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Post Man (Newspaper) - December 9, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Hiflorical Account, &c. From XttffDap December to Deeenaber 3Cf|ttrfeap 11, 170 Naples, November THe Duke of A&rfiou Ce/s out Viceroy went two days ago in great llate to Bates, being attended by the chief of the Nobility, to pay a vilir to the Count cCEftrces, who arrived on Sunday lift; in r-iat Harbour wifh the Squadron under his Command, 500 Spanijh and Walloon Souldiers, and 1500 French. His Excellency was f� lured by all the Gunsof the Fleer, and received with all the refpeft due to his dignity. 20 Feluccas Joaded with all forts of refreshments were fent to the French Admirals for the ufe of the Officers and Sea-men. The Troops they Jia>.-e brought are to be diiperfed in our Frontier Gar-rilo:K,and 800 men are marching for the Province of Abbr"zz.o to be quartered atdifcretion upon the Lands o� the Marquels del Pa/ra.who refufes to return hither, according t� the orders Signified unto him by the Spanijh Ambaflador at Rome. Notwithfranding this City is now in a perfect tranquility, 7J0 men are patrolling every night in the Streets to prevent any tumultuous aflembJy of the Malecontenh, who look only for a favourable opporhiniry to rife again in favour of the Emperor.Caidinal Cantelmi our Arch-bifliop has ordered about 2eo Fryars to depart this City and Kingdom, upon information that they were caballing for the Houfe of Aufiria. We expe&a-nother Spanifb Regiment from the Milanezi, which is to be Shipped off at Genoa. The news of the breaking up of the confederate Army from Urago and their retreat into the Mil*ruze,\\as caufed here a gteatfurprize, for the Viceroy and the French Emitlaries reported fo confidently, that the Germans would be o-bliged to tepafi xhe dips, that they took it here for granted that they were already retired. Thij day Count fEftrees returned the vifir to our Viceroy attended by 300 Guards of the Marine, and ieveral Knights of Maltha, and was faluted with a general difcharge of the Cannon of our Caftles. The Viceroy has ilfijed out a new Pardon for fuch as were concerned in the late infurreftion, except fome few Noblemen who were the chief contrivers thereof. feniee, December 3. Letters from Verm* fay, that a great detachment of the Imperial Army is to form the Siege of Gtitt, while Prince Eugene of Savoy with the main body of his Forces obferves the French, who continue quartered in the Qremmeze and part of the Mantuan. The Garrilon of Mantua condfh of near 10000 men, but their Provifions arefo {horr, that if the fmperialifts hinder them from receiving any fuppiL-s, chey will be obliged to furr;nder that place this Winter. Count Berka AmbaiTador of the Emperor continues his Conferences with feveral Mini-fters that are now in thi*. place, and great endeavours are ufed to induce the kalian Princes and this Re� publick to come into Hie grand Alliance againft France. They write from Milan, thatthe chiefS/ww/l Officers are fo diflatis/ieJ with the hatightinefs of the French, that they are ^oing for Madrid to make their complaints, being refolved to lay down their CommilTions, tinlefs their grievances are redreffed. The Inhabitants of that Country daily (hew a greater inclination for the Emperor. Letteis from Trent and Roveredo fay, that the ImperiaHits ar� fending down the Adige a great Train of Arri!'cry, and a vaft quantity of Ammunition, and that feveral Regiments are daily expected there, for iciaforclng the Imperial Army in Italy. The Senate continue rheir confutations for reinforcing our Troops in Term Firma, and intend to have next Summer fuch a Body of Troops, as will be able to protect our Territories. Bruflkls, December 16. The Governour of the Saz, van Ghent having (ignifled to the French and Spanilh Troops, that if they did not defift from working on the Fort they are building within Cannon lhot of that Fortrufs, he would fire upon them, and the Re-fident of the States having prefented a Memorial on that fubject, the Marquis of Bedmar fent an Exprefs to the French Court for new orders. That Exprefs is returned, but we don't know what orders he has brought, except that there being complaints cn both fides about the Lines and Fortifications that have been made on the part of Spain and Holland, and his Catlio-lick Majefty intending to live in peace with his Neighbours, he was willing that fome Conferences ftould be {et on foot for amicably adjuiting thole differences. This overture is offered to gain fome time, but'tis not believed that the Dutch will be fatisfied with it, unlefs the woiks they complain of are actually ftopr, which is a nece/Fary Preliminary to thofe Conferences. The Government of Newport, vacant by the death of Monfieur Agior, is conferred by the Elector of Bavaria on the Sieur Pentlox.a Collonel of a Regiment ofHorfe, and his Regiment is given to the Duke of Htvre. The General Officers hold frequent Conferences ac the Marquefs of Bedtnar's, who continues iodifpofed of the Gout. They have begun in this place the new Levies for the 6 Batallions which are deligned for reinforcing the Regiments of theWalloontoor.and the Captainsate to have their Companies compleat by the beginning of March.A Gentleman of the Country of Ltige has got a Commiffion to raiie a new Regiment of Foot of 2. BatalJions, which is to be called the Royal Liegeois, and 'tis laid ha has already cm third of his men. There are feveral projects for the railing of Money, and amongft others they talk of a Tax to be laid upon all Magiftrates and other civil Officers, and fupprelTmg the greareft part of publick Offices, and creating new ones to be fold to the higheft bidder as ic ispractifed in France. If things are carried on at the rata they have begun withal, we mail be all French-men before we are aware of it. The Ducal Church ofCauberguewis confecrared again two days ago by the Archbiiftop of M�/;w�,becaufe a Spanijh Reformed Major can'd therein a Perfon who without any defign trod upon his Foot, and wounded him with his Sword. He was committed Prifo-ner for that Sacriledge, but the Guard let him sfcape. The Chapters, Monafleries, Abbeys, &c in thefe Provinces are ordered tofurnifh a certain number of Palizado's for the Lines that are making for the fecuity of the Country. Pars, December 17. Frequent Exprefles arrive here braWi, bur we know norhing of the progress of the Germans, vince the taking of Cmeta, which is reported with fo many romanlick circumftanccs, that we cannot forbear laughing at thofe, who have the face to puh-lilh fuch idle {lories. That Cattle was rcpreiented as dcfencelefi, and yet they would perfwade the Worldthat the Germans loft 800 men before ir, and that our Garrifonhad much ado to be perfwaded to furrendcr. They tell many other drcumftances ofthe like nati.n , which make {enfible men to conciude.that ma: Aciion is even :.'it , glorious to the Kings Arms as the atfair of Carpi, and the arcc.k <.: :ne OtmanQuof at Chiori. An Exprelj is wived here from Rj/.'j/j-cs with an accoHM of the arrival of the Cardinal of Lambtrg, High Coia-mhlioner of the Emperor; but they tett us, that the Minifttrs ofthe l'rotcftanr l'rincos have protefted againft his Title ofCirdinrl of rhe Holy Church, inierted in J his CommilTion. They tell us ai;o, t'n;t molt of the Deputies are ordered ro enter upon no bufineis, till the