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Chap. X.-Report of Committee of Foreign Relations.-

President's Message to Congress.-Order of the Mar-
shal of New York.-Aetion on the Miami. -Capture of
Fort George.-Attack on Sackett's Harbour.- Defeat of
the Americans at Burlington Heights.- Proclamation
of Sir George Prevost.-Capture of Colonel Boestler and
his Troops by the British.--Landings in the Chesapeake.
-Capture of the Islands of Portsmouth and Ocracoke.
-Capture of the American Frigate Chesapeake by the

Shannon.-Message of the President to Congress . . . 975
Chap. XI.-Attack on Black Rock.-Torpedoes and ex-

ploding Machines employed by the Americanı.--De-
struction of the Arsenal, &c. at Plattsburg.--York plun-
dered by the Americans.-Success of Sir James Yco ou
Lake Ontario,-Failure of Attack on Sanduski.- Recon-
noisance on Fort George.-Conclusion of the Session of
Congress.-Defeat of the British Squadron on Lake
Erie.--Defeat of General Proctor.--Actions on Lake
Ontario.- Invasion of Lower Canada by the Americans
repulsed.- Defeat of General Boyd.—The Town of New-
ark burnt by the Americans.--Capture of Fort Niagara
by the British.-Defeat of the Americans under General
Llull.-Buffalo, &c. burnt.--Sir George Prevost's Pro-
clamation.--Conclusion of the Campaign.- Observa-
tions.--Meeting of Congress.--Message of the Presi-
dent.

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BOOK XI.

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CHẠP. I.--Events which led to Hostilities between Great

Britain and the United States.-Conduct of the Ameri-

oan and of the British Governments

875

CHAP. II.-Hostile Determinations of America.—The in-

tended War unpopular.--American Bill for Importa-

tion of Goods from Great Britain.—Bill for protecting

British Seamen.-Pacific Disposition of the British Go-

vernment.- Madison's Message to Congress.--Petitions

against the Orders in Council.--Official Note on the

said Orders.--Captain Henry's Mission to the United

States

890

CHAP. III.—Death and Biographical Sketch of Horne

Tooke. A key to the Orders in Council

898

CHAP, IV. Procecdings of the Congress.-Resolutions in

favor of War.- Mr. Gallatin's Budget.-Animosity in-

creased by Henry's Mission.-Act for an Embargu.

Other War Measures.--Oppositiou. Proceedings in

the Imperial Parliament on the Orders in ('ouncil.-

Revocation of the Ordors in Council. - President's Mes-

sage to Congress.- War declared.- Observations . 906

CHAP. V.-Riot and Massacre at Baltimore.-Action be-

tween the Belvidere and President.--Congress adjourn-

ed.-Campaign in Canada.-Advance of General Hull's

Army to Sandwich.-His Proclamation.-Vigorous Mea-

sures of General Brock.- Retreat of the Americans.-

Surrender of General Hull and his Army, with the Fort

of Detruit.-Refusal of the President to confirm an Ar-

mistice.--Capture of the Guerriere

. . 914

CHAP. VI.-Letters of Marque issued by England. - Ame-

rican Antigallican Parties.-Address of Mr. Randolph
to his Constituents. Memorial addressed to the Presi-
dent.-New York Convention.—Defeat and Capture of
the American Genera! Wadsworth. Pacific Dispo-
sition of the British Government.--Correspondence be-
tween Sir J. B. Warren, and Mr. Muntoe. - President's

Message to Congress

. 918

CHAP. VII.-Mr. Madison re-elected President.---An In-

dian Town destroyed.-His Royal llighness the Prince-

regent's Declaration in Answer to the American Mani-

festo, relative to the War between Great Britain and

the United States.-Mr. Madison's Speech .

. 948

CHAP. VIII.- Remarks.- Capture of the Frolic, by the

Americans.-Of the Macedonian.-Retreat of General

Dearborn from Champlain.- Repulse of the American

General, Smyth.— Blockade of the Chesapeake and Del-

aware by the British.—Capture of the Java by the Con-

stitution.-Defeat and Capture of General Winchester

and his Army.-Defeat of the Americans at Ogdeuburg.

