Friday, May 19, 1702

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Post Man (Newspaper) - May 19, 1802, London, Middlesex And the Hiflorical Account, & c. From CucCDap May i?, to XtjUt&ap May 21, 1702. Vitma, May 10. AL L things are preparing for rhe departure of the King of the Roman lo, fome miles below Bi!z%-ie on the Ai'ge, do not joy/) Prince Eugene beioie the French tske cite Fiild, that Prince will be obliged to quit the Blockade of MmHhu to reinforce his Army, and maintain himfelf in his Lines The affiir> of the Emperor, go very well in the Empire, �where our Mmiftcs have; ""o well fuect-eded in rheir Negotiations, that it is not doub:cJ, but the Dyet will decJaietbeFier.ch King an Enemy of the Empire, and come into~tne'Grand Alliance with fcis Imperial Majefty, England; and HWto^againfl and Spain. The troubles m Roland make this Court very un-eafy, for as long as the K'mg of Sweden lcems rcfolved tocaTry on his dedans sgiinfr the K'ng or P.-*'.;;;./, we have no reafon fo ie!y upon the iixm Troops his Polijh Majdfty if obliged to put into fchc fervice of the Emptor sni his Allies. Thar reafon obl'ges this .Court in ale }{ pf>ffibl od fuccefs f:im hi? Negotiation. The French Fri^cts in the /tdrlaxA Se.t continue to difturb the Navi^adon, bur'the Goveir.oars ofTriefte, Fiitme and other places of! the Coaft of tfria, ar.e fitting our leveral fraall Frigon to oppofe 'he E.iemy, and give fuch incourage.iT.ncs ro the Emperors Subjects for equipping Pii/at^cr-,that cis believed the F;ench "will be obliged'to quit tnat Sea ; and this expedient, which was not chouyht of before.vi.'l perhaps in time difpteafe 'the Vemumi, and is-.fce thtrm repent their not having oppofed tie coming .u the French into a Sea whereof they claim rhe 5 j>\'ti;g.i:y. Brujfels, Way :i. 'Tis ojr.firmcd fiom Bruges, that the French Garrilbn in the Fort it Dmacs has quitted the fame, and that the Dutch Troop-, hive taken pofTefHon thereof, and were marching to be-fiege Fort Ifabella, whereby they A-iJl tVauc the Towa of-Sluice from any avremp: both by S'.-s and Land. SomsFren-h 3atallio:is chic were polled near Dsanu are retired near Bruges for fm of.ieing furpriz-ed by .the Dutch. They tell us from Antwerp.-.hat the Marquis of Btdmat h �v;ng given the necetf.-ry orders for the fecufrng of that place, was marching 'vih a good Body of Tr.-iops into the Country of W*:ts with a defign to attack the D.it:h h.m.Urs a nd biltege Hulfi, 'ilige MonfieurCi/jsrwro quit lijs furfur defending the Teuicoriiij of ti e or at Ieaft to o ther enter pi vi 6'tates. A detachment of rhe Grard A-my of the French is fuddcnly expeftedfor reinforcing the Vtar-quis of Bedv.ar. Our Letters fiom tJamur have brought feveral particulars of the defign difcovered there, fcr delirering up that place to the Diuxh. They, tell ls, rhat rhe Commander of Maeftiich: having in the late War contracted a great Frienclfliip with a Spanilh Captain now in Garrifon in the Caltle of Namur, thought he might gain him.ro his Party,nd therefore cauled a propofal to be made to him, tint in ci'e he would let in fbme Dutch Troops into the l'aid Caflie, he lho-Jtl ha\e a itward of 10300 Piftoles, and a Regiment of Dragoons in the (ervice cf the Srates. The Captain mad* 3 fheiv to hearken to that propofal,hut acquainted theComminder.of rite place with it, who �>idered liim to carry on thatdifiimulation till he might difcover the chief correspondents of tht-Dutch, but as foon as a Bill of Exchange for tht fumm afore-faid was put into the hand; of the faid Capfain, the Commander of the place thought it was time ic flop the intiigue.and having cauled all theGates to be fhut up, a mrrow fearch *'as made for Tome Peiibns fufpeftei] of haying correfpondence with the Enersy, and theS'ieurs Walhain and Frtmal, two Gentlemen of the Neighbourhood of Namur,with fome other perfons were feked, and 2 more were-2 days after tafcen Up it Liege, but we ha ve no farther account of that de-figo, aad the perfons taken up deny to know.any thing of it. Hague, May i?* ^Letters fromCaffel fay, thit the reft of the Troops which the Landgrave of Hep puts into the lervice of-tifc England and Holland, wil'l b�gin their march the Sift inftant for Keyfensaert, where they will arrive in few days ; and thofe of Lunenburg and the Munfterians are 'for the mod part fo far advanced, tint 'ris believed they have joyned the Army by this rime. The preparations ofthe Swedes in Po-me-av.ia and Bremen mike the Confederates lbmevvhat uneafy, becaufe a War feems unavoidable in that past ofthe Empire, if the Swedes offer to mike anin-vafion into Saxony  and they tell us from the North, that ieveral Princes have written to trie King of Swedes on that fubj;�t. Whatever it be TtJ certairi that that Prince is refolved to carry on his dellgns againft the King of Filand , and that he h Dake of Fan-dome againft Prince Eugene of Savoy, with an Army of jocco French Men, as they give out, and if theu Batallionsand Squadrons are compleat, 'tis certain tha: they are about 40000 Men. The laft Letters from :he Head Quarters of Prince Eugene of Savoy, between Mircaria and Ctmpitello, dated the 7th inftant, Ovvn that the French are marching with an Army much fuperiour to the Imperialifts,but however they were in hooes to maintain their ground, an account of which is impatiently expected: London, May 1. They write from feveral parts of the Country, rfut they have made great rejoycings upon account of the proclaiming War againft France, and chiefly at Winchejler, where after publick reading of her Majefties Declaration of War againft France and Spain, there was a great entertainment at the Suri Tavern, where the Mayor and other Gentlemen, with the Officers ofthe Regiment of Marines of fhv Lord Shnnon repaired, sod rhe City prefented the Soldiers with 2 Hogiheads of Beer to drink .he Queens Health sjid Profperity, Hi

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