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COTS MAGAZINE.

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VOLUME XLII.

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Printed by A, MURRAY and J, COCHRAN.

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· A CHRONOLOGICAL Series of Events, continued from our preceding volume,

To each article is annexed the number of the page of this volume in which it is to be found.

1780.

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Pd. 14. Capt. Cooke, the celebrated circumnavigator, killed on the island O'why'he. 43. 8.7.21. British forts on the Millilippi taken by the Spaniards. 27. Niro. 19. Congress receives a new French ambañador. 79.

28. Omoa evacuated by the British. 143. Dar. 15. Motion made in the House of Peers respecting the public expenditure. 70.730. -30. Mefl. Stratton, Brook, Floyer, and Mackay, tried for the arrest and imprison

mear of Lord Pigot. 102. 30. Associations begun, and committees of correspondence appointed, for obtaining

a redress of grievances. si.
Cape Fielding takes some Dutch merchantmeo while under convoy of Dutch wara

Thips. 46.
Jan. 8. Adm. Rodney takes a fleet of Spanish merchant-thips. 93.

obtairis a victory over a Spanith squadron. 94. Feb. s. A commiflion paffes the great seal appointing Gen. Chinton and Adm. Arbuthnot

commissioners for restoring peace in America. 49. 14. Mr Burke presents a bili for the better regulation of the civil lift, &c. 194. — 14. An act paffed in the British parliament, allowing Ireland to trade to North A

merica, the West Indies, and the coast of Africa. 100, 13. Adm. Digby takes a French man of war and some transports. 99. Marcb21. The British ambassador requires of the States-General to give an answer in three

weeks concerning the succours claimed by G. Britain. 15s.
The Empress of Rullia sends a declaration to the beiligerent powers respeding

neutral ships. 212. – to which these powers return answers. 270, 71. —29. The states of the province of Holland alledge, that the succours claimable by

Britain are confined to wars begun ia Europe. 156. April 3. Rulia invites the States. General to join the armed neutrality. 213. 6. The British Commons take into consideration the petitioas from counties, &c.

245 -6. The states of Zealand recommend a negociation with Britain. 212. 17. Great Britain suspends all the stipulations refpecting navigation and commerce

with the States-Geoeral. 214. -15. Rodney's and Guichen's British and French fleets in the West Indies engage.

19. Fort St John on the Spanish main surrenders to the British forces. 379. Mayo. Insurrections in South America against the Spanish government. 490. 11. Charlestown in South Carolina surrendere to Gen. Clinion. 263.

A great deal of damage done by eruptions of Mount Æina. 434. June 2. Moit destructive riots in London. 281. -9. Lord George Gordon committed to the Tower of London for high treason. 403.

-j. Martial law deciared in Pennsylvania. 425.
15. The British and French fleets in the West Indies engage again. 303.
28. Trials of the London rioiers begun. 362.
A proclamation in America by the Marquis de la Fayette, inviting the Canadians

to join the American confederacy. 534. Jaly s. Adm. Geary fails in with and takes part of a neet of French Wes-India Mhips.,

384
8. Denmark and Sweden declare their accellion to the armed neutrality. 435.

u. Execution of the London rioters bigun. 417.
~II. A Freach fleet and army.ake postellon of Rhode iNand. 426 477.

Twenty thips of a fleci bound to Quchec cap ured by the Americans. 534.
Azz. 9. A fleet' of British East and West India thips taken by the combined fleets of

France and Spain. 443. 546.
16. Gen. Gates defeated by Lord Cornwallis at Camden in South Carolina. 485.
18. Gen. Sumpter dcreated by Col. Tarleton. 487

Great damage done by a fire at Peiessburg. 544.
22. The two thips which sziled 0 1776, on a voyage for making discoveries, arrive

io Oikoey. 549 -130. Privateers prohibited from taking iheir prizes jato Portugal. 544. Sept. 1. The Britici parliament difolred, and another called. 495.

Henry

257, &c.

1780. Sepi. 3. Henry Laurens, late President of the Congress, taken prisoner. 534. and brougit

to London Oct. s. 549. 25. Maj.-Gen. Arnold joins the King's army at New York. 585. 08. 2. Adj -Gen. André executed by order of Gen. Washington. 585. 049.

u. Dreadful storms in the West Iodics. 652. Nov. 10. The British ambassador presents another memorial to the States-General. 610.

23. Gen. Lellie lands in Virginia. 647.
Dec. 4. Inhabitants of Bengal, &c, petition the House of Commons. 321,

12. The British ambaffador presents his last memorial to the States-General. 663.
20. A manifesto, and Ictters of general reprisals, issued by Great Britain against the

Dutch. 664,6.

To the BIN D E R. UT off the blue covers, and place this quarter of a Cheer, containing the General

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January.

The day of the week on which every month of 1780 began: A belp to

find the date of any article expressed as falling on a certain week-day before or after a date mentioned. [The Isl, 8th, 15th, 22d, and 29111, of a month, fall on the same week-day. The month-day advances one week-day every common year, and two every leap year. so, as 1780 was a leap year, January and February advance two days in 1781, and all the rest of the months advance one week-day, after the week-dry on which the same month-day fell in 1780.] January, Saturday. May, Monday. September, Friday. February, Tucfday. June,

Thursday. October, Sunday. March, Wednesday, July, Saturday. November, Wednesday. April, Saturday.

