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EQUIS Miserable condition of Sweden. Necessity of a coup- “ Britain: in consequence of which he assumed to MARQUIS LANS

d'Etat. Annexed is a mémoire on northern politics "himself the liberty to send orders without the further OF LANSgenerally.

“ direction or knowledge of the King his master to Vol. 36.

“ the Spanish Governors to attack his Majesty's sub

“ jects." His consequent disgrace. Strong reason for This volume contains a great variety of papers, all of suspecting France of complicity in his designs. the date 1754; viz.

21st August.-Earl of Albemarle to Sir T. Robinson. (1.) The correspondence between the Earl of Albe- Death of M. de Jumenville at the hands of a party of marle, ambassador at Paris, and M. Ruvigny de Cosne English commanded by Col. Washington. M. de Vauand Mr. Mildmay, secretaries of legation, and Sir dreuil is the new French Governor of Canada. Thomas Robinson, Secretary of State in the adminis. 21st August.-Great effect produced at the French tration of the Duke of Newcastle. The chief subject Court by Ensenada's disgrace. of this correspondence is the attempt to heal the dif 21st August.-Reports of the Young Pretender being ferences which had arison between the two countries in Paris. M. de Rouillé denies all knowledge of it. owing to the conflicting claims of their colonists in “ It has been positively asserted to me by a person of North America, and the divergent construction put by " some note who is strongly attached to him, but disthe two Governments on some of the clauses of the satisfied with his conduct, that he, the Pretender's treaty of Aix la Chapelle. The letters of the Eul si son, had actually been in England in a great disguiso of Albemarle are full of interest, owing to the other " as may be imagined, no longer ago than about three topics to which they allude, e.g. the continued differ- months; that he did not know how far he had gone, ences between the King and the Parliament of Paris, nor how long he had been there, but that he had staid between the latter and the clergy on the farnous bull “ till the time above mentioned, when word was brought Unigenitus, the movements of the Pretender, Spanish " him at Nottingham by one of his friends, that there politics, and the prospects of the French in the East " was reason to apprehend that he was discovered or Indies.

“ in the greatest danger of being so, and that he ought (2.) Several despatches from Sir C. H. Williams at " therefore to lose no time in leaving England, which Warsaw, relating to the constant intrigues of the “ he accordingly did directly. The person from whom French Government in Poland.

“ I have this is as likely to have been informed of it as (3.) A large number of pieces justificatives, chiefly “ anybody of the party, and could have no particular enclosures in the letters of the Earl of Albemarle. reason to have imposed such a story upon me, which (4.) Affair of San Remo.

could serve no purpose.” Discontent at the conduct The more important papers are noticed below.

of the Pretender among his friends. Paris, 3rd July 1754. Earl of Albemarle to the Right 21st Aug.:-Affair of San Remo and Campo Freddo, Honble. Sir T. Robinson. Illness of the Pretender not enclosing " Copie de la Replique de la Cour de France serious. Differences between the Court and the Par. " à celle de Vienne.” liament of Paris.

24th Aug.-M. Ruvigny de Cosne to Claudius Amy. Vienna, 10th July.-Mr. Keith to the Earl of Holder- and, Esq. Birth of the son of the Dauphin. Report nesse, enclosing an extract from a memoir relating to that he is to be called Duc d'Austrasie. San Remo, recently presented by the French Ambas. 2nd Sept. 1754.-Sir T. Robinson to the Earl of Albe. sador d'Aubeterre, and the Imperial reply. (In Latin.) marle. The death of M. de Jumenville. Pacific expres

Paris, 21st July.- Earl of Albemarle to Sir Thomas sions of M. de Rouillé. Lord Walsh ordered to leave Robinson. The King and the Parliament are recon- England. The Pretender. Enclosures relating to the ciled. Small satisfaction of the clergy, who fear that two latter subjects. the reconciliation will be at their expense.

4th Sept.-Earl of Albemarle to Sir Thomas Robinson. 24th July.--Affairs of the East and West Indies. Assembly of the French Parliament. Dissolution of Mutual suspicions of the two Governments of France the Chambre Royale. Postscript. Fresh dissensions and England. Dangerous condition of M. de St. Con- between the Court and Parliament. Enclosed is a copy test. Doubts as to who his successor will be. En of the decrec dissolving the Chambre Royale, with closes a copy of a letter purporting to be written by Lettre Patente en forme de declaration, addressed to the Premier President of the Parliament of Paris the Parliament. (Manpeou), which is being circulated relative to the 7th Sept.-Encloses a copy of the decree recalling the recall of the Parliament.

