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LONDON:

Printed by G. Auld, Greville-Street,
for the Proprietors of Dodsley's Annual Regifter,
W. OTRIDGE & SON; R. PAULDER; J. CUTHELL; OGILVY & SON
3. LEA; J. NUNN; J. WALKER; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, & co.

S. JEFFERY; AND VERNOR & HOOD:

1799

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PREFACE,

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HE present Volume, we hope, will be regarded

by our Readers as an additional proof of industry, and punctuality in the fulfilment of our engagements to bring up this progreflive Work to the latest years, with as much expedition as is consistent with those principles which in both its fpirit and style, we with it to be uniformly governed. It is not an easy matter to compress that multiplicity of striking events which accompanies the commencement of a great and important æra in the history of the world, nearly within the accustomed bounds of our preced, ing volumes, agreeably to the maxims explained in a former preface.

The narrative which, by means of private communications, as well as various, and some of these very recent publications, we have been enabled to give of the war in La Vendée, during 1793 and 1794, will, we doubt not, greatly interest every class of our readers. On every subject we have been careful to investigate the truth ; and candid, unbiassed, and determined in representing and recording it. If, notwithstanding that care and this disposition, we have involuntarily

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