- Capture of York by General Dearborn.-Surrender of

Mobile to the Americans.-Loss of the Peacock.-

Blockade of New York, Charleston, &c.-Successes of

Admiral Cockburn, in the Bay of Chesapeake.--- Pro-

ceedings in the British Parliament relative to the War

with the United States

956

CHAP. IX.-United States of America.-Rapid increase

in Wealth and Population.--Commerce.--Political Par-

ties.- Character of the Americans.-Number of Inhabit-

ants.-State of the Army and Navy.--Satire upon

American discipline.— Political Life of Mr. Madison.-

Biographical Sketch and Character of Mr. Randolph.-

Importance of Canada.-Its Military Force, Popula-

tion, &c.

967

BOOK XII.

Chap. I.--Affairs of France resumed.-Deputation sent to

England to invite Louis XVIII. to the Throne.-Con-

stitutional Charter.– Decree of the Senate, conveying

the provisional Government to Monsieur.-- Decreo of

Monsieur.---Convention for the Suspension of Hostilities.

- Treaty between Napoleon and the Allied Powers.-

Anecdotes of Bonaparte.--His Departure for Elba, and

Address to the Army

995

CHAP. II.-Operations of the Army under Lord Welling-

ton.- Battle of Thoulouse.-Cessation of Hostilities.-

Remarks on the Military Characters of Lord Wellington

and Soult.- Affairs of Spain.- Proceedings of the Cortes.

- Arrival of Ferdinand in Spain. - Affairs of Holland.--

The British repulsed in an Attack on Bergen-op-Zoom.

- Belgium.—'arnot's Conduct at Antwerp:— Military

Operations in Italy.- Treaty between the King of Na-

ples and Emperor of Anstria.- Armistice.- The French

cvacuate Italy.-Capture of Genoa by Lord Bentinck.

-Restoration of the Pope to his Dominions . . . 1002

CHAP. III.- Entrance of Louis XVIII. into London.-

His Reception by the Inhabitants of London.-Sets out

for France.--His entry into Compeigne and Paris.--His

Declaration respecting the Constitution.--His Address

to the Nation on the Armies of the Allies.-Funeral Ser-

vice for Louis XVI. &c.---Military Promotions of

Princes of the Blood.-Definitive Treaty of Peace.-

Observations

· 1007

Chap. IV.--Considerations on the Circumstances that

appeared favorable, or unfavorable, to the Permanence of

Louis the Eighteenth's Government after his first Res-

toration.-His Personal Character and Habits. The

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Mode in which he was restored. The Interests of the

French Marshals to support Louis considered.--The

Appointment of the Duke of Wellington to be Ambas-

sador at Paris injudicious in this point of View.-The

great Mass of the Nation interested in the Continuance

of Peace.—The Agricultural Class.—The Manufactur-

ing and Commercial Classes.-Dispositions of the Clergy

towards Louis.- Effects produced by the Revolution on

the State of Religion

. . . 1019

CHAP. V.-Joy diffused throughout England on hearing

of the Abdication of Bonaparte.-The Services of Lord

Wellington rewarded with a Dukedom.-Generals Hill,

Beresford, Graham, &c. raised to the Peerage.- Visit of

the Allied Sovereigns, &c. to England.-Their Arrival

in London. - Anecdote of Blucher.- Proceedings of the

Sovereigns. - Visit to Oxford.-Grand Entertainment at

Guildhall.-Departure of the two Monarchs for Ports-

moutt.— Naval Review.-Embarkation of the Emperor

of Russia and King of Prussia at Dover.Their Arrival

at Calais.-Observations

. . . 1024

Chap. VI.-Discussion of the Treaty of Peace with France

in the Imperial Parliament.--Introduction of the Duke

of Wellington into the House of Lords on taking his

Seat.--His Appearance in the House of Commons.

