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   Post Man (Newspaper) - May 2, 1802, London, Middlesex                                kumb.     954     Y Y Y Arid tfte Hiftorkal Account, c^c From ^atUtfcap May 2, to XutfDapMay 5, 1702. Hague, May o. ON Saturday night Monfieur Wajfenaer , Captain in the Foot Guards, arrived here from the Earl of Athlone, with a Letter for the States General, who met immediately thereupon, and continued their littmg till one of the clock in the morning. They met again about *r, and fat till 2 in the afternoon, having difpatched what orders they thoughc neceflary far reinforcing the Army commanded by the Earl of Athhne.  The Commander of Maeflricht is ordered to nuke a detachment of joco men,  and other Frontier places proporcionably,   which together with the 6000 men that were gone on board our Fleer, will make our Army ftrong enough to make head againft^rhe French,  who have now all their Forces in a body.   This will retard but few days the Sea expedition,  becaufe we iksrtly expect a Body of Prujians, He(Jixni, and Luncnburghers.  The Earl of Athhne writes to the States, rhat the Duke of Burgundy continues encamped between Sorisbeck and Zan. ten, with upwards of 50000 men,  but as Forrage begins to be very fcarce with them,  they are preparing to break up ;  That he has feveral Parties a-broad, and taken all other precautions to get early notice of their march, in order to fquare his motions accordingly ; but that having hardly 30000 men with him, he delires the States to fend him fuch reinforcements.as. .may enab's him to prevent the execution of their defigns.   Letters from Qleevts confirm the advices of the Earl of Jthlone., and we hourly expefi to hear that the French Army'is retiring, being deprived of all manner of fubfiftence ; and in cafe they (houldmake an attempt upon the Earl of Athhne, he isfo conveniently polled that he may retire under the Cannon of Nimeghen till he has received"; his reinforcements.   The French have made fome preparations for Bombarding Dujfcldorp, which 'ris thought they will do out of complaifance for the E-lector of C�/ogw,whofe hatred for the Elector Palatine has been encreafed fince the Siege -of Keyfirrvaert. The Plenipotentiary of the King of PruJJta has pre-fenred a Memorial to the States concerning the Suc-ceffion of the late King cf England, apd declared that his Mailer infills on the Will of Prince iredirick. Henry,   Grandfather to his Lite Ma/efty,   bearing date May 14, 1647. whereby the late King-could not dippers of the Eitare left by that Prince ; the fame being intailed on the Princefs Louije, Mother to his PruJJian Majefty ; and becaufa this Succeflion is like to make a great noife,  it will not be improper to infert here a claufe of-the Will of Frederick Henry, in-fifred upon on the part of the King of Prujfia.'And in 'cafe of Diath. or default of our Son William, and of * his Children and lawful JiTue, and at any time fb-� ever they mould come to fail, we by virtue of the Claufe inferred in our Ocirty abovelaid, De Potejlat'e fabfiitue ndi ptr omr.es Gradus, inniruce and iubfluuce4 ' in all our Etrate, either Fiefs, Effects lUumovabJes, Rents, Actions, ire. without- any exception or re-' fefvation of any,   our aforefaid Daughter Lout ft, or in default of her, or after her death, her Lawful If-' fue.   This is the Title of the King of PruJJia :   Buc tis pretended on the other hand, thi: the fubilitu-tion mentioned therein is of no force, and that the moil eminent Lawyers of thefe Provinces that were advifed thereupon, were unanimoufly of that opinion.   Whatever it is, 'tis certain that the young Prince ofi>;'*2.AW is appointed Univerfal Heir to the late King, and chc Sca-tes Genera! declared Executors of the Will of that Prince, which bears date of the year 1695.   After the lame was read, Mr yattttttlji. Secretary to the Earl of Albtmarle, prefented a Codicil written and ligned by the late King in che year 1696, whereby he gives to that Lord the Lordffiip of Breevisord and loooco Florins. There were like wife 3 other Legacies, but the fame'being dated before the laft Will,  are thereby rendered null and void. We expect with great impatience to hear which way-General Cohirn is marched,  and as he is provided with all necefTaries to make a Siege, they feem to flatter themfelves here, that he may_"attaclt Oftend, in which there are not above <5oo meir, and every body knows of what importance the raking of that place would be. They write from Antwerp, that the Marquis of'Bedmdr was marching that way to joyn.Counc Lamothe,  who commands the few Troopp that are appointed to defend the Spinifh Country on th.se fide-   The young Prince'of Najfau has taken the Title of Prince of Orange.   The Lord Cutts is arrived! from England, and reports that the Earl of Marlborough may be fuddenly expected ; which is an acceptable piece of News,  the prefence of his Excellency being very neceffary in _ chefs'parrs upon feveral accounts. Paris, May ro. The laft Exprefs arrived  from Naples brings advice, rhat the prefence of the King of Sfain has pacified all the murrriurings in that Kingdom, and that his Catholick Majeffy having given all necefTary orders for the preservation of the Tranquility of that Country, intended to fail from thence the 10th of this month for' Final, andproceed afterwards to Milan, to put himfeJf at the Head of his Forces, and endeavour to oblige the Germans to repafs the Alps.   They tell us alio, that that Prince has ordered feveral Neapolitan Bnallions to be Shipped off from Naples for Final, leaving in that Kingdom the French and Spanifh Troops lately fent thither.  As the Neapolitans had feen none of their Kings for thefe 100 years and upwards, they tell us, that they expreffed all imaginable demonfrrations of joy upon the arrival of his Catholick Majelty, who in order to gain their affection, declared, that be- ' ing the common Father of his Subjects, he was re-folved to take a Progrefs through all his Dominions, and that he intended to come once every three years to refide fome time at Naples.   We have nothing material from our Army in Italy. 'Our Troops* aTe marching to their Rendezvous and'Pririce Eugene is likewife affembling his Forces, fb that we may expect to hear in a f ew^days that che Campaign is attuaf-] y begun in thofe parts.  There is a report tbar the Venetians have forbidden their Subjects to carry .any Provifions over the Gulph for the ufe of the Imperi-, alifts.   When we expected to hearthe furreridring of K'ejferwaert, the King received an Exprefs, thac the Rbinswzi fo confiderably f*olii, that the "Water had filled all the Trenches and Wo'rks of the Enemy* which will retard the taking thereof for fome. tja^e, and give a favourable opportunity to our Generals to undertake fbmething againft the Dutch, while-fo great aoatt of the Confederate Troops are bufieri he-fore Keyftrvaert.   The laft advices from the A/my . tell us,   that they continued incamped between Softsbeik and Zantin ;   but we hear nothing of du coup d'eclat, whereby the Duke of Burgundy wis^to fignalize the beginning   of his firlt  Campaign, tho the unexpected refinance of Keyfersaaert  has fomewhat broke the meafures of the Enemy.   They tell us they have loft above 2000 mia in char Sisge,  which is very different from the accounts they publifh in Holland, which do nor make their lof�   

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