A complete history of England, from the descent of Julius Caesar, to the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle, 1748 Volume 7; containing the transactions of one thousand eight hundred and three years

 
9781235385599: A complete history of England, from the descent of Julius Caesar, to the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle, 1748 Volume 7; containing the transactions of one thousand eight hundred and three years

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1758 Excerpt: ...became fecretary of ftate. The duke of Argyle was made mafter-general of the ordnance, colonel of his majefty's royal regiment of horfe-guards, and field-marfhal and commander in chief of all the forces in South-Britain; but, finding himfelf difappointed in his expectations of the coalition, he, in lefs than a month, renounced all thele employments. The marquis of Tweedale was appointed fecretary of ftate for Scotland, a poft which had been long fupprefled: Mr. rulteney was fworn of the privy-council, and afterwards created earl of Bath. The earl of Winchclfea and Nottingham was preferred to the head of the admiralty, in the room of fir Charles Wager; and, after the refignation of the duke of Argyle, the earl of Stair was appointed field-marfrial of all his majefty's forces, and ambaffador-extraordinary to the ftates-general. On the feventeenth day of February the prince of Wales, attended by a numerous retinue of his adherents, waited on his majefty, who received him gracioufly, and ordered his guards to be reftored. The lord Carteret and mr. Sandys were the firft who embraced the offers of the court, without the confent or privity of any other leaders in the opposition, except that of mr. Pulteney; but, they declared to their friends, they would ftill proceed upon patriot principles: that they would would concur in promoting 'an inquiry into paft meafures; A.C. 1741. and, in enacting neceffary laws to fecure the conftitution from the practices of corruption.' Thefe profeffions were believed, not only by their old coadjutors in the houfe of commons, but al(b by the nation in general. The reconciliation between the king and the prince of Wales, together with the change in the miniftry, were celebrated with public rejoicings all over the kingdom; and immedia...

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