Address to the Speaker.— The Speaker's Reply.--The

Prince-regent's Speecb and Prorogation of Parlia-

ment

1035

CHAP. VII.-Franco evacuated by the allied Armies.-

Prince Schwartzenberg's Address to his Army.--Meet-

ing of the Legislative Body.— The King's Speech.-

Constitution presented by his Majesty.-Last Will and

Testament of Louis XVI.

1041

Chap. VIII.—Projet of the Law for the Liberty of the

Press submitted to the Chamber of Deputies.-Remarks

upon it.-The Law referred to a Committee of the

Chamber.-Their Report.--Speech of M. Raynouard on

this Occasion.-Discussions in the Chamber respecting

it.-Speech of the Abbé Montesquieu in Defence of it.-

Reply of M. Raynouard

1045

CHAP. IX.-Exposé of the State of France. Legion of

Honor continued.-French Budget.-Speech of Talley-

rand

1057

CHAP. X.- Return of the Pope of Rome.-His Mcasures

for restoring the Ecclesiastical Authority and Property

of the Church.- Re-establishes the Order of Jesuits.

Festivals renewed-Suppression of Freeinasons and

other secret Societies.-Re-establishment of the regular

Orders.- King of Sardinia restored to his Dominions.-

His Proclamation.—Observations.- Bonaparte's Arrival

at Elba.---Papers issued on the Occasion.-Death of the

Empress Josephine.- Her Funeral

1066

Chap. XI.--Switzerland.-Federal Compact published.-

Opposition of the Canton of Bern.- Dissentions in the

Cantons.-The Allied Powers interfere.Diet assem-

bled.--Compact amended and signed by the Deputies of

the Cantous.-Its Articles.-Geneva restored to Inde-

pendence.--Its Constitution and Union with the Swiss

Coniederacy.-Holland. - Remarks upon the Prince of

Orange taking the Title of Sovereign-prince of the Ne-

therlands.-Dutch Constitution. — Meeting of the Nota-

bles.-Speech of his Royal Highness.-Acceptance of

the Constitution, and Oath taken by the Prince-sove-

reign.-Meeting of the States-general.-Speech of the

Sovereign.--State of Finances.-Dutch Colonies re-

stored.- Catholic Netherlands.— Their projected Union

with Holland. -Prince of Orange appointed Provisional

Governor.- His Address to the Belgians.-Occupation

of Belgium by Troops.-Decree concerning French Set-

tlers. -Decree respecting the Press.-Session of the

Dutch States-generai.-- Hamburgh evacuated by the

French.-Its Independence restored.-Address of the

Senate on the Occasion

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CAAP. I.-Norway.-Origin of the War betwee 1 Sweden Page

and Denmark.-Treaty between Russia a: Sweden,

and between Great Britain and Sweden..he King of

Denmark compelled to cede Norway to Swe sen.-Treaty

of Kiel.-Proclamation of his Danish Maj sty. Cession

of Norway to Sweden opposed by the Norwegians.---

Prince Christian Frederick repairs to Christiania.--His

Reception.-Proceeds to Drontheim.-Returns to Chris.

tiania.-Appointed Regent.-His Proclamati40115. - Alise

sion of Count Rosen to Sweden.-Mr. Auker's Deputa-

tion to England.- His Return to Norway.--Nofitication

of the Blockade of Norway by England --Declaration

of the King of Sweden.-Parties in Norway.---Meeting

of the Diet.-Prince Christian proclaimed king, and the

Diet dissolved.- Declaration of the English: Llavoy, Mr.

Morier. --- Answer of the Norwegian Government.--

Delegation from the three Allied Powers. -- Armistice

proposed and rejected.--State Papers.- Return of the

Envoys.-Departure of Prince Christian for the Army 1062

Chap. II.-Interesting Debates in the Imperial Partia-

ment, on the Conduct of the British Govermanent to-

wards the Norwegians

1097

CHAP. III.-Occupation of tho Duchy of Holstein by Rus-

sian and Prussian Troops.—Preparations of the Swedes

for opening the Campaign.—Proclamations of the Crown-

prince and King of Sweden to the Norwegians.-Cor-

respondence between Prince Christian and the Crown-

prince.-Commencement of Hostilitics.-Naval Action.

