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Dcke of Folio. The naturalist's manual, dedicated to M. de Dekiasb." Buffon by D. M. Published 1771. Translated from the — ' original by C. R(ainsford ?), 1800-4. 3 vols., folio. Each vol. is preceded by an index. Vol. 1, pp. 436; vol. 2, pp. 622; vol. 3, pp. 339. Additional article: of the second edition of the naturalist's manual, from the French edition printed in the 3rd year of the French Republick. pp. 168.

Pedigree of Seymour. Paper. Folio. 18th century. A copy of the Seymour pedigree, taken from Vincent's MS. in the Heralds' College. [Great Baronage, No. 20, p. 98.]

4to. Paper. The most necessary and useful rules of arithmetick, dedicated to the Dutchess of Somerset, by Edward Cooker, 1701. pp. 85.

4to. Four occasional songs in honour of the house of Northumberland, and to promote that excellent charity the Middlesex hospital, pp. 13.

8vo. Rural elegance, an irregular ode, inscribed to the Dutchess of Somerset at Percy lodge: followed by the Vista, a fragment.

4to. Poems, pp. 39. An index on the fly-leaf. At p. 15, On Lady Betty Seymour's birthday. At p. 24, Verses by the Countess of fl. (Hartford?).

4to. Virgilii ludorum cum illis Homericanis comparatio; collectiones, &c. On last page, "Bowles;" on cover, Sept. 23, 1732.

4to. A collection" of poems, extracts, &c. Commencing, The Rise of fashion, an epistolary tale. St. John's Coll., Camb., 1746, 7.

4to. An elegy in a riding house, in imitation of Virgil's first pastoral, written in the year 1776. pp. 11.

4to. Paper. 18th century. The Knight Artiant, a poem in 8 cantos. 2 vols., 4to. On cover of vol. 1, "George Ogle, member for Wicklow Co., 1774."

Folio. The King against Broadfoot, Bristoll gaol delivery in Aug. 1743, for the murder of one Cornelius Calaham, a sailor belonging to his Majesty's ship the Mortar sloop (relating to the right of impressing mariners for the publick service).

Folio. An historical account of the trial between John Wilkes and the Earl of Halifax, CP., 10th Nov. 1769. Dedicated to the Duke of Northumberland by the compiler, 1st Jan. 1770.

Folio. The King versus Edgecombe and others. Copy from Mr. Gumey's short-hand notes of the argument in the Court of King's Bench, 26th April 1796. [Election of burgesses of Launceston.]

Folio. Copys and extracts of establishments, regulations, and orders since ye hoisting the English Hag in Minorca in ye year 1712. 1712-38. pp. 165. "Hen. "Crofton " on fly-leaf.

Folio. Journall of transactions during the campaigns in the Netherlands and Germany, 1694-1727, written by John Wilson, now in the 2nd troop of life guards, and during the great part of the said time was serjeant i that regiment, now commanded by Brig' Henry Harrison, anno 1736. Dedicated to the Marquess of Hertford, Capt. of the 2nd troop, pp. 282.

Folio. List of the reduced officers upon half-pay in Great Britain, 1731. pp. 17.

4to. On side, Gen. Wolfe's orders. Begins with general orders to be observed by a regiment on their arrival in Scotland, 22nd Dec. 1748. Ends with a plan of tho battle of Quebec, Sept. 1759. pp. 209.

4to. Manoeuvres practiced by the 5th reg' of foot, 1755-68, for which time Capt. Bennett Cuthbertsen was Adj., who presents them to Earl Percy, pp. 72. Coloured diagrams.

4to. Memoirc de la carapagnc en Portugal en 1762. sous le Marechal General Comte de Lippe. pp. 47.

Folio. Topographical remarks upon the provinces of the Lower Beira and Alentejo, with the woods, positions, and encampments, Sec., reconnoitred by order of Marshal Count of Shaumbourg Lippe in the campaign of 1762, by Colonel Rainsford; with a plan of defense in case Portugal should be attacked by the Spaniards, pp. 67.

12mo. King's review, 1767. "Capt. Gordon's compts. "to Lord Percy, with a plan of the exercise. N.B. "There are some alterations yet unfixed."

4to. Bebel orderly book (1-13th Sept. 1776) taken at tho island of New York, 1776. This title is in the handwriting of Earl Percy.

8vo. Diary of operations of the (Lord Howe's) fleet and army in America (Conccticut, Dutch island, North Goat island, &c), 29th July to 31st Aug. 1778.

Folio. Manoeuvres as executed at Warley camp, 1778.

4to. Manoeuvres, Sept. 1778. Exercise and manoeuvres for Lord Townshend s light infantry 3-poundcrs, by Will. Congreve, Captain of artillery.

