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THE

ANNUAL

REGISTER,

OR A VIEW OF THE

H I STORY,

P O L I TICS,

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LONDON:

Printed by T. Luit D, No. 31, Little Queen-street, for
W. OTRIDGE AND SON; J. SEWELL; CLARKE AND SON; T. HURST;
B. CROSBY; J. BELL; T. EGERTON; R. FAULDER; CUTIELL
AND MARTIN; OGILVY AND SON; R. LEA; J. NUNN;
J. WALKER; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO.
E, JEFFERY; AND VERNOR AND HOOD.

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PREFACE.

HE year 1801 is fraught with a greater number

of important events than any other that has elapsed since the commencement of the Annual Regifter. From the Molucca Islands to the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean there was no country or coast that was not a scene of either military preparation or action, or political negotiation.—Across the Atlantic, the agitations in St. Domingo and Gaudaloupe perplexed France, and alarmed Britain.

The treaties of peace that ensued were many and various : and these, with the new forms of government imposed on states, formerly independent, were certainly not less important than the actions at fea and land, by which they had been preceded.

To the natives and subjects of Great Britain and Ireland the history of 1801 is peculiarly interefing. The meeting of the Imperial Parliament, and the first effects of the union with Ireland in that assembly ; the war in the Baltic with a kindred and hitherto a friendly

nation;

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