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A Short Recapitulation of the PRINCIPAL Events in 1794.
a levere gale of wind from the E. N. E. by French are repulsed with great lofs ner
The Duke of York marches to form a
5. Mr Pitt opens the budget-The fup-
-12. A message from his Majesty to Par-
port on the subject.-17. Several perfons
1. King of Denmark's palace at Chris. A number of perfous apprehended in Lon-
Corpus act fufpended.—23. A woman is
near Edinburgh. After the minutes en-
the French in five columns, but are de-
inhumanly guillotined.-22. The French
obstinate engagement. Bastia in Corsica