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HAVING AVING now completed a volume of the Scors MAGAZINE, the Editors feel themfelves called upon, to exprefs their grateful fenfe of the very liberal fupport they have received, and to return their most fincere thanks to their friends, fubfcribers, and correfpondents, for their patronage and favour.

It was not without anxiety and diffidence, that they undertook the task of conducting fo useful and refpectable a publication, and the refponfibility attached to it often bears hard upon their minds. To give tricking and juft fpecimens of the literature and poetry of the prefent day-to make a faithful record of thofe inventions and improvements, which the fertile and reftlefs genius of man is continually bringing forward into notice-to fet before the public the discoveries made in the natural as well as the moral world, by travellers and voyagers-and finally, to give an impartial, accurate, and authentic account of the great events which at prefent agitate the political world, together with a juft narration of domeftic occurrences, is a matter of no flight moment; it is, however, the indifpenfible duty of the Editors to lay all thefe before their readers. How far fuch topics have been properly handled, and the chief objects of the publication accomplished, to the fatisfaction of every one, it is impoffible to determine; but the flattering marks of approbation, given by many good judges, encourage the profecution of the Work with all the diligence and attention the Editors are capable of beftowing upon it.

When they reflect upon the prefent agitated state of Europe, the extraordinary events of the war, and the peculiar fituation tins Country is in at this moment, they feel it no eafy undertaking, to deliver fuch an impartial narrative as will bear the teft of after times. All they can fay is, that no circumftance of moment fhall knowingly be omitted, nor fhall any be wilfully mifreprefented. Keeping all these things ever in their view, the Editors may humbly hope to afford fome aid in forming the public tafte, as well as in furnishing materials for the hiftorians of future



The Editors, in their first addrefs, took the liberty of requefting communications for this Work, particularly for the Biographical department they again beg leave to renew that requeft, fince no degree of learning, nor of literary research, can fupply thofe materials of biography, which it may be the good fortune of many individuals to poffefs.

By profecuting their plan with fidelity, industry, and candour, they hope to merit the patronage of their Countrymen, and the Public at large, to a Work which, they take the liberty to fay, bears the character of a national and popular publication.

Edinburgh, 10th Feb.


A Short Recapitulation of the PRINCIPAL EVENTS in 1794.



6. William Skirving convicted of Sedition before the High Court of Juftici- Leith for England-The West Lowland 3. The Gordon fencibles embark at ary, and sentenced to fourteen years ba- fencibles, a few days before, embarked at nishment to Botany Bay.-13. Maurice Fort George for the fame fervice.-9. Margarot convicted of the fame crime, Danton and his adherents guillotined at and fentenced to the fame punishment. Paris, on the accufation of Robespierre. Intelligence received of the evacuation of 18. The allies fuccefsfully attack the Toulon by the Allies.-21. Parliament French near Cateau, and commence the meets-Divifion of the Lords in favour of fiege of Landrecy.-23. The Pomone and the addrefs 97 to 12-of the Commons Babet French frigates taken by the Flora 277 to 59.-25. A heavy fall of fnow, and and Arethufa British frigates.-26. The a fevere gale of wind from the E. N. E. by French are repulfed with great lofs near which confiderable damage is done to the Cateau.-30. The Pruffian fubfidy laid shipping. Intelligence received that Pon- before Parliament, and approved of. dicherry had furrendered to the British Landrecy furrenders to the allies. Clairforces in August 1793.-29. At Dublin fait's army, which covered Oftend, attackHamilton Rowan found guilty of published by the French under Pichegru, and. ing a feditious libel-efcapes foon after from fuperior numbers obliged to retreat. from prifon, and gets fafe to France.


5. Mr Pitt opens the budget -The fupplies, twelve millions. Lord Cornwallis arrives from India.-9. The Duke of York arrives from the Continent.-19. St Fiorenzo in Corfica furrendered to the British. -26. A general faft obferved throughout Scotland-In England on the 28th. Fifteen people crushed to death in endeavouring to get in at the pit door of the Little Theatre in the Haymarket.


1. King of Denmark's palace at Chrif. tianburg burnt.-3. The Duke of York departs for the Continent.-17. Jofeph Gerald found guilty of fedition before the High Court of Jufticiary, and fentenced to fourteen years banishment to Botany Bay; Mr Adam's motion refpecting Muir and Palmer, that an address should be prefented to his Majefty, praying him to extend his mercy to them, &c. negatived 172 to 32. All the fubfequent motions in their favour were in like manner negatived. 22. Martinique furrendered to the British forces.-24. A meffage delivered to Parhament from his Majefty refpecting an increase of the militia, and providing for internal defence.-29. The French open the campaign by an attack on the Auftrians near Cambray, in which they are repulfed with confiderable lofs.-30. St Lucia furrendered to the British. Troops of fencible cavalry raised in most of the

counties of Scotland-followed foon after by the establishment of volunteer corps in the principal towns.

The Duke of York marches to form a junction with Clairfait.


11. The French attack the allies near Tournay, and are repulsed with great lofs. liament refpecting the feditious practices -12. A meffage from his Majesty to Parcarried on by certain focieties, &c. which is followed up by an appointment of Secret Committes of both Houfes, who report on the fubject.-17. Several perfons (Watt, Downie, Orrock, &c.) apprehendA number of perfous apprehended in Loned at Edinburgh for fabricating pikes, &c. don for treafonable practices; among o thers, Hardy, Horne Tooke, Joyce, Thelwall, Martin, &c. &c.-17. The Habeas thrown over, or falls from Salisbury Craigs Corpus act fufpended.-23. A woman is near Edinburgh. After the minutest enquiry nothing could be difcovered as to ed.-17. & 18. The allies make an attack the manner in which the accident happenfeated with confiderable lofs.-20. The on the French in five columns, but are dePrincess Elizabeth, after a mock trial before the revolutionary tribunal at Paris, inhumanly guillotined.-22. The French make a general attack on the combined army, and are repulsed, after a long and obftinate engagement. Baftia in Corfica Auftrians under General Kaunitz defeat furrenders to the British forces.-24. The the French near Fountaine l'Eveque where they loft 50 pieces of cannon, and about 500 men.


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