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Post Man (Newspaper) - October 18, 1801, London, Middlesex .iiv.4 ihc Hiflorical Account. &c. Froni&atlu:&&? October i 8,ro �UiiDap October 21,.17.08, Liibn.nw, S;pt;.Tib.*r 17. ^He/ have been here for feveral days under an unfpeakable confternation for fear of the Englijh uui Du/eb Fleer, and tor thefe tnu; vveeks lince, we hav.- feen every day fuppofed Courn'crs Ofir rbar rh-jrl;lecc was arrived Upon our Coafts. This hi heating the Allarm an:; �or immediately on'Horieback wifhrhe Ge-tiera{0.fi_ers,as if chev hid known nothing of rb- de-fign, and havirrj viewed rbed/fponVion ofrheTroops, fenf. them back to their quarters. An ��g/#J> Fr'igor arrived atC�fc.�V on the 'iorh ;n/hnr tvtfh aPacket for the Englijh Envoy,who had rhe ricxtday an audience of the King, in which, 'tis laid, rtat Miniirer de-fired a polirive anfwer from his Majefty 01 the Treaty he his concluded with and Spa/�. The Kinj1; would have likely deferred returning his an-f*ei for lbme days longer, but upon advice that Count Chxteaurenaud wa\ arrived the fime day at the mourh of rhe River with Squadron from Br:J!, the J&cretVy of State figi\ilied in wriring ro the Envoy of England, that his Mafter could not depart fro:n the Alliance he had concluded wirh France and Spain; but that there was nothing therein contrary ro rhe Treaties between his Crown and England,with whom he was refolved to live in Peace and Amify ; and that his Portuguefe Majefty had entered into no otiier Engagement wuhFrtmle and S?.ri�,bur only not ro admit into his Harbour/any men of War in Fleets or Squadrons that may be ddigned againft the prelent King of Spain, and give no paflige through' his Territories to any Troops robe employed againft his Catholick Majefty. This anfwer was immediately font to England by rhe. way of Cormtna uni likewife by Sea. On the 33d Count Cbateaarenaud came up rhe River, and his i+Ships wirh 3.others come from Cadiz, were drawn into a lin-'.vith 12. Portuguefe men ef War and lo.Fire-fhips, which made a fine {how. We expect ^..otber ma or War from Oporto, and as our Forts are Very well provided, and our Coafts guarded by above 30000 men, we 3re in a manner recovered from the confirmation we have been under. j.Ingeneers arrived here yeflerday from France, and fevera! others are exp-tred with a good quantify of Ammunition! Count Chaceauren.-.u.i waj'Compli-inenred upon his arrival from the K'ng, who lent him great ref reQiments, and the Gentleman who was lent on the errand having told hirt;, the great fears they were under before his anival, that Admiral anfweredhim that he found fctay were pleated on both fides, owning rbjclie .vas very glad ro b* in their River, having b.-en very much afraid ro meet with the Englijh Fleet, and that they would oblige him to ftrike, which would have forced him ro an unequal fight. Several Engii\h and Dutch Merchants are already gone ;>.vay, and the reit are preparing to retire, having lent away their efT-Jts, tho fhe Government has a/tWed rhem rhtf the War fliould break out, thev !h >u!d enjoy die lame liberty as rhey did before. The C mat of St Vincent U appointed General of our Se� i-orevs. and the Frtmh Admirals are to obey hi,n. Signals, the Ifanduiij Troops and �Milifia Lihii, O'ctober i r-. The Swedijh Army broke RuB rhe Sth inltanr from Gnbin ; but we hear they continue frill wirhin 3.Leagues of that place. The Sieur de Crontnturgk, Envoy extraordinary of the States General, ruvii)>j been defwed by rhe King of Sweden ro coins'co his Camp, let out on the ^thlnftant from and arrived here this day. intending to fet on! ro morrow for the Army ; and this makes us hope,that hit Swidijh Majelly does at laft give ear to the Friend-fy advices of thole Princes, who have interpofed their Medialion, to reftore Peace on this fide The relb-luh'ons of rhe Poles are likely to contribute thereunto, for if rhe Republick would enter into an Alliance with rhe of Mnjcavy iigainft Sweden, his Swedfi Maje'fly would find it a difficult point to mainrain a War; whereas he can make now a glorious Peace. Several Lxprelks are arrived in the Gamp from Ijvo-ma, wir'i advice, rhac rhe Mnjcovit?! have made an inroad info that Counrry, anil Uelhoy it wUh Fire arid Sword ; whereupon 4000 n)en have-been detached from the Army, and loco from the Garn'fon of to join rhe Swed.'jh Troops, and rhe Mi'liria of Linjotiia, in order ro flop rhe Mujcovitei, and beat them back into their own Country. The pafTes on riie itronrivrs have been likewile Teinfcfrced, to prevent the Enemy from penetrating into the Country. They continue to fortirle this place wirh an extraordinary" diligence,and the Smd-jh CommifTioners lend a great quantity of Corn, and ufher Provinons ro Riga. T/ie Clviltioubles continue in Lithuania, and 'tis Confirmed, theHoufe of Snpiiha has delired rhe prr>-Ceciion of the Srveder. The Dunamundtr Scham holds out (HI!, and the Governour feems refolved to defend himfe'.'f ro rhe lair extremiry. Hamburgh, October sr. Letters from Pernati of the 23d paft fay, that the Mujctvitis having undertaken to make an incurfion into Livenia^v^tt beaten back with rhe lols of 6=00 men ; but 'tis believed this is the fame news we had fome rime ago h\ Letters from Riga. The King of Prujjia is fending; an Envoy extraordinary to the Kirg of Sweden, to offer his Mediation between his Majefty and the Kin;; of Poland. Theftormy Weather we have had of late, has hindered the Dam'Jb Foot to imbark for Holland. The King of Prujjia has laid a Capitation upon all his Subjects, which will bring a vaft fumm. of Money into his Coffers. H.Tgue, Oftober i: i� .v readinej's ;