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COLLECTION

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STATE P A P E R S,

RELATIVE TO THE

WAR against FRANCE

Now carrying on by GREAT-BRITAIN and the

several other EUROPEAN POWERS,

Bontaining AUTHENTIC COPIES of

TREATIES,
CONVENTIONS,
PROCLAMATIONS,
MANIFESTOES,
DECLARATIONS,
MEMORIALS,

REMONSTRANCES,
OFFICIAL LETTERS,
PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS,
LONDON GAZETTE ACCOUNTS

OF THE WAR, &c. &c. &c.

Many of which have never before been published in ENGLAND.

London:

Printed for J. DEBRETT, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly.

1794.

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INTRODUCTION.

THE

HE object of the Editor of this work has been to col

lect all State Papers illustrative of the sentiments, actions, and views, of the European Powers, in the present War against France, and also of the United States of America, who, though situated in another quarter of the globe, are, notwithftanding, by language, customs, and connexions, so intimately interwoven with the European system, that their conduct is more important to it than that of many European States then selves. It must therefore be particularly understood, that these Papers relate only to the French WAR, and the difpofitions of the different Powers on that subject.

At a time when so many various opinions are formed and maintained respecting the motives of Princes and States for commencing hostilities or remaining neuter, it seems proper to lay before the Public authentic Documents by which these motives may be investigated and ascertained, as far as poflible, on the Declarations of the Parties themselves. It is presumed that the utility of this volume therefore must be evident. The want of fome perfect collection of this kind has of late been regretted not only by Members of both Houses of Parliament, but by many other eminent characters, to whom the deficiency was obvious; and it was a knowledge of the embarrassment occasioned by such a want, that first induced the Editor to collect the following Papers, to class them under their respective heads, to arrange them in chronological order, and to accompany them by an ample Index, by means of which any one may be referred to in an instant,

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It has been thought most eligible to place these Papers under the following Heads :-1, Treaties 3—2. Proclamations and Manifestoes ;--3. Official State Correspondence ;-4. Papers relative to Neutral Powers ;-5. Parliamentary Papers ;

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