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posed, that the sums of 600,cool. should agreeable to the just and humane laws be granted to the planters and merchants of Parliament, in relieving those officers of Grenada and St Vincent's; alfo one of tie Company who had long laboured million fifty-four thousand pounds for under age, sickness, and infirmity; that refunding the like fum advanced by the the expence of our conqueits of Ceylon, Bank of England for the public service ; Batavia, &c. had been defrayed by the and also 177,0001. for the pay and cloaih. Company; and that though from the ing of the sailitia. These motions were vigilance of our navy none of the East. agreed to, and the report ordered to be India thips had been captured, yet on received to morrow.

account of the war, the expences of Mr Dundas, expressing a hope that a freight had increased one million; but, we should never part with the Cape of not withitarding these ncavy deductions, Good Hope, but hold it for ever, ob- he still hoped the million to be approferved, that in consequence of the navi- priated to the nation would be found gation laws it was requisite a bill should forthcoming. Mr Dundas finally obpass to enable his Viajeity to make cer- ferved, that the trade of the Company tain regulations respecting that colony, had lait year increased four millions, for it was the with of the Government and as it was not probable they thoulú of this country, that it Mould not be long have a rival in that quarter of the held in the monopolising manner of the globe, it was not likely their trade would Dutch, who compelled other countries soon be diminuihed. Their present capi. in their traffic with it to numerous im- tal allowed them by Parliament to traffic pofts and inconveniencies---but be open wiin, would therefore be inadequate, to the trade of all nations, and in its and it must be enlarged. The rigat impolts equally impartial to all. He hon. gentleman then inade ieveral mo. moved a bill accordingly.

tions founded on his itatement. The House being then formed into a committee, Mr Dundas again rose to itate the annual accounts of the revenues

HOUSE OF LORDS. and expenditures of the East India Com- Dec. 19. The Lord Chancellor quitted pany. He read from papers, the ac- the woolfack, and prefenied a metage counts of the receipts and charges (cast from his Majelly, which was read by the up in rupees and pagodas,) at the dif- clerk, and appeared to be fubftantially ferent settlements; and then cambined the same with that delivered lant Sithem with the properly of the Company turday to the House of home and afloat, in one view.-.the re- Ordered to be taken into covijderation sult of which was, that there was a large to-morrow, and their Lordinips to be surplus of revenue, and the Company's fummoned on the occasion. affairs this year were better as to debts 20. The order for taking his Majesty's and assets 1,240,4901.

moft gracious message into contidcration Much of the prosperity of our territo- being read by the clerk, ries in India, and particularly in Bengal, Lord Grenville rose for the purpose of he attributed to the wise and benevolent moving an address to his Majcity on the system which had been established in occasion. He prefaced it with a thort that province by a Noble Lord (Mar- but apposite speech, in which he obterquis Cornwallis), and the good effects ved, that his Majesty's communication of which were daily observed in the to their Lordships was of that tenor as growing happiness and the encrealing to preclude the poffibility of a difference wealth of that country. There, security of opinion in regard to it. He therefore was now afixed to property, the people deemed it an injustice to the good fente were happy in the enjoyment of what and feelings of the House, to enter ire they poflefled, and the population in- to any detail respecting its contents; creased from the temptation which in- but would content himself with stating creased prosperity held-out to people to generally, that it was obviously the belt leave other countries, and to settle in policy, when engaged in a contest with that. From an increase of population France, to avail ourlelves of the allist. an increase of revenue followed of course, ance of some powerful continental allybecause there was a greater demand for and none more clearly came under this every article of consumption in the description than Auftria--and such ascountry. He then remarked, that this listance was never more neceffary, per. year near 400,000l. had been expended, haps so necessary, than at the prtient




crisis.' He was aware it was the wih of just; and that his Ambafiador was re-
cvery man in the kingdom to terminate quired to depart Paris within forty-
the present contest by a fafe and honour. eight hours.
able peace, and to that end his Majesty His Majesty had ordered all the me.
had wisely fet a negociation on foot. morials and other Papers, which had
However, it was a felf-evident principle pased on this subject between the French
of policy, that the best mode of treating Government and his Ambassador, with
was with arms in our hands, and so to the final result, to be laid before their
evince to the enemy, that we were ready Lordships, that the fincerity of his in-
for a rigorous prosecution of hoftilities, tertions to obtain Peace, might be made
in case they refuse to accede to secure m:wifest to the world ; and to prove
and honourable terms of peace. With that his Majesty's object was the hos-
this view it was necessary to strengthen our and dignity of this country, and the
our alliance with the Emperor, and to general fecurity of Europe--the con-
enable him to act with vigour against duct of the French Government, or this
the enemy, in case of the alternative he occasion, was contrary to the system of
had alluded to. He then moved an ad- pretended existing treaties.

