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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 diftress, 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 bue them, and that neither their aids, nor our mility of dutiful subjects, we lay before linking funds, shall be any longer perverted your Majesty, what at present most immedie 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 Airt 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 dispofition, and our prayers wiil be granted. treaties for foreign mercenaries, whose lati- We implore thc extenfion 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 diftreffes of our Majesty, that the most solemn, clear, dismerchants 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 convulfions which must foilow dreadful operations of your armament. Every a civil war fo begun and pursued, whose ex- colour and suspicion of injustice and opprestent no wisdom can foresec.
fion will then be removed from the proceed“ We humbly conceive, that no people ings of thc mother country ; and, if those can be bound to furrender their rights and just and honourable terms are not submitted liberties as a return for protection. The co- to, your Majesty will undoubtedly be enalonics have fough: 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 deepeft concern, the (their charters being inviolably secured) to miferies 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 assurance 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 state of the re- existing rebellion at an end : to obtain these venue of this country, such reasonable vo- falutary 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, fall 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, which fall be duly noticed.
We never farv an Advertisement of the Pamphlet mentioned by E. 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 10-and also the Review of the American Measures.
E. F-Vicarius--and an Officer are received, but 100 late for insertion this Month,
Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.
For A PRIL, 1776.
On Venality and Corruption
Origin of the Ladies monstrous Head-Drefa Manæuvres of Administration, copied from
Thoughts on Prejudice, Flattery, and VorDr. Cullen's Directions for recovering Per
199 fons drowned
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 pondence
ibid. ved Plan
177 Anecdote of Fidelity and Resolution 205 The British Theatre
181 Remarks on the new Bill for the parochial Critique on three weeks after Marriage 182 Clergy Remarks on Voltaire's Account of Ham- Considerations on Enclosures
ibid. let 183 Queries to Mr. Jebb
207 Character of an Egotist, and on Tom Whif- New Experiments in Optics proposed 208 fle
Description of a curious Dumb Service ibid. Treaty with the Duke of Brunswick
Impartial Review of new Publications
209 with the Landgrave of Hefle-Cala Review of the Luliad sel
187 Hunter's Reflexions on Lord Chesterfield2 11 with the Court of Hanau
214 Letter from Dr. Franklin to Mr. Colli. Poetical Efuys
215 fon 189 Prologue to the Spleen
216 Corre&t Account of the national Debt 190 Epilogue
ibid. Account of the public Debts discharged 191 In Praise of good Punch
217 Surplus of the ordinary Revenue
ibis. Observations on the British Conftitution 193 All Fool's Day
ibid. The Birth of Sensibility, an Imitation 194 The Bacchanalian Triumph
218 Address to the Fair Sex
ibid. Ignorance in Ladies disguftful to Men of Trial of the Duchess of Kingfton ibid. Taste
196 Proclamation relative to the Gold Coin 222 Amiable Qualifications of Amelia
223 With the following Embellishments, viz. The Blessed Effects of VENALITY, a Political Print,
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