Post Man (Newspaper) - January 6, 1802, London, Middlesex
Ntimb. 91$ S S S And the Hiftorical Account, &F. From Xttf(Dap January 6, to Xfttttfoa? January 8, 170 a. ti'gut, January i j. Ur Letters from Stockholm told us fome time ago, chat the Engiijh and 0�rrA Re-fidents had delivered to the Council of Sweden Letters from their Refpective Mafters, wherein they exhart his Sve-difb Majefty to hearken to Peace with the King of Poland and the Czar of Mufcov/, and defire ioovo Men for themfelves, the Emperor and their other Allies, in order to oppofe the dangerous power of the French. King, who having placed bis Grandfon on the Throne o�Sf�m^hteueniEw*ft with a general flav*ry, and aflumes a power of difpofing of Crowns, as it appears in the notorious inftance of the pretended Prince of Wales. The fame Letters told us that the Council of Sweden was debating thofe itrpoi- ' Electoral Houfe of Lunenburg, which is called by ah ' A3 sf Parliament to the Succeffion of the Crown 4 of England next to the Princefs Ann of Denvtarl and ' her lithe. The reafons the French Miniftcrs have 4 offered to juftify chat point are impertinent and fri-' volous, and it is the intereft of Sweden and the reft ' of Europe, that a Creature of France tony not wear 4 trie fiourifhing Crown of England, nor not fo much. ' as to be fuffered to wear the bare title of King of ' Great Sr/tojn.Thefe Reafons are fb weighty,that 'tiS likely they are the very fame as have determin'd the Council of Swe'den, to advife their Prince to aflift the Emperor, England and Holland: and, they fe^l us from Riga, that this is the fubftance of their refolution, upon which we (hall obfetve; that if ope of themoft remote Nations in Europe from franu and Spatnt thinks herfelf indangered by the union of thofe fwoCrpwns, and by the bold fteprhe Jiench King has made towards letting up the pretended. Prince of Wales on the Throne of�r^/W,what opinion muft we have of ibme of our Neigabours,whb being nearer the danger, and therefore more immediately concerned to provide a-gainft it.yet fufier themfelves to be lulled aflesp by the artifices of France, giving her a fufficient time to prepare herfelf to defend her unjuft acquiiitions. Our Letters from Mfrr*� fayj that the Sieur de Bonat Am-baflador ot France has omitted nothing to divert the Swedes from thofe favourable difpofitioru, and engage them either to declare for France, or at leaft to ftand Neuter,, and fend no affiftance to the Emperor ; but 'tis hoped that his Swedijb Majefty will ,rather be influenced by the advice of his Council, than the Infi-nuations of loma men.who feam chiefly acred by theii own private intereft or animoltties. Amfierdam, January 13. Our Letters from Hdm-burg, Revel. Liboumd MemelteW us, that the King of Sweden is advanced into Lithuania, with a detachment of 4 or 5000 men, and that he hashed feveral rencounters with the Lithuanians, but thofe account* are fo very different as to the fuccefs thereof,that we do not know what to depend upon. Some Letters fayi that a 000 Lithuanians were killed in one afiion, and that Ogtnski was forced to quit his Horfe, and betake himfelf to a Wood. Others fay, that the renconnter was very bloody, and that Lieutenant General Reinfchild, and fome other Officers of note were wounded near the Kings Perfon. Letters from the head Quarters of the Swedesof the 31ft" pafi vary as much as the former Letters, anddo not agree abbot the march of their King; who according to' fome is* gone dire&ly to Wildd, arid to KMtn according to"