to preferve the general ' Peace with a retfor-.abie f�uiity for their Scate: And 4 whit they hwc done to obe�in fo good an end, both " befote and Gnce the death of the late King of Spam ' is fo well k-srrv. n, that they' are confidently afTured, .' that their juft and ftneere intentions have vilibly ap- * peared before all the World } but rhe Negotiations * already be�ur> for endeavouring to find, ifpofllble, ' convenient expedients for preferving the General 4 Peace, being broke ofF, by rhe recalling of Count ' �Avt%x ArtbalTado'iir Extraordinary of his Majefty ; ' and their High Mightineucs being no ways allured ' of the gf>od affection of his Mijsfty ; and furrher-4 more, feeing tlv.ir Barrier poiteued by his Troops,  'the preptrjtioiis of War augmenting every day 011 4 iheir Frontiers ,their State furrounded and as blojk'd * up on all liJer; the continEal enieavouis that were * made, as if it were, to Invcft it, and to take ' off their Friends frrm them ; they have been necel-' fifated likewife ro Arm nn (heir part, to piir rhem-4 felves in apofluie of Defence, to del'ire the aflifrance ' of their Friends and Ailies, and enter inro fuch o-4;her Engagement!, with them as vv^re thought nefei- * fary for iheir Defence and miKiial Security. That 'their High MpjlitinelTes are noiv iurHciently convinced 4 by the Aid Vfemonal, shar t'-ie precautions they ' have taken, w*r�- " i:':f njehh ntr inp^lims, fince it ' appe�rs tSershy .\'-;ij;tK' r- n-t'ilved upon 1 ' War, and that!)" ^.'t wis for .* tnprr S'.j on to caufe. 'his ounierottf Ar�i�i;s to enter i.^.t sttiitn. Tiiat 'astheit High Mi<4htineue. :d Meiycrijl, fo r'hey i-o not thin': they 'have d=f;rv�d to be chirked \\ tliey u'c in rhi ' Paid Memor'nl , with fever:*! things, in which ' they have aflsd ws-h a!f th- moderation that rcji'i ' ke requited from a Rejiublick chat loves Pesct ajjd ' Tranquility, and have done nothing btit Vhat they: 'were forced to do for their Defence, srid for which *, they had all manner of right on their fide,'tb that ' they are able to juftify themfelves befefre all rcafor ' ruble Men. The Affairs iranding thps, theirHigh ' Mightinefles do not perceive what ufe and advan-: ' tages could produBe the fending of a Minifter tfa his ' Majefty, or that .his JWajefty did thern the ' honour to fend an Ambaflkdor tothftm, becanfe by 1 rhe Alliances they have been neceltitated to make ' for their defence and fecurity, they are. engaged rb �' enter into noprivate Negotiation. That being ufed ' faithfully to keep their Alliances, they are n6more ' at liberty to treat without the participation of ' their Allies; and chiefly, feeing that the General ' Peace, which is to be the fnbjeft of that Negotiation, ' cannot be maintained without them.Mor'eover.theic ' High Mightinenes have been extremely furprized to ' fee, that the whole Memorial feems to liave been ' grounded on this foundation alrjfae, that they hid ' now a greater freedom and liberty to take any refer ' lucion than before : That doubtlefs thii can relate ' ro nothing elfe, but to the Death of his Mtjefty, ' the liing of Great Britain, of Immortal Memory ; ' in which the Sieur Refident is mightily rniftaken, 'through his ignorance of the constitution of their ' Government.Thathe onght tb know that their High ' MightinelTes had heretofore as muchLiberty as now,, ' to take all fuch r^sfolutions as they thought ufefki ' and neceflary for the prefervation of their. State.That ' it is true, tfiac they cannot Sufficiently deplore their ' misfortune; to be deprived of the direction andcoh" 4 duft of a Prince, whofe Wifdom, Moderation and 4 Valour will be renowned as long as the World en-'dures; a Prince, whole Heroic ASions and Bene-' fits to this Republick will never be forgotten, and ' whofeDeath is uhiverfally lamented in thisCoUnrry by ' alJ Perfons.from the meanell rank to the higheft.Btot ' as theadvice and counfe's of his laid Majefty had ' never any other aim, both by D�ed and Word, than 4 tomainrain their Religion and Liberty,and that their ' High Mightinefles are convinced of that truth by a ' happy experience, they are refblved to periift in rhe 'fame principles, and not depatt ficm the Alliances ' they enrred inro during theLife of hi* Majefty; hut ' profecutethe meafures taken according to the faid ' Alliances, and, in fine, to make ufe, on all OCCafions 4 wfiarfoever, for the defence of their Religion and ' Liberty, of the means God has put into their hands. ' Ordered that an abftradt of this Refolutiofl be deli-' vered to theSienr Refident, by Agent Roftnhom. This anfwer fheweth, that the Starts have thought ir beldw them to take notice of the rude exprefllons of the French Refident, and that they have only-thought fit fo anfwer rhe feemirig arguments he had made ufe of in his Memorial, and thus vindicated their Authority, and the Memory of his late Majefty of Great Brit/tin, againfl the fcandalous reflections caft upon it by the Minifters of France ; which the States could not do more effr-ftually, than in declaring to aril the World, their refolution to profectire the meafures concerted by that great Prince. They write from CVogn, that 1 Squidrons of Germans having advanced to rake a view of rhe Fort the French ars building over agaiaft Bonn, for covering their Bridge, they met with an advanced Guard ofFrenCh Dragoons, whom they charged, and obliged to make their efcape into the Fort. Another party of 4oDri-goon< of the fame Nation going to BrueU to relieve the like number of their men, were attacked by the Germans, and put to the Sword, except fame very few who made their efcape. The Marefcflil of Btufflers having notice thereof, lent an Exprefs ro rhe Sieur Birrs, with directions to ask the Penfionary, whithe* rhefc Hoftilities were committed by order of the Srste-S and he waited yefterday morning on rhe Pen* liangr* upon that filbjeS. He fpoks with him as h* 9 :

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