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Post Man (Newspaper) - August 21, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From XtjtttOHp Augtiit 21, to S>fttttt&&P August 23, 1701. . Rome, Auguft 6. HE Congregation of State, appointed to' examine, the affair of the Inveititure of Kaplss and Sicily met again y.-frerday, bur come ro nq retblution, and rheir meering feems on}y to be for form fake, til! the Swo.i .ijs decided jh>- Tide of r!v* respective parties wY- c }.v. the fiim^TheS^'^MmJ.^dorand trnCa -dm tide Fourbin. having complained to the Pope a-�uuft Vcverai Fryars,, who cake the liberty to reflect en the conductor the French King, in the affair of v.:iSpanljh SucccSSion, and aSfert the Title ofthe Empe-to t:i_- linn;, three of'em have been Lwiiilied this S'.'fy, ani the Superiors of" religious orders have been ciredted to forbid rhem ro elpoule any parry in this cjUOjrel. X"4 ^� nperi:ii Ambaffador has frequent �Jpn0ersnces with the Popes Ministers, and talks very b:^ Since rhe progrefs ofthe Imperial Arms in Italy. Tiie Duke of Mantua has written to the Pope to delire his Holiii:f>to interpofe his Mediation, for faving his Coun-ry from an utter ruin, and flop the proceedings began at Vienna againft him, but as chat Prince, delivered up his Capital City to the French, without the advice of this Cqiirr,. and contrary to Hie promile he hid made to the Pope, 'as thought they will not concern themfelves for him. -Venice, Auguft 13. fetters from Brefcia and Pefchiera tell us, that the Germans^ receive frequent reinfnrce-rrjencs from Tyrol, and that a great number of Barks are imployed on the Lake de la Guarda, for carrying Provilions from Torbole to Dcz.viz,ana for the ufe of the Imperial Forces, which continue partly in our Country, and partly in i'm Maucaan. Prince Eugene keeps, his Troops under fo Severe a difcipline, thac he has caufed feveral Soldiers to be fhot to death, for abfenr-ing themitlves from taeir Colours, and has published an order, requiring the Country People to feize all Stragglers, and bring them to the Camp, that they may be punifhed with the utmoft Severity. That Prince had demanded from the Country of Brefcia, a fupply of uooo of Sacks of Corn, which would have raffed the price of Provisions, to the great uneaSinefs of che People, but he is flow lb plentifully fupplied from Tirol, chat he has not inliited on his former demand. The Body of the Forces of the Republic!:, which has been incimped near - Verona-., while the Imperial and French Annies were in the neighbourhood of that place, is ordered to march to Brefciafat the Security of our Dominions on chat fide. The French Army has been fo harraffed 3nd fatigued, that they tell us from Mantua, that they have loft either by Mortality , Defection, or in feveral Rencounters above 8000 men. Cologn, Auguft'23. The Stares of this Electorate met ac Bmn on the 18th iniranc, in the prefence of our Elector, whofe gxe�c Chancellor made a Parhetick Speech, on the prefenc juncture of Affairs, rending to this effect, that the spa�i(b Succeffion being like to occailon a fatalWar in�to-opc,his EledtoralHighneSs out of hisFatherly tenderneSs for this EIe�torate,had taken care to provide Bonn, Rti.mbtrg, K yferivaert, wich good Garrifons and Ammunition, left fome Neighbouring Princes ihould take poileSfion cheieofifhac the neceffiry of Caking chofe precautions Was fo urgent, chat he had not cime to call together che Stares before he had provided chofe places. That he has been oblig'd to borrow upon his own Credit.Jewels and other things the g^reat fumms of money which he his laid out for Fortifying the faid olaces and making new Levies. That his Electoral Highnefi hopes that che Scares will Second his good intentions, and Shut up their ears to the insinuations offoms who would engage thsm into fuch meafures as were i.nconfiltenc with their own fecuriry. That he thought that; his aflociating himfeif to fivera! Electors, Prtsces and Circles ofthe Empire, to divert from their Country che misfortune of a Bloody War, would prove very advanrageous in particular co this Electorate. Thac his HJghnds was relieved ro perfift in thofe Principles, frill the whole Body of rhe Empire is come to a general relbiution contrary thereunto, or as long as che ill ufaye of ene of the two panics ihaJl not confrrain him to rake Such meafures as lie fhal] rhink mod convenient for hjsHo-nour and Security. The Chancellor concluded "that this Country being by its lUujtion expofed to a great many inconveniencies and infuits, ic was absolutely necellary to make further provision for its Security ,de-firing a fpeedy fupply in anfverable ro thofe occaiions, and exhorting them to avoid unneceSfary delays in their deliberations, that itmight not befaid of'em as formerly of the Romans, Dum Rem* deliberant jagun-t:tm perit. The Elector made afterwards a Short Speech to confirm what the. Chancellor had laid, affuring the States that he will venture his Life and Efrate in their defence, and Signifying, at rhe fame time that he will not disband his Levies upon any pretence whatsoever. The Scares have thofe fpeeches under their consideration, but they are fo jealous of the defigns of his Electoral Highnefs,and havejb many pregnant reafons-to queftion his Sincerity, chac their refolucions are not like to prove acceptable to that Prince. The Bifliop ofRaab has not fucceeded in his Negotiation wich chac Prince,and hasfent his Secretary to Vienna for new Instructions. Prince Lewis of Baden continues at Rajiat, but there is no likelihood of bringing any Army together for this year upon the Rhine, feeing the Troops of Francom'a have orders to return home. A congrefs of the Minifters of feveral Princes and Circles is ro be held at Hailbrtm, bat as long as fome of the greater Powers in Europe continue in peace with France, ihe Emperor ought not to expect rhac the Empire will declare for him. They write from Switzerland that the Canton of Zurich has refolved to write ro the King of Spain t� congratulate his MajeSly's acceffion to the Throne. Hague, Auguft 26. They write from Maefiricht, that one Count Styrmn, who is in the Service of Spain, being in that City, difperfed Bills for Seducing the Soldiers,and inviring rhem to defertover tofheFiencb, and that the Commander of the Garrifon being informed thereof, caufed him to be arretted, and fry'd by a Council of War ; wherein he was condemned to be Shot to death. The Sentence being fent to theKing of England, it was confirmed ; but his Majefty ac the fame rime was pleafed to pardon that Gentleman, and remit che juft punifhmenr lie deferved in consideration of his name. Our nexc Lercers from Italy are impari-ently expected, for che Confirmation of the news we have from Florence and Genoa, of an Infurrection in the Kingdom of Naples, which is written with fo many circumftances, thac one would think it may be depended upon. The un?xpected match of Count Tallard with the Forces under his Command towards the Mo-zelland Alf*ce Seems fbmawhat furprizing.for as thofe Troops ;