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1786.--MR. PITT's plan of a sinking fund is approved. Further financial regula,

tions. --India bill - amended.-Mr. Burke commences the proceedings against Mr. Hastings by charging him with high crimes, &c.-Convention with Spain.

-Commercial treaty with France. 1787. Merits of the commercial treaty discussed.-New arrangement of the customs.

-- Decisions relative to Scotch peerage. Proceeding relative to Mr. Hastings's

trial.--Foreign affairs. 1788. Policy of Great Britain relative to the war between Russia and the Porte.--

Affairs of Holland. Flag officers.--Affair of.--Divers acts.Slave trade.

Foreign affairs.-The king's illness.- Parliamentary proceedings relative to it. 1789. -Death of Mr. Cornwall and election of Mr. Grenville-speaker.-Parliamen.

tary proceedings on the king's illness.--The king recovers.-Motions respecting

dissenters.--Election of Mr. Addington speaker. 1790.- Prosperous state of the kingdom.--Sentiments of men respecting the French

revolution.-- Parties in parliament.--Motion for repeal of the test.--Affair with Spain respecting Nootka Sound.-Mr. Flood's unsuccessful motion for reform

of the representation. 1791. -Conduct of government respecting the Turkish war.-Mediation for peace.

Liberal act respecting roman catholics.-Merits of the slave trade debated.

-Merits of the war in India debated. 1792.- State of the public mind.-- Tumult at Birmingham.-Act respecting trials for

libel.–State of the revenue.-Seditious proceedings of several societies.-
Effects. Merits of the approaching war.



1793.-—-Negotiations with France-abortive.—Deceitful conduct of France.--War

declared by France.—Supplies provided.-Precautionary measures.- Proceed.
ings against Muir and Palmer.-Failure of commercial credit.-Le Brun's
letters.--Measures with the allies.-Events of the campaign in Europe and the

1794.- -Debates on the merits of the war.-Supplies for it voted.-Societies charged

with seditious practices.- Habeas corpus suspended.-Consequent proceedings.
1795.- Different opinions respecting the war.-Debates relative to the subsidies

to the German emperor.-Supplies voted.—Motions by lord Stanhope, Mr.
Grey,-Duke of Bedford,-Mr. Fox, and Mr. Wilberforce respecting the war.

- Marriage of the prince of Wales.— Treaty with Russia.- Affairs of Ireland.
Lord Fitzwilliam's conduct as lord lieutenant.—Resigns and is succeeded by
lord Camden.-His majesty's carriage assaulted.-Consequent acts of parliament.

-Debates on them.--Naval exploits.-Cape of Good Hope taken.
1796.—Policy of government respecting negotiations for peace.--Debates on the subject

of finance.-Lord Malmsbury's negotiations at Paris unsuccessful.--Reasons.-
Measures of defence.—Enemy's attempt on Ireland fails.-Reduction of the
Dutch East India settlements.

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1786.- VIOLENCES committed by the different factions.-Conduct of each.-Conduct

of the king of Prussia.-Conduct of France.--Of England.
1787.- -The civil war continues.-Circumstances in the stadtholder's favour. The

prineess visits the provinces.-The Prussian troops are put in motion. The

revolters submit and tranquillity is restored.
1788. -Measures to establish the stadtholder's authority.
1790.-_Marriage of the prince of Orange with the princess Sophia of Prussia.
1793. —War is declared against the States by France.-See history of France.
1794.- See France.
1795. -The Dutch provinces are reduced to subjection by the arms of France, aided

by the malecontents.-Flight of the stadtholder.-Contributions.--Civil arrange-


1786.---COMMERCIAL treaty with England.-Nature of it-Relative merit. — Domestic
regulations.-King's humanity and benevolence.-Affair of the necklace.


1787.Reasons for the line of conduct adopted by France in foreign affairs.-

Origin of the revolution.-State of the public mind.-Calonne's plan of reform.
-Death of de Vergennes.---Assembly of notables.--Calonne foiled by the
opponents to his measures.—He is succeeded by the archbishop of Toulouse.
-Measures of finance.--Seance, royale.--Duke of Orleans ordered to leave

court-Foreign affairs.
1788.--Effects produced by the assembly of notables.--Imprudent conduct of the

court.--State of the public mind.-Cour pleniere projected.--King's distress.
-Necker is appointed minister of finance. His character.--His errors of judg.
ment.--Convocation of the states-general resolved on.--How constituted.---

Mirabeau's character.--Duke of Orleans.--The motives of their conduct.
1789. -Feelings of different descriptions of men before the convocation of the states.

general.---Cahiers.--How given. -Tumults at Paris. --State of parties.--Necker's
erroneous judgment and its consequences. The convention takes the name of
assemblee nationale.-King's distress.----First acts of the assembly.--Royal
session.--Its consequences.-Assembly removes to a tennis court.-Resolu.
tions.-The nobles join the tiers etat.Views of Mirabeau and the duke of
Orleans.--Ill-judged measures of the court.---Necker dismissed.-Popular
tumults.The bastile destroyed.--The king visits Paris and reinstates Necker.
-State of the public mind.--Artois, the Polignacs and others desert the king.