4to. Rules and plans , for marching and forming a Dura or company. *

8vo. Tactique ou veritable manoeuvre des Prussiens.

On the cover, in the handwriting of Earl Percy (2nd Duke of Northumberland), "Per Monsr lo Conte de "Gissors."

Folio. Plan of defence in case of invasion on the coasts of Kent or Sussex; the line of operations towards London, by General Roy. pp. 16.

4to. On the defence of Ireland, pp. 83.

Folio. A list of preferments, ecclesiastical and civil, disposed of by William Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1737-44). pp. 16.

8vo. Civil list establishment of Ireland as it stood, 22nd Sept. 1763.

Folio. The military establishment of Ireland as it stood the 6th day of May 1763.

Folio. A list of employments in the gift of tho Chief Governor of Ireland for the time being (1763). 2 vols.

Oblong. Etat militaire de France, 1787, E. B.

4to. Tableau des finances de la France a l'epoquo de la tenuo des Etats Generaux, ensemble lo resume de l'otenduc do la population et des contributions de chaque generalite du Royaume.

4to. Appercu de la balance du commerce de la France annee 1789, ensemble le releye" de la population des finances et forces militaires des principales puissances de l'Europe.

Folio. Copys of papers relating to Portugal, to which court James, Lord Tyrawly was appointed Envoy Extraordinary, 10th Jan. O.S., 1727/8, being the first year of the reign of K. George the Second; and also memorandums of the several transactions during that envoyship; to which is added some of tho treaties and stipulations between England and Portugal, and letters from the ministers in England to some of the envoys, his predecessors, Jan. 1727/8 to June 1741. 2 vols., folio. At the end of vol. 2 is a note by Lord Tyrawly relative to the delivery of his recredential letters to the Duke of Newcastle by command of tho King, and the termination of his "envoyship of 14 years duration, I hope to "tho advantage of my country and my own honour."

12mo. Rentall and surveys of lands in Yorkshire, Breckenbrough and Kirbywiske, &c, &c, 1682-1729.

Folio. Notes of proceedings, &c, in the House of Lords, 19th Jan. 1748 to 14th April 1749.

4to. Entry book of letters signed W. B. during a visit to Bristol and its neighbourhood, July to Sept. 1750, and one from London dated 16th Feb. 1750/1 ; a letter to the printer by F. G., dated Darlington, 14th July 1762 ; followed by verses, Ac. pp. 119.

Folio. A table of plants and grasses, with a prefatory letter to the Duke of Northumberland, by William Lorraine. (1758.)

4to. Rules for the government of the Marquis of Kildare's (Duke of Leinster's) household, 1764-1773. pp. 109. [Presented to the Duke of Northumberland by the Archbishop of Cashel, 24th Jan. 1795.]

4to. History of the characters and political principles of tho members chosen for the new Parliament, 17t<0. Arranged alphabetically, from Abingdon to Dorsetshire only.

12mo. The various productions of various climates, given me by Dr. Cooper, 1782. Notes on tcmi>erature, plants, &c. &c.

4to. A scheme for tho better supplying this metropolis with sweet and wholesomo water from the river Colne. (After 1721.)

4to. On the culture of silk.

4to. Tho description of Phallus, a kinde of mushrom growing commonly in Hollande among the sea sandes, with the picture of it lyvelie expressed, by Iladrianus Juiiius, physicion. A new thing, and uuknoweu to former ages.

4to. Regie pour gouverner une familliee (d'un Seigneur Auglois).

4to. Brief account of the ancient and present state of Whitby Abbey, addressed to the Duke of Northumberland, by Francis Gibson.

4to. Major's account of the battle of Otterborn.

12mo. A treatise of miniature, translated out of French, with alterations and additions, pp. 163.

4to. "Some antiquities in Wilts differently repre"sented from what we find 'em in the late edition of "the Britannia [1772?], the Itinerarium curiosum, &c. "[Stukeley, 1776?]; with au account of the images "found at the Devizes." pp. 29.

Folio. Problemes de geometric, &c. pp. 17 and 16. Drawings of antiquities (camps, inscriptions, &c.) at Chichester and other places in England.

4to. A new notion of Avobury stones. &c, by Thomas

Bcm- Twinning, with a digression on Richard St. Martin and uB, the Countess of Lancaster, pp. 24. Mem., this refers to plans of Remains at end of Probl. do geometric.

Oblong. A list of dances, with the names of the tunes, notes of bets, notes of payments, &c. On cover, "10 of Jan. 1759, eleaven chicks hatched, &c."

4to. Cause of the variation of the magnetic needle assigned, &c. Ac., submitted to the consideration of the Board of Longitude by W. Graham of Newcastle, with a projected sphere.

4to. Receipts. Begins with "The bitter tincture "made by Mr. Mitchell."

