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1786.--MR. PITT's plan of a sinking fund is approved. Further financial regula,
tions. --India bill - amended.-Mr. Burke commences the proceedings against Mr. Hastings by charging him with high crimes, &c.-Convention with Spain.
-Commercial treaty with France. 1787. Merits of the commercial treaty discussed.-New arrangement of the customs.
Decisions relative to Scotch peerage.--Proceeding relative to Mr. Hastings's
trial.--Foreign affairs. 1788. Policy of Great Britain relative to the war between Russia and the Porte.--
Affairs of Holland. Flag officers.--Affair of.--Divers acts.Slave trade.
Foreign affairs.—The king's illness.-Parliamentary proceedings relative to it. 1789. -Death of Mr. Cornwall and election of Mr. Grenville-speaker.-Parliamen.
tary proceedings on the king's illness.---The king recovers.-Motions respecting
dissenters.--Election of Mr. Addington speaker. 1790.- Prosperous state of the kingdom.--Sentiments of men respecting the French
revolution. - Parties in parliament.--Motion for repeal of the test.--Affair with Spain respecting Nootka Sound.-Mr. Flood's unsuccessful motion for reform
of the representation. 1791. -Conduct of government respecting the Turkish war.-Mediation for peace.
Liberal act respecting roman catholics.-Merits of the slave trade debated.
-Merits of the war in India debated. 792.- State of the public mind.-Tumult at Birmingham.-Act respecting trials for
libel.–State of the revenue.-Seditious proceedings of several societies.-
1794. -Debates on the merits of the war.-Supplies for it voted.-Societies charged
with seditious practices.- Habeas corpus suspended.-Consequent proceedings.
to the German emperor.-Supplies voted.—Motions by lord Stanhope, Mr.
- Marriage of the prince of Wales.— Treaty with Russia.- Affairs of Ireland.
-Debates on them.--Naval exploits.-Cape of Good Hope taken.
of finance.-Lord Malmsbury's negotiations at Paris unsuccessful.--Reasons.-
1786. VIOLENCES committed by the different factions.-Conduct of each.-Conduct
of the king of Prussia.-Conduct of France.--Of England.
prineess visits the provinces.-The Prussian troops are put in motion. The
revolters submit and tranquillity is restored.
1787.Reasons for the line of conduct adopted by France in foreign affairs.-
Origin of the revolution.-State of the public mind.-Calonne's plan of reform.
court.--State of the public mind.-Cour pleniere projected.--King's distress.
Mirabeau's character.--Duke of Orleans.--The motives of their conduct.
general.---Cahiers.--How given. -Tumults at Paris. --State of parties.--Necker's
-Tumults in the provinces.--Necker's financial measures.-New constitution.
The court gives occasion to a tumult at Versailles by its indiscretion.
Death of the dauphin.
ment.-Necker's resignation.-Judicious measures of government.-Its insin.
cere professions.—Its views and maxims.-Conduct relative to Avignon.— To
St. Domingo.--Anacharsis Clootz.
dom.--Artifices of the jacobins.-Suspicions of the king's intention to escape.
Different principles of the parties in France.
of opinion in some of the patriots.-Preparations for war.-Transactions
non-juring priests and army of 20,000 ordered to Paris ---King's veto.-
Madame Elizabeth's behaviour.-Fayette's.--Marseillois.--Means used to incense
The jacobins triumphant.-King's trial ordered.---Process.
Roland resigns.-Practices of the terrorists.--Effects.--Erroneous principles of
-Measures relative to religion.
pierre proscribes his former associates.War in the Vendee.--Events of it.
--Naval exploits of the English.
* Sequent acts.-Conduct of Prussia.--Of- the king of Spain.-Submission of
the chouans, after the unsuccessful descent of the emigrants. State of the
occurrences.-French - institute founded.