Parliament, and of the “arrêté du Parlement de Paris 26th July.-Earl of Albemarle, to Sir T. Robinson. " du 5 Sept. 1754," protesting against their former disM. de St. Contest is dead. The Pretender said to be missal. really ill. The King of Prussia has given the Earl 11th Sept.-The arrêté previously sent was not carried Marischal the Government of Neufchâtel.

but lost by three votes, but the Royal decree had modi. 30th July.-M. de Rouillé succeeds M. de St. Contest. fications introduced in it before being registered, as a

30th July.-Disgrace of the Spanish Minister En. protest against the imputations in the preamble, and a senada

deputation from the Parliament waited on the King to 30th July.-Mme de Pompadour has the most grateful explain the modifications and their reasons. Enclosed sense of the gracious terms in which George II, has is a copy of the Royal reply. spoken of her to M. de Meupeou.

Ilth Sept.-M. Ruvigny de Cosne and Mr. W. Mild1st August.—Sir T. Robinson to Earl of Albemarle. may to Sir T. Robinson. The negociations as to Ensenada's disgrace.

America. Paris, 7th August.-M. Ruvigny de Cosne to Sir 12th Sept.-Sir T. Robinson to the Earl of Albemarle. Thomas Robinson. Question as to the language in The same subject, which the negociations relating to the points at issue 18th Sept. -Earl of Albemarle to Sir T. Robinson. in America were to be conducted.

The same subject. 7th August.-Influence of Mme de Pompadour. The Extract of a letter from Sir C. H. Williams to the Parliament is returning to Paris.

Earl of Holdernesse, dated Warsaw, 18th Sept. 1754, 15th August-Earl of Albemarle to Sir T. Robinson. relating to the affairs of Poland, followed by four others Reasons of Engenada's disgrace. His hostility to Eng. on the same subject. land. “He began by stating the substance of all the 18th Sept.-Extract from a letter froin Sir Charles “ complaints which Spain might have in America Hanbury Williams to the Earl of Holdernesse, dated “ against Great Britain, which he set forth in the most Warsaw, 18th Sept. 1754. M. Desailleurs, the French “ inveterate colours; but in order to screen himself Minister to the Sublime Porte, has presented a memo" and disguise his intentions, he desired his Catholic rial tu that Government on the affairs of Poland, assertMajesty to refer the consideration of these complaints ing that it is the intention of the King of Poland and “ to a select Junta of the Spanish Ministers, who re the Russian party to bring that country into an alliance " ported their opinion that the Indies should be put with Russia, and at the same time make the crown “ into a better posture of defence before any attempt hereditary in the House of Saxony; that the Russian “ should be made by forcible means to do themselves party make no secret of their design, and are spreading " justice, and particularly that a previous amicable a report that the Porte is bound by treaty stipulations « application and requisition should be made to the not to interfere; and that he, M. Desailleurs, having " King of Great Britain with respect to the sd com. already assured the Polish patriots of the good will of “ plaints, and to wait for the effect of these friendly the French King, now considored it his duty to obtain “ proceedings; but in order to elude the said Consultă the opinion of the Ottoman Porte. “This, my Lord,"

there were inserted in M. de Ensenada's own hand, concludes Sir C. Williams, “is the substance of M. " at the bottom thereof, the following words, viz., that “ Desailleurs' memorial, and surely it is a very strange the King agrees to the contents of the Consulta, except “one, filled with insolence, falsehood, and lies.” that part of it that relates to their application to Great 21st Sept.- Perplexing behaviour of Count Brühl,

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who all pretend to be sent by orders from the Ottoman spondence between the Duc de Guerchy, French Ambas-
Porte. The first of these is the envoy from the Cham sador in London, and the Duc de Choiscul. Abounding
of Tartary, who is suspected of having long since said as they do in remarks on contemporary English politics,
all he had to say, “but he endeavours to put off his these letters are very interesting. There are also some
“ departure, because while he stays here the Republick letters from Mons. Durand and M. du Chatelet. (2.)
“ finds him a lodging and allows him ten pounds a Copies of the correspondence between the Earl of Shel-
• day." The other two are agents from the Hospodars burne, as Secretary of State under Lord Chatham and
of Moldavia and Wallachia. Their real object is to ad. the Duke of Grafton, with the Earl of Rochfort and Mr.
vance the French interest.

Walpole, at Paris. The beginning of the correspon-
25th Sept.-Affair of Ostrog. Interview between M. dence is occupied with various points arising out of the
Gross, the Russian Minister, and Count Brühl, who did late peace, but the papers which close it and relate to
not show himself disposed to look favourably on the the Corsican rebellion are important.
Russian party. Subsequent interview between C. The more important of these papers are given below.
Brühl, Prince Czartoriski, and Count Flemming, which Minutes de la Conference entre M. le Comte de
ends in Brühl promising a settlement of the question. Halifax, M. le Duc de Nivernois et Mess. Knyphansen
This change of front to be attributed to the failure of et Michell tenue le 15 Jany. 1763, chez M. le Comte de
his attempts to sow dissensions in the Russian party. Halifax.
The French Government, is is said, will disavow M. 22nd Jan.-Earl of Egremont to the Duke of Bedford.
Desailleurs' memorial.

