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ANNUAL REGISTER,

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H I S T O R Y,
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For the PRoPRIEToks of DoD's LEY's ANNUAL REGISTER, w. of R1D C &
AND son ; R. FAULDER ; J. CUTH E L L ; O'G1 Lv Y AND son ; R. LEA
J. N. UN N : J. walke R ; LACKING-Ton, ALLEN, AND Co.;
E. JEF FERY; AND VERN or ANR HooD.

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HE conclusion of the war in the East Indies, has necessarily claimed our utmost attention in the History of the present year. Exclusive of the great national importance of that arduous contest, and the vast stakes which were played for by all the parties, the number and variety of military events, both by sea and land, of which it was so unusually productive, together with the superior abilities and extraordinary exertions of the principal loaders on all fides, must ever render the late war in India peculiarly interesting. Having got through this difficult, though pleasing task, we had only to gather up the gleanings of the war in other quarters; and then tracing those measures which led to the restoration of the public tranquillity, we have proceeded to take a view of the nature, circumstances, and consummation of that general peace, which has happily put an end to the ravages and calamities of war both in the Old and the New

World. - - Having thus concluded the narration, and wound up the business of the late most extensive and eventful war, we shall be able, in our next volume, to take a retrospective view of those political affairs and transactions in Europe, which however consequential they might have been deemed in other seasons, could not have been attended to during the din and tumult of arms, and while a rapid succession of the most interesting events were continually crowded upon the public attention, - It

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