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Post Man (Newspaper) - January 25, 1801, London, Middlesex Numb. S6r F F F And the Hiftorical Account, &-c. From ^atUrDapJanuary 25,to XutfdapJanuary 28, 1701. Frdncfc-rt, January 26. "*^Hey write from Switzerland, that ths Reformation of the Style which was refolved upon laft year in Germany, by the Deputies of the I^oreftanr -Princes, was received in Switzerland on the ift inftanr, but the Roman Catholicks of the Popifli Cantons taking an advantage thereof, and their Priefts alledging that Reformation as an argument to perfwade the poor ignorant people, that the Popifb. Religion was better, and that their Go-vernours being fenllble thereat, had made that (tep towards their Converfion, the Country people have taken a greac jealoufy thereof, and feem refolved in molt pkcesco Hand by their old-Style, and cauie A1-, fnanacks ro be printed at their own charges. This bretfd. fo'me confufion amonglt them; but 'tis hoped they will be foon undeceived, and convinced that the refem-.a-ioa of theiCalendar gives no juft advantage to the Paplijs. They continue to raile men in rhefe parts for ieverai Princes, and the Imperial Commiih-briers are providing their Magazines with all peflible diligence. The French Agents are very bufie in Germany, and notwithstanding France does not think lit to alter her lofty fl'ile, one may eiiiiy guefs that the French are more affraid of Wat than they have been fince the Pyrenittn Treaty. It mult be jionfeffed that they are in the right, when they Fear that Spain will prove their ruine ; for in fhort, how is it pofllble that France Ihould defend their own and the Spanifh _ Dominions, if they are vigoroully attacked by their Neighbours ; and who can pretext the SpavlfhWeft Indies againlt the powerful Fleets of England and Hoi-land, if thofe States would exert their power on Ihis important conjuncture ? Our advices from Henna fay that the SpanijhSucCeffiDn will be laid before the Dyer of the Empire, and they flatter themielves at the Imperial Court that the whole body of Germany will affile the Emperor in the prefevvation of h is Rights Upon the 4ivjperial Ffefs, and declare thofe Enemies that will oppofe his lawful preventions. Whether the event will be anfwerable to their expectation time will difcoverV but in the meaji wkiie they act at Henna as if they did not doubt tht concurrence of the Empire. Letters from Leip'fck fay, that they arc in great hopes of a fpeed/ accommodation be:ween Poland and Sweden.  Hague, January 28. The States of Hoilmd and WepfriezJand continue their 5e'ions, and arc chiefly taken up with the confideratfon of ih* Testament of the late King of Spa'n, and the Infractions of the Treaty of Partition by the French King. The Deputies of Utrecht* ire irrived fiere, with the o-pinions of their Province, but their refbiution is not like to be made publick, tifl all the other Provinces, efpecially thofe of Holland, have fent in their intentions, that none of the Provinces may have cauie to complain that they have been influenced by the examples of others. Out laft Letters from Sicily fay, (hat a French Gentleman is atrived there from Romi, to ofFsr unto ths Viceroy1 of that Kingdom a Supply of men andShips for defending tbatlftand,andas the fame offers have been made to the Viceroy of Naples, one �would think that Italy will in fome manner exhaufl: France, if the Emperor carries on a vigorous War on that fide, as his Minifters tell us he will. The French are of lace very preffing upon us, and would fain oblige the States to declare their mind on the affairs of Spain } but till all the Provinces have given in theW opinion, their High MightinefTes can give no pofitive anfwer. The Count de tnord, Amballad'or of France, 6egin$ to receive publick vi'lits and compliments orr his recovery, and as he wjs difcourfrng a man cF quality on the Spam'jb Succcffioq, he ufed fomeex-prelTions again!} the flow proceedings of the States, which that Gentleman" anfwered very mildly, telling his Excellency, that Treaties were a ferious thing ir| this Country, and therefore he ffiould not Wonder that people who minded to keep their word leli-gioufly , fliould take time to confider every thing be^ fore t/iey engage themfelves. Letters from France fpeak of feveral projects for railing Money, fo thae rhe French Nation are litre, very heavily, to feel the Duke of Anjuus accefiion to the Throne of Spain. The differences between the Count�rw�/? of Benthem, and his Brother Count Benthem SteCnfort, which occa-fioned laftyeir a rencounter between fome Palatine Troops and our own, are in a fair way ofaccommo-. dation, and thofe two Lords are come hither for that affair. The .Elector of Bavaria is reinforcing the Spanifh Garrifons in GelderUnd. . Bruffeh, February 1. The Officers of our Troops have again received orders ro repair to their re-fpective commands, upon pain of being cafhiered j and as the French Troops are at rhe Jame time in motion for exchanging th�ir Garrifons, People fuf-pecr; that there may be fome crher defign on foot, efpecially feeing rh; Marfhal de Bouffiers 11 arrived at Lifo from Parts. Th : Elector of Bavaria has received fome difpacthes from Vienna on the affairs of Spain, but the contents thereof are kept very private. The Spanifh Ambaflador at the Imperial Conrt has fent advice, that his Imperial Majefty is certainly re� folved to invade the Spanifh Dominions in Italy, and there is great caufe to fear, that rhoft of the Sutis of Luwpe, will joyn with the Emperor in this quarrel ; becauie of the jealoufies they entertain of the ambitious deligns of France. The fears of a War are as, great in this Country, as any where el.'e, and even greater too ; for inthatcafe.we muft prepare our felves to have both Friends and Enemies quartered upon us, and our Trade will be altogether at a ftand, whereas in the late War we drove a better Trade than ever. The Marquis de Bedmar and the Prince of Tilly have magnificently entertained rhe Sieur de P�ifegurm who is arrived here from France, to confer with the Elector and the Genera] Officeis, about the Fortifications of our Towns, and ro view rhe moft proper places for.the incamping of the French Armie*; buthow long that Officer will continue in this City, is yet uncertain. There is a repovr, that the Dutch Troops in our Frontiers are fuddenly to return home ; but we know nothing of it here, and the original- of that report comes from Franee. The great joy our People exprefled tipoh the firft news of the Duke of jfnjous acceflion to*the Crown of Spain, begins fome-what to .cool, and* our 1 aft advices from Madrid tell us, that many exclaim againft the condu 8 of the Regents, who fince the death of his late Majefty, have brought an eternal difgrace upon the Spanifh Nation, by their mean complaffance to the French, under whofe prore&ion they have put the Monarchy of Spain. As nothing was more proper for the preferva-tion of the Peace of Europe, than that the" Spaniards fhould ihew themfelves firm in their former princi* pies, tho they took a French Prince^rjje. War feemg now unavoidable, for the Council ofmeRegency having pulled off the Mask, and given jnft alarm to the reft of Chriftandom, it is not likely, that they will time to the new King toftnle hirnfelfin hi* Throo�i ;