A long draft despatch, containing most of the heads
28th Sept.-Intends to have an interview with the of the negociation.
King, and urge on him in the strongest manner the 22nd Jan.-King George would like a guarantee of
necessity of putting an end to the present troubles. his Electoral dominions inserted in the treaty.
Description of the Polish nobility. Death of the Pa- 22nd Feb.-Indignation of the King at the equivocal
latine of Rava. Danger of a quarrel between Brühl conduct of France with reference to the Sardinian claim
and Czartoriski relative to the rich succession left on Placentia.
vacant thereby.

2nd Jan. 1764.- Earl of Hertford to the Earl of Halifax,
2nd Oct.-Interview of M. Gross with the King. Quarrel between the Duc de Fitz James and the Parlia-
Restless scheming of the French and Turkish Ministers. ment of Toulouse. Imprudent circular of the Arch-
The apprehended quarrel about the Starosty of Rava bishop of Paris (Beaumont) on the expulsion of the
has broken out, and has made all pacific endeavours Jesuits. An order has been issued that no one (unless
useless. “The Diet began on Monday, but the heats possessed of some great office) who cannot prove his
“ and animosities are so high that they could not agree nobility from the year 1400 shall be allowed the Entrées
“ upon the choice of a Speaker either that day or yes- de la Cour. Excitement caused by these various events.
“ terday, and in my opinion it will be better for the There are a large number of interesting enclosures
country if they do not chuse one at all, for till there respecting the affaire Fitz James.
“ is a Speaker chose they cannot debate."

1st Feb.-Interview with one Toucain, who has a
10th Oct.-Earl of Albemarle to Sir T. Robinson. scheme about Canada. Curious.
Persecution of the Protestants in the south of France. Copy of the Latin letter of King Stanislas of Hungary

23rd Oct.-Lively interview with M. de Rouillé un to George III., on the marriage of the Princess Augusta
American affairs. Expedition of Gen. Braddock.

with Charles Ferdinand of Brunswick.
Second Memoire des Commissaires du Roy sur l'Isle 12th August.-Earl of Hertford to Earl of Halifax.
de St. Lucie du 4 Octobre 1754, by the French Minister, The French intend to assist the Genoese in reducing
M. de Silhouette.

Corsica.
25th Nov. 1754. -Avis d'une Personne demeurant à 24th Oct.-Accession of the new King of Poland.
Paris (enclosed in a despatch of the Earl of Albemarle), 16th Dec.-State of the French finances.
relating to the movements of the Pretender.

13th Feb. 1765.-Oppressive conduct of the Duc d'Ai.
Minute of the proceedings of the Parliament of Paris guillon, in Brittany. The Parliament and States refuse
from 27th Nov. to 4th Dec. 1754, relative to the refusal of to consent to the levy of the dixiême.
the last sacraments to the Demoiselle l'Allemand par le
Sieur Menriset Porte Dieu, de la Paroisse de St. Etienne
du Mont, et le Sieur Brunet. Copy of the letter from

11th Aug. 1766.-Duc de Choiseul to Duc de Guerchy.
the King exiling the Archbishop of Paris for supporting

Astonishment at Pitt leaving the House of Commons. the above-mentioned priests.

“ Il nous paroit que toute sa force consistoit dans sa 5th Dec. 1754.-Sir T. Robinson to Earl of Albemarle. “ continuation dans cette chambre, et il pourroit bien se Rumoured scheme of one Miles to make a coup de

" trouver comme Sampson après qu'on lui est coupé main in India by French aid.

les cheveux. Ce que nous avons à crainire c'est que 7th Dec. 1754.- Earl of Albemarle to Sir T. Robinson.

cet homme altier et ambitieux ayant perdu sa conDemands of the Parliament for reduction of taxation,

“ sideration populaire ne veuille se relever de sa perte supposed to spring from mere love of popularity.

“ par des exploits guerriers et des projets de conquêtes Copy of proceedings of the French Parliament in the " qui puissent lui procurer de la reputation.” Is peraffair l'Allemand. 5th Dec. 1754.

suaded that the quarrel with Lord Temple will not be Edit du Roi portant création de deux millions quatre

lasting. “ Alors le Ministère d'Angleterre aura une cens mille livres de Rentes viagères sur l'Hôtel de Ville “ certaine consistence. Sans cela avec l'opposition de de Paris, donné a Fontainebleau au mois de Novembre

“ Mylord Temple, l'ineptie de Mons. Conway, la jeunesse 1754. Registré en Parlement.

