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Post Man (Newspaper) - February 8, 1801, London, Middlesex Nunib. 867 G G G an, And the Hiflorical Account, &'c. F 0 m .^atUrOap-Febuary 8, to Xtld^ap Febuary n, 1701 Vienna, February ^His Court has lent pofuive orders to Count Liirriburg our AniuafiaJor at Rome, to declare co the Pope, tint the Lniperor ;e-finns his hearty thanks to the Pope for his Mediation in the affairs of Spain, but that the injuftice of hisEnemies is fuch,thar hhlmperial Mijefty cannot forbear to make ufe of his Arms, and does not que (lion buc God , who knows the juftice of his caui'c, will blefs his good intentions. Our Troops will begin their march for Italy on the loth inftant,and great fumms of money are remitted to Infpriek for the feb ifhmce thereof, rhar rhey might nor be burthen-i'om to our People, and the Subjects of other Princes, through, whofe Country they are to pa.^s. Several Expieffes. arc arrived from Italy, w::h an account of our Negotiations in thofs parts, and we hear me Duke of MjJctu has declared for m, and tin: fome other fiincis promifed to do the like, u hen they have a fa- vourable opportunity. We near fron .\fthn, rh'at the fo /ery F, inch King and rhe Regents of .>p.:iv, are well fatisfLd with tlu CjiiJuet of '�'t\ncz-j(�p'aud�moi:t, that they have empowered him by anew ComaiifHon to tranf.i�r whatever he ifiall think fit f r the fervice of Stain, viih the advice of.Coun: or any other MhiiIUt'�'fFrance, without carrying for any 01-ders f.oni M.idrLi. They have likewife given him the directions of the affairs of N,i?lis and Stci.'y, the V'ics-roysof thofs Countries being commanded to obey his Crde.s. ilamltirg, February 7. The Du:;e of Holfiem Cotizrp continues in thL City, and give* a fplendid entertainment kthis evening to the Foreign Envoys, and other Ferfons of Quality. Oar Letters from Riga fay, that the Sieur Rojcr.crants Envoy of Denmark was arrived in tine place, being welcomed with a difcharge of the Cannon- That Minifter intended to fet out for rhe Swidijh Camp, in. order co.offer the Mediation ofhis Mafter, berween his Swed.jh Majefry, the King of Poland, and the Czar. The STsediJb Troops have had jibveral rencounters with the Muscovites on their Frontiers, wherein they have always had the better, but the Mufcovites deftroy their own Country, and have fet the Forreftson Fire, to deprive the Swedes from-all manner of fubfiftance therein. Letters from Warfaw fay, that an Alliance between France and the King of Poland was very near its conclufion, as it was commonly thought, and the French Envoy feemed almoft confident it would take effecl:; but we have advice, that thefe Negotiations are on a fudderr broke off, and that his Polijh Majefry inclines to the Emperors party. They had divulged, that Bills of Exchange were already come to Damzick, to pay 300000 Crcwns to the King of Poland, as a prefent from the French King, upon the Ratification of rhe Treaty, befides a considerable S'ubfidy, which w..s to be given him monthly. Hague, February rr. We expeft with the utrnolt impatience to hear, that our Troops have evacuated the ypj?u'Jh places, and are got fafe into our Country. The Count cC Avium is expe&ed here to morrow night, and then rhe World will fee what is the expedient, that the French have to offer for preferving the Peace of Europe. Our Troo;;s from Qveryjfd and Come other parts arc marching to the Frontiers of the Spanijh Provinces, that they may be ready a: hand for prevent- ing any defigns of our :\Teighbours. The States Ge� neral have given frc-fn orders -o the Admiralties to prepare a great number ot Men of War, and we hear they ari Jitticg out 1 2 a: yitt-lhrdam. They have alfo  agreed to a Tax of the 1 ooth p-nny, for defraying the newifory charge-; cf the States. The refolu-ions of . the Parliament of England are impatienrjy c;;;.cc!ed, for they are like to determine Peace or War. Our Letters from Rome fay, that the Pope and the Italian Princes are ve^y uneafy in the prefent junfture of affairs, and that molt of 'em have declined to give any pofitive anfwer, either to the Cardinal of Lambirg, or the Cardinal d1 Rflrees. The States General have returned an anfwer to the Memorial prefented unto the Span'ifb Ambaflador in the name of the FrenchKing, about rf,e march ofhis Troops into the Spanifh piace* in tile Netherlands. Druflels, February 15. Tlie Sienr d-s Pui/l-gur, Quarter Alaftcr General of the French Troops, having at laif adjufted with the Elector of Bavaria the march of the French Troops into our Frontiers, Prince Sarclaes of Tilly fet out on the 4th inftant for Hons, the Sieur d' Avalos for Aeth, the Prince of Steenhuifcn for Oude-nard, and Quarter Mafler General Verboom for Charle-roy, for receiving the laid French Troops, and give all neceffary orders for preventing any dilbrders on that unexpected occalion. Directions were likewife lent to the Governours of Nimur, Luxemburg, Newport and Ofiend, to receive the French Troops into their' Refp-ectne Places, and uie all imaginable" precautions to preferve Peace between the refpeftive Nations therein. Thefe.orders were given with fo much ie-crdy, that the French Troops were introduced into our Frontiers on the 6th inftant about break of day, before the Dutch had any notice thereof, and the Governours fignifyed unto rhe latter, that -his Catholick Mafter had thought lit, for good and important confi-derations, to take fome Auxiliary Troops of France into his fervice, and that therefore they ought not to fnlpeti any ill defigns from them , but look upon them as Friends, who were in the fervice of the fame Prince. This compliment furprized rhe Dutch Commanders very much, who ordered their Troops to continue in their own Quarters, and ffand upon their guard. In the mean time the Spanifh and French Generals publifhed an order , forbidding upon pain of death to offer any affront to the Dutch, who continued in pofTeffion of'the fame poll within the Towns, but the Gates and Out-works were guarded by the Spaniards, French and Bavarians^ Several Ex-prefTes arrived here on the 7th, to acquaint the E-lecfor that the march of the French Troops into our places had been performed in very good Order, without any difturbance. Thefe Troops are now abouc uoco flrong, for moft of the Cavalry that came with the Infantry is returned to their former quarters, irifqmuch, that there are but 200 Hqrfe in Mans, too xnAeth, and proportionable in other Towns. Oa the 8th inftant Major General He�fe�/o�j,Commander in chief of the Dutch Troops, received an Exprefs from .the Hague, and delivered to the Eleftor of Bavaria a Memorial, containing in fubftance, that feeing the Spaniards could no longer hive occaflon for che Ddtch Troops , and that it was almoft impoffible to prevent quarrels among Troops of fo many Nations, he was ordered to defire that the faid Troops might fpeedily return home. This Memorial was communicated to the Council, and the Elector, the General Officers and ;