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OF THE

FRENCH REVOLUTION,

AND OF

THE WARS
RESULTING FROM THAT MEMORABLE EVENT.

COMPREHENDING

THE POLITICAL AND MILITARY ANNALS OF EUROPE,

FROM THE
Meeting of the States General at Versailles in 1789,

TO THE
BATTLE OF WATERLOO,

AND THE
SECOND SURRENDER OF PARIS.
COLLECTED FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES,

BY
JOHN JAMES M-GREGOR:

AND EMBELLISHED WITH PORTRAITS, MAPS, AND PLANS.

They were at length convinced, that an attempt to establish Liberty
in a great nation, by making the people interfere in the common busi-
Dess of government, is of all attempts, the most chimerical! that the
authority of all, with which men are amused, is in reality, no more than
the authority of a few powerful individuals, who divide the Republic
among themselves.

DE LOLME.

VOL. VI.

Waterford :
PRINTED BY JOHN BULL.

1819.

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BOOK V.

THE DIRECTORY.

CHAPTER XV. Pursuit of the French Fleet by Admiral Nelson. --Arrival of the

British Squadron off Alexandria.— Strong defensive position of the French Fleet in Aboukir Bay.- Battle of the Nile.--Great skill and intrepidity displayed by Nelson, who is severely wounded.-Destruction of L'Orient, the French Flag-ship, and Death of Admiral Brueys.—The British obtain a complete Victory.Great joy manifested by the Natives at the result of the Conflict.

-Singular present made by Captain Hallowell to Admiral Nelson.- Captain Berry having sailed for England with the Despatches, is unfortunately captured in the Leander, of fifty gunsi - Universal joy occasioned in England by the intelligence of this glorious Victory.--Admiral Nelson is raised to the Peerage. Further Honours conferred on him and the Officers and Seamen of his Squadron.— The Grand Seignior, the Emperor Paul, and the King of Naples, send valuable presents to the British Admiral, who is created Duke of Bronte, in Sicily.-Capture of several of the Enemy's Vessels by detached Squadrons and single Ships.-Expedition to Ostend, under Major-General Coote and Commodore Popham.--Destruction of the sluices on the Bruges Caval.—The Troops being prevented from re-embarking by the slate of the wiud, are attacked by an overwhelining force of the Enemy, and compelled to surrender after a most gallant defence. .-Capture of the Island of Minorca by Major-General Stewart and Commodore Duckworth.– Evacuation of the Island of St. Domingo by the British. It has been stated in the preceding chapter, that a British squadron, under the command of Sir VOL. VI

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CHAP. XX.

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