« PreviousContinue »
the town ; while their women were fitting in groups on the roofs of the houses, which are flat, as spectators, at the fame time enjoying the soft air and serene sky.
We were lodged much to our satisfaction in a large room, with a raised floor matted, on which we slept in our clothes, in company with two Jews and several Greeks; a cool breeze entering all night at the latticed windows, and sweetening our repose.
In these countries, on account of the heat, it is usual to rise with the dawn. About day-break we received from the French consul, a Greek with a respectable beard, a present os grapes, the clusters large and rich, with other fruits all frelh gathered. We had, besides, bread and coffee for breakfast, and good wines, particularly one fort, of an
exquisite flavour, called muscadell. The island is deservedly famous for the species of vine which produces this delicious liquor.
We had been told, that an an. cient building remained on the south side of the island, not much out of our way to the ruins of* city called Efki-Stamboul, on the continent of Asia. Our Turks were waiting at the boat, and we just ready to join them, when are were informed that a scheick wat arrived from the Asiatic Dardanell, which we had lately left, and that the presence of the consul was re. quired on some very urgent business at Constantinople. His .brother, who had set sail in the morning early to overtake him, remained with us in his stead, and soon won our regard by his attention and civility.
HISTORY Of EUROPE.
Rttrofpeflivt view ef affairs in tht colonies in theytar 1764. General effeS
of the late lavas. Impeachment of Mr. Oliver. Assembly of' Majsachujett't
Bay dissolved. General Gage arrives at Boston. Great consternation on
receiving the Boston Port hill. New Assembly meet at Boston, and are ad-
journed to Salem. Provincial and tovjn meetings. Assembly of Firginia
dissolved. Philadelphia. New York. Addrejs from gentlemen, 13c. of
Boston to the new governor. Address from the council rejeded. Tranf-
actions of the house os representatives at Salem. The assembly dissolved.
Address from the town of Salem. General temper and dijpofetion of tht
people throughout tht continent. Solemn league and covenant. Proclama-
tion against it. Measures relative to the holding of a general congress. Reso-
lutions passed in different places. Addrejs from the justices of Plymouth county.
Uneafinejs excited by the arrival of troops. False alarm Proclamation
for the encouragement of piety and virtue, iSc. Hostile appearances. Nevt
judges incapable of ailing. New counsellors compelled to rtnounct their
offices. Fortification on Boston Neck. Provincial magazines jeized. Tht
people in a violent ftrmtnt. Company of cadets disband them elves, and
return the standard. Sundry resolutions passed by the delegates oj the county
of Suffolk. Remonstrance. Answer. Writs for holding a general assem-
bly countermanded by proclamation. The representatives meet notwith-
standing at Salem; vote themselves into a provincial congress, and adjourn
to the tovjn of Concord. Remonstrance from the provincial congrtj's ; go-
vernor's answer. Statt of affairs at Boston. Further proceedings of tht
provincial congress. Proclamation. p. [l
General Congress held at Philadelphia, f 'revisits instruBions ttfeme of tht
deputies. Alls of the Congrc/i. Approbation of the conduct of the pro-
vince cfMaffacbusett's-Bay, and of the late rejolutions passed by the county of
Suffolk. Resolutions. Declaration of rights. Letter to General Gage.
JJJbciation. Resolution for a suture Congress. Petition to the king.
Memorial to the people of Great-Britain. Address to the inhabitants of
Canada. Address to the colonies. The Congress breaks us. [23
State of affairs previous to the dissolution of parliament. The new par-
liament meets. Speech from the throne. Addreffes. Amendments propefed.
Debates. Protest. Apparent irresolution with respeB to America. Es-
timates of supply formed upon a peace establishment. Rtdu&itn in the
naval department. [36
Lord Chatham's motion. Debates. Petitions. London petition withdraw*.
Petitions offered from the American agents. RejeBed. [4.7
Lord Chatham's conciliatory bill -with respeB to America. Debates. The
bill rejeBed. Petition from the Weft-India planters, and the merchants of
London, to the i-oufe of Commons. Address ;o the Throne moved Jot in
that House, by the Minister. Great debates; amendment moved for; re-
jected; original motion for the atfdrefs carried by a great majority. Mo-
tion for re-committing the address, upon receiving the report from the com-
mittee. Debates longer than before. The motion rejeBed. Conference
•with the Lords. Petitions from the merchants and planters to the Lords.
Debate on a point of order, whether the petitions Jhould be received, pre-
vious to the making of a motion for filling up the blanks in the address.
Motion made. Previous question put. Great debates, both with rejpiS
to the previous question, and the fubjeB of the address. Motion for the
previous question rejeBed by a great majority; original motion by/which
. the Lords concurred -with the Commons in the address, agreed to.
Message from the throne for an augmentation of the forces. Bill for restrain-
ing the ermmerce of the New-England colonies, and to prohibit theirstjbtry
en the banks of Newfoundland, Z3c. brought into the House of Commons.
Great opposition to the bill. Petition and evidence against it. Pctitiem
and evidence from the (own os Pool in support of tut bill. Petition smm
the Quakers. Long debates. Motion for an amendment over-ruled. The
bill carried through by great majorities. Metis with equal oppofition in
the House os Lords. Petitions and evidence as besort. Great debates.
