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RELATIVE TO TH*
WAR against FRANCE
Now carrying on by GREAT-BRITAIN and the
Containing AUTHENTIC COPIES of \ \ /.
Many of which have never before been published in England.
fritted for J. Debiett, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly.
H E objećt of the Editor of this Work has been to colle&t all State Papers illustrative of the sentiments, ačtions, and views, of the European Powers, in the present War against France, and also of the United States of America, who, though situated in another quarter of the globe, are, notwithstanding, by language, customs, and connexions, so intimately interwoven with the European system, that their conduct is more important to it than that of many European States then.selves. It must therefore be particularly understood, that these Papers
relate only to the FRENch WAR, and the dispositions of the
At a time when so many various opinions are formed and maintained respecting the motives of Princes and States for commencing hostilities or remaining neuter, it seems proper to lay before the Public authentic Documents by which these motives may be investigated and ascertained, as far as possible, on the Declarations of the Parties themselves. It is presumed that the utility of this volume therefore must be evident. The want of some perfeót colle&tion of this kind has of late been regretted not only by Members of both Houses of Parliament, but by many other eminent chara&ers, to whom the deficiency was obvious; and it was a knowledge of the embarrassment occasioned by such a want, that first induced the Editor to colle& the following Papers, to class them under their respective heads, to arrange them in chronological order, and to
accompany them by an ample Index, by means of which any
It has been thought most eligible to place these Papers under the following Heads:–1, Treaties 5–2. Proclamations and Manifestoes;–3. Official State Correspondence;—4. Papers relative to Neutral Powers 3–5. Parliamentary Papers 5–
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