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twenty-eight Millions flerling.--Debates concerning the Terms of the Loan.
-Vote approving the Conduct of the Minister on this Subject.-Nezer
Taxes.--Debates thereon.-Mesage from the King, intimating his Dif
position to enter into a Negociation reith the present Government of France.

-An Address moved, expressing the Readiness of the House to concur in
such a Measure.— Amendment thereon, moved by Mr. Sheridan.-This
rejected, and the Address carried.Motion for Peace, by Mr. Grey,
Negatived

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CHA P. IV.

Free Negroes in the Trand of Jamaica.--Hunted by blood-Hounds.-Motion,

by Mr. Grey, in the Houje of Commons, for an Inquiry into the State of
', the Nation.Negatired.--Farther Taxes.-For paying the Interest of an
additional Loan.--Mortality among the Troops lent against the French

en-India Islands.- Neglect and Disrefles of the Troops. -Motion for
Documents on these Subjects by Mr. Sheridan.--Debates thereon. -Mr.
Sheridan's Motion agreed to.-Motion, in the Ilouse of Peers, for the
Production of Papers respecting a vole of Parliament, in 1783, recognizing
dhe Necesity of certain Public Reforms.-Debates thereon.--The Motion
negatived,--Report of the Committee of Supply on the Resolution for
granting a Subhdy to the King of Sardinia. Conversation on that Subject.

-Charges laid against Minifiry, by Mr. Grey, as Ground of Impeach-
ment; and a Mlotion on that Subject.-Negatived.-Motions, in both
Houses of Parliament, against the Continuation of the War.-Negatired.-
Motion, by Mr. Wilberforie, for the Abolition of the Slave-Trade, on a
certain Day.--Negatived.-The Seffion of Parliament closed by a Speech
from the Throne

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CH A P. V.

Firp Cares and Employment of the French Directory.-Determination to

keep alive the Martial Spirit of the French Nation. And to Extend their
Victories as far as posible. But, at the same Time to make a fhew of
Pacific Inclinations.- Preparations for War on the Part of the Allies.-
Attempt towards Negociation between the French und the Allies al Bafle,
..in Switzerland.- Rupture threatened between the French and Swiss Can-

tons.--Prevented.--Plan of Directory for Military Operations.Mani-
jefo of Charette.-Revival of the llar in La Vendée.- New Complexion
o this.--Total Defeat of the Insurgents.-Capture and Execution of Cha-
rette and Stoflet.--Manifesio of the Directory for Refraining the Cruelties
of their Soldiers.--Lenient Measures.--Good Effects of these

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CH A P. VI.

Address of the Directory to the French Armies.--Determination io carry the

War into Italy.---Difficulties to be encountered in carrying this Plan into
Execution.-Buonaparte.---The French Army, under his Command, makes

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Exultation of the French at the Succelles of their Armies.-Their Army in

Italy animated by the Praises of their Countrymen, and the Conversation
as

well as the Proclamations of Buonaparte to a high Pasion for Glory.
Enter the Duchy of Modena.-Spoliation of Monuments of Antiquity and
Art.-Abhorrence of the Italian Mobility and Clergy towards the French
greater than that of the inferior Classes.-A general Insurrection, ready to
break out, quashed by the l'igilance and Promptitude of Buonaparte.- The
Auflrians, under General Beaulieu; zeith the Connivance of the Venetians,
take Poffeffion of Peschiera.--Buonaparte advances against Beaulieu, who
retreats to the Tyrolere.-The Venetians tremble before the French.--Dif-
miss from their Territories the Brother of the late King and Claimant of the
Crown of France.--Buonaparte takes Polefion of Verona.-Blockades
Manta.-Prepares to march into the Tyrolije.- Deiained by Insurrections
in the Distries, known under the Name of Imperial Fiejs.--Trese being
fupprefed, he carries his Arms to the Southreard.--Reduces ļortona, Bo-
logna, and Urbino.Menaces Rome.--Armislice betrecen the Pope and
Buonaparte.-Suspension of Hoftilities with Naples.-Buonaparte the Friend
and Patron of Men of Learning and Science. ----Ambitious Views of the
French Republic.Insurrection Lugo.Quelled, and the City reduced by

the French.---The Blockade of Mantua converted into a close Siege. --Raised

by Marjhal Wurmjer.-Alions between the French Army and that of the

Auftrians, reinforced by Detuchments from Mantua.Remarkable Irifiance

of Presence of Mind in Buonaparte.--The Austrians driven back beyond the

Adige

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into the Tyrolese. -The Siege of Mantua resumed.-Marshal Wurmfer,
pouerfully reinforced, makes Head againf the French in the Venetian

Territories. But is defeated.---The French take Pollefion of Trent.-
Continued Success of Buonaparte.--Marshal Wurmfer, with the Remains
of his Army, makes good his Retreat, and takes Shelter within the Walls of
Mantua.--Corfica, evacuated by the English, returns under the Governa
ment of France. Pacification between France and Naples including the
Batavian Republic.--Religious Zeal of the Romans.--Awakened by the Court
of Rome into rage, and avoued Preparations for War against the French.-

A new Republic, composed of several small States.- Prevalence of the

Republican Spirit in Italy. The Aufirians reinforced with Troops from

Germany, advance againg the French.-Retake Trent.-But are de.

feated with prodigious Loss at Arcola.The Aufirians, though frequently

defeated, return to the Charge.- High Spirit and Courage of the Ty-

rolians.-- Devotion of the Ariny in Italy to the French Republic.---Fatience

of the French Soldiers under manifold Privations

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CHA P. IX.

