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AVING now completed a volume of the Scots MAGAZINE, the

Editors feel themselves called upon, to express their grateful sense of the very liberal support they have received, and to return their most fincere thanks to their friends, fubfcribers, and correspondents, for their patronage and favour.

It was not without anxiety and diffidence, that they undertook the task of conducting so useful and respectable a publication, and the responsibility attached to it often bears hard upon their minds. To give itricking , and just specimens of the literature and poetry of the present day—to make a faithful record of those inventions and improvements, which the fertile and restless genius of man is continually bringing forward into notice_to set before the public the discoveries made in the natural as well as the moral world, by travellers and voyagers—and finally, to give an impartial, accurate, and authentic account of the great events which at present agitate the political world, together with a jull narration of domeftic occurrences, is a matter of no flight moment; it is, however, the indispensible duty of the Editors to lay all these before their readers. How far such topics have been properly handled, and the chief objects of the publication accomplished, to the satisfaction of every one, it is imposlīble to determine ; but the flattering marks of approbation, given by many good judges, encourage the prosecution of the Work with all the diligence and attention the Editors are capable of bestowing upon it.

When they reflect upon the present agitated state of Europe, the extraordinary events of the war, and the peculiar fituation this Country is in at this moment, they feel it no easy undertaking, to deliver such an impartial narrative as will bear the test of after times.--All they can say is, that no circumstance of moment thall knowingly be omitted, nor shall any be wilfully misrepresented. Keeping all these things ever in their view, the Editors may humbly hope to afford fome aid in forming the public taste, as well as in furnishing materials for the littorians of future ages.


The Editors, in their first address, took the liberty of requesting communications for this Work, particularly for the Biographical departe ment-they again beg leave to renew that request, fince no degree of learning, nor of literary research, can supply those materials of biography, which it may be the good fortune of many individuals to possess.

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A Short Recapitulation of the PRINCIPAL Events in 1794.




6. Williain Skirving convicted of Se-

3. The Gordon fencibles embark at

dition before the High Court of Justici- Leith for Englan/The West Lowland

ary, and sentenced to fourteen years ba- fencibies, a few days before, embarked at

niihment to Botany Bay.-13. Maurice Forê George for the fame service.-9.

Margarot convicted of the same crime, Danton and his adherents guillotined at

and sentenced to the same punishment.-, Paris, on the accufation of Robespierre.

Intelligence received of the evacuation of

-18. The allies successfully aitack the

Toulon by the Allies.—21. Parliament French near Cateau, and commence the

meets-Division of the Lords in favour of fiege of Landrecy.—23. The Pomone and

the address 97 to 12-of the Commons Babet French frigates taken by the Flora

277 to 59.-25. A heavy fall of snow, and and Arethusa British frigates.-26. The

a levere gale of wind from the E. N. E. by French are repulsed with great lofs ner
which considerable damage is done to the Cateau.—30. The Pruffian subsidy laid
shipping. Intelligence received that Pon- before Parliament, and approved of.
dicherry had surrendered to the British Landrecy surrenders to' the allies. Clair-
forces in August 1793.—29. At Dublin fait's army, which covered Oftend, attack-
Hamilton Rowan found guilty of publish- ed by the French under Pichegru, and
ing a feditious libel-escapes soon after from superior numbers obliged to retreat.
from prison, and gets safe to France.

The Duke of York marches to form a


junction with Clairfait.

5. Mr Pitt opens the budget-The fup-
plies, twelve millions. Lord Cornwallis ar-
rives from India.-9. The Duke of York 11. The French attack the allies near
arrives from the Continent.-19. St Fio- Tournay, and are repuited with great lof.i.
renzo in Corfica surrendered to the British.

-12. A message from his Majesty to Par-
-26. A general fast observed throughout liament respecting the feditious practices
Scotland-In England on the 28th. Fif- carried on by certain focieties, &c. which
teen people crushed to death in endeavour- is followed up by an appointment of Se-
ing to get in at the pit door of the Little cret Committes of both Houses, who re-
Theatre in the Haymarket.

port on the subject.-17. Several perfons


(Watt, Downie, Orrock, &c.) apprehend-

ed at Edinburgh for fabricating pikes, &c.

1. King of Denmark's palace at Chris. A number of perfous apprehended in Lon-
tianburg burnt.-3. The Duke of York don for treasonable practices; among o-
departs for the Continent.-17. Joseph thers, Hardy, Horne Tooke, Joyce, Thel-
Gerald found guilty of sedition before the wall, Martin, &c. &c.—17. The Habeas
High Court of Justiciary, and sentenced to
fourteen years banihment to Botany Bay; thrown over, or falls from Salibury Craigs

Corpus act fufpended.—23. A woman is
Mr Adam's motion respecting Muir and
Palmer, that an address should be prefent; quiry nothing could be discovered as to

near Edinburgh. After the minutes en-
ed to his Majesty, praying him to extend the manner in which the accident happen-
his mercy to them, &c. negatived 172 to ed.-17. & 18. The allies make an attack
32. All the subsequent motions in their
favour were in like manner negatived.- feated with confiderable lofs.-20. The

the French in five columns, but are de-
22. Martinique surrendered to the British Princess Elizabeth, after a mock trial be-
forces.-24. A message delivered to Par- fore the revolutionary tribunal at Paris,
liament from his Majesty respecting an
increase of the militia, and providing for make a general attack on the combined

inhumanly guillotined.-22. The French
internal defence.—29. The French open
the campaign by an attack on the Au- army, and are repulsed, after a long and
ftrians near Cambray, in which they are surrenders to the British forces.-24. The

obstinate engagement. Bastia in Corsica

repulsed with considerable lofs.-30. St Austrians under General Kaunitz defeat

Lucia surrendered to the British. Troops the French near Fountaine l’Eveque where

of fencible cavalry raised in most of the

counties of Scotland—followed foon after they lost so pieces of cannon, and about

by the establishment of volunteer corps in

the principal towns.


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