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PREFACE.

'H E year now ended has been a year remarkable for the diftrefs to which our industrious poor were reduced, by the high price of corn, and every other kind of provifions necessary for their fupport. This distress came at last to be fo great, that we should have been in the utmost danger of a general and absolute famine, had not his majefty been most graciously pleafed to interpofe, by ordering an embargo when feveral of our ports were crowded with fhips loaded with corn for exportation; which was, 'tis true an extraordinary exertion of the royal power, but fuch an exertion as was then become abfolutely neceffary for the fafety of the nation; and I am forry to say, it was occafioned by a neglect in the preceding feffim, when an act was passed for prohibiting the exportation of corn, &c. until after the 26th of August, 1766; unless his majesty should, by the advice of his privy council, think fit to permit the fame before that time.

Was it not furprising that in preparing and paffing this bill, they did not think of giving his majesty a power, by the advice of his privy council, 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 neceffity of reforming all our laws relating to the importation and exportation of corn; for even to permit the exportation of a home produce, fo neceffary for promoting every other fort of exportation, when it fells at 48s. a quarter, must always prevent our having in this island, a referve for answering the deficiency of fo much as one fucceeding bad har. veft, and may end in the total ruin of our manufactures, trade, and navigation.

We therefore hope to have an opportunity at the end of the enfuing year, to congratulate our readers upon the paffing not only of fuch laws as may prevent any future diftrefs, but also fuch as may relieve our induftrious poor from most of the preffures they now groan under; and fhall conclude as ufual with returning our thanks to the public, and to our ingenious correspondents, for the continuance of their favours.

EXPLANATION of the FRONTISPIECE.

HE of the diftreffes of his

Trelieves their wants by an embargo upon the exportation of wheat, &c. at which the wretched objects of his goodness difplay their gratitude in various manners. On the back ground are difcovered the loaded cornveels, now prevented from bearing to foreign countries the staff of life, and Ceres a pears, over all, deploring her blighted or fcanty harvest.

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Our and well-beloved Richard Baldwin, of Pater

nofter-Row, in Our City of London, Bookfeller, hath, by his Petition humbly reprefented unto Us, that he is the Proprietor of a Work that is published 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 paft, 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 illuftrated with many Maps and Charts, which hath already been fo well received, as to induce feveral perfons to reprint it in other periodical Publications; and being defirous of reaping the Fruits of his very great Expence and Labour, in the Profecution of this Work, and enjoying the full Profit and Benefit that may arife from printing and vending the fame, without any other Perfon interfering in his juft Property, he most humbly prays Us, to grant him Our Royal Licence and Protection, for the fole printing, publishing, and vending the faid Work. And We do, therefore, by thefe Prefents, fo far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that cafe made and provided, grant unto him, the faid Richard Baldwin, his Executors, Adminiftrators, and Affigns, our Licence for the fole printing, publishing, and vending the faid Work, for the term of Fourteen Years, fiictly forbidding all Our Subjects, within Our Kingdoms and Dominions, to reprint, abridge, or, publish the fame, either in the like or any other Volume, or Volumes whatfoever, or to import, buy, vend, utter, or diftribute, any copies thereof, reprinted beyond the Seas, during the aforefaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Confent and approbation of the said Richard Baldwin, his Heirs, Executors, or Affigns, under their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils. Wherefore, the Commiffioners, and other Officers of Our Cuftoms, the Mafter, 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 October, 1759, in the Thirty-Third Year of Our Reign,

By His MAJESTY's Command.

W. PIT T.

The LONDON MAGAZINE:

T.Danics

Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.

For JANUARY, 1765.

Blackstone of the Subjection of the Co.

lonies

Arguments, pro and con, in L. G-S-'s

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That Act rationally condemned

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A feasonable Addrefs to the Publick, on the prefent difcouraging State of our Trade to North America

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Lift of Popish Seminaries maintained by Eng-
Lifh Papifts

Letter from a dying Bishop

Inftructions to the Members for Southwark

The Hiftory of the laft Seffion of Parliament,

Remarks on the Act for altering the Stamp
Duties
Regulation of Attornies, &c. confidered
Duke of Bridgewater's inland Navigation
defcribed

Anecdote of Mr. Hamden

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37

King's Speech

ibid.

9-15

on the Dearness of Provifions

38

Privileges of Ambaffadors, &c.

39

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Defcription of a Coal Staith

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Propofal for a Female Administration
THE DISCOVERY

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POSTICAL ESSAYS

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A New Song fet to Mufic

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B-kr-s; Cousfe of Exchange

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Alterations in the Lift of Parliament

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Monthly Bills of Mortality

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

ibid.

Catalogue of Books

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32

Stocks, Grain, Wind and Weather

Dr. Cook's invifible Forewarners of Events
exploded
Remarks on the Disease called Somnolency 21
7, 17-20
Phenomenon of the Glow-Worm explained 22
Cuftoms and Manners of the Indians of North
America
Interview with Ponteack, King of the Otta
22-24
wawas Indians
Generofity and Treachery difplayed, in the
Story of Ardelio

Account of the Plain Dealer
Curious Questions

The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER
Marriages and Births; Deaths

To Dr. Cook, on Infants twinking
Account of the Double Miftake, a Comedy 28
Strictures on the American Stamp Act
With an accurate MAP of the Province of ULSTER engraved by KITCHIN,
And an exact Reprefentat on of a COAL-STAITH, when the Keels are loading.

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LONDON: Printed for R. BALDWIN, at the Rofe, in Pater-nofter Row; Of whom may be had, complea: Sets, from the Year 1732, to this Time, neatly bound or ftitched, or any fingle Month to compicat Sets.

PRICES of STOCKS, &t. in JANUARY, 1766.

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CHARLES CORBET T, Bookfeller, and Correct State Lottery Office Keeper, facing St. Dunfan's Church, Fleet- Street, where the Tickets, Shares, and Chances of Tickets are fold and registered, alfo the Blanks and Prizes bought and fold. Evelham.

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