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Post Man (Newspaper) - August 16, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Historical Account, &c. From SfttUt&ap Auguft 16, to 3�uefi)aip Auguft i�, 170?.�gsberg, Auguft 12. Ur Letters from Mittau bring advice, that the King of Sweden is marched towards Birzen, in order to difperfe the Saxon Troop* in that place, but the latter having been informed of his march, are broke up from thence, and retired further in:o Lithu-'/*�;>. The Swedes have refolved to fecure the Dutchy of Courlr.nd till the conclufion of the Peace, and in order thereunto have fummoned 4O00 Boors, to work -with as many Soldiers on two Cittadels or large Forts, rhey defign to build at Mittau, for the fecurity of that Town. They have likewife marked out Forts in 0-ther place*, and amongft others one nearMemel, which gives great jeaibufy to the Governour of that place. The Lithuanians have fent two Deputies to the King of Sweden, to reprefent unfo his Majefty, that the Re-publick having refufed to concern themfelves in the unjuft invafion of Livonia, and nude prefllng inftances to the King of Poland, to defift from that enterprize, and live in Peace with Sweden, they hope his Swedijb Majefy will not invade their Frontiers, and begin a Wi' wich them, which has been fo carefully avoided on their part. The Letterthe Cardinal Primate of Poland has written to that Prince, is to the very fame effeft, but 'tis thought the Swedes will hardly forbear matching into Lithuania, unlefs the Lithuanian force the Saxons to withdraw from their Country, They are incamped atKawen, and juftnaw we have received advice, that they hive been ordered to break up from thence, and retire into this Country, in order to return in'.o Germany. The Swedes have demanded a fup-ply of Provilions and Money from the CourlanAers. a-mounting in i\\ to 300000 Rixdollars, which fumm they promif- ~o repay immediately after the conclufion of the Peace. 'Tis confirmed, that the Mufiovites are returned home, committing great diforders in their march. The Letters from R,ig* being not arrived as ufuall'y, we have no manner of account of the Army, which the Czir intends to command in Perfon againft the Sped/t. Hamburg, Auguft 19. They write from Hamtovert that on the 14-th infant the Earl, of Macclesfield had p'ublick audience of the Ele&orefs Dowager* to congratulate her Kighnefs on the Succeflion to the Crown of England, being conducted thereunto "in great Ceremony and fplendour. Our Letters from Copenhagen fay, that the march of the Danijh Troops for Holland is put off for fome days, upon account of fome new difficulties, bur the Troops of his Danijh Majefty, which have been fome time fince quartered in Saxtny, are ordered to march with all polfible fpeed for thetfpper Rhine, to joyn :-hJ Imperi il Troops. The Duke of Holftein Got-ttrp is (hortly expsited from Livonia, to command the Smdijh Troops \n Pomtrania, which are ta be rein-fc.rce-1 by thofe of his Highneft. The Duke of Wol-femiuttel conn Hues his Levies, but the Subjects of the Eleftor of Hxmiovsr and,Duke of Zell, are forbid to lift themfelves in the fervice qf that Prince, who feems to have a deiign to revive fome antiquited Pretentions, upon fome Territories belonging to the "tber Branches of the rdtoufe of Lunenburg. Letters from Poland feem to promife a fpeedy Peace on that fide, feeing his Polijh Majefty has, as 'tis faid, confent-e