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Post Man (Newspaper) - August 22, 1802, London, Middlesex A Ed the Hiftoricd Account, (stc From -&fttatOa? Auguft 22, to Auguft ij> 1702. Paris, Auguft t6. Ui next Le;t-rs from Italy are impatiently expected, for the particulats of iv.c En^agement.whica happened there the ly.h rnftant, between the King of Spj;?i and Prince Euge-in of Savoy, for urn brought b-. the Oaks of Vdkry, is ;.'"ier .impended i!Don,and from, the number Oficers that were killed and wounded, people \\i .oajiciuie tharou- iofs mult be greater than spo 'i-.n. They tell u", that we may fuddenly t\ .~;t 0 h;jr of a l'.co::d Bartei, the King of Spain h fv'iir for Prince Faudeir.m and his other de- �-^n ', order to make a Uft effort to drive "rf!.rx cae Maninan. Count Tbiloufe Grand a' fr.;;icc iv arrived at Mejfina, and has de-i, ,:j ij it ni reinforce the Chevalier de ii A iriut:ck Se.i, which will nor pleafe the :.- who jy the:i- N^utra'ky daily find them-c, -nived io ne>v difficulties. The laft Let-oi.n P'enice fjy, that the Senate has written to r'o.Ti vj deliri him to interpofe his mediation in i ice Lit, V-yrbi fe ters thu r'lis iffiir, a>d obtain from his Mqefty that our FnjjDts .my he re:alled from their Gu'.ph, but the Kin,; of Siain h fo nearly concerned in that affair, as b?:ig rh-Tfi'y means to ftreighten the Imperial-iib iii "heir Provisions, that hi� Catholick Majefty is nm lik:'v to have a gteater regard to the Interceffioa of rhe Pope, than to the complaints of the Republic!;. Br.iff'Js, Augu:t 27. On Friday laft the Marquis of B:,imir, with Count Lamotte, Monlieur ds Vauban and fo ne other General OScers, held 3 Council of War at Gh.-nt, wherein ir was refolded to draw all the French and Spmilh Forces on that fide to invade thit pirt of FIm.Ui-s chat belongs to the Dutch, who hi'/-j .vicliJf.;-jtrii indit of t',\2 Force? that were there u ilir thi command of General Cohorn, and accordingly thofe Troops rrmched the a5tli, and yefter-day took Pod before Hul(l, having taken, Sword in hirxd, 2. fmiM Forts that covered the Sluices,with the lor* r>f too Man They hope here that this diver-fio:i will oblige th Dutch to fend fome Troops that way, -.iv.A prevent the execution of the defigns of the Allies upon the Spanijk Gueldcrland.The Govern-aur of Fenk hss tent feveral fcxpreiTcs to acquaint the Mirqjis of Bedmat with the march of the Pivflt.imni other Troops from Mulheim to wards that place, and that he is informed by fome Deferters chat the Allies hive refolved to befiege it, in hopes that that place being taken, the reft of the Province muft.fail in courfeinto their hinds. The French aid Confederate Armies, have been for fome days in light, and Cannonading one another, and on the ajth the Confederates defigned to have attacked the Frertch, but the Duke of Bur^ufty having norice thereof, retired in the night towards Olmen and B*kn, by favour of the night and defiles, witluu: any difturbance, except that fome Squadrons of che Rear had a Ren* counter with i'smc of the. Enemy, but wa have not the particulars of tint A�fion. They write from Lovain and Maliuet, that feveral Officers were brought thither to be cured of ihtir Wounds, and that the Cannon of the Emmy did us a great deal of damage. Cemingsberg, Auguft 20 Our advices from Livonia Cay, that that Coditry is in a greatconfternation upon the invafioa of the Mufcivites ; and the Swedifh Generals are drawing up all the Forces they can to ftop their prpjcefs. V\t Garrifoaof Dtr?#t makes a vigorous refinance, and the MujctAjiw are likely to lofe a great number of men before that place. They' continue to write from Msttau, thata Body of them advances towards the f'uina; and they tell usfrom iVarfa-z), that the King of Poland may be fhorrly ex-pedted in thole parts with his Forces, his defign being to come into Prufiia, to fecure that Country, and cut off the retreat of the Swedes. Thofe Letters fay, that Prince Ra%otzki is in the Swedifh Army,, and is very bufie there. The Nobility of feveri! Palatinates have again aflured his Polifh M�jefty, that they would ftand by him. The Swedifh Forces out of Pomerahia, under the Command of General Gulderfttrn, continue on the Borders of Silejia, and have not yet joyned rhe King of Sweden, who is advanced to CrxCtto. The Nobility of Lithuania, acd the party of Prince Safieha, have had lately feveral bloody rencounters, and their Animodries are growO to that degree, that that Country is likely to be entirely ruined by thofe Civil Commotions. The Forces of the King of Pru$* in tjiis Country are ' fully recruited and augmented, and all theFoY-^ treflTes and Towns are put in a good pofhite of defence. They write from the Swedifh Camp, that Count ZinzmdtrfK Envoy Extraordinary of the Emperor, has made fevers) infhnces to have an audience of the King of Sweden ; but he was told by order of that Prince, that' he could not grant it, and d,e!ired to remove from hi? Camp to Brejlni, oj any other place in the neighbourhood, and that they would acquaint him when his Swedifh Majefty ftiould think fit to admit any Foreign Minifters to hjs : A'jdience. That Prince has declared, that he will maintain the pretenfions of the Brother of the late Duke of Holbein to the Bifhoprick of Lubeck, and p'reffes the Imperial Court to declare their mind in that affair. There is a report, that among the Papers of the King of Poland, which were feized after the late Victory of the Swede/, they found a Letter of Count Straetman,the Emperors Ejftvoy to that Prince, , with which the Swedifh Minifters are not well fa* tisfied- Hague, Auguft 29. We hourly expect advice, that Vmlo was inverted laft night on both fides the Maefe. The Artillery and Ammunition employed in that fervice,are ready at the Grave,anA will befent to the Camp, as foon as the place is invefted. Prince Jau Saarbruci. Commands the Forces employed in tJut Service and General Cohorn has the direction of the attacks, and 'tis expected from his great experience, that the Siege will be carrier!, on with an unufual . expedition. Several ExpreiTes are arrived here from Sluice and Zealand, with advice of the march of the Spanifh and French Troops to attack the Dutch Flan- * dcrsr and the States have iiTued the neceflaiy orders for the fecurity of that Province. . On the 24th, be* ing the Evt- of the Feafi of St Lewis, the French lighted Fires at the head of every Regiment in theit Army, which made the Earl of Marleiartugh and other Generals believe, that they would continue in theit Camp, and that they might the next morning engage them; but they decamped in the night in great le-crecy and precipitation, whereby h appeared that thofe Fires they lighted, were lefs intended to Honour their pretended Saint, than to conceal theit Retrear. All our advices from the Army fay, that never Troops exprefled fuch an alacrity as the Confederates did in expectation of a fight; bat the Frencit Generals have not confidence enough in their Troops to venture a general Engagement. Some Ofiketf write from their Army, that their Soldiers feemdtf-couraged, efpecially, fiace feveral of tjb�H faitiig ;