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London:
PRINTED FOR F. AND C. RIVINGTON,

NO. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD;
SOLD ALSO BY J. HATCHARD, NO. 173, PICCADILLY.

1797.

LATELY PUBLISHED,

BY THE SAME AUTHOR,

TWO FORME

TTERS

1. THE TWO FORMER LEtters on the same subject. The

12th Edition, Price 3s. 6d. 2. Three MEMORIALS on French AFFAIRS, written in

the years 1791, 1792, and 1793. The Third Edition,

Price 3s. 6. 3. Two LettERS ON THE CONDUCT OF OUR DOMESTIC

Parties. The Third Edition.

Printed for F. and C. Rivington, No. 62, St. Paul's
Church-Yard; sold also by J. HATCHARD, No. 173,
Piccadilly.
Of the above-mentioned Booksellers may also be had,

MR. BURKE'S WORKS.
Handsomely printed in three volumes, quarto;

Price, in Boards, 31. 35.

NGT

ADVERTISEMENT.

TN the conclusion of Mr. Burke's second I Letter on the Proposals of Peace, he threw out some intimation of the plan, which he meant to adopt in the sequel. A third Letter was mentioned by him, as having been then, in part, written. “ He intend" ed to proceed next on the question of the 6 facilities possessed by the French Repub“ lick, from the internal State of other Nations, and particularly of this, for obtaining “ her ends; and, as his notions were contro“verted, to take notice of what, in that “ way, had been recommended to him.”

But the abrupt and unprecedented conclusion of Lord Malmesbury's first negociation, induced him to make some change in the arrangement of his matter. He took up the question of his Lordship’s mission, as stated in

the

the papers laid before Parliament, his Majesty's Declaration, and in the publick comments upon it; he thought it necessary to examine the new basis of compensation proposed for this treaty; and having heard it currently whispered about, that the foundation of all his opinions failed in this essential point, that he had not shewn, what means we proposed to carry them into effect, he also determined to bring forward the consideration of the absolute necessity of peace, which he had postponed at the end of his first letter. This was · the origin of the letter now offered to the Publick.

The greater part of this pamphlet was actually revised in print by the Author himself, but not in the exact order of the pages. He enlarged his first draft, and separated one great member of his subject for the purpose of introducing some other matter between. Two separate parcels of manuscript, designed to intervene, were found among his papers. One of them he seemed to have gone over himself, and to have improved and aug

mented.

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