4to. Physical receipts, pp. 11.

4to. Cuisinical receipts, pp. 16.

4to. A Latin treatise on grammar; commences with "Do octo partibus orationis ; " ends with "Dc ultimis "syllabis."

4to. Catalogo di una serie di marmi usati nolle antiche e nelle moderne fabbrichc o statue di Roma. pp.72.

4to. List of gems; beginning with "Jupiter;" ending with "dogs."

4to. Catalogue (in Italian) of gems, coins, &c. (medaglioni, medaglie, camei, gemme, anelli, ori antichi, metalli, busti, tavolini, sgabelloni). pp. 113. On the cover, " M. Symmer."

4to. Catalogue of German, Prussian, Polish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Dutch, and Flemish coins and medals.

4to. Catalogue of natural curiosities, fillagrcc, gold medals, clock work, historical curiosities, gems, manuscripts, &c. &c.

4to. Catalogue of medals.

4to. Cataloguo of scientific books. Begins " Achates "aus alien Eisen Stahl zu machen."

Folio. Catalogue of natural history, after Cronstedt's arrangement, 1771. pp. 186.

4to. Thoughts of an Hanoverian upon the occurrences that took place in that country during the months of June and July 1803, with a faithfull relation of some of tliom; translated from the German by an English gentleman, pp. 112.

4to and folio. The doctrine of eclipses, &c, being the works of the late Mr. John Todd, collected and methodised by Richard Todd. 1805. 2 vols. 4to and folio.

4to. Remarks upon the duties of medical military officers, by Thomas Halls, late surgeon, Northumberland regiment, addressed to Lord Lovaine. pp. 62, and 2 folio leaves of regulations, folded.

4to. Regulations for the information of the young officers and full assurance of the experienced soldier, issued with the sanction of General Clarke, K.B. pp.88. On cover: "HaiTy Percy, May 1806."

Folio. Memoir on the commercial intercourse between the United States of America and the British Islands and Colonies in the West Indies. Signed James Leith, Captain General.

Entry book of letters, Admiral Pellew, 30th Sept. 1805 to 27th May 180(3. 4to. [Letters of Admiral Pellew arc also to be found in the volumes of letters and papers', p. 108:]

4to. Journal de ce quim'est arrive dc plus marquant dans le voyage quo j'ai fait au quartior general de S. M. le Roi de Prussc le 2^ Octobre 1806, et jours suivans. pp. 238.

12mo. Ancient coins and modals (Roman coins) collected in 1809, &c. by Dr. N. Smith; figures and descriptions. 3 vols., 12mo.

An arrangement of the coins, provincial tokens, medals, and medalets in Mr. Smith's collection. 1st Jan. 1809. 6 vols., 12mo.

4to and 12mo. Notes on New South Wales (endorsed by second Duke of Northumberland "Memorial re"specting New South Wales "), with a statement of tho area, stock, population, &c, August 1806; and observations on horned cattle, sheep, and horses in New South Wales, 1810. 2 vols., 4to and 12mo.

Folio. Journal of a voyage of a thousand miles down the Ohio (1809- ), and an account of the five nations, 4c., from an early period to the conclusion of the late war between Great Britain and America, by Major John Norton (Teyoninhokarawen), 1816; dedicated to tho Duke of Northumberland. 2 vols... pp. 967, followed by a vocabulary. •

4to. An account of his life, &c, addressed to the Duke of Northumberland, by the Rev. Joseph Cook, Newton Hall, 19th Oct. 1818.

4to. Civil list establishment of Ireland. 13th February 1829.

4to. Memorabilia, collected by White Watson, of Bakewell. 2 vols., 4to (vol. 1), pp. 363, and index;

(vol. 2), pp. 167. (Purchased 8th Dec. 1833, see letter Dmw or from author inserted in vol. 1.) Nobthum

Folio. White Watson's common-placo book and index

of Memorabilia, begun Nov. 1807. 2 vols., folio (a few drawings inserted).

4to. Notes on Sir W. Gell's topography of Rome.

