Tuesday, September 26, 1702

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Post Man (Newspaper) - September 26, 1802, London, Middlesex And the Hiflorical Account, (sc. From ^DitSl tdil^ September 26, to XU�t04J> September 29,'1702: From the Imperial Gsrnp at Hmsn near H-i^aem U, September 24. "^He King of the Komam has made a con-lideoble detachm=nc under General Styrum, to f.i.jofif the Forces of the _E-Icttor of Bavari.:, and by the gcod __ mealuras chit have bedn rimtly taken, fhore is no doubt -but fhac Prince will ba fooq made lcnfible of his miftake,and quit the Interefb of France, which grofl/ deceived him,and made him believe tu" Laniau Wis in a condition to hold out feveral w;:ks longer. 4 Couriers have b:en feixed with L�r:ers from the Elector of Favaria to Monfleur O'- -'3t, iiid dirpatchi^ from the latter to h,is Electors >i:gbn:fs, whereby the whole fecret of their, da-ii^ri ha? been difcovered, and that they were to join at KbinfeU, f>i the farther execution of their Project agi'.nii die Enperorsnd the Empire. Thefe Letters be toon made publick, but in the mean time 'tis th.iught rendition of rhe fallowing Letter, from M-ofieur Ricour, Envoy of the French King 10 the H n of '.avaiia, to Monfieur Chamtllart, Minifier Secretary of State,and Comptroller General of the Finances of the French King, cannot but be acceptable, for that Letter which was intercepted and ta';srefro:n one of the Courtiers, gives a molt par-ticuhr account of the deilgns of France and the Elector of Bavaria, and nobody was fitter CO give it, than Mjniiiui RJtsur who contrived the fame. My Lni, r.T Hive received the Letter with which you were J_ ' pleafed to honour1 me, dated the 29th of Augud, ' and I have aiied with his Electoral Highrjefs of BavH' ' according co the orders directed tome. All ' are c,.ir.e from h*nce in the mofl favourable difpo-'C'ior.^in the World, I mean the Prince and his ' Tcoeps, for I would not be anfweiable^ that the * greatfart of.bis Minifter: are irt t'i.e fame fentiments. ' I hid the honour to write toycra yefterday fome ' hafty lines, to acquaint you with the taking of Vim, ' and I was in-hopes to give you this day a full ac-' couHt of it, but his Electoral Highnefs gives me too ' much occupation, and in thefe beginnings there ' muft needs happen a hnndred (mall things, which ' take up time. We have fenc an Exprefs to Mon-' fieur Gatinat, to acquaint him with the ficuation of ' our affair*,,and Count cCArca was at. the fame time ' detached with 10000 men for Humingen to clear that ' pafTige. As his Electoral Highnefs dos not queftion, ' but that his Declaration will oblige the Imperialifts * to quit the Siege of Landau, he does not doubt al-' fo, but that the King of the Romans will exprefs his ' utmofl refentment againft Bavaria, which Country ' he,do*s not love, and that Prince Lewis of Bairn will '' rake all poffible precautions to fecare the Panes and ' hinder the Conjunction of his Troops and ours. ' This has obliged his Electoral Highnefs toufe all ' i:na;;inable wayi te prevent ths Imperialifts, but ' aft::' the conjunction of our Forces we fhaII be able ' to cut out fo much wojk for them in this Country, ' and of fo dangerous a confeqaen.ee,that Landau will ' not appear tn them important enough to detain ' them on che ot>ier. fide of the Rhine. In order to ' effect chi;, the Elector has demanded 30 Batallions ' and 43 Squadrons from che Marefchal of Qatinat, ' and notwiebfianding I have inlifteJ that that nnmr ' b:r was tooigre3t,he doe* not f*em difpofed to recede ' from his fj.�(r demands. As his reafons are not to be 1 (IgStt-'d, I have not thought fit to continue to op-' pole-the i'arhe, and rather th% more,becaule it is ns-' ceiT-iry to countenance the alarm we are going to 1 c-.cafton in the Empire. As to the fiibfiltance of ' rh- Troops, it was at firft believed that we fhould ' live >n f'� in a'n Enemies Countty, becaufe of ' v\~ r.n:'rhe'Buigers, bat that .defign is al- refolved to iecure fuch Pofls as 'ht n�ceffa;y; under th� bare pe^ ' tence pf the f.cu'ry of Bmaria, ard ro he tmpiie ac.d i.he A!iic; ' give cauleto act^otherwi!;. 1 ill that rim;,'Corn. v>'hich we are providing on all (ides,� ill be paid !tor at rhe current price, which i- one third lei's than laft year,, becaufe ef the plentiful Cicp they have had; in th s Ccuntry. I fhail take all pcflible car with-fland the. Emperor, he will be theonpte eafily ihi duced to quk the Interefl of France, arid give his Troops to the'Emperori to deferve thereby, rijat his Imperial Majefty fhould forget what he has done, and not iefsnt it to a degree anfwerable to the provocation. This Letter does alfo difcover. that France knew of no other means to relieve Landau, and fecute her Frontiers on that i^de* bat by this diverfion, which being in a great meature already fuppreiled, by preventing the conjunction of the French and BavtriaUt, gives us a profpeft of greater advantages next Campaign. Letters from Vlmhy, that the furprize of the Elector di Baiijsria, upon advice of the taking of Landau, cannot be exprefled, and that his Mtnifters infmuate, that if the* Circles of Sua-bia and Fravcotiia would offer theit Mediation between, the Emperor and the Ele8or, he would not be averfe to it. The Detachment under Count a*Jrct is returned towards Ulnt, upon notice of the march of the Imperiajifts, and the Elector thicks riow of defending his own Countries, inflead of invading others. An Exprefs from Ratist'on bat brought advice, that the War was to be proclaimed the. 2ad inftaar, and that the Minifter of Bavaria; who O'ppelSd1-the fame, hiving defired a delay of ? days only for new In-Itructions, the Dyet wpuld npc grant aa hour, and that Minifter was told, that if his Mailer did not, quickly alter his meafures, rhey would likewifo declare War againft him. . The King of the Remans is upon his departure for Viimta, anrf ^Prince.Levit, will continue here till he has difpofed hi* Troops into Winter Quarters. The,French quit many places in Alfaee, wherein they ufe to keep Garriforis. Monfieur Cati-nat is retired nnjder thor Cannon of Sirasoarg, and ha* recalled rhe Detachment which-.was tojoyn rheE-lector of Bavma, leaving that Erihcein the larch, as , they have generally done all others, who have been' fo uahappy as totruft to their premiles. From the Confederate /Stmy under the Earl if Mithbo-rouglurf Sontendael, October �. An Exprefs from j St Stevenfwaertis arrived juft now in our Camp, with advice of the Capitulation of that place, in which Siege we have not loft 10 rilen. The Garrifon is to be conducted to Nafaur, and is to march out to mo: -row with all the marks of Honour, and 1 pieces of Cannon. The Rainy Weathe,r has retarded the attack of Ruxemonde, but by an Exprefiwe are informed, that che Trenches were to be opened this even-fc. There are 40 Squadrons arid 31 Batallions be. ore that place. Thsy write from"Liege,, that th^ French continue their preparations to qiut that place, an'd are filling the Mines to blow up the Fottificj. eidrts: They fell Ukewife the Corn ihd Hay thcy

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