Tuesday, October 24, 1702

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Post Man (Newspaper) - October 24, 1802, London, Middlesex Numb. 1042 C C C C And the Hifiorical Account, (?c. __--, 1 -:-*� 1 � � �-�----- .- - From >atUCpap October 24, to %UZi$&� O&ober 27, 1702. Frtm theConfederate Armj under the Earl of M-irleborou^h . before Liege, October 30. Told you in my former, that immediately after the caking of the Cirtadel, General Cohtrn gjve Directions to remove our Batteries, in order to attack ths Chartreufe, bat notwichftanding no ,_ rime- was loft therein, we were not able to nuics any formal attack till the i8fh at night, when we caft up a parallel Line within aje paces of the Counterfcarp. . The Enemy made a great Fire upon us, ind we had that night go men killed and 50 wounded. That Line being perfected the nexc morning, the ijrtfi. We "began about 8 in the forenoons to throw fbtne Bombs inro the place, and to fire againft it {torn a BiCtery of i4 pieces of Cannon, but afler the fifft Difcfearge, the French beat a Parley and dej lired ro Cipitulata. Hoftages being exchanged as ufi�I!y, thty lent between 1; and 1 their demands to rhe Earl of Marleborough, containing in fubftance, that ths Garrifon fhjuld march out with all the mark* of Honour. 4 pieces of Cannon, * Mortars, 4 covered Waggons which mould nor be fearcbed, and that no Deferters fhotild be ftopt j and laftly,that the Garrifon ihajld be conduced to fannr by the fhqrtefl way : but his Excellency refufed thofe term*, except the marks of Honour and 1 pi�ces of Cannon, and that they fiiould be conduced to Antwerp. The Capitulation beingfigned, and a Peril delivered Up, the Garrifon is to rcarch to morrow the 3 ift inflantjat 8 of the Clock in the morning, and 'tis hoped that moft of the, Soaldiers will take an opportunity to Defert in their march to Antwerp. The privare Souldiets that wore taken in the Cittade! are fent to Maefhicht, and the Govemour and the Officers wi|I befent thither to ssorrow. General Dopft arrived this evening from German}, and has given an account to my Lord Marie-hmgh of his Negotiation with Prince Lewis of Baden. I cannot yet leirn any particulars of the Battel fought on the 14th berweei the German: and French near Uvuvghtn, of which Monfieur Dopft can give a good �ccoan% betngarrivjd the day after the Fight in rhe Imperial Army. Cotur Zinxe7.'derf% Plenipotentiary of the Eaiperorr"i$ arrived here from Germany, and has prefintod a Mcmbya) to rhe Earl of Maryborough about dse Conqmfb we fyave made this Campaign. The weather growing cdld and had, oar Forces will in a few days m>rrh into their Winter -quarters, and his Kxcellency having concerted the fame with the Field D;pmi� of the State'., will fee out for the Hague. The Nirev mentions*) in my formet, ro be found in the Caft of rhe French Treafurer, were for the Forage and �her Provifions the French fold to the City of Lfign. ibme- days before we came before that p!ace, �nJ our of which thty had partly fubfifted ourCavsliy. Ilia French Army continue behind thtir Line, 3nd ro we cjnnor expeft ro meet ,tbem til! rhen-xt Campaign. 8rft\ O.icbt'it- Notwirhltanding. the Battel be-rw�n the iSirrmtns and Vrvuh on the 14th inftant, was fuaghtin fijhr of oar Wall?, we cannor give you any certain account thereof, bath Parties claiming the Viftoi-y , a .J dilV,uii;ng the lois they fiftained. The Miiq-.i;'. d: (hilars having can fed rhe little 1 own of NfWi^ar,'/; :r> be priifeiu-d by his Troop*, Prir.ce Lewis at Bu:Li: i .iJt;ed by that .-notion that tie French dc%.;ei ro fY,il rhemfflves between him and Frihitrgb, and ro [>rc;vc-�- toe iViiej^jlvsJ to decamp from the Nei^ii'o.r.t-hr.o 1 of Ft:ed:i>r-cn of wfeich-the French having��tic*, they p:ft t!w Rw>;� wirh their, whole Army trt :!,- rj"h, 2nd the next morning potted rhemfvfve<; i.i the I.i;rencriir;<?rit "� '"rt-ariU the Woontains of Weil and ;h b.-ior. more num�roHs than qai bout Ssc"1 0 they fu.5 m plain r( !"