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1756.

“ This second part is employed in refuting a letter published in the New

York Mercury of January 5, 1756, containing objections to those parts of Evans's general map and analysis which relate to the French title to the country on the N. W. side of St. Laurence river, &c. To which our author replies with the appearance of much solidity of argument, as well as honesty of intention. He was certainly a sensible man, a good geographer, (so far at least as concerns that part of the world he treats of,) and a true friend to his country : so that bis death may justly be deemed a

public loss.” M. R. xv. p. 312. 11 AN IMPARTIAL View of the conduct of the Ministry in regard

to the war in America, the engagement with Hesse Cassel and Prussia, the cause of throwing out the militia bill, and the affairs in the Mediterranean; in answer to the many attacks of pamphleteers.

London. 8vo. 12 A NEW AND COMPLETE History of the British empire in America.

(London.) 8vo. 3 vols. I have a copy of a work which was commenced about this time, and issued

in numbers of twenty-four pages each, without any title-pages, the titles, as given above, being found on the first page of two of the three volumes into which it is divided. The first volume contains an introduction of fifty-two pages, and an account of Hudson's Bay, New FOUNDLAND, Nova Scotia, and New England, in 102 pages. The second continues the history of New England, and gives that of New York, NEW JERSEY, and PennsyLVANIA ; 496 pages. The third contains MARYLAND, Virginia, and North Carolina, ending abruptly at page 272. T'he volumes contain several very well executed maps and plates, but the work was apparently left in this unfinished state, which accounts for its being so

little known. 13 A NEW HISTORY of South AMERICA. By Richard Rolt. 8vo.

London. This was intended to have been followed by a history of North America,

but which apparently was never published. 14 THE CIVIL AND NATURAL HISTORY OF JAMAICA : in three

parts; containing, 1. an accurate description of that island, its situation and soil ; with a brief account of its former and present state, government, revenues, produce, and trade. II. A history of the natural productions, including the various sorts of native fossils, perfect and imperfect vegetables, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles, and insects; with their proper

ties and uses in mechanics, diet, and physic. II. An account 1756.
of the nature of climates in general, and their different effects we
upon the human body; with a detail of the diseases arising
from this source, particularly within the tropics : in three
dissertations. The whole illustrated with fifty copper-plates,
in which the most curious productions are represented of the
natural size, and delineated immediately from the objects. By
Patrick Browne, M.D.

London.
Folio, pp. 503.
Republished, with a new title and additional indexes, in 1789. Mr. Chalmers

states that only 250 copies of this work were printed, and that all the
copper-plates, as well as the original drawings, were consumed by the
great fire in Cornbill, November 7, 1765. The first part of the work,
containing the civil history, is dispatched in twenty-seven pages; the
second, which comprises the natural history, Occupies the rest of the
volume; the third part mentioned on the title being entirely omitted,
for which the following apology is given at the end of the volume:
“I would willingly have added the three dissertations I proposed to
publish with this work, but, as it has already swelled to the limits I
designed, and that the season is too far advanced to finish the whole this
year, I determined to publish the Civil and Natural History alone :
leaving chose, with another on worm-fevers, &c. which will make a small

volume in 8vo. to be printed the ensuing season.
15 * LA CONDUITE DES François justifiée, ou observations sur

un ecrit intitulé Conduite des François à l'égard de la Nou

velle Ecosse. Par M. D. L. G. D. C. Utrecht et Paris. 12mo. See No. 28 of 1755. The author, according to Barbier, was M. de la

Grange de Chessieux, 16 *REPLIQUE des Commissaires Anglois; ou mémoire concernant la Nouvelle Ecosse.

La Haye. 12mo.

Harvard Coll. Cat. 17 HISTOIRE DE Nicolas I. Roy du Paraguai, et Empereur des Mamelus.

A Saint Paul.
Small 8vo. pp. 88.
** Appears to have been printed in Germany, and is the fabrication of some

needy and ignorant impostor, who wrote, not for the purpose of injuring
the Jesuits, but in the hope of making money by duping the curiosity of
the public. He makes Nicolas Rubiouni, a Spaniard by birth, a rogue by
breeding, and a Jesuit by profession, who raises a rebellion among the
Indians at Nova Colonia, and claims himself King of Paraguay, &c.

1756.

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This is set forth as a true history; and the bookseller asserts in a prefatory advertisement, that all which the Gazettes have published upon the

subject is false." Southey's Brazil, iii. p. 474.
18 Histoire DU PARAGUAY. Par le P. Pierre François-Xavier
de Charlevoix, de la Compagnie de Jesus.

Puris.
Quarto, 3 vols. maps.
An edition in six volumes 12mo. was printed in 1757. Translated into

German, and printed at Nuremberg in 1768, in two volumes 8vo. In
Erglish, in 1769. In Latin, with notes and a supplement by Muriel, at

Venice, in 1779, in folio.
19 LA COLOMBIADE, ou la Foi portée au Nouveau Monde. Poëme
par Madame Dubocage.

