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Chap. VIII. Lord Granville and Mr. Pclham

reconciled. The Prince's claims in the Cornish

boroughs. New Opposition formed. Mr. Pitt's

speech on the Glasgow petition. On the mutiny

bill, concerning the Westminster election. Ort

Dunkirk. On the treaties with Bavaria and

Spain. Death and character of the Prince of

Wales. - - - - 114

Chap. IX. Regency appointed. The EeHfords

turned out Mr. Pitt's treatment of the Duke of

Newcastle. Mr. Pitt's bill for the relief of the

Chelsea pensioners. - *. .» i

Chap. X. -Death of Mr. Pelham. Mr. Fox

wishes to be made Secretary of State, and Mini-

ster of the House of Commons. Explanation of

Minister of the House of Commons. Mr. Pitt

expects to be made Secretary of State. Sir T.

Robinson appointed. General dissatissaction.

Party at Leicester House. State'of the nation. 136

Chap.- XI. Causes of the disagreements at Lei-

cester House. Lord Harcoart and Dr. Huyter

resign their posts of governor and preceptor to the

Prince. Duke of Bedford's motion upon this sub-

ject in the House of Lords. Farther explanation

of the principles inculcated at Leicester House. iji

Chap. XII.——Subsidiary treaties w'rth Hanover,

Hesse, and Russia. Payment to Russia resused.

Duke of Newcastle sends Mr. York to Mr. Pitt.

Mr. Fox offers to join Mr. Pitt. Debate on the

subsidiary treaties. Mr. Pitt turned out. His

balances found in the Bank. The Duke's Mini-

stry appointed. Further debate on the treaties.

France menaces 2n invasion- of Great Britain.

Hessians and Hanoverians arrive in England.

France takes Minorca. Mr. Pitt and Mr. Fox

explain the cause of that capture. Another cause.

Convention with Prussia. . -

Chap. Xsll. Further account of Leicester

House. 'J he two Princesses of Brunswick in

England. Observation. Mr. Fox resigns. Charte

Blanche offered to Mr. Pitt. Ministrv changed.



Mr. Pitt appointed Secretary of State. The King

and Duke wished to have kept Mr. Fox. - 160

Chap. XIV. Mr. Pitt's firR administration.

Raises two thousand Highlanders. Resuses to

support the Duke of Cumberland. Commanded

to resign. Presented with the freedom of several

cities and corporations. The King's distresses.

Mr. Pitt made Minister upon his own terms. His
triumph over Mr. Fox. The correspondence of
the Admiralty given to Mr. Pitt. - \66

Chap. XV. Failure of the Duke of Cumber-

land. Expedition against Rochfort. Distresses

of the King of Prussia. Hanover plundered. Mr.

Pitt's two propositions; one to send a fleet into

the Baltic, the other to cede Gibraltar to Spain.

Anecdote of th% treaty of peace made in 1783.

Effects of Mr. Pitt's first administration. Miscar-

riage of the expedition against Louisbourg.

Union of Russia, Sweden, and Denmark, for the

neutrality of the Baltic. Taking of the Dutch

ships. Mr. Pitt opposes the proposition of send-

ing the British fleet to the assistance of the Duke

of Cumberland. - -' - 174

Chap. XVI. The battle of Rosbach and its

consequences. Its influence upon the British

Council. Sudden prorogation of Parliament.

Union of the King and Mr. Pitt. The King of

Prussia's recommendation. Hanoverian's resume

their arms under Duke Ferdinand. Observations

on the German war. - - - 185

Chap. XVII Meeting of Parliament. Mr.

Alderman Beckford's explanation of the new prin-

ciple of the German war. Mr. Pitt's speech on

the Rochfort expedition. Effects of that speech.

Successes of 1758. - 191

Chap. XVIII. Meeting of Parliament. Suc-

cesses of 1759. Lord Bute's first interserence. He

goes to the Duke of Newcastle, and demands

Lord Besborough's seat at the Treasury Board for

Sir Gilbert Elliot. He also demands the repre-

sentation of the county of Southampton for Sir

Simeon Stuart. - - - 196



Chap. XIX. Death os George II. Accession of

George III. Lord Bute made a Privy Counsellor

—Made Ranger of Richmond Park, in the room

of the Princess Amelia. Views of the new King's

party. Methods taken to accomplish those views.

A number of writers hired at an enormous ex-

pence, to abuse the late King, the Duke of Cum-

berland, Mr. Pitt, and all the Whigs; to repre-

sent the war as ruinous, unjust, and impracticable.

Parliament dissolved. Mr. Legge turned out.

Lord Holdernesse resigns upon a pension. Lord

Bute made Secretary of Sfate in his room. The

King's marriage. General Graeme's merits on

this occasion. French anecdotes. Observations

on royal marriages with foreigners. Negotiation

•with France—Breaks off. Martinico taken. Mr.

Pitt prepares for a war with Spain.i His design

of attacking the Havannah. - - 20©

Chap. XX. State of France. Mr. Pitt op-

posed in his design to send some siiips to New-

foundland. That place taken—Retaken. Mr.