Manuscripts Op The Most Honourable The Marquis Mabqdis Op Lansdowne, At Lansdowne House. Bowse""

This collection was made by William, Earl of Shelburho, afterwards Marquis of Lansdowne. His political career began in,1761, and only ended with his death, in 1804. Tho chief offices ho held were those of President of the Board of Trade under Mr. Grenvillo, of Secretary of Stato in the Chatham-Grafton administration, of Secretary of State for Foreign AfTairs in Lord Rockingham's second administration, and of First Lord of the Treasury in 1783. Although ho never hold office after the fall of his government, he continued to take an active interest in current events, both at home and abroad, and had an oxtensive correspondence. According to Bentham and other contemporaries, he contemplated returning to office if tho opportunity offered, a statement which is confirmed by some of the letters in the two recently-published volumes of tho Malmosbury Correspondence. The well-known caricatures of Gilruy certainly show that such was tho popular impression. During tho greater part of the above period he seems to have occupied himself in collecting MSS., availing himself of his official position to have copies and abstracts made for his own private use of the documents to which ho had access. Accordingly no small part of the papers and letters alluded to in this report relates to foreign and colonial politics, or to trade and commerce. In their present condition they are cither bound up in volumes or placed in boxes and parcels. Each volume, box, or parcel is labelled and numbered, and nearly all have tables of contents at the end. These tables are however very imperfect and incorrect. The fact of most of the papers being thus already arranged lias made it difficult to obtain complete accuracy in classifying them under separate heads, but tho six divisions given below arc sufficient for practical purposts.


Papers referring to the politics of the continent, 17541769. Vols. 1-42. Under Nos. 34, 35, and 40, however, there are papers which would come more correctly under Division II., while in Nos. 133, 137, 113, 202, and several others, there are papers which relate to foreign affairs.


Colonial affairs and Peace of 1783, vols. 43-88. This division contains inter alia all tho papers and correspondence which preceded, accompanied, and followed the peace of 1783, with tho United States and Fiance.


East Indian afiairs, Vols. 89-100.


Home and Parliamentary, Vols. 101-135. Customs Revenue, Trade, Imports and Exports, Excise, T:ixes, Stamps, Civil list, Crown lands, Royal Household, Forests, Mint and Coinage, Board of Trade, City of London, Scotch affairs.


Vols. 136-155. Army, Navy, War Office, Pay Office, Ordnance, Estimates, Militia, Home defence, Admiralty, victualling, seamen, and marines, navy debt, list of shipping, navies of England, Spain, Franco, and Holland in 1783, Dockyards, Transport Service, Navy Intelligence, Contracts, Muster lists, Naval instructions, etc.


Vols. 156-160, Ireland. Papers relating to the Parliament, Army, Lord Lieutenant, and other Irish subjects.


Vols. 161-168. Cabinet and Treasury Minutes, hints and minutes of motions, and other Parliamentary papers.


Correspondence.—A. General Correspondence. „ B. Family Correspondence. b


Dowkb. Ancient Manuscripts, Vols. 169-200. These MSS. are probably the relics of the "Lansdowne MSS.," which were bought by the Trustees of the British Museum.

Although the strict chronological order is often disregarded in those volumes, it is in most instances sufficiently observed. The worst deviation from it occurs in part of vol. 22. The papers are accordingly printed in the order in which they como. The difficulty of reference from the printed lists to the MS. vols, would otherwise have been materially increased. Vol. 35 forms an exception to the above rule, for a special reason stated at p. 140.

It has been found impossible since the issue of the report of last year to complete the revision of all the "iapcrs in this collection. Tho detailed notice given uelow relates to those papers only which form Division I. and Division IV., A. B. It is hoped that the revision may bo brought to a conclusion in the coming reports of tho Commission. The plan pursued has been to notice those papers only which are of historical interest.

I am glad to havo this opportunity of expressing the obligation I am under to Sir James Lacaita, whoso previous labours in arranging this collection have alono made it possible for me to make the progress I havo in this notice; nor can I omit to mention the constant and valuable assistance I havo received from the officials of tho Record Office in the course of my work.

DIVISION J. Papers referring to the politics of the continent, 1754-69. Vols. 1, 2, and 3. Those volumes contain an account of Russia in 1767. On tho title pago is the line from Ovid, "Omnia bis dices "vera fuisso mea." Tho author gives a minute historical and statistical account of the country, and supports his statements by some very elaborate commercial tables and trade returns. He is equally careful in his account of the army, navy, and church. His opening remarks are that "we arc to look upon the Empire of Russia in "the light of a deformed child now arrived at tho ago "of maturity, the force of whose constitution has so far "conquered his natural defects, that however they may "take away from his beauty they diminish nothing of "his vigour." Though in a chapter " on the Genius and "character of tho Russians " he describes "the common "people" as "lazy, indolent and sensual, knowing no "happiness beyond the gratifications of drunkenness and "gluttony," "tho clergy as brought very low," "tho "gentlemen" as " ignorant and unprincipled " and concealing their want of real culture by superficial acquirements, and the country as swarming with foreign adventurers, yet he, nevertheless has a high opinion of the capacity of tho nation for future progress and devclopcment. Ho concludes by saying that " no nation "labours under fewer natural disadvantages than Russia. "Though by no means wealthy in proportion to her "funds, though by no means populous in proportion to "her magnitude, yet within herself she is the richest "and with respect to her neighbours she is the most "formidable power in tho world."

