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Post Man (Newspaper) - October 22, 1802, London, Middlesex Niixnb. 1.041.- C C C C oft pail And the Hi&oriial Accbua�V&& From X&IWf&ap Octo Bcr 12, co tj^&tUE0&|jl-October 24 �:^!0(2. Fnmfhi Confederate Army before Liege, October 26. o N the loth inftant in rhe evening rhe ' Trenches were opened before rhe 1 Citfadel of this place, by 4 Engli/h ' Batallions on the Right, and the like ' number of the Duccn on the Left, ' and rhe fame evening our Men attacked an ln-4 trenchment of the Enemy, which occaiioned a dread-' ful Fire on both fides, but at laft the Fre-nch were * beaten from the fame, and having attempted to re- * gain that Port, they were repuUed with a confide-' table lofs, and wo had on oar fide about 20 men kil-Med^and $0 wounded. Immediately after that Afti-' on was over, the French made a Triple Salvo of all ' their Cannon and final! Arms, for a Victory they ' pretend the Marquis, of Milan has obtained over ' Prince Levis of Baden near Fredliegen. We carried ' out attack that night 37? pacer. The nil we con-' tin'ued to Cannonade the Cittadel with a greater * fire than the day before, and difinoanted all their * Batteries except a pieces of Cannon and 2 Mortars-' Thi fsme evening about 4 we began to throw fbme ' Bombs: into the place, and thereby fer on. fire oner "of.their Magazines, wherein there were 6000 Gra-' nadoes ready loaded, and a great quantity of Pow-' der, which was blown up with a mod dreadful * noife. We carried on oar Trenches no paces, and ' had no men filled, but 11 wounded. The Enemy ' made a. (hew in the night, as if they intended to ' come out and fall upon as, buc we made fo great ' upon them, that they could not effect their de-' fign. The 2*d our Batteries, which were more nu* ' ftterous than the which we impatiently expeS the ' cbnfirmatidn. The French in the Cbarireufe made ' rejoycings the finis diy far that ASion, which ' appears hitherto fomewhat like that-ofiH**r�. Our " Gnerafs were informed that Count Tallard was ad-' vanced towards the Maefe, and was to pafs it near, ' itamur, the next day to joyn Monfieur Beufftm. The ' 2}d, Monlietirife Cebtrn feeing that the Batteries had ' rrude a fufficient Breach, refolved to attack the ' Connterfcirp that evening, and 4 Batallions with ' a Detachment of joo Grenadeers on the Right,Com-' manded by Lieutenant General Sommersfelt, and the ' like number on the Left, under the Command of ' Lieut.Gen.Fagel,were appointed for that attack, which ' begun a little before 4 of the Clock in the afternoon. ' In the mean time our Mortars and Cannon continu-' ed firing till the time of the attack* with thatluccefs ' that 4 Magazines were blown up. AH things be-' ing prepared, and the Signal given, our Troops * came ou% and marched towards the Enemy without ' /(ring a ihor, and with fo mu:h Order a'nd Intre-' piJiry that the like was never feen, notwithftand-' injj the French fired briskly upon them.and actack'd ' rhr Coun'teifcar;* with fuch fury, that the Enemy ' could not defend,that Pofr.and abandoned the fame, ' but our men, inffead of lodging themfelves thereon, ' i;o^ into the covered way.paued the Ditch, mounted ' rhe iTreach, and took the place Sword in hand. The ' Gaveinour, who ,did, not expect to be l'o vigotbufly ' attacked, beit a Parley, but our Troops being al-' reijy in'the place, would not hearten to it, and had ' k i,l led all of'cm, if they had notthrown down ;heir ' Arms and begged quarter, ..which r!;;y ob:iined. ' ] iM'.-e nor time ro ^ive you a furdK'r -iccmnt of. ' this Glorious Aftion, which can hm'.iy be parril-'Idled v but I" mull doc forget rb t \V.s no;;c* ---.