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HISTORY

OF THE PRESENT

WAR ^ AMERICA;

CONTAINING

An ACCOUNT cf its RISE and PROGRESS,
The POLITICAL SPRINGS thereof,

WITH ITS VARIOUS

SUCCESSES and DISAPPOINTMENTS,
ON BOTH SIDES.

By the Rev. JAMES MURRAY, of Newcastle.

Arma Vimmque cano •

Bella, horrida Bella I

Et Tybrim multo Ipumantem sanguine cerno.

Virgil. Ænicd. VI. 86.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE:

Printed for T. ROBSON, Head of the G R o A T-M A R KET^
R. Baldwin, No. 47. Pater-noster-Row, London; N. Frobislier, York;
C. lilliot, Edinburgh} and Dunlop and Wilson, Glasgow.

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XXS it is th« happy privilege of ali the dutiful subjects of the BritHh erapire, without regard to rank or distinction, to address uVir sovereign, it can be no presumption in one who wishes well to the Revolution, and the illustrious family of Brunswick, though remote from the throne, thus to address your Majesty. Towisliwell to the rightful sovereign of these kingdoms, is the duty of all Protestants j and the happiness of a Prince ruliogbylaw, ought to be the prayer of all good subjects. A reflection upon the unhappiness of former times, when tyranny, and the iron rod of arbitrary power, ruled over these realms, makes the dutiful subjects of your Majesty rejoice, that they are, by the glorious Hanoverian succesjian% set free from the apprehensions oi civil and religious slavery.

Tour Majesty's true friends will always join the glorious Revolution, and the succession of your family to the throne of these kingdoms, in their united thanksgivings to Heaven; and never forget the 4th of November, aftd the glorious first of August, when Popery and arbitrary power were so effectually baffied.

The warm expressions of heart-felt joy, which your subjects loudly manifested at your accession to the crown of Great Britain, could not but declare to all the world, how happy they were, in having a Protestant Prince born among them, to be their King. Your Majesty's graciousspeech on that occasion was received with raptures throughout the whole empire, and all ranks and degrees of your subjects were transported with your royal sentiments.

There have few sovereigns, since the first institution of government, that have had all the satisfaction they could have desired: Mi)understandihgs and mismanagements, in high and low, are common in the present state of human nature. It requires a more exalted state of existence, than any rank of beings in this system arrive at, to be perfect. The lubject of this history, thus addressed to your Majesty, is a palpable proof of the weakness and imperfettion of mortals in this world.

The far greater part of your Majesty'sgood subjects, are much afflicted for the caujes and occasion of the present unhappy contention in the British empire, and from their htarts earnestly pray, that it may be speedily at an end; thatyourMajesty may enjoy the sweets of peace, and the real pleasure of ruling a dutiful and happy people.

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