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Extract of à Letter from Lord Macartney to the Court of Directors, dated Fort
St. George, 14th May, 1782.

"Whatever can be done for the public service, attainable by ability, resolution, and address, will be accomplished by Mr. Sullivan, whose mind is awake to every object within his reach, or within his view. We have thought it necessary, in our circumstances, to devolve upon him a considerable share of administration to the southward; as far as we could venture to do so, under the particular controul and restraint under which we have placed ourselves."

Extra of a Letter from Lord Macartney, and bis Council, to the Curt of Direc tors, dated Fort St. George, 5th September, 1782.

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Copies of the most important of the letters and papers to which Mr. in the packet. They will evince the magSullivan alludes, go a No. nitude of the object which has so much engaged his solicitude, and his active zeal and ability, in the management of that branch of the administration which has fallen to his share. We lament, for your sakes, that that share has been circumscribed; and that, not possessing them ourhe powers requested: because selves, we could not invest him with the we are persuaded he would have employed them to the advancement of your essential interests,"

Such is the sum of the matters contained in the original Narrative, and its accompanying documents. The copy now reprinted, and from which the above summary has been taken, is followed by some further observations on the subject of the transactions relative to the ship Elizabeth; and we cannot, without injustice to Mr. Sullivan, conclude this article without adducing the following passages:

"If the judgment of a public body can afford any ground for inferring the opinions and sentiments of those who pronounced that judgment, every equitable and honest mind must infer from that of the Court of Directors, that, although the act itself upon which they pronounced was judged to be contrary to the letter of the law in favour of the monopoly of the Com. pany, and therefore it became necessary, for precedent and example, that they should mark their disapprobation of similar transactions; yet that they considered themselves bound, in justice to Mr. Sullivan, so to express that disapprobation, as to confine it to such part of the transaction as related to the infringement of their monopoly; and thus, by fair inference, to justify him from imputation in any other part. And the more espe cially, as the Company had thought, proper to direct their solicitor to commence suits at law, or in equity, against one of their servants (who held an high office in India at the period of those transactions in the Indian seas), on account of his conduct respecting the French ship.'

"In 1790, not two years subsequent to the date of the Resolution of the 5th November, 1788, and when the transaction to which that Rese lution refers must have been fresh in the recollection of the Court of Directors, Mr. Sullivan had the gratification of receiving the most satisfactory proof that he had not suffered in their favourable opinion; a majority of them having, separately, assured him of their support, if he should suc. ceed in an application to the Minister, with a view to obtaining the Government of Madras."

INDEX.

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Avarice, curious instance of the height
to which it may be carried, 160.

B

Bampton Lectures, account of their plan
and principles, 232.

Bank of France, atrocious robberies on
the, 462; causes of the shock or bank-
ruptcy of it, 463.

Banker, his business considered, 461.
Barracks, their erection of great utility
to the country, 94.
Batavia, account of the bay of, 125:
fatal effects of the climate, 126.
Beattie, Dr. comparison between him and
Dr. Priestley, 41; his animadversion
on Hume's Dialogues, 44.

Beauty, female, qualities requisite for,

362.

Bengal, amount of its population, 71; its
importance to England, 71.
Blasphemy, horrible picture of its preva-
lence in Holland since the Revolution,

155.

Blasts, downright, instructions to guard.
against their fatal consequences, 305.
Blunders, not confined to Ireland, 58.
Booksellers, Scotch, their partiality in
the Pictonian prosecution, 286.
Brazilians, probability of their attempt-

ing to gain independence, 33,
Brazils, the transfer of the Portuguese
Government to the, considered, 34.
Breakfast, singular bill of fare of one at
Paris, 365.

Bull, Bishop, his opinion of original sin,
243.

Bulls, proved not to be confined to Ireland,

58.

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C

Cæsar and Cato, parallel between, 13.
Calabrians, the rousing of their spirit not
to be attributed to the present Mini-
stry, but to the late, 405.
Calendar, the republican, derived from
the Dutch inhabitants at Batavia, 125.
Calvin, remarks on his doctrine and wri-
tings, 237.

Calvinists, their violent opposition to
conscientious Churchmen, 233.
Campo de Villarica, account of that fer-
tile valley, 482.

Cathedral at Funchal, account of the, 25.
Catiline's address to his soldiers on the
eve of a battle, 14.
Castlereagh, Lord, anecdote of, proving
his humanity, 66.
Caung-Shung, account of this extraordi-
nary King of Cochin-China, 133; his
naval and military forces, 135.
Celts, ingenious observations respecting

their origin, 259.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, proofs of
his political derangement, 206.
Characters, popular, strictures on, 413.
Charles I. his death attributed to the fa-
naticism of the army, 227.

his conduct with that of Lewis
XVI. contrasted, 396; his domestic
character, 396.
Christianity, reflections on the conver-
sion of savages to, 30.

its rapid approach to ex-
tinction in France, 169.

not to be attacked by irony
and ridicule, 435.
Church, Gallican, remarks on the schism
prevailing in the, 163.

schisms excited in the bosom of
the, 233.

its small emoluments a cause of
diminishing the number of the Clergy,

445.

Church, Catholic, its doctrine on origi-
nal sin, 242.

Church of England, its doctrine respect-
ing original sin, 244.

Church and state, necessity of the strictest
harmony between them, 328.
Civilization, remarks on its definition,
115; erroneously asserted to be inju-
rious to population, 116.

remedy for the ill effects of,

117.

its baneful effects in engen-
dering learning, science, and the arts,

123.

Clergy, their influence at Madeira and
Teneriffe, 26; their abundance in Rio
de Janeiro, 29.

