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CHAP. II. Absiralt of his Majesty's Speech at the Opening of the Seffion. Debates ont

the Addrifs~ In the Commons-In ihe Lords. Commit:ee on the high Price of Corn. Bill renewed for allowing a free Importation. Motions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer respecting the Corn Laws, &c. Debate on these Morions. Report of the Committee on the high Price of Grain. Bounty on Importation of Corn moved for by Mr. Pitt. Bill enabling OverNeers to extend Relief to the poor at their own Houses. Mr. Whitbread's Motion for raising the W'ages of Labourers. Negatived by the Interference and Influence of Mr. Pitt. Engagement entered into by several Members of both Houses to reduce the Consumption of Wheat Flour in their families. Motion of Sir John Sinclair for the Cultivation of waste Lands, 54


Committee of Supply. Seamen and Marines voted. General M Leod's Motion

respecting the Military Force of the Country. Army Eximates. Debate oft that Subje&t. General Smith's Motion for recommitting the Report of the Army Estimates. Discussion on the West-India Expedition and the Barrack System.' General Smith's Vation relative to Barracks. Negative 72

СНАР. IV. The Badget. Estimates. Taxes. Debate concerning the Loan. Further

Debates on this Subject. Morion for a Committee of Inquiry concerning its Close Committee appointed. Report of the Committee. Debate on the Report. Motion respecting the petitious Hamburgh Bills drawn by the Treasury. Debates on the vote of Credit Bills In the Coinmons- In the Lords. Opposition to the Tax on Tobacco-To the Horse Dury. Tax on Callicoes given up.

Debates on Collateral Succeffin Tax. Tax on Landet Succeffron abandoned by the Minister,


Pleage from the King relative to Peace. Debakı ox that Subject - In the

House of Commons-In the Houfe of Lords. Mr. Grey's Motion for Peace

- Řejetted. Maroon War. General M.Leod's Motion on that Subject. Mr. Sheridan's Motion for Papers relative to the West India Expedition Succeffoe Debates on this Subject. Motion relative #0 M. Sombreuil, and the Quiberon Expedition,


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Difcuffion in the Hourfe of Lords on the general Condrå of Administration.

Vir. Grey's Morian in the Commons for the Impeachment of Ministers. Debate on the Sardinian Subficly. Lord Guildford's Morion on the Conduct of Minifiers. Mr. Fox's Motion on the fame Subject,

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Finances. Alr. Grey's Motion on that Subje£t. Mr. Pilt's second Budget.

Debates on the new Tax Bills. Discuition an the Finances in the Honfe of Peers, by Lords Moira, Granville, S. The End of Lauderdale's Speiche and Motion on the same Subiect. Difcuffion on the Game laius. The Slave Trade. Bill fur rendering permanent the Wejiminjler Police Elablement. Bill introduced for the Relief of the Quakers. Curates' 481. Bill for Relief of infolvent Debtor's throrun out, Colonel Cawthorne expikad the Houfe. Dillution of the Parliament. Its Charatler, 153

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F:sace.- Preparations for the Campaign of 1796. Revolt of the Chiefs of

the Findee. Proclamation of Stojiet. Death of the rebel Chiefs, and final Submision of the injurgent Departments. Opening of the Campaign in inly. Command of the Army given to Buonaparte. Attack of the Combined Armies. Miftary of the French at the Battle of Monte Norte. Batile of Millefimo. Brave Defence of the Piedmontese Genera: Rovera. Defeat of the duftrans with the Lofi of ten thousand Men. Surprize and Repulse of the French et Dego by Marshal Beaulieu. Ceva taken by the French. Retreat of Count Colli across the Stura 107ards Tuvin. Defeat of the Piculmontese Army at Cherasco. Sufpenfion of Arms demanded by the King of Sardinia. Peace concluded between the French Republic and his Sardiman Majeliy at Paris. Conditions of the Treaty. Reflections on the Treaty. Observations on the Mode of Conducting the War. Evacuation of Piedmont by 1/2 cl Beaulieu. Poffeffion of the Piedmontese Forite des by the French. Proparations made by Beaulieu to prevent the Pajtnge of the Pyat Palinse. Puf fage of the Po by the French at Placentia. D. fral of the Auflrians at Fombio. Repulse of the Austrians at Codogno. Death of General Lahar;.c. Armistice folicited by the Dukes of Parnia and Modena. Defeat of the siufrians at the Bridge of Lodi. Couquejt of Lor.bardy. Causes of the Dijcontents. between the French Republic and the United States of America. General Washington's intercepted Letter to Mr. Morris.. Representations made 19 the French Directory to prevent an immediate Rupture. Rife and Progress of the Discontents in Holland. Negotiations of the discontented Party sviih the French Government. Tambly of the Dutch Commention, State of Parties. Declaration of War against England. Propoy...ons vode at Bejle by the Englijk Ambassador for opening a Negotiation wirk France. Remonftrances of the French Directory with the Canton of Bijle. Envoy Extraordinar, jent fram Bafle to Paris. Appointment of a Minister of the Police. Troubles in the South of Ironce. Infurre&tion in the Departa ment of the Nirore. Proclamation of the Directory. Jacobin Sucietie: zt