The author of these volumes in all probability was Sir George Macartney, as he describes himself as having had the honour of residing for some time in Russia in quality of His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary. His account of the country is addressed to General Conway as Secretary of State. Sir George was recalled in 1766, when it was intended to send out Mr. Stanley to negociate tho scheme for a Great Northern alliauco, as projected by Chatham. (Sec the note in vol. III. p. 18 of tho Chatham Papers, and tho passage thorc quoted from Barrow's Life of tho Earl of Macartney, vol. I. p. 412. "I havo "made very ample collection of everything relating to "this country, and shall with infinite pleasure impart "to you and Ned all my storos.")

Vol. 3.

This volume contains copies of the secret correspondence which passed in 1755-6 between tho Earl of Holdcrncsse, Secretary of State under tho Duke of Newcastle and tho Duke of Devonshire, and Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, who had been sent to St. Petersburg to negociate a treaty of subsidy and alliance between England and Russia in view of the coming troubles in Europe. This treaty was traversed by the counter projects of Kaunitz and Mmo. de Pompadour, which ultimately succeeded in gaining the adhesion of Russia to the treaty of Versailles and the league against Prussia,

notwithstanding tho influence of the Grand Duchess gj^j Catherine and the Imperial Chancellor BcstuchefF. Jkm


Sir Charles WiUiama to tho Earl of Holdernesse. Petersburg.

1st July 1755.—General account of his conduct in negociation, and sketch of the projected treaty.

niOuR —Demand by Russia for a larger subsidy.

11th Aug. 1755.—Reply to this demand.

11th Aug. 1755.—Declaration that the treaty is to have no respect to a war in America or Italy.

Petersburg, 23rd Juno 1755.—Promising opening of the negociations. Characters of Ministers and sketch of the treaty. There are four who compose tho College of Foreign Affairs,—the Great Chancellor, the VicoChancellor, Mons. Olsufiow, and Mons. Pugowirnikow, which latter person talks no language but the Russian. Punk, tho Saxon Envoy, is a person of great influence; "he serves his court here better than ever any minister "Berved a court, for which he is rewarded by being "in arrear nine quarters of his salary."

Petersburg, 11th Ang.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse, requesting that an additional sum may be granted to Russia by a separate article in the treaty.

11th Aug.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. The sums to be paid on the ratification of the treaty.

St. Petersburg, 2nd Oct.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. Illness of the Empress. Character of the Great Duchess (afterwards Catherine II.). Her opinion of the Prussian Royal family.

2nd Oct.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. . Good disposition of the Court. Importance of Olsufiow.

Whitehall, 26th Dee.—The Earl of Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams, opening to him the scheme of the Prussian alliance.

6th Feb. 1756.—The Earl of Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams, instructing him in what manner to communicate the Prussian treaty.

6th Feb.—The Earl of Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams. On the disposition and conduct of the Danes.

Petersburg, 19th Feb.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. On the reception of the Prussian treaty.

1st Feb.—The Great Duchess of Russia to Sir C. Williams. On the ratification of the treaty with Russia.

Whitehall, 30th March.—Lord Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams. On an attempt of Russia to limit the sense of the treaty, and the alliance between France and Austria.

Petersburg, 20th March.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. State of the Russian fleet.

Petersburg, 11th April.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. Umbrage taken at the Prussian alliance. The Vice-Chancellor not in the interest of England.

Whitehall, 21st May.—Lord Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams, informing him of the treaty of Versailles. Negociations of France with tho Court of Russia.

28th May.—Lord Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams. On the proposed mediation of Prussia between England and France. Answer of the Court of France to the proposed mediation of Prussia. Answer from the English Court.

Petersburg, 5th June. — Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. Probability of Russia joining in the alliance with France and Austria.

Whitehall, 25th June.—Lord Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams. Reasons why Russia should not renounce the treaty with England, and join France.

Petersburg, 6th July.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. Causes of the disaffection of Russia. French influence there. Bestucheff not ill disposed to England.

9th July.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. Request of the Grand Duchess to borrow a sum of money to be employed in favour of England.

9th July.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. The Great Chancellor requests a pension from England.

Whitehall, 6th Aug.—Lord Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams. To require an explanation of the designs of Russia with respect to Germany.

Petersburg, 9th July.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. Endeavours of Ct. Keyserling in favour of England. Ct. Schuwalow in the interest of France.

Whitehall, 6th Aug.—Lord Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams. Granting 10,000/. to the Great Duchess, and a stipend to the Great Chancellor.

3l8t Aug.—Lord Holdernesse to Sir C. Williams. On the Russians furnishing the French with naval stores.

Petersburg, 28th Sept.—Sir C. Williams to Lord

Holdernesse. On the march of the King of Prussia. State of the Russian army. The Grand Chancellor gained to the King of Prussia.

