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Post Man (Newspaper) - February 19, 1802, London, Middlesex TT f And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From Xljttrffrap February ig. to iffaftitftap February 2 I, J702. Stockholm, January I o. BY feveral Letters from Livonia, we have received the particulars of the late Engagement of a fmall body of Swedet, under the' Command of Major General Schlifpenback, and a numerous Army of Mufctvites in che Neighbourhood of Dorpt. 'Tis certain riiar our Troops behaved themfelves with an un-parallelled bravery, and maintained che'Fighta whole day, tho che Enemy were about 2o Men to one,but were at laft obliged to retire, leaving 6 pieces of Cmaofl behind them. Thefe Letters fay, that the Mufcovites did afterwards a world of damage, burning and deltroying the Country, but rhe Svedijb Generals having drawn together all rhe Troops' quarter'd in thofe parrs, and the Militia of the Country, marched againft the Mufcovites, who upon their approach re;iied towards Peftchur. They tell us, that that Armv was defigned for relieving the Dunamunder Scba�s,md riw'theCzar commanded the fame inPerfon, having pubhfhed a rigorous Declaration, importing that fuch of his Troops aslhould run away,uiould be hanged without any Mercy .Upon the arrival of thefe Letters the.Court appeared here in a great confter-nation, for at the fame time fome advices came, that the King had been in a great danger of his Life in his expedition againft Oginski in Lithuania. Some Letters laid that his Majefty was dead, and others th3t he was Wounded in three places ; But we have lince received Letters from Caurland, which tell us, that his Majefty is returned in very good health from his expedition. They own, that his Perfon was in great danger.and that he was (lightly Wounded in his Shoulder. We hear by the fame%etters, that his Aiajeftf has made a great detachment for Livonia zo beat theMufiovilts into their own Country. All the Foreign Minifters that are in Livonia are fuddenly expected here, the King having again fig-nified his pleafure, that no Foreign Minifter mould attend him in the Field. They are verybufie in this Country about railing iccruirs for our Troops in Livonia, but Merr begin to be fcarce. We have advice of the concluiioa of a Treaty between the Emperor and the King of Poland, and that Count Wetit Envoy of his Imperial Majefty isfetout from Riga for the Srvedijh Camp to make fome new Propo-fals of Peace on rhe pare of his Mailer. Hamburg, February n. Letters from Warjato confirm the breaking up of the Dyet of Poland, without making any Provilion for the fecuricy of the Country, which has caufed a general coniternacion in that place, and given Birch to great hear*, fufpicions and animofities. 'Some advices fay, that the Cardinal Primate ha? given great caule of miftruft to bis Polijh Majefty, having dtopt fome words about the breaking or not executing of the Pa"* Convent a, which ihew , that that Prelate entertains lonie notions very prejudicial to" the Kings Interefr and Dignity. The proceedings of rfie Dyet art certainly very fur-prizing and u-.y fhrious, for, in lhorr, it cannot be denied , but chac they have tak:n greater care to keep out the Saxow, than to drive the Swedes out of their Counrryjas if die latter wereFriends that they may rely upon,and th= former thur moft dangerousEnemies. Letters from Milts-i fay, that the King of Stveden is marched inro U.'lj/ini.i, bw rhar it was believed he Wuu'd on a fuJJ-:n pnfs rhe Duin .~y, he has mide a Defachmen t rcr kcuri,i>' Z.. and is marching with rhe red direftly for Wi-\( > � har we mult Wait for our nex; Letters, ro ': u>w rhe rnrii  ;ureof. The King of DamM rn>k-:. -rear Levi.-. ; jnd we hear from StockHihn, that .I." -rear correspondence between that Prince, a.u; f >roo ocherPotenMes, give 10rReumbrag� to-the Swedes. Henna, February n. The taking of the Maref-chal of Cilleroy, caufe$ag:eat joy to this Courr, fo t notwithlhnding the defign Prince Kugtru had form'd of pofleiTing himfelf oi Cremona has mifcanied, by reafon that the Troops dsligned for that (ervice could not arrive in time.becaufe of the badnefs of theRoids* yet this vigorous actiorT\vill give a. grei- reputation to our Aims, and raile the Glory of cur Generals, and turn to the fhame of the French., who can offer nc plaulible erxcuf.-, to colour tbeir neglijjence, in fufFering themfelves thus to be furprized in a place of that importance. The loft our Troops fuftained on that occafion is vaiioufly reported, and fome make it fo little, that it i* almoft incredible, others talk of 300 men, but the higheft account do not ex* ceed 500 men ; whereas they agree, that che French had at leaft 1500 killed, and amongft them 100 Officers, beiides 500 Prifooers. We ro!d you in our former, that the Negotiations with the E efctor of Bavaria were ajc a ftand, and this \$ confirmed by oui Jaft advices from Munich, which t=il us, that his Electoral Highnefs is drawing up every 8th man in his Dominions, ro form a Body of Militia, and thai 'tis openly difcourfed there, that upon-the firftHo-ftility that ftiall be committed againft Hie EleSor of Coltgn, on the part of the Elector Palatine, he will invade ,the Dutchy of Nevburg, belonging to the ]at� ter. Xbey tell us alfo, that the Elector of Bavaria fent a rough mefTage to the Dyet of the Circles of FrafRwn and Sutkia in order to intimidate them, but the Imperial Minifter *ho was there, gave fuch a turn to that meffage, as made the Circles fen-fibje of the neceflky of reducing a Power, whofe Money and Affiftance made one of their Neighbours prefume to threaten them, fo that his threats arc like to have but 1 bad effect for him. Hague, February 24.' All our Troops are ordered to be in a readinefs to march at an hours warning, and there is a Train of Artillery at Nimighen *tady to march. The Earl of Albemarle has made fome Pro-pofals to che States, in the name of the Kingof��*' gland, but we don't know the fubje�k matter thereof-'Tisfaid the Scaresdefign to raife 3. new Regiments of Marines, which together with rhe 3. they have already on foot, will be put on board the Fleet wirh a greater number of Troops in cafe of need. According to our laft Letters from Maefiriebt, che Minifters of the Elector ofCo/egw, have declared to the States of Liege, that if they perfifted any longer to refufe the juft demands of the�ir Prince, he would be compelled to make ufe of Jhis Forces, for railing the fumm neceffary for putting that Country in a po-fture of defence ; and the French Generals having declared rhe fame tiling, the States have been frighted to a compliance, and granted 50000Crowns, and promiled icooro more, provided the nominal Troops of the Circle ot Burgundy may evacuate their Country. They have fent an humble reprefenration to che Elector of Cologn on that iubje�t, and a particular account of the exa&ions of the French Troops, but 'tis believed that the Gme will be :o no purpofe, that Prince being entirely inthe interelt of the French King, who has, as 'tis laid, conferred upon him the title of Genera] of ihe French and Spanjfh Forces on the Lower-Rhine and the Netherlands. The certmony of the Inauguration of Philip the a< Duke" of Bra-iant and Limiurg, was performed at Brufftlson the si it inftant, but che magiiiiicency thereof came very fhort of what they uteri to do on the like oecaljons. The Marquis of Bedmar, who reprefented che Kingf of Spain, intended ro fee oit yefterday for Ghent, where the fame Ceremony is ro be performed for the Country of Flanders. A Placaert has been published there for confifcating co the Kings ufe, the Eflare oC all the Subjects of che Emperor, which islooked upon as thefore-tunner of a Declaration of War A They write from Swit-eriavd, that the Imperial ind Spanifn Mini* ;