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Destruction and capture of the Spanish fleet by sir
1719 Recovery of the island of Sicily, and the conquest of
Sardinia .... ibid.
Philip V. accedes to the terms prescribed by the qua-
Particulars of John Law, author of the famous Missisippi
Sir John Blount proposes, under pretence of lowering the
1720 Act of parliament procured for that purport, and books
of subscription opened for granting annuities to such
Ruined and distracted state of the stockholders ibid.
A committee of the house of commons appointed to en-
1721 The chief promoters of that iniquitous scheme punished;
the sufferers indemnified as far as possible, and public
of Austria were secured to the heirs female of the em-
The duke of Berwick passes the Rhine, at the head of a
Rapid progress of the French arms in Italy - ibid.
1735 The emperor sues for peace, and obtains it through the
mediation of cardinal Fleury, the French minister ibid.
1737 The Russians ravage the Crimea, enter the Ukraine, and
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1664 Colbert establishes the French East-India company 39
French West-India trade becomes considerable ibid.
Vast European trade of France during the periocT under
TheFrench commerce receivesatemporary checkfrom the
The colonies of both nations, established in the West-India
Account cf the produce of those islands, and of the wants of
Their booty originally carried to the island of Tortuga,
Their manner of dividing their plunder - ibid.
Their avidity of enjoying the present moment, and disre-
1669 Finds the town totally deserted, and is