Pitt oppostd in his design to attack the Spanish

siota. Mr. Pitt and Lord Temple opposed in their

advice to recall Lord Bristol from Madrid. Three

councils upon it. Mr. Pitt and Lord Temple,

resign. Design against Panama and Manilla.

Assertions of Lord Temple and Lord Bute. The

Gazette account of Mr. Pitt's resignation. His

letter to the city of London. All the Spanish

treasure arrived in Spain. Explanatory note.

Mr. Pitt greatly applauded in the city of London.

War declared against Spain. Epitome of Mr.

Pitt's administration, - ... 21?

Chap. XXI.' Situation of Great Britain. Far-
ther particulars concerning Mr. Pitt's resignation

—and the Princesses of Brunswick. Union of

Lord Bute with Lord Bath and Mr. Fox. Mr.

Grenville wishes to be made Speaker. Mr. Pitt

desires all the papers relative to Spain to be laid

before Parliament. He supports the motion of

a supply for Portugal. Lord Tyrawley seut to

Lisbon. T - - - 229



Chap. XXII Resolution of the British Cabi-

net to make peace. Subsidy to Prussia resused.

Negotiation with the Court of Feterfburgh,

and with the Court of Vienna. Both made

known to the King of Prussia. Negotiation with

the Court of Turin. Anecdote of the peace of

Aix la Chapelle. Pension granted to the Sardi-

nian Minister. Privy purse and secret service.

Alterations in the British Ministry. Lord Bute

Minister. His brother at Court. Interesting par-

ticulars of the negotiation between Great Britain

and France. Lord Bute's wealth Examination

of Dr. Musgrave. Union of the Duke of Bed-

ford and Mr. Grenville. Dismission of the Duke

of Devonshire. Anecdote of the Duke os New-

castle and Lord Granville. - - 242

Chap. XXITI. Extraordinary preparations for

the meeting of Parliament. Preliminary articles

of peace laid before Parliament. Mr. Pitt's speech,

against them. - - 26.$

Chap. XXIV Addresses on the peace. Mr.

Pitt against the excise on cyder. Lord Bute tam-
pers with the city of London. Denies it in the
House of Lords. Proved at Guildhall. A Por-
trait. Lord Bute resigns. - - 28%

Chap. XXV. -Interview between Mr. Pitt and

Lord Bute—Conserences between the King and

Mr. Pitt. Treaty of connivance.—Mr. Pitt

at Court. His remark. Lord Hardwicke's

conduct. ... 292

Chap. XXVI.-^—Meeting of Parliament. Ser-

vility of the Commons—of the Speaker. Ver-

satility. Vote away their own privilege. Royal

apothegm. The North Briton. Mr.Pitt's speech

against the sacrisice of privilege. - - 301

Chap. XXVII. Prince of Brunswick visits Mr.

Pitt at Hayes. Question concerning General

Warrants. Mr. Pitt's speech against them. - 306,

Chap. XXVIII. Sir William Pynsent leaves his

fortune to Mr. Pitt. Similar intention of Mr.

Hollis. Present and note from Wareham. Pitt's

diamond. The regency. American stamp act.



Lord Bute resolves to dismiss the Ministers. Gets

an audience of the Duke of Cumberland, The

Duke sends for Lord Temple. Conserence be-

tween them. The Duke goes to Mr. Pitt. Ap-

plies to Lord Lyttelton. Lord Temple and Mr.

Grenville reconciled. Observation. Mr. Stuart

Mackenzie dismissed. The King sends fov Mr.

Pitt. Lord Temple sent for. They resuse the

King's offers. Observation. , King's friends.

Conduct of the Duke of Bedford and Mr. Jen-

kinson. The Duke forms a new ministry. - 311

Chap. XXIX. New ministry blamed for accept-

ing. Lord Bute's influence not diminished.

Their apology. Mr. Pitt's speech against the

American stamp act. He compliments Mr.

Burke. - - - - 324

Chap. XXX Lord Bute resolves to change the

ministry again. Disregards the Duke of Bed-

ford. Tries to gain Lord Temple. Meeting at

Lord Eglintoun's. Amuses Lord Temple. Lord

Strange's assertion. Lord Rockingham's request.

Affair of Dunkirk. Negotiation with Mr. Wilkes.

Proposition for the government of Canada. Dis-

approved by the Chancellor, who advises the King
to seud for Mr. Pitt. - 33y

Chap. XXXI.——Lord Northington opens his ne-

gotiation with Mr. Pitt. Duke of Graston resigns.

Several persons refuse places. An eighteen day's

Journal. Mr. Pitt sees the King. Lordfemplesent

for, and goes to the King. Conserence between

Mr. Pitt and Lord Temple at Hampftead. They

differ, and separate. Lord Temple has an audi-

ence of the King. Returns to Stoyre. Mr. Pitt

created Earl of Chatham, tlis extraordinary

grants. Mr. Townshend Manager of the House

of Commons. Several persons resuse places.

.Lord Rockingham resuses to see Lord Chatham..

Mr. Stuart Mackenzie restored. Lord Chatham

not united with Lord Bute. - - 354

Chap. XXXII. Embargo on the exportation of

corn. State of parties. Conserence between

Lord Chatham and the Duke of Bedford at Bath.


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