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Tumult at Vincennes. Insurrection in Britanny. The King limited to the Nominae

tion of Sir Ministers. Apprehensions of Hostile Intentions to France from the Em-

peror and the other Absolute Sovereigns in Europe. The Assembly demands an Er-

planation of his Conduct, and orders Preparations to face its Enemies. Zeal of the .

Revolutionists for the Public Service. Consequences of the Decree for the Civic Vath.

Ecclesiastical Affairs. M. Mirabeau President of the Assembly. His Address to

the Deputation from the Quakers. Right of Primogeniture abolished. Sequestration.

Dissatisfaction of the Pope at the New Arrangement of Church Affairs in France.

Death of Mirabeau. Progress of the Assignats. Confidence of the Assembly in their

Strength and Resources. Suspicions of the King's Designs. His Complaint of il

Treatment, and Declaration to the Public. Conduct of M. la Fayette to the Na.

tional Guards. Menaces of the German Princes. Altercations with the Pope. En-

mity of the Spanish Court to the Revolutionists. Suppression of the Duties on Pro-

visions brought into Paris. Progress of the Assignats. Scarcity of Cash. Appre-

hensions from the Emigrants and Foreign Powers. Message of the Assembly to the

Prince of Condé. Claims of the German Princes taken into Consideration. Decrees

against the Authority of the Pope. Various Decrees for the Security of the Assembly

and the Constitutional Government of the Nation. Increasing Popularity of the As-

sembly. Discontents of the People in Spain at the Government. Progress of the

Spirit of Liberty in various Countries of Europe. Forwarded by the Exertions of the

French. They become odious to Foreign Princes on that Account. Political Opin.

ions current at this Period. Hopes and Projects of the Enemies of the Revolution.

The King's Flight from Paris, and Recapture. Circumstances attending that Event.

Conduct of the Assembly on this Occasion. Declarations of the King and Queen.

Royal Manifesto. . Assembly's Reply.

143

CHA P. IX.'

M. Bouillé's Letter to the Assembly. Commissioners sent to inspect the Frontier.

Violent Feuds in Paris. State of the Public Mind at this Juncture in France, and

in other countries. Foreign Princes deeply interested in the King of France's Situ.

ation. Apprehensions entertained by the Emperor and other Sovereigns. Interference

of the King of Spain in Behalf of the King of France. Slighted by the Assembly

State of Parties at Paris. Progress of Republican Principles in France. Charges

against the Royal Party. Conduct of the Assembly. Ill Consequences of the King's

Flight to the Royal Cause, and to his Adherents. Deliberations in the Assembly

on the Constitutional Code. Decrees against the Emigrants. Insurrection of the

Republican Party quelled. Inviolability of the King's Person confirmed. Threats

of the German Princes. Rumours of a formidable Combination against France.

French Preparations for Defence. Various Orders of Knighthood abolished. Sig-

nature of former Titles prohibited. Decree for appointing a Governor to the King's

Son. Expectations of the Popular Party from the Publication of the Constitutional

Code. Effects produced by the French Revolution in various parts of Europe. , Con-

stitutional Code completed. Endeavours to divide the Assembly into different Houses,

after the Model of the English Parliament. Unsuccessful. Respective Arguments

adduced by the supporters of the Royal Prerogatives, and by their Opponents. Ideas

entertained by the violent Republicans, and by the Partizans of the old Government,

Character and Conduct of the Abbé Maury. Ecclesiastical Matters. Honours paid

to the Memory and the Remains of Voltaire and Rousseau. Scarcity of Specie' and

Depreciation of Paper Money. French Princes and Emigrants. Plan for the

Deliverance of the King-Fails. Divisions in the Assembly. Various Decrees

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CHAP. XI.

CH AP. XII.

CHAP. XIII.

of

CHA P. XIV.

Libel and Quo Warranto Bills. State of the Finances, including the Revenue produced,

and the Expences incurred by the Possession of the British Territories in the East In-

dies. Bill for the Establishment of a Company at Sierra Leone, on the Coust of
Africa. Speech from the Throne, und Prorogation of Parliament.

271

.

Answer

Petition of Stockholders to the House of Commons against the Bill for appropriating the
Unclaimed Dividends

65
Extracts of Letters, 8c. and Accounts relative to the Settlements in New South

Wales
Petition of John Horne Tooke, Esq. to the House of Commons
Copy of a Memorial, presented by the Roman Catholics to the Right Honourable

William Pitt

Letter to Dr. Priestly, from the Committee of the Revolution Society, and his

84

Address of the Students of New College, Hackney, to Dr. Priestly, in consequence
of the Birmingham Riots, and his Answer

