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Post Man (Newspaper) - April 21, 1802, London, Middlesex And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From April a u to XtUttlQay April 23, 170*. Maejihcht, April 16. Ur Garrifon has received orders to own thefrffelves Imperialists, and to fall upon the pretended Troops of the'Circle of Burgundywhere-ever they meet wi(h �~-1_- them, and accordingly feveral Parties ire fent out to intercept their Convoys. Yefterday Count Dhmi, Brigade** in the. fervice of the States, tad the Marquis of Maduran, Collonel.of a Regimenf df Haifa, were detached out of this Garrifon with tfooHorfeand tico Grenadeers, upon advice that a great Convoy of Provifions and Ammunition was going from Brabant to Rurenwtde, for the ufe of the Army of the Marefchal ofBoufflcrt, and we hope they will give a good account of ic. They are to advance towards Peeraftd Brtt,% fmallplaces where the French have Garrifohs, and in cafe thsy fliould mi6 the Convoy, 'tis faid they are to attack the Enemy in thofe Towns, Upon advice that the French Troops had pa/Ted th� Maefi, zoo Horfe were fent out to get intelligence of them; tut they keep themfelves io clfife b their Camp.that they could take noPrifoners. Their main Body is encamped in the Neighbourhood of Dalhein on the Mer, within a league of Ruremende,itid as rhey afe almoft at an equal difbnce from Keyfei-%>�m, DHJfeUorp and, Juliets,. and that they had given out that they; would befiege the latter. Count Derihejf teas fent from hence wirfa 600 men to reinforce the Garrifon, and we have advice that he is fafely -arrived there, fo that trie Gwrvfon being fufficicntly lhong and we,U provided* wear,* not in pain for that place. Jhe French ^have withdrawn moft of their Troopsifrom liege, -where Prince TSerclaet TiUy is ar-tjved to command in the room of Monfieur Ximwtt, and'they hope to have in a few days an Army of 50000 men, which is to make a ecnfiderable enterprise upon the arrival of the Duke of Bwguridy, whom rfuy expect by (he latter end of this week, with a gnod Body of the Troops of the French Kings Houfhofd. Accoiding to bur laft advices from the Citnp before Keyferwaert, we may expeft to hear by tlje beginning of Maythit the place is furrendred, it being impoffible for the Garrifon to hold it longer againft.our Troops, arid the numerous Artillery im-plpyed in that Siege. Hague, April Wt hourly expec) advice of the Capitulation of teyferpaert, our laft Letters from theqee aSuring, that the Garrifon cannot hold out longer thin this week. The taking- of the Fort in the Iflind before that place by the Brandenburghers on the 4.4th wa* attended with a very remarkable cir-cucrtrtance^ Tlfe Cbhimander of the Brandenh'ttrghert lSm'mbneelthe French to furrender, threafning them that they fhould have no quarter if they did not comply, whereupon the Souldiers to the number of a-boat 300 thrcv'down- their Arms, and-rebelled a-gainft their Officers, faying that they would not figh't. The Governor of the place perceiving that dilbrder, fired from the Ramparts fome pieces of Cannon upon his men in the Iilind, but nothing could encourage tharo. They crpuded in a Boat in Juch confufion that it was overfet, and inoft of 'em Were drowned. The reft were taken Pnlbners in the Ifland, except fome'few Officers who pretended to defend rhemfilves, and were killed. All the Troops of the States are ordered to aQ ofjTenlively agatnft the French, who have received orders from their Kingfall �pon 'he Auxiliary Troops of the Emperor, fo that we are like to hear of daily Rencounters, and perhaps of a great A&ion, as foonas rhe -Siege of Kcyfer-racrt is over. The Marefchal of Ecuffieri js drawing his Army together, but if it is fo numerous as they give Out, they will find it very difficult to fubiift in the Spanifh Gueidcr'and, having Maejiricht on the one fide and JuHenon the other, to difturb their Convoys. They talk , very much of a great enrcrpvize, which is to be put in execution up-> on the atrivaUof the Duke of Burgundy, hut they feem.very eafie in thefe parts, and not affraid at alt 0? what they can do. The Troops Chat are to form the Imperial Aimy on the Rhine ate matching to the Rendeavous ; and in the mean time Prince Levit of Bader. has palled that River, and potted himielf near-Landau. 