Question for committing the bill, upon the second reading, carried by a great
majority. Motion on the third reading J~or an amendment, to include seve-
ral other colonies in the r,ftrt3ions of the bill. The question carried upon
a division. The bill passed, and returned -with the amendment lo the
Commons. Protest. Conj'erence; the Commons give reasons for refufing
to concur in the amendment; the Lords agree to the rejection. The bill re-
ceives the royal assent. [7*
Augmentation os the naval and Ian I forces. Lord North's conciliatory motion.
Delates. Th- rejoiution passed upon a division. Mr. Savubridge's annual
me:ion. Annual notion'on the Middlesex election. Petition and memorial
from the assembly of Jamaica. Petition from the city os Watersord. Bill
for restraining the trade ofthe southern colonies. Evidence in behalf of the
West-India merchants and p'anters. Great importance of the sugar islands.
Mr. Burke's conciliatory propositions. G eat importance, and astonishing
grovith os the American colonies. D bates. The previous question moved
and carried. Mr. H rtley's conciliatory mourn. Delates on the third
reading of the restraining bill. The bill passed. Pe: it ions, militating
•with each other. Petition from the B'it.sh JettLrs in Canada—from the.
Quakers. Address, remons.rance, ar.d petition from the city of London.
Encowagement to thestjhertes of Grea'-Britain and Ireland. M tion for
bring n,; up the rtpr sensation and remonstrance of the Gencr. I Assembly os
New York. Mi tion for an amendment put and carr ed. Amended motion
rejeS;d. Memorial to the Lords from the fame, assembly, and petition to
the King. Memorial to the Lords rejeQed. Ptti ion to the Lords from
the Britijh inhabitants of the province es Quebec. Lord Camdcn's bill for
repealing the Quebec ad. Debates. The bill rejected. Petition from the
fame inhabitants of Quebec to the House of Commons. Sir George Savile's
motion for repealing the Qu'b'c act". Motion rejected upon a division.
Speaker's speech. Speech from the throne. [*93
CHAP. VIII. .
State os affairs in America during the s::::ng of parliament. Preparation!.
Ordnance seized in Rhode 1st 'id. A son taken, and powder seized in
New Humpjhire. Resolutions of the general congress approved of and con-
firmed in different places—rejected by the a£i,ibly oj New-York. Pro-
ceedings of the new provincial congress in M..jj'achujttt's Bay. Detach-
ment jent to seize on some cannon at Salem. Dijpute at a drww-bridgt.
Affair at Lexington and Concord. Last mi both sides. Province rije in
arms. Boston invested by great bodies of the militia. Provincial eongreft
address tht people of Great-Britain. Measures pursued for the array and
R 4 jupport
support of an army, pay of the officer! and soldiers fixe J, and rules for it;
regulation and government publijhed. Capitulation -with the inhabitants of
Boston not adhered to. Continental congress meet at Philadelphia. Resolutions
for the raising of an army, the establishment of a paper currency, and to pre-
vent the Britijb fijberies from being supplied tuitb provisions. ApplicatioK
from the people of New-York to the congress. Crown-Point and Ticenderoga
surprized. Generals and troops arrive at Boston. Engagements in the
islands near Boston. General congress resolve that the comp ail between the
crovjn and the province of Massachusetts Bay is dissolved. Erect a gene-
ral'post-office. Proclamation of rebellion by Gen. Gage. ABion at Bunker's
Hill. Light-house burnt. Consequences of the Quebec aB. Declaration
'/the general congress, in answer to the late proclamation. Address to the
inhabitants of Great-Britain—to the people of Ireland. Petition to the
king. Georgia accedes to the general confederacy. Gen. Washington ap-
pointed commander in chief of all the American forces ty the general con-
Spain. Preparations against Algiers. Siege of Melille raised. Spanijb
armament effeS a landing near Algiers; engagement -with the Moors;
Spaniards repulsed, and obliged to retire to their Jhips. War continued
ixiith Morocco. Italy. Cardinal Brafihi eleeled Pope. Character and
conduB of the new pontiff. Inquisition abolished in Milan. Scarcity os
corn, and distresj'es of the people in France; great disturbances; coronation
at Rheims. - Insurrection and devastations of the peasants in Bohemia.
Grand commission appointed. Ed: a from the court os Vienna, in favour of
the peajants, puts an end to the troubles. Poland. Treaty of commerce
ixi, tl^ the King of Prussia. Rgulationt in favour of the Dissidents.
Russia Execution os Pugatscheff. Taxes laid on for the support of the
late -Mar taktn off - Various other regulations for the benefit of the people.
Trade on the black Jea. Porte. Death of Mehemet Aboudaab. Death
of the Chiek Daher. Siege of Baffora. [*l\*
The CHRONICLE. [81—[193.
APPENDIX to the CHRONICLE.
Sons: Account of the nevj Entertainment called a Regatta — [216
Stale of the Dispute between the Count de Guines, Ambassador from the
French Court, and his Secretaries Tort and Roger —— [2 J*