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SCOTS MAGAZINE.

MDCCLXXVI.

VOLUME XXXVIII.

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Ne quid falfi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by A. MURRAY and J. COCHRAN.

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To cath article is annexed the number of the page of this volume in which it is to be found.

1775

03. Nova-Scotia affembly profefs the warmest loyalty. 21.

Nov.

Estates confifcated in Providence and Pennsylvania. 18.

13.

Montreal taken by the provincials. 19.

Dec. 2. The New-York aflembly diffolved by Gov. Tryon. 93.

-31. An unsuccessful attack upon Quebec, in which Gen. Montgomery was killed.

94.312, 14.

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1776.

Jan. 1. Norfolk in Virginia burnt by the King's fhips. 92.

11. Congrefs declare refufers of their paper-currency enemies to their country. 133.

6. Rhode-island assembly forbid correfponding with the British ministry, &c. 18.

7. Martial law proclaimed by Lord Dunmore in Virginia. 21.

to. Gov. Penn examined in the House of Lords. 72.

15. The Duchess of Glocester delivered of a prince at Rome. 53.

17. Robert and Daniel Perreaus executed for forgery. 51.

Feb. 12. Gov. Wright of Georgia retires on board a King's ship. 248.
March 17. Gen. Howe and the British army leave Boston. 254.

-22. A petition of the city of London in favour of America presented to the King.

151.

-13. Congress pafs an act for fitting out privateers. 246.

April 12. The weight of the gold coin finally settled. 237.

15. The trial of the Duchefs of Kingston, for marrying while her former husband was living, begun 186.

15 The Queen delivered of a princefs, Mary. 221, 79.

May 6. The fiege of Quebec raised. 311, 63.

15. Congrefs recommend to the respective colonies to adopt such form of government as they shall judge best. 369.

18. Gen. Burgoyne arrives at Quebec. 363.

Jane 18. Sir P. Parker attacks Sulivan's ifland, and is repulfed 430, 76.

29. Gen. Howe, with the British army, land on Staten island. 423.

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Fly 4 Congress declare the United States of America independent. 433.

7. Mr Matthews, mayor of New York, tried by a committee of the provincial congrefs. 650.

10. Lord Dunmore forced from Virginia. 432, 77.

-25. The foundation-ftone of an observatory laid at Edinburgh. 393.
Aug. 22. The British army land on Long island. 481.

Sept. 4. The foundation-stone laid of a pillar, on Wimbledon common, in
Hartley's invention for fecuring buildings against fire. 564, 615.
A pacific negotiation unsuccessful. 586, 7.

18. The Ruffian fleet reviewed by the Emprefs. 451.

19. Congress publish Lord Howe's declaration for restoring peace, dated June 20. 436.

15. New York got poffeffion of by the King's army. 542, 4.

19. A pacific declaration by the peace-commiffioners. 585.

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11. New York city fet on fire by provincial incendiaries $43, 82.

30. A pardon offered by Gen. Howe to deferters. 588.

08.13 The provincial fleet on Lake Champlain defeated 591, 3.

16: Near a thousand of the inhabitants of New York fubmit. 648.

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19. The city of York congratulate the King on the fuccefs of his Majesty's arms in

America. 560.

31. The King acquaints the parliament, that we must prepare for another cam paign. 562.

Nev. 16. Fort Washington and garrifon furrender to the King's troops. 645, 8.

18. Fort Lee taken by the King's troops. 645

18. The city of London caft in an action to get a preffed man discharged. 620. Dec. 7. The ropehoufe in Portsmouth yard wilfully fet on fire. 672.

12.13. A national fast observed all over Britain and Ireland. 673, 7.

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November, Friday.
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Pag. 363. col. x. l. 5. 6. read—in Florida, and to the province of Georgia, -A correction in a fubfequent gazette.

Notes inclosed thus [ ]; for explaining or illuftrating any thing in a paper or extract, are generally our own. Notes added by the authors of the pieces inferted, or by the compilers of the collections from which we take them, are not fo inclosed. Examples of both may be feen, of the first p. 75. and of the fecond p. 103. of this volume.

References made by letters and figures, when no book is named, point to this collection; the letters directing to the volumes, and the figures to the pages: ex. gr. Scots Magazine, vol. xxxvii. [or Mag. 1775.] p. 661. is thus referred to [xxxvii. 661.] in this volume, P. 49. col. 1. lin. 48.- Vol. i. anfwers to the year 1739, vol. ii, to 1740, and fo on, a volume every year. Figures without letters, point to pages of the volume in which the reference is made.

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