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Spueb from ibe throne. Amendment moved 19 the address in the Heale sf

Commons. Great Dibates. Amendment natá udsz a divisse. Op. pekticn to the aidrojs in general, in zbe Huae of Lords, bui as amendmunt proposed. Acarijs carried osa a divien. Morion 10 adirejs ibe Eroen, in the Hsuje of Commens, for a dyjavrsal of certain poilages in i'be late man fito inued by tbe Commi jners at New York. I be mc!ion, after long debates, rejected upon a divi'cn. Similar motion by tbe Marquis of Rockingbam, likrwijl canis mucb debate, and is rejified upon a diwiken. Proteft. Circumstances, a bicb tended to be redering the lare ałtion of Brejt, á fučjeet of parliamentary calcz.

Admiral Kepel, being called upon, gives jsme accunt of that bufinejs iss the Hsuje of Commons. Anjwered by Sir Hugb Pallejer. Reply. Court martial ordered for the trial of Admirai Keppel. Cindai of ite admiralty censured and supporied: Queftisa, relative 19 the dijerecre'ionary pruers of that board, mucb agitated. Bill brought in and palled, for iiona beiding of the trial of Admiral Keppel on jbcre, (in confideration of bis ili flare of beaith) instead of its being buid a board fhip, as before prescribed by tbe law. Recejs.

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Debates arising on questions of fupply, previous to the recef:. Augmenta.

tion of 14,000 men, to the land jervice. Trial at Portsmouth. Almiral Keppel boncurably acquitted. Receives ibe thanks of both Houses. Vice-admiral of the blue refigns his employments, and vulates kis jeat in the House of Commons. ble morial, ligned by tuilui adinirals, presented. Great discontents in the navy. Rejolution of cen, are moved by Mr. Fox, on the conduit of the admiralty. Motion, after long debares, rejected upon a di-vision. Second motion, of a fimiler nature, by Mr. Fox, rejected ufon a division. Two great naval commanders, declare against acting under the present system. Rejignation of naval

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officers. Sir P. J. Clerke, brings in a bill against the contrators; first question carried upon a division; but the bill rejected upon another. Bill in favour of Diljenters brought in and passed. Afairs of Ireland. Various attempts and propojals for affording commercial relief to that country, prove at length ineffectual.

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Debates on

the army extraordinaries. Morion for printing the estimates rejected upon a division.

division. Committee on Easi India affairs. Resolutions moved for and carried, relative to the violence committed on the late Lord Pigot in his government. Motion for profecuting certain members of the late council at Madrass, agreed to. Mr. Fox's motion, for the removal of the first lord of the admiralty from that department, is, after long debates, rejected upon a division. Committee of enquiry, into the conduct of the American war. Amendment moved to the motion for the examination of Earl Cornwallis, by the minister, and carried upon a division in the committee. Amended motion then put, and rejected upon a division. Third motion rejeétud. Transactions in the committee, discussed in the Housė, and rescinded. Committee revived. Earl Cornwallis, and other witnesses examined, in behalf of Lord and Sir William Howe.

Counter evidence proposed, and agreed to. In the interim, General Burgoyne's evidence brought forward and examined. Counter evidence examined. Committee suddenly dissolved.

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Two enquiries in the House of Lords, tending to the same object, and carried

on through the greater part of the Jellion. Enquiry into the state of the navy, and the conduet of the admiralty, instituted by the Earl of Bristol. Motions for naval papers, bring out much debate, and are rejected upon a division. Motion by the Earl of Bristol, for the removal of the first lord of the admiralty from his employment. Great debates. Motion rejetied upon a division. Protests, Enquiry into the government and management of Greenwich hospital, conducted by the Duke of Richmond. Movis for a compensation to Captain Baillie, late lieutenant-governor of Greenwich hospital. Motion rejected upon a division. Minority lords quit the House. Rejolutions in vindication of the Earl of Sandwich. Hard caje of Captain Baillie. Marquis of Rockingham endeavours to bring forward an enquiry into the ajfuirs of Ireland. After several ineffe ual attempts, a kind of compromise takes place, referring the business of that country to the ensuing fellion Mr. Townshend's motion to defer the prorogation of parliament, rejelied upon a division. Spanish manifeflo. Addre/s from the Commons. S..cond address moved by Lord John Cavendish. Motion of adjournment carried upon a division. Amendment to ihe address of the Lords, moved by the Earl of

Abingdon, Alingdon, and rejected spon a division. Second amendment proposed in the Dicke of Richmond; rejetied upon a divison, after confiderable des bate. Bill brought in by the minister for doubling the militia, after much devate and propojid amendment palled by the Commons. Indemnity bill likemije pobed. Alilitia bill meets with great opposition in the Ficuje of Lirus. Indemniry Lill much opposed; but carried through. Proteis. Militia vill deprived of its principal etictiive powers, and returned to the Commcns. Ditate on a point of privilige. Bill palled. Speech from the throne.

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CH A P. IX. Htilities in the East Indies. Sea-fight between Sir Edıvard Vernon and

M. de Tronjolly. French squadron abandon the coeft of Coromandel. Siege of Pondicherry. Gallo.nt defence by M. de Bellecombe. Capitulation. State of affairs in Georgia and the Carolinas. Loyalists defeated in North Carolina. American General, Lincoln, arrives in South Carclina to oppofe Major General Prevost. Rebels difeated et Briar Creek. General Prezofi polies the Savannah, and penetrates into South Carolina ; advances to Charles Town; retires. Action at Stone Ferry. General Prevost takes podelion of the island of Port Royal. Expedition from Nerv York to Chesapeak Bey, under the conduct of Sir George Collier and Major General Matthew. Great damage done to the Americans in the neighbourhood of Hampton and Norfolk. Expedition up the North River ; Stoney Point and Verplanks taken. Expedition to Connecticut, under Sir George Collier and Governor Tryon. Surprize of Stoney Print by General Wayne. Recovery of that poft. Attack upon Paulus Ilock. Lieutenant Colonel Maclane befieged by an armed force from Boston. Relieved by Sir George Collier, who destroys the whole rebel marine in the Penolicct.