" et peutêtre l'étourderie de Mylord Shelburne quoique 22nd Dec.-M. Ruvigny de Cosne to Sir T. Robinson. “ gouverné par Mons. Pitt, il ne sera pas plus fort qu'il Sudden death of the Earl of Albemarle.

“ ne l'étoit avant.” He speaks of the propositions of

Lord Shelburne on the Manilla ransom as "aussi indis-
Vol. 37.

“ cretès qu'effrayantes.” The whole letter, a long one,
This volume contains two sets of papers : (1.) Relating is very interesting.
to the expedition on the coast of France in 1758. They Extract of a letter from M. Durand to Choiseul.
are original despatches from the Duke of Marlborough, General Conway has had an interview with Masserano
Lord Storre, Lord Anson, General Bligh, and Admiral about the Isles Malouines. He was more civil than
Saunders, with drafts of instructions and despatches to

Lord Shelburne had been. The letter concludes, “Lors
them by Mr. Pitt. (2.) Papers on the siege and sur-

“ même que Milord Shelburne adoucissant ces expresrender of Bellisle in 1761, among which are letters from

“sions en employeroit dans la suite de semblables à celles Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson.

“ de Mons. Conway il resteroit à approfondir si ce seroit

“ l'effet d'une sagesse refléchie et nécessoire ou si elle
Vol. 38.

“ n'auroit pour but que de gagner du tems ou une autre
This volume contains two sets of papers. The first “ situation.”
includes copies of correspondence between Lord Halifax Copy of a letter to the Comte de Chatelet relating to
as Secretary of State under Lord Bute and Mr. Gren the recently discovered plot of the Jesuits to murder the
ville, and Lord Hertford as English Ambassador at King of Spain. The Jesuits are spoken of as “ l'ordre
Paris ; between Lord Egremont Secretary of State “ des assassins," as like “les Enfans du Vieux de la
under Mr. Grenville, and the Duke of Bedford pleni- “ Montagne.” “C'est qu'on a tort de s'étonner du
potentiary for England in the negociations which pre. “ Progrés que fait la philosophie de l'incrédulité, quand
ceded the termination of the seven years' war. Several “ on voit des ordres réligieux nous montrer un example
of Lord Egremont's letters are originals. This corre “ si peu conforme aux objets de notre sainte morale, et
spondence shows us the public side of the negociations, “je me declare pour ne plus croire au Pape s'il per-
the secret side of which is contained in vols. 9, 10, 11. “ siste à conserver cette milice détestable."

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DOWNE. 6th June.-Earl of Rochfort to Earl of Shelburne. France not desirous of war, and probably at this moment meditating a change of front as regards Corsica. Avignon is going to be seized from the Pope. The Chevalier d'Eon said to be a spy of Choiseul.

A paper containing short abstracts of despatches, chiefly from Lord Rochfort to the Earl of Shelburne, on Corsican affairs.

1st July.-Earl of Shelburne to Earl of Rochfort. Determination of England not to view the cession of Corsica with indifference. Unfair dealing of the French and Spanish Courts. “ The experience of all ages shows “ us that facts are to be rested upon between nations, " the professions of Ministers being in all times found “ dangerous and not to be relied upon."

16th Sept.-Earl of Shelburne to Mr. Walpole. To ascertain if the Duc de Choiseul would like to give a practical proof of the cordial feeling France entertains for England by the settlement of such outstanding claims, as those for the demolition of Dunkirk, the Manilla ransom, etc. Mr. Walpole to discover, if possible, what are the existing relations between Vienna and Paris. The breach between France and the Church may open up a useful source of information,

Paris, 29th April 1767.-M. Escarano to Prince Masserano. The same subject.

7th May.-Earl of Rochfort to the Earl of Shelburne. A long and careful account of the state of French finance, of the army, navy, and the Parliament. Character of Choiseul. Condition of the Court. The foreign Ambassadors. Commercial relations.

Londres, 25th Sept. 1767.-M. Durand to Choiseul. State of English parties. Painful condition of Lord Chatham. Activity of Lord Hertford.

Mr. Porten's answer to the reference made to him for his opinion about the validity of the treaty of 1667, with Naples, and the proposal of that Court to enter into a new treaty with Great Britain.

8th Jan. 1768.-Earl of Shelburne to Earl of Rochfort. Case of the Chevalier d'Eon. Affairs of Geneva and of Neufchâtel.

11th Jan. 1768.-Guerchy to Choiseul. Intention of George III. to support himself by “the King's friends " party." This intention favourable to the maintenance of peace. It will be advisable to look more to the King, less to his ministers in future. The Duke of Bed. ford and his friends are expected to come into power. Lord Mansfield will probably succeed Lord Camden, but this will entail the complete abandonment of all influence by Lord Bute.

