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ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF

HISTORY,
POLITICS,

A N D

LI T E R A T U RE,

For the YEAR 1796.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE,
in Geat Britain, during the Commonwealth, and the Usurpation
of CROMWELL.

LONDON,
Printed for G, G. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster-Row.

MDCCXCyld.

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As no alteration has taken place in the condu&t of the New Annual Register ; and as the little cavils which have been raised against it by interested persons, have been completely filenced by time and experience, which have fanctioned our opinions, there is little to be faid in presenting to our•readers a new volume.

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Our Domestic Hiftory will be found to be chiefly occupied, this

very interesting debates of liament on the celebrated bills which produced fo material an alteration in our system of law concerning treason and fedition,-on the conduct of the war,--and on the finances of the nation. In this department of the work, we have: pursued our usual mode, that of bringing together all thë debatés on every particular topic, in order to present to the reader the most complete and satisfactory view.cof: the arguments on every subject.

The slightest inspection of our Foreign History will convince our readers that it is not compiled from newspapers, or from any common sources of intelligence. It will, therefore, in many respects, be found to differ from the accounts now generally received. We can, how

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