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E N T S. Munich.- Emperor publifbes a declaration against the powers assumed by nuncios, and promises to support the Germanic Church in all its rights.Resolutions of the ecclefiaftical princes against the encroachments of the fee of Rome. -Émperor's edict, laying restrictions on free-masonry.- Letters in favour of the Jews to the corporations of Vienna. Edict prohibiting gaming. Forbids all publications from making any mention of the Germanic league, &c.-Regulation of the numerous prostitutes in Vienna.Attention to the troubles in Holland. --New claim in preparation on the East-India trade of that country.

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Death of the King of Prusea. Some account of that great prince. Hospitals

for distressed old age of all nations endowed by him in Berlin. Temper and disposition softened and rendered more kindly by age. Leaves his fuccefor the beft securities to a kingdom, in a full treasury, excellent armies, and subjects strongly attached to the government. Popular measures pursued by the prefent King. Restores the German language to its proper place, in the room of the French, which had been used at Court, and in all public transations during the late reign. Patronizes the native literature as well as language. Prohibits irreligious publications. Forbids duelling, and erects a court of honour.-Persecution of the free-masons by the Elector Palatine, occasions M. de Born indignantly to return his diplomas, and to abandon the Academy of Sciences at Munich.-

Northern kingdoms. Dearth, and its consequent distresses, continued in both. Diet held at Stockholm, after an intermision of eight years. King of Sweden abolishes the torture. -Danish East India company resign stock into the hands of the king. Function between ihe Baltic and ocean, by a navigable canal drawn across the peninsula of Jutland. -France. Commercial treaty with England.

Attention to her marine and commerce. Stupendous works carrying on at Cherburgh, in order to render it a great naval arsenal. King visits that place. Religious prejudices happily wearing away. Foreigners of all religious persuasions and countries invited to settle in the kingdom, with the privileges of purchasing lands, and of enjoying the rights of citizens. Colony of Quakers and Baptifts arrive from North America, to settle at Dunkirk. Great encouragement to foreign merchants, artists, and manufacturers to settle in France. Measures already adopted in favour of the native Protestants, to be considered as a happy opening towards their restoration in a more perfect degree to the rights of citi

Edict in favour of the peasantry. Edi&t in favour of the subjeet with respect to perfonal arrefts, and the seizure or detainer of his property, under the local authority of cities and corporations in which he is not a refident. Singular instance of a Free Back of the Isle of France being elected a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Sciences.

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CHRONICLE.

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Births for the year 1786
Marriages
Principal Promotions
Deaths
Sheriffs appointed by his Majesty in council, for 1786

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APPENDIX to the CHRONICLE.

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Abaraxt of the Narrative of the loss of the Harewell East-Indiaman, Capt.

R. Pierce, which was wrecked at Seacombe, in the Isle of Purbeck, on the
coaft of Dorsetshire, on the 6th of January, 1786. Compiled from the
communications of Mr. Meriton and Mr. Rogers, the two chief oficers,
who escaped that dreadful catastrophe

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Extraordinary Gazette, respecting Margaret Nicholson's attempt to asasinate
his Majesty

[233 Letters written by the late King of Prufia, to the widow of Colonel Vantrofcke

(234 Account of the trial of R. Fitzgerald, Esq; and his associates, at Caftlebar, for the murder of P. R. M Donnell, Esq;

[235 Resolutions of the British inhabitants at Calcutta, relative to Mr. Pitt's Eat India bill

(241 A general bill of all the christenings and burials in the cities of London, Weftminster, &c. for the year 1786

[244 Account of the quantities of all corn and grain exported from, and imported

into, England and Scotland, with the bounties and drawbacks paid, and

the duties received thereon, for one year, ended 5th January 1787 [245
Prices of Stock for the year 1786
Supplies granted by parliament, for the year 1786

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Ways and means for raising the supplies

(251 List of the national debt to the 5th of January, 1786

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His Majesty's Speech on opening the parliament, January 24th, 1786 [254
The humble address of the lords spiritual and temporal, in Parliament allem-
bled, to the King ; with his Majesty's answer

(255 The humble addrejs of the commons of Great Britain, to the King ; with his Majesty's answer

[255 The speech of the Duke of Rutland, lord lieutenant of Ireland, to both boufes

of parliament, on opening the sellions there, January 19, 1786 [256 The speech of the speaker of the house of commons in Ireland to the lord lieute

nant,

, T E N T S. nant, on Tuesday March 21, on presenting the money-bills at the bar of the house of lords

(257 The speech of the lord lieutenant of Ireland to both houses of parliament, on clofing the Jeffion, May 8, 1786

(258 His Majesty's speech to both houses of parliament, on closing the session of parliament July 11, 1786

(259 The address of the lord mayor, &c. of the city of London, August 11, 1786,

on bis Majesty's happy escape from afajination ; with his Majesty's answer

[259 Treaty of alliance and commerce between Frederick III. King of Prusia ani?

the United States of America, ratified by congress, May 7, 1786 - (269 Convention between his Britannic Majety and the King of Spuin, figned at London, July 14, 1986

(262 Treaty of commerce and navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the

Mof Christian King, figned at Versailles, September 26, 1786 [ 266 The Prince of Orange's letter to the States of the Province of Holland, fent

September 26, 1786, in answer to their notification of his suspension from the office of captain general

(282 The King of Prusa's letter to the States General of the United Provinces, de. livered September 18, 1786, by the Count de Goertz, his majesty's envoy extraordinary

(284 The memorial of the general meeting of West India planters and merchants, delivered December 26, 1786

[285 Translation of the Emperor of Morocco's letter to the States of North America,

relative to a treaty tately entered into by that emperor with the States (288 Fifth report of the commissioners of public accounts, relative to the balance in the hands of the paymafter general of the forces in office

[288 Heads of the principal acts of parliament which payed in the fellion of parlia. ment commencing January 24, 1786

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CHARACTERS.