Londres, 22nd Jan. 1768.-Guerchy to Choiseul. A statement of the case of the colonies against England.

1st Feb. 1768.-Durand to Choiseul. The India Bill. The Dow. Princess of Wales is intriguing against Lord Chatham. Lord Egmont's interview with her. Report of a conversation between the King and Egmont, in which the former expressed the strongest aversion for Lord Chatham and Lord Shelburne. “Il n'y avoit que “Lord Holland plus capable de ruses que Lord Shel“ burne.” Probability of these ministers and Admiral Hawke having to make way for Halifax, Egmont, and Sandwich

15th March.-M. de Châtelet Lomont au Chevalier de Modène. Ascendant which the party of the Duke of Bedford has gained in English politics favourable to peace.

8th April 1768.-Earl of Shelburne to Earl of Roch. fort. Reported cession of Corsica to France. Lord Rochfort to give special attention to the subject, which may prove a matter of serious consideration.

15th April.-Has received a private communication as to warlike intentions on the part of France. The private communication is enclosed and erdorsed in Lord Shelburne's handwriting.

29th April.-England could not see a change in the possession of Corsica with indifference. The letter is very strongly expressed.

5th May. -Earl of Rochfort to Earl of Shelburne. The intention of invading Corsica publicly avowed. It might be advisable to demand an explanation.

13th May.-Earl of Shelburne to Earl of Rochfort. Enclosing a memorandum on the affairs of Corsica. The Ministry will immediately take the question into consideration.

25th May.-Earl of Rochfort to Earl of Shelburne. Secret designs of the French on Corsica.

26th May.-Interview with Choiseul about Corsica, who disclaimed all hostile intentions, and was courteous in manner, but differed from the view of the case put forward by Lord Shelburne.

27th May.- Earl of Shelburne to Earl of Rochfort. The Ministry has met and has submitted it to the King as their opinion that Lord Rochfort should protest against France becoming possessed of Corsica as dangerous to the preservation of harmony between the two powers. Error of supposing that the great interest the English nation takes in home affairs implies indifference to foreign affairs.

Paris, 2nd June.- Earl of Rochfort to Earl of Shel. burne. Interview with Choiseul on the affairs of Corsica. Pacific expressions of Choiseul, France neither desirous of war, nor prepared for it. Astonishment at the vigorous action of England and interest evinced in the matter. His confidential explanation of the intentions of France. These were to remain in occupation of certain places, contingent on the Genoese being unable to repay the expenses of the expedition, as it was known they would be. Choiseul concluded by saying, that seeing the alarm it gave England, he would have given it up “coute “ qui coute ; mais de le faire à present nous serions des“ honoré à jamais dans les yeux de tout le monde, et s la ruine tomberoit particulièrement sur moi. Ainsi " que faire ? Car pourtant il n'est pas possible d'avoir " la guerre pour la Corse, cela seroit trop ridicule,

Vol. 39. .

This volume contains five different sets of papers, viz. :

(1.) Copy of correspondence between Lord Shelburne and the English ininisters at the varivus Italian Courts in 1767-8.

(2.) Copy of correspondence between Lord Shelburne and the English minister at the Court of Portugal in 1767-8. The chief subjects touched upon in the above papers are the regulation of trade, commercial treaties, the intrigues and the expulsion of the Jesuits, the power of the Holy See, and the possibility of Portugal being got to join the Family Compact.

(3.) Copy of correspondence with English residents and others, in Switzerland, 1768. There is an index. The troubles at Geneva, mentioned in vol. 18, are again referred to.

(4.) Copy of correspondence between Lord Shelburne and the English minister at Madrid, 1767-8. The expulsion of the Jesuits, and the intentions of Spain as to the trade with the East Indies, are the most important topics alluded to. The letter of M. de Visme on the recently promulgated scheme for colonizing the Sierra Morena is also interesting. There is an index.

(5.) Copy of correspondence between Grimaldi and Masserano in 1766-8. The chief snbjects are the various questions arising out of the peace of 1763. Grimaldi recommends a policy of delay. The letter of March 23, 1767, is the most important of these. The expulsion of the Jesuits is also frequently alluded to. Besides these there are two letters of interest relating to English politics, viz :

26th December.-Masserano to Grimaldi. Illness of Lord Chatham. Reported changes in the ministry. Ill-feeling between the Duke of Grafton and the Earl of Shelburne in consequence of America—the affairs of which are of most interest to him-having been taken from the department of the latter. His reported intention of getting shifted to the Northern Department.

2nd February. — Intrigue between the Princess Dowager of Wales and Lord Egmont for the return of the latter to the ministry with Lord Sandwich and Lord Halifax.