August, Tuesday. December, Friday,

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ERRORS and OMISSIONS. Pag. col. lin.

1. 2. for Lt-Gen. rend Major

23. for Law read History 209. si] Inftead of this couplei, (in which the word success is a false quantity), the author 6.) desires the following 10 be fubflituted :

Approving Heaven his generous wishes crown'd,

And Health and Pleoty scatter'd blessings round.
The poem, intitled, The Dream, here, by mistake, afcribed 10 Mr JAMES

MACKENZIE, was written by Mr W. NISBET at fixteen years of age.
Borb the errer and correftion are iaken from the London Chronicle. This
makes two other corrections necessary, viz. p. 209. col. 1. 47. for Three

read Two-ond p. 210. col. s. 1. 25. delete 3.
49.} for Countess of Harcourt. read Duchefs d'Harcourt. - a French lady.

33. for 327. read 328.
387. 32. between fourth and burnt, read La Legere frigate, of 32 guns,

18. read Polyhymnia Died, at Poplar, June 8. 1780, aged 68, Mory East. This woman palled for a man shirty-five years ;-kept a public house, ferved all the offices of the parish, and attended Weltminster-hall and the Old Bailey as a juryman. Having acquired a competent fortune (3000 l.), ne retired from business, and lived at Poplar vill her death. Her fortune the has left to a friend in the country, and a young woman who lived with her as a servant ; except so l. a-year to the poor of Poplar, so 1. to a working gardener, and a gold watch to Mr Currie, a distiller at Poplar. (39.452.),

Preferred: Li-Gen. Sir Richard Pierlou, created a Knight of the Bath; invested Nov. 53.

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C o N T Ε Ν Τ S. ANNUAL REGISTER. History 1978. Ger- || AMERICA. Recapitulation 24. Tumults in many: Political fate of that country i. Philadelphia 24, 25.

Meffage, the sun Disputes concerning the Bavarian fuccef preme executive council to the affembly of fion 3. Different claimants s. Difcuf Pennsylvania 25. Loyalists prosecuted 27. fons before the diet of the Empire o. Spanidh succelles on the Mifli fippi 27. AfAD ANTICOMBUSTIBLE CEMENT 7. fairs in Jamaica 28. French edicts conCH, H, HEINEKEN. Great intellectual cerning Grenada 29.

powers displayed in a child at Lubeck 8. OF ARTIFICIAL LOADSTONES 29. GENEROSITY of a Glasgow merchant 8. Hunter on the FREE MARTIN 30. W.CROTCH, an infant musician 2. Lettsom on the distrefles of the Poor 31. A Observations on ELECTRICITY 12.

morning-walk in the metropolis 32. The ALARM; The conduct and views of Lord BELLAMONT: Obstinate virtue 33. the Oppofition delineated 14.

Books. Letter to the people of Laurence. Account of a WILD MAN 17.

kirk 33. Williams on the universal prinPARLIAMENT. Lords on reducing the ciples of religion and morality 35. civil Lift 18. Speeches of Lords Richmond, POETRY. New-year's day 40. The DuelScormont, Bathurst, Effingham, Rocking Tilts ib. A thort character of Milton ih. ham, Chancellor,Shelburne, &c. 18. 22. On Dowager Lady E. H dib. On the -Commons on the army-estimates' 22. academy for teaching Grown Gentlemen Speeches of the Secretary at War, Sir Ch. to dapce ib.

Advice to individuais ib. Bunbury, Mr T. Townshend, Gen. Grane, On the death of Capt. Cook ib. Alves's LI A. Gordon, Mr Fox, Ld George Ger ode to Britannia 41. Ode to war 42. An main, &c. 12. -24.

epitaph on a poor musician ib. A HEN ibat changes its colour 24.

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS 43. -56.

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ANNUAL REGISTER for 1778. der the prospect of peace precarious. [Published in the end of December 1979.]

The vast and continually-increasing arHISTORY. [41.360.]

mies, which have been kept up fince the

cor.clufion of the late war, by the two GERMANY. [41. 360.)

powers, who with a decifive controul ANY appearances have for now sway the motions of the other mema long time seemed to indi. bers of the Germanic body, were of a cate, that however the scale magnitude far beyond all the interests of 1

of war or peace might hap. peace; and if not absolutely beyond the pen to predominate in the other parts of abilities of their respective countries to Europe, the tranquillity of Germany support, were totally inconsistent with the could scarcely be of a very lasting nature. ease and prosperity of the people for Besides the conclufions which might at whose protection they were supposed to other times be drawn from the particu- be formed. Indeed these powers feem lar circumstances of government, the mul- fo fenGble of the fatal consequences of titude of men, and the military geniu such a drain from population, and such which has in all ages characterised that a withdrawing of itrength from the lanursery of soldiers, other more immediate bours of the carth, that both of thens. circumstances were not wanting to ren- lave adopted the remcdy of encouraging VOL. XLII,

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