of the year 1779; exhibiting a circumstantial, connected, and 1780.
complete account of the causes, rise, and progress of the war,
interspersed with anecdotes and characters of the different
commanders; and accounts of such personages in congress
as have distinguished themselves during the contest. With
an appendix, containing a collection of interesting and au-
thentic papers, tending to elucidate the history. Illustrated
by a variety of copper-plates.

“A work, far from being an impartial history, collected from the most

common sources of information, and put together without any traces of

the hand of an eminent master." M.R.
3 THE HISTORY of the civil war in America, Vol. I. Compre-

hending the campaigns of 1775, 1776, and 1777. By an
officer of the army.

The author said to be Capt. Hall, of General Howe's regiment. It is

rather a vindication of the measures of the mother-country, and conse-
quently an utter condemnation of the Americans, than a fair and equal

representation. No more than this volume was published.
4 The Political Magazine, and parliamentary, naval, military,

and literary journal, for the year MDCCLXXX. Bew,
This work appears to have been published in the tory interest, in opposi.

tion to Almon's Remembrancer, It was continued down to the year
1790. “ Contains many documents, anecdotes, &c. connected with the
revolutionary war, not to be found elsewhere." Col. Aspinwall's

5 The comPLEAT Pilot for the Windward passage, or directions

for sailing through the several passages to the eastward of
Jamaica. By Captain Hester, Mr. Bishop &c. To which
are added, the reports and descriptive instructions of the
commanders sent by the French government to explore the
Windward passages in 1753 and 1755; now first translated
into English

R. Sayer,
8vo. pp. 82.
6 AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT of the Virgin Islands in the West

Indies, from their being settled by the English near a century
past, to their obtaining a legislature of their own, in the year


1773; and the lawless state in which his Majesty's subjects in those islands have remained since that time to the present. By George Suckling, esq.

White, 8vo. The descriptive part of this performance is very brief, the bistorical detail

is more ample; but the main design of the publication bears reference immediately to the affairs of the author, who was chief justice of the

islands in question.
7 A MEMORIAL most humbly addressed to the Sovereigns of

Europe, on the present state of affairs between the Old and
New World.

This pamphlet, (by Gov. Pownal,) wbich presupposes the independence of

America, the editor says, was written by a gentleman lately deceased, who, from some misfortune in his personal relations, left England, and took up his residence in the Azores. It is, according to the Monthly Review, written with so much clearness of information and strength of argument, that it is probably the work of some eminent master, who

chooses to conceal himself behind a peculiar style, and a fictitious tale. 8 A STATE OF THE EXPEDITION from Canada, as laid before the

House of Commons by Lieutenant General Burgoyne, and verified by evidence; with a collection of authentic documents, and an addition of many circumstances which were prevented from appearing before the House by the prorogation of Parliament. Written and collected by himself, and

dedicated to the officers of the army he commanded. Quarto, pp. 140 and 63, 6 maps. "General Burgoyne writes well: his very interesting story is told in a

masterly manner, and the materials of which it is composed will be hold in great estimation by the historians who shall record the events of the

unbappy war to which they owe their birth.” M.R. 9 REMARKS on General Burgoyne's State of the expedition from Canuda.

Wilkie, 8vo.

A criticism of the foregoing in defence of the ministry. 10 A Letter to Lieutenant General Burgoyne, occasioned by a

second edition of his State of the expedition from Canada.

The great object of this letter is to defend Lord G. Germaine, and govern-

mint in geseral, from the charges brought against them, in the Prefatory

speech to the state of the expedition. The general is attacked with great 1780. severity, and Sir William Howe comes in for a share of the author's keen

11 A SUPPLEMENT to the State of the expedition from Canada;

containing General Burgoyne's orders, respecting the prin-
cipal movements and operations of the army, to the raising of
the siege of Ticonderoga.

12 A CANDID EXAMINATION of the mutual claims of Great Britain

and the colonies; with a plan of accommodation, on consti-
tutional principles. By the author of Letters to a nobleman

on the conduct of the American war. Wilkie,
First printed in New York in 1775. “ The author, it is supposed, is

Mr. Galloway, late a member of Congress, and a convert to the British

goveroment.” M.R.
13 AN ESSAY on the interests of Great Britain, in regard to

America; or, an outline of the terms on which peace may be
restored to the two countries.