Vol. 40. This volume contains several distinct sets of papers, viz

(1.) Copy of correspondence relative to the coast of Africa in 1767. An original letter from Mr. J. Debat, Governor of Senegambia.

(2.) Copy of correspondence with English consuls and agents on the Barbary coast in 1766-8. A certificate of Don Juan d'Arvonas' humane treatment of Englishmen in Morocco.

(3.) A short correspondence, entitled Mediterranean Passes, 1766. Two original letters from General Edward Cornwallis.

(4.) Copy of correspondence with Mr. Murray, the English Ambassador at Constantinople, 1768. The two last letters relate to the intrigues of France in Poland.

(5.) Copy of correspondence with English ministers in Russia, Denmark, and Hamburgh in 1767-8. Part of these papers relate to commercial affairs and contain statistics. The rest relate to the negotiations

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MARQUIS mentioned in vols. 29, 30, 31. The most interesting Discourse of the General of the Kingdom of Corsica
OF LANG-
papers are-

at the opening of the general consultation of his Nation OF LASE
12th January 1768.- Copies of two letters, without in the current year, 1768. Translated copy.
any signature. They are written in French, and express

, Vol. 41.
fervent hope for the conclusion of an Anglo-Russian
alliance, and a sense of the services performed by the A box containing 30 letters from Sir John Hort, the
writer in bringing about that object. They are

English Consul General at Lisbon, to Lord Shelburne.
apparently written at Copenhagen, probably by M. from 1768 to 1792. Several other papers relating to
Saldern, and came under cover from Mr. Woodford, Portugal and the Brasils.
Consul at Hamburgh.

Vol. 42.
Hamburgh, 17th July 1767. – Mr. Woodford to

A box containing miscellaneous papers, almost all
General Conway. Interview with M. Saldern on the

copies, relating to France and other Foreign States.
proposed alliance. His statement of the interests of

A small quarto volume, containing "L'Etat des England in the North; how Sweden and Denmark

Troupes et des Etats Majors des Places en France, en
must follow the lead of Russia and England if the latter

« 1752,95
powers united, that Russia could manage Denmark and
England Sweden. Otherwise Russia would have to
seize Finland for her own safety. A Northern alliance

DIVISION IV.
could counteract any Southern alliance.

A. Home and Parliamentary. 19th July.-Plot at Copenhagen to get rid of Bern

Vols. 101–135. storf and Reventlau. How thwarted. Sketch of the

There is nothing of any special interest in these leading Danish politicians.

volumes, and no detailed account is consequently given
Moscow, 4th July.--Mr. Shirley to General Conway.

i below, except in the case of Vols. 132 and 133.
The Turkish Casus Fæderis. M. Panin's explanation of
the views of Russia regarding it. Russia desired to be

Vol. 101.
entirely free of the necessity of an Austrian alliance.
Intrigue of the King of Prussia against the English A large oblong folio volume, labelled “Summary
interest at St. Petersburgh. Idea that was enter-

“ states of the general acco. of the customs and new tained in Germany that the day of the greatness of “ impositions, &c., exhibited by His Majesty's CompEngland was past, and that she must perish under her “troller General for the years 1740–1749." national debt. Copy of the King of Poland's letter to the Empress

Vol. 102. of Russia. Warsaw, 5th March 1768.

A large oblong folio volume, in red morocco, lettered

“Revenue." St. Petersburgh, 30th July.-Mr. Shirley to Lord

It contains tables of the imports and ex.

ports to and from England and other countries, alphabetiWeymouth. Extraordinary abilities of the Empress.

cally arranged for the years 1716-1719, 1736-1738, Speculations as to what will happen when the Grand

1744-1745, 1751-1752, 1757-1760.
Duke comes of age. Characters of M. Panin, Count
Ivan and Count Zacar Czernicheff. Reconciliation of

Vol. 103.
Count Panin with the Orlows. Attempt of Count

An oblong folio volume, containing a general abstract
Rosonowski to get the office of Hetman of the Cossacks
made hereditary in his family. Its failure. Influence

of the stamp duties from 1735 to 1764, with some reof the King of Prussia at the Court of St. Petersburgh.

marks. Affairs of Poland.

Vol. 104. (7.) Papers relating to French and Corsican affairs. A large oblong folio volume, in red morocco, conThe most interesting are

taining the detailed gross and net produce of the customs From Mr. John Stewart. Description of Calais and annually from Christmas 1710 to Christmas 1780.

annually from Christmas
its harbour, how far adapted to be a point of departure
for an invasion.