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Chara&er of Dr. Samuel Johnsor; from Mrs. Piozzi's anecdotes concerning

bim Short account of the person and character of Peter II. Emperor of Rusia;

and of his fifter the princess Nathalia ; from Mrs.Vigor's additional Letters from Rusia, written during that emperor's reign

3 Charakter of the Mogul Emperor, Shaw Aulum, eldest son and successor

to the famous Aulumgeer Aurengzebe ; from a tranjlation of the memoirs of Eradut

Khan, a nobleman of Indoftan, by Captain Jonathan Scott Chara&ers of the four fons of Shaw Aulum ; from the same work

4 샹 Account of the behaviour and conduct of Jehaundaur Shaw, after he became emperor

7 History and character of Lord Digby, by the Earl of Clarendon, froin the Supplement to the third volume of his State Papers

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VOL. XXVIII.

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NATURAL

NATURAL HISTORY.

Natural history of the different ferpents in the Eaft Indies ; from Mon!

F. d'Obsonville's elays on the nature of various foreign animals, translated
by Mr. T. Holcroft

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Natural history of the Ichneumon ; from the same work

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Natural history of the Thevangua, or Tatonneur, from the same work – 50
Particulars relative to the nature and customs of the Indians of North Ame-
rica, by Mr. Richard M.Caufland

52
Some particulars of the present state of Mount Vesuvius ; from a letter from

Sir William Hamilton, K. B. F. R. S. to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart.
P. R. S.

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Account of a new electrical fish; in a letter from Lieutenant William Pater-
fon, to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P. R. S.

57
Advertisement of the expected return of the comet of_1532 and 1661 in the
year 1788 ; by the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, D.D. F. R. S. and astronome
royal

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Observations on longevity, in a letter from Anthony Fothergill, M.D.F.R.S.

10 Dr. Percival
Result of some observations relative to army diseases, made by Benjamin Rush,
M. D. professor of chemistry in the university of Philadelphia, during his
attendance as physician general of the military hospitals of the United States
of America, in the late war

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USEFUL PROJECTS.
Observations on the use of acids in bleaching of linen, by Dr. Eafon 73
Experiments and observations on ferments and fermentations, by which a mode

of exciting fermentation in malt liquors, without the aid of yeast, is pointed
out, with an attempt to form a new theory of that process ; by Thomas Henry,
F.R.S.

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A System of Kentish agriculture, by the Rev. Mr. Hill, of East Malling,

Kent; being his answers to the queries proposed to him by the Bath Agri-
culture Society

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Culture, expences, and produce of six acres of potatoes, being a fair part of
near. seventy acres, raised by John Billing Ney, Esq;

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Account of the origin, progress, and regulations, with a description of the

newly-established bridewell or penitentiary-house at Wymondham; by Sir

Thomas Beevor, Bart.
On the use of steeping feed-barley in a dry season ; by Mr. James Chapple 93
Account of a new kind of cement, peculiarly hard and lasting, made from some
red earth or puzzolana, found in Jamaica

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ANTI.

ANTIQUITI E S. Description of Thebes ; fate of that city under the Perfian, Řoman, and

Turkish emperors ; the porticos, &c. of the great temple near Carnac ; the plain of Carnac, leading to Luxox ; remains of the temple of Luxor ; the magnificent obelisks, &c. described. From the translation of Monja Savary's Letters on Egypt, vol. ii.

97 A visit to the tombs of the kings of Thebes ; sarcophagi, &c. described; eb

fervations on the grand temple; parts of a prodigious colofal figure found among these ruins; the ruins of Memnonium, denoted by beaps of merble, &c. either mutilated or Junk in the earth; from the same work

101 Dr. Glass's letter to William Mar/den, 2/9; on the affinity of certain words

in the language of the Sandwich and Friendly Ifles in the Pacific Ocean, with the Hebrew

107 Observations on a picture by Zuccaro, from Lord Falkland's colležtion, fupa

posed to represent the game of Primero; by the Hor. Daines Barrington 109 Objervations on the antiquity of card-playing in England; by the fame 110

MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS.

The hot baths used all over Egypt, and the manner of bathing described, with

observations on the benefits arising from them ; on the women abe barbe once or twice a week; and comparisons between these baths and those of the ancient Greeks. From Monf. Savary's Letters on Eg ypt

118 An account of the Almai, or Egyptian Improvisatore, their education, dan

cing, music, and the passionate delight the natives take in these acreljes; from the same work

125 Some account of the private life of the Eg yptian women, their inclinations,

&c.; the manner in which they educate their children; and their custom of : weeping over their kindred; from the same work

124 Curious account of the chicken-ovens in Egypt; from the same work

128 Account of the Krimea ; from the Gentleman's Magazine

129 Taciturnity, an apologue, translated from the French of Abbé Blanchet 134

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Ρ ο Ε Τ R Y. Ode for the new year 1786, by the Rev. T. Wartor

1 36 Ode for his Majesty's birth-day, June 4, 1786, by the fame

138 Verjes supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, during bis folitary abode in the island of Juan Fernandez ; by W. Cowper, Esq;

140 Report of an adjudged caje, not to be found in any of the books ; by the fame

141 Ode to Edmund Malone, Esq; from the Gentleman's Magazine

142 Prologue to the Heiress, by the Right Hon. Richard Fitzpatrick 144

Epilogue

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