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Post Man (Newspaper) - January 8, 1802, London, Middlesex And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From CtJUtiDa? January 8, to &aCttt&ap January 10, 170a. Madrid, December 29. AN Exprefi from Barcelona has brought 1 advice, that the King has been very ill of a Fever , arid that they were a-fraid his Diftemper would prove the Small-Pox, but that on the ajrh in-ff ant he was without Feaver, and in a good way of recovery. The States of Catalonia continue affembled , and the King and his Miniflers have not been able to perfwade them to grant the fupply defiredof 'era, without the demands they have made are firft granted by the King, who is very unwilling to doit, becaufe he is advifed that they will lefTen his prerogative. There is a ftrong faftion in that Aflembly, which feems to be in the intereft of the Houfe of Aujhia. The departure of the King from Barcelona is very uncertain, and 'tis not known when the States of Arragon are to meet, or at leaft the Duke of Mont alto, who is to be their President, feems to know nothing of it, feeing he makes no preparations for hisjourney. Letters from the Havana of the 6th of Sept. fay, chat there is a great Mortality in the Squadron of Monfieur Coetlogm, and that he was failed thence with 5 Men of War for Fera&uz, but it was thought that the Fleet could not fail from that place till the Spring, becaufe of the ftrong Northerly Winds, which begin to reign in the Gulph of Mexico in the month oiOSober. There is advice that a Ship of the Squadron Commanded by Monfieur Chateaurenaud touched at Madera on the 5 tii inftant, and that the Captain having fpoke with the French Conful.flood oftf again to Sea to rejoin the Fleet and fail to the Wtft Indies; but fome are of o-pinion, that that Admiral will not go fo far, but Cruize for fometime off of thelfiand of Las Floret and Cuervo, the moft Weftern of the Azures, in hopes that the Gallions will come before the latter end of January. Our King having owned the pretended Prince of Walts for King of England, the Sieur Schonenkrg, who was Envoy here of that Crown, nas taken down the Arms of England that were fet above his Gate, and acts only as Envoy of the States General. Mittau, January *. We have baen for fome days in pain for the King of Sweden, becaufe it wasunknawn what was become of him, with the Detachment of his Army that purfu'd Ogimki, but now we have certain advice that hiiMajefty is come in good health to Keydan with 8000 men, and that he is returning koTilGt to march with his Army direftly to Warfaw. Qginski is retir'd to Cauen with his Forces, and 'tis faid the Swedes have publiflied a Placaerr, forbid-dirtg xb*'Lithuanians to ailift him, and promifed a reward of 1000 Rixdollars to fuch who fhould deliver him dead or alive. Hamburgh, January 13. All our advices from Ziw>-~nia and Courland confirm, that the King of Sweden having purfued Oginski as far as Keydan, was drawing together all his Forces, to march directly to unable te reftftthe Svedet. Letters from 9dg* fly* that they have found at Dunanumder Scbans 8 Mortars of Brafs, j of which are burft,8 of Iron, }2 pieces of BrafsCannon, being 14 pounders,} ijn pounder, lo 6, 10 3 pounders,! Cannon being 14 pounders to throw Granadoes,* 16 pounders for the lame uf 0,497 loCan-non Bails, 1381 Cartridges,300 large Grinidoes.jtff Bornbs,zoooG�nadoes to throw with the band ready loaded, 4939 of the fame unloaded, 184 Woolpacks, 121 Carcaffes ready loaded, with a great quantity of other Granadoes and Bullets, 109 Barrels of Gunpowder for Musket, a 199 Barrels of other Gunpowder for the great Guns, 18 Barrels of Saltpeter, j quintals of Brimftone, 5 quintals of Rofin, 36800 Musket Balls, 11257 Chevaux de Frize, with a great quantity of Shovels and other inftrumencs belonging to a Train, Waggons, Forges, Pontons, 5000 Nails and other things belonging to the Ordnance. They write from Copenhagen, that the Prince Royal called FredericCkarlet dyed there the 7th inftant,being 10 weeks old. We hear from Berlin, that the new Levies are carried o^ with all imaginable diligence* Paris, January 14. Our laft Letters from Swijfcrland tell us, that the Spmijb Ambauador has periwaded the Snitzers to own the King of Spain, and fupply that Prince with tome Troops for the defence of the Milanese, upon condition that one full Moiety of the Arrears due to them by Spain, amounting to 6izooo Crowns, (hall be immediately paid down, and the reft within a certain time. This advice requires confirmation, for tho 'tis likely that there are fome confiderable fteps made towards fueh a Treaty, yet 'tis not probable that it mould be fully concluded, nor that Spain is able to pay fo flrieat a> fumm. Letters from Madrid fay, that the King*of Spain has altered his Refolution of going next Sutticner for Italy, the Council being of opinion that hispre-fence is more neceffary in Spain, left the Malcontents, incouraged by the Englifi) and Dutch Fleets, which are likely to infeft the Sfanifb Coaftj, mould occafion an infurreQion in that Kingdom, which would be attended with ill confequences. Upon the repeated ad trices from Vienna and Italy, that the Emperor defigns to fend a Body of Troops into Kaflet, 'tis faid that the moft Chriftian King has or* deied fome Regiments defigned for the MHanet* to be Shipped off for Naples, from whence we are in-forma that the Emperors Party is certainly very confiderable. Our Gazette commends very much the Vigour and Courage the Duke of Mantua ex-preues,fhewing himfelf every day upon theRamparts, but was ;noi that Prince entirely in our interefts, People would take this Eulogy for a Banter, for certainly there is no great ftock of Bravery required to appear on the Ramparts of a place which is not befieged, and the>Duke of Mantua, whoft Courage nude fome years ago, fo much noife in Uvucary, ftood in no need of theipfipid flatteries of our Gazetteer. Our laft Letters from CountTbitfe advifed.that he was in great (height for Money, but w� we tela ;