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ANNUAL REGISTER.

VOL. III.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE,

1803.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY COX AND BAYLIS, GREAT QUEEN STREET;
AND SOLD BY JOHN BUDD, CROWN AND MITRE, PALL MALL; R. BAGSHAW,
BOW STREET ; RICHARDSON, ROYAL EXCHANGE; GINGER, PICCADILLY;
ALSO BY J. MERCER, DUBLIN; J. MORGAN, PHILADELPHIA;

AND E. SARJEANT, NEW YORK.

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PREFACE.

Of the present Volume, which forms the Register for the half year, ending on the 30th of June, 1803, it would, after what has been stated in the foregoing Prefaces, be unnecessary to say any thing, were there not now omitted a few of those heads, which are to be found in the Supplementary part of the preceding Volumes.

The cause of this omission, which consists chiefly of the Naval and Military Promotions, the List of Patents, the List of New Books, and the Account of Juridical Proceedings, is, the extraordinary length of the Public Papers, and the necessity, which their importance created, of inserting them entire, and in a type that would not render the perusal of them painful. In the next Volume, which will be less occupied with Public Papers, there will be room for inost of the heads now omitted; though, as to some of them, it may, perhaps, be determined to exclude them altogether, for the sake of admitting, in their stead, matter more closely connected with Politics and Political Economy.

The Collection of Public Papers, relating to the dispute between England and France, is more complete than any other extant, either in English, or in French ; and, besides the papers, strictly official, there are two which now make their very first appearance in the English language; one, entitled “ Observations on the King of England's Manifes

to," the other, " the King of England's Declaration, accompanied with Remarks.” Both these writings, the latter of which is attributed to the pen of Mr. HAUTRIVE, were first published in the Moniteur; and, therefore, must have received the approbation of the French go. vernment, if, indeed, they were not written and promulgated. under its immediate direction. Be this as it may, they are ci great public importance, not only because they treat of every point in dispute, bring to light many facts heretofore not publickly known, and display considerable ingenuity and force of argument, but because they contain the statements and the reasoning, on which the French government has

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