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Situation of the French Nation and Government, and Views of the Diree-
tory.--Difficulties to be encountered by France at the Close of 1795.-
State of Parties in England.-Temper of the British Nation.-Assem-
blies for the Purpose of a Parliamentary Reform, and Peace with France.
-A great and dangerous Scarcity of Provisions.-Meeting of Parlia
ment.- -Insults and Outrages of an immense Mob against the King, on
his Way to the House of Lords.-The regret of all People of Sense at
this Treatment of the King.--Speech from the Throne.-Debates
thereon. In the House of Commons.--And in that of the Lords


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Free Negroes in the Island of Jamaica.-Hunted by Blood-Hounds.-Mo-
tion by Mr. Grey, in the House of Commons, for an Inquiry into the
State of the Nation.-Negatived.-Farther Taxes.-For paying the In-
terest of an additional Loan.-Mortality among the Troops sent against
the French West-India Islands.—Neglect and Distresses of the Troops.
-Motion for Documents on these Subjects by Mr. Sheridan.-De-
bates thereon. Mr. Sheridan's Motion agreed to.-Motion, in the
House of Peers, for the Production of Papers respecting a Vote of Par-
liament, in 1783, recognizing the Necessity of certain Public Reforms.
-Debates thereon.-The Motion negatived. Report of the Committee
of Supply on the Resolution for granting a Subsidy to the King of Sar-
dinia. Conversation on that Subject-Charges laid against Mi-
nistry by Mr. Grey, as Ground of Impeachment; and a Motion on that
Subject-Negatived.-Motions, in both Houses of Parliament, against
the Continuation of the War-Negatived.-Motion, by Mr. Wilber-
force, for the Abolition of the Slave-Trade, on a certain Day.-Nega-
tived.-The Session of Parliament closed by a Speech from the

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makes rapid Progress in Italy.-The Austrians, under General Beau
lieu, constantly repulsed, yet not dispirited.-Various Actions.-Sus
pension of Arms agreed on between the French and Piedmontese Armies.
-General Beaulieu re-crosses the Po, for covering the Countries to the
North of that River-dt Paris, Negotiation for Peace between the
*King of Sardinia and the French Republic.-Treaty of Peace between
France and Sardinia ratified by the Legislative Bodies of France.

Exultation and Confidence of the French.-Improved by Buonaparte,

for the Purpose of leading on the Army to farther Exploits.Address

to the Army-General Object and Ten-tency of Buonaparte's private

Conversation-Homage paid to the Merit of Buonaparte and the

Army, by the Directory.-Buonaparte puts his Army in Motion.—

Crosses the Po, and leaves General Beaulieu to break up his Camp.—

Armistice between the French Army and the Duke of Parma.-The

French advance toward the Capital of Lombardy.-Battle of Lodi.—

The Austrians retreat to Mantua.-The French proceed to Milan,

where the French General allows his People some Days of Repose


Exultation of the French at the Successes of their Armies.-Their Army

in Italy animated by the Praises of their Countrymen, and the Conver

sation as well as the Proclamations of Buonaparte, to a high Passion for

Glory. Enter the Duchy of Modena.-poliation of Monuments of

Antiquity and Art.-Abhorrence of the Italian Nobility and Clergy to-

wards the French greater than that of the inferior Classes.-A general

Insurrection ready to break out, quashed by the Vigilance and Prompti-

tude of Buonaparte.-The Austrians, under General Beaulieu, with

the Connivance of the Venetians, take Possession of Peschiera.-Buona.

parte advances against Beaulieu, who retreats to the Tyrolese.-The

Venetians tremble before the French.--Dismiss from their Territories

the Brother of the late King and Claimant of the Crown of France.—

Buonaparte takes possession of Verona.-Blockades Mantua.-Pre-

pares to march into the Tyrolese-Detained by Insurrections in the

Distriels, known under the Name of Imperial Fiefs.-These being sup-

pressed, he carries his Arms to the Southward-Reduces Tortona, Bo-

logna and Urbino.-Menaces Rome-Armistice between the Pope and

Buonaparte.-Suspension of Hostilities with Naples.-Buonaparte the

Friend and Patron of Men of Learning and Science.-Ambitious View's

of the French Republic.-Insurrection in Lugo.-Quelled, and the

City reduced by the French.-The Blockade of Mantua converted into

a close Siege-Raised by Marshal Wurmser.-Actions between the

French Army and that of the Austrians, reinforced by Detachments

from Mantua.-Remarkable Instance of Presence of Mind in Buona-

parte.-The Austrians driven back beyond the Adige

Italian Mobs excited against the French.-Suppressed by a Terror of the
victorious French,-Marshal Wurmser, pursued by Buonaparte, re-


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into the Tyrolese.-The Siege of Mantua resumed.-Marshel Warmier,
powerfully reinforced, makes Head against the French in the Venetian Ter.
ritories. But is defeated. The French take Possession of Trent.—Conti-
nued Success of Buonaparte.-Marshal Wurmser, with the Remains of his
Army, makes good his Retreat, and takes shelter within the Walls of Man-
tua.-Corsica, evacuated by the English, returns under the Governm nt of
France.-Pacification between France and Naples.-Including the Bata-
vian Republic.-Religious Zeal of the Romans.-Awakened by the Court
of Rome into Rage, and avowed Preparations for War against the French.
A new Republic, composed of several small States.-Prevalence of the re-
publican Spirit in Italy. -The Austrians, reinforced with Troops from
Germany, advance against the French.-Retake Trent.-But are de
feated with prodigious Less at Arcola.-The Austrians, though frequently
defeated, return to the Charge.-High Spirit and Courage of the Troli-
ans.-Devotion of the Army in Italy to the French Republic.—Patience of
the French Soldiers under manifold Privations

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Campaign in Germany.-Opposite Designs of the French and Austrians-

Successes of the French. They invest Ehrenbritstein.-Driven back, by

the Archduke Charles, to Dusseldorff.-The Divi im of the French Army

under Mreau takes Post at Strasburg.-The Plan of Operations proposed

by this Genera-Crosses the Rhine.-Reduces the Fortress of Kebl.-

Defeats the Austrians, under Marshal Wurmser, near Philipsburg.-

And in various and successive Engagements.-The Austrians retire, in order

20 wait for Reinforcements, into the Interior of Germany.—Junction of the

French Troops under Jourdan and Kleber.-These united reduce Frank.
fort.-Successes of Moreau in Swabin.—Cessation of Hostilities between
the French and the Princes of Wirtemburg and Baden.-Conduct of Prussia.
A Prussian Arm, tak-s Possession of Nuremberg.-Impolicy of the French
in the Mode of raising Contributi ns.-Cause of this.-Depredations of the
French in Germany.-Operations of the French Armies under Moreau and
Jourdan.-Disasters of the Austrians.-The Emperor represents the Situ-
ation of Germany, and his wa Situation, in an Appeal to his Bohemian and
Hungrian Subjects.-Diet of the Empire.-Partakes of the general Can-
sternation of Germany. — Determination to open a Negotiation for Peace
with France. The Tide f Success turned against the French by the Ger.

mans, under the Archduke Charles.-Obstinate Engagements.—Masterly

Retreat of the French Armies.-Particularly of that under Morsau.--Con.

sequences.-The Austrians occupied in the Sige of Kehl.--Sally of the Gar-

rison there. Various Actions.-Armistice between the French and Austri.

ans.-The Diet of the Empire re-animated by the enterprising Spirit and

Success of the Archduke Charles, solicitous to regair the Favour of the Im-

perial Court




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