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   Post Man (Newspaper) - December 22, 1802, London, Middlesex                                From XlltUsap December 22, co 'H^tiudj December 24, 1702I Htgue, Djc:mber to. ~^He Rejoycings made here on rhe 13rh m-ftant, upon account of the Glorious Suc-cefs of the Arms of the Allies, were fo magnificent, (hat the like was never feen intheie Piovinces. F-ach City firove to ourdo each other, but 'tis agreed on all hands, that nothing can exceed what was done in this place, at you may fee by the following account thereof. The Divine Service being ended with all imaginable decency and folemni'ty, the rejoycingr begun in the evening with frequent difchargesof i 3 Field pieces planted at each end of the Vjwrbeig, and 14 other pieces of Cannon, 18 and 24 Pounders, phnted behind rhe Cloy/rer Church, which were anfwered by a� mmy discharges and Solco's of our Garrifon, and the Ringing of the Bells. This w*s but a (ignal or Preluda of the rmgniiit e k Fireworks, which were to be performed over agiinft the Windows of the federal Colleges of the Sratcs. The yjver, whkh is a large Pond of Water 300 paces long atid loo broad, was covered with 30 lictle Stops with 3 Mafts each, adorn'd with different Pendants and Flag*, reprefenting ihj Confederate fleet, and theiefotc part had Engiilh Colou�s,and the other thofe of the States. The AdmiraJ Ship com* minded by the Sieur Startvelt, htd the Imperial Flag. Several other little Ships towards the end of the Vy-' ver with Franch and SpinUh Flag* reprefented Count Cbate wren aud\ Squadron, and the Spanifh Plate Fleet at Vigo, which wete deftroyed. Thefe Fleers engaged, and formed a very entertaining Nan-vtachia or Sea Fight, which lifted till all die French Ships were taken, burnt or ft'randed, as well as the Gillions ; and fo much order was obferved in that feeming ainfulion, rhat no body was killed or drowned. Ttfis Sea Fight being over, rhaJFireworks were performed with the fame tuccefs ; but 'tis proper to give y�u firft of all a dcf.iiption thereof. They  i��'r, when rhe Mirquis of Bedmur raifed the Siege of H�lfi.  The Anns of the States General, and thole of our Allies appeared above the Cornice, adorned wt1! difF--r=n,. Trophies,and ochirtdrhefeArms appeared an OS-arigularJCir^a/ff above the Temple.aforelaiis, oa fjse topof which were represented the Arms of the feven Provinces which were illuminated as well as tie reft of the Cnpulo, representing the S�* and HaV-bour of Vigo, and on the top of.ihe whole was a Figure of 9 Foot high reprefenting Fame. . The fpare betwen rhe Rails of the. Theatre, and ^jc Temple placed in the middle,  was fflkd ^itfyaljj.. Plramidsfull of all manner of Fireworks, and bearing each 100 large Sky Roqkets, and the Rails were Hkewile full of the fame.       _ >: The other Firework placed on the oppodfe end of-the fjvtr, over againft the Hall of the AfTemfly, of the States of Holland was nof gyue fo large as the,' former, but no ways inferiour to it, fox niagniflctnce '; and order.   The Theatre was fupported by 4 Ships,, and in the middle thereof was a hand fern Figure of a Virgin, reprefenting Holland, holding upa Hit.< withe end of � Spear,  the ufual fymbol of Liberty ,   fitting on a Throne raifed upon Trophies of Arms.   Neftutie was reprcfenred to her Right, and M*r: to her Left, and ac fomediftance were placed on Pedeflali, in a Square about her, Jufict, Prudittct, figiUnct and Ftrtitudt.  Holland and Hex Throne leaned upon a Column adorned  .with,.  Steals of Ships, "cbntrjved upon rhe'-Moda] of"' the Colimna Roffrata fo famom among the Ramtm,-and at the top of that Column* was a Globe with the Statue.of Fame.   The front of ffee TfUwrre on the fide of the Court wis adoitieH wkh a.Ly;en armed with a Scijniter, and holdihg the fame fymbol of Liberty as abovefaid,and ,i�e/Arm��)f the chief Cities of theSProvince of HMtotd, iwhich basoe-a right ro . fend Deputies to the States.  The reft erf rhe Stage was filled with PyrarBids,a*fhe other, full of Rocket! and all manner of FrfftWork*.    y" There, wctc alcng rhe Vjvtr and the Buftivfaf about 1000 laige Casks prepared  with  Piteh as Bonfirw, befides what was in the Streets, and. too Tower of the Great Church was full of Jlluminariora exaftly reprrfenring two Crowns.  The Signal being Ngiven the Fireworks *ere let oflv ana for an hear together, there was no'thingto be Teen but Flames, in fo many different Figures and Cblpuu, that it is owned by Foreigners, that nothing of that kind could ever be better performed.   Tae]?ir<;warks being orer tie Sratsr General and thoie tfHoUand^gzv* magflificant Entertamniejirs to the peifons of'Quality and Foreign Miniftera, and; the nrndaxthePrineeis  Dowager of fritdmi entertained tbftdi'.^fy1 * Ball -f and Collarioa.  The young Princ�^ Jfejr'Spn, was *, coma ftamUtreebt to fee thefe rejoyceings..,' falmouth, Deeomber 19. This day aruv�d here � Ship of 15 or i<* Guns, and io re the ff�r-du Ualley, which has .taken � Swjfdffi'�tifai with Coanrerband Goods^yhich is fuppofedto be put into flyrsouth. Plymouth, Decemter sc. Yeftetday arrived her� the' k Galley of andforlamdm ftom Bariary, �       :s Ded, December, ai. The following Men of Wtt � are now in the Dorms, viz.   716/ Royal Qak, Ipfiriefo ! Wtolvich, Tilbury, Cktpr, Pemirotk, Dover, &ujiij[tr,'  Canterbury, Charlts Galley, ivart indPcftillitm, with a." bout loo fail of eutward-beund Merchant Ships. .... r   

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