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P R E F A CE.
HE History of the year 1778, is
more confined in its nature than that of many others. It is more properly the History of the British Nation, however separated, or into whatever divisions unhappily thrown, than that of the world in general, or of Europe in particular. If it is therefore less interesting to Foreigners, it is proportionally the more so to English
It records matters in which they are all concerned. No man, nor no ftation, can be free from their consequences. No common apathy can afford an indiffersectator. We are exhibited upon the
catre of action, to perform a part conspicuous and perilous, and the still in a gaze for the event.