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Retrospective view of affairs in the colonies in the year i764. General effect
of the late laws. Impeachment of Mr. Oliver. Assembly of Massachusett's
Bay dissolved. General Gage arrives at Boston. Great consternation on
receiving the Boston port hiti. New assembly meet at Boston, and are ad-
journed to Salem. Provincial and town meetings. Assembly of Virginia
dissolved. Philadelphia. New York. Address from Gentlemen, &c. of
Boston to the new governor. Address from the council rejected. Trans-
actions of the house of representatives at Salem. The assembly dissolved.
Address from the town of Salem. General temper and disposition of the
people throughout the continent. Solemn league and covenant. Proclama-
tion against it. Measures relative to the holding of a general congress Reso-
tutions passed in different places. Address from the justices of Plymouth county.
Uneasiness excited by the arrival of troops. False alarm. Proclamation
for the encouragement of piety and virtue, &c. Hostile appearances. Ne:
judges incapable of acting. Now counsellors compelled to renounce their
offices. Fortification on Boston Neck. Provincial magazine seized. The
people in a violent ferment. Company of cadets disband themselves, and
return the standard. Sundry resolutions passed ly the delegates of the county
of Suffolk. Remonstrance. Answer, Writs for holding a general assembly
countermanded by proclamation. The representatites meet notwithstanding
at Salem; vote themselves into a provincial congress, and adjourn to the
town of Concord. Remonstrance from the provincial congress; governor's
answer. State of affairs at Boston. Further proceedings of the provincial
congress, Proclamation. - - - * [p. 1.

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Alessage from the throne for an augmentation of the forces. Bill for restrain-
'ing the commerce of the New England colonies, and to frohibit their fishery
on the banks of Newfoundland, 3 c. brought into the House of Commons.
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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 Jamaica. Petition from the city of Waterford. Bitt

for restraining the trade of the southern culoities. Evidence in behalf of the

Host-India merchants and planters. Great importance of the sugar islands.

Mr. Burke's conciliatory propositions. Great importance, and astonishing

growth of the American colonies. Dehates. The previous question moved

and carried. Mr. Hartley's conciliatory motion. Debates on the third

reading of the restraining bill. The bill passed. Petitions, milituting

with each other, Petition from the British settlers in Canada—from the

souakers. 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

New-York. Motion for an amendment put and carried. Amended motion

rejected. Memorial to the Lords from the same Assembly, and petition to

the King. Memorial to the Lords rojected. Petition to the Lords from

the British inhabitants of the prot ince of 2uebec. Lord Camden's bill for

repeating the 2uebec act. Debates. The bill rejected. Petition from the

same inhabitants of Quebec to the House of Commons. Sir George Savile's

motion for repealing the 2uebec act. Motion rejected upon a ditisión.

Speaker's speech. Speech from the throne. [*93


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... arms. Boston invested by great bodies of the militia. Provincial congress address the people of Great-Britain. Measures pursued for the array and support of an army; pay of the officers and soldiers fired, and rules for its

regulation and government published. Capitulation with the inhabitants of

Boston not adhered to. Continental congress meet at Philadelphia. Resolutions for the raising of an army, the establishment of a paper currency, and to prevenu the British fisheries from being supplical with provisions. Application from the people of New-York to the congress. Crown-Point and Ticonderoga surprized. Generals and troops arrive at Boston. Engagements in the islands near Boston. General congress resolve that the compact between the crown and the province of Massachusett's Bay is dissolved. Erect a general post-office. Proclamation of rebellion by Gen. Gage. Action at Bunker's Hill. Light-house burnt. Consequences of the Québec act. Declaration. of the general congress, in answer to the late proclamation. Address to the inhabitants of Great-Britain—to the people of Ireland. Petition to the king. Georgia accedes to the general confederacy. Gen. Washington ap

pointed commander in chigs of all the American forces by the general

congress. - [* 120

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Spain. Preparations against Algiers. Siege of Melille raised. Spanish armament effect a landing near Algiers; engagement with the or : Spaniards repulsed, and obliged to retire to their ships. Har continued with Morocco. Italy. Cardinal Braschi elected Pope. Character and

conduct of the new Pontiff. Inquisition abolished in Milan. Scarcity of

corn, and distresses of the people in France; great disturbances; coronation at Rheims. Insurrection and devastations of the peasants in Bohemia.

Grand commission appointed. Edict from the court of Vienna in favour of

the peasants, puts an end to the troubles. Poland. Treaty of commerce with the King of Prussia. Regulations in favour of the Dissidents. Russia. Erecution of Pugatschets. Tares laid on for the support of the late war taken off. Various other resolutions for the benefit of the people. Trade on the black sea. Turky. Death of Mehemct Aboudaab. Death of the Chick Dahor. Siege of Bassora. - [*142

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st ATE PAP E R s.

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. . [248

His Majesty's Message to the House of Commons, on February 10, 1775. [251

The Petition of the Lord Mayor of London, &c. presented to the House of
Commons, on Friday the 24th of February, 1775. [25 1

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

of the several Colonies in North America, in General Congress assembled, at

Philadelphia, May 20, 1775. - - [253

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

of London, presented to his Majesty on Friday, July 14, 1775; with his

Majesty's Answer. - [255

His Majesty's most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliamcat, on Friday the

26th of May, 1775. -- [256.

A Declaration of the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America,

met in General Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the Cawses and

Necessity of their taking up Arms. - [257

A second Petition from the General Congress in America to his Majesty. [2G2.

fle Speech of his Excellency, Simon Earl of Harcourt, to both Houses of Par-

liament in Ireland, on Tuesday, October 10, 1775. - [266

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

of the City of London, presented to his Majesty, October 11, 1775. [267

4ddress of another very numerous Body of the Merchants and Traders of the

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