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THE SECOND VOLUME.

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Prospects on the Rubicon .

Rights of Man, Part I. Being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on

The French Revolution

41

Rights of Man, Part II. Combining principles and practice

145
Letter to the authors of the Republican

263

to the Abbe Sieyes

267

Address to the Addressers

269

Letters to Lord Onslow

317

Dissertation on First Principles of Government .

325

Speech delivered in the French national convention

345
Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas, letter the first

353

The decline and fall of the English system of Finance

365

Leiter to the people of France

389

Reasons for preserving the life of Louis Capet, as delivered to the

national convention

393

Agrarian Justice, opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Mo
nopoly

399

Letter to the People of France, and the French armies, on the event

of the 18th Fructidor--(Sep. 4, 1797), and its consequences 417

Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas, letter the second

437

to the sheriff of the county of Sussex

441

to Sir Archibald Macdonald, Attorney General, letter the first 445

to the Attorney General, on the prosecution against the second
part of Rights of Man

449
Letter on the propriety of bringing Louis XVI. to trial

452

Speech in the national convention on the question, "shall or shall

not a respite of the sentence of Louis XVI. take place"

456

On Louisiana and emissaries ...

457

A challenge to the federalists to declare their principles

460

Liberty of the press -

463

The einissary Cullen, otherwise Carpenter

466

Communication on Cullen

469

Federalists beginning w reform

472

474

Notifications respecting the impostor Cullen, alias M'Cullen, alius

Carpenter, the associate of the Federalists of New York . 478

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PREFACE,

An expression in the British parliament respecting the American war, alluding to Julius Cæsar having passed the Rubicon, has on several occasions introduced that river as the figurative river of war.

Fortunately for England, she is yet on the peaceable side of the Rubicon ; but as the flames once kindled are not always easily extinguished, the hopes of peace are not so clear as before the late mysterious dispute began.

But while the calm lasts, it may answer a very good purpose to take a view of the prospects, consistent with the maxim, that he that goeth to war should first sit down and count the cost.

The nation has a young and ambitious minister at its head, fond of himself, and deficient in experience: and instances have often shown that judgment is a different thing from genius, and that the affairs of a nation are but unsafely trusted where the benefit of experience is wanting.

Illustrations have been drawn from the circumstances of the war before last, to decorate the character of the present minister, and, perhaps, they may have been greatly over-drawn; for the management must have been bad to have done less than what was then done, when we impartially consider the means, the force, and the quantity of money employed,

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