5th Oct.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. "Russia invited to accede to the treaty of Versailles.

9th Dec.—Sir C. Williams to Lord Holdernesse. Russia determined to act against the King of Prussia, and to accede to the treaty of Versailles.

Petersburg, 23rd Nov.—Note from the Court of Russia to Sir C. Williams. Offended at a hint of being desired to act as mediator botween the Courts of Vienna and Berlin.

Petersburg, 5th Nov.—The Grand Duchess of Russia to Sir C. Williams. Complaining of the influence of Count Schuwalow in favour of Prance.

9th Nov.—Tho Grand Duchess of Russia to Sir C. Williams. An attempt of the Schuwalows to engage her in their schemes.

17th Feb. 1774.—Capt. Collier to the Earl of Shelbtrrne. With an account of the Russian navy. Captain Collier had been collecting materials for a larger work, but they had been lost on a wreck. His view of the future of Russia is not so favourable as that of Sir G. Macartney.

Vols. 4, 5.

These volumes, marked Prussia, contain copies of a portion of the " Mitchell " correspondence. The letters reach from 14>th May 1756 to 15th December 1757. Only one—from Lord Bute—is of a later date, viz., 26th May 1762. Several of these letters have already been printed in Mr. Bisset's Life of Sir A. Mitchell.

Whitehall, 14th" May 1756.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Desiring the King of Prussia's interest in favour of the Princess of Hesse. Change of the religious persuasion of the Prince of Hesse.

Berlin, 14th May.—Sir A. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The Prince of Hesse disposed to enter into the service of the King of Prussia.

14th May.—Opinion of the King of Prussia as to the Prince of Hesse, as to the designs of France, and tho conduct to be observed with respect to Sweden.

14th May.—On the convention between France and Austria. Disposition of Russia.

14th May.—Relating to the Prince of Hesse.

18th May.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. On no answer being received from Vienna.

Berlin, 27th May.—Sir A. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Concerning the Prince of Hesse.

27th May.—On the designs of Austria. A French invasion of England is being planned.

28th May. — Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Giving him notice of the treaty between France and Austria.

28th May.—Proposes to enter into the closest connection with the King of Prussia, in order to defeat the designs of France and Austria.

29th May.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord. Holdernesse. On the loss of a portmanteau containing a despatch.

3rd June.—On finding that the despatches in the stolen portmanteau had been burned. Arrival of Douglass at Petersburg. Complaints of Sir C. Williams and M. Cressener. Insolent behaviour of the former at St. Petersburg, of tho latter at Cologne.

Paris, 4th May. — To tho King of Prussia. The French disposed to make peace.

8th June.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Enclosing a copy of tho treaty between Franco and Austria.

10th June.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Tho precautions of the King of Prussia against Russia. A paper by the King of Prussia, containing precautions with respect to Russia.

15th June.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Answer of the King of Prussia to the notification of the alliance between France and Austria.

22nd June.—Affairs at Petersburg. The King urgent to know what assistance ho may expect from England.

22nd June.—Tho Duke of Brunswick willing to take part with England.

24th June.—Apprehensions of the King as to being attacked. Thoughts concerning Denmark and the King of the Romans.

25th June. — Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Answer to the advice of the King regarding Russia, Holland, and a fleet in the Baltic.

19th July.—Plan of a treaty with Prussia, and opinions with respect to the dispositions of most of the Courts of Europe.

"Memoire raisonne" sur la situation presente do "l'Allemagne," by the King of Prussia.

Answer to the above document from England. Marquis 23rd July.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The OF Lambpreparations of the King for war. Proposals of Eng- D0WME" land in case of a war in Germany. Answer by the King of Prussia.

30th July.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. No hopes of Russia. The King refuses to have an encampment at Wesel.

30th July,—The King of Prussia determined to stand by his engagements with the King of England.

Berlin, 26th July.—M. Valory to C. Podewils, remonstrating against the Prussian armaments. Answer of the King of Prussia.

18th July.—The King to M. de Klinggraeffen. Demanding to know the cause of the Austrian armaments.

30th July.—Mr.-Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The King defers the march of his troops till the end of August.

Compiegne, 15th July.—M. Kniphausen to the King of Prussia, On the object of the treaty of Versailles, and the designs of France with respect to Gormany.

26th July.—Memorial by the King of Prussia, respecting the French invasion of Hanover, and other subjects.

6th Aug.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Dissuading the King from taking the field, and urging the defence of Hanover.

10th Aug.— Further reasons against beginning hostilities. The importance of guarding against the French invasion of the Empire.

Potsdam, 2nd Aug.— Second instructions to M. de KKngroeffen.

