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WAR againjl FRANCE

Now carrying on by GREAT BRITAIN and the

feveral other European Powers;

Containing AUTHENTIC COPIES of tfce

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LONDON:

Printed for J. Debrett, oppofite Burlington Hovjf,
Piccadilly.

1796.

INTRODUCTION,

TN laying before the Public the Fourth Volume of this collection, the Editor cannot refrain from exprefling his grateful fenfe of the encouragement with which the former volumes have been honoured—a fimilar degree of encouragement he hopes the prefent yolume will be found to merit. He has drawn his materials from ihe bed fources, and collected the papers, of which the volume is compofed, from the mod authentic records. He has endeavoured to combine accuracy of detail with clearnefs of arrangement, and has attempted to execute his tranflations with that fidelity which is fo peculiarly neceflary in a work that afpires to the character of being official. Several of the papers have never appeared in any other publication in this country—of others, mutilated copies only have been published, which have of courfe led to very material errors , and thefe the Editor has, diligently laboured to reftore to their original meaning.

It was his intention to have brought tfc prefsnt volume to the clofe of the laft year only—but yielding to the fuggeftions of feveral gentlemen, who reprefented to him, that it would be more acceptable to the public to poflpone it till there was a fufficient quantity of materials to form a volume, he was induced to include the Parliamentary Papers to the diilblution in May laft, and the other documents, to the prefent time.

Vol. III.—Paet H. a Th*

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