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Admiral Byron takes the command in the West-Indies. Endeavours to

draw Ni. D’Eftaing to an engagement without effect. Mortality at St. Lucia. Mr. Byren convoys the homeward bound trade. Loss of the island of St. Vincent's, during the absence of the feet. French fleet reinforced by the arrival of M. de la Motte : proceeds to the redučtion of ibe Granades. Lands a body of forces, which inveft the Hofpital Hill in the island of Granada. Attack the works by night, and carry them by form. Lord Macartney proposes to capitulate; but the terms offered by D’Estaing being deemed inadmissible, surrenders the fort and ijland at discretion. Admiral Byron returns to St. Lucia; proceeds with the fieet and army for the recovery of St. Vincent's, Receives intelligence at sea of the attack upon Granada, and being ignorant of the great superiority of the French fleet, changes his course in order to

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fuccour that island. Different views and conduet of the boftile commanders. Engagement. Extraordinary aéts of gallantry. Vice-Admiral Barrington wounded. French perseverc in tbeir resolution of not coming to a close action. Views of the Britifo commanders totally changed, upon discovering that the island was already loft, as they had no force capable of attempting its recovery. Transports and disabled ships sent off to St. Christopher's in the evening. Followed next day by the fleet; the enemy having returned to Granada in the night. Prodigious loss of men on the French fide accounted for. Claim a victory ; and upon what ground. M. D’Estaing directs his operations to the northward. First object, the reduction of Georgia.

Second, an attack upon NewYork, in conjunction with General Washington. Arrives upon the Coast of Carolina ; takes the Experiment man of war, and fone frigates. Anchors off Tybee. Lands bis troops, and invefts the town of Savannah. Summons General Prevost. Is joined by General Lincoln, and Count Polaski. Attacks the British lines, and is repulsed with great Slaughter. French retire to their ships, and totally abandon the coafts of America.

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CHRONICL E.
Births for the year 1779.
Marriages.
Principal Promotions.
Deaths.
Prices -of stocks for the year 1779.

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APPENDIX to the CHRONICLE. Abftraet of the late Aet for altering the duty on houses and servants.

of an Act for extending the provifions of the 12th of Geo. I. intitled, an Ad to prevent frivolous and vexatious arrests.

251 of the late Ad passed to prevent smuggling:

252 of an AX for laying a duty upon poll-borfes, &c.

253 of an Aet for recruiting his Majesty's land and jea forces. 254 Proceedings at the trial of Admiral Keppel.

254 Charge against him for misconduct and negleet of duty.

257 His speech before the court-martial, on opening his defence. Copies of letters between the Hon. Admiral Keppel, the Secretary to the Ad. miralty, the Judge Advocate, and Sir Hugh Palliser.

285 Votes of thanks of the two Houses of Parliament, and of the City of London, to the Hon. Admiral Augustus Keppel.

294 Extract of a letter from Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne to his conftituents, upon his

late resignation ; with the correspondence between him and the Secretaries at War, relative to his return to America.

297 Copy of a letter from Capt. Pearson, of his Majesty's ship Serapis, to Mr.

Stephens, containing an account of his engagement with, and being captured by, Captain Paul Jones,

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STATE PAPER S.

. His Majeti's met gracious joue:b ts barb Hos gf Parment, 10.57b,

:36 The bumbie adire,s of the Lords Spirizai and Tempera in Parliament 1, 37

bled; Jilin bis inajeti's an; ect. The humble address of 192 H-2e of Comnsas ta te A.13. Pruefts of ihe Lords

(339, 343 M. a32 nt by the King is both Hrajes of Parliament, June 1-tb. [4 I be bumbie aadrejs of in Rizot Hor. 16. Loris Siritual and Temporal, is Parliament a, embled.

+5 Amendment proposed to the above adarefs.

(ibiz. Proteft: of the Lords.

(34) 113 His Majesty's speech to beth Houses of Parliament, at tée claje of the 21st, July 3d, 1979,

1351 The speech of his Excellenry the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to barh Homies of

Parliament of that kingdom. The bumble address of the Lirds Siritual and temporal in Ireland to bis

Excellency the Lord Lieutenant; wito ois Excellency's an wet. 13:3 Translation of the King of France's declaration of war at Martinico. 1155 Declaration of the King of France, addressed to all the anc ent French in Canada, and every other part of North i'merica.

(ibid. I'rso letters of the French King to the Admiral of France.

(358 Copy of a paper delivered to Lord Vijccunt Weymouth by rbe Marquis d'Almadovar, on the 16 h June, 1779.

[:59 Orders for reprijals, by the Court of London.

[361 Proclamation relative to an invasion, dated the cth July, 1779. (363 Translation of the two Royal Chedules of the King of S ain. [363, 364 Translation of the Spanish manifisto, declaring the morives which have in.

duced his Catholic Majesty to act hoftily against En land. [367, 386 Copy of the answer tranmitted to the Marquis d' Almadovar by Lord Vifcount Weymouth, dated the 13th of July, 1779.

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