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TERMINATION OF THE LATE WAR.

TO WH1CH 1S PREF1XED,"

A VIEW OF THE PROGRESS1VE IMPROVEMENT OF ENGLAND,
IN PROSPERITY AND STRENGTH, TO THE ,
ACCESSION OF HIS MAJESTY.

IN SIX FOLUMES.

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Printed by A. Strahan, New-street Square,
FOR T. N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, N° 39, PATERNOSTER-RO^W (
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CHAP. VII.

Prevalent discontents.Mr. UZilkes returnsfrom exile—offers himself candidate for Londonrejecledchosen for Middlesex-prosecuted at the in/lance of ministerstried before lord Mansfieldsentenced to the king's bench prisonpopular in-, ve£lives againjl the judge.Riots in St. George's f elds.— TVilkes's outlawry reversed.King of Denmark visits Britain.Favouritestudies of his Britannic majesty.Voyages of discovery and science.*Capt. Cook.— Mr. Banks.Affairs on the continent.Parties in Poland.Dissidents.Interference of Prussia and Russia.Conduit of Austriaof France.-Rupture between Russia and Turkey.American colonies enraged at Mr. Townshend's new impost.—• Province of Majfachusets more aElive in resistance.-New combination againfl British commodities,Lord Hill/borough the secretary of jlate, his letter to the governors of their refpeilive provinces.Riots at BostonEngland. DisfatiffaElion and licentiousness.Wilkes inflames the discontent.—i Supported by the chief citizens of the metropolis.Lord Chatham resigns the privy seal.Parties mutually adverse, (Oficur in opposition to administration. - Page \

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..•/•&-HAP. VIII.

Meeting .pf'-'p^tyliamentpetition of Mr. tVilkescharges
agBTHp'4lim,Jit~tfK 'instance of minislersexpelled the house.
\'MTch6sep^Jlt\tiired: ineligible during the present parliament
\'—chise\'\a'\t}n'rid.'-timeelection again declared voida
eempe/t/ftf'Jet'.VfAir. Willes returned by a great ma-

jority^$fr: 'Lutterel declared by parliament duly elected.

Violent debates, and national ferment.Revival againjl the

Americans of trials within the realm for treasons com-

misted beyond seas.Debt on the civil lift.Affairs of the

Eajl India companyHyder Allywar in the Carnatic.

—Europegallant reftflance of Corsica againjl the French—

at lajl overpowered.Americadiscontent increases from

the new mode of trial.Extreme diffatisfaElion in England

—the chief topic the Middlesex eleclion.Johnson's False

Alarm.—Junius—object" and charailer of that extraordinary

work.Petitions— remonjlrance of the city of London.

Meeting of parliamentlords Chatham and Camden oppose

ministryresignation of the duke of Graftott. - P3ge 23

"CHAP. IX.

Commencement of lord North's administration.—The remon-

jlrance of the city of Londonand reply of his majejlyare

discussed in parliament.Bill to prevent officers of the re-

venue from voting at electionsnegatived.Mr. Gren-

vil/e's law for regulating contejled elections.Lord North's

iill for repealing all duties on America, except on ten.Tu-

mult at Bdjlon—captain Prejlon and the soldiers interfere—• *

tried and acquitted.The mini/ler wishing conciliation, over-

looks the riot,—Session rises.War between Russia and Tur-

key.—Catharine is favoured by England—fends a fleet to the

Mediterraneanher armies over-run Moldavia and Wal-

lachiaalarm Prussia and Aujlria.Francedisputes be-

tween the king and parliaments.Dispute between Britain

and Spain about Falkland's ijland.Spain, the aggressor, re-

fuses to make adequate satisfactiontrusts to;t'becp- operation

of Francedisappointedoffers coneejfwns tfaat Jppsfy the

British court.America becomes in?retralncp$'^]&iftotkettis

fill continue in England^London vi&tejfej 'the king,*d]g^.-'

pijied answer of his majestynoted r/ply^f: Bedford, the"

lord mayor —Meeting 'of parliament,Lord Mansfield's

doctrines on the law of libel—rare controverted by-lord Cam-?

denCamden challenges the chief juflice to a legal disquisi-

tion on the fubjeclir^Jord Mansfield declines the contest.

Prosecution of printers.Misunderstanding between the tiuo

houses.Singular confederacy for bribery in the borough of

Shoreham.Opposition censure the terms of satisfaction ad-

mitted from S^ain.-rr-Supplies.-r—Session rises. - Page 53

CHAP. X.

$tate. os' the coknies.Effects of lord Nortl/s conciliatory at*

tempt.Striking diversity of sentiment and spirit between

New England and other colonies—is not sufficiently regarded

by minjlers. discontents /?? England begin to subside.

Meetingofparliament.Petition for exemption fromsubscribe

ing the Thirty-nine Articles.Opposed by one class on grounds

of theological principleby another on political expediency.—-

Petition of the disinters.Haughton's bill for the relief of

the dissenters is passed the hoiise of commons, but thrown out

by the lords.Clerical nullum tempus bill is rejected.Law

for restricting the marriage of the royal family.Arguments

against it-for itpassed.—East India affairs.Supplies..

—Session rises.Death of the princess dowager of Wales..

-Operations between Russia and Turkey.Scheme of Fre-

deric and Catharine for partitioning Polandoffer Austria,

a JJjare—Jhe objects to the inequality of the divisionher

scruples are vanquished by a larger distribution.Dismem-

berment of Poland.Revolution in Sweden.State of Den-

mark.Incapacity of the kingCharacter and conduB ofthe

A 3 queen.

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