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CH A P. II.

General Congress held at Philadelphin. Previous instructions to some of tikt

deputies. Acts of the Congress. Approbation of the conduct of the pro-
vince of Massachusett's Bay, and of the late resolutions passed by the county
of Suffolk. Resolutions. Declarution of rights. Letter to General Gage.
Association. Resolution for a future Congress. Petition to the king.
Memorial to the people of Great-Britain. Address to the inhabitants of
Canada. Address to the colonies. The Congress breaks up. (23

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CH A P. III.

State of afuirs previous to the dissolution of Parliament. The Par

liament meets. Speech from the Tlurone. Addresses. Amendments proposed.
Debates. Protest. Apparent irresolution with respect to America. Esti-
mutes of supply formed upon a peuce establishment. Reduction in the
nucal department.

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Lord Chatham's motion. Debates. Petitions. London petition withdrazn.

Petitions offered from the American agents. Rejected.

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Lord. Chatham's conciliatory bill with respect to America. Debates. The

bill rejected. Petition from the li'est-India planters, and the merchants of
London, 'to the lose of Commons. Address to the Throne mored for in
that House, by the Minister. Great debates; amendment moved for; re-
jected; original motion for the address carried by a great majority. How
tion for recommitting tire uddress, upon receiving the report from the com-
mittee. Debates longer than before. The motion rejected. Conferekce
zeith the Lords. Petitions from the merchants and planters to the Lords

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Debate on al point of order, whether the petitions should be received, pre-
vious to the making of a motion for filling up the blunks in the address

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Motion made. Previous question put. Grcai debates, both with respect
to the previous question, and the subject of the address. Motion for the
previous question rejected by a greut majority; original motion, ly which
the Lords concurred with the Commons in the address, agreed 10 Pro

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CH A P. VI.

Message from the throne for an augmentution of the forces. Bill for restruir-
·ing the commerce of the New England colonies, and to prohibit their fishery
on the banks of Nerefoundland, 6. brought into the House of Commun.

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Augmentation of the naval and land forces. Lord North's conciliatory motion.

Debates. The resolution passed upon a division. Mr. Sawbridge's annual
motion. Annual motion on the Middleser election. Petition and memorial
from the assembly of Jamnica. Petition from the city of Waterford. Bill
for restraining the trade of the southern culories. Eridence in behalf of the
Il'est-India merchunts and plan!ers. Great importance of the sugar

islands.
Mr. Burke's conciliatory propositions. Greai importance, und astonishing
growth of the American colonits. Debates. The previous question moved
and carried. Mr. Harley's concilintory motion. Debates on the third.
rouding of the restraining bill. The bill passed. Petitions, milituting
with each other. Petition from the British settlers in Canada--from the
Quukere. Address, remonstrance, and petition, from the city of London.
Encouragement to the fisheries of Great-Britain and Ireland. Motion for
bringing up the representation and remonstrance of the General Assembly of
Nexu-York. Motion for an amendment put and carried. Amended motion
rejected. Memorinl to the Lords from the same Assembly, und petition to
the King

Memorial to the Lords rejected. Petition to the Lords from
the British inhabitants of the province of Quebec. Lord Cumden's bill for
repealing the Quebec act. Debutes. The bill rejected. Petition from the
sume inhabitants of Quebec to the House of Commons. Sir George Savile's

notion for repealing the Quebec act. Motion rejected upon a ditisior.

Speaker's speech. Speech from the throne:

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CHAP. VIII.

State of affairs in America during the sitting of parliament. Preparations.

Ordnance scized in Rhode-Islind. A fort taken, and powder seized in
Neo-Hampshire. Resolutions of the general congress approved of and con-
firmed in different places-rejected by the assembly of New York. Prox,
ceedings of the new procincial congress in Massachuseit's Bay. Detach-
ment' sent to seize on some cannon ut Salem.. Dispute at a draw-bridge.
Affair at Lerington and Concord. Loss on both sides. Province rise in '

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Boston invested by great bodies of the militia. Provincial congress address the people of Greut-Britain. Measurcs pursued for the corray and support of an arny; pay of the officers and soldiers fired, and rules for de regulation und government published. Capitulation with the inhabitants of Boston not adhered to. Continenial congress meet at Philadelphia. Resolutio.is for the raising of an army, the establishment of a paper currency, and to prevent the British fisheries from being supplied with provisions. Application

from the people of New-York to the congress. Crown-Point and Ticonderoza surprized. Generals and troops arrive at Boston. Engagements in the islands neur Boston. General congress resolve that the compact betreten the crown and the province of Massachusett's Bay is dissolved. Erect a seneral post-office. Proclanation of rebellion by Gen. Gage. Action ni Btorker's Hill. Light-house burnt. Consequences of the Quebec act. Declaration of the general congress, in ansuer to the late proclamation. Address in the inhabitants of Great-Britainto the people of Ireland. Petition to the king. Georgia accedes to the general confederacy. Gen. Iyashington appointed conimander in chief of all the American forces by the general congress.

CHA P. IX.