In this situation his Majesty had the
The Duke of Bedford said, his wish was consolation to reflect, that the continua.
not to oppose the address in the present tion of the war was owing to the exorbi.
instance, as he deenied it proper, to a tant views of the enemy; and he looked
certain degree, to strengthen the hands forward with anxiety to the conclusion
of our ally the Emperor on such an oc- of this unhappy contest, and to that
casion as the present. Such a measure, hour when the enemy should liften to
he acknowledged, may tend to a speedy terms of reasonable accommodation. He
termination of the war, and on that trusted, under the protection of Divine
ground some asistance ought to be given. Providence, on the firmness of bis Par-
However, he wished to have it unde- liament, the valour of his army and na-
ftood, that, by his vote of this night, le vy, the great zeal of his people, and the
did not pledge himself to approve of pe- resources of the nation, for carrying on
cuniary asistance to the Emperor to any the most vigorous measures.
amount, nor granted in any mode that Lord Grenville then rose, and inform-
ministers might wish to afford it. On ed their Lordships that he had very few
the contrary, he deemed the late con- words at present to trouble them with,
duci of minifters, in this respect, to be he Mould therefore merely move that
highly reprehenfible. This opinion was his Majesty's Message be taken into con-
not confined to hiinfelf. It was the sen- fideration on the 5th of Jan. The cor-
timent of the public in general, that mic respondence he promised should be laid
nifters, in sending money to the Empe- on the table to morrow, and printed
ror in the manner they lately had done, copies he laid upon the table the day
without the content of Parliament, were following.–Adjourned.
highly culpable.

Lord Grenville replied. After a Mort A General Bill of all the Cbriftenings and
explanatory conversation,

Burials in London, from December 8. 1795,
The Lord Chancellor put the question to December 13. 1796.
on the address, which was agreed to- Christened,

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9648 Males

22. His Majesty's Allent was given,


9178 Femalcs 9406
by Commission to the Loan Bill, and
several others.

In all 19,826 in all

26. Lord Grenville informed their

Whereof have died
Lordships, that he had a Message from Under 2 years 6772 | 60 and 70 IIIS
his Majesty to their Lordships.

Between 2 and 5 2840 70 and 80 891
The Lord Chancellor read it; in sub- 5 and 10

900 | 8o and go

Itance as fo lows:--

jo and 20 621 | 90 and 100 55
That it was with the greatest concern 20 and 30

A 100
his Majchy acquainted the Ilouse, his 30 and 40 1537
endeavours to procure a Peace were a- 40 and 50 1657
bruptly broken off by the French Go- 50 and 60 1328
vernment; and his intentions frustrated, Decreased in the Eurials this year 1891.
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N. B. An Account of the Weather, Prices of Provisions, and Agricultural Report, with

Prices of Grain, Stocks, &c. will be found at the end of every Number.

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the 30

Part I. Esays, Biography, and Anecdotes, Agricultural Improvements, and

New Inventions.
Abbe Sieyes, account of 156

Campbell, Dr, memoirs of 437
Advice, on the inefficacy of 318

Canal locks, patent for 796
Acts paffed during the last felfion of par- Cape of Good Hope, discovery of 103
liament 622

Carrots, to extract fpirits from 292
Agriculture-Newly invented churn 36. Causes Physical, influence of, on the mo«
On inclosures 1o9. Obstacles to huf-

ral faculty 737.
bandry 187. Culture of potatoes 188. Ceylon, description of the island of 39
Grafting trees 247. Watering of mea- Cheese, method of making Parmalan 49
dows 249. Survey of the central High-

lands 325. Management of Highland Chambers, Sir William, life of 224
estates 375. Of Mid-Lothian 465. Swe- Character national, reflections on 385
dish turnip 544: Use of Lime 545. Characters and oddities, remarks on 18
825. Benefits from sheep 548. On - of some writers during the reign of
falt as a manure. 614. Rye-grass, new Queen Anne 20
species of 617. Feeding of milk cows literary, remarks on 21
652. Management of wood-lands 684.

of the Scotch 29
Cure of water in theep 686. On the Churn, description of a newlyinvented 34
utility of large farms 700

Cinnamon tree, account of 101
Aleppo, coffee-house scene at 10 Cleanliness, remarks on 660
Anglo-Saxons, customs and diversions of Climate, on the influence of 893

Coffins, a patent for 724
Anecdotes-82.699. 747. Of French cha. Collectors of rarities 665
racters connected with the revolution Coins, remarks on 184. 239. 552.
509, 589. 656. 727. Of Voltaire 655. Commissioner to the General Assembly,
Of Sir H. Palliser 580. Of David Hume an anecdote 120
798. Of Lord North 798

