ceedings of the army in America, under the command of General Howe. The main intent of these Considerations is to prove the falsehood of the assertion, which has been much insisted upon, that “it is impossible to

subdue the colonies.” 19 A Letter from Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne to his constituents, on

his late resignation; with the correspondence between the

secretaries of war and him, relative to his return to America. 8vo. pp. 37.

After Gen. Burgoyne's surrender to the Americans he was allowed to

return to England on parole. Thinking himself ill-treated by the govern-
ment, and having been appointed a member of parliament for Preston, he
joined the Opposition. Whereupon an official order was sent to him,
signifying that it was the king's pleasure that he should return to
America, and join his captive army. He remonstrated, and was again
commanded, and, in consequence, resigned all his civil and military em-
ployments. He gives an account of his conduct to the public in this
letter, in which he inveighs with bitter acrimony against the ministers
of his Royal master. The two following answers were published soon

after its appearance : 20 A LETTER to General Burgoyne, on his letter to his constituents.

Becket, 8vo. pp. 35. · Instead of the liberal manner of a gentleman, this writer attacks Mr.

Burgoyne with the ferocity of one of his own savages, reeking and hot

from the murder of poor Miss Macray.” M.R. 21 A reply to Lieutenant General Burgoyne's letter to his constituents.

Wilkie, 8vo. pp. 46. “This writer merits commendation, for the decent and candid strain in

which he writes. He does not, like the general's antagonist above mentioned, assail with a blunted tomahawk. He cuts up like a skilful surgeon, and dissects his subject with the dexterity of an able anatomist.”

22 A BRIEF EXAMINATION of the plan and conduct of the Northern

expedition in America, in 1777; and of the surrender of the
army under the command of Gen. Burgoyne.

23 CONSIDERATIONS upon the French and American war.

In a letter to a member of parliament.

Almon, 8vo. “ If this correspondent with a member of the British Parliament, is himself

a member of the American Congress, he writes as might be expected from his character and connexions. He belioves from his heart that the pro

8vo. pp.

secution of the war will be attended with the ruin and downfall of this 1779.

country." M.R.
24 CONSIDERATIONS on the present state of public affairs, and the
means of raising the necessary supplies.

By William
Pulteney, esq.

25 A PROPOSAL for peace between Great Britain and North

America; upon a new plan. In a letter to Lord North. By

D. M. Knight. 8vo. Mr. Knight proposes that the Americans should be acknowledged a free

and independent people, and that George Prince of Wales should be

received by them as their sovereign lord and chief. 26 A SHORT History of the Opposition, during the last session of Parliament.

Cadell, 8vo. pp. 58. Rather a picture than a history, and that picture a carricature; in which

the anti-ministerial party makes but an awkward and scurvy appearance. 27 OBSERVATIONs on a pamphlet intitled A short history of Oppo

sition, 8c. To which is prefixed, an address to Messrs.
Wedderburn, Gibbon, and Macpherson. By a member of

W. Davis,
“ The gentlemen whose names are mentioned in the title-page of this

pamphlet have been severally given, by report, as the writers of the
Short history; but our observer fixes the performance on Mr. Macpherson,
the celebrated editor of Ossian's Poems, and he, probably, is not a bad

guesser, but still it is only guess-work.” M.R.
28 A SHORT DEFENCE of the Opposition; in answer to a pamphlet

intitled A short history of the Opposition. Almon, 8vo. pp. 80.

A serious, candid, and solid refutation of the Short History. 29 ADMINISTRATION dissected. In which the grand national

culprits are laid open for the public inspection. 8vo.

A review of the present circumstances and situation of Great Britain, so

far as both have been obviously affected by the conduct of government,
since the commencement of the unfortunate war with the American colo-
nies." M.R.

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1779. 30 Letters of Papinian; in which the conduct, present state,

and prospects of the American Congress are examined. 8vo.

New York. Reprinted in London. According to the account of this writer, the conduct

of the Congress bas been altogether Machiavelian, tyrannical, and wicked; their present state is desperate, and their prospects present them only with

scenes of wretchedness and irretrievable ruin.
31 OBSERVATIONS on American independency. Edinburgh.

“A North British publication in favour of American independency; which

the writer supposes, on commercial principles, to be the most advan-
tageous ground on which we can settle our differences with the revolted

colonies.” M.R. 32 Remarks on the rescript of the court of Madrid, and the

manifesto of the court of Versailles. In a letter to the people of Great Britain. To which is added, an appendix, containing the rescript, the manifesto, and a memorial of Dr.

