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State of Europe. Disposition of Rinają. State of the other northern

powers. King of Prussia, his alliances. Revolution in political system. Distraction of France. Character of the parliaments of that kingdom. Growth of their poiber,

CH A P: II.

Contest between the administration and parliaments of France. Money

edicts: Remonstrances. Governors sent to register the edicts by force. Arret against the Duke of Fitt James by the parliament of Thoulouse. Proceedings at Rouen and at Grenoble. Further remona strances. Effect of these dissensions. Spain. Dispositions of France with regard to peace. Louisiana,

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C H À P. II.

Election of a king of Poland. Parties there. Conduct of the neighbouring powers

. Poniatowski recommended by Russia and Prüssia. Vol. VII.

Opposition :

CH A P. VIII.

CHRONICL E. [45

Births for the year 1764,

[118

Marriages,

(119

Principal promotions for the year 1764, from the. London Ga-

zette, &c.

[120

Deaths,

(122

APPENDIX to the CHRONICLE.

Extract from a direction lately given to a jury in Dublin, by a learned

judge of the court of King's Bench in Ireland, in an action

brought for false imprisonment,

[127

Westminster races,

[128

Heads of the militia bill,

129

Heads of the act for preventing frauds and abuses in relation to the

sending and receiving of letters and packets free from the duty of

postage,

(131

Heads of the act for the better regulating of buildings, and preventing

mischiefs that may happen by fire, within the weekly bills of mora

tality, and other places therein mentioned,

[134

An account of the parliamentary inquiry, made in March 1764, into

the causes of the then high price of provisions,

[136

Arguments brought by the Spaniards for refusing payment of the ran.

som bills, for preserving Manilla from pillage and destruction, with

an abstract of colonel Draper's refutation thereof, in a letter addressed

to the earl of Halifax,

(138

Memorial of Charles Howard, Esq; of Greystock, and Miss Frances

Howard, of the family of Norfolk, in England; presented to the

British ambassador Paris, concerning a claim of theirs to the

effects of a relation who died in France,

(141

An account of the entertainments given his royal highness the Duke

of York, at Venice,

1143

Some account of the German emigrants, so hospitally received and

provided for by this nation in the course of the present year, (145

of the principal delates among the proprietors of the East

India stock,

[147

of a remarkable rollery committed at Lord Harrington's

house, in the Stable Yard, St. James's, in Decemler, 1763, (149

A List of the supplies, and ways and means, from the Revolution to the

end of the year 1763,

(155

Supplies granted by parliament for the service of the year 1764, (157

The lords protest relating to the privilege of parliament, in the case of

writing and publishing seditious libels,

(174

His majesty's most gracious speech to both houses of parliament, on

Thursday, April 19, 1764,

[178

Preliminary articles of peace, friendship, and alliance, entered into be-

tween the English and the deputies sent from the whole Seneca

nation,

[179

Terms of peace granted August 1764, by colonel Bradstreet to the de-

puties of the Delaware, Shawanese, Hurons of Sandusky, and other

Indians of the countries between Lake Erie and the Ohio 1181
Substance of the treaty between the courts of Petersburgh and Berlin,

ibid.

Memorial of the Porte, delivered in March, 1764, to the foreign minis-

ters at that court, in relation to the future election of a king of Poland,

[182

Protest against the Polish diet assembled for the election of a king,

drawn up and signed the 7th May, 1764, by twenty senators;
to which protest forty-five nuncios afterwards signed an act of ad-
herence,

ibid.
A discourse addressed by his Polish majesty to the prince primate and

the marshal of the diet, in the cathedral of Warsaw, when he received
the diploma of his election, and took the oath usual on that occasion,

5183

Manifesto published by the court of Petersburgh on occasion of the

death of prince Ivan,

1185

Papers relative to East India affairs,

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NATURAL HISTORY,

Account of the sheep and sheep walks of Spain,

77

Extract from M. l'Abbé Chappe d'Auteroche's journey to Siberia, for

observing the late transit of Venus over the Sun,

89

An account of the journey up Mount Ætna. From the Latin of the

late M. D'Orville,

96

Observations on the singular phænomena of disappearing and re-ap-

pearing rivers: with a description of several such rivers in Norman-

dy, and other parts of Europe,

98

An account of the plague at Aleppo,

102

of giants,

of the extraordinary and sudden growth of a child,

107

Remarks on swallows on the Rhine,

109

An account of the insect called the vegetable

fly,

110

of a remarkable fish, taken in King Road, near Bristol, 111

Nature the best mistress in husbandry,

112

The existence of the fountain tree, in the Canary islands ascertained,

and its effects accounted for,

115,

Account of a plants distilling quicksilver,

118

History of a new metal, known by the name of White Gold, or Pla-

tina,

119

Instance of the regeneration of metals,

PROJECT S.

An account of the Spanish fishery Chitherto unnoticed by other nations)

on the coast of Barbary,

124

Fresh wort, or the infusion of malt, recommended to trial as a powerful

antiscorbutic in long voyages,

128

Easy method of hindering water from growing putrid,

130

of sweetening putrid water, with a hint for remedying

some inconveniencies attending fire ventilators,

131

General rules to preserve the health of soldiers and sailors in hot cli-

mates,

132

Translation of a letter from the avoyer, or chief magistrate, at Berne,

in Switzerland, to

relative to the magazines of corn and

wine there,

ibid.

An account of the progress of grain from the market to the mouth, 135

Encouragement for planting palm-trees in high latitudes,

136

On the benefit of salt to cattle, with the method of using it, 139

A method of making all kinds of wood more durable than they natural-
ly are, successfully tried upon beech wood,

ibid.

Extract of a letter from Vevai, in Switzerland, containing an easy me-

thod of making wood less combustible,

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