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ever, assure the public, that it is not the less genuine
and authentic for that; and we can further assure them,
that we have never presumed to differ from the com-
mon and official accounts, but where our information
proceeded from so superior an authority as to leave not
a doubt but that it was right. Some explanation will
also be found in this volume, of certain political tranf-
actions, which have appeared in a mysterious light to
most persons; but these affairs will be still more am-
ply elucidated in our next volume.


On the literary parts of this volume, the usual attention has been bestowed; and we trust they will not be found inferior to our former endeavours in these des partments,

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THE Hifery of Knowledge, Lecrning, and Taste, in Great Britain, dar.

ing she Commonwealth and the Usurpation of Cromwell,

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Great Britain. Short Retrospect of political Transactions from the commencen

ment of the War. Humiliating Proposals of the French Republic to appeale

the Refentment of the Britijl: Cabinet. Offer on the Part of the Republic so

relinquish her Colonies to Great Britain, as the Price of Neutrality. State

of Affairs at the Conclufion of 1795. Meetings of the Corresponding So-

ciety. Outrages offered to the King in his Way to and from the House of

Lords. Examination of Witnesses at the Bar of the House. Proclamation

for apprehending the openderit. Proclamation againy Seditious Meetings.

Lord Grenville Norton in ihe Lets for a Bill for the Prefervation of his

Majejty's Perfon, end Government. Debate on that Motion. Bill read a

second Time Nr: 'Pia's Motion in the House of Commons for a Bill to

prevent Seditious Meetings and Asemblies. Warm Debate on that Bill.

Mr. Fox's MokionLos na Call of the House. Mr. Dundas's Declaration

that the prime Bid's had been in Contemplation before the Outrage against

the King. Debates in the Lords on the Commitment of Lord Grenville's


. Amendments proposed by the Duke of Leeds and Earl of Lauderdale.

Lord Grenville's Bill passed in the House of Lords. Public Meetings in

Opposition to the two Bills. Lord Grenville's Bill read a first Time in the

House of Commons. Mr. Sheriilan's Motion for an Inquiry concerning

seditious Meetings. Further Debates in the Commons on Lord Grenville's

Bill Debates on Mr. Pitt's Billain the House of Commons-in the House

of Lords. Refieiiions on tkese Bells. Never yet ailed upon by Miniftry, 3

The Budget. Eftimates. Taxes. Debate concerning the Loan. Further

Debates on t?s Subjeft. Moricu for a Committee of Inquiry concerning it.
Close Committee arioined. Report of the Committee. Debate on the Report.
Motion refpefting the fititiols Hamburgh Bills dracon by the Treasury.
Debates of the vote of Credit B:llIn the Commons--- In the Lords. Op-
position to the Tax on Tobacco-To ihe Horse Duty. Tax on Callicoes given

Debates on Collateral Succession Tax. Tax on Landed Succeffion

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Mcfiage from the King relative 10 Peact: - Debates on that Subject- In the

House of Commons-- In the House of Poids: 4r. oscylos Notion for Peace

- Rejected. Jaron War. General: A Leadinou that Subje&i.

wir. Sherrian's Diction for Papers relative to the West India Expedition.

Succeifice Debates an ihis Subjeik. Motion relative to 11. Sombreuil, and

the Quiberen Expedition,


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France.- Preparations for the Campaign of 1796. Revolt of the Chiefs of

the Vendée. Proclamaticn of Stofei. Death of the rebel Chiefs, and final

Submission of the insurgent Departments. Opening of the Campaign in Italy.

Command of the Army given to Buonaparte. Aitack of the Combined Armies.

Victory of the French at the Battle of Monte Notte. Battle of Millefimo.

Brace Defence of the Piedmontese General Rovera. Defeat of ihe Buftrians

with the Loss of ten thousand Men. Surprize and Resule of the French

et Dego by Marshal Beaulieu. Ceva taken by the French. Retreat of

Count Colli across the Stura towards Turin. Difeat of the Piedmontese

Army at Cherasco. Sufpenfion of Arms demanded by the King of Sardinia.

Peace concluded between the French Republic and his Sarilinian Wojely at


. Conditions of the Treaty. Refle&tions on the Treaty. Obfervations

eft the Mode of Conducting the War. Evacuation of Piemont by 1 shal

Beaulieu. Poffefion of the Piedmontese Forire;es by the French. Propa-

rations made by Beaulieu to prevent the Passage of the Po ar ļalenza. Pas-

Jage of the po by the French at Placentia. Defeat of the Auftrians at


. Repulse of the Auftrians at Codogno. Death of General Lahorpe.

Armiffice solicited by the Dukes of Parma and Modera. Defeat of the

Auftrians at the Bridge of Lodi. Conquest of Lombardy. Causes of the

Dijcontents between the French Republic and the United Sta!es of America.

General Washington's intercepted Letter to Mr. Worris. Representations

made to the French Directory to prevent an immediate Rupture. Rise and

Progress of the Discontents in Holland. Negotiations of the discontented

Party with the French Government. Asembly of the Dutch Convention.

State of Parties. Declaration of War against England. Propofitions

made at Baße by the English Ambasador for spening a Negotiation wih

France. Remonftrances of the French Directory with the Canton of Enlle.

Euroy Extraordinary fent from Bajie to Paris. Appointment of a Minister

of the Police. Troubles in the South of France. Irisurrection in the Dipart-

ment of the Nievre. Proclamation of the Directory. Jacobin Societies fizet

up. Severe Laws enacted againg them. Rouilt of the Legion of the

Police. Conspiracy of Babeuf. Troubles occafioned ly the refractory

Clergy. Laws respecting the Division of the Ejiates of Emigrants, 182


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Opening of the Campaign on the Rhine. Object of the Campaign. Battle on

the Sieg. Vietsries of the French at Altenkirchen. Pasage of the Lahn.

Attack of the French by Prince Charles. Retreat of the French to their

former Positions. Paljage of the Rhine by the Army under Moreau. Kehl

taken. Ausirian drmy in Italy take Refuge in Mantua. French take Pof-

Jeffion of Leghorn. Entrance of the French Army on the Territories of the

Popr. Surrender of Bologna, Ferrara, and Urbino. Armistice concluded

with Naples and the Pope. Conditions of the Armistice. Petition of the

French Artists against the Removal to Paris of the Monuments of the Arts

from Italy. Refufal of the Directory. Operations of the French Army in

the Brisgaw. Return of Prince Charles from the Lower Rhine to the Af-

fifiance of General Wurmfer. Bartle of Reuchen. Battle of Radstadt.

General Jourdan advances to Frankfort. Battle of Ettingen. Retreat of

the Imperial Army into Germany. Pallage of the Rhine at Huningue.

French in Pofession of the Course of the Rhine. Trial of the Murderer's off

ember 1792. Acquittal of the Insurgents in the Affair of Vendemiaire.

Caufes and Confequences of that Insurrection. Affairs of Finance. Extinca

rion of the Aljignats and Rescripcions. Creation of Mandats.' Loans in-

forcing their Circulation. Great Depreciation of this Paper. Forced Loans.

State of the Public Revenue. Various Modes of granting the Supplies.

Suppreision of religious Houses in the Low Countries. Expulsion of the Pope's

Envoys from Paris. Dismillion of the Sardinian Ambassador. Difmishan

of the Plenipotentiary from the Duke of Tuscany. Expulfion of the Swedish



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