��>� Etlinrtir t � :0 l3 ' Kgev to'-; all poflible diligence to attack; t^em before they were come to the Defiles amdhg'jihe Mountains. This occafioned a Bloody Fighr.Jn vhi$h the French had all the advantage in tHe.beguipihgj ahd.pur uto confulion the Cavalry of the'.Circles, but not bejng contented with that fuccefs, they attacked the Foot, where rhey found fnch a refiftance, that they were repulfed wicht confiderable loft and. the Gervtam give out, thaxthey did not ohry>etike all the Standards they had loft, but Hkewife^tppkLi^CpIours-.and Standards of the French, and forae pieces of Cannon. The Fight being ever, the ImpeiialUls, contictied their march tq the Camp they had marked out rhe da/ before, and drew up their Army in Eattalia; which made us believe, that there would be a fecond Battel the next day, but Prince Lewit, having notice, that Count Guifcard had palTed the Rhine at Newen&urg with lOooomen to jjoyn Monfiem dt Villars, his Highnefs thought fit tQ retire further towards Friburg, and,is nowincamped at Stauffen, where he expeQs the cpn-junSion of General Thm^en with 35006' men, who1 having part the.RWwe nearftrr Louii, will joyn Prinee Least to morrow, or the next day after. The Garrifipn of the little Cattle of Freidlingen,or the Sfw,which did a great deal of mifchiefto the French the.day of the Battel, furrendred the ijth, and bein^ unable rp defend that place^were difarmed except the pfBc.ers.Tire French have fihee that time made, great excurfions ia the Marquifate of BadenDourlacb,wl(ich has obliged tri|Jt Country to agree to pay them a yearly Contribution of 81000 Florins. They fent a Detachment towards the Black For re 0, which advanced as far as Seikingen; but we hear they are come back, feeing the pajfes are io well guarded, that they cannO| joyn the Bwarians. They have fent back their heavy Baggage to Huninghen, which confirms, that they intend to repaft the Rhint, which they mull be forced to do, or venture a Battel with the Impeiialifts, who after th'efr conjunction, will be fltohg'ei thaa Monfieur de Pillars. The lofs is foVaripufly repotte^ .that we dpn'tknow what to believe of it, and the moft moderate account, which makes,it about000 men on Kothjides, fe ems the tncifr'probable. The chief Officers of the Germane killed on that occafion, are Count Furfleipberg, General Erf a and Count! Hthtnzottern. The young Prince of Anfpach was dangeroufly wounded. The French -loft the Sieur des Bordes, Lieutenant General, a Briga-deer, and feveral 6tb�r Officers of note. Yefterdapr CountGuifardcame to this place, and was complimented by our Magiftrates. The Canton of Berne has fent 600Q men for the fecurity of the Boreft Towns. There is advice, that the tiufjars have defeated a party of 400 French Horfe in the Black Foreft. Frankfort, OStobtx ay. Letters from Fribktgof the 21 ft fay, that the French Army has committed great ravages on this fide the Rhine, and that notwithstanding they had given out, that they would joyn in A few days the Bavarians, they are advanced no further than Bintun, and had fent out a Detachment towards Scckingen, which was returned with fome Hoftages for Contributions. They prepare to repafi the Rhine, and ate blowing up the Fortof the Star or FriJlingeb; All our advices from Bafil fay, that the French loft more men thari the Germans, and the French own, rhat on their fide there were killed 2 Generals, 1 Col-lonel, ^ Lieutenant Collonels, 41 Captains, 3jLieu-renan:s,and 96a private men, befides 84 Captains, 104 Lieutenants and 1119 private men wounded. The Germans fay, that th�y had not above 100a men %illed and wounded. General Thungeh has quitted Haguena* and fbme other places on the other fide of the Rhirie� to reinforce Prince Lewis of Btdev. 'Tis faid the Ma-refchal of Cathsat has likewif* pafled the Rhine, to-joyrr the Marquis of Hilars. They write from Sfutguari, that fome Bavarians are marching towards the Bidenzee,. oiled by others the Lake of Conftance ; but the Swit- 1 ttf: have fo well fecured "rhe PaiTes on that fide, that rhey talk here of the conjunction e-f the French audf;-iavariant it mpp*afttcabIe.. ':"<wa-

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