– The Swedish Army enters Norway:-Success of the

Swedes.-Defeat of General Gahn by the Norwegians.

Surrender of the Island of Kragero, and the Fortress of

Frederickstadt to the Swedes.- Passage of the Glom-

men by the Swedish Army.-Capture of Sleswig.-De-

feat of the Norwegians. - Prince Christian's Army sur-

rounded. He resigns.-Convention of Moss -Armis-

tice between the Swedes and Norwegians.- Remarks

upon the Claims of the Crown.prince upon Norway.--

Proclamation of Prince Christian.-Disturbances at

Christiania.- Meeting of the Diet.- Prince Christian

leaves Norway.-Election of the King of Sweden to the

Crown of Norway.-Close of the Diet.-Norwegian

Constitution.

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CHAP. IV.-Affairs of Spain. -Political Parties. The

Grandees and Prelates join Ferdinand at Valencia.-

Extraordinary Declaration of Ferdinand, in which ho

refuses to accede to the new Constitution, and pro-

nounces the Decrees of the Cortes null, and their Supo

porters guilty of High-treason.—Dissolution of the Cor-

tes without a Struggle.--Entrance of Ferdinand into

Madrid.- Arrests.-Convents restored.-Circular, re-

specting the Adherents of Joseph Bonaparte; and to the

Authorities in the Indies.—Address from the University

of Salamanca.- Discontents in various Parts of Spain.

Re-establishment of the Inquisition

1124

CHAP. V.-Spanish Affairs continued.- Disgust excited

throughout Europe at the Conduct of Ferdinand.-Let-

ter from the Spanish Ambassador on the State of Spain.

- Proclamation of the Governor of Cadiz.-Tumults and

Executions.- Rota of the Nuncio restored.--Ordinance

abolishing Torture.— Pope's Nuncio recalled, who had

been banished by the Cortes.- Reform in the Court of

Inquisition.-- Measures to repress Insurgents and Ban-

ditti.—Arrests multiplied.- Restoration of Feudal Pri-

vileges.- Attempt of General Mina to take Pampeluna.

-His Flight into France.- Arrested at Paris. Libe-

rated by the French Government.-Council of Mesta

re-established.--Arbitrary Conduct of the Spanish Go-

verninent

1131

CHAP. VI.-Hanover erected into a kingdom.-Note of

Count Munster to the Foreign Ministers at Vienna on

this Occasion.-Remarks.-Prince-regent's Proclami

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tion.-Hanoverian Diet assembled. Their Proceedings.

-Free Constitution of Nassau.—Military Regulations

of Prussia.-Congress of Vienna.--Expectations formed

of -Characters of the Allied Sovereigns. Observa-

Views of Prussia on Saxony.-Declaration of the

2 xony.-Genoa annexed to the Dominions of

152.inia by the Congress.- Military Occu-

te hina com of Italy by the Austrians.-Re-

marks

Character of the Italians.-

Their Wis to be in: endent.--Jealousy of the Aus-

trian Governini-je Italian Regiments marched

into Germany.-Lis ussions in the Congress respecting

Murat.-His critical Situation.-Popularity of his Go-

vernment.-Attempt of the Sicilian Court to excite an

Insurrection.--Increase of the Neapolitan Army.-

Treaty of Alliance between Murat and the Emperor of

Austria.-Suspicious Movements of the Neapolitan For-

- Affairs of Sicily. - Return of the Polish Troops to

their Country.-Anecdote of General Kosciusko.—State

of St. Domingo.— Proceedings of King Henry.—Mission

of the I'rench General Lavaysse

. . 1137

CHAY. VII.-Affairs of Great Britain.-Correspondence

between the Princess of Wales and the Queen.-Appli-

cation of the Princess to Parliament.--Her Income inr-

creased.--Departure for the Continent.— Interesting

Meeting between her and the Empress Maria Louisa.