Vol. 105.
Mr. John Stewart to Lord Weymouth, on the French A large folio volume, containing the customs esta-
preparations on the coast of the channel, with a view blishment of England for the Christmas quarter ending
to immediate hostilities; the nature and consequence 5th January 1753.
of their intended invasion of Corsica, and the general

Vol. 106. state of France and disposition with regard to England.

14th May.-Sir Horace Mann to Earl of Shelburne. A large folio volume, in red morocco, containing a Apprehensions of France entertained by Paolie.

list of the commissioners and officers of His Majesty's 2nd July.-Earl of Shelburne to Sir Horace Mann.

custoins in England, Wales, and the plantations, with Opinion of the English Government as to the conduct

their respective salaries. Midsummer 1782. of France in Corsica. To inform General Paoli of it

Vols. 107 and 108. secretly.

29th July.-England is sounding the other great T wo large folio volumes, in vellum, containing a list European courts as to their proposed line of policy now of the commissioners and officers of His Majesty's that the intentions of France about Corsica have became customs in England and Wales, with their salaries, for clear.

the Midsummer quarter ending 5th July 1782, and the Florence, 14th August.—Mr. John Stewart to Lord Michaelmus quarter ending 10th October 1782. Shelburne's secretary (?). His journey to Corsica and interview with Paoli. French spies are going about

Vol. 109. disguised as English and Prussian emissaries. A long

A quarto volume bound in vellum, and containing a and interesting letter.

list of the officers of the customs and salt duties in Scot20th August.--The same subjects.

land, with an account of their annual salaries as they Copy of a mémoire from the Count de Viry on

stood at Michaelmas 1752. An account of the yearly Corsica.

receipts and payments to and from the customs, and the Six papers, being

duty on Scotch salt since the Union.
(1.) A letter from Paoli to Sir Horace Mann, 27th
August 1768.

Vol. 110.
(2.) Paoli to Sign. Cocchi, 27th August.

A folio volume, containing an account of the exports (3.) A proclamation to the Corsicans, in Italian (an to and from Spain and England from Christmas 1750 to original).

Christmas 1765, distinguishing the quantity and value (4.) A printed edict of the French King to the same, of the several commodities exported and imported in in Italian and French.

each year. (5.) A similar edict, also printed.

Vol. 111. (6.) Another edict, in writing.

An original letter of General Paoli to Lord Shel. A folio volume, labelled “Trade.” It contains burne, in Italian.

miscellaneous papers and statistical tables relating to
An original letter of Alderman Beckford to Lord the trade of Europe, Africa, and America, from 1735 to
Shelburne on Corsican affairs. 1st October 1768. 1767. With an index.
Fonthill.
Two original letters, in French, describing battles in

Vols. 112 and 113.
Corsica.

Two folio volumes, labelled “ Imports and Exports." Copy of a letter of Paoli to Mr. Burnaby. Corte, They contain a return of the imports and exports of the 20th June 1768.

chief European countries, showing the balance of trade.

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Vol. 114.

Vol. 128.

MARQUIS

OP LANSA folio volume, lettered “English customs revenue A folio volume, labelled “England.” It contains DOWNB. “ and reform, Isle of Man." Most of the papers it several papers about the forests in England. contains are copies. There are some original letters from Sir William Musgrave, Mr. John Motteux, Mr.

Vol. 129. Chs. Sutnidge, and Attorney General Kenyon.

A folio volume, labelled “Fees and perquisitions of

.“ offices, with a schedule.” All the papers are copies. Vol. 115.

Vol. 130. A folio volume, lettered “Scotland, Civil establish. " ment, Customs, Excise, and Miscellaneous.” It con. A folio volume, labelled “ City of London Papers." tains papers relating to Scotch affairs from 1770 to It has an index. 1782. Among them are letters from Robert Gordon,

Vol. 131. William Milford, John Robinson, Commissioners of customs in Scotland, Lord Chief Baron Montgomery,

A folio volume, labelled “Mint and Coinage.” Copies Geo. Berkeley, Lord William Gordon, the Duke of

f of various papers, and original letters from Samuel

Garbett, De Neufville, W. A. Miles, Christopher Orysel,
Gordon, Thos. Mitchell, and D. George Campbell.

Robt. Howse, junior, Robt. Morris, and P. Davies.
Vol. 116.

Vol. 132.
A small folio volume, labelled “Revenue,” and con-
taining an account of the revenue of the Crown, by Mr.

A folio volume, labelled “Papers on Corn.” It conLegge, and a notice of the French revenue. It comes

tains communications between various ministers on the down to 1788.

rise of prices in 1766, and the consequent riots. There

are copies of various petitions for the prohibition of the Vol. 117.

exportation of corn. Original letters from the Duke of A folio volume, labelled “ Revenue notes and calcu- Grafton, and a note from George III. on the same sub“ lations by Dr. Price.” It contains several papers on ject; a French memoire, and an English paper, entitled the subject by Dr. Price.

