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Situation of the French Nation and Government, and Views of the Directory.
-Difficulties to be encountered by France at the Clofe of 1795.-State of
Parties in England.-Temper of the British Nation.-Affemblies for the
Purpose of a Parliamentary Reform, and Peace with France.-A great and
dangerous Scarcity of Provifions.-Meeting of Parliament.-Infults and
Outrages of an immense Mob against the King, on his Way to the House of
Lords.-The regret of all People of Senfe at this Treatment of the King.-
Speech from the Throne.-Debates thereon.—In the Honfe of Commons.-
And in that of the Lords


A Proclamation offering a large pecuniary Reward for the Discovery of any
Perfons guilty of the recent Outrages against the Perfon of the King.
Conference between the Lords and Commons on this Subject.—A Bill for the
Safety and Prefervation of the King's Perfon and Government.-Debates
thereon in both Houses of Parliament.-A Bill for the Prevention of Sedi-
tious Meetings.-Debates thereon.-The two Bills under Discussion in Par-
liament occafion a general Alarm, and much Oppofition without Doors.—
In this Oppofition the lead was taken by the Whig-Club.—Which was fol-
lowed by the Correfponding Societies and other Affociations. As well as
different Bodies legally incorporated.—The Miniftry fill perfevere in their
Meafures.-Debates on the numerous Petitions against the two Bills now
pending in Parliament.-General Indignation against the Principles and
Objects of thefe.-The two Bills paffed into Laws



In the Houfe of Commons, Regulations refpecting the Sale of Flour, and the
Making of Bread.-Motions by Mr. Lechmere and Mr. Whitbread, re-
Jpecting the Caufes of the Scarcity of Wheaten Flour, and the Hardships
incident to the Labouring Poor-Negatived.-Bill for Encouraging the
Cultivation of Wafe Lands.-Motions for the Support of the Land and Sea
Service.-Strictures on the Conduct of Miniftry in the War Department.--
Replied to bu Mr. Wyndham.-Debates on the Erection of Barracks.-
A Statement of the Expences of 1796, amounting from twenty-seven to





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Address of the Directory to the French Armies.-Determination to carry the
War into Italy.-Difficulties to be encountered in carrying this Plan inio
Execution,-Buonaparte.-The French Army, under his Command, makes

rapid Progress in Italy.-The Auftrians, under General Beaulieu, con
fantly repulfed, yet not difpirited.-Various Actions.-Sufpenfion of
Arms agreed on between the French and Piedmontefe Armies.-General
Beaulieu re-croffes the Po, for covering the Countries to the North of that
River. At Paris, Negociation 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.Addrefs to the Army-General Object and
Tendency of Buonaparte's private Converfation.-Homage paid to the Merit
of Buonaparte and the Army, by the Directory.Buonaparte puts his
Army in Motion.-Croffes 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 Auftrians retreat to Mantua.-The French proceed to Milan, where

the French General allows his People fome Days of Repofe


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

Italy animated by the Praifes of their Countrymen, and the Converfation

as well as the Proclamations of Buonaparte to a high Paffion for Glory.—

Enter the Duchy of Modena.-Spoliation of Monuments of Antiquity and

Art.-Abhorrence of the Italian Nobility and Clergy towards the French

greater than that of the inferior Claffes.-A general Infurrection, ready to

break out, quafhed by the Figilance and Promptitude of Buonaparte.-The

Auftrians, under General Beaulieu, with the Connivance of the Venetians,

take Poffeffion of Peschiera.-Buonaparte advances against Beaulieu, who

retreats to the Tyrolere.-The Venetians tremble before the French.-Dif

mifs from their Territories the Brother of the late King and Claimant of the

Crown of France.-Buonaparte takes Poffeffion of Verona.-Blockades

Mantua. Prepares to march into the Tyrolefe.-Detained by Infurrections

in the Difirias, known under the Name of Imperial Fiefs.-Thefe being

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

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

Buonaparte.-Sufpenfion of Hoftilities with Naples.—Buonaparte the Friend

and Patron of Men of Learning and Science.-Ambitious Views of the

French Republic.-Infurrection in Lugo.-Quelled, and the City reduced by

the French.-The Blockade of Mantua converted into a clofe Siege.-Raised

by Marshal Wurmfer.-Actions between the French Army and that of the

Auftrians, reinforced by Detachments from Mantua.--Remarkable Infiance

of Prefence of Mind in Buonaparte.-The Auftrians driven back beyond the


Italian Mobs excited against the French.-Suppressed by a Terror of the
.ctorious French. Marthal Wurmfer, pursued by Buonaparte, retreats

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Campaign in Germany.-Oppofile Designs of the French and Auftrians.—
Succeffes of the French.-They invest Ehrenbritfiein.-Driven back, by the
Archduke Charles, to Duffeldorf.—The Divifion of the French Army under
Moreau takes Poft at Straßburg.―The Plan of Operations propofed by this
General.—Croffes the Rhine.-Reduces the Fortress of Kehl.-Defeats the
Auftrians, under Marthal Wurmfer, near Philipfburg.—And in various
and fucceffive Engagements.-The Auftrians retire, in order to wait for
Reinforcements, into the Interior of Germany.—Junction of the French
Troops under Jourdan and Kleber.-Thefe united reduce Frankfort.-
Succeffes of Morcau in Swabia,--Cessation of Hoftilities between the French
and the Princes of Wirtemberg and Baden.-Conduct of Prufia.-A Prussian
Army takes Poffeffion of Nuremberg.-Impolicy of the French in the Mode
of raifing Contributions.-Caufe of this.-Depredations of the French in
Germany.-Operations of the French Armies under Moreau and Jourdan.—
Difafters of the Auftrians.-The Emperor reprefents the Situation of
Germany, and his own Situation, in an Appeal to his Bohemian and Hunga-
rian Subjects.-Diet of the Empire.-Partakes of the general Confternation

of Germany.-Determination to open a Negociation for Peace with France.

-The Tide of Succefs turned against the French by the Germans, under the

Archduke Charles.-Obftinate Engagements.-Masterly Retreat of the

French Armies.-Particularly of that under Moreau,-Confequences.—

The Auftrians occupied in the Siege of Kehl.—Sally of the Garrison there.

-Various Actions.—Armiflice between the French and Aufirians.—

The Diet of the Empire re-animated by the enterprizing Spirit and Succefs

of the Archduke Charles, folicitous to regain the Favour of the Imperial


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