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For J A NU A RY, 1765.
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I. Debates in the POLITICAL CLUB. XIII. The N. Britons, No. 131. on the
Ariftides's Speech in the Debate on the Necessity of opposing Measures prejudicial
reduction of the Land Forces, 2.--The to the Confitution,

43 Reply made by Periander, ib.- Ariftides's XIV. No. 132. On the Misconduet of Answer, 3. —Thrasybulus's Speech on Naturalization, and the Importance of fome violent Measures, ib. the Irish Trade,

46 II. The Address of the Lords on his XV. No. 133. Relative to the State of Majesty's Speech, with the King's Answer, Portugal to England,

47 4 XVI. No. 134. On the British Consii. III. The Address of the Commons, &c. ś tution,

ib. IV. An Account of a remarkable Robo XVII. A particular Account of the bery in France,

6 Robbery of Lord Harrington, with an Acv. Improvements in Agriculture, 7 count of Jobn Weskei (his Porter) Jobie

VI. A Reply to the Defence of the Ma- Bradley, and James Cooper, who were jority, by the Author of the Defence of the concerned in it, so.-Execution of John Minority, (entire) 9.-Fatal Consequence Weket, with his Confeflion,

54 of seizing Papers, 13.-Original of the XVIII.General Gage's Account of Col. Star Cbamber, 15.-Character of the Bouquet's Expedition amongst the Indians, Budget, said to be wrote by Mr. Legge, and the Peace made with them, 16.-Motion of Sir John Philipps, XIX. Mr. Jopah Colebrook's Account

VII. The Political and Civil Rights of of his Success in the Cure of a Cancer in the Colonists, by James Otis, Efq; Member the Breast, by the use of Green Hemlock, for the City of Boston, 22.-Mr. Dummer's communicated to the Royal Society, 56 Defence of them, ib.-Particular Privi XX. Remarkable Particulars: M. leges of Ireland, 23.—The Original of Voltaire's Declaration against the DictionCivil Government,

25 are Philosophic portatif, 57.--Melancholy VIII. Instructions from the City of Bof- state of the Crew of the Eagle, ib.—New ton, to their Representatives, ib. Orleans ceded to the Spaniards, ib.

IX. An Important Memorial from the The Turkey red Dye, discovered, 58.People of America, to be made use of by Sum to be paid by the French for the fuptheir Agent in London, 27.—Peculiar Pric port of their People in England, ib.-A vileges of the Colonifts, ib.—The Liberty Society of Arts erected in New York, ib. of the People not to be annihilated by any HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. Power,29.-Connections between Britain XXI. Arrival of the French at Bastia, and her Colonies,

31 58.-Departure of some Ships to oppure x. The Life of Lord Chief Justics Jef- the French in the River Gambia, 59.ferys,

33 Petition of the Journey-men Silk-Weavers, XI. Parliamentary History, Proceed- ib.- Loss of the Albion India man, ib. ings on the Bill for granting certain Sums Sessions at the Old Bailey, out of the Sinking Fund,

36 passed on the Publishers of the N. Brit n, XII. An Enquiry into the Doctrine, 60.--AH. Janssen elected City Chambre lately propagated concerning Libels, War- lain, ib.-Mr. Chaworth killed in a Du. rants, &c. by the Father of Candour, in el, 61.--Fate of the Motion relative to a Letter to Mr. Almon, 27.–The Ulage General Warrants, &c. ib. ---Particular; in regard to Trials, ib.--Informations of Mr. Jansen's conduci tince his fai ure, Ex officio, their Consequence, 38.-Pe. ib.- A Contrast, 62.-Character of Sii culiar Privilege of a Member; 39.-Cha- Thomas Harrison,

ib. ratter of a late Chancellor, ib.--Great XXII. Lists of Births, Marriages, use of the Privilege of the Press, 41.--A Deaths, and Promotions, for England, Letter to Mr. Wilkes,

43 62.- for Ireland, With the Haap of His Excellenex the LORD LIEUTENANT, curioully


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which, if they be not obnoxious to ours Debates in the AREOPAGUS of ATHENS. selves, are too few to deter our enemies.

That we are in continual danger from MONG the numerous manuscripts a standing army, is a position, which I inforined of one confitting of many vo in this honourable assembly. We have lumes, containing dehates in the Areopa- had too many initances of the subversion gus, or senate-house of Athens, in which of our government by an armed force, to is displayed the struggles of this politic regard with patience a number of armed and powerful people for freedom, either men almost becoming a legal branch of with respect to thole who would invade the constitution, and voted annually with it from without, or fap it within. Asa as little opposition as the supplies for the part of this manuscript hath fallen into subsistance of the civil government. But our hands, it would be injustice to the as this force is always dangerous, fo, Sir, curiolity of the public, not to indulge it should be always opposed ; at least, them with a fight of it, translated and while I have the honour to fit in this ils copied with as much accuracy and hids. lustrious assembly, it shall never pass withlity as the nature of the subject would out my negative. possibly admit.

At any time, Sir, I would have en. A debate having arisen in this assembly, deavoured to oppose this measure ; but it relative to the number of land forces to be particularly calls upon us to resist it upon employed in the service of that respectable this occafion, when our government, as city; one party was for having their at present, is so poor, and so little able to numbers reduced from seventeen thou. afford an unnecessary expence; and also fand to a much inferior armament; and at a time when our ministers seem so it is said, that Ariftides, a principal speaker willing to encroach upon the privileges of in the cause of liberty, delivered himself the people. We are laden with an imto this purpose :

mense debt, which it may be never in our « Honoured President,

power to pay, unless some effectual mea

sures be taken for redress. So that if Whenever I hear our ministry make we had greater need at present, than we use of the words oeconomy and parfimo- have for a standing army (and in this preny, in the distribution of public money, sent time of peace I cannot in the lealt see or in the railing taxes upon the people, how they can be needful) yet we ought their professions give me pleasure, and I to retrench their numbers, as the debt of look to their actions for the performance. the nation is the inost pressing occasion Few perhaps have made more ample pro- of the two : I would therefore have this feffions than they who now guide the assembly consider of the properest methods helm of affairs; but when we bring those of obviating the dangers that may arise professions to the touchstone of facts, I from keeping up a constant ftanding arown, it gives me the highest surprize. my, and of redresling the evils that are Would not one expect to fee, from the hourly encroaching upon us from the intenor of their assurances, that our taxes crease of the national debt." were shortly to be leffened, and our The next who spoke upon this occagrievances redressed; that every possible fion, was Periander, to the following method of diminishing the burthen of our effect : debts was to be tried ; and that we were “ There have been seasons of opposia going forward in the most steady prospects tion in every governmeni, and the preof speedy dilencumbrance.

sent juncture seems ihat in which some But how, Sir, do we find these pro- pretended patriots are willing to oppose miles fulfilled, and those pleasing hopes right or wrong. This measure of emgratifid. Why, here we are presented ploying a certain number of land forces, with the firft effort of minifterial parfi- has been allowed for a series of years ; mony; we are dared to give our vote aliosed and contended for even by the for ruiting a number of men, of which very gentleman at present fo ftrenuous the nation in the tinies of a profound in opposition ; yet now all of a sudden, peace hath scarce any occasion ; and his methods of reasoning seem altered :


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