Annual Register Volume 1786

Annual Register Volume 1786

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ...out of the kingdom. It was hitherto the Custom that they could not quit Paris without a licence from government; they are now to have the same liberty of free egress and rezrress through through and from every part of the kingdom that they could enjoy in 'their own country. The examination of letters, and other difficulties attending a correspondence in France, were a great grievance not only to merchants, whose private and most secret affairs were thus exposed, but to literary men, and even to common friends. This evil is now removed, and the most perfect security afforded, particularly to merchants, who are admitted to carry on their correspondence in any language or idiom they shall think proper, without any molestation or search whatsoever. We shall reserve any farther observaiions on this treaty to another season, when its discussion will appear in the proper place. France through the course of this year paid themost marked attentention to every department of her marine, and to the promotion of every part of her commerce both foreign and domeliic. With aview to future wars, she likewise endeavoured to increase the number of her naval arlctenals and ports on the ocean (in which she is by nature so defective) for the rcception of ships 'of the line, and the (lation of warlike fleets. The port of Cherburgh, on the coast of Normandy, from its vicinity to England, and lying directly opposite to the coast of Hampsbire, seemed directly calculated for this purpose; and undoubtedly, if its natural defects could be remedied by art, it would prove a most advantageous station to the French fleets in a war with England, and could not fail to become an exceedingly painful and dangerous thorn in the side of that power. The gainst its own subjects, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775155
  • 9781236775153