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ANNUAL REGISTER,

Or GENERAL REPOSITORY Of

HISTORY, POLITICS,

AND

LITERATURE, For the YEAR 1787.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE, in Great Britain, during the Reign of Henry the Eighth, from the Year 1509 to 1547.

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LONDON,

Printed for G. G. J. and J. R o 11 N S O ts, Pater-noster-Row.

MDCCLXXXVIII.

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PREFACE.

THE present volume of the New Annual Register will be found to have called forth not less industry and diligence in its compilers, than those which have preceded it; at the same time that we have been enabled to offer it somewhat earlier to the curiosity of our readers. We trust that that Public, to whose encouragement we are so deeply indebted, will give us credit for the uniformity and constancy of our exertions. If we cannot add to the scientific improvements, or the literary embellishments of the age, we will at least not sub-, tract from our merits by irregularity and caprice.

As we proceed in our History of Knowledge and Taste, our subject becomes every hour more interesting. The Literary History of the Period of the Reformation is a grand and awful spectacle, and it has been our aim that it should not lose its effect by not being brought together in a full and complete view.

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The state of politics in Europe appears pregnant with extraordinary events. In the present volume we have completed our account of the dissentions'in Holland, and have thus cleared the way for the more extensive concerns of the commotions in France, and the intrigues of the Czarina and the Emperor.

The Literature of the year 1787, has not been altogether so productive of valuable publications as the year 1786, or as the present year promises to be. In the mean time some performances of merit have appeared, and the reader will find that they have not escaped our notice.

CON

CONTENTS.

eT'HE H-j/lory of Knowledge, Learnings and Tafle, in Great Britain,

during the Reign of King Henry the Eighth. From the Year 1509, to

the Year 1547. — —— Page i

BRITISH and FOREIGN HISTORY.

C H A P. I.

Affairs of Bengal. Situation of Oude. Negotiation* at Delhi. Oecono-

mical Reform. Mr. Hnflings resigns. Affairs of the Carnatic. Sur-

render of the Revenues. Lord Macartney resigns, > 3

CHAP. II.

Proceedings of the States of Holland. Institutions the College cf Tribunes
at Utrecht. States withdraw to Amersfort. Capture of Elburg and
Hattern. Stadtboldcr is deprived of the Office of Captain-general, IJ

CHAP. HI.

Mediation of Prujsia and France. Revolution in the City of Amsterdam.

Fluctuation of the States of Holland. Hostilities in the Province of

Utrecht. Tumults. Preparations for War, —— 29

CHAP. IV.

Uleeting of Parliament. Address. Commercial Treaty with France. De-

hates. Treaty approved by both Houses, ■ —— 44.

C HA P. V.

Consolidation of Customs. Budget. Farming of the Post Horse Tax.

Lottery Bill. Mutiny Bill. Spanish Convention, —— 76

CHAP. VI.

Determinations on the Scottijb Peerage. India Affairs. T/lotion for a Re

seal of the Test. Insolvent Bill. Establishment of the Prince of Wales.

Inquiry into the Post Offer, '. 94,

CHAP. VII.

Impeachment of Mr. Hastings. Charge of the Rohilla IVar negatived.

Charge of expelling the Raja of Benares adopted by the House of Commons.

130

CHAP. VIII.

Mr. Sheridan's Speech on the Charge of the Begums. Charges of Farruk-

abad, of the Contracts, of Fixulla Khan, of the Presents, of the Reve-

nues, and ofMifdemeanours in Oude, voted. Mr. Hastings impeached at

the Bar of the House of Lordty 150

P R I N-

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