Contentinent, advantages of 735
Arts fine, present state of 388

Copenhagen, new account of 379
- in England, comparative state of in Corns, effectual cure for 796
1763, 753

Dancing as an imitative art, from Dr
Atmosphere, experiments to determine Smith 600
the moisture absorbed from 181 Deaths of eminent persons in 1796, list
Bank of Genoa, account of 552
Barometer, new theory of the rise and Dedications, remarks on 311.
fall of 2

Domestic life, the luxury of 663
Bartholomew. Fair, a literary imitation Duelling, letters on 169

Dutch, character. of the 384
Beattie, Mr James, character of 581 - remarks on the neatness, &c. of 659
Birds, particulars in history of $49. 597 Dwarfs, observations on 606
Brazilian Stone in Weir's museum, on - Jeffery Hudson 654
the flexibility of 659

· Eggs, method of making hens lay in wing
Bridge of cast iron over the Wear 724

ter 2
Books, thoughts on 530

Elizabeth, Queen, sketches of 6. 885
Buchanan George, life of 147

Engraving, account of the art of, by Sir
Butter, receipt for sweetening fpoiled 74

R. Strange 532
Buffon, anecdotes of the Count de $86 Epitaph on A. Duncan, D.D. 410


of 796

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Scots 459

Etymological observations 899 Mæcenas, ketch of the life of ro
Europe, on the primaval form of 533 Magnetic needle, new discovery regarde
Fashionable life, by Dr Currie 542 ing the variation of so8
Farms, on the utility of large 700 Machines to shorten labour, obfervations
Female institution, a lingular one 754 on the utility of 602
Fordyce James, D. D. account of 797 Macartney, Lord, sketch of the life of 653
Flame, on the electricity of 471 Manners of mankind, obferv, on 457
French Revolution, observations on by Matrimonial differences 896
Mr Gibbon 754

MʻPherson, James life of 221. · 365
Truit trees, method of improving 364 Milton, anecdotes of 154
Giants, remarks on 606

Mind pleasure of, well cultivated 463
Gibbon's account of the plan of his his- Money, value of in last century 700
tory 535

Monuments of Dr Johnson and Mr
- character by himself 754

Howard, inscriptions on 436
Germany, anecdote of the present Em- Naples, account of the Lazeroni of 386
peror of 9

Naval signals, origin and use of 807
Globe, on the structure of the 240 Nerves, humurous account of the 178
Grafting trees, observations on 247 Observations on the character, &c. of
Great Britain, extent and cultivation of yo Queen Elizabeth 885
Gypsies of Naples 386

Paper, method of making Indian 146
Heart, Delusions of, a tale 13

Pasigraphy, new invention of 292
Health and sickness, observations on 812 Petersburgh, new defeription of 195
Henry V. of Shakespeare, observations Poetry, on Didactic 193
on the character of 461

on the ancient Scottish 734
Henry, Dr, account of 293

Portuguese, customs and manners of
Highlanders, characteristic traits of the 24. 106. Poetry of 890

Potatoes, on-the culture of 188
Highland dress, history of, by Sir John Rainy day, pleasures of the closet upon
Sinclair 671

Hindoos, hiftory, religion, and manners Receipts-For making hens lay in winter

For making Parmesan cheefe 49.
History of the Jews in England 740. 822 For sweetening butter 74. For Stilton
History of Don Pedro King of Portugal cheefe 74. For taking spots out of
and his confort 173

clothes, &c. 146. For cleaning the
Hudson the dwarff, account of 654 teeth 220. To destroy the Black Clock
Husbandry, obstacles to 187

Idler's account of himself 454

Respiration, effects of 310
Inclosures, observations on 109

Rheumatifm, receipt for the cure of 580
Innoculation, on the advantages of 660. Rome, visited by Mr Gibbon 679

Royal Society of London, account of 840
Jews in England, history of 740. 822 Rolland, M. portrait of 338
King's Skinner's bill, anno 1625. 806 Rullia, present state of society in 745
Ladies, Turkish account of 17

ftate of 230.,298
Weith, account of 17

Salt as a manure 614
Lancashire, ftatistical account of 34 Scotland, introduction to, and Topogra-
Letters, original-Sir J. Lesley, to Sir phical account of 42. Of Mid Lothian
Tho. Riddle 36. By Lord Bacon 99. 112. 242. 329. Of East Lothian 369.
* M. Rolland, to Robespierre 166. Mr Of Berwickshire 440. Of Roxburgh-
Burke, to a Noble Lord 197. Waller,

shire 513. Of Selkirkshire 618.

