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A. D. 1710.
à, for King Philip. • And that ted, and together with the Fort the King would persuade his upon the Scarpe was surrendered Grandíon to accept the Partition ; the 27th and 28th. On the 15th but if he would not acquiesce, al- of July the Army invested Bethune, tho' he could not consent to declare and opend Trenches the 24th ; the War with his Grandfon, he would. Siege of which Place took them up furnish a Sum of Money towards till the 29th of August; on which the Charge of the War, to be con- Day the Town capitulated, and our tinued till he surrenders Spain and Forces took Possession of it Septemthe Weft-Indies to the House of ber the ift. The Siege of Aire next Austrin.' To which the Confede: the Capital, the principal Town of tes answer'd by Mr. Perkum, who Artois, was next undertaken ; and id a Visit to the French Minitters because St. Venant lay betwixt Beune 21. 1. That the Offer of a Sum thune and that Town, it was thought
Money was not acceptable, be- proper to take that also. Accorduse that would produce a separate, ingly the Siege was carried on at the it a general Peace. 2. That the Al- fame Time, and in 14 Days it. surs infifted upon having Spain and rendered. The Siege of Aire lalled e Indies deliver'd up according to longer, partly by Reason of the e Preliminaries. 3. And that the good Delence, and partly by Reason lies would continue the Conferen- of the frequent Rains which much s upon no other Article. July 11. interrupted the Progress of the Be. ey demanded another Conference, fiegers ; so that it was O&tober the it proposed nothing new. And 29th before it was surrendered. ially, on the 20th of July, in a
Which finished another very happy ng Letter to the Pensionary, expo- Campaign in Flanders. ilated upon the offers and Refusals, In Spain the Confederates were d in a haughty Manner declared very successful this Campaign. King was to no Purpose to continue lon- Charles arrived in the Camp near er at Gertruydenberg ; upon which Belaguer, (a Town seated on the + States resolved, July the 23d, River Segra towards the Frontiers hat no more Conferences should be of Arragon, which was taken the Id. And on the 25th, the French last Campaign) June 7. But the inisters returned home.
Enemy's Army,' commanded by The Operations of War in the King Philip, being much superior ean Time went on successfully. in Force to that of the Confederates, he Army took the Field in the he was obliged to caft up Intrenche iddle of April, and on the oth of ments to hinder their attacking him, at Month broke through the Ene- as they attempted to do on the 12th y's Lines which cover'd Doway, the and the 13th. But the Strength of bemy retiring in a great Fright his Camp diverting that Intention, yond the Scarpe, which River our they contented themselves with exmy also pasfed, and immediately tending their Quarters, and levying efted Doway,
On the 4th of Contributions in Catalonia. No no. ay the Trenches were opened, table Action happen’d till the latter d the Siege carried on with Vi. End of July, when the expected ur, the French Army lying all the Reinforcements being arrived in the ile in View of us ; and tho' they Confederate Camp, it was resolve
de a Shew of giving ours Battle, ed to meet the Enemy who were
A. D. which was fought on the 27th of within a Quarter of a League of Sa1710. July. The Action began not till Se- ragola, where they were attacked
ven in the Evening, for the Ground and defeated by King Charles on the
On the Con- wounded, and between 5 and 6,17
This Victory gave King Charles fiions were made for recover. Entrance into Arragon, where he their Loss, and the several Geder. advanced in large Paces after the were appointed their Compaats i Enemy. A Skirmish happen'd near different Parts for Divilion. "Ik Penalva on the 15th of August, chief Command of the Army wz wherein many Men were killed and reserved for the Duke de l'esbie, taken, and both Sides claimed the who was immediately dispatched Victory. But 'iis certain the Spa- with some Reinforcements fra niards' retired from Penalva with France, and the Queen and the l'ha such Halte, that King Charles, who were sent forward 10 Virreria ji marched thither the fame Day, eat lava, on the Road to France. the Dinner which was provided for King Charles, in the mean Tip: his Competitor. The Enemy con. held a Council of W'ar op te fit tinued their Retreat till they came of September, wherein he asked 33
rice of the Generals whether it were Dutch Forces might at least be al- A. D. nore adviseable to march into Ca- lowed to come to them, it was de. 1708.
lile, or Navarre? The Generals nied. And finally, all Hopes of Rey 4 gave their Votes for the former, inforcement that Way being extinind the Advice was follow'd : Al- guished, and King Philip's Forces ho' King Charles with more Pene- approaching, General Stanhope left ration hinted at the Importance of his Polt at Almaraz, and joined the ecuring Navarre, thereby to fut Confederate Army. ut the French, and the Difficulty By this Time the Enemy had in a hat might happen in fubfiiting the great Measure recover'd themselves, Army in Castile, where Provisions the Marquiss de Bay had marched re scarce. The Army advanced, a good Body of Horse from Estrend General Stanhope took Poster madura, and Troops were marching ion of Madrid, September 21. where from all Parts of France to Philip's he King also made his Entry the Assistance. Which added to the Dif8th of the fame Month; and soon appointment of the Portugueze, so fter fent a ftrong Detachment to changed the Face of Affairs on the Oledo.