86

New Constitution of the Government of Poland, as established May 3rä, 1791

The French Constitution, established August 4th, 1791

Account of the Capture of Cannanore and Truckabad, with several Forts on the Mala-

bar Coast by the British

Account of the Capture of Bangalore

115

Finance Reports, presented to the House of Commons, May 10, 1791

Public Receipt and Expenditure, 1791

134

State of the Barometer, Thermometer, and Hygrometer, for 1791

135

Account of the Amount of Unclaimed Dividends, and other Sums of Public Money,

remaining unpaid in the Bank of England, from 1736 to 1789

136

Account

141
144
146

156

158
162

His Majesty's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, November 26, 1790
His Majesty's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, June 10, 1791

154

Message from his Majesty to the House of Commons, February 25, 1791

151

Message from his Majesty to the House of Commons, March 28

152

Message from his Majesty to the House of Commons, May 18

153

Protest of Lord Hawke, against the Questions to be proposed to the Judges relative to

Mr. Hastings Trial, May 16

152

Protest in the House of Lords, against a proposed Amendment in the Libel Bill

June 8

153

Speech of the Earl of Westmorland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to both Houses of Pur-

liament, January 20, 1791

155

Speech of the Earl

of Westmorland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to both Houses of Par-

liament, May 5

ib.

Letter

from the Emperor of Germany to the King of the French

Memoir left by the French King, and presented to the National Assembly of France,

June 21, 1791

Address from the National Assembly to the French Nation

Letter from M. Simolin, the Russian Ambassador, to M. Montmorin

165

Letter from M. de Bouille to the National Assembly

166

Letter from Roederer, Deputy to the National Assembly, to M. de Bouille 168

Declaration of 290 Deputies, on the Decrees which suspend the Exercise of the Royal

Authority; and which infringe the Inviolability of the Sacred Person of the King,

June 29

172

Declaration of the King of the French, June 26

ib.

M. de Bouille's Statement of the King's Journey from Chalons to Varennes, when his

Majesty and the Royal Family left Paris to go to Montmedi

174

Note from the King to the National Assembly, July 9

182

Letter from Monsieur and the Count d'Artois to the King their Brother 183

Letter from the Princes of Bourbon, to the same

190

Convention between the Emperor and the King of Prussia at Pilnitz, Aug. 21,

ib.
Letter from the King to the National Assembly, announcing his Resolution to accept the
Constitution, September 13

io.

Letter of Instructions from M. Montmorin, Minister of France for Foreign Affairs,

sent by Order of the King to all his Ministers at Foreign Courts, April 23 193

The King's Speech to the National Assembly, on accepting the Constitution, Sep-

tember 14

195

Proclamation of Louis XVI. September 28

196

The King's Speech to the Natimal Assembly, the last day of their Meeting, Sept. 30 197

The

The King's Speech to the New National Assembly, October 7

198

Message from the National Assembly to the King, November 29

200

The King's Speech to the National Assembly, December 14

201

Address from the National Assembly to the King, December 16

203

Protest of the Princes of the House of Bourbon, against the King's Acceptance of the

Constitution, October 8

204

Proclamation of the Brothers of the King of France, to dispel the suspicions which

have arisen of their Intention to dethrone their Brother

207

Answer of the King's Brothers to his Majesty's Letter, November 16

208

Substance of a Partition Treaty between the Courts in concert, concluded and signed at
Pavia, July 1791

ib.

Secret Articles of the Treaty, signed personally at Pilnitz by the Emperor and King of

Prussia, August 27

210

Manifesto of the French Nation, decreed by the National Assembly, and ordered to be de-

livered by the Ministers, to all the Courts in Europe, Dec. 29

211

Answers of the several Courts

, to Louis XVI. on his Notification of his Acceptance of

the New Constitution, September 14

213

Copy of an Order of the Court of Brussels to the Magistrates of Ostend, October

1791

216

Copy of a Circular Dispatch of the Aulic and State Chancellor Prince de Kaunitz, to

the Ambassadors and Ministers of the Emperor of Germany, at the several Foreign

Courts, November 1

ib,

Circular Note sent by the Emperor to the different Powers in Europe, on

of the French King's Acceptance of the Constitution, November 19

217

The Emperor's Answer to Louis XVI. respecting the Warlike Assemblies of Emigrants

in Germany, November 1791

Letter from the French Princes to the Emperor, November 15, 1791

Note delivered by Baron Nolchen to the Imperial Minister, November 30

220

Note from Prince Kaunitz Rietbergh to the French Ambassador at Vienna, Decem-

ber 21

221

Letter from the King to the National Assembly

222

Speech of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, Oct. 25 223

Letter from the Empress of Russia to the Marshal de Broglio, October 29 227

A Memorial presented by the Deputies of the Greek Islands to the Empress of Russia,

offering the Imperial Grecian Throne to her second Grandson Constantine 228

Memorial from the Emperor of Germany to all the Great powers of Europe
Agreement entered into at Pilnitz between the Emperor King of Prussia August 27

on the Subject

218

ib.

267

* for these two papers, vide History of Europe, p. 72, &c.

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