Post Man (Newspaper) - August 26, 1801, London, Middlesex
Aiad the Hijtorical Account., &c. From Xudmv Auguil 26, to Xfturf&ap Auguft 28, 1701. Venice, AuguflriJ. Mi Count of Bcrta, Amba/Ttdor of the Emperor, had Come days ago a privafi- Audience of the Senate, on rhe pre/em juncture of Affairs, and deiired rhar the Re-publick would yield unto the Emperor Brejcu i-id B.-gamo, to make places of Arms thereof, and fee wring Winter Quarters for his Troops, offering at the fame time toing.t?e unto the Republick Gradif-c,% a,;.i Gorki* 'a'itli their Dependencies} on rhe Frontiers of I'riul, an.l ,o reitore thole places, as (boa as riie \V tr is ended?. The Senate has as yet returned no an-f'.s-er, and'i:s thought they will hardly take any mea-h-re.s with the Imperialifts.rhat may be looked upon as -a iJreach of ou Neutrality ; tho at the lame time the general o,>i'iio:i is, that the GoveriiOUrs of rhofe places will nor ;jo1o o'ut'rriany days, if Prince Eugene undertake, ro ffiztt them by force. The Magi urates of Ber-g.itnohivc jr'.'t together ucoo Loads of Hay, to be in i condition ro lupply the Imperial Horfe,-and the Go-vsrrtojrs of our Frontiers are ordered to fupply them with a!) forts of Provifions for their money. They write fro n fyveredo, that they expeft there in few djys fe^eraTOaral'ions from the Empire, in order to T3iiifo.ee Prince tugene of Savoy, who wants Foot rather .han Hoiftf, efpecially in the Country where he is now, which is cut by numberlefs Brooks and Rivers- The Armies on both lides are lb harrafled by the long marches r.iey nave made, and other Fatigues during this long Campaign, that they long for Quarters of refrefhmenr, which makes People believe, rh.it they will (horcly come to a decifive blow, for they cannot much longer keep the Field The French give out that their Generals are ordered, to fight, and the Germans are not like to Csek to avoid it, if a fair opportunity offers. From the French and Spanifh Army at AlTignoli on the Oglio, Auguft z6. The Marefehal of Vihroy being arrived v.i our Camp, as we told you in our former, took a g::wii!iJ review of the Army on the 24th, and j urluant to a refo'urioi. :aken in a Council of War the d-.y 1 ire* the Sieurs if Alesfelt arid Villefion were i'..:ac\. - '-vith 80c Horfe and 300 Granadters, rb go a-id t-.lw a vKw of v.-.i Camp of the Imperial Force*. They '.dvancci towards the Enemy, and fenta Detachment of 50 Granadcers, who were all cue in pieces by 3 Detachment of the Cuirafliers of the Emperor, infomuch that none of'em came back, except a Sergeant of the Regiment of Montferrat, who is like to dye, hiving 5 Wounds. The Germans continue in the fame Polls as by our former.rhe head quarters ofPrince Eugene being at R.ovello, and Count Palp at P alazzuoh. 1Tis confirmed, that they intrench themfelves in their Camp, which is naturally ftrong by its lituation, the avenues being very difficult, by reafon of the many Hedges, Ditches and Brooks thatare in that Country. IVe are now within within 6 miles of "em, and they tnake fuch preparations in our Camp, as ro make us believe our Generals have refolved to pafs the Oglio, and fight the Gentians. Our Irigeneers were fent out this morning before break of day, to view the Banks of the River, and give directions for making Bridges. In the mean time it's believed, that there will be no Action till next week, for we hear the Garrifon of hUntna and all others are ordered to joyn us wirh all fpeed, which they cannot do before the beginning of September. The recalling of our Garrifon? is a fere llgn that wc (hall have a Battel, for ctherwife 'tis net ]ikely,that they would leave buf zBarallicns in Mantua. Some of our Officeis. who were hft lick in that place, fet out from thence on the 23d with their Equipage , under a Convoy of 50 Spanijh Dragoons, but they fell in a with a Detachment of the Germans, who cut the Dragoons in pieces, and took nur Officers Prifontrs, amongft wh m there is the bYeur de Narbonne, Brig.>.-deer of the Kings Forces, and ih-Sieur Nonan, Lieutenant Ccdlonel of Dragoons. That Detachment of the Imperialists was lent out to attack a Convoy of Provifions, which we expefted from Crems, but as they were guarded by 1500 Dragoons and Granadeer?, they durJt not attack them, and fo re'urned o their Camp with their Prifor.ers, and a good Booty they took wiih them. Paris, September 3. We are in great expectation of a Battel in Italy, for they do publickiy fay at Court, that the K'nghath fent his orders for it, and rhe Dauphin himfe-f declared that the.lair Exprefs lent to our Generals cairied fuch preffjng oilers, that they would cerrairly fight if it were pcfi;i>'e. Our Army is mjre nun.r^ns than the Germans, by incoo men at leaf!, and the Horfe, whuh is rhe flower of their Forces, will nor be of fo great ufe as O'herwjfe it wou'd be, becaufe of rh^ natur^ of the Ground, which is u.ore proper for me Foot and Dragoons. Our lad Letters from our Camp fay, Piince �*/g-.-a*intrenches himfclf near Palazzuolo in a very advantageous place,where, as 'cis be'ieved, he will make a fhnd, and no doubt but the Action will be very bloody.Onr Court being informed of the Negotiations of the Im-perialifts,to obtain Bergamo andBrcfcia from theyenetians forfecuring theirWinter quauers in Italy,m\v inftru-Qions are fent to Cardial d'bflrees at f'enice on that Grand Affair^ and his Eminence is ordered to fpare neither Threats nor Promifes for preventing that blow � which would ruin our intercit in Italy. Letters from Genoa told us fomedays ago that there was an infur-reftion in the Kingdom of Naples in favour of the Emperor, but our advices from device, Rome and Mantua fay nothing of it, but only tell us, that feve-ral Grandees are difcontented, and retired to theit Country Seats, and 'tis not believed that they will rife in Arms till the Imperialifts have made a farther pro-grefs, for hitherto they have not been able to fet their foot in the Milaneze. The Cardinal de Fourbin has a-gain prefTed the Pope to granr the inyeftiture of Naples and Sicily, but the Court of Rome is inflexible, and will not declare themfelves in that Affair. Cardinal Archrt-to has been appointed Cardinal 0 Latere to Compliment the new Queen of Spain, and 'tis faid the Pope has given him a power ro punifh by Prifon and Ba-nifhment all Ecclefiafrick Perfons, of the Secular and Regular Clergy, who (hall a8 or fpeak contrary to the Allegiance they owe to theCatholick King. They tell us alfo that the Pope has relolved to confirm all Nominations that (hall be made by that Prince to the Eclefiaftical dignities in his Dominions, againft which the AmbafTador of the Emperor has e: rered a frefli Prcretlation. Thefe advices are no: altogether depended upon, no more than a report we have here; that the Portuguefe Envoy has offered ro his Mi/efty locoo men ro be fent into Italy, and maintained at his; Mailers charge.The Marquefs dtUlfon is gone from Lew vain to command the Forces of the DuksofW/^w- BTiif.