Post Man (Newspaper) - December 2, 1801, London, Middlesex
Niimb. 907 .... And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From XttrfDap December 2, to XBtttfoa? December 4, 1701. Wejimivfier, Decmber 4. To the Right Honourable Mr Secretary Vernon, and Sir Harry Dutton Colt, Baronet. "W* Til the Juftices of Peace, Bur- ^ / % / g*fle* and Principal Inhabitants, W / % j whofe names are Subfcribed, in �/ behalf of our felves, and other T the Inhabitants of this Antient City and Liberty oiWeftminjier, do in affertion of our undoubted rights, recommend and defire you our Reprefentatives in this enfuing Parliament, to uie your utmoft endeavours. 1r I make good the Loyal aflurances we have J_ * given his Majefty (the be ft ofPrinces, and ' our tnoft Rightful and Lawful King) in our late ' Addrefs to fupport his Royal Perfbn and Govern-' ment againft all oppofers, * To endeavour the. maintaining a good Correlpon-' dence between the two Houfes, by forgetting for-' mer differences, and thereby difappointing our E-* nemies of theonly means they have left to deftroy 'us. ' To be f peedy in concurring with his Majefty in ' the Greac Alliances he has made, and in cafe of ' a War with France tad Spain, to be vigorous in ' your Votes, and prudent in proportioning your ' fupplies. 4 To promote Parliamentary credit, by providing 'for Deficiencies to fecure our Trade by good Fleets, ' and the affeftion of our Seamen and Souldiers by ' paying them their Arrears, to promote Laws for ' employing the Poor, and to be zealous for the fup-' prefling Vice and Immorality. And may Heaven ' favour your good intentions,which we have fliew'd 'you we do not doubt of, by making you almoft ' our unamimous choice. Windfor, Nov. 29. The Mayor, Aldermen and other principal Inhabitants of this place, attended hi* Majefty, being introduced by his Grace the Duke of Nirtkumbcrlandy and by the Right Honourable the Lord Fitzhardir.g and Richard Tofham Efq;, their Reprefentatives in Parliament ;and Mr Peajhty their Steward, in the name of the Borough, made the following Speech to his Majefty. 'TV ff AY it pleafe your Majefty, to give us leave t J_VX ' to exprefs not only our prefent joy and t latisfaftion ro fee your Majefty returned in Health 'and Safety home, but alto our pad fears and juft j apprehenftons when we heard of your Indiipofition 'abroad. How dear to every good man is that ' Important Life,upon whofe (ingle thread alone -all 'the Liberties of Europe do intirely depend ! ' You have done great things for us Englijh-men 'already, whereof we rejoice daily ; you hive ex-' tended your Juftice to all your People in eonfirming ' their Petition of Rights; you have extended your 'Mercy to the Peaceable Diffenters, ia giving eafe 'andlibetry ro the render Confcience; you have extended your care of Religion to all Generations, ' in fixing the Scepter in the Proteftant Line by a I Law for ever ; and rendring every pretender in-' capable to wear the Imperial Crown, that renounces * the Communion of the Eftablilned Church of * England, i ' Is there any tiling then too deaf to hazard, did I ( fay, nay, to part wirha! to him that hatk mad^e all 4 chat is dear to mo ur own? and.from whom we t derive the power of difpofing it ? Surely no : therefore Sir, We have choferl thofe Reprefentatives that we know vviii feive the Iri&eseftef their ' Country, fulfil all the deftres of the Kings heart, ' fupply all the neceffities of his Government.and do ' every thing in their power, to anfwer our Loyal ' intentions, and your Gracious purpofes in calling ' the approaching Parliament. Wtr\aw, Nov. 14. We have advice from feveral parts; that the Provincial Dyets that hare been held in order to prepare matters againft the meeting of the General one, which is to Held the 21ft of the next morith, are feparared, and that they hav.e generally refolved toconrinue in Peace with Sweden, and procure by all poftible means a fincere reconciliation between their Polifh and Swedijb JVfajefties. A certain Party has made great efforts to animate the P>hs againft the Swedes, and have prevailed with the Dyet of Cracow to refolve, that the General Dyet fliall be moved to fend an Embafly to the King of Sweden, to exhort him forthwith to march out of Courland, and give the young Duke fatisfattion for the damages he and his Subjects have fuftair.ed in this Invafion, and that in cafe of a refufal the Swede; be declared Enemies of the Republick, and that the Dyet ihall not fepaiate till the return of that Embaffy, that they may rake what resolutions Ihall be thought necelTary, according to the. emergency of Affairs. Some Palatinates have refolved that fuch as fliall offer to break the General Dyet, faall be declared Enemies to their Country,. The Provincial Dyet ef Great Poland is riot yet feparated, but 'tis thought they are more inclin'd to a War with Sweden than the other Palatinates. They have una-nimoufly agreed, that the Republick ihall take effectual meafures for.pacifying the inteftine Troubles in Lithuania, and that- tire Party that ihall refufe to hearken to Peace, wall be compelled to it by force, of Arms. There is advice from the Frontiers that the Swedijb Forces grow very numerous in thofe parts, and that they feem refolved to take Winter quarters in the dependencies of the Republick. The Title of the King 'Prujpt taken by ttie Elector of Brandenburg}* has Occasioned warm debates in fame Petty Dyetfi but they came to no refolutioa on that Affair, and the Republick is in fuch a condition, that'tis not believed that they will be per-fwaded to quairel with a powerful Neighbour for a Title, which do's not ia the leaft prejudice the Common-wealth, ' Hague, December 9. The report we had here fome days ago, that the Governour of the Sax. van Ghent, had opened the Sluices, and drowned the Country, for flopping the works of the French, does not prove true.and we expect the advice of hisMaje-fty of Great Britain. In the mean time, the French continue to build a Fort on the Canal near the Saz, but we feem refolved to hinder it by force, unlets they defift from the fame, according to the repre-fentation made againft it by the States. Several BataHions andSquadrons f"rorn Nimeghen,Boi/Ieduc, Grave; and other places, are' marching for Macftricht, from whence they write that a great Detachment of Horfe and Foot is marched to take pofleflion of /fix la Chap. p�//�.The Magiftrates offce/igwfhave not yet contented* to receive any of our Troops into their Ciry.and fent fome days ago a Deputation to their Ele&or, ro re-prefent unto him, that if his Electoral Hjghnefs would admit no French Forces into Bonn, and give them leave tofortifiethe little Town of Duytt on the other fide of the Rhine, over againft the City for their further fecurity, they would admit no Foreign Troops into their Town, but their propofals were rejected. Thofe Canons of Liege who made their efcape to Maeft ritht, defign to go to Ratttbvrtns to complain to the Dyet of the Empire, and from thence to Romexo repreferit to the Pope the great in-" dignity offered to their Dean.