Considerations on the high price of provisions, which

contains free trade doctrines. Vol. 118. A folio volume, in red morocco, containing a statement

Vol. 133. of the revenue from excise, from Michaelmas 1662 to Contains papers relating to various events between Michaelmas 1765.

1760–70; also two of 1714. Some of them are very Vol. 119.

interesting.

Extracts from the journal of the House of Lords since A folio volume, labelled “Excise, Taxes, Post-office,

the 1 George I., being precedents of motions in that " Stamps, Hackney Coaches, Hawkers and Pedlars.” It

house to “take into consideration the state of the contains many papers on these subjects from 1781 and

nation." 1782, among which are letters from Mr. Brookshanks, J.

Copies of the resolutions of the committees of the Pownall, Thos. Thomson, J. Curtois, A. Todd, H. Smith,

Houses of Lords and;Commons on the compensation to and R. Tickell.

be given by the colonists to the sufferers in the late riots Vol. 120.

in America. The House of Lords says the colonists are A folio volume, being an abstract of the 1st volume of

“ to be required,” &c., the House of Commons that the Register of all His Majesty's honours, manors, mes

" they ought.” 24 Feb. 1766. guages, lands, royalties, woods, mines, &c., within the

Copy of the protest of the House of Lords against survey of the Court of Exchequer, which have been

the repeal of the Stamp Act. 17 March 1766. granted or demised by the Crown from 1688 to Michael

Copy of the protest of the dissentient peers on the mas 1753.

question of privilege, and the publication of seditious

libels. Vol. 121.

Printed copy of the Regency Bill of the 24 George II.
A folio volume, containing a list of the Queen Dowa The voting at the Westminster election on Nov. 22,
ger's jointure lands; and at the end an account of such 1749.
of His Majesty's lands as are granted in tail male, are. Entry of Lord Shelburne being sworn a Privy Coun.
held by leases, and are granted for terms expired or cillor. '20 April 1713.
near expiring.

Then follows
Vol. 122.

The copy of a letter from Lord Oxford to Queen

Anne, followed by a paper entitled a brief account of A thin folio volume, being a report on the present

public affairs, since the 8th August 1670 to this present state and an opinion on the future disposition of the

8 June 1714, to which is added the state of affairs abroad crown lands in Wales, addressed to the Lords of the

as they relate to this kingdom, with some humble proTreasury, by Arthur Holdsworth and John Call. April

posals for securing the future tranquillity of Her

Majesty's reign and the safety of her kingdom.
Vol. 123.

A paper relating to a Corsican agent who gives him-
A folio volume, containing miscellaneous papers rela-

self out to be a son of the late Baron Neuhoff commonly tive to the King's civil list.

called Theodore, King of Corsica. He believes Paoli

will make no opposition beyond what may obtain Vol. 124.

advantageous terms for himself. A folio volume, labelled “ Civil List Charges to Jan.

An account of the Chevalier d'Eon. “ 5, 1782, with the intended savings, Exchequer Trea

Some notes on general warrants. " sury.” Most of the papers it contains are copies.

A letter to the North Briton, without date or signa.
There is an index.

ture. Apparently an original, as there are numerous
erasures and corrections made at the time apparently

of the composition of the letter. There are a few minor
A folio volume, labelled “Civil List Act in 1782. corrections of a later date in Lord Shelburne's hand-
“King's Household, Instructions for its better manage writing. The letter is a violent attack on the Scotch.
“ ment. Mr. Gilbert's report." All the papers it con. It is endorsed No. .
tains are copies, except the original drafts of Lord
Ashburton's bill for abolishing certain cffices, and some

Vol. 134. letters from Sir W. Gordon, the Duke of Manchester, A folio volume, labelled “Papers relative to the two and Thomas Gilbert.

“ offices of the Secretary of State and Board of Trade." Vol. 126.

They contain a correspondence on the re-constitution A small folio volume, in vellum, being rules, orders,

of those two offices, and the establishment of the Colonial

office. and instructions for the government of the offices of His Majesty's works, 1767-1769; warrant for repairs in

Vol. 135. Hampton Court and Bushey Park, 1773; warrant for A brown-paper parcel, containing a report on the repairs in St. James's Park, 1776. Original.

revenues of the crown in the collection of sheriffs in Vol. 127.

England and Wales, by F. Russell, 15th February 1783.

Russell's supplementary letters to the Treasury, on A thin folio volume, in calf, containing “ Expenses of the subject of constituting a board for the better man. “ His Majesty's household from 1759 to Sept. 1760 paid agement of the land revenues of the crown, 16th " in the Cofferer's office.” An original.

February 1783.

1783.

Vol. 125.

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