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ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR A VIEW OF THE

H I S T OR Y,
POLITICS,

AND

LITERATURE,

For the YEAR 1762.

THE SIXTH EDITION.

LONDON:
Printed by G. AULD, Greville-Street, Hatton Garden,
FOR W. OTRIDGE AND SON; R. FAULDER; CUTHELL AND MARTIN;
OGILVY AND SON; R. LEA; J. NUNN; J. WALKER;
LACKINGTON, ALLEN, & co.; 2. JEFFERY;

AND VERNOR AND HOOD,

1805,

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PREFACE.

The reader will observe, that, though the negociations by which the war has been so happily terminated, were not entirely closed until the beginning of the present year, we have nevertheless brought all these transactions into the Register for 1702. We thought it more advisable to delay our publication for some days, than leave incomplete an object, which appeared to us so extremely interesting. Accordingly, the reader has before him, in this volume, every thing of moment relative to the last year's part of the war, except the taking of the Manillas, the account of which came very late.

. We return our thanks to those gentlemen, who have been so obliging as to favour us with hints, towards rendering our work more complete. Of some we have been already in a condition to profit; of others we shall take advantage hereafter ; some few,

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