Severe Laci entected againsi them. Revolt of the Legion of the Police. Conspiracy of Babeuf. Troubles occafioned ly the refractory Gle. Laws Tifpecting the Division of the Estates of Emigrants, 182

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Opening of the Campaign on the Rhine. Object of the Campaign. Battle or the Sieg. Vittories of the French at Altenkirchen. Pallage of the Lahn.

Attack of the French by Prince Charles. Retreat of the French to their former Postions. Pasage of the Rhine by the Army under Moreau. Kehl taken. Auftrian Army in Italy take Refuge in Mantua. French take PorSesion of Leghorn. Entrance of the French Army on the Territories of the Pope. 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. Refusal of the Directory.. Operations of the French Army in the Brissaw. Return of Prince Charles from the Lower Rhine to the Affiance of General Wurmfer. Battle of Reuchen. Battle of Radfiadt. General Jourdan advances to Frankfort. Battle of Ettingen. Retreat of the Imperial Army into Germany. Passage of the Rhine at Huningue. French in Poffeffion of the Course of the Rhine. Trial of the Murderers of September 1792. Acquittal of the Insurgents in the Affair of Vendemiaire. Causes and Consequences of that Insurrection. Affairs of Finance. Extinction of the Asignats and Rescriptions. Creation of Mandats. Loans inforcing their Circulation, Great Depreciation of this paper. Forced Loans.

State of the Public Revenue. Various Modes of granting the Supplies. Suppression of religious Houses in the Low Countries. Expulfion of the Pope's Envoys from Paris. Dilmillion of the Sardinian Ambassador. Dismifion of the Plenipotentiary from the Duke of Tuscany. Expulfion of the Swedifh Envoy,


CH A P. X.

Arrival of General Wurmfer in Italy. Repulse of the French. Siege of

Mantua raised. The Pope takes Pofleffion of Ferrara. Defeat of the Austrian Army on the Mincio. Defeation of the Polish Soldiers from the Imperial Army. Conduct of the Milanese during the Conteft. The French

Ai my under Moreau in Pojelion of the whole Circle of Suabia. The Army under Jourdan in Poffeffion of the Circle of Franconia. Peace concluded be tween the French Republic and the Princes of Wirtemberg and Baden. Alliance offensive and defensive formed between the French Republic and Spain. Nezv Treaties between the French Republic and Prusia. Secret Articles of those Treaties. Seizure of Nuremberg by the King of Pruffia. Further Projects of that Prince defeated by the Retreat of Jourdan's Army. Causes of that Retreat. Moreau advances into Bavaria. Attack on Fourdan's Army. Rapid Retreat of this Army to the Banks of the Lower Rhine. Critical Situation of General Moreau. Advances to Munich, levies Contributions on the Elector of Bavaria, and concludes an Armistice with him. Project of Moreau to recall the Archduke from the Pursuit of Fourdan. Failure of that Project. Retreat of Moreau from Bavaria. Victory gained by him over the Auflrian Army. Surrounded by imminent Dangers.

Cuts his Way through ihe Pales of the Black Foreft. Repales the Rhine az

Brisac Brifac and Huningue. Reflections on the Benefits resulting to the French from the Invafion of Germany. Conjectural Benefits resulting to the Aufrians. Evacuation of Nuremberg by the King of Pruffia. Reflections on the Conduct of this Monarch. Defeat of the Aufrians before Roveredo, and March of the French Army to Trent. Defeat of Wurmfer at Bassano. Wurmfer takes Refuge in Mantua,


c H A P. XI.