Interesting Particulars respecting the Princess Charlotte.

-Case of Lord Cochrane.---Splendid Fête at Carlton-

house, in Hunor of the Duke of Wellington.-Address

of the Chamberlain of the City of London, on presenting

him a Sword.—Duke's Reply.-Ilis Visit to Madrid.

Appointed Ambassador at Paris.--Fête in the Parks.-

Disturbed State of Ireland. Proceedings of the Irish

Roman Catholics.-Judge Fletcher's Charge

1147

Chap. VIII.-American War.-Preliminary Remarks.

Correspondence between the British and American Go-

vernments.-Governor Strong's Speech in Massachusets.

- Retreat of the American Army from Lower Canada.

- Pursued by the British.--Defeat of the Americans at

Odell-town.- Repeal of the Embargo and Non-importa-

tion Acts.-Extension of the Blockade of the American

Coasts by the British. ---Capture of the American Frigate

Essex.- Fort Oswego stormed by the British.-Repulse

of the British at Sandy Creek.-Capture of the Reindeer

by the Americans.-State of the American Navy.-Re-

marks.- President's Proclamation respecting Neutral

Vessels.-Admiralty Official Paper.- Preparations of the

British for carrying on the War with Vigor.- Part of

Lord Wellington's Army sent to Canada. Invasion of

that Country by the Americans.- Battle near Fort Erie,

which is taken by them.-Defeat of the Americans near

the Falls of Niagara, by General Drummond.--Capture

of the Islands in Passanaquoddy Bay.-Hostages for

Retaliation mutually exchanged .

1159

CHAP. IX.-- Naval and Military Operations in the Chesa-

peak.-Battle of Bladensbury.- Entrance of the British

· Army into Washington.-Description of that Place.-

Remarks.--Capture of Alexandria.- President's Procla-

mation.- Attack on Baltimore.- Death of General Ross.

- Failure and Death of Sir P. Parker, at Bellier.-- Mili-

tary Operations on the frontiers of Canada.--Expedition

op the Penobscot.-Destruction of an American Frigate.

- Proclamation of the British Commanders

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Chap. X.-]nvasion of the United States by the British

Army under Sir George Prevost.--Attaek upon Platts-

burgh.-Defeat of the British Flotilla on Lake Cham-

plain.-Retreat of the British Army in consequence.-

Remarks.- Battle near Fort Erie.-Curious Proclama-

tion of an American Captain.--Meeting of Congress.-

Message of the President.- Budget.- Negociations at

Ghent-Proceedings of the British and American Com-

missioners published by the American Government-

CHAP. I.-State of Parties in France.-Proceedings of the

Chainbers at the Close of 1814.- Discussion on the Emi-

grant Property.--Ordinances of the King.-Civil List.

Biographical Sketch of Louis XVIII. .

. . 1210

CHAP. 11.-Interesting Review of the different Parties in

France in 1814, and the beginning of 1815.-Conduct of

Napoleon at Elba.-Disinterment of Louis XVI. and

his Queen.-Remarks on the Policy of placing Bonaparte

at Elha.-Letters of Fouché.-Formation of Clubs in

France.-Signs of the disaffected.-- Correspondence be-

tween Elba avd France.- Preparations of Napoleon for

leaving the Island . .

1218

CHAP. III.- Bonaparte reviews his Army.-His Address

to them:-Departure from Elba.- Dangers of the

Voyage. – Arrival at the Gulf of Juan.–March through

the Country.- Treason of Labedoyere.- Entrance of

Bonaparte into Grenoble.- Proclainations.-Proceeds

towards Lyons.– Proceedings of the Bourbon Govern-

ment.— Proclamations of the King.-- Preparations at

Lyons, which is entered by Bonaparte without Oppo-

sition.--His Decrces.- Proceedings at that Place.-

Treason of Genera! Lefebvre Desnouettes .

