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Advertisement to the Third Edition. AFTER the Second Edition of the Index has been out of print for nearly feven years, the very frequent inquiries for it has induced the Editor to be at confiderable expence in making the prefent edition more worthy of the patronage of the Public than the former editions. In order to accomplish this, the Second Edition has been revifed entirely; fome redundancy of language has been abridged; no article has been taken away, though fome have been removed to more appropriate titles and claffes, and the difficulty arifing from many that might be fearched for under various claffes is obviated, by making double entries. In the c'ales of MARRIAGES 2nd DEATHS particularly, very great additions are made: in the former, the race of the Gentleman enly was given in the alphabetical arrangement, another alphabet under the name of the Lady is now added: in the latter under the short note, "N. B. "For a further account of the Deaths, fee the latter end of every month, throughout every volume, as they happened," on examination more than eleven hundred names had been omitted under this chest apology. There are now added. The Editor tres, that from the various improvements in the prefent Edition, that many perfors, who may pullets a former edition, will, on a careful ccargar ion of male repetive merits, be inaced to countenance there kibours, by Aperiding is plee la Le horary by the pruk in Publeaner.
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HE Compiler of the following INDEX, equally defirous of communicating pleasure and information to the Reader, has endeavoured in its execution to adopt that plan which appeared most likely to convey a fummary and comprehenfive knowledge of the valuable materials difperfed throughout the ANNUAL REGISTER. For this purpose he has collected from the various parts of the Register (whether contained in the CHRONICLE OF APPENDIX, or under any particular head or title) whatever has been faid on that head or title, and placed it under the fame; so that the Reader may fee, in one connected and uninterrupted view, whatever has been recorded or faid on that particular fubject. For inftance, any revolution which has taken place in any country (as in Denmark, Russia, or Sweden) or any occurrence in any foreign country, (as France, Spain, &c.) will be found under the titles Denmark, France, Ruffia, Spain, Sweden, &c. in the HISTORY OF EUROPE; the first figure denoting the volume, the second and following figures the page and pages of the volume. Thus, alfo, every difcovery in, or obfervation upon, Natural History, Useful Projects, &c. &c. contained in the Register, is arranged in alphabetical order under NATURAL HISTORY, USEFUL PROJECTS, &c. &c. the volume, and the pages of the volume, being to be found according to the abovementioned directions.
To elucidate this historical part of the Annual Re gifter, the Reader is referred to the end of the Sixth Volume, where he will find the following Maps: a new Map of the SEAT OF WAR on the COASTS of MALABAR and COROMANDEL, in the EMPIRE of the GREAT MOGOL; a CHART of the SEAT of WAR on the Coafts of FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, and ITALY, with the adjacent Coasts and Islands in the OCEAN and MEDITERRANEAN SEA; a new Map of the BRITISH DOMINIONS in NORTH AmeRICA, with the limits of the governments annexed thereto, by the late treaty of peace, and fettled by proclamation, October 7th, 1763.
With respect to England, every occurrence, political and parliamentary, relating to the public tranfactions of this country, as connected with other States, is placed under the titles England and English Parliamentary, in the HISTORY OF EUROPE; whilft every article which relates to the internal adminiftration or domeftic occurrences of this kingdom in general, and of London in particular, is comprised under the head of CHRONICLE AND THE APPENDIX.
The figures contained within crotchets [ ], or within crotchets and afterisks [*], refer to the articles in the former part of the Regifter; viz. the HISTORY OF EUROPE, the CHRONICLE, APPENDIX TO THE CHRONICLE, and the STATE PAPERS: and thefe crotchets and afterifks have been faithfully attended to and preferved in the Index. The remaining parts of the Regifter, beginning with CHARACTERS, are printed without thefe crotchets and afterifks, and therefore they have none in the Index, unlefs when any of thefe articles are brought from the CHRONICLE (which is diftinguifhed by crotchets) and placed under one of thefe general heads.