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A VIEW OF THE PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENT OF ENGLAND,
IN PROSPERITY AND STRENGTH, TO THE
ACCESSION OF HIS MAJESTY.
INSKEEP & BRADFORD, NEW YORK, & WILLIAM M'ILHENNEY,
REIGN OF GEORGE III.
The French revolution chiefly engages the attention of the
continent and of Britain.-The British government still resolved not to interfere in the internal affairs of France.--Catharine's views respecting Poland—she desires to embroil her powerful neighbours in war with France.-Cautious prudence of Leopold.—Convention at Pilnitz between the chief powers of Germany.-The parties disavow hostile intentions against France. The French king notifies to foreign princes his acceptance of the new constitution--answers of the different powers.
- Circular note of the emperor.-Sweden and Russia urge the German powers to active hostilities, but without effect.- Proceedings in France.--Meeting of the second national assembly-they conceive internal revolution a reason for changing the law of nations.-Seizure of Avignon-Operations of the French exiles at Coblentz. The king urges them to return-rapid diminution of the king's power.-General character of the French nation, --violent passions, ardour of pursuit, and energy of action—the same character appears in their religious, loyal, and democratical enthusiasm-progress of republicanism. -Intrigues between the royalist and republican leaders - from the emptiness of the royal coffers are unavailing. – The king refuses to attempt his escape.-Different views of the emigrant princes and of the nobles-of foreign potentates.-Disputes between the French government and the elector of Treves.—The princes of the empire headed by the emperor and supported by Prussia
form a confederacy for defending their rights.-Sudden death of the emperor.-Preparations of the king of Sweden.- Assassination of that heroic prince. The French government demands of Austria and Prussia the disavowal of a concert hostile to France.-Basis of tranquillity proposed by Francis and Frederic William.French declare war against Austria and Prussia.—Counter declarations. The duke of Brunswic is appointed general of the combined armies of Germany.- Preparations of France and distribution of the armies.--The French invade the Austrian Netherlands—their first operations are desuttory and unsuccessful—unprovided state of their armies—is imputed to treachery.-I ispositions of government to remedy this defect. The duke of Brunswic arrives at Coblentz.-The allied powers misinformed concerning the disposition of the French nation-under this misinformation they concert the plan of the campaign-they propose to invade France and restore monarchy-manifesto of the duke of Brunswicthreatens more than its authors can execute_unwise and hurtful to the cause.—State of parties in France-the manifesto combines diversity of sentiment into unanimous determination to resist foreign interference hurries the downfal of kingly power and completely defeats the purposes of its framers.--Proceedings at Paris--power of the jacobins the sanscullottes-decrees for raising a jacobin army and punishing refractory priests—the king refuses his sanction.--La Fayette repairs to Paris-but is obliged to fly-he leaves the French army and surrenders to the Austrians.-French enthusiasm on the approach of the combined armies.Anniversary of July 14th. The Marseillois-passive citizens.-The mayor of Paris in the name of his constituents demands the deposition of the king--Proceedings of the 10th of August -a banditti assault thé Thuilleries--valour of the Swiss - guards--they are overpowered and massacred by the savage mob.The royal family carried prisoners 10 the temple deposition of the king--plan of provisionary government drawn up by Brissot-manifestoes to the French and to foreign powers--plan of a conventionpersecution of the unjielding priests.--Church plate is