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3 An Account of the present state of Nova Scotia. Edinburgh. 1786. 8vo.

By Mr. S. Hollingsworth. A second edition was printed in 1787. 4 History of voyages and discoveries made in the North.

Translated from the German of John Reinhold Forster,

J. U. D. Elucidated by several new and original maps. Quarto.

Robinson,
5 A NARRATIVE of the death of Captain James Cook: to which

are added, some particulars concerning his life and character,
and observations respecting the introduction of the venereal
disease into the Sandwich Islands. By David Samuel,
surgeon of the Discovery.

Robinson,
Quarto.
6 LETTERS written in London by an American spy, from the year
1764 to the year 1785.

Crowder,
12mo.
These letters are said to be the correspondence of a Quaker with his friends

in Philadelphia; and, while they display the honest bluntness of a sect,
are animated by a warm philanthropy, true religion, and sound sense.

Critical Review, vol. 62.
7 A TREATY of amity and of commerce between the United States

of America and his Majesty the King of Prussia. London.
Svo.
This treaty is a phenomenon in the history of nations,—a treaty replete

with benevolence. “Military powers uniting to alleviate the miseries of
war, to lessen the horrors of bloodshed, and relieve the distresses of their
enemies, is the best lesson of humanity which a philosophical king
(Frederick II.), acting in concert with a philosophical patriot (Franklin),

could possibly give to the princes and statesmen of the earth.” M.R.
8 Laws of the legislature of New York in force against the Loyal-

ists, and affecting the trade of Great Britain and British

merchants, and others having property in that state. 8vo.

Debrett,
9 AN APOLOGY for negro slavery; or the West India planters vin-

dicated from the charge of inhumanity. By the author of
Letters to a young
Planter.

Strachan, 8vo.

By Gordon Turnbull, v. M. R., 76, p. 78.

1786. 10 A LETTER from Captain J. S. Smith to the Rev. Mr. Hill, on

the state of the negro slaves. To which are added, an in

troduction and remarks on free negroes, &c. by the Editor. 8vo.

Phillips, Edited by the Rev. Mr. Ramsay. 11 OBSERVATIOns sur la Virginie. Par M. J***. Traduites de l'Anglois.

Paris. 8vo. pp. 390, map.

A translation of Mr. Jefferson's Notes on Virginia, by M. Morellet. 12 Traité d'amitie et de commerce entre sa Majesté le Roi de

Prusse et les Etats-Unis de l'Amérique. (A la Haye?) 8vo.

See No. 7 of this year. 13 Voyages de M. le Marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amerique

Septentrionale dans les années 1780, 1781, et 1782. Paris. 8vo. 2 vols. 5 maps and plates. Published in English in the following year. “These travels will excite in

different minds various and opposite sentiments. By the Englishman they will be read with indignation and disgust, as they contain numerous misrepresentations of the conduct of his countrymen, with encomiums equally exaggerated on their foes ; by the natural historian, with a cool contempt of the academician's remarks; by the politician with eager expectation; and by the more indifferent enquirer, with pleasure and interest. The work gives a lively picture of a state of society with which we have hitherto been little acquainted: it paints the appearances of nature in her savage wildness, and delineates the struggles of art in rendering the country habitable, with its gradual success in the contest. The Marquis travels through America as a friend and an ally: he sees a great and rising kingdom in every step; simplicity and innocence dance before him with playful gambols; and, captivated with the unrefined manners to which he is everywhere a witness, he does not perceive that, with the luxuries of Europe, the Americans have everywhere imported

its vices.Critic Review, 14 EXAMEN CRITIQUE des voyages dans l'Amérique Septentrionale de Chastellux. Par Brissot de Warville.

Londres. 8vo. pp. 143. “ A spirited writer bere attacks the Marquis for having, in the publication

of his travels, exposed to ridicule, and grossly misrepresented the principles and manners of the Quakers; he also endeavours to shew that the Marquis’s reflections on the slavery of the negroes, and his thoughts on the conditions of mankind, with respect to the ranks in society, are often unjust. M. de Warville's language is forcible, his arguments are strike 1786. ing, if not always conclusive, and his work is replete with liberal senti

ments on religious and political subjects.” Monthly Review.
15 RECHERCHES sur la constitution des naturels de Saint

Domingue, sur leurs arts, leur industrie, et leurs moyens de
subsistance. Par M. Arthaud.

