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AS

IMPARTIAL REPORT

or THE

DEBATES

THAT OCCUR ID TUX

TWO HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT,

In the Course of the First of the Eighteenth Parliament
of Great Britain, called to meet at Westminster,
on Tuesday the 27th of September, 1796.

WITH

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE RESPECTIVE SPEAKERS,

AND

NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

INCLUDING COPISS OF ALL

STATE PAPERS, TREATIES, CONVENTIONS, ice.

By WILLIAM WOOD FALL,

AND ASSISTANTS.

VOL. I.

L 0 NDON:

PUBLISHED BY T. CHAPMAN, No. 151, FLEET-STREET.

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So crcntfull has been the period since the reporter had last occasion to address his readers, and such have been the changes in the aspect of public affairs, that it is scarcely possible to predict what will be the issue of the war, with any reasonable expectation of being likely to hare the prediction fulfilled. The heavy burthens, which have necessarily been imposed on the country in order to discharge the unavoidable expences the war has occasioned, have hitherto been born with chcarfuUncss, from a consciousness that ministers maintained hostilities in support, not only of the national honour, but for the preservation of that palladium of liberty, the jBiitish Constitution, which involves in it the religion, the morals, the property and all that is estimable in the country.

Within the last six months a desire for peace and a wish to restore Europe to its repose by rescuiag it

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