Paris. 8vo. 20 Voyage à La Mer du Sud, fait par quelques officiers com

mandant le vaisseau le Wager. Pour servir de suite au
voyage de Georges Anson. Traduit de l'Anglois.

Lyon.
Quarto.
This volume is composed, rather than translated, from the Journals of

Messrs. Bulkely and Cummins, London, 1743; of Alexander Campbell,
Dublin, 1747; Anonymous, London, 1751; and of Isaac Morris, Dublin,

1752.
21 HISTOIRE DES NAVIGATIONS aux Terres Australes; contenant

ce que l'on sçait des mæurs et des productions des contrées
decouvertes jusqu'à ce jour; et où il est traité de l'utilité d'y
faire de plus amples découvertes, et des moyens d'y former
un etablissement.

Paris.
Quarto, 2 vols.
By the President M. Charles de Brosse, as is stated in the Privilege, at the

end of the work. Translated into German, with additions by J. C.
Adelung, and printed at Halle in 1767. For an English translation, see

Terra Australis Cognita, 1766. 22 *REISE NACII PENNSYLVANIEN von 1750 bis 1754. Von Gottlieb Mittelberger.

Stuttgard. 8vo. Meusel, ii. 1, 385. A work made up from this, and from Kalm, was pub1757.

lished in French, at Paris, in 1768.

MDCCLVII.
1 A review of the MILITARY Operations in North America,

from the commencement of the French hostilities on the fron-
tiers of Virginia, in 1753, to the surrender of Oswego, on the
14th of August, 1756.

London.
Quarto.
“The author's chief design is to vindicate Governor Shirley, and asperse

the characters of those who opposed his measures.” M. R. xvi. p.521.
2 North America; a descriptive poem, representing the voyage

to America, a sketch of that beautiful country; with remarks
upon the political humour and singular conduct of its inhabi-

tants. To which are subjoined, notes critical and explanatory. 8vo.

London, 3 The conteST IN AMERICA between Great Britain and France,

with its consequences and importance, giving an account of
the views and designs of the French, with the interests of
Great Britain, and the situation of the British and French
colonies in all parts of America : in which a proper

barrier
between the two nations in North America is pointed out,
with a method to prosecute the war, so as to obtain that

necessary security for our colonies. By an impartial hand. 8vo. pp. 294.

London.
The Monthly Review (vol. xvii. p. 172) allows, “notwithstanding an

inequality of style, a want of method, and a disgusting iteration of the
same observations, which betray too much haste, that this work abounds
with truths, hitherto perhaps not generally attended to, and with obser-
vations and proposals that indicate the author's knowledge of the subject,
though bis hints may not always be practicable, and his ardent zeal for
the interests of Britain, though it often betrays him into national par-

tiality.” Written by Dr. Mitchell.
4 * REMARKS UPON A LETTER published in the London Chronicle

or Universal Evening Post, No. 115. Containing an enquiry
into the causes of the failure of the late expedition against

Cape Breton. In a letter to a Member of Parliament. London.

M. R. xvii. p. 470.

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1757. 5 *A Letter to a Member of Parliament, on the importance of

the American colonies, and the method of making them most useful to their mother country.

London. 8vo. 6 * PROPOSALS for uniting the English colonies on the continent

of America, so as to enable them to act with force and vigour against their enemies.

London. 8vo. 7 *A LETTER from a merchant of the city of London to the R—t

H—ble W. P., esq., upon the affairs of North America and the West Indies ; our American trade; the destination of our squadrons and convoys ; new taxes, and the schemes proposed

for raising the extraordinary supplies for the current year. 8vo.

London. The three foregoing from the M. R. xvi. p. 171–4. 8 THE CONDUCT of the late Ministry, or Memorial, containing a

summary of facts, with their vouchers, in answer to the observations sent by the English ministry to the courts of Europe, &c.

London. 8vo. See “Mystery Revealed," 1759. This work was published, probably by

authority of the French government, in consequence of a piece sent by direction of H. B. M. to most of the courts of Europe, entitled “ Obser

vations on the Memorial of France." 9 THE MILITARY HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, for 1756, 1757.

Containing a letter from an English officer at Canada, taken prisoner at Oswego; exhibiting the cruelty and infidelity of the French, and their savage Indians, in times of peace and war; shewing their superior advantages, and the only means of redress; and impartially delineating the present state of our colonies in America, with some hints for their future regulation. Also a journal of the siege of Oswego, and the articles of ca

pitulation; with a particular table of their inhabitants, &c. 8vo.

London. “A collection of different papers, from different quarters; and very impro

perly entitled a History. However, as the materials have the appearance of authenticity, they may possibly be of use in future compilations ; but certainly the public ought to be told what authority they come from.” M. R. xvii. p. 375.

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