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Chap. IV.-Meeting of the two Chambers.--Address of

the President of the Chamber of Deputies to the King.--

Dismissal of Marshal Soult from the Office of War-

minister.- Preparations of the French Government to

oppose Bonaparte.- Defection of a Regiment of Cavalry

at Melun.- Proclamations of the King to the People and

to the Army.--Proceedings of the Chambers.-Review

of the National Guards and Troops of the Line at Paris 1247

CHAP. V.-Departure of Napoleon from Lyons.-Rapid

Progress.-Decree and Ordinance of the King:--Treason

of Marshal Ney.-His Proclamation.-Addresses of the

two Chambers to the King.–Advance of Napoleon to

Melun.- Defection of the Troops assembled there.-De-

parture of the King from Paris, and Entrance of Napo-

leou into that City.- Arrival of the King at Abbeville and

Lisle.-Forced to quit the latter Place and retire to Os-

tend.- Interesting Narrative .

1264

Chap. VI.- Declaration of the Congress at Vienna. Re-

marks.- Treaty of the 25th of March.- Preparations for

War.-Attempt to carry off the King of Rome from

Vienna.-Prince-regent's Message on the Landing of

Bonaparte in France.--Interesting Debates

1266

CHAP. VII.-- Proceedings of Napoleon and his Ministers.

- Address to the Soldiers.--Addresses from the Council

of State, &c. and Napoleon's Answers.—Title of Count

conferred on Carnot, who is appointed Minister of the

Interior.- Biographical Notice of his Life.-Decrees of

Napoleon.-Reply of Marshal Marmont to Napoleon's

Proclamation. - State of the South of France.-Spirited

Conduct of the Duchess of Angouleme, at Bourdeans,

Disaffection of the Soldiers.-- Entrance of General Clau-

zel into Bourdeaux.-Sarrender of the Duke of Angou-

leme.-- Justificatory Manifesto of Napoleon.-Letter of

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Caulincourt to Lord Castlereagh.- Napoleon's Letter to

the Prince-regent.----Avecdotes of the French Senate,

and Prince Talleyrand

1280

CHAP. VIII.- Mr. Whitbread's Motion, in the Ilouso of

Commons, for an Address against a War with Frauer:-

Letter from the Duke of Bassano to Caulincourt.---Ob-

servations.-Report from the French Minister of Foreign

Affairs to Bonaparte, on the State of Europe.- Prepara-

tions of the French.- Bonaparte's Additional Act to

the Constitution.-Remarks.-Extraordinary Commis-

sioners

1297

Chap. IX.-Proceedings of Louis XVIII. at Gheut.-

His Declaration.—Manifesto to the French People.

Report on the State of France.- Proceedings of Joachim

Murat, King of Naples.-His peculiar Situation.--Sus-

picions against him.-lle blockades Rome.- Ulis ('om-

plaints against France.-('onduct on the landing there

of Bonaparte.-Arrives at Ancona.-Advances with his

Army, and attacks the Austrians at Ceseua.- His Pro-

clamation to the Italians.-Emperor of Austria's Decla-

„ration of War against him.- Retreat of the Austrian

Forces to the Po.--Entrance of the Neapolitans into

Rome and Florence.- Various Actious. -Retreat of the

Neapolitans.-An Armistice solicited, which is refused.

- Interesting Proceedings, relative to Murat, in the

British Parliament.—Lord Wellington's Leiter . . . 1308

CHAP. X.-Defeat of the Neapolitan Army at Tolentino.-

Battle of San Germano.- Flight of the Neapolitans, and

their Army broken up.-Surrender of the Neapolitan

Navy and Arsenal at Naples to Captain Campbell. --Tor-

mination of the War.- Military Convention.--Entrance

of the Austrians into Naples.-Escape of Murat iu Dis-

guise.-His Wife takes Refuge on-board a British Ship

of War.–Proclamation of King Ferdinand, and El-

trance into the Capital.--- Arrival of Murat in France.

-Flight to Corsica.--Lands in Calabria.- Is taken

Prisoner, and executed.-Remarks

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Chap. V.-State of Europe at this Period, and Proceedings

of the Congress at Vicuna.-Union of the Belgian Pro-

vinces under the Prince of Orange, who is made King: -

Exertions of the Allies for the Defence of the Netherlands.

