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JIIN 15 1949

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UNIV. OF MICH,

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Retrospective view of American affairs in the year 1778. Expedition to

Bedford, Fair Haven; and to Martha's Vineyard. Admiral Montague dispodeljes the French of the islands of St. Pierre, and Miquelon. Lord Cornwallis, and Gen. Knyphausen, advance into the enemy's country, on both sides of the North River. Surprize of Baylor's light borfe. Success of the expedition 10 Egg Harbour. Surprize of Pulaski's legion. Cruel depredations by Butler, Brandt, and the favages, on the back frontiers. Destruction of the new settlement at Wyoming, attended with circumstances of singular cruelty anch barbarity. Col. Clarke's expedition from Virginia, for the reduction of the Canadian towns and settlements in the

Illinois country. Consequences of Clarke's success. Expedition from Schobarie to the Upper Susquehanna. Defruction of the Unadilla and Anaquago settlements.

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Review of conciliatory measures pursued by the commissioners for restoring

peace in America. Attempt to open and smooth the way to a negociation by private communications and correspondence, fails in the effect, and is highly resented by the Congress. Resolutions by that body gainst holding any communication or intercourse with one of the Commissioners. Gentleman in question, declines acting any longer in the commision, and publishes a declaration in answer to the Congress. Declaration from the remaining commisioners in answer to that bady. Final manifesto and proclamation

by by the commissioners. Cautionary measures recommended by the Congress to the people; followed by a counter manifesto, threatening retaliation. Singular letter from the Marquis de la Fayette, to the Earl of Carlisle. American expedition for the reduction of the British settlements in the country of the Natches, on the borders of the Milfilippi. Expedition from NeuŽork, under the conduct of Commodore Parker and Colonel Campbell, for the reduction of the province of Georgia. Landing made good, and the rebels defeated. Town of Savannah taken, and the province in general reduced. Major-General Prevost' arrives from the southward; takes the tozun and fort of Sunbury, and afumes the principal command. [18 officers. Sir P. 7. 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 ineffeclual.

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Island of Dominica taken by the Marquis de Bouille, governor of Martinico.

State of the French fleet at Boston. Riot between the French and inhabitants. Desperate riot between the French and American sailors, in the city and port of Charleftown. M. D’Estaing sails from Boston for the West-Indies : having first ifred a declaration addressed to the French Canadians. Admiral Byron's fleet driven off from the coast of NewEngland by a violent hurricane, which afforded an opportunity for the departure of the French Squadron. British fleet detained at Rhode-Island, to repair the damages sustained in the tempeft. Reinforcement sent from New-York to the West-Indies, under the conduet of Commodore Hatham, and Major-General Grant : narrowly miss falling in with the French fleet: join Admiral Barrington at Barbadoes, and proceed together to the reduction of the island of St. Lucia : troops land, take the French posts.in the neighbourhood of the Grand Cul de Sac: proceed to Morne Fortune and the Viergie. M. D'Estaing appears in hight, with a vaft superiority both of land and marine force : attacks the British Squadron in the Grand Cul de Sac; and is bravely repulfed by Admiral Barrington, twice in the same day. French land their troops in Choc Bay : attack General Meadows three times in the Viergie ; are repulsed every time, and at length defeated with great loss. Great glory obtained by the British forces, both by lea and land, in these several encounters. M. D'Efaing, after ten days longer stay, abandons the island of St. Lucia, without any further attempt for its recovery. The Chevalier de Micoud, with the principal inhabitants, capitulate before the French fleet is out of sight.

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State of public affairs during the recess of parliament. Address and perition

from the city of London. Militia embodied. Camps formed. Admiral
Keppel appointed to the command of the grand fleet for the home service.
Peculiar situation of that commander. Fleet fails from St. Hellens.
Licorne, French frigate, fopt and detained. Blameable conduet of the
Captain, in firing unexpectedly into the America man of war. Desperate

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Debates on

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extraordinaries. Morion for printing the effimates rejected upon a division. Committee on East 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 House, 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 Selfion. 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 admiraliy 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. Resolutions in vindication of the Earl of Sand. wich. Hard caje of Captain Baillie. Marquis of Rockingham endeavours to bring forward an enquiry into the ajfuirs of Ireland. After several ineffictual attempts, a kind of compromise takes place, referring the bufiness of that country to the ensuing fellion Mr. Townshend's motion to defor the prorogation of parliament, rejected upon a division. Spanish manifeslo. Address from the Commons. Sucona address moved by Lord John Cavendish. Motion of adjcurnment carried upon a division. mendment to ihe address of the Lords, moved by the Earl of

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