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ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF

HISTORY,
POLITICS,

A N D

LITERATURE

For the YEAR 1796.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE,

in GREAT BRITAIN, during the Commonwealth, and the Usurpation
of CROMWELL.

L O N D ON,

Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Pater nofter-Row.

MDCCXCVII.

152917

ASTA LENOX AD TILDEN FCI'NDATIONS,

1999

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As no alteration has taken place in the conduct of the New Annual Register ; and as the little cavils which have been raised against it by interested persons, have been completely filenced by time and experience, which have fanctioned our opinions, there is little to be said in presenting to our readers a new volume.

Our Domestic History will be found to be chiefly occupied, this year, by the very interesting debates of parliament on the celebrated bills which produced so material an alteration in our system of law concerning treason and sedition, on the conduct of the war,--and on the finances of the nation. In this department of the work, we have: pursued our usual mode, that of bringing together all thë debates on every particular topic, in order to present for the reader the most complete and satisfactory view.of the arguments on every subject.

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The slightest inspection of our Foreign History will convince our readers that it is not compiled from news

any common sources of intelligence. It will, therefore, in many respects, be found to differ from the accounts now generally received. We can, how

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