-Proclamation.-Note of the king of Saxony to the al-

lied Powers.-Mutiny of the Saxon Troops in Blucher's

Army:-His Proclamation in Consequence.--Disinen-

berinent of the hingdom of Saxony.- Affairs of Wirtem-

burg and Prussia.--Poland erected into a kingdom.-

Affairs of Switzerland and Sweden.--State of Spain.-

Refusal of the Portugnese Government to send Troops

against France.- Vigorous Measures of the Emperor of

Russia.--Affairs of Great Britain.-State of the Re-

venue.-Rise and Progress of the Vational Debt and

Sinking-fund-Disturbances on Account of the Corn.

1370

CHAP. VI.- Proceedings of the French Government.

Positions and Strength of the French and allied Armics.

-Observatious.--Bonaparte prepares to quit Paris.-

Receives Addresses from the two Chambers.-His Reply

to the Chambers.--Ilis Departure for the Army.-Reflee-

tions on the approaching Contest.-- Biographical Sketch

of Marshal Blucher.- Arrival of Bonaparte at the Army.

-His Proclamation to his Soldiers. --Invasion of the

Netherlands.—Commencement of Hostilities.-Cipture

of Charleroy.- Retreat of the Prussians.- Battle of Lirny.

- Battle of Quatre Bras.-Loss on both sides.— Retreat

of the Allies.

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CHAP. VII.-Remarks upon the Plans of the allied Gene-

rals.- Marshal Grouchy sent to observe the Prussians,

while Bonaparte proceeds against the British Army:--

Shirmislies.- Repulse of the Euemy by the Life-guards.

– Retreat of the British Army to Waterloo.– Dreadful

State of the Weather.- Views of Bonaparte.-State of

Brussels and its Vicinity during the Battles of Ligny

and Quatre Bras.--Strength of the French and allied

Armies on the Morning of the 18th. Their Positions 1400

CHAP. VIII.- Battle of Waierloo,-- Bonaparte's Address

to his Soldiers previous to the Engagement.-- Attack on

Hongoumont - Bravery of the Guards.-- Furious Attack

on the Left Wing of the British Army.--La Haye Sainte

stormeil. - The Enemy repulsed.- Death of General Pic-

ton.- The Attack renewed.-Drcadful ('aruage.—Gal-

lantry of the Inniskillen Dragoons.-Death of Sir Wil-

liam Ponsonby.-Attack of the Cuirassiers.— British light

Cavalry forced to retire.-Gallantry of the 28111 Regiment,

- The Cuirassiers attacked and overthrown by the heavy

Cavalry of the British.-Gallant ('onduct of Individuals

in the British Ariny:--Second Attack upon longoumout.

-Critical Situation of the British Army.--The Prussians

anxiously expected.-Dreadful Attack on the Centre-

Conduct of the Duke of Wellington.—The Atacks of

the Enemy described.--Movements of the Prussian Army.

--Arrival of Bulow's Corps.--Bonaparte sends the sixil

Corps and a part of his Guards against them.--The Prus-

sians repulsed and separated from the British Army.-

Attack on Wavre by Grouchy.- Desperate Attack on

the Centre and Left of the British Army, by the Imperial-

guards.--Dreadful Slaughter on both sides.- Victory

doubttul.- The enemy charged and overthrown by the

British Guards.--- Arrival of the first and second Corps of

the Prussian Army, with Marshal Blucher.-- Advance of

the British Army, headed by the Duke of Wellington, to

attack the Enemy.--Total Defeat of the French.-Pur-

sued by the Prussians.-Dreadful Carnage.- Wreck of

the French Army arrive at Charleroy, followed by the

Prussians.-Flight of Bonaparte to Paris.- Loss of both

Armies.-Uorrible Appearance of the field-of-battle.--

Names of Oflicers who distinguished themselves.--Anec-

dotes.-Remarks

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Chap. IX.- Official Accounts of ite Battle of Water

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