20th Aug.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The * King consents to spare 10,000 men for the defence of Hanover. Reasons of the King of Prussia for his conduct in attacking Austria. How far he can assist Hanover.

Potsdam, 17th Aug.—The King of Prussia to Mr. Mitchell. Urging the necessity of being sure of the armed support of the Protestant states of Germany.

28th August.— Mr. Mltcholl to Lord Holdernesse. The King determined to march the next day.

30th August.—Plan of the proposed operations.

20th August. Answer to the memorial presented by M. de Klingraff to the Court of Vienna. Remarks upon it.

26th August.—The third instructions given to M. de Klingraff from the King of Prussia.

26th August.—Instructions to M. do Malzahn at Dresden, from tho King of Prussia, containing his reasons for entering Saxony.

Dresden, 29th Aug.—The Elector of Saxony to the King of Prussia, granting a passage to tho troops of the latter, but complaining of his conduct. The King of Prussia replies.

Petersburg, 28th Sept. — Sir C. Williams to Mr. Mitchell. The Great Chancellor gained to the King of Prussia.

Sedlitz, 4th Nov.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdornosso. The King urges a proper attention to Holland. Much provoked at the conduct of tho French.

Nov. 1756.—Memorial from the King of Prussia to the King of England. On tho conduct of the war.

Scdelitz, 4th Nov.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The French and Prussian ministers withdrawn from thoir respective Courts. Count de Broglie stopped at Hoidenau. ,

6th Nov.—Head quarters1 at Sedelitss. On the King's designs respecting Wesel.

Dresden, 17th Nov. — Respecting the person who should take tho command in Hanover.

Dresden, 19th Nov.—The King of Prussia to Mr. Mitchell. Communicating an account of tho designs of France respecting both the Indies.

Dresden, 24th Nov.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Enclosing plans of operations, and the two following papers :—

November.—Projet do Campagne pour Farmee des Allids.

November.—Memoire raisonne" sur l'etat present do l'Europe, et sur le parti qu'il conviendroit aux Allies de prendre pour gagner la supcriorite sur leurs ennemis dans la campagne prochaine.

Cologne, 26 Nov.—Intelligence sent to Prussia, respecting the French army.

Dresden, 28th Nov.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Enclosing the King of Prussia's account of tho campaign of 1756.

8th Dec.—Doubts with respect to the designs of tho French.

Dresden, 9th Dec.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holder

Marquis nessc. Enclosing the following papers from the King

°dow>e?' t0 the English Court:—

—-' Decembre.—Moyens dont la Grande Bretagno pourroit sc servir pour miner les projets de ses ennemia ou rendre la Guerre plus difficile. By the King of Prussia.

Decembre.—Memoire concernant les principales operations projettees par le Cour de France pour la prochaine Campagne, Dec. 1756.

Dresden, 9th Dec.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Force and designs of France.

December.—Proper quarters for the Hessian troops, as proposed by the King of Prussia.

Dresden, 13th Dec.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Nomination of a general for Hanover.

31st Dec.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. The plan of the French for the invasion of Germany.

Dresden, 25th Dec.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. On Russia declaring openly for Austria against the King of Prussia.

St. Petersburg, 11th November.—Sir C. Williams to Mr. Mitchell. On the impression made by the Prussian paper at Petersburg, and the journey of Prince Czernichew into Saxony.

Berlin, 18th January 1757—Mr. Mitchell to the Earl of Holdernesse. Desertion of several of the Protestant Princes of the Empire to the sido of tho Court of Vienna.

Whitehall, 8th Feb.— Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Of the attempts which are being made to detach England from the Prussian alliance.

Brunswick, 8th Feb.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Against recalling Sir C. Williams from Petersburg. On the treaty with tho Duke of Brunswick. Treaty of subsidy between tho King of Prussia and the Duke of Brunswick. Treaty between the King of England and the Duke of Brunswick..

4th March.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Enclosing the preceding treaty.

Hanover, 26th Feb.—Mr. Mitchell to the Earl of Holdernesse. The Swedes take part against the King of Prussia. Behaviour of the Prussians in Saxony.

Dresden, 20th Feb.—The King of Prussia to Mr. Mitchell. On a fruitless attempt to detach England from Prussia. Advice as to the Russian fleet. Advices from Russia.

February.—Advices to the King of Prussia from Russia. Circular letter to the Russian ministers at foreign Courts, dated Petersburg, 21st Jan. 1757, against the King of Prussia.

Hanover, 26th Feb.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Complaining of the inactivity of Hanover.

Berlin, 5th March.—Enclosing a letter received from the King of Prussia.

Dresden, 27th Feb.—Tho King of Prussia to Mr. Mitchell. Designs of the French respecting the invasion of Ireland and Hanover.

