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CHA P. II. Abfiralt of his Majesty's Speech at the Opening of the Seffioni Debates ont

ibe Addrifs - In the Commons - In the 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 thefe Motions. Report of the Committee on the high Price of Grain. Bounty on Importation of Corn moved for by Mr. Pitt. Bill enabling Overfeers to extend Relief to the Poor at their owun Houses. Mr. Whitbread's Motion for raising the Hages 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 Landsy


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

respecting the Military Force of the Country. Army Eximates. Debate of 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 Mation relative to Barracks.. Negativeihin

CHAP. IV. The Badget. Eftimates. Taxes. Debate concerning the Loan. Further

Debates on this Subject. Morion for a Committee of Inquiry concerning it. Close Committee appointed. Report of the Committee. Debate on the Report. Motion respecting the fictitious Hamburgh Bills drawn by the Treasury. Debates on the vote of Credit Bilbon In the Commons--- In the Lords. Opposition to the Tax on Tobacco-To the Horse Dury. Tax on Callicoes given up. Debates on Collateral Succeffion Tax Tax on Lanakeit Sæcceffion abandoned by the Ministery


Melrave from the King relative to Peace. Dehaks on shar Subje In the

House of Commons--- In the Houfe of Lords. Mr. Grey's Motion for Peace - Řeještci. Maroon War. General M Lead's Motion on that Subject. Mr. Sheridan's Morion for Paper's relative to the Wef India Expedition. Succeffore Debates on this Subject. Motion relative to M. Sombreuil, and the Quiberon Expedition,

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Difcution in the Houfe of Lords on the grberal Conduct of Administration,

Vi Grey's Motion in the Commons for the Impeachment of Minifiers. Debare on the Sardinian Subfity. Lord Guildforil's Morion on the Conduct of Alinifters. Mr. Fox's slotion on the fame Subject,

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Finances, Mr. Grey's Motion on tha: Subjiet. Mr. Pilt's fecond Budget.

Debates on the new Tax Bills. Discusión or the Finances in the Honge of Peers, by Lords Moira, Granville, Be The Enrl of Lauderdale's Sperch and Mojio on the same Subjiet. Difcution on the Game Lurzuso The Slave Trade. Bill fer rendering permanent the Wejiminjler Pulice Ellu. Bliv meni. Bill introduced for the Relief of ile Quakers. Curates' .487. Bill for Relief of infolvent Debtors thiazon out. Colonel Cawihurne expiled the House. Difiiiution of the Parliament. Its Character, 153


Fiance.- Preparations for the Campaign of 1796. Revolt of the Chiefs of the l'endee. Proclamation of Stolet. Death of the rebel Chiefs, and kmil Submision of the in/urgent Departments. Opening of the Campaign in Traly. Command of the Army given to Buonaparte. Attack of the Combined 4:mies. Vittory of the French at the Battle of Monte Norte. Batile oj Niillefimo. Braque Defence of the Piedmontese Genera: Rovera. Defeat of the Auftrians with the Lofs of ten thousand Men. Surprize and Repulse of the French at Deze by Marshal Beaulieu. Ceva taken by the French. Retrear of Corent Colli across the Stura 10wards Tuin. Difeat of the Piedmontese Army at Cherasco. Sufpenfion of Armis demanded by the King of Sardinia. Peace concluded between the French Republic and his Sardinian Ninjery at Paris. Conditions of the Treaty. Reflections on the Treaty. Obrations on the Mode of Conducting the War. Evacuation of Piedmont by 2!I zu hal Beaulieu. Poffeffion of the Piedmontese Forire les by the French Prepra rations made by Beaulien to prevent the Palnge of the Py at l'alinca. Puffage of the Po by the French at Placentia. Defeat of the Aufirians at Fombio. Repulse of the Austrians at Codogno. Death af General Armistice solicited by the Dukes of Parma and Modena. Defeai of the Hafirians at the Bridge of Lodi. Conquest of Lombardy. Causes of the Discontents between the French Republic and the United States of America. General Walaington's intercepted Letter to Mr. Morris.. Representations made 19 the French Directory to prevent an immediate Rupture. Rife and Progrels of the Discontrants in Holland. Negotiations of the discontiendeid Porty with the French Governinent. Afembly of the Dutch Comunition. State of Parties. Declaration of W'ar againli England. Propoja?.0715 made at Bujle by the English Ambajador for opening a Negotiatiun wirk France. Remonftrances of the French Directory with the Canton of Bolle. Enany Extraordinar, fent fram Bajie to Paris. Appointment of a Minister of the Police. Troubles in the South of France. Infurre&tion in the Departe. ment of the Nirore. Proclamation of the Directory. Jaenun Sucictie: ut

