seven to twenty-eight Millions sterling.- Debates concerning the
Terms of the Loan.-Vote approving the Cond:oct of the Minister on
this Subject.— New Taxes.-Debates thereon.– Mes age from the King,
intimating his Disposition to enter into a Negotiation with 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
Free Negroes in the Island of Jumaica.- Hunted by Blood-Hounds.—M10-
tion by Mr. Grey, in the House of Commons, for an inquiry into the
State of the Nation.-Negatived. Further Taxes.--- For paying the In-.
terest of an additional Loan.-Mortality among the Troops sent against
the French West-India Islands.- Neglect and Distresses of the Troops.
- Motion for Documents on these Subjects by Mr. Sheridan.-De-
bates thereon.--Mr. Sheridan's Morion agreed to.—Motiori, in the
House of Peers, for the Production of Papers respecting a Vote of Par-
liament, in 1783, recognizing the Necessity of certain Public Reforms.
--Delates thereon.-The Molion negatived. Report of the Committee
of Supply on the fiesolution for granting a Subsidy to the King of Sar-
dima. Conversation on that Subject.-Charges laid against Mi-
nistry by wr. Grey, as Ground of Impeachment ; and a Motion or that
Subjeci. - Negatived.--Motions, in loth Houses of Parliament, against
the Continuation of the War.— Negatived.--Motion, by Mr. Wiliere
force, for the abolition of the Slave-Trade, on a certain Day.-Nege-
tived.—The Session of Parliament closed by a Speech from the
CH A P. V.
First Cares and Employment of the French Directory.-Determination to
keep alive the Martial Spirit of the French Nativl.- And to extend
their Victories as far as possille.-But, at the same Time to make a
Shew of Pacific Inclinations.- Preparations for War on the Part of the
Allies.-- Attempt towards Negotiation lietueen the French and the
Allies at Basle, in Switzerland.-Rupture threatened between the
French und Swiss Cantons.--Prevented. ---Plan of the Directory for Mi.
litary Operations. Manifesto of Charelte.- Revival of the lar in La
Vendée.- New Complexion of this.—Total Defeat of the Insurgents.-
Capture and Erecution of Charette and St fiet. Manifesto of the Di-
rectory for Restraining the Cruelties of their Soldiers.-Lenient Alea.
sures.-Good Ejects of these
Address of the Directory to the French Armies.-Determination to carry
the War into Italy.- Difficulties to be encountered in carrying this Plan
into Execution.-Buonaparte. --The French Army, under his Command,