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Retrospective view of affairs in the colonies in the year i764. General effect
- C H A P, II,
Alessage from the throne for an augmentation of the forces. Bill for restrain-
... arms. Boston invested by great bodies of the militia. Provincial congress address the people of Great-Britain. Measures pursued for the array and support of an army; pay of the officers and soldiers fired, and rules for its
regulation and government published. Capitulation with the inhabitants of
Boston not adhered to. Continental congress meet at Philadelphia. Resolutions for the raising of an army, the establishment of a paper currency, and to prevenu the British fisheries from being supplical with provisions. Application from the people of New-York to the congress. Crown-Point and Ticonderoga surprized. Generals and troops arrive at Boston. Engagements in the islands near Boston. General congress resolve that the compact between the crown and the province of Massachusett's Bay is dissolved. Erect a general post-office. Proclamation of rebellion by Gen. Gage. Action at Bunker's Hill. Light-house burnt. Consequences of the Québec act. Declaration. of the general congress, in answer to the late proclamation. Address to the inhabitants of Great-Britain—to the people of Ireland. Petition to the king. Georgia accedes to the general confederacy. Gen. Washington ap
pointed commander in chigs of all the American forces by the general
congress. - [* 120
Spain. Preparations against Algiers. Siege of Melille raised. Spanish armament effect a landing near Algiers; engagement with the or : Spaniards repulsed, and obliged to retire to their ships. Har continued with Morocco. Italy. Cardinal Braschi elected Pope. Character and
conduct of the new Pontiff. Inquisition abolished in Milan. Scarcity of
corn, and distresses of the people in France; great disturbances; coronation at Rheims. Insurrection and devastations of the peasants in Bohemia.
Grand commission appointed. Edict from the court of Vienna in favour of
the peasants, puts an end to the troubles. Poland. Treaty of commerce with the King of Prussia. Regulations in favour of the Dissidents. Russia. Erecution of Pugatschets. Tares laid on for the support of the late war taken off. Various other resolutions for the benefit of the people. Trade on the black sea. Turky. Death of Mehemct Aboudaab. Death of the Chick Dahor. Siege of Bassora. - [*142
st ATE PAP E R s.
The Petition of the Lord Mayor of London, &c. presented to the House of