Of the present Volume, which forms the Register for the half
year, ending on the 30th of June, 1803, it would, after what has been
stated in the foregoing Prefaces, be unnecessary to say any thing, were
there not now omitted a few of those heads, which are to be found in
the Supplementary part of the preceding Volumes.
The cause of this omission, which consists chiefly of the Naval
and Military Promotions, the List of Patents, the List of New Books,
and the Account of Juridical Proceedings, is, the extraordinary length
of the Public Papers, and the necessity, which their importance created,
of inserting them entire, and in a type that would not render the peru-
sal o' them painful. In the next Volume, which will be less occupied
with Public Papers, there will be room for inost of the heads now omit-
ted; though, as to some of them, it may, perhaps, be determined to ex-
clude them altogether, for the sake of admitting, in their stead, matter
more closely connected with Politics and Political Economy.
The Collection of Public Papers, relating to the dispute between
England and France, is more complete than any other extant, either in
English, or in French ; and, besides the papers, strictly official, there
are two which now make their very first appearance in the English lan-
guage; one, entitled 65
Observations on the King of England's Manifes.
“ 10," the other, " the King of England's Declaration, accompanied
“ with Remarks.” Both these writings, the latter of which is attributed
to the pen of Mr. HAUTRIVE, were first published in the Moniteur;
and, therefore, must have received the approbation of the French go.
vernment, if, indeed, they were not written and promulgated, under its
immediate direction. Be this as it may, they are ca great public im-
portance, not only because they treat of every point in dispute, bring
to light many facts heretofore not publickly known, and display consi-
derable ingenuity and force of argument, but because they contain the
statements and the reasoning, on which the French government has