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March 3,

March 24.

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of navy, victualling, and tranfport

May 11. bills.

A& for raifing the sum of fourAc to explain and amend the teen millions five hundred pounds augmentation militia act.

by way of annuities. Act to explain and amend the

May 25. provisional cavalry act.

A& for guaranteeing the payAct to explain and amend the ment of the dividends on a loan of a&t for raising men in the several one million fix hundred and twencounties for the army and wavy.

ty thousand pounds to the emperor

of Germany. An act to remove doubts respect Act to amend the act on stamp ing promiffory notes of the governor duties of attorneys' indentures. and company of the bank of Eng. Act to revive and amend the ad land, for payment of sums of money to suspend, for a limited time, the under five pounds.

operation of two acts of the işth

and 17th of his present majetty, for - Act for the regulation of the ma- restraining the negotiation of pro: rine forces while on shore.

missory notes and inland bills of exAct appointing commissioners of change. the land-tax.

A& to revive and continue the

Scotch banking bill. See March 27. Ad to continue the commercial Act for granting to foreign thips acts with America.

the privileges of prize thips, under A& for defraying the pay of the certain regulations. militia in England.

June 6. Act to explain an act for raising

Ad for granting additional daties men for the army and navy in Scot on the amount of certain taxes. land.

Afor the better prevention and Aů to allow the Scotch banks to punishment of attenipts to seduce issue notes for sums under a certain persons serving in the army or navy amount.

from their duty and allegiance. April 24.

June 19. Act for increasing the rates of A& for allowing certain discounts fubfiftence to be paid to inn-keepers, to the contributors of eighteen mil&c. on quartering soldiers.

Jions, raised by anpuities.

June 22. An act for confirming and con Act for granting certain stamp tinuing, for a limited time, the re duties, and securing the duties on ftri&tion contained in the minute of certificates of folicitors, &c. council of the 26th of February,

Ac for continuing the act of re1797, on payments of cash by the striction on payments in cash by the bank.

bank. See May 3. Act for making certain annuities

July 4. created by the parliament of Ire

A& for carrying into execution land transferable, and the divi- the treaty of anity, commerce, dends thereon payable at the bank and navigation with the United of England.

States of America.
Mayo.

Act to amend the act of the 311 Act for increate of pay and pro- of George II. for the due making of whon tu the Icamen and marines. bread.

May 3.

BIOGRAPHICAL

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BIOGRAPHICAL

ANECDOTES AND CHARACTERS.

CHARACTER OF JAMES I. KING OF SCOTLAND.

[From the first Volume of Mr. PINKERTON'S History of SCOTLAND

under the House of STUART.]

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active reigns, and two re- being frequently dedicated to ele. gencies of no superior charactér, a gant writing, and miniature paintmonarch is to succeed, whofe go- ing, to mcchanical arts, and to the vernment is to be distinguithed for cultivation of the garden and the its novelty and vigour; and the orchard. house of Stuart is at last to know a • The features of his government fovereign. James had now attain- it is more difficult to discriminate. ed his thirtieth year; and his prime If we believe fome writers, not of life was yet further recommend- less than three thousand men were ed by every advantage which na- put to death in the two first years tural' talents, and a complete edu- of his reign ; and after the inroad cation, could bestow. In person of Donald Balloch, three hundred he was rather under the middle highland banditti met with the fize, but endued with such firm- fame fate. Happilyy these matters ness and agility as to excell in every are quite unknowi to contempomanly exercise. In wrestling, in rary and authentic monuments of the management of the bow, or our history: the justice of James the spear, in throwing the quoit, fell only on a few nobles, and some in running, in horfemanship, he chiefs of clans; but the numerous yielded to none. But his mental dependants of those victims of eabilities were yet more confpicu- quitable severity embraced every ous. A man of science and learn- occation to excite discontents, and ing, an excellent poet, a master of propagate falsehoods againti the go. mufic, the fame of his accomplish- vernment, fallehoods which have pents reflected glory even on the even paft into the page of history, throne. Illuftrious in every per- for one of the misfortunes of the sonal virtue, free from any personal house of Stuart has confiited in the vice, his very amusements adorned prejudices of several Scotish histo

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rians. If any blame must fall, let latter as their own, and fax not it fall where it ought, upon the that the king in crushing the arif. mis-rule of the house of Albany. tocracy was doing the most effen: To a people who had lived for half tial service to his people. The a century under a loose and dele- plans of James were fagacious and gated government, and who had profound, but sometimes incur the been accustomed to regard licence charge of temerity; and while as liberty, it is no wonder that the they partake of the greatness of gepunishment of crimes seemed quite nius, they are limited by the want a new and strange cruelty : that a of a fufficient power in the Scotifh falutary strength of government ap- monarchy for their complete exepeared despotism : that a neces- cution. In a word James is fully fary and legal taxation affumed entitled to the uncommon characthe shape of tyrannic extortion. ter of a great sovereign, in the arts The commons, led by the nobles, of governmept and of peace.” absurdly regarded the cause of the

The Life of Pope Leo X.

[From Mr. Noble's Memoirs of the ILLUSTRIOUS House of MEDICI.]

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IOVANNI, a younger son at the lowest ebb, and seemed

of Lorenzo the Magnifi- finking into ruin. The Pisans, bascent, obtained by the care of his ing been joined by Genoa and Lucfather a cardinal's hat, when only ca, bid defiance to the Florentines; fourteen years of age, it having instead of acting only upon the debeen conferred upon him by the fensive, they attacked and took favour of pope Innocent VIII. the Arezzo. Cortona fell a vi&tim to friend of Lorenzo. From his bigh Lodovico Sforza, furnamed the rank, and the youth of his brother Moor, duke of Milan, whose fears Pietro's children, he was set, by the of France only kept him from layMedici, at the head of his family, ing fiege to the capital; and when to whom they looked up for pro- this perfidious monster was, in tection in the grievous misfortunes 1500, expelled his dominions by that overwhelmed them.

Lewis XII. it gave no advantage « The cardinal had been includ. to Florence ; and to fill up the ed in the profcription which his measure of her misfortunes, Balibrother's ill conduct had drawn one, her general, deserted to her upon the Medici, and he had un- enemies. dergone a series of extraordinary “ From these misfortunes, and adventures ; but he found in the the unhappy divifions in the repubcourts of Guido and Francesco, lic, Giovanni flattered himself he dukes of Urbino, a friendly asy- might be able to procure the return Jum.

of himself and his family, espect. Florence, it must be remark- ally as cardinal Sforza, as if united ed, after the death of Pietro, was by fimilitude of fortunes, declared

his

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