Clergy, French, attachment of the people
to the nonjuring, 168.

Climate in England, general remarks on
the variation of the, 338.

its real change to be attributed
to the change of the style, 340.

-, erroneous opinion of its fre-
quent change refuted, 343.
Cochin-China, reflections on the igno-
rance of the English respecting, 24.
account of that country,
hitherto so little known, 129; histori-
cal sketch of its political state, 131;
treaty between its King and Lewis XVI.
of France, 131; advantages thence re-
sulting to the latter, 136.

articles of commerce sup-
plied by, 138; the King favourable to
the English, 138.

Colon, its use not easily ascertained, 421.
Colonies, probability of the old declaring

themselves independent, and necessity
of establishing new ones, 469; rules
for their establishment, 471.

-, projects of France towards
new ones, 471.
Commerce, definition of the term of,

461.

Confederacy, the late Continental, its
failure owing to the precipitancy of
Austria, 404.
Confidence, private, atrocity of betray-
ing, 370.

Congruity of merit, inquiry into the doc-
trine of, 349.

Connoisseurs, pointed observations on,

263.

Controversy, Pictonian, summary of the,

183.

Convulsions, their general prevalence in
France, and their fatality, 479.
Countries, Catholic, source of the wretch-
edness and dirt in, 273.
Country gentlemen, characteristics of the,

376.

Cotton-yarn, arguments on the impor

tance of its importation from India, 78.
Craniology, principles of this modern
science, 204; political advantages to
be derived from it, 209.
Cranmer, his conduct at the Reforma-
tion, 235.

Credulity, the victim to, described, $90.
Criticism, genuine, characteristics of,

434.

Critics, general observations relating to
them, and their comments on our old
writers, 10.

censure of the unprincipled con-
duct of modern, 84.
Cromwell, eulogy on, 227.

Curates' Act, remarks on the tenor of the,
110.

Currents at sea, always travel in right
lines, 305.

Custom,

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mendation for the restoration of the
present rotten fabric of society, 118.
Etruria, honourable conduct of the Queen
of, 275.

Evaporation, ingenious remarks on, 382.
Evils, minor, specimens of, in a satirical
respect, 307.
Excommunication, some particulars rela-
tive to a late, 63.

-, necessity of being an armed na-
tion, 96.
athusiasm, religious, necessity of dis-
arming its hostile efforts, 101.
piscopalians and Puritans, erroneous
statement respecting, 423.
itaph, Gray's, in Latin, 331.
quality, perfect, its foolish recom-

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F

Faery Queen, Spenser's, general remarks
on, 5; allegory of the character, 6.
Fame, posthumous, declamation on the
insignificance of, 483.

Fatalism, the fashionable religion of the
Par sians and of the armies, 165.
Females, their exclusion from all places
of worship dedicated to St. Cuthbert,
139; punishment of two for profaning
this custom, 140.
Ferney, account of an excursion to, 270.
Fish, astonishing number of, reported to

exist near the shore of Amsterdam
Island, 124.

Fitz-James, the Duke of, sale of his
estate during the Revolution, 165.
Fitzherbert, Mis. remarks on the reports
of her third marriage, 192; impro-
priety of her attachment to the Prince,
298.

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French Government, nature of its present
form, 407.

Frenchman, atrocious anecdote of a, 32.
Fullarton, Col. remarks on his ostenta-
tion, 199; censured for a pamphlet
written and disseminated in Trinidad,
200; his conduct towards the rebellious
Polygar chiefs, 202; his concurrence
on the first Proclamation after his arri-
val at Trinidad, 173; his neglect to
consult Commodore Hood on the oc-
casion, 173; his appointment as joint
Commissioner proved, 174; his recur-
rence to retrospective matters, con-
trary to his instructions, 175.
Funchal, the capital of Madeira, de-
scribed, 25.

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Holland, influence of the Revolution on
the morals of the people in, 155.
Hood, Commodore, points at issue in the
contest with Col. Fullarton, 178.
House of industry at Limerick, lamentable
account of the, 59.

House of Commons, extent of its legal
power, 401.

Human capacity, its limits defined, 451.
Hume, Mr. censured by Dr. Beattie, 44.
Husbandry, statement of the present sys-
tem of, in Bengal, 72.
Hydrophobia occasioned by the bite of
enraged men, 126.

I

Jacobinism, its prevalence still main-
tained, 377.

Javanese, inquiry into the benevolence
attributed to them, and to all Hindoos,
128.

Jefferys, Mr, general remarks on the
publications of, 186; source of his mis-
fortunes, 187; his complaints against
Government, 190; remarks on his
bankruptcy, 197.

Innocence, no protection from the viru-
lence of party rage, 481.
Insanity alleged as a palliative for literary
incapacity, 292.

Inscription, specimen of a modern in the
cathedral at Exeter, 51.
Intelligence, literary, 448.
Intelligencies, their division into direct
and compound, 450.
Intoxication, fatal effects of, propensity
of literary men to it, 89.
Intrigue, certainty of its final detection
and exposition, 442.
Invasion, the possibility of its taking
place considered, 95.
Investigation, the delicate, observations
respecting, 104.

Irish, superstitious credulity of the pea
santry, 55.

Iron mine, account of the only one in
Portugal, 488.

Judgment, the last, conditions on which
the tenor of our sentence will depend,

151.

Jugurtha, his device in attacking the
army of Metellus, 18.

Julian, the Emperor, inconsistent opi-
nions of the Edinburgh Reviewers re-
specting the writings of, 455.
Justification by faith, the opinion of the
Church of England respecting it proved
to be Lutheran, 355.

K

Knowledge, and its three grand divisions,
ingenious chart of, 456.

Labour,

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