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growing profperity of the country. Remarks on the budget by Mr. Sheridan.
CHA P. VI.
Proceedings of the national affembly after the new law had established fome`
Nation, in general, faid to be unanimous in fupporting the affembly, and offers to raise three millions of foldiers in defence of the new conftitution. Situation of the captive king and of the royal family in the palace, now ftate priJon, of the Thuilleries. Ill effect produced at home and abroad, and worfe confequences likely to enfue, from the king's captivity, when his free fanction is neceffary to give validity to their laws, caufes great uneafinefs in the national aflembly. Scheme formed to obviate thefe difficulties, by inducing the king to appear to come voluntarily to the national affembly, to declare himfelf fully fatisfied with all their proceedings, and that he confiders himself as being at the head of the revolution. Liberal conduct of the affembly with refpect to the civil lift. King notwithstanding firmly rejects all the perfuafions used to induce him to pay the defired vifit. Great diftreffes of the country. 20,000 people fed by charity at Lyons. 6,coo eftates advertized to be fold. Decretot's noble manufacturies at Louviers nearly ruined. Riots at Verfailles. Some obfervations on the extraordinary conduct of that people through the courfe of the king's troubles. Parifians become again tumultuous, and, without regard to the general famine, want to have the price of bread fixed at a lower rate than it could have been afforded in the most plentiful feafons. Their rage increased to the highest pitch upon the acquittal of Bezenval by the chatelet. Form a plot for forcing the prifon, and murdering him, on their own principles of fummary juftice. All their Jchemes overthrown, and Paris reduced to order, through the activity and vigour of La Fayette, well fupported by the Bourgeoife militia. Surrounds a body of 1,100 of the mutineers at night, and makes 200 of them prisoners. Chatelet proceed to the trials of Lambefc, Broglio, and others of the principal refugees, for the real or fuppofed plot of the preceding month of July. Are all acquitted, through the failure of any evidence to fupport the charge. Various confpiracies apprehended or jpoken of for the rescue of the king's perfon. The fubject of the king's inftant death, as the affigned penalty for any attempt to his rescue, a matter of public converfation in all companies and among all ranks, without the smallest expreffion of horror, at the idea of fo deplorable a catastrophe. King's firmness at length gives way, and he fubmits to pay the propofed vifit to the national affembly, and to make a Speech nearly fimilar to that prescribed. Affairs of the clergy finally fettled, their property feized, and affignats created? [107
Ineffectual attempts made by the French privileged orders, for procuring redrefs or fuccour from the neighbouring continental powers. State of political affairs in Europe, which, with other caufes, tended to produce that indifference with respect to France which now appeared. Courts of Madrid and Turin. Rafh and impetuous proceedings, along with the contemptuous language used by the national affembly, ferves continually to create new enemies abroad as well as at home. Wrong offered to the German princes with respect to their poffeffions and rights in Alface, embitters the whole empire
APPENDIX to the CHRONICLE.
Dr. Johnson's monument
Report of a committee af the house of commons, respecting the houses and other buildings joining to Westminster Hall, the two houfes of parliament, offices thereto belonging, &c.
Particulars refpecting the last illness and death of the emperor
Account of the lofs of the Vanfittart Indiaman
Trial of Renwick Williams, commonly called the monster
A general bill of all the christenings and burials in the cities of London and Westminster, &c. for the year 1790 [268 An account of all corn and grain exported from, and imported into, England and Scotland, with the bounties and drawbacks paid, and the duties received thereon, for one year, ending the 5th of January 1791 Prices of flocks for the year 1790 State of the barometer and thermometer for the year 1790 Public acts paffed in the feventh feffion of the feventeenth parliament of Great
Britain [273 Abstract of an act for limiting the number of persons to be carried on the outfide af ftage coaches and other carriages, 28 Geo. III. c. 57, 1788 [274 Supplies granted by parliament, for the year 1790 [276 Account of the net produce of the duties of cuftoms, excife, ftamps, and incidents, between the 5th day of April 1788, to the 5th day of April 1789; and between the 5th day of April 1789, to the 5th day of April 1790 [280
His Majefty's most gracious fpeech to both houses of parliament, on opening the feventh feffion of the fixteenth parliament, Jan. 21, 1790 Address of the house of lords, Jan. 22, 1790; and his Majefty's anfwer thereto [282 Addrefs of the boufe of commons, and his Majesty's answer thereto His Majesty's Speech to both houses of parliament, at the close of the feffion,
June 10, 1790 [283 Speech of the fpeaker of the house of commons, on presenting certain money bills to bis Majesty
Meffage from his Majefty to both houses of parliament, relative to the capture of certain veffels by the Spaniards, in Nootka Sound [285 Addrefs of the boufe of lords, in confequence of the foregoing message [286 Subftance of the memorial prefented by Lieut. Mears to the right hon. W.W. Grenville, one of his Majesty's principal fecretaries of state, with explana
[287 Declaration of his Catholic Majefty, June 4, tranfmitted to all the European [292 Memorial of the court of Spain, delivered June 13, to Mr. Fitzherbert, the British ambaffador at Madrid
Mr. Fitzherbert's answer to the foregoing memorial
Declaration and counter declaration, exchanged at Madrid the 24th July [300 Letter from Count de Fernan Nunez to M. de Montmorin, fecretary of the foreign department of France
[301 Decree of the national affembly of France on the family compact [303 Convention between his Britannic Majefty and the king of Spain, figned at the
Efcurial the 28th of October [ibid. Addrefs of the lord mayor, aldermen, and commons of the city of London, on the convention with Spain, prefented Nov. 24, with his Majesty's answer
[305 Treaty of peace concluded between the king of Sweden and the empress of Ruffia, Aug. 11. Speech of John earl of Westmorland, lord lieutenant of Ireland, to both houfes of parliament, Jan. 21 Amendment of lord Portarlington to the Addrefs moved on the foregoing fpeech; together with the proteft on its rejection Speech of the speaker of the house of commons of Ireland, on presenting the bills of fupply to the lord lieutenant [310 Speech of the lord lieutenant of Ireland to both houses of parliament, April 5 [311 Seventh report of the commiffioners appointed to examine, take, and ftate the public accounts of the kingdom; presented to the house of commons June 18,
[ibid Eighth report from the fame commiffioners; prefented Dec. 20, 1782. [329
Biographical and literary anecdotes of Haller-From Coxe's travels in S-wit
zerland, vol. ii.
Account of the late Mr. Howard.-From the Gentleman's Magazine for
Account of the late Mr. Ledyard.-From " Proceedings of the Society for pro"moting the Discovery of the interior Parts of Africa" Extracts from the life of John Elwes, Efq; by Edward Topham, Efq; 18