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Spain. Preparations against Algiers. Siege of Melille raised. Spanish

armament effect a landing near Algiers; engagement with the foors, Spaniards repulsed, and obliged to retire to their ships. War continued with Morocco. Italy. Curdinal Bruschi elected Pope. Character and conduct of the nee Pontiff. Inguisition abolished in Milan. Scarcity of .corn, and distresses of the people in France; great disturbances ; coronulioa at Rheims. Insurrection and devastations of the peasants, in Bohemia. Grand commission appointed: Edict from the court of Vienna in favour of' the peasunts, puts an end to the troubles. Poland. "Treaty of commerce with the King of Prussia. Regulations in favour of the Dissidents

. Russia. Execution of Pugatscheff. Tares laut on for the support of the lale war taken off. Various other toyulations for the benefit of the people

, Trade on the black sea. Turky. Death of Mehemct Aboudaub. Death of the Chiek Daher. Siege of Bassoru.

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Some Account of the new Entertainment called a Regatta.
Siate of the Dispute between the Count de Guines, Ambassador siom the
French Court, and his Secretarius Tort and Roger.

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Print Some Account of the apprehending and trying Robert Perreau, Apothccary:
dorm Daniel Perreau, his Brother; and Margaret Caroline Rudd, for divers
Forgeries.

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o deset Account of the Trial of Miss Jane Butterfield, charged with poisoning William
Scawen, Esq.

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Some account of the Proceedings against Capt. David Roach, on a Charge of
having murdered Capt. John Ferguson

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satie Some Account of the Proceedings against Stephen Snyre, Esg. on a Charye of
High Treason.

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Supplies granted for the Service of the Year 1775.

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Ways and Means for raising the Supplies.

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The humble Address of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in

Parliament assembled, presented to his Majesty, Feb. 9, 1775. [247
Protests of several of the Lords, occasioned by the foregoing Address. . 1248
His Majesty's Message to the House of Commons, on February 10, 1775. [251
The Petition of the Lord' Mayor of London, d'c. presented to the House of
Commons, on Friday the 24th of Febrụary, 1775.

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Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, entered into by the Delegates

of the several Colonies in North America, in General Congress assembled, ar
Philudelphia, May 20, 1775.

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Address and Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City

of London, presented to his Majesty on Friday, July 14, 1775; with his
Majesty's Answer.

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His Majesty's most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Friduy the
26th of May, 1775.

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Take A Declaration of the Representutives of the United Colonies of North America,

met in General Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the Causes and
Necessity of their taking up Arms.

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A second Petition from the General Congress in America to his Majesty. (262
The Speech of his Excellency, Simon Earl of Harcourt, to both Houses of Par-
liament in Ireland, on Tuesday, October 10, 1775..

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Address, Memorial, and Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, und Traders

of the City of London, presented to his Majesty, October 11, 1775. [267
Address of unother very numerous Body of the Merchants und Traders of the

City of London, presented to his Majesty, October 14, 1775. (269
His Majesty's most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Thursday,
the 26th Day of October, 1775.

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Address of the Liverymen of the City of London to his Majesty. (271,

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Sketch of their Majesties' domestic Life at Kew during the Sininer Seasons

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Character of the late Queen Matilda of Denmarki

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Memoirs of the late Pope Clement XIV.

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Striking Picture of Charles V. during his Retirement in the Monastery of

St. Just, where he ended his Days.
Political Characters, by M:. Edmund Burke, in his Speech on American
Taxation, in the House of Common, April 19, 1775; viz:

George Grenville.
Marquis of Rockingham.
General Conway.
Lord Chatham.

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Charles Townshend.
Memoirs of Allen Bathurst, Earl Bathurst.
Memoirs of the Life and Actions of the lute Sir Charles Saunders.
A short Account of Dr. Hartley, Author of The Theory of the Ilumun Mind,

on the Principles of the Associution of Ideas."
An authentic Account of the very curious Researches, and raluable Discoverier,

in the Natural History and Manufactures of China, and other Purts of
Asia, made by the late John Bradby Blake, Esq; one of the English busi-
India Company's Resident Supercargocs at Canton, and of the third Rurik
in Council there; as likewise of his great and successful Endearours to render
his Discoveries useful to Mankind in general, and to his fellow-subjects
in particular.

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Memoirs of the celebrated Mr. Gray.
Some Account of the Life and Writings of Dr. Smollett.
Memoirs of the Life and Family of the late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne : IFrittex

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by himself, and addressed to his Daughter, Miss Lydia Sterne

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Sketch of the Character of the late Dr. IIawkestworth.

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Anecdotes of the Life, with Observations on the Character and Writings, of

the late Paul Whitehead, Esq.
A short Account of the Life, Writings, and Genius, of the late Sir John Hill,

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Knight of the Polar-Star.
Anecdotes of Signiora Gabrieli, the celebrated Opera-Singer:

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The supposed Effect of Boiling upon Water, in disposing it to freeze more

reudily, ascertained by Experiments.
Of the stilling of Waves by Weans of Oil.
An Account of a Woman accidentally burnt to Death at Corentry.

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