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Post Man (Newspaper) - September 13, 1801, London, Middlesex And the Hiftorical Account, &c. Fro 11 &a ttttMp September i 3, to Xtttltiap September 16y1 701 Warfare, September 3. ^Hs Cardinal Primate has received an an-f.ver from the King of Sweden, to t(je Letter he wrote fome time ago to Prince, to reprefent unro him, that the Republick having religioufly obierved the Treaties of Peace with Sweden, they delired his Majefty would recall his Forces from CourUnd, and forbear all Hoftilities againft the Repubhck. The anlwer of the King of Sweden contains in general, that his Majefty has favourably received the Letter of his Eminence) and that he is refolved on his part to continue in amity with the Republick, bur that the late invafi-on of his Dominions by their King in time of Peace, without any manner of provocation, is 3 fuificient argument to induce him to take all poilible meafures for preventing th* like attempt, efpecially Jas long as the Troops are within the dependencies of the Republick. That Prince adds in general terms, Mac no body will be furpiizjd a: his conduct, feeing the Enemies he has to deal withal, do not think rhemielves bound by Treaties, and are led only by what they be-]i*ve, tho wichout reafon, sri effectual means to promote their private intereft. This anfwer was communicated to the King of Poland, who refented fome hard exprefllons therein ; and as one may conjecture from that anfwer, that the Swedes defign to poilefs themfelves of the whole Durchy of Courland, the King has Cent orders to the Gentry of Samogjtia, ana! feveral Palatinates on that fide to get on Horfeback, and repair to the Frontiers of Lithuania, to ioyn the Nobility of that Country, under Prince Wiesntwiski, in ordsr to oppofe the attempt of the Swedes. The Cardinal Primate and fome other Senators detired the King, that for removing the pretences of the Swedes, he would fend home his Saxon Troops, and not keep them in PruJJia as he intended, and we hear bis Majefty has agreed thereunto, by the follicitations of the Imperial Minlfter. Tis laid the inteftine troubles in Lithuania feem to increafe, and that the King of Sweden his offered his Mediation, for accommodating the fame, and to take upon him the admiruftration of CourUnd, during the minority of the young Duke, which gives great umbrage co this Court, and is like t� d� the fike to the Court of Prujjta. Hannover, September 13. On the roth the Earl of MaccksjiJd had audiencs of leave of this which he was conducted with about xo Coaches, and attended with feveral of the Englifli Nobility and Gentry. The chief Minifters and Officers of theElettor, received his Lordfhip at the foot of the Stairs, and conducted him to his feveral Audiences, viz., of the Princefs Sophia, Ele&orefs Dowager, the Elector and the Electoral Prince and Princefs. The Duke of. Zdl fets out the irth infbnr for Lot with the Electoral Prince, to make a vifu to the King of England^ but the Elector will not take that journey, becaufe of fome difficulties about the Ceretnon'ule. Our Letters from Brunfwuk fay, that the Duke of Wolfembuttel has begun to review his new Levies, and that having been informed of feveral reports fpreaJ abroad, concerning his defigns, his Higluiefs has publickly declared, that thofe Troops were his own, and not to be made over to any Prince, and deligned for fecuring the rights of his Family, and not to difturb any other Piince, and lefs (fill the Peace of the Empire, to which he would contribute his utmoft. The Danifh Troops in Saxony are matching towards the Rhine ; and we heir from Drejden, that the 5axon Forces which are expected from Courland, in taken into the Emperors fer vice. They write from Berlin, that the Coarr of PruJJia is very un-eafy at the motions of the Swedes, wh� are like co quarrel with them, upon pretence of the Saztn Artillery, which the Governor of Mcmel has receive- i:\:o that place. Pans, September 21. Yefrerday the moll Chrifrijn King, the Dauphin, and other Princes and Princdles of the Blood,went toS* Gtrmainsxo make a vilit to the late Queen of England, and the pretended Prince of Waltt+ and condole the death of the late King. *Tis confiime'd that rnis Court gives the Title of King to the pretended Prince of Wales. The Heart of the late King was" depotited on Saturday hQ, without a�y ceremony according to his deilre, in the Chappel of the Nuns of > Cbaillot, and his Corps in theChurcii of theBeriedictine Monks in the Subburb St James. On the 19'rh the King received aa Exprefsfrom Moniieur yilhroy with Letters of the 11 initant, giving an account, that our Army continues near the Oglio,'m the fame Camp as by our former, and that they are inlarging the Roads, filling the Ditches, cutting [down the Hedges, and making all other preparations to fall upon the Rear of the Germans, who as it is fuppofed cannot continue very long in their Camp. In the mean time, ordeis are given for biCisgmgCafiiglione,CaJlelgodofrttk and fon:8 other little Towns the Germans have poffeiTed in the Mantuan.Z Bitaihons out of the Garriionoi Mantua md a detachment of 5000 men more, with a Train of Artillery are ordered for that fervice. Prince Bugm con-* tinues to fortify his Camp, the better as 'tis thought to conceal his defign ot breaking tip from thence* Money growsevery day more fcarce.which. has obliged our Minifters to have recourfe to thair old fhifo,of railing the value of our Coin.TheLfww d'or coined by ver-tue of the Declaration of June the 8th 1700, and thofe" coined for the future are to be current at 13 Livers and the Crown Pieces at 70 Sols, and other pieces proportionably. The Lewis d'or Coined before that time fliall go in payment at n Livers,and the Crowns at 65 Sols, but fhall be received at the Mint at 12 Livers 10 Sols, and the Crowns at 67 Sols 6 Deniers, and becaufe there is no money in the Mint to Exchange thofe Species, the Dire6t�r of the fame fliall give Notes under his hand for the Species he fliall receive, which Notesfhall be current in all payments, and theKing promifes ro pay the faidBills as fa ft as the new Species can be Coined, or rather new Stampt. By this Artifice the Minifters intend that the King fhall have alraoft all the money in the Kingdom, and that befides the ufeof it, his Majefty fhall get 10 Sols upon every Lewis d'or and proportionably upon filver Species. For the very fame Lewis d'or taken in at i% Livers, and 10 Sols at the Mint, will by vertue of a new Stamp be given back to the owner at 13 Livers which will bring avail fumm into the Kings Coffers. The Merchants complained that this would put a ftop to all manner of Trade, but their reafons were not regarded, and the Court thinks to do them a great favour in giving them protection againft their Creditors. The Princefs of Savoy who was marriecTpn the 11 inftant by Proxey to the King of Spain, f�r!on the nth for Nice to embark for Barcelona on boara the Gallics of Naples. That Ceremony was performed in gteat fplendor and folemnity. The King has publikly own'd that we loft at Ghiari about aooo Men and 300 Officers. New orders are fent to our Generils to ufe all pofible endeavours to fight the Germain. Hague, September zo. The Duke of Zellarrived on Saturday night at Loo, with the Electoral Prince of Hannover, who is a Prince of very promifing hopes, and'tis faid their Highnefles will attend the King to Breda onTuefday next.where his Majefty is to review the Engltjb Forces, The Grand Signior has writrerf^Lettef to the King of Sweden to congratulare the great Victory he obtained over the Mujeovitis at tferva, wherein that Prince cellr his Majefty ,Jlul God has manifeftfy appeared ;