Confederate Side, that this Campaign, The Duke of Vendosme arrived which had been so fortunate, proa the Enemies Army about the lac- duced a Winter which funk King
2 End of September. And King Charles's Power in Spain lower than
it impracticable to sublift in Caftile, King Charles sent to the Court of and therefore endeavoured to Portugal to desire their Army might treat, and, the better to effect it, march towards the Frontiers of Ca- took different Routes in Parties. Pile, to maintain a Correspondence; General Stanhope, with the English and General Stanhope, by the Queen's Forces passing by Briburga, a small Minister at Lisbon, pressed the fame Town in the Way to Arragon, haltwith great Earnestnefs ; and that Ge. ed there the 8th of December, and neral marched to Almaraz with 4,000 was the next Day overtaken by the Horse to meet the Portugueze, but Enemy, who bý long Marches folall to no Purpose. The Portugueze lowed close upon the Heels of the Army had been employed in small Army, and by their Power and InSieges in the latter Campaign, and terest in the Country, hinder'd any the Weather having proved very Advice to be given of their Apwet, the Marches were made diffi. proach. In this place he was surcult; and the Cavalry were all in rounded by the Enemy, and altho' very bad State. This served for a he made a very brave Defence, the Reason to that Court to refuse the Place was so weak, and their AmOver:ure ; and moreover, when Ge- munition so short, that he could not neral Stankope and the Dutch Gene. hold out any longer than the next tal urged that the English and the Day. General Staremberg was ad
A. D. vanced to Cifuentes, which lies a- January the 31st. And Balazztva!
1710. bout 30 English Miles from Brihuega, abandon'd February the 23d. Tos unand, upon Advice of their Danger, unhappy End had that Campaign
marched back to their Relief. He which began so gloriously.
Vendojme marched to meet the Count the Troops and Recruits that com
The Battle near Villaviciosa, be cers were taken. From these ite,
Field ; but urdertianding that the guedoc. - English in Brihuega were made Pri One Monsieur de Seifar, whet:
foners of War, and the Army want- been a Major-General in the fire ing Provision, they march'd towards King's Service, but happening Arragon the lith, leaving the Ene. taken Prisoner at Tourray in the dei my's Cannon for want of Horses 10 1709, was neglected by tha: CO2?, carry it off. The Enemy disturb’d and left to shift: He made Orezes them not in their Retreat, and there- of serving the Confederates, and fore were undoubtedly very much the Courie of Negociation, weakend in the Battle. Count Sta. took to assist in landing 3 Force remberg withdrew ali the Garrisons invade Languedoc, where the Nes out of Arragon, and arrived in the bourhood of the Camars ,h2. Beginning of February at Barcelona the Cavernois) gave him home with 11,000 Men. Gironne, which Success. Monfieur de sellist was besieged the Middle of Decem- that Country, and the Eitale om i bor, was surrendered to the French. Family lay near Port Colle;
ce was pitch'd upon for the In- tl.at Lord commanded for her Bro- A. D.'
Oppofition, made themselves The Duke of Marlborough at the iters of the Town and Mole the same Time had promised the same t Day, and marched to Agde, Regiment to Lieutenant - General ich they took likewise, But the Meredith; who being an ancient ke de Roquelaure, who command- Officer, had, according to the Usage n those Parts, march'd with 400 of the Army, a Sort of Right to goons and 2,000 Militia against the Option of it. But in this Case n. The Duke de Noalles alto ad- her Majetty being disposed to grant ced out of the Roufillon with 1,000 a Personal Favour, was displeased se, having each a Foot Soldier to be deny'd it. The General withind him. All which arrived the diew from Court, and with his 1 within four Miles of Agde; Lady went to the Lodge in Windsor ch obliged the Forces to draw Park; whither the Queen fent to
and go on Board the Fleet ; him in a few Day, and gave up the
of 50 Men, who retir'd not in the present, but the Behaviour of
they had been for some Years Opinion, that the Trial of Dr. Sachere, and threatned great Altera- virell was a visible Proof that the i.
Church was in Danger, and thereo give our Reader a right Idea fore as in London they assembled in in 'tis neceffary to look back Crowds on the ift of March at i the Events for a Year or two Night, and pulled down some Dif
sen ing Meeting Houses ; so all the hile Mr. Harley was Secretary Kingdom over they expressed their caie, he had obtained a large Rage againit Difenters. And the ce of the Queen's Favour ; at better Sort, to sew their Dislike of same Time Mrs. Hill, a private that Trial, made Addresses, declarclewoman, who was one of the ing their Loyalty and Affection to en's Attendants, had also by the Queen, and disclaiming all Prin. diligent and obsequious Service, ciples inconsistent with Pallive Obeer'd herself agreeable to her dience; and many of them feemed City. What Schemes the Secre to desire a Diffolution of the Parliaformed belongs not to
These Addresses came nubut the Suspicion of the private merously to the Queen all this Sum-k he was thought to be upon, mer, and created a general Discourse fioned that Smartness in the Exa- that the Parliament would be diffolv. ution of Gregg we have menti ed, and the Ministry changed, which
; and in Consequence of it his succeeded accordingly.