. Severe Laws chacted again them, Revolt of the Legion of the Police. Confiracy of Babeuf. Troubles occafioned ky the refractory Clergy. Laws Tilpeeting the Division of the Eftales of Emigrants, 182

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Opening of the Campaign on the Rline. Object of the Campaign. Battle on 'the Sieg. Victories of the French at Altenkirchen. Pallage of the Lahn.

Attack of the French by Prince Charles. Retreat of the French to their former Pohtions. Pallage of the Rhine by the Army under Moreau. Kehl taken. Auflrian Army in Italy take Refuge in Mantua. French take Poflellion of Leghorn. Entrance of the French Army on the Territories of the Popc. Surrender of Bologna, Ferrara, and Urbino. I 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 Brisgaw. Return of Prince Charles from the Lower Rhine to the Affiance of General Wurmfer. Battle of Reuchen. Battle of Radstadt. General Jourdan advances to Frankfort. Battle of Ettingen. Retreat of the Imperial Army into Germany. Pasage of the Rhine at Huningue. French in Poffeffion of the Course of the Rhine. Trial of the Murderers of September 1792. Acquittal of the Infurgents in the Affair of Vendemiaire. Causes and Consequences of that Insurrection. Affairs of Finance. Extinction of the Allignats and Rescriptions. Creation of Mandats. Loans inforcing their Circulation. Great Depreciation of this paper. Porced Loans. State of the Public Revenue. Various Modes of granting the Supplies. Suptrellion of religious Houses in the Low Countries. Expulfion of the Pope's Envoys from Paris. Dismission of the Sardinian Ambassador. Dismission of thé Plenipotentiary from the Duke of Tuscany. Expulsion of the Swedish Envoy,


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

Mantua raised. The Pope takes Pollion of Ferrara. Defeat of the Austrian Army on the Mincio. Defection of the Polish Soldiers from the Imperial Army. Conduct of the Milanese during the Contest. The French Aimy under Moreau in Podelion of the whole Circle of Snabia. The Army under Fourdan in Polesion of the Circle of Franconia. Peace concluded be. faveen the French Republic and the Princes of Wirtemberg and Baden. Alliance offensive and defensive formed between the French Republic and Spain. New Treaties between the French Republic and Pruffia. 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

Yourilan'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 Armiflice with him. Project of Moreau to recall the Archduke from the Pursuit of Jourdan. · Failure of that Project. Retreat of Moreau from Bavaria. Victory gained

by him over the Austrian Army. Surrounded by imminent Danger's. Cuts his Way through ihc Passes of the Black Forest. Repales the Rhine at

Brisac Brifac and Huningue. Refleflions on the Benefits resulting to the French from the Invasion of Germany. Conjectural Benefits resulring to the Auftrians. Evacuation of Nuremberg by the King of Prusia. Reflections on the Conduet of this Monarch. Defeat of the Ausirians before Roveredo, and March of the French Army to Trent. Defeat of Wurmfer at Bassano. Wurmfer takes Refuge in Áfantua,

