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pass’d the River Wettec', and arrived within sight of A. G. Ausburg on the sth of September, (N. S.) having sent 1703.
some Officers thither before, to encourage the Inhaules
bitants, and the fame Night encamp'd close by it. Auslurg Upon the Prince's Arrival, the Magistrates of Aus-prefirved burg admitted into the Town, two Battalions of the by the Imperialists to strengthen their Garrison, and fired Prince of their Cannon upon the French and Bavarians, who
stood upon the Rising Ground, between Wellemberg
and Hainhoffen; and who dividing their Body into
the Elector and Mareschal marched to Bibor-
dwelling Houses, and by that means cut off the ve Water from Ausburg, which reduc'd the taking of
this Poft of great importance. The Prince there
fore ordered it to be attack'd, and soon forc'd the Jark
Enemy to quit it, and to retire towards Friedburg:
This done, the Prince sat down before Meninghen, Es
and in two or three days made himself master of it, etv which Conquest was attended by the surrender of are
Friedburg to the Count de la Tour, and the Castle of
Rottemburg to the Forces of Franconia. In the mid-' agena dle of those Transactions, the Prince thoughrexpedi
ent, that Count Styrum should pass the Danube, in Skrik order to the further prosecution of his design, and to
conttrain the Ele&tor to quit an advantagious Post up
on the Lech. Count Styrum having received his OrDu ders † broke up from Hausmeim, directing his march | Sept.20, ber between Hock flat and Donawaert, where he gave im-N. S. 3.mediate orders for laying a Bridge over the River.
The Elector, and the Marefchal, having Intelligence Count Sti32, of Count Styrum's motion, resolv'd to fall upon him, rum beaten
and to that purpose sent to the Marquis d'Uson, who by the was left to Command in their old Camp at Lavinghen, French, to come forth upon a certain signal, and fall upon
and Bavailing the Imperialists in the Rear, while they charg'd 'em
nawaert, and making the signal agreed on, were an-
A. C. who understood the meaning of the signal, imme.: 1703. diarely resolv’d to march and fall upon the Marquis,
before he was himself attack'd by the Elector and r., Mureschål. The event prov'd him to be an Expe
rienc'd General, for in less than half an hour he came within light of the Marquis, who had with him 18 Batallions and is Squadrons, and observing that his Horse were separated from the Foot, he advanced with some chosen Squadrons, and charg'd the Enemy fo well to the purpose, that they were utterly broken and routed. The Marquis d'Olon feeing his Cavalry deleated beyond any pollibility of being rally'd again, fled with his Foot to his Camp at Lavinghen, so that all his Men were in danger of being cut in pieces, had not the Elector and the Mareschal charg'd the rest of the Imperialists at the same time. Schuylen berg, the Saxon General, ftood their first brunt with a wonderful Bravery; but a Regiment of Barlith giving Ground, and the Enemy be. ing superior in number, Count Styrum retreated in good order to Nordlingen. The Action lasted from fix in the morning till four in the afternoon, in which the Imperialists, besides the lofs of their Baggage and Artillery, had above 2000 Men kill'd or made Prisoners. The French and Bavarians had, ar least, as many Slain and Wounded, tho' it must be own'd they remain'd Mafters.of the Field, and consequently got the Victory.
The Duke of Burgundy was arrived some months + Jan. 8. tbefore in the French Army under the Command of N. S. Count Tallard, and was in hopes to have taken Lan
dau by surprize; bur the Plot being discover'd, and the Traytors apprehended, he was forc'd to retreat to the Neighbourhood of Strasburgh, where he continued a long while, without attempting any thing. But now the Imperialists being all employ'd, either in driving the Duke of Bavaria out of his rapid Conquests, repelling back the Duke of Vendosme out of Tirol, or watching the motions of the Mareschal de Villars; Marefchal Tallard bethought himself of fitting down before Old Brisac, and carried the Duke of Burgundy to be present at the taking of it. That place was Invested about the latter end of August (N. S.) after a World of preparations made before hand, and Monfieur deVauban,the famous French Engineer, being sent
to assist at the Siege. Upon the 22d at night the Line A. C.
by the cuted. The Duke of Burgundy having left a nume
French rous Garrison to secure this Conquest, return’d Tri: umphantly to Versailes; And the Emperor's Affairs being in a languishing condition since Count Styrum's defeat, Mareschal Tallard was order'd to Besiege Landau, which he Invested on the 7th of Octo
Landau ber (N. S.) The Confederates knowing of what importance the preservation of Landau would be to
Befiegido the Common Cause, after they had dispos’d the rest of the Army into their Winter-Quarters, order'd the Hereditary Prince of Helle Cassel to artempt the raising of the Siege. He fer forward from the Netherlands, with twelve Battalions and twenty nine Squadrons, and having reached Altzey in the Palatinate with very long marches, was there attended by Count Nassau Weilburg, General of the Palatine Forces, in order to concert proper measures for the Relieving Landau, to which purpose he promised to meet his Highness between Frans kendale and Manheim. The French having notice of this march, fent away M. Pracontal with a Body of 10000 Men, and Orders to follow the Prince close at Heels, or rather to get before him if he could; and indeed the French General was so dilligent that he join'd Mareschal Tallard before the Confederates had any Intelligence of it: An Error that will hardly bear an Excuse, when Generals miscarry, or are deceived in their Intelligence of the Enemy's Morions! Upon the i3th his Highness encamp'd at Hoop Spier, within three quarters of a League of Spier, and four Leagues from Landau, where the rest of the Troops The Prince under the Command of Count Nalau Weilburg, joind of Helle his Highness. Upon the 14th all things were pre. Callel depar'd to attack the Enemy in their Lines upon thefeated 16th ensuing; but upon' the 15th, when his High
by the La
A. C. nessexpected to be joyn'd by a Battalion from Mentzi
of Nassau Weilburgh came riding full speed to the
the slain on the Confederates side, were number'd A. C. the Prince of Hesse Homberg, the Majors General Hocha
1703. kirchen and Tettau, together with 4 Colonels, 2 Lieutenant Colonels, 6 Captains, and several Infe. riour Officers; and a Major General, a Colonel, and some other Officers, wounded. On the French Side, M. Pracontel, and several of their best Officers were slain, and the greatest part of the Gens d'Armes cut in pieces.
As loon as this Action was over the French re.
The States General of the United Provinces not
patches from Germany, relating to the Dan-