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PREFACE.

WE have now completed the Eighth Volume of this Colle&ion ;

and important and eventful as the former ones have been, the present, we will venture to affert, in the magnitude and multiplicity of the events it embraces, is certainly not inferior to any that have preceded it.

The war against France has been carried on with additional vigour other powers have acceded to the contest; and nations, whose names rarely occur in the preceding volumes, will be found in this, amongst the warmest fupporters of the war. Ruflia has been one of the principal pillars of the coalition, and, uniting her forces with those of Austria and the Porte, has been one of the chief instruments in expelling the French from their conquests in Italy.

In the East, Tippoo Sultaun, whose hostile and perfidious condu& towards this country was little more than suspected when our laft volume made its appearance, has since that period furnished the most unequivocal proofs, and, in the prosecution of that hostility, has been juftly deprived both of his sovereignty and his life. The important documents relative to that war, which has established on a basis of the most permanent fecurity the whole of the British poffeffions in India, and forming a separate government under the Mihisfoor Maharaj Kilshenraj

. Wudiar, a descendant of the ancient Ranas of Myfore, vt a part of the territories possessed by Tippoo, will be found in this yoame.

Of the papers relative to the progress and termination of the Congress at Rastadt, and the catastrophe that followed, fome have never before been published in this country-others have only appeared in an imperfect and mutilated state.

The remainder of the documents relative to the negotiation between the United States of America and the French republic, and the detailed Report, hitherto unpublished in this country, of the American Secretary of State on that procedure, are extremely important.

The brilliant success of the campaign in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, has rendered the London Gazette account a very principal feature in this volume: to prevent distortion in the work, it has been thought advisable to bring down the military and civil operations to nearly the same point of time.

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Books printed for J. DEBRETT.

1. MEMOIR of the OPERATIONS Of the ARMY of the DANUBE, under the Command of

GENERAL JOURDAN,

1799 :
Taken from the MANUSCRIPTs of that Officer.

Translated from the French.-- Price 4s.

Of whom may be had,

11.
CAMPAGNE DE JOURDAN,

1799.--Price 45. *** This Memoir mut interest the Public, as it unfolds the system of the French Directorial Goverument; and will inftruet or amuse the Soldier, by a mimie History and Comment on the latt Battle which JOURDAN fought with the Archduke Charles; written by the General bianteif.

IIT. Dedicated, by Permillion, tu Earl SPENCER, K. G. First Lord of the

Admiralty, &c. &c. Elegantly printed in Two Pocket Volumes, Price 8s. bound, A VOCABULARY Of SEA PHRASES and TERMS OF ART

USED IN

SEAMANSHIP and NAVAL ARCHITECTURE.

In Two Parts. 1. England French. 2. French and English. Carefully collected from the ver Autiorities, written and oral, aided by a long and intimate Acquaintance with the Nautical Language of both Countries; and containing all the ürless neceil ry for working a Ship, and carrying on the Duty on board, as well at Sea as in l'ort.

By a CAPTAIN of the BRITISH NAVY. “ This is evidently the work of an experienced professional man, who in his preiace acquaints his readers, that ii has been his endeavour in onit no term or trate that couid bouletul, either to the Sea Officer, the Naval Architect, the Reader of lovages, or the Translator. The Author has not neglected to consult the best printed authorities; and he acknowledges tim to bav

been favoured with important communications from French Officers of distinguished talents. His work is executed with great ability, and in a fmall compass, the terms in each language being both concisely and well explained ; and we strongly recommend it to all our · 'aval Officers."

Monthly Review, Sept. 1799.

STATE PAPERS.

TREATIES, ARMISTICES, &c.

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Negotiation at Seliz, The following, which came in Manuscript from Hamburgh, is given

as the Substance of the Secret Negotiation at Seltz. IN the first conference between Count Cobenzel and Neufcha

teau, the former declared, that although his Imperial Majesty was ready to grant ample satisfaction for what had happened in regard to Bernadotte, yet froin a due regard to the sentiments of the people of Vienna, it was necessary to conduct this bufiness without precipitation and eclat. The interest of both powers seemed to require that the conferences at Seltz fhould be chiefly devoted to settle fome material points which called for a definite arrangement. Neufchateau having acquiesced in this proposition, the Count went a step farther, and proposed, that as the congress at Raftadt was a mere farce, acted on the part of the Empire, under the vote and absolute guidance of the Imperial cabinet and eccleGaftical courts, the negotiation for peace should be entirely carried on and brought to an issue at Seltz, at the close of which it would be easy to force Prussia and the Empire to submit to what had been agreed upon between Auftria and France. By command of the Directory, Neufchateau rejected the latter propofition, but entered into the discullion of the subje&s al. luded to by the Count, who proposed, first, “That, as the celfion of Bavaria, ftipulated in the secret articles of the treaty of Campio Formio, seemed to meet with great obstacles, eyen in regard to the guarantee promised hy the Directory, Austria would for the present delift from demanding this cession, on condition that such parts of the borders of Bavaria and of the Upper Pan latinate as were necessary for the greater convenience and safety of the Austrian frontiers, be ceded to Austria, together with Vol. VIII.

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