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RELATIVE TO THE
WAR against FRANCE
Now carrying on by GREAT BRITAIN and the
IN laying before the Public the Fourth Volume of this collec
tion, the Editor cannot refrain from expreffing his grateful fenfe of the encouragement with which the former volumes have been honoured---a fimilar degree of encouragement he hopes the present volume will be found to merit. He has drawn his materials from the best fources, and collected the papers, of which the volume is compofed, from the most authentic records. He has endeavoured to combine accuracy of detail with clearness of arrangement, and has attempted to execute his tranflations with that fidelity which is fo peculiarly neceffary in a work that afpires to the character of being official. Several of the papers have never appeared in any other publication in this country---of others, mutilated copies only have been published, which have of courfe led to very material errors; and these the Editor has diligently laboured to restore to their original meaning.
It was his intention to have brought the prefent volume to the close of the last year only---but yielding to the fuggeftions of feveral gentlemen, who reprefented to him, that it would be more acceptable to the public to poftpone it till there was a fufficient quantity of materials to form a volume, he was induced to include the Parliamentary Papers to the diffolution in May laft, and the other documents, to the prefent time.
VOL. III.-PART ii.