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Post Man (Newspaper) - September 6, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Hiftorical Account, &c. From ^attttftap September 6, to Xtt'efoay September 9, 1701 Loo, September 13. Efterday the Bifhop of Opiabrug Brother to the, Duke of Lorrain arrived here, attended by the Earl of Carlingford and a fmaU Retinue j and will accompany the King to DiercHi where the King intends to lie this -nigiu-, and dine ro morrow at Vorfi witfe the Ear J of Memarle. The Duke of Zell and the Electoral Prince of Hannover are expected on Saturday next at Deventir and the next day at this place. 'Tis faid here that the Alliance between- the Emperor, England and Holland is fully concluded, and that his Majefty will fet out this day fortnight for Breda, where having fpent fome few days in revjewingjthe Garrifons in thofe paits,his Majefty will fet out for the Hague, and after afhorc concinua-nce Einbatk for England. P. S. Juft now an Exprefs arrived from Prince Eugene, with an account thac the French haying attacked hisCamp,were repulfed with 3000 men killed1 on the fpot, feveral Prisoners, and a great many wounded, with the lofs only of 36 or 40 men of the Germans fide, and 80 wounded. Hague, September 13. We hear Don Quirosis ordered to prefent a Memorial to the States to acquaint them, that the Spamjb Troops being in a condition to defend the Spanijk Towns in the Netherlands, his Catholick Majefty was fending back the Auxiliaries he had takfn fromiraxM.and that his Majefty will neglect nothing on his part that may remove the jealoufie the States hive taken, by his Acceflibn to the Throne.The news of the advantage of thelmperialifis in Italy, caufts 3 ^jreat joy in this Country, for it will have a great influence on the refolutions of the Circles and Princes of the Empire, who are ail Jcept in fufpenfe, till they' feehqw Affairs are Jike to turn on that fide". Paris, September 34. 'Tis impoffible to exprefs the Confirmation of our People upon the1 news of the] new difgrace'we~receiVed in Italy the ift inftant. For as things were represented unto them, they expected nolafs but that the whole German Army was takeri in a nooze, and the Friends of Monfieur Filleroy looked ' very big with the profbeft of an imaginary Victory.' The Court keepj a profound filence on the particulars of that Action, but they own, that the Germans were fo intrenched, tHar is was impoffible to force rhem,and that we have loft about zooo men. Our private Letters make the lols more confiderable* and give the fbl* lowing account of that attack. " The French Army having paiTed theOg/z'oon the 29th *!tmt?, without any oppofltion, and gotlikewile over feveral Brooks, which parted the two Armies, the Generals held another Council of War, wherein it was refolved to attack the Enemy before they were reinforced by 2 Regiments of Foot making 4800 men, which were but within 1 days march of their Army; .The Brigades of Normandy, and Attvergnt began tflS attack of the Right Wing of the Gentians under the Command of Marefchal of Pillmj, while1 thofe of Burgundy and Britany did tijA �ke on the Left, under the Command of the Duke �f Savoy and Monfieur Gatinat. Our Troops behav'd themfelves with a great bravery, ftorming Sword in hand the Intrenchmerits of the Germans, but the Enemy made fuch a fire upon them from their Batteries with Cartridge-fhot and their fmalj Arms , that our Men were repulfed with great lofs. The Marefchal of Filleroy, wtio looted upon himfelf as chiefly cdacemed in this Affair, expofed himfelf as the meaneft Souldier, anct led the Troops thrice to the charge, but the night coming on and the Enemy continuing their fire with the fame fury at in the beginning, our Men were forced to retire out of the reach of their Cannon. The Dtike of Savoy wis in great danger qf his Life, his Horfe being wounded imder him,and having teccved feveral- ffhots in his Armour and Cloaths. The Regiments of Normandy and Saux iuffered very much, as did likewJfe all the Bataljions that engaged. Monfieur de Chafagnei Biigadeer of Fqotj Monfieur Roujfel Commiflary of the Ordnance, .and about 80 Captains, and 220 Officers were killed in that Action, and between a or 9000 common Somdiers. We have no exact account of the Wounded, but it mult needs be Very grear, and amongft them the Marquefs deDreux Son in law to Monfieur Chamtiliart Comptroller of the Finances. The Duke of Lefdigyiitres had. the bag wherein he wore his Hair cut off by a musket; fhot.The Courrier which arrived here laftn&ht,report--r ed that the Armies continued in fight, and j�at it wa$1 difcourfed in the Camp, that the next day they were to make another attempt upon the qtrmans, Camp, of which we expect an account with the urmofl impatience. No other Troops befides the French .engaged, for the Generals did not think fit to- put the halimhs uponfodefperate an attempt. They can give no ac-aceunr of the loll of the Germans, for the report we have that they loft 1200 men, is a meer conjecture which may prove groundleii. The Friends of Monfieur ViUery are very much mortified at this ill fnccefs, which is like to juftify the conduct of Monfieur Catinat, and reftore him to the Kings favour, That General was fo much concerned, when he was informed that the Marefchal of Vllltrvj was fent ro Command him, that hs Qjut himfelf up in his Chamber, and would fpeak to no body for federal hours ; but that will better appear by the two following Letters which he wrote to his Brother,wherein one may plainly fee that the King was difpleafed with his Conduct, contrary to what has been reported on thatfubjeft. From the Camp at Antigruto, Auguft 22. ' DearBro-' ther, I have received your Letter of the i�th infinity ' wherein yo^| communicate unto me, what they fpread ' againft me concerning the affairs of Italy. I have ' ufedray utmoft, tho the event is unpleafing an un-' acceptable. I ffeould write many Pages, fhould I go 'about to fliewyou how thofe difgraces have hap-* penedi the motives thereof, and how thofej faults ' � re come to pafs; but I muft noc inlarge thereupon, ' and I am very fenfible of the concern you have, for ' me: One cannot always be fortunate in War. 'Tl� ' a trade which depends much on fortune ; bat Hft ' the greateft grief I have in this fad juncture, proceed; 'from the confequences I forefee in relation to the ' general affairs of the State. Had I loft my own E-' ftate, I might more eafily meet with fome comfort. ' I received two days ago a Letter from the King, anil ' another from Monfieur Chamilliard, whereby t am ' -acquainted with the departure of Monfieur Fillertj; 'l am not troubled therewith, and, am ready bonifid*:-' and with all my heart to joyn my c^re, trouble, and ' the knowledge I -have of the Country, to contribute ' tb the re*tftmifhmtpt of'theGlory of the Kiogt Ants. % ' love my Matter and my Country, and I have thofg 'objects before me, in the midfl of mydifgrace, aai ' the diiTit'BfaQion the King has ttkeo, ef myfervict ;