Post Man (Newspaper) - April 1, 1801, London, Middlesex
Numb. 819 III lie ^oft ^lan, And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From %\\tlmv April 1, to Xljurfdap April 3,1701, Rowe, March 19. ON Tburjdify laft rhe Cardinal of Fourbin had Audience of the Pope, and acquainted hi:>n that the States General of the Vnittd Netherlands have acknowledged the Duke of /Ay'oK for King of Spain, and took an opportunity fro n thence to prefs the Pope to grant the Inveftiture of Naples and Sicily to that Prince, and Bis Holineis anfwc.-erJ, that he was glad the Dutch had acknowledged the new King of Spain, but that the Inveftiture of Naples and Sicily was of l'uch importance, that he could nor rake too much time to confider of it. The Pope has v;folvedro write again to the Roman Cathollck Princes, to diirwade them from War,' and exliort them to Peace j but thole exhortations feem altogether unfeafonable at this time, ieeing that there is no manner of appearance cf ending rhe differences between the Emperor and France by a Negotiation, becaufe the French have Cent fuch a nijrnber of Troops info Italy, as to give juft umbrage to all the Italian lJrincej. They continue to raife men for rhe defence of the Ecclefiaftical State, and the Great Duke of Tajcany fupplies the Pope with 500000 Scud'i. By the account of Che number of Houfes, ind Inhabitants, which, according to cuftom, has been taken at the end of the ltd Century, it appears that there are in this City 81 Churches, 3953$ Houfes and Famijies, the Pope, 58 Cardinals, 4; Bifliops, 2J87 Priefts, 3^50 Monks, 1947 Nuns, 113 3 Schoolboys, 1574 Magi-frrares, or Servanrs to them and ro the Cardina7s,'2*i j-poor in the Hofpitals, ^1375 Cdnimunicants,32 Turin, and in the mean time ,ap , 5quactrons. of' Horfe and Dragoons are expected at"Lyons, qejigried for the Milaneze., We expefi; advice by the "next exprefs, that theDuke ofSavoy has declared againft theEmperor, for he cannot puij, it off any lo/iger withotit expofing his Country to an4avalion. They confirm, that the Treaty of the offenfive and defenfive League, between France, Spain and Portugal, was figned on the roth'*tfx/-mo, and that the latter is to a/lift Spain witft'ia Men of War. They tell us alfb, that -France and Sffin give a ..fubfidy of aooooo Livres a Month to the Eleftor of Bavaria, for maintaining 20006 rnen in his Electorate, to afllfi rhe Princes, who oppofe the Nirrfh E-leftprate, and favour the Neutrality of the Circles of Suabia and Franconia, and the Ecclefiaftical EJeQors, anldibme other Princes ; bm people cart, hardly believ* it. - . .