to Oliver Cromwell's daughter 389. Peeblesthire -619. Of Linlithgowshire
Dr Hawkesworth, to a young lady 451. 686. Of Lanarkshire 729. 801. 860.908
Of Shakespcare 885. Of Dr Robert Scotch, national character of 29
fon and Dr Birch 901

Scriptures, historical account of the dif-
Life of a man of genius 96

ferent versions of 324
Literary history of the present period School, on the education of &c. from
171. 235

Louis the 16th, character of 296 Sentiments of the foul, mental affections,
Literature of Scotland, in the 16th cen. pity, &c. 89. 190
tury 401

Sheep, cure of water in 686
Lime asa manure, on the use of $45.825 on the benefits of 548


of 694

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creation 320

Shakespeare, newly discovered MS. of Taste, influence of rarity and expence on
100. 258. Detected 885

Smith, Adam, account of the life of 3.75 Thirlage, hiftory of 110
Smollet, Tobias, sketch of the life of 725 Tippoo Sultan, account of the army of
Snailes, two females supported by 364 611
Spain, poetry of 890

Trade of Great Britain, observations on
Stars, Herschell's account of the fixed

519. 591

Travelling, Mr Gibbon's observations
Style of Swift and Addison, observations on 679
on 681

Travellers, observations on 747
Sun, Herschell's account of the compofi- Varieties of the animal and vegetable

tion of the 519.591
Sugar, hiftory of 303

Vizier, anecdote of a Scotch 302
Synonymous terms, utility of defining Voltaire's creed, remarks on 447

Vortigern, account of 259
Switzerland, observations on a tour in Water, method of preparing sulphure
; 679

ous 74
Tales-Delusions of the Heart 13. 84. Watering of meadow3, obfervations on
Decayed Merchant and his Daughter 249
176. 255. 367. Bird Catcher and Ca. War as conducive to happiness, thoughts
nary 251. The Good Friar of Augf-
burg 305

The Loft Emperor 308. Weather, disadvantages of fine 810
Love and Joy, an allegory 394. The World, observations on our intercourfe
Sport of Fortune 395. Origin of Or.
gans, &c. 538. Affecting Story of Mr Yest, new invented composition for 508
Hall 681. Albert and Emma 748. 817. Young, Arthur, account of 80.
875. History of a Full-bottom'd Wig

on 315

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PART II. Historical Intelligence, Foreign and Domestic, and State Papers,
The Reader will find a variety of Miscellaneous Articles under eacb of the following divisions, wbich

could not be put into an Indix.

New South Wales 574. Resolution to
Cause of the misunderstanding on the augment the corps of Royal Edinburgh
Frontiers 131. Standard of the French Volunteers 647. Monument erected to
Republic presented in Congress 213. Re. Provost Drummond 648. Lift of gra-
solutions of the House of Representa- duates in medecine at Edinburgh 648.
tives 350. Dreadful fire at Charlestown Thomson, the poet's, anniversary cele-
573. French squadron appear of New. brated at Dryburgh Abbey 720. Ma-
foundland 719. Fire at Quebec 759. gistrates of Edinburgh chosen 721. James

Buchanan, the Lanark carrier, mur-
Plague there 60. British Mimister leaves . dered 721. Kirkaldy passage boat loft
that court 60.

989. Statement of the proportions of

men to be raised by the different coun-
Remarkable rainbow appeared 67. Count ties, &c. 790. Office bearers of Grard
D'Artois and fuit land at Leith 68. Elec- Lodge elected 862. Overture respec-
tion of the Dean of Faculty 68. Gold- ting Chapels of Ease 862,
smith's kall burnt 69. Barracks in Great Appeals 141. 217. 286. 358. 574. 722.
Britain 140. Privateers infeft the coasts 789.863. Abstract of 575
141. Riots at Dumfries 216. State of Trials before the High Court of Justi-
the Britith Navy 286. Fiars for crop ciary 141. 217.574. 863
1795 287.. General Assembly 358 427. Circuits 358. 428. 505.722,
Dutch Frigate runs into Greenock 426.
Duel between Major Crichton and Mr Resolutions of the Council of Five Hun-
Bennet 426. Two Catabaw Indians ar- dred, Dec. 1795, 57. Council of El
sive 427. Peers elected 503. Trial of ders swear hatred to royalty 128. Rero.
M‘Kay for á riot on the King's birth tions relative to affignats 129. Anni-
day 504. Edinburgh races 5o6. Ex- versary of the death of Louis XVI. 129.
fract of Governor Hunter's letter from Proceedings of the Directory 212. Na.

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