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Post Man (Newspaper) - January 16, 1801, London, Middlesex Numb. 8^7 FFF And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From Xftttttoay January 16, to atttEtfayJanuary 18, 1701, Madrid, December 30. ~^He Sieur Schonmbtrg had Audience on the :orh inftant of the Queen, and condoled the ie*rh of the late King in the name of the King of England. The faid Envoy is to have another Audience in the name 1 Stares Genera!, to pay the fame compliment . arid deliver a Letter from their High Mlghtiiielf-'s, ia ;nfiver to the Letter fent to them by the Qu<;-..'. .withe Regents. That Letter contains a fort of Paiw^yrick on his late Majefty, and the States vx^Jie/j in lively expreffions , their grief for the death of a, Prince, whole Life lb important for the ;.ra/crvario.i of the Peace of Europe. They re-turii thinks to the Regency, for the ailurancss they havein-'.-ii them, that they will carefully p-eferve the good correlbondence that-has been for lo Jong a time befvi-jii Sp.tin and the St�tts, and allure them that nothing Inali be wanting 0.1 their part,to cultivate the fame. Tiiey make no mention or the new King, but only tell the Queen, that they cannot anfiver the o-ther part ot the Letter of the Regency, till they have the opinion of the feveral Provinces of their Repub-lick. The Duke of Harsourt, Ambaifadcr of France, has haipublick Andiance oftiie Queen and Regents, ' and b-ing prefenf'in Council, reprefented the great ' danger the Spwfh Dominions in Italy were ex-' pofed to, became of the preventions of the Empe-' ror, who defigned do invade the fame ; and delired 'that for th*lecurity of the Milam fe, the Regency ' would pive orders far tron/porting into Spxin the ' G�rma<; Troops that are in the Dutchy of Milan, and ' tint tfuy would fsnd into that Country the Regi-'ments ojftfcj feveral Provinces of Spain, which are ' ' Only defigned.for the defence of the faid Provinces. ' He u/*4 feveral Arguments to fhevv the necelfity * of doing fuch a thing, and tlr; Cardinal Portocarrero^ ' according to his cufiom, feconded that motion ; but ' the other Regents,and in particular theDuke ofMon-' talto, Prefident of Arntgon, o^pofed.the fame, and 'told the AmbahWdr, that according to the privi-' ledges of the faid Provinces, thofe Regiments could ' not be fent out of the Kingdom. The Duke of ' Hxrcourt was very much difgufted thereat, and told ' them, fomewhat in pidion, that in fuch things ' wherein the Will and Service of their new King were 'concerned, priviledgcs ought to be laid aftde. This ' declaration occafion? many reflections, and * the 'Spaniards feem afraid, and that the French ftyle, Le ' Roy le rjiut, the King will have it fo, .will be inrro-' duced among them. The French AmbafTador is gone to meet the King on the Frontiers, and the -Officers of the Houflnld are upon their departure. We have advice fromCeitta, that the King of Memo-is marched againft the.4lgerincs with .an Army of 75002 men. Vienna, January 8. The "Popes Nuhtio hps had audience of the Emperor, and delivered unto him a Letter from his Matter, wherein his Holmefs endeavours to diffwade his Imperial Majefty from entering into War upon account of the Spamfi Sux-ceffion, and offers his Mediation in that affair. 'Tis faid the Republick of Venice is to do the like ; but un-lefs Bigottry prevails upon good Politicks, our Forces will certainly march into 'Italy, and they know very well, that the bed way to treat with France is to do it: Sword in hand. All our recruits are compleated, and money is iflTued out of che Treafury for augmenting each Regiment with 4 Companies* We .hear oar Negotiations in feveral Courts of the Empire have fucceeded very well, and th,ar molt of the Princes have promifed to aflift the Emperor with all their Forces. The Exprefs difpatched by our Envoy at Paris, brought advice of the march of the French Troops for the Milanefe, and that great preparations are making in that Kingdom for maintaining the Title of the Duke of mjoh. Milan, January J. On Thurfday laft the Count de Tejfe arrived here from France,in a Coach of thePrince of Vaudemont,which had beenfent for him feveral miles out of Town. He went-directly to the apartment, which has been fitted up .for him in the Palace, and has received the compliments of the Nobility and General Officers. Thar General reports, that 60 Batallions and 80 Squadrons of the Troops of his Mafter are on their inarch forrhis Country, which are to be commanded in chief by him under the Prince of Vaudemont. The Duke of Sa/?o, Son to she Marquefs de h: Balbaxes is arrived here from Spain, and has been received by bur Governour, with all poffible marks of efteem, tho there is a ftrong report that he is to fuc-ceed him in the Government of this State. Expreflcs are fent to all the Courts of Italy, to acquaint thera with the Emperors defigns upon this Country, and in the mean time we take all poffible precautions for am defence. The Venetians are reinforcing their Garri-fons, and feem refolved to wfufe paffage to the Im-perialifts. The Court of Turin is very much preffed by the French to declare thernfelves, the moil Chri-ftian King being not fatisfied that the Duke of Savoy fhculd ftand Neuter in this great affair. Hamburg, January 14. The Swedijb Govemoursirl Germany have received Litters from the King of Sweden, giving an account of his great Victory over rha Muscovites, but they contain no particulars of that iin-parallelled Action, his Majefry telling them, that he will fliortly cranfmtt to them a full account thereof. We hear fromB�r//�,that great rejoycings will bemade throughout the Dominions of the new King of Prujjia, upon the 18th infhnt, being the day of his Coronation. The Troops of that Prince are in motion, and we hear 7000 of. em are to joyn the Danes in the f-lectorate of Saxony, and march to the affiftance of the Emperor. They write from Warfaw, that there is great likelihood that a Peace will be foon concluded between the King of Sweden and the King of Poland. Thofe Letters' add, that the Envoy of Wolfembut^el does not find his Polljh Majefty difpofed to concern himfelf with the Ninth Electorate, and that there is a report , that as foon as the P;eaee is concluded with Ssoeden,thzt Prince intends to fer^jf-molt of his Troops into the Emperors Service. ,, Brujfels, January 11. The Obfaquies of the late King of Spain were^erformed on Monday and Tuejdaj laft In great ceremony, but there happened a difference about the Ceremoniale, which makes a great notfe in this City, and divides the whole Court. On Sunday the Knights of the Golden Fleece met in the Houfe of the Prince of Ugne, and refolved that the Manfoleum being confidered, as if the Corps of the late King was actually there, they ought to own no Superior. They agreed alfo how they mould appear in that ceremony. This rrieeting was held withjjuc acquainting the Elector of Bavaria therewith, thp he is a Knight of the fame Order, and has a Commiffion to prefidVin all- the FunSions relating to the faid Order. His Electoral Highnefs having had fbme no-'ticeofit, fent a Gentleman to the Prince of Befgues to know of him what they had refolved in that meeting, and be anfWed, that they had debated how they ;