Friday, June 2, 1702

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Post Man (Newspaper) - June 2, 1802, London, Middlesex And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From %tteCDap June t, to XDudMp June 4 170 From the Imperial Camp at Langencandal, May �ff. THe French are making all poffible en* deayours to throw fome men into bat the Paffes are fo well guarded on our fide , that they have hitherto mifcarried in their deiign: The SieUr it Gtfyuie, Lieutenant Collonel of the Regiment of Champagne, and Brigadeer of the French Forces, who was taken on the i8tb intent, With the Marquis of Natencturt, had a Commiffion to command ia Landau under' Monfieur Melat. We continue to ftreighren the place more and mote, and feme days ago Prince Levis of Baden made a Detachment of Foot and Dragoons to attack a fhong Tower with* in the reach of the Gannon of the place, where the Enemy had 33 men under the command of. a Lieutenant. Our Men being come to the foot of the Wall, fummoned them to Airrender, and upon their refufal, we threw fome Wood, Straw, and Grana-- does into the faid Tower, by means of forae holes the Enemy had made to tire upon us; which had fo good an effsfc>? that all the men therein were burnt, except the "Lieutenant and fome Souldiers, who threw tbemfelves out of the Windows, and were taken Prifoners. Wei hope in few days formally to befiege that Place, the Gannon being not very ftrong Icconfifts of 7 Batallions, viz. 3 of the Militia, and 4 of old landing Troops ; bur the latter are fo Weak, that, according to the report of the DeferteT',* of em have not 10 men in eachCompsny, becaufe of th* Draughts that were made for rein' forcing rhe French Troops in Italy. They have �]-fo a Regiment of Horfe of about 309 men, but in a very if? condition. We expeft in a -few days feveral Regimcnis, snd the King of the Rtmans by the aoth Ttanckfm, June a. We ixpeQ: with great impatience trie fuccefi of the N.e&oiiask>n of General Schlick at the Court of Bavarusfpz fome would make us believe that rhe Elector of that uMie wiil refufe the pafftge to the Imperial Troops defigned for Italy,His Eleflo-r�l Higboefs is drawing all his Forces together,and has tugmented his Regimenta wkh 7 Companies �acb. He has likewife fummoned 7000 Men of the Militia, bat the Imperial Troops in Bohemia have a watchful eye an his morions. They write from Ratitbatme, that the French King is to be declared an Enemy of the Empire. The French have forbid* den their Subject, to have any Commerce with Germany, and the Marefchal of Catinat is drawing all the Forces he can, in order to oblige Prince LmU of Baden to quit the neighbourhood of Landau, which is a place of great importance to the French. Sntffih, June 4. Several Batallions are marched towards Bruges la order to flop the progrefs of General Cohorn, who js fortifying St Dirtaes, and repairing fome Redoubts for the fecuriry of the Dutch Flanders. TasGovcrnours (tf sletyee and rhe Sax. van Ghent^having opened their Shjyces, our Country has fufrained an incredible damage, and the neighbourhood of : Ghent is quite under Water. The Marquis of Bed-mar continues at iintmerp, and takes all pofEMe precautions for ths fecuriry of that important place, An ExpreG is fenr to Qflend, Neapart and Dunkirk* to give sdvice to the Spanifhand French Privateers, thac rhe Scam General have pijblimed a PJacart importing, that �U the Men which fliull be found on board fuch Privateers, who fhall be taken in their Rivers or Harbours, ih*U be put to death as FfratM and Robbers, that they mny rake notice of ir, aid not venrur.; their Lives. Ihey rtz prspving' ario-theT great Convoy for rhe French'Army, �'ho fe-gin to fuffer very much ar Zanten; From whence they write, that rhe Duke of Burgundy W3S\fcii&e days ago like to be furprized by a deiaehmeirifc of the Dutch Army, which advanced"wirnin i-.M'iej'pf �* the place where that Prince was diverting A'mftif, with feveral Lords of his Arrny. Hagaejune 4. On rhe id mftahf 'Jtfeppt S�':�.an tit-linn, who Was hft y?ar fcized e.1 U�, upon fufnici'on ofadefign againft the Ut�King^Li'f<r,w-a e fhortly executed. The Succefilon of' the late King'js like to sreare many Law-fuic.*, if the refpettive parties who claim the fame, do net refer their pTcre/tfi* ons to a general Arbitration, f tie States Gineraj.wFd have accepted to be Executors of rhe Will of Prinze Frederick Henry, as well as of that cf 1iis la*e Maj-.tVy, have met feveral times upon that affair.and drawn yp a projeQ of accommodation between the K. of Frujjiiti ani the young Princs of Naflaut Stadtholder ofG'e-ningen and Frieze!and, the two parties who are chiefly concerned in rbatSucremon.and there is hppe'tlvat they will accept of ir.Ths Srates have conMnued the lare King's. Council buttiP thtDifput^s afcrellTd are adjufted, they are to ftila therriielvesthe Council of his late Majefty of Great Britain. The MiHjais cf Torcy, Secretary of State to the French King, having fignified to the'Sieur Vroexjey who redded a: Parit, as Secretary of the States, that ir was rhe inbnfionof his Milter hefhou'd depart his Kingdom, �he SUlss ��� have given the like orders to the Sieur, Ban-eRfR* dent of Frame. Our Army under the Comrnar.ii of the Earl of Athlvne continues about Clurenbeck, and the French near Zanten The latter give ouf, tfcat they frequently receive reinforcements, and our Spies have for fome time confirmed the fame ; but the Commanders of Maejlricbt, Grave, and fome other places havifg allured, that no Tioops ha-1 marched from the Netherlands to joyn them ; our Spies hava more carefully obierv^d that affair, and f sport, that Monfieur Boitffiers fends out very often in the eve j* ing feveral Detachments, who joyn together, and return in a Body to the Camrj, to make People be* lieve they are frefh Troops to reinforce his Army. Some Deputies of the Spanifh Provinces are arrived here to agree about Contributions, and it has been agreed on the part of the States and Spain, ro forbear" for a month any Militaryjexecution upon account of Contributions, in ofdejjjagree what lhall be paid * on both fides. Falmouth, May 30. Yefterda$ the Spanifh Alliance Pacquet Boat arrived herefrom Usbvarn. This day came in a Swedifh Ship from Dram, who fpoke with 9 of our Men of War, in her apanage, chat told her they had taken 4 French Privateers, and as many Merchant Ships. Plymuth, May 31. YefUrday failed the Rumrtey iod Wmcbelfe* Fiigots out of this Pott to rhe Eaftward^ having under their Convoy the Dutchefs, Maufel and Julian from Eafi India, fome from the Wtfi Indiei, and feyeral others from France, Stc. making in ail about 60 fail. This evening was fent into this Port by her Majefties Ship Pembrtak, a French Ship of?o 'fuxu laden with Sals, bound for Uiwftfmdimd. iVrr*

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