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Post Man (Newspaper) - April 4, 1802, London, Middlesex And the Historical Account, &c. From ^atnrtiSy April 4> to XttcCoay April 7, 170a, Fnm tin Imperial Jrviy a: Luzia, March 27. I Pen advice, thi: the Dut:? of 1'iindome has pafTed the Po with rnoft of the French Troops, in order to beat ;he young Prince of yuadcmmt our. of the Parmcfj-n, Prince Eugene has given orders r.j our TtoopS that were difperfed in thac Country lor the conve-niency of Quarter*, to draw together to Ftiirenzuola and San Domna, that they may not be intercepted by the Enemy. Thjt Prince went tome days ago to vigour Linei 0.1 the Oglia, and having given the neceflary orders for fortifying Ujliaia and Canctto, returned to his Quarters. According to the report of fome Deferred, the Duke of �fcn*W talks confidently of relieving Mantua, but we talk as confidently on our fide that we Iliall hinder it, and we exrpeS in very few-days a reinforcement of 3 Regiments'oKFoot of 1400 men each, one of Cuira/fiers, one of Dragoons, and 800 Hufars. The Troops employed in the Blockade of Mantua hive lately had feveral rencounters with Detacfi.nencs of the Girrifon, bur ths m >ft conii* deiable happened on the aid inftint, of which we have had the following account. Count T/xut>nafH~ dorf drew up a Body of 500 Cuirafliers, 1000 Foot, itgl 200 Hujfart, to attack t Port n:ar Mantua, the better to ftreightert thac City ; but Count Tkitfe having notfee thereof, came out with above 3G00 men and 4. pieces of Cannon, and fell tipon our men with a great deal of fury ; but notwirhltanJing rhs inequality of nurn!!v-r the advantage of the-Cannon, and the nature of ilu �; jurfd, which being cut by Ditches filled with Water, ouM not permit our Cuirafliers co fall upon tkern , oir Troops behaved therhlelves with fo rnuch Coui Dge and L'rarery, that after having thiei times reputed the Enemy, they retired in good order, IVc had about soo men killed and wounded, amonglt th; former a Dantih Captain, 2nd a Lieutenant* of th; fame Nation, and 1 of Corbe'Ji wounded ^"faeCrVs a Captain who was drowned in one of thr.fe l)itches i.-r Canals. The ftjjhrhited a hours, and had it been poiTible for our Cavalry to irrgage. 'tis !ik=ly tint whole Detachment of the French hid bi-'eii cur i:i pk'ees. According to rhe'report of fome D:f�rteis, they loir above 4=6 men, and Count Thelje, his Son, a S.^anilh Collonel, and. Count Cl'er-mm, a Mireiiisald'j Camp, and feveral Officersarc wounded. finite, April t. Sir Lambert Dl.ttlivftil, Envoy of rhe King of ilngLvti to the Great Dake of Tuft any, is arrived here in his way to flcr.-nte. By Letter* that arrived on luejdzy !a(V by the way of Milan there ;s advice, that his Majsfty Britain was at the ' point of death on the 1 8th pad-, arid the French give out thar they have cerraia advice, that he i.s departed this Life, Letters from R.igufa fay, that 4 French Frigots are arrived ttwrs with the Spanifb, F'ag.ind orders co defrroy all rhs Shipping on chit Coaif, which rhe Iinperialifts dtfi^ne-! to make ufe of for tranfport-ing thfcir Troops into tfapUj. There is a repou that aoo French SolJis's ar; com; by S-si to Ammx from the Kingdom of a tola, with a dslign, js 'tis though-,-to burn th* grear Maqatine the Impemlifb have made at M�o/a in the Pvkjma d\ Fmar*, on ;t branch of the i but they.have fo qood a guard there, rh'a; 'n* thought rhs*,French will not be able to execute their defign. They write from VHhh, that the Impeiial Regimenrs of Foot or the Rh ingrave, Silari and Llcb-tmStin, and fc'T of Hibcniillcrn, the Dragoons ofO-ft'lfi, and 8^o Htjfhri, are gone by rbat p'ace to join Prince Eugene ofsavty, who Continual at a. The Imperial Amb&flaJnr has again dslired pal/age through the Ecclefiefticil Territories far a Body of Troops his MalVef intend* f> t-nd Rifles ; and tie (1 red leave *f rh� Pdpe ftf-Ctfuls id ofder :n be ftab'lifhed id /?�>*>'/ requiring all Perfon?. who ar; pofTcfTed of any Fiefs; in the Kingdom of topics, and Dutchy cf Milan, rt> appear before an Imperial Commiflarv, and ra'tethe Oath of Fidelity to the Empero�v and Ch-irlci III .Duk'tt of Milan and King of Spain, Nefles, the Indkt, &s. we don't know what arifwer the Pope has returned xo that Minifrer. The Imperialifts are Considerably ctt� hrging the Fortiflcaliohs of Berzslft. of the Parliament of England rending to rhfc fame efracl, which wi have revived at the fame time, have been very acceptable w this Conrt, who have oh their part refolved to carry on the War wi:b all imaginable vigour, and to hive f jjoo {hong. ' Coltgn, April it. Thofewho have been of opinion that the approaching War would break out iri -this Eleftoraleas rhe feflmerdid.are not mift3ken,for now the Hoftilities are actually begun. OnFnW^laftjco men of rhe Imperial* Auxiliary Troops, under rhfc command of the Major of Count of Oijl Friefland, were fent towards Btnn, to take a view of ihe new Fnrtifi-cationsof ir, and having met in the Village of nnheim $0 French Men, commanded by a Captain and 3 Lieurenanr, who tho they had hirherro prereuded that they were Troops of the Circle of Burgundy, declared now they were for France, whereupon the Impe-rialifls charged them, killed the Lieutenant, a Nephew of ths famous PartiZari la Croix, and 1 ijiSoldisrs; taking the Captain, and another Lieutenant and 58 men Prisoners, which were brought to the head Quarters ar Mulhiim. The fame day rhe Lieutenant Collonel of e Pruffi.m Regimenc of Dragoons of Somvelt, was fent to Se^elerg, and from thence advanced near rhe new Fort the French are building ovtragavnft Bonn for covering their Bridge, and killed there 1 Centries, forcing the reft to retire into the Fort., Count St Mauriu\ Governor of Bonn, Tent immediately a Trumpeter to Sdgeherg, to kh-sw by whofe orders thofe Hoftilitiei were commitced,ajad they told him by order of Prince tf.ifw Saarl>ruck, Genera] of the Imperial Troops.Th4 Trumpeter was thereupon fenc to the Camp at Mul-htivt to that Prince, who anfwcrerj, that the Troop* under his command wers neither Prujjlaht nor Dutch, but Auxiliaries to the Emperor," whofe .orders he obeyed. A Party of the Garrifon of Dutfeldotf having taken Prifoner a French Lieutenant and 3 Men, the Governour of Kcypr-str-trt wrorea Lerter rptbe ElsQcr Pahfine; to know the reafon of that Hn^iliry in time of P put all his Troops in Sw�W, where h� woTi't" it iVems. simic any fr*ftcfi; ;