Cap François.
Quarto.
16 Essai sur les Etats Unis; par M. Démeunier, secrétaire

ordinaire de Monsieur, Frère du Roi, et censeur-royal, Quarto,

Paris. This work forms also an article in the Encyclopedie Methodique, vol. 2 of

Economie Politique.
17 DiccionaRIO GEOGRÁFico historico de las Indias Occidentales

ó America; es à saber: de los Reynos del Peru, Nueva
España, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo Reyno de Granada.
Con la descripcion de sus provincias, naciones, ciudades,
villas, pueblos, rios, montes, costas, puertos, islas, arzo-
bispados, obispados, audiencias, vireynatos, gobiernos cor-
regimientos y fortalezas, frutos y producciones: con expre-
sion de sus descubridores, conquistadores y fundadores:
conventos y religiones: ereccion de sus catedrales y obis-
pos que ha habido en ellas: y noticia de los sucesos mas nota-
bles de varios lugares; incendios, terremotos, sitios é inva-
siones que han experimentado : y hombres ilustres que han
producido. Escrito por el Coronel D. Antonio de Alcedo,
Capitan de Reales Guardias Españolas.

Madrid.
Small 4to. 5 vols,

An English translation, by Thompson, was published in 1812.
18 HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DE Mexico, poblacion y progresos

de la America Septentrional, conocida por el nombre de
Nueva España. Segunda parte. Escribiale Don Ignacio
de Salazar y Olarte. Segunda edicion.

Madrid.
Folio.

The first edition was printed in 1743.

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MDCCLXXXVII.

1 A history of the campaign of 1780 and 1781 in the southern

provinces of North America. By Lieut. Col. Tarleton, commandant of the late British legion.

Cadell, Quarto, pp. 518, map and four plans. “Colonel Tarleton's history commences with D’Estaing's fruitless attack

on Savanuah, in the autumn of 1779, and then proceeds to give a minute detail of all the military operations in both the Carolinas and part of Virginia, until the surrender of Yorktown and Gloucester, Oct. 19, 1781, wben Lord Cornwallis, with his whole army, fell into the hands of the Americans : that memorable event which crowned the military toils of the American Fabius with final success, and gave INDEPENDENCE to America! The volume is handsomely printed, and enriched with some explanatory maps and plans, especially those relating to the battles of Camden and Guildford, and the sieges of Charlestown and Yorktown,

besides a large general map of the country.” M.R. General Sir Banastre Tarleton (the author of this work,) died, Jan. 23,

1833, in his 79th year, without issue. He was colonel of the 8th Dra

goons, and governor of Berwick. He sat in Parliament several years. 2 A History of the campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the southern

provinces of North America, by Lieut. Col. Tarleton, commandant of the late British legion.

Dublin. 8vo. pp. 534. 3 Strictures on Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton's History of the

campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the southern provinces of North America. Wherein military characters and corps are vindicated from injurious aspersions, and several important transactions are placed in their proper point of view. By

Roderick Mackenzie, late lieutenant in the 71st regiment. 8vo.

Faulder, Mr. Mackenzie defends Lord Cornwallis, gives his own account of the battle

of the Cowpens, and a curious journal of the siege of fort Ninety-six. He is very severe on Lieut. Col. Tarleton's work, “in which," he says, “some facts bave been withheld, and some mutilated, wbile others are raised to a pitch of importance, to which, if bistorical justice had been the author's object, they are by no means entitled. Prejudice and party

spirit are also some of its most important features." 4 Travels in North AMERICA in the years 1730, 1781, and

1782. By the Marquis de Chastellux, one of the forty

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members of the French academy, and major-general in the 1787.
French army, serving under the Count de Rochambeau.
Translated from the French by an English gentleman who
resided in America at that period. With notes by the trans-
lator.

Robinson,
8vo. 2 vols.
“This performance of the Marquis de Chastellux is a heterogeneous and

multifarious account of every thing that caught the lively traveller's
eager eye and minute attention ; and, as nothing escaped bis active inves-
tigation, his work abounds not only with observations which are of im-
portance, but with details of even the most trifling incidents that bad
roads, inconvenient inns, and distracted times usually afford. The
translator is, in political principles, a violent American, and, as such, be
gives to the national reputation of poor old England many a stab, and to

that of her troops no quarter.” M.R.
5 Remarks on the travels of the Marquis of Chastellux in North
America.

Wilkie, 8vo. This writer accuses the Marquis of misrepresentations and exaggerations,

and calls his translator an “incendiary, a lurking spy, and an avowed

rebel to his country.”
6 OBSERVATIONS on some parts of Natural History, to which is

prefixed, an account of several remarkable vestiges of an
ancient date, which have been discovered in different parts
of North America. Part 1. By Benj. Smith Barton,

Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh. 8vo.

Dilly.
“A prefixed advertisement to this work informs us that it is the production

of a very young man, written chiefly as a recreation from the laborious
studies of medicine. It is, however, a curious tract; we bave here only
the first part ; the other three, which will complete the work, are to be

published in a few months." Monthly Review.
This part, the only one ever published, relates entirely to antiquities, giving

an account of the Indian ruins in the Mushingum, and remarks on the

first peopling of America, &c.
7 POLITICAL SKETCHES, inscribed to H. E. John Adams, Minister

Plenipotentiary from the United States to the court of Great
Britain.

Dilly,
8vo.
These sketches are written with much spirit, and that zeal for America

and its cause, which has animated her numerous authors and defenders."
Critical Review.

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