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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. I.. Her
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. 'ns !

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.
er Effects. --Merits of the approaching war. 'Plus

VOL. III., þ.





1794. -


-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


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

with seditious practices.- Habeas corpus şuspended.-Consequent proceedings.
-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.
Policy of government respecting negotiations for peace.—Debates on the subject
of financo.-Lord Malmsbury's negotiations at Paris unsuccessful.-Reasons.-
Measures of defence.—Enemy's attempt on Ireland fails. -Reduction of the
Dutch East India settlements.


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 pút 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. In

1795.- The Dutch provinces are reduced to subjection by the arms of France, aided

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


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. ... ou

.. .:
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 characters---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.--I1l-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-
i 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-
iii . ment.-Necker's resignation.-Judicious measures of government.-Its insin-
r .): 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.-


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.—Dumouriez'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.
. .si ---Naval exploits of the English. . . :
1795.----Pichegru’s campaign in Holland and reduction of the Dutch provinces.-Sub-

"* 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-- institate founded. . .
17.96. Policy of the government respecting pacific negotiations.-Hostilities with the
chovans.---Buonaparte' appointed commander in Italy._Force of each party.


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