Campaign in Germany. -Opporte Designs of the French and Auflrians.-

Succeljes of the French.---They intes Ehrenbritslein.--Driven back, by the
Archduke Charles, to Dusseldorf.The Ditijion of the French Army under
Moreau takes Pofi at Strasburg ---The Plan of Operations proposed by this
General.--Crosses the Rhine.-Reduces the fortress of Kehl.-Defeats the
Auftrians, under Marshal Wurmser, near Philipsburg.-And in various
and succr dive Engagements. The Auflria's retire, in order to wait for
Reinforcements, into the Interior of Germany.---Junction of the French
Troops under. Jourdan and Kleber. These united reduce Frankfort.-
Succelles of Morcau in Szerabia.---Cefation of Iloflilities betu'een the French
and the Princes of Wirtemberg and Baden.-Condu&t of Prusia.--A Prussian
Army takes Pollefion of Nuremberg.--Impolicy of the French in the Mode
nf raising Contributions.-Cause of this.--Depredations of the French in
Germany.-Operations of the French Armies under Moreari and Jourdan.--
Disasters of the Auftrians.--The Emperor represents the Situation of
Germany, and his own Situation, in an Appeal to his Bohemian and Hunga.
rian Subjects.-Diet of the Empire.--Partakes of the general Confernation
of Germany.--Determination to open c. Negociation for Peace with France.

-The Tide of Success turned against the French by the Germans, under the

Archduke Charles.-Oifinate Engagements.--Mafierly Retreat of the

French Armies Particularly of that under Moreau.Consequences.-

The Austrians occupied in the Siege of Kehl.---Sally of the Garrison there.

Various Actions Armistice between the French and Austrians.-

The Diet of the Empire re-animated by the enterprizing Spirit and Success

of the Archduke Charles, folicilous to regain the Favour of the Imperial

Court

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CHAP. X.

State of Parties in France.--A Revival of the Reign of Terror threatened in

the Southern Departments by Freron.---The Directory defert and oppose
the Jacobin Interes.-Conspiracy of Jacobins. Discovered and defeuted.-
Arrangements respecting the Efates of Emigrants.--Influence of the non-
juring or refractory Clergy troublesome to Government. Scandalous

Neglect of the Execution of Justice.-- Criminal Trials.Money and fi-

-The fame Impofitions laid on the People of the Auftrian Nether,

lands as on those of France.- New Plots and Infurrections.--Law for re-

conciling the different factions in France, by the Extinction of Terror.--

Proposal for repealing a Law which appeared to some to bear too hard

on the Relations of Emigrants --Rejected.But an equitable Alteration

made in thai severe Law.This a Matter of Triumph to the inoderate

Party

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The Haughtiness of the Directory towards different Nations Particularly

towards the Dutch, rehom they confider, not as Confederates, but a conquered
People.- Moderation of the Republic and prepondering Party in the United
Provinces.Batavian Convention.-Its Proceedings.---Affairs of Genera.
-Meeting of the National Institute of France. Considered as an auspicious
Omen of the Return of Peuce and Reign of the Arts.And Liberty of
Thinking and Publishing on all Subjects.---The Alliance between the Church
and Monarchy of France, in the End, ruinous to both. The nex, or confti-
tutional, Clergy avow their Allent to the Separation of the Church from the
Stute. Yet venture to condemn fome Things settled, or approved, by the

republican Government. But which they confidered as adverse to the Dignity

and Interests of the ecclefiaflical Order.-The Settlement of ecclesiastical

Affairs confidered by the Generality of the Fronch as a Matter of greať

Importance

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In France, a General wish for Peace.But the Popularity of the War with

England fill continued.Overture of Peuce from England to the French
Republic.-Negociation for Peace at Paris. Abruptly broken of
Affairs; Maritime and Colonial, French and Brilis.--Infidclity of the
French Gererument to their Engagements with the Dutch.-- French Prepara.
tions and Expedition for an incasion of Ireland.- Defeated. The Death
of Catharine 11.--And the Refignation of General IV ashington

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APPENDIX TO THE CHRONICLE.
London Gazette, June

70
The like, July 2

72
Articles of Capitulation of the island of St. Lucia, May 25
The like of Colombo, in the Ijland of Ceylon, February 15

75
The like of St Vincent's, June 1!

80
The like of Grenada

81
London Gazette Extraordinary, Nov. 3

ibid.
London Gazette, Nov. 29

90,
Articles of Capitulation of Amboyna, February 16.

92
The like of Banda, March 8

ibid.
Circular Letter to the Lieutenants of
Councies ihe Sea Coafts, Nov. 5,

93
Letter from the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Lord Mazor, Dec. 1,
I be like to the Bank

ibid.
Account of the total nett Produce of all the Taxes for oxe Year, ending Oktober
10, 1796

95
Account of Wheat sold in the Corn-Market, Mark-Lane, from Christmas, 1795,
to Christmas, 1796

99
Price of the Quartern-leaf for 1796

100
A general Bill of Chriftenings and Burials for 1796

101
Sui fiance of the Act for preventing feditious Afjemblies

ibid.
Average Prices of Corn for 1796

104
Mereorclogical Table for 1796

105
Supplies granted by Parliament for 1796

106
Principal Public Acts passed in the Sixth Seffion of the Seventeenth Parliament
of Great Britain

109
Prices of Stock for 1796
Trial of Mr. William Stone for High-Treason

111
Petition of Sir Francis Blake to the House of Commo:.5, February 8 115

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