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FOR G. AND J. ROBINSON, PATERNOSTER-ROW; AND J. FAULDER, NEW BOND-STREET, LONDON.
GREAT BRITAIN, 1770.
1770.—MERITS of Wilkes's election discussed in parliament.-- Petitions and addresses
to the throne.- Privilege of parliament abridged-Grenville act respecting con. tested elections.-Change of ministry.-Lord North's policy respecting the
provinces.-Affair of Falkland's Islands. 1771.- -Affair of Falkland's Islands discussed. — Trials respecting liberty of the press.
Embankment of the Thames for the adelphi buildings. 1772.-General line of conduct respecting the affairs of the continent.-Ecclesiastical
affairs in parliament.-- India affairs.-American affairs. 1773. Insurrection in St. Vincent's.-East India affairs.-Important resolutions respecte
ing territorial possessions, &c.—Proceedings respecting lord Clive.-The aspect
of affairs in America is daily more serious. 1774. -Several acts to punish and restrain the Bostonians and other revolters.
Wedderburne incenses doctor Franklin, agent for the Americans, by his acri. monious language.- Quebec regulating act.—State of things in America.--A general congress.-Acts of it.—Different sentiments of men respecting the
merits of the contest. 1775.- Warm debates on the merits of the American war.- Petition from congress.
Lord Chatham's proposal.--Division in the council.—Mr. Burke's plan.--Event of the campaign.-Operations near Boston.-In Virginia.-In Canada.-Autumn session. Mr. Penn's representation of the state of America.--Second plan by
Mr. Burke. 1776. Mr. Fox's motion for a committee of inquiry.-Duke of Grafton's motion.
Lord Howe and sir William Howe appointed Commissioners to treat with the Americans.-Operations in Canada.-Operations in South Carolina.-Operations in Long Island. Subsequent operations in York Island and on the continent. b
1777.- Policy of France towards Great Britain.-Ineffectual effort and consequent
secession of some of the members of opposition.--East India affairs.- Inves.
-Disastrous issue.--Consequent parliamentary occurrences.
of commissioners to treat with the Americans.-Death of lord Chatham and
party spirit.- Merits of Keppel and Palliser discussed.
War declared by Spain.—Tumults in Scotland.--Associations in Ireland.-
appointed.—Lord Shelburne's motion for a committee to examine into the
Incidents which led to the war with the Dutch states and the armed neutrality.
campaign in the Carolinas.--Signal display of Washington's talents.---Lord
fleets.-Capture made by Kempenfeldt.
the new ministers.--Death of the marquis of Rockingham and consequent