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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 720999 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1934

P R E F A CE.

THE year now ended has been a year remarkable for the distress

to which our industrious poor were reduced, by the high price of

corn, and every other kind of provisions necessary for their support. This distress came at last to be so great, that we should have been in the utmost danger of a general and absolute famine, had not his majesty been most graciously pleased to interpofi, by ordering an embargo when several of our ports were crowded with ships loaded with corn for exportation ; which was, 'tis true an extraordinary exertion of the royal porver, but such an exertion as was then become absolutely necessary for the safety of the nation ; and I am sorry to say, it was Gicafioned by a negleet in the preceding session, when an act was passed for prohibiting the exportation of corn, &c. until after the 26th of August, 1766; unless his majesty mould, by the advice of his privy council, think fit to permit the same before that time.

IV as it not surprising that in preparing and pasting this bill, they did not think of giving his majesty a power, by the advice of his privy csuncil, to continue the embargo, until the end of the year, or until the end of January, 1767, if necessary, that the parliament might in the mean time have had an opportunity to pass a new law for continuing it for a longer time, if it should then be found necessary?

But this neglect, we are hopeful, was owing to the care of providence, that our rulers might, from experience, be convinced of the necessity of reforming all our laws relating to the importation and exportation of corn ; for even to permit the exportation of a home produce, to necessary for promoting every other sort of exportation, when it sells at 48s, a quarter, must always prevent our having in this isand, a reJerve for answering the deficiency of so much as one succeeding bad har. veft, and may end in the total ruin of our manufactures, trade, and navigation.

IVe therefore hope to have an opportunity at the end of the ensuing year, to congratulate our readers upon the passing not only of such laws as may prevent any future distress, but also such as may relieve cur induftrious poor from most of the pressures they now groan under; and jhall conclude as usual with returning our thanks to the public, and to cur ingenious correspondents, for the continuance of their favours.

EXPLANATION of the FRONTISPIECE. T by

HE best of princes, moved by the grievous distresses of his subjects, at which the wretched objects of his goodness display their gratitude in various manners. On the back ground are discovered the loaded cornvele!s, nos prevented from bearing to foreign countries the staff of life, and Ceres 2. pears, over all, deploring her blignted or scanty harvest.

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GEORGE R.

of nofter-Row, in Our City of London, Book leller, hath, by his Petition humbly reprelented unto Us, that he is the Proprietor of a Work that is pub. lished monthly, entitled,

The LONDON MAGAZINE. In which is contained many original Pieces, that were never before printed ; and that he is at a great expence in paying Authors for their Labours in writing and compiling the faid Work, which has been published once a Month for near Thirty Years past, and hath met with great approbation from the publick.That he is now publishing therein An Impartial and Succinct History of the Origin and

Progress of the PRESENT WAR, To be illustrated with many Maps and Charts, which hath already been so well received, as to induce several persons to reprint it in other periodical Publications; and being desirous of reaping the Fruits of his very great Expence and Labour, in the Prosecution of this work, and enjoying the full Profit und Be. nefit that may arise from printing and vending the fame, without any other Perfon interfering in his jult Property, he most humbly prays Us, to grant him Our Royal Licence and Protection, for the sole printing, publishing, and vending the said Work. And We do, therefore, by these Presents, so far as may be agreeable to the Sta:ute in that case made and provided, grant unto him, the said Richard Baldwin, his Executors, Administrators, and Alligns, our Licence for the sole printing, publishing, and vending the said Work, for the term of Fourteen Years, fti ictly forbidding all Our Subjects, within Our Kingdoms and Dominions, to reprint, abridge, or, publish the same, either in the like or any other Volume, or Volumes whatsoever, or to import, buy, vend, utter, or Wittribute, any copies thereof, reprinted beyond the Seas, during the aforesaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent and approbation of the said Richard Baldwin, his Heirs, Executors, .or Assigns, under their Hands and Seais first had and obtained, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils. Wherefore, the Commisioners, and other Officers of Our Customs, the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers, are to take Notice, That due Obedience may be rendered to Our Will and Pleasure herein declared, Given at Our Court at Kensington, the 23d Day of O&ober, 1759, in the Thirty-Third Year of Our Reign. By His MAJESTY's Command.

W. PITT,

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For JA NU A RY, 1765.

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Blackstone of the Subjection of the Co. That Act rationally condemned 34 & fig. lonies

A seasonable Addrels to the Publick, on the Arguments, pro and con, in L. G-S-'s present discouraging State of our Trade to Cale

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North America

30-32 Successes in the Eaft-Indies

Lif of Popish Seminaries maintained by Enga Remarks on the Divine Legation

Lifh Papists
A dramatic Anecdote

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Letter frem a dying Bishop

37 Description of the Province of Ul'er

King's Speech

ibid. The Hiftory of the last Seffion of Parliament, Inftru&tions to the Members for Southwark &c. &c.

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on the Dearness of Provifions

38 Remarks on the Adt for altering the Stamp Privileges of Ambassadors, &c.

39 Duties 9&feq. Description of a Coal Staith

40 Regulation of Attornies, &c. confidered Proposal for a Female Adminitration

41 Duke of Bricgewater's inland Navigation THE DISCOVERY

42-45 described

15. PosticaL ESSAYS Anecdote of Mr. Hamden

45-49 16 A New Song let to Music

48 Dr. Cook's inribble Forewarners of Events Eclipse calculated

45 exploded 7, 17-20 Account of the Plain Dealer

49 Remarks on the Disease called Somnolency 21 Curious Quellions

ibid. Pbenomenon of the Glow-Worm explained 22 The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER

50 Cuftoms and Manners of the Indians of North Marriages and Births; Deaths

52 America

Ecclefiafic 1 Preferments loterview with Ponteack, King of the Otta.

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Promotions Civil and Military ibid. wawas Indians 25 B-kr-s; Cousle of Exchange

54 Geacrofity and Treachery displayed, in the Alterations in the Lift of Parliament ibid. Story of Ardelio 25 27 Monthly bills of Mortality

ibid. To Dr. Cook, on Infants twinking

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

ibid. Account of the Double Minake, a Comedy 28

Catalogue of Books Stricto:es on the American Starrp Act

32 Stocks, Grain, Wind and Weather With an accurate Map of the Province of ULSTER engraved by KITCHIN, And an exact Representat on of a COALST AITH, when the Keels are loading.

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