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ment, the freedom of the city of London, and the universal acclamations of the nation, followed the acknowledgements ofthe sovereign. In the course of the following year he was appointed general of marines, on the death of admiral Forbes; and fixially' refigned the command of the western tquadron in April, 1797. On the Qd ofjune in the same vear he was invested with the insignia of the garter. The last public act of a life employed against the foreign enemies of his country was exerted to compose its internal dissentious. It was the lot of earl Howe to contribute to the restoration osthe fleet, which he had conductcd to glory on the sea, to loyalty in the harbour. His experience suggested the measures to be purthed by government on the warming mutinies which, in 1797, distressed and terrified the nation', while his personal exertions powerfully promoted the dispertion ot' that s irit which had, for a time, ohangedpthe very nature of British leamen, and greatly helped to recall them to their former career of duty and obedience, Sudh was earl Howe, who is gone to his grave full otsiyears and honour, leaviug- behind him_ a game

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* What follows, in quotation, is taken from an authentic account in a respectabte

periodical publication for Augutt, 1790.

-]* He became an associate in 1770, and an acadcmician in 1778,

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