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CONTENTS

State of the nation immediately after the Revolution—Account of the new ministry

—The convention converted into a parliament—Mutiny in the army—The

coronation, and abolition of hearth, money—The commons vote a sum of money

to indemnify the Dutch—William's efforts in favour of the dissenters—Act for

a toleration—Violent disputes about the bill for a comprehension—The commons

address the king to summon a convocation of the clergy—Settlement of the

revenue—The king takes umbrage at the proceedings of the whig party—Heats

and animosities about the bill of indemnity recommended by the king—Birth of

the duke of Gloucester—Affairs of the continent—War declared against France

—Proceedings in the convention of Scotland, of which the duke of Hamilton is

chosen president—Letters to the convention from king William and king James

—They recognise the authority of king William—They vote the crown vacant,

and pass an act of settlement in favour of William and Mary—They appoint

commissioners to make a tender of the crown to William, who receives it on the

conditions they propose—Enumeration of their grievances—The convention is

declared a parliament, and the duke of Hamilton king's commissioner—Prelacy

abolished in that kingdom—The Scots dissatisfied with the king's conduct—Vio-

, lent disputes in the Scotch parliament—Which is adjourned—A remonstrance

presented to the king—The castle of Edinburgh besieged and taken—The

troops of king William defeated at Killycrankie–King James cordially received

by the French king—Tyrconnel temporizes with king William—James arrives in

Ireland—Issues five proclamations at Dublin—Siege of Londonderry—The inha-

bitants defend themselves with furprising courage and perseverance–Cruelty of

Rosene, the French gérera"—"The place is roved by Kirke—The Inniskilliners

defeat and take gēnērāl Macca ty—Meeting of the Irish parliament—They repeal

the act of settlement—Pass an act, of attainder against absentees—James coins

base money—The Protestan’so: £reland cruelly oppressed—Their churches are

seized by the Catholics, and they are forbid to assemble on pain of death—Ad-

miral Herbert worsted by the French, fleet, in an engagement near Bantry-bay—

Divers sentences and attaintiers revetség in"parliament—Inquiry into the cause

of miscarriages in Ireland—Bills passed in this session of parliament . Page 2

Duke of Schomberg lands with an army in Ireland—The Inniskilliners obtain a vic-
tory over the Irish—Schomberg censured for his inactivity—The French worsted
at Walcourt—Success of the confederates in Germany—The Turks defeated at
Pacochin, Nissa, and Widen—Death of pope Innocent XI.-King William be-
comes unpopular—A good number of the clergy refuse to take the oaths—The
king grants a commission for reforming church-discipline—Meeting of the convo-
cation—Their session discontinued by repeated prorogations—Proceedings in
parliament—The whigs obstruct the bill of indemnity—The commons resume
the inquiry into the cause of the miscarriages in Ireland—King William irritated
against the whigs—Plot against the government by sir James Montgomery,
discovered by bishop Burnet—Warm debates in parliament about the corporation
bills—The king resolves to finish the Irish war in person—General Ludlow arrives
in England, but is obliged to withdraw—Efforts of the Jacobites in Scotland—The
court interest triumphs over all opposition in that country—The tory interest

False information against the earl of Marlborough, the bishop of Rochester, and

others—Sources of national discontent—Dissension between the queen and the

princess Anne of Denmark—The house of lords vindicate their privileges in be-

half of their imprisoned members—The commons present addroses to the king

and queen—They acquit admits of solo and resolvo foodvise his majesty—They

comply with all the demands of: the ministry-oo: loßsop;esent an address of

advice to the king—Dispute between the lords and commons concerning admiral

Russel—The commons address the king—shoy::stätsgh the land-tax, and other
impositions—Burmet's Pastoral Lettp: §wro. ły, she'Hangman–Proceedings of

the lower house against the practice of hio; Jugn for the service—The two
houses address the king on the golewatcés' of stealsd:—An account of the place

bill, and that for triennial parliaments—The colnhio's petition his majesty that he

would dissolve the East India company—Trial of lord Mohun for murder—Al-

terations in the ministry—The king repairs to the continent, and assembles the

confederate army in Flanders—The French reduce Huy—Luxembourg resolves to

attack the allies—Who are defeated at Landen—Charleroy is besieged and taken

by the enemy—Campaign on the Rhine—The duke of Savoy is defeated by Ca-

timat in the plain of Marsaglia—Transactions in Hungary and Catalonia—Naval

affairs—A fleet of merchant ships, under convoy of sir George Rooke, attacked,

and partly destroyed by the French squadrons—Wheeler's expedition to the West

Indies—Benbow bombards St. Maloes—The French king has recourse to the me-

diation of Denmark—Severity of the government against the Jacobites—Com-

plaisance of the Scottish parliament—The king returns to England, makes some

changes in the ministry, and opens the session of parliament—Both houses in-

quire into the miscarriages by sea—The commons grant a vast sum for the services

of the ensuing year—The king rejects the bill against free and impartial proceed-

ings in parliament; and the lower house remonstrates on this subject—Establish-

ment of the bank of England—The East India company obtain a new charter—

Bill for a general naturalization dropped—Sir Francis Wheeler perishes in a storm

Account of the Lancashire plot—The commons inquire into the abuses which had

crept into the army—They expel and prosecute some of their own members for cor-

ruption in the affair of the East India company—Examination of Cooke, Acton,

and others—The commons impeach the duke of Leeds—The parliament is pro-

rogued—Session of the Scottish parliament—They inquire into the massacre of

Glencoe—They pass an act for erecting a trading company to Africa and the

Indies—Proceedings in the parliament of Ireland—Disposition of the armies in

Flanders—King William undertakes the siege of Namur—Famous retreat of

prince Vaudemont—Brussels is bombarded by Villeroy—Progress of the siege

of Namur—Villeroy attempts to relieve it—The besiegers make a desperate

assault—The place capitulates—Boufflers is arrested by order of king William—

Campaign on the Rhine, and in Hungary—The duke of Savoy takes Casal—

Transactions in Catalonia—The English fleet bombards St. Maloes and other

places on the coast of France—Wilmot's expedition to the West Indies—A new

ol. pass the bill for regulating trials in cases of high-treason—
esolutions with respect to a new coinage—The commons address the king to

recall a grant he had made to the earl of Portland—Another against the new

Scottish company—Intrigues of the Jacobites—Conspiracy against the life of

William—Design of an invasion defeated—The two houses engage in an asso-

ciation for the defence of his majesty—Establishment of a land-bank—Trial of

the conspirators—The allies burn the magazine at Givet—Lewis XIV. makes

advances towards a peace with Holland—He detaches the duke of Savoy

from the confederacy—Naval transactions—Proceedings in the parliaments of

Scotland and Ireland—Zeal of the English commons in their affection to the

king—Resolutions touching the coin, and the support of the public credit—

Enormous impositions—Sir John Fenwick is apprehended—A bill of attainder

being brought into the house against him, produces violent debates—His defence

—The bill passes—Sir John Fenwick is beheaded—The earl of Monmouth sent

to the Tower—Inquiry into miscarriages by sea—Negotiations at Ryswick—The

French take Barcelona–Fruitless expedition of admiral Neville to the West

Indies—The elector of Saxony is chosen king of Poland—Peter, the czar of Mus-

covy, travels in disguise with his own ambassadors–Proceedings in the congress

at Ryswick—The ambassadors of England, Spain, and Holland, sign the treaty—

A general pacification . . . 2

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