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Commons of the City of London, in Com. ded that their contributions are unalienably mon Council assembled, beg leave to ap- applied to relieve that distress, which is the proach your Throne, and to intreat your Ma- only fair and public foundation of requiring jesty's royal attention, whilft, with the hue them, and that neither their aids, nor our mility of dutiful subjects, we lay beforé linking funds, shall be any longer perverred your Majesty, what at present most immedis from a public benefit, and misapplied to the ately affects us in the spirit and tendency of purpose of corruption, instead of redeeming the public measures now depending; and the the debts of the nation, according to the anxiety we feel at the naked and exposed x first wife and juft inftitution. ftate in which this country will be left, by “ Indulge but, moft gracious sovereign, the draining it of the national troops, as well as humanity and benignity of your own royal at the danger and disgrace attending the late disposition, and our prayers will be granted. treaties for foreign mercenaries, whose lati We implore thc extension of your Majesty's tude is such, as to provide the means of in- justice and mercy towards that continent, troducing a foreign army into this realm. which, when arbiter of the terms of peace,

“ We cannot, Sir, without horror, look it was your Majesty's own determination to forward to that dismemberment of the em prefer to every other compensation, for all pire ; that increase of the national debt, and the expences of the last war. of burthensome taxes; that loss of our most “ We humbly and earnestly beseech your valuable resources ; those distrefies of our Majesty, that the most solemn, clear, difmerchants and manufacturers; those defi. tinct and unambiguous specification of those ciencies of the revenue; that effufion of the just and honourable terms, which your Mablood of our countrymen and brethren ; that jesty, with both Houses of Parliament, mean failure of public credit, and those dreadful to grant to the colonies, may precede the calamities and convulsions which must follow dreadful operations of your armament. Every a civil war fo begun and pursued, whose ex colour and suspicion of injustice and opprertent no wisdom can forelec.

fion will then be removed from the proceed. “ We humbly conceive, that no people ings of the mother country; and, if those can be bound to surrender their rights and just and honourable terms are not submitted liberties as a return for protection. The co to, your Majesty will undoubtedly be enalonies have fought our battles with us; and bled to meet, what will then be rebellion, in the last war, they so far exceeded their with the zealous hearts and hands of a deterabilities, that this nation thought it just and x mined, loyal, and united people.” neceflary to make them an annual compen His Majesty was pleased to return an ana Sation ; and even now, driven to open hor. swer to the following purport : tilities in their own defence, they are willing “ I deplore, with the decpeft concern, the (their charters being inviolably secured) to miseries which a great part of my subjects in continue to us all those advantages of a regu- America have brought upon themselves by an lar and exclusive commerce, to which we unjustifiable resistance to the constitutional have long owed our opulence ard prosperity. authority of this kingdom ; and I fall be And we have every aflurance which men in ready and happy to alleviate those miseries by their fituation can safely give, that, if asked acts of mercy and clemency, whenever that as freemen, they are willing to go farther, authority shall be established, and the now and to afford to the exhausted ftate of the re existing rebellion at an end : to obtain these venue of this country, such reasonable vo salutary purposes, I will invariably, pursue luntary aid as their abilities permit, provi- the most proper and effectual means.'

To our CORRESPONDENTS. THE Birth of Sensibility-Epigrammatista - Anti-Zoilus, in defence of Mrs

Granger- A Request to our Philosophical Readers and Queries to the Rey. Mr. Jebb, mall appear in our next.

H. L's Poetry-C.F's theological Remarks-Amator virtutis-A Song in Praise of good Punch-and several other Favours are received, whicb ball be duly noticed.

We never saw an Advertisement of the Pamphlet mentioned by Ė. C. if he will forward one to our Publisher, a proper Regard will be paid to it in our Review.

W. D-'s Extempore Lines--and the Observations on Gaming and public Credit, are far below Par. The Remarks on Voltaire shall be attended to and also the Review of the American Measures.

E. F-Vicarius--and an Officer are received, but too late for insertion this Month,

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Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.

For A PRIL, 1776.

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On Venality and Corruption

171 Origin of the Ladies monstrous Head-DresManeuvres of Administration, copied from

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198 Cæsar

173 Thoughts on Prejudice, Flattery, and Viro Dr. Cullen's Directions for recovering Per

199 fons drowned

175

New Criticisms on Matt. xxiii. 23. Gleanings at Oxford

176

On the complicated Doctrine of Tithes 202 Ways and Means extraordinary for 1776 ib. Defence of Granger

203 Parliamentary History on a new and impro. Mathematical Correspondence

ibid. vet Plan

177 Anecdote of Fidelity and Resolution 205 The British Theatre

181 Remarks on the new Bill for the parochia! Critique on three weeks after Marriage 182 Ciergy

206 Remarks on Voltaite's Account of Ham Considerations on Enclosures

ibid. let

Queries to Mr. Jebb

207 Character of an Egotist, and on Tom Whif New Experiments in Optics proposed 208 fie

Description of a curious Dumb Service ibid. Treaty with the Duke of Brunswick

185 Imparcial Review of new Publications 209 with the Landgrave of Hefle-Cala Review of the Luliad

187 Hunter's Reflexions on Lord Chesterfield2 II with the Court of Hanau 188 List of new Publications

214 Letter from Dr. Franklin to Mr. Colli. Poetical Efluys

215 fon 189 Prologue to the Spleen

216 Correct Account of the national Debt 196 Epilogue

ibid. Account of the public Debts discharged 191 In Praise of good Punch

217 Surplus of the ordinary Revenue 192

Easter

ibid. Observations on the British Constitution 193 All Fool's Day

ibid. The Birth of Sensibility, an Imitation 194 The Bacchanalian Triumph

218 Address to the Fair Sex

195
Monthly Chronologer

ibid. Ignorance in Ladies disgufful to Men of Trial of the Duchess of Kingfton ibid. Taste

196 Proclamation relative to the Gold Coin 222 Amiable Qualifications of Amelia

197

American Affairs, &c. &c.
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