Dresden, 12th March.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Complaints against Hanover.

ltith March.—Desiring that the Duke of Cumberland may be sent to take tho command in Hanover.

2:ird March.—The King of Prussia wishes to employ the Prince of Hesse in Westphalia.

31st March.—Complaining of Hanover, and urging that the Duke of Cumberland be sent.

12th April.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Desiring that tho Prince of Hesse may not be employed in Westphalia.

Dresden, 4th April.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. Orders given relating to the Queen of Poland. Desertion of the Saxons.

15th April.—Treachery of Glaso, valet to the King of Prussia. Designs of murdering the King.

29th April.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. The King rejects the overtures from Vienna. On a treaty proposed by the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel.

Dresden, 19th April.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. On the opening of the campaign.

Without date.—On the attempt to assassinate the King of Prussia. Account of the campaign of the two Prussian armies in Bohemia.

Camp before Prague, 17th May.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. On the prospect of a peace after the successful campaign.

18th May.—On an attempt of the Court of Vienna to break the alliance between England and Prussia. How to dispose of the Prince of Hesse. The treaty with the Landgrave.

24th May.—As to the suspicion that the King of Prussia is treating with France.

12th June.—The King of Prussia complains of the

divided state of England, and that no fleet is sent into Mi the Baltic. ot

11th June.—Tho King of Prussia to Mr. Mitchell. M. On the advices from Petersburg.

10th Juno.—Copy of the verbal declaration from England to Russia in favour of the King of Prussia.

16th June.—Copy of the 2nd article of the treaty between his Britannic Majesty and the Kin<i 0f Prussia.

Whitehall, 21st June.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Reception by Prince Gallitzin of the preceding declaration. Advices from Constantinople.

Leitmcritz, 29th June.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. On tho defeat at Kolin, and need of a subsidy.

2nd July.—The King of Prussia hopes that the new Administration (Pitt and Newcastle) in England will act with vigour.

5th July.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Reasons why a fleet cannot be sent into the Baltic.

Leitmcritz, 9th July.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. On what terms the King of Prussia would make peace.

11th July.—Dangers from Russia. The King's chagrin at the conduct of England. Mr. Mitchell wishes to be recalled.

17th July. — Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. General state of affairs. Plan of the war. Subsidy to Prussia.

Pima, 28th July.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The King of Prussia much offended. His generous conduct with regard to the subsidy.

Dresden, 11th Aug.—On the desperate state of the royal affairs. Denmark wholly in tho interest of France. Difference between the King and Prince of Prussia.

Dresden, 31st Aug.—On tho subsidy. Negotiations respecting Hanover.

Erfurth, 17th Sept.—On the stato of the affairs of tho King of Prussia.

Whitehall, 23rd Sept.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. On the subsidy.

4th Oct.—On the retreat of the Rnssians.

10th Oct,—On the convention for Hanover. Troops of the Prince of Hesse.

7th Oct.—Resolution of the Privy Council with respect to Hanover.

London, 10th Oct.—Lord Holdernesse to the Prince of Hesse Cassel. To engage him to continue his troops in the service.

10th Oct.—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. Desiring that the King of Prussia would name a general for the army of observation.

14th Oct.—On the situation of Hanover. Terms of the subsidy.

14th Oct.—On the assistance to be given to the King of Prussia.

22nd Nov.—Prince Ferdinand appointed commander of the army of observation.

Naumbourg, 15th Oct.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. On tbe critical situation of the King of Prussia.

Leipsic, 24th Oct.—Encloses a letter from the King of Prussia, who apprehends that all assistance will come too late.

17th Oct.—The King of Prussia to Mr. Mitchell. Complaining of the treaty with the Landgrave of Hesse, and pressing for a fleet to be sent into the Baltic.

Leipsig, 30th Oct.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. About the general for the army of observation.

30th Oct.—A proposal to land some English troops at the mouth of tho Elbe.

Friburg, 7th Nov.—Letter from the King of Prussia to George II., giving an account of the battle of Bosbach.

Leipsig, 11th Nov.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The King of Prussia insists upon going into Silesia, leaving the army of observation to the command of Prince Ferdinand.

29th Oct.—Baron de Munchausen to Mr. Mitchell. To know whether the King of Prussia will yield Hanover any effectual assistance.

Leipsic, 11th Nov.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. On Prince Ferdinand taking the command of the army of observation.

13th Nov.—Plan of the war in Hanover.

12th Dec—Lord Holdernesse to Mr. Mitchell. No squadron can be sent into the Baltic. State of Russia and Turkey.

Leipsic, 5th December.—Mr. Mitchell to Lord Holdernesse. The retreat of the Prince of Bevern, and tbe surrender of Breslaw.

Itsbourg, lBt Dec—On a letter received from Prince

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