“ After expatiating, with good sense, on the impolicy of our continuing the

war in North America, the author proceeds to enumerate the terms on
which a happy union between the two countries might be effected ; and

which, he says, he is well assured would be received by America,” M.R. 14 The DETAIL CONDUCT of the American war, under

Generals Gage, Howe, Burgoyne, and Vice-Admiral Lord
Howe. With a very full and correct state of the whole of
the evidence, as given before a Committee of the House of
Commons; and the celebrated fugitive pieces, which are said
to have given rise to that important inquiry. The whole ex-
hibiting a circumstantial, connected, and complete history of
the real causes, rise, progress, and present state of the

American rebellion. The third edition. 8vo.

This is a new and much enlarged and improved edition of A view of the

evidence, &c. (see No. 13, 1779.) The author is rather violent in ex-
pressing his resentment against the revolted Americans, the minority
party at home, and some of the commanders mentioned in the title-page,
particularly the Howes ; but he appears to be a well informed writer and
a judicious compiler.” M.R.


1780. 15 The NARRATIVE of Lieutenant General Sir William Howe, in

a Committee of the House of Commons, on the 29th of April, 1779, relative to his conduct during his late command of the king's troops in North America. To which are added, some observations upon a pamphlet intitled Letters to a

nobleman. Quarto.

Almon, Sir William's vindication now appears; and candour must acknowledge

that it is not a feeble attempt to rescue the general's reputation from the obloquy thrown upon it, not only by the author of the letters (to Joseph Galloway, esq.), but many other writers, who had joined in the cry

against the noble commander.” 16 A REPLY to the observations of Lieutenant General Sir William

Howe, on a pamphlet intitled Letters to a nobleman, in which his misrepresentations are detected, and those letters are supported by a variety of new matter and argument. To which is added, an appendix, containing: 1. A letter to Sir William Howe, upon his strictures on Mr. Galloway's private character.

11. A letter from Mr. Kirk to Sir William Howe, and his answer.

III. A letter from a committee to the president of the Congress, on the state of the rebel army at Valley Forge, found among the papers of Henry Laurens,

esq. By the author of Letters to a nobleman.
8vo. pp. 149.

Mr. Galloway's defence of his own character and conduct, against Sir

William Howe.
17 THREE LETTERS to Lord Viscount Howe. To which are added,

remarks on the attack at Bunker's Hill. Wilkie, 8vo. These letters contain many strong articles of impeachment of the conduct

of Lord and Sir William Howe, during their command in America. The particulars are too well known, and the silence of the noble brothers is, by many, considered as a strong presumption that the charge implied in

them is not to be answered.” M.R. 18 PLAIN TRUTH; or, a letter to the author of Dispassionate

thoughts on the American war. In which the principles and
arguments of that author are refuted, and the necessity of
carrying on that war clearly demonstrated. By the author

of Letters to a nobleman, fc. and Cool thoughts, fc.


“Another of the numerous pamphlets of Mr. Galloway, wherein he strongly 1780.

recommends a spirited prosecution of the war, in which he has not the
least doubt of the complete success of the British arms; and he points
out the policy by which America may be firmly and perfectly united with

Great Britain.” M.R.
19 OccasionAL LETTERS on taxation; on the means of raising

the supplies within the year, to answer the expenses of a ne-
cessary war; and on such means as would probably tend to
secure Great Britain, and its natural dependencies, the bless-
ings of peace, on a durable system. By an Independent

“ These letters contain some judicious observations on the exigences of the

times, and the subject of finance. Much is also urged on the expediency
and necessity of a speedy and cordial re-union with America, for which
the writer argues with zeal, but on moderate and liberal principles.”

20 Cool Thoughts on the consequences to Great Britain of

American independence, on the expense of Great Britain in
the settlement and defence of the American colonies; and
on the value and importance of the American colonies and

the West Indies to the British empire. Wilkie,
“ The intention of this tract is to shew the ruinous consequences to Great

Britain of acknowledging the independence of the American colonies,
written in a decent and dispassionate, though very earnest and serious

strain.” M.R. Supposed to be by Joseph Galloway,
21 DISPASSIONATE thoughts on the American War; addressed to
the moderate of all parties.

“The advice given by this moderate and judicious writer is, that we should

immediately relinquish the American war, as a scheme not only imprac-
ticable but impolitic, and turn our whole national strength against the
House of Bourbon. He does not seem to be a party man, but if he leans

any way, it is toward administration.” M.R.
22 Historical and political reflections on the rise and progress

of the American rebellion. In which the causes of that re-
bellion are pointed out, and the policy and necessity of offer-
ing to the Americans a system of government founded in the
principles of the British constitution, are clearly demonstrated.

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