Troubles in the South of France. Babeuf and his Accomplices ordered to be

tried by the high National Court. Drouet escapes from Prison. Attack of the Jacobins on the Camp of Grenelle. Trial of the Insurgents by a Military Commiffion. Causes of the Disorders in various Departments of the Republic. General Amnesty proposed. Discussion on the Law of 3d Brumaire. Amendment of that Law. State of Geneva. State of the Church and the Clergy in France. State of the Church in Holland. State of Literature in France. Report of the Directory respecting the Islands of the Mauritius. State of St. Domingo. History of the Revóli in Grennda. Reduction of St. Lucia, of St. Vincents. The Maroon war in Jamaica, 230


Laws prohibiting the Introduction of English Manufaflures into Holland, France,

and Spain. Adhefion of the Genoe se to the French, Evacuation of Corsica. Peace concluded with Naples and Parma. Negotiations with the Pope. Formation of the Cispadane Republic. Attack of the French on Newfoundland. Capture of the Dutch Fleet at the Cape of Good Hope. Defeat of the Imperialists at Neuwied. Battle of Arcole, Defeat of General Alvinzi. State of Finances. Regulations refpečting the Lift of Emigrants

. Refusal of the Direitory to admit the American Ambassador. Recall of the French Anbassador from the United States. Negotiation of the English Government with the Directory for Peace. Failure of the Negotiation, Affairs of Holland. Failure of the projefted Defcent of the French on Tr land. The Pope forms an Alliance with the Emperor of Germany, and makes cuarlike Preparations. Formation of the confederated Cities South of the Po into one Republic. Constitution of Geneva. Siege of Kehl. Gallantry of the French General Defaix. Surrender of Kchl. Reflections on the Campaign. General State of Europe Death of the Empress of Ruffia. Concluding coba fervations,


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Refolutions refpetting a Negotiation with the French Republic, moved in the House of Commons, by M. Grey, Feb. 15, 1796,

(82) Refolutions concerning the Public Expenditure, moved in the House of Communis, on the 7th of May, 1796, by Mr. Grey,

(ibid.) Resolutions concerning the Public Expenditure, moved in the House of Lords on the 2d of May, 1796, by the Marquis of Lansdown,

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Resolutions moved in the House of Commons, on the oth of May, 1796, by

Mr. Fox, for an Address to his Majesty, on the Conduct of Administration in the Commencement and Progress of the War,

(85) His Majesly's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, May 19, 1796, (89) His Majety's Speech to both Houfes of Parliament, October 6, 1796,

(90) Aadress of the House of Commons to the King, moved by Lord Morpeth, (92) Address of the Houfe of Lords, moved by Earl Bathur,

(93) Amendment to the above riddress, moved by Earl Fitzwilliam, and negatived without a Division,

(95) Proicfo of Earl fitzwilliam againji the Addrefs of the House of Lords to the Throne, on kis Majesiy's Speechi

, rinnouncing the opening of a Negotiation for Peace svith the French Republic,

(ibid.) Proceedings in the House of Commons, Dec. 14, 1796, respecting a Vote of

Cenfure on Ailminifiration, for ijfuing certain Sums of Monry without the Corfent of Parlianient,

(99) His Majesty's Melage to the House of Commons, Dec. 17, 1796, (ibid.) Prceerdings in the House of Comwons, Dec. 29, 1796, on the Subject of the preceding lagi,

(100) His Majesty's Ale jinge to the House of Peersa prosented Dec. 26, 1796, (ibid.) Proceedings of the House of Peers on his Majesty's Mellage,

(101) Proceedings in the House of Commons, Dec. 30, 1796, on a similar Message delivered on the fame Day with the preceding,

(103) Szerch of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenost of Ireland, to both Houses of Parliament, Jan. 21, 1796,

(104) Speech of the Speaker of the Trifk House of Commons, on presenting the Bills of

Supply to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, for the Royal Alfent, (106) Speech of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to both Houfes of Parliament, April 15, 1796,

(ibid.) Speech of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to both Houfis of Parliament, Odi. 13, 1796,

(108) Manififlo against Great Britain, by the National Acemily representing the Batavian Nation, May 2, 1796,

(110) Manifesto of the Court of Spain ugainst Great Britain, 08. 5, 1796, (115) Answer of the British Government to the Spanille Declaration of War, (1175 Note transmitted to 11. Barthelemy, Ambassador from the French Republic 19

the Helvetic Body, by Alr, Wickham, his Britannic Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the Srcufs Cantons, March 8, 1796,

(123) Nore transmitted to Mr. Il'ickham by M. Barthelemy, March 26, 1796,

(124) Note, published by the Court of London, as a Comment on the above Correspondince,

(125) Official Correspondence, published by the Britih Government, relative to the

Negotiation for Peace between the French Republic and Great Britain, (126) Manifesto of the British Government against France,

(149) Declaration of the Whig Club, met to associate for the Repeal of the Trealen and Scilition Pills,

(153) Aildress of the City of London 10 his Majesty on the safe Delivery of the Privers of l'ales, and the Birth of a Princess,

(158) Address of the City of London to her Majesty on the frame Occasion, (159)


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