'Tis certain that the French have but few Troops in Aljace; but they write froin Parti, thaf-upon advice cf the morion of the Germans, 12 Batal* lions marching tyJtaly were countermanded. Bruftls,April iS.OnfKdnefday night theDuke of Bur-gvndy arrived aNW�w,and yefierday let out from thence in the morning, heard the Mafs txHali, and Came tp this place about neon, being met between this City, and Hall by the Marquis of Bcdmar'ini the chief of the Nobility on Horfeback. Our Burghers weredrawii up in Arms, and lined the Streets through which his Highnefs palled,which were adorned with fine Hangings, Pictures, and other Decorations. The Magi* ftrares prelented him with the Keys of the City ani 3 Canopy, but heexcufed to receive the latter, laying he was but a Traveller, and went in his Poft Calaih dire�tly to the Palace, all the Guns of our Ramparts being feveral times difcharged on that oc-calion. His Highnefs received the Compliments qf the Magift rates, who caufed Bonfires to be made in, feveral places of the City. That Prince' was magnificently entertained at Dinner by the Marquis of Bed' mar, anathere was a great croud to fee him at Tab le. The Duke of Mains fat to his right, but the next, place to his left was empty; The Marquis of &d-marht juft over againft him, and after him 14 other Lords or General Officers, according to their re-' fpefiive Qualities. Notwithftanding his Highnef^ declared that he Was but 3 Traveller, and tbat h^de-^ frgnsd to go away thisTOorning, he hasput'qffhis cle--. parture till to morrow, if not to Monday, upon ajlyice^ as 'tis faid, that tha Army, which is to a& under his command, is not ready. They continue tO:fay, tha"6' the French have a gTeat enterprize in viewi and the People cannot fancy, that the moll Chriuian King would have fent hisGrandlon for thefirft.tjme to the/ Aimy to be upbn the Defengve, and be the fpegator of the taking of Keyjervmt. An Expiefs from the, Mjrefchal of Bouffleri is arrived here with advice that the Army under his command, advanced on the i rth to Vfaitbiendonck, betwfeen Verit, Gelder ariti Kemfen, witnin 6" leagues of Keyfervaert, and that the Garri-^ fori continues to make a vigorous refiftance. They canridtliowey.er'cohceal a difgrace to the Kings Arms received on the 14th, when the Brandtnbiirgart actacVcf a Fort in the IfJand before that place, where, we had near joo men, who. tirew down their Arms and would not fijjhtj nbtwithftanding the exarhple and entreaties of their Officers. Some ptiyate'JL'finers from the trench Army fay, rhat Provifions tie Jo. dear ins theit Camp,- that fine Bread is 20 d. a p6tind,iand that no Suttlers will follow them, beca'ufe^ tKete is little Money flirring ia the Camp. The.bi^lking of the Dmb Camp at Rofendael J�S .'jQw^^. ***> covered the Inhabitants of/^��er^, frara^heir greac apprehenfions of a Bombardment, buPt^te Inhabitaitt; of the Country of Waes are in great feays", fhd Dutch Troops encreafing very much. aT^itJot ttwM They wtite from Madrid, that the Su^reTfie'rCmj^cil; of Flanders has been fuppreffed, and- the 'Fjcntels wha came with that advice;' brought at the 'jam e time the Kings final refolution for the refornvof thePtivy Council.and thofe of the Fbances in this Country ,ani . the eftiblifliment of a new one, which is to be called the Royal Council, and is to confifl of the Msrqiiis of Bedmar, Count Bergack, the Super-In tendaht of the Military Juftice, Count liri-movt, the Chancellor of Brabant, the Ptelident of the Chamber of Accomprs of flan- ;