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GREAT BRITAIN,

PRON

THE ASCENSION OF GEORGE III, TO THE PEACE OF

AMIENS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

Volume I.

EDINBURGH :

PRINTED FOR MUNDELL, DOIG, & STEVENSON; ARCH, CONSTABLE & co.

AND J. FAIRBAIRN, EDINBURGH: J. & A. DUNCAN,

GLASGOW; AND T. OSTELL, LONDON.

1807.

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CONTENTS

OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

CHAP. I.

Ascension of George III. ... His general character, and the hope mtertained of a prosperous reign. ... Aspect of public affairs. ... The ministry which he found upon his coming to the throne. ... Their characters. ... The duke of Newcastle.... Lord Granville. ... Mr. Legge. ... Mr. For.... Mr. Pitt. .... History of the party of Leicester house, and retrospect of the king's education. ... His majesty's speech at the opening of parliament in 1760.... Loyal addresses from both houses of parliament, ... Business in parliament this sesa sion. .. . Bill for the relief of insolvent debtors. . . . Supplies voted for the ensuing year. ... An act passed at the instiga. tion of the royal speech, for the better securing permanence and independence to British judges. ... Mr. Onslow retires from the situation of speaker of the house of commons. ... Vote of thanks and pension given him. ... The dissolution of parliament. .... ....................1

CHAP. II. Mr. Legge's dismission. ... Lord Holderness's resignation. ...

His offer to Lord Bute. ... His large pension. ... Lord Bute succeeds to him in the office of chancellor of the erchequer. ... Prince Ferdinand's position at the end of the year 1760. ... He sallies out from his winter-quarters. . . . Orders a rendezvous for his troops at three different points, on the Dymel, on

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