Franklyn to the court of Versailles. Cadell, 8vo. pp. 91. “The very ingenious and spirited author of these remarks observes, in his

preface, that the rescript and manifesto, above mentioned, are intended to work upon the understandings and affections of four distinct classes of men: the rulers of other states, the subjects of their own dominions, bis Majesty's rebellious subjects in America, and his loyal subjects in every part of his dominions. In pointing out to his countrymen the insolence of style, the fallacy of argument, and the grossness of misrepresentation, which strongly mark both these papers, the remarker employs the united force of reason and ridicule, aided by the powers and embellishments of

oratory.” M.R. 33 A FULL ANSWer to the King of Spain's last manifesto, respect

ing the Bay of Honduras and the Mosquito Shore; in which all the accusations brought against the subjects of Great Britain settled in the bay of Honduras, and against the ancient British settlements in the free and independent dominions of the Mosquito Shore, are candidly stated and refuted; and the importance of the Mosquito Shore to Great Britain delineated and ascertained.

Cadell, 8vo. A very sensible and spirited refutation of the king of Spain's manifesto, as

far as regards the subjects mentioned in the title-page. The author, however, zealously presses our perseverance in carrying on the ruinous and in the opinion of many well-informed people) hopeless war in 1779.

34 OBSERVATIONs on the answer of the King of Great Britain to

the Manifesto, &c. of the court of Versailles. By an Inde-
pendent Whig.

The Independent Whig is a vehement advocate for the cause of the re-

volted colonies; whose independency he treats as a matter of establish

ment as just as it is certain.” M.R. 35 Genuine ABSTRActs from two speeches of the late Earl of

Chatham; and his reply to the Earl of Suffolk. With some

introductory observations and notes. Dodsley,
36 THE REPORT OF A CONSTITUTION or form of government for

the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Agreed upon by the
committee, to be laid before the convention of delegates,
assembled at Cambridge, on the first day of September, A.D.
1779; and continued by adjournment to the 28th day of
October following.

Quarto, pp. 50.
37 THE GREEN Box of Monsieur de Sartine, found at Mademoi-

selle Du The's lodgings. From the French of the Hague
edition; revised and corrected by those of Leipsic and

A satirical work from the ludicrous pen of Mr. Tickell, author of Anticipa-

tion. The following is the supposed original of this pamphlet.
38 LA CASSETTE verte de Monsieur de Sartine, trouvée chez

Mademoiselle du Thé. Sixième edition, revue & corrigée sur
celles de Leipsic et d'Amsterdam.

A la Haye.
8vo. pp. 76.
39 Lettres d'un membre du Congrès Amériquain, à divers mem-
bres du Parlement d'Angleterre.

A Philadelphia. 8vo. pp. 108. “Se trouve à Paris chez l'auteur, maison de M. Bertin.” By M. Viacent,

of Rouen. Barbier. 40 MEMOIRE SUR LA NAVIGATION dans la Mer du Nord depuis le

63degré de latitude vers le Pôle, & depuis le 10 au 100 degré


de longitude. Avec une nouvelle carte sur cette étendue. Par M. le B. E.

A Berne. Quarto, pp. 29, and map.

By the Bailly d'Engel. 41 Historia CORO-GRAPHICA, natural y evangelica de la Nueva

Andalucia, provincias de Cumana, Guayana, y vertientes del

Rio Orinoco. Por el M. R. P. Fr. Antonio Caulin, etc.
Folio; map, and 3 plates.

(Madrid.) The author was several years a missionary in the countries which he

describes. There are copies of this work on large paper. 42 DE PRIMORDÏS CIVITATUM ORATIO. In qua agitur de bello

civili inter M. Britanniam & Colonias nunc flagranti, &c. i.e.
An oration concerning the origin of states, in which the author
treats of the civil war between Great Britain and her colonies.
By James Dunbar, professor of philosophy in the King's
College, Aberdeen.


Monthly Review, July 1779.

MDCCLXXX. 1 PoliticAL ANNALS of the present united colonies, from their

settlement to the peace of 1763. Compiled chiefly from records, and authorised often by the insertion of state papers. By George Chalmers, esq. Book I.

London. Quarto. “ This work is so valuable on account of the distinctness of its detail, the

authenticity of its documents, and the elegant manner in which it is written, that it is with concern we remark, throughout the narrative, the most studied application of every fact, which will admit of it, to the vindication of a principle, as warmly contradicted by one party, as it is strenuously asserted by another,-the right of the British parliament to tax America. Taking for granted principles which many will be disposed to contest,—that a series of precedents is of itself a sufficient foundation of legality, and that it is conclusive to argue from the manner in which the colonies were treated in their infancy, to that in which they ought to be treated in their maturity, he takes every occasion which the history affords him of maintaining this right; and thus, in indulging the warmth

of political disputation, he loses the dignity of bistory.” M.R. 2 AN IMPARTIAL History of the war in America, between Great

Britain and her colonies, from its commencement to the end

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