--r---:-r-h-r . . : ,r ' ' .� : ;-�  fe]yes to ' admiration, arid hive gri&aa immortal~honqVgi;ip.&,* ' very good Booty, fot irt-the Cafh of Trejfi|e��lone; 'there were jpoooo Fibrins in Goldapd SUv^?i*i>dC, ' Notes for 1 icooooFlorins,upoa ' in Liege, which are as good as Money. Qn�fr .Oftrt -' EngiiUi Grenadeers got 1000 I^ufc&Qts^ux'fcBag^ -' and I faw feveVal othew loaded with. Moaey. apd ch. ' thet rich Booty. Thi* iy a great encouragement 'ourTroops, who expe&likewife a rg^edyBtoty ia " the Chartreufe. Monfieur it VMwpeJ&Qvtwt ' our ef the Cittadeh and the Uv)Uho%iClfmfi ' were taken Prifonerj on the Breach} apd broughc 'to the quaneis of the Earl of^ Marlthrp.Mgh.� � 'There wer�- eight BatallJons in tke Cittadel,; " whereof 3 were French; The 6 m tteChartreufti ' aremeft Swttztrs, Liegeoit orffi/ifoj*/, whQ'�re liksr> " 'ly'to Lift themfelves iS'our. Army.>; ^^^'4^ . ' the. Chartreufe w�s inverted oh the/iQther;. fijl^ *of-'the Maife, by* 14 Squadrons, and,-: ydfcr4*�-. ' and this day we have been-^eryibafy ia �re'jgirjg^our 'Batteries, confiding ofyapieoesofCaonOa.sAJarge 'Mortars, and 150 for Grrimdaes�#^sifehil^yj:.fee- T , ' ready to morrow, and fo we hope tobAf^fter^yof.:. ' the place in 3 or 4 days at rhe fanheft. l.Wfr&ZYP ' not loft above 1 men ac the raking ofstjie Gtif�&e\i Fernet, OQober 10. The Imperial -andi^jrencfr Armies continue in their former; Pofts, and.nothipg material has happened' fince -out forineR, \>pj-jotkly: fome Rencounters among Parties. Th�i Freiilfh; rfe. , bard at work on the Lines they are cafting. op frorfli Gttaftif!*to Carpi, andi'tfsthought they Wi^ jgfi^^tfc' * their Winter quarters as foon as that wo/k� per-.-fcQcA. The King of Spain fee out the id irtftajjr, for;.  Milvns Letters from the- Imperial Camp 'teHus, thajf . the Marquis of Daviaj and theCffllenelSiE^^'.^nd),.. PaulDiack are fafely retamed from;theirsfujpi,i?jngi excur/ion in the Milwiiuefftaxi whence. ,jkeyi. ijivft � brought a very ricA Booty. Coottt~3frtjft iSsfetufnepV to Mantua to Command therein, the Siciu'rf* Ztctlavbm lying very ill. 'Tis fatd the French will put this-Winter i^Bitallions and liSijuadxons into that City and Goin. Frantkfort, October ill Our next Letters-frptn Bo-Jii are impatiently expe&ed, for the particu{�rsofthe -Battel fought on the 14th inftant, between the Ger. �maw and the French Rear iHiWa'�g��. Letters, from Fn-burgh of the 18th fay, that the French attacked the ImpenaliftJ with  great deal of vigor, and, put the, Cavalry of rhe Circles into a great confufion, taking. 18 or 20 Standards ; but the reft of the Imperial Troops fought with that bravery, that aftefc ,juj ob-"' ftinate Fight, which lafted 5 hou�, they repulfed the. Enemy, retaking all our Standards except 3, and taking 18, and 6 pieces of Cannon.from theFrericn^ whom they obliged to repafs the Rfe'�jw/,confirms moft of the particulars of that ASion^n which the Enemy had 4000 men killed upon the fporr and the Gerpiam about 2000, amoogft whom-is Count Furftenbirgh General of the Artillery, and fey.eral o-thers. The Prince. of . ^nfpacb was' Angeroufly wounded,,and carried to ftibitrgh. . * Paris, Oftober it. On the 17th Count Ck$[e*l arrived at Court*..with.advice that on �[the 1.4th the. Marquis oEFMart atrjeked Prince Lta^ of fatten neat . Fridlingeit, and after ai\. obftinate Fight obtained, the ;Vi&ory ever the Germans. - The 18th Count Aien brought the .confirmation of that A&ion with the particulars, which fliew that itwas warfa'IjT' dif-. . puted, and that hi the beginning we had all; the advantage, buchad not the lame luc^in the conclufion^ The account ptiblilE'd in ourGazttte implies the firr e ;