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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 Insurgenis by a Military Commission. Causes of the Disorders in various Departments of the Republic. General Amnesty propofed. Discussion on the Law of 3d Brumaire. Amendment of that Law. State of Genevn. State of the Church and the Clergy in France. State of the Church in Holland. State of Literature in France. Report of the Directory respeeting the 1/!ands of the Mauritius. State of St. Domingo. History of the Revoli in Grenada. Reduction of St. Lucia, of St. Vincents. The Maroon war in Jamaica, 230


Laws prohibiting the Introduction of Englisk Manufa&tures into Holland, France,

and Spain. Adhesion of the Genoe se to the French, Evacuation of Corsica. Peace concluded with Naples and Parma. Negotiations with the Pope. Formation of the Cifpadane Republic. Attack of the French on Newfound. land. Capture of the Dutch Fleet at the Cape of Good Hope. Defent of the Imperialisis at Neuwied. Battle of Arcole, Defeat of General Alvinzi. State of Finances. Regulations respecting the Life of Emigrants. Refufal of the Direilory to admit the American Amballador. 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 projected Descent of the French on tupland. The Pope forms an Alliance with the Emperor of Germany, and makes svarlike 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. Reflellions on the Campaign. General State of Europe, Death of the Empress of Ruffia. Concluding ab. fervations, PRINCIPAL OCCURRENCES, (3)

P U B L I C P A P E R S.


Resolutions refpe&ting a Negotiation with the French Republic, moved in the House of Commons, by M. Grey, Feb. 15, 1796,

182) Refolutions concerning the Public Expenditure, moved in the House of Communs, 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, a 3


Resolutions moved in the House of Commons, on the roth of May, 1996, by

Mr. Fox, for an Address to his Ma,elly, on the Conduct of Administration, in the Cominencement and Progress of the War,

- (85) His Majesly's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, May 19, 1796, 189) His Majey's Speech to borh Houses of Parliament, October 6, 1796, 190) Aadress of the House of Commons to the King, moved by Lord Morpeth, (92) Address of the House of Loris, noved by Earl Bathurst, . - (93) Amendment 10 the above riddress, moved by Earl Fuzwilliam, and negatived . without o Divison,

(95) Prorcfo of Larl fitzwilliam against the Addrefs of the Houfe of Lords to the

Throni, on his Majesty's Speech, vinnouncing the opening of a Negotiation for Peace cuith the French Republic,

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

Corfure on Ailministration, for iJuing certain Sums of Monry without the Cor:fent of Parliament,

(99) His Majiity's Mielage io the House of Commons, Dec. 17, 1796, (ibid.) Precerdings in the House of Commons, Dec. 29, 1796, on the Subject of the preceding Il lagri

(100) His Majesiy's Aliage to the House of Peers, presented Dec. 26, 1796, (ibid.) Proceedings of the House of Peers on his Majesty's Mejlage, -o (101) Proceedings in the House of Commons, Dec. 30, 1796, on a fimilar Message deliverid on the fame Day with the preceding,

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

(101) Speech of the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, on presenting the Bills of

Supply to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, for the Royal Affent, (196) Speech of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to both Houses of Parliamınt, April 15, 1796,

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

(108) Manififlo against Great Britain, by the National Acemily representing the

Batavian Nation, May 2, 1796, Manifesto of the Court of Spain ugainst Great Britain, 027. 5, 1796, (115)

Ainswer of the British Government to the Spanisie Declaration of War, (1175 Note tranfimitted to 11. Barthelemy, Ambasador from the French Republic 10

the Helvetic Bods, by NIr. H'ickham, his Britannic Majesty's Minister Plenia potentiary to the Szcils Cartons, March 8, 1796,

(123) Note transmitted to Mr. Wickham by M. Barthelemy, March 26, 1796,

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

(125) Official Correspondence, publijhed by the British Government, relative to the · Norosiation for Peace betweeen the French Republic and Great Britain, (126) Manifefto of the British Government againt France,

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

(153) Address of the City of London 10 his Majesty on the safe Delivery of the Primers of Pales, and the Birth of a Princess,

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


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