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I say a few words in excuse for the delay, in our annual publication, which appears somewhat later than the usual time. The reader will be pleased to observe, that the papers relative to the rupture with Spain, which furnish a considerable and important part of our work, were not published until MARCH 1762, though the events which they elucidate, properly belonged to the year 1761, which we were to treat. So that there was a neceffary delay, in order not only to supply the unavoidable defect, which want of early information had left in our history, but also to make some material


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