-Tumults in the provinces.--Necker's financial measures.-New constitution.

The court gives occasion to a tumult at Versailles by its indiscretion.
The king is forced to come to Paris.-Triumph of the republicans.-Mira-
beau's overtures rejected.--Assembly removed to Paris. Subsequent measures.

Death of the dauphin.
1790. State of the public mind.--Causes of stability in an ill-constituted govern.

ment.-Necker's resignation.-Judicious measures of government.-Its insin.

cere professions.—Its views and maxims.-Conduct relative to Avignon.— To

St. Domingo.--Anacharsis Clootz.
1791. -Reflections on the measures of the revolutionists and the state of the king-

dom.--Artifices of the jacobins.-Suspicions of the king's intention to escape.
-Character of the noblesse.-King's escape and arrest.-Effects on the public
mind.-Subsequent proceedings.—Different schemes of foreign powers to
restore the king to his authority.--Congresses of Pilnitz and Mantua.-
Princes at Coblentz.--Different policy of the emperor and king of Prussia.-

Different principles of the parties in France.
1792.- State of the kingdom.-Conduct of the emigrant princes considered.—Change

of opinion in some of the patriots.-Preparations for war.-Transactions
with foreign powers.—Change of ministry.--Measures adopted by foreign
powers.--Warlike events.-Influence on domestic affairs.--Decrees respecting

non-juring priests and army of 20,000 ordered to Paris ---King's veto.-
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Madame Elizabeth's behaviour.–Fayette's.-Marseillois.--Means used to incense
the populace.-Duke of Brunswick advances.--Country pronounced in danger.
--Petion accuses the king.--Revolutionary project executed by Danton,
Roberspierre, Marat, &c.-Dumouricz's artifice.-Attack of the thuilleries.-
Lewis flies to the hall of assembly.- Proceedings of the convention.-Change
of ministry.—Anarchy prevails.-Plan of the campaign and events.-Fayette
escapes.--Dumouriez commands.— Massacres at Paris. Royalty abolished and
the king imprisoned.-Military events.--Conferences between Dumouriez and
the Prussian agent.— Retreat of the Prussians.-Reflections.-Military events.

- The Netherlands conquered.-National convention elected.--Acts of it.-

The jacobins triumphant.-King's trial ordered.--Process.
1793,- Sentence pronounced. King's execution.—His character.- State of parties.-

Roland resigns.—Practices of the terrorists.-Effects.-Erroneous principles of
the powers which had invaded France.—Effects.--War with Great Britain.-
Great exertions.—Events of the campaign.--Dumouriez's principles and conduct.
-His defection and escape.-Successes of the allies and effects.--Acts of the
convention.--Triumph of the jacobins over the girondists.-Decrees for rising
in mass.—Danton and Roberspierre rivals.-Characters.--Reverse of fortune
of the allies. Duke of Brunswick's disgust.-New constitution. State of the
kingdom.--Lyons and Toulon recovered.--Execution or exile of the girondists.

-Measures relative to religion.
1794. State of the public mind.— The democrats avail themselves of it.—Robers.

pierre proscribes his former associates.--War in the. Vendee.--Events of it.
-Roberspierre provokes resistance by his tyranny.--Violent motions in the
convention.—He is borne down.-Arrested and executed.-New- system.-
Political events relative to France. Conduct of Prussia.--Force of the two
armies,-Events of

the campaign.-Pichegru is repulsed by the British
forces in an attack on the Dutch frontier.-Successes of the French on the
Spanish frontier.- Political effects.--Events on the Italian frontier.-Conquest
of Corsica by the English.--Successes of the English in the West Indies.

--Naval exploits of the English.
1.795.-Pichegru's campaign in Holland and reduction of the Dutch provinces.-Sub-

sa sequent acts.-Conduct of Prussia.--Of- the king of Spain.-Submission of

the chouans, after the unsuccessful descent of the emigrants.--State of the
confederacy.--Events of the campaign in Flanders.--State of the kingdom.-
Contest between the moderatists and terrorists in the convention, and preva-
lence of the former.Death of the dauphin.-New constitution. -Disturbances
excited by it.-Buonaparte employed to quell the insurgents.--Consequent

occurrences.-French - institute founded.
1796.-----Policy of the government respecting pacific negotiations.-Hostilities with the
chouans.-Buonaparte appointed commander in Italy --Force of each party.


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