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POLITICAL SUM Aid tl i". RECOMMENCEMENT OF WAR IN THE NORTH. O/cr. A RAT I ON OF WAR BY THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA AGAIJJST FRANCE. — INTERVIEW nET w 8 NTH E SOVEREIGNS OF RUSSIA, AUSTRIA, AND PRUSSIA, AT PRAGUE. THE Diana packet arrived at Harwich on Thursday evening, with Mr. Sylvester, the Messenger, who reached Loudon oil Friday morning, with most important dispatches.- He left Reichenbach on the 13th inst. The Austrian Declaration of War against France was announced on the morning of the It th, and passports were nt the same time sent to the French Plenipotentiaries. The Russian army immediately began to move at different points in several columns. The Emperors of Russia and Austria, and the King of Prussia, were at Prague, the common headquarters of the Al- lies; and Lord Cathcart, when the Messenger left Reichenbach, was getting into his carriage to proceed also to Prague. It is said in an ar ticie from Berlin, that the first operation in Silesia was the capture of Bresfnu by the French, who/were subsequently driven from it by the Allies wilh the loss of twelve pieces of cannon, but it is obvious from the dale that there could he no foundation for this rumour, as hostilities did not commence till the 17th, after the expiration of the six days uofice. If is reported, however, that a great battle was expected in Lusatia about the 20ih,alld to thai a fUflher rumour has been tacked, or rather an wfercnce drawlI, that the French wercsllC- c cessful because it is said that on the 25th the French fleet in the Scheldt were dressed in co- lours, and were saluting. Whether this latter statement is a fact or not, or if it. was so, to what it referred, we are unable tn ascertain. Many rumours will, of course, now be put iiito circulation, which it will be impossible either 10 affirm or contradict, unlit sOllie intelligence is received on which reliance can be placed.— The intelligence respecting Denmark is con- < tradictory. I I is slid tliit two of ii-ace trom Denmark were sent to Heligoland, and that the contents of the dispatches were brought over here in one of the packets. No- | ihii.g however has transpired respecting thell. object. A gentleman who came in the packet which brought Mr. Sylvester, and who has been during the last four months in Russia, estimates tfie f orce of that kingdom al 200,000 men, and that of Austria, including Ihe Hun gnnan levies, at 250,000. These numbers, we are afraid, are exaggerated, hut there is no reason lo believe that the united force of the Allies can by any possibility now be inferior to thai of the French. The laller is estimal ed, in letters from Goltenburgh, at from 280,00010300,000 men, and the united force of Russia, Austria, Prussia, and Sweden, must ue at least equal in number, if not considera- bly superior. Bonaparte is known to have been desirous of renewing the Armistice but he wished to induce the Allies, fo consent to a renewal for a definite period, before they entered upon any terms of negociation. And Canlaincourt began hyan insolent declaration at Prague, that the Armistice mmt be pro- longed before he could open his commission. This -proposal was instantly and indignantly rejected, and Austria demanded of the differ- ent Plenipotentiaries the basis upon which thev were willing to treat in a Congress.— Russia and Prussia delivered their united basis. Bonaparte, it is said, declined giving in any, biif waited to receive a proposal of Austria.—■ Austria transmitted her's, which was the eva- cuation of the Prussian fortresses by the French and, according to report, the removal of the French troops to the Rhine, the abandonment of the Rhenish Confederation. and ggncrally the evacuation of all those parts of Germany seized by the enemy. This projet was trans. mitted to Bonaparte with an intimaliou that the Emperor of Austria would expect a reply before the 101b of August. No reply was re- turned, and the Armistice was denounced on the 10th. Austria declared war on the Illh, and Canlaincourt and Narboune immediately received their passports. Whether Bonaparte expected Austria to take 40 decisive a pari against him, is is impossible to know but a Ielrer from the Russian head-quarters states, that much discontent prevailed in the French camp at the prospect of the renewal of the war with the addition of another powerful enemy—and that Bonaparte had received a deputation from the Senate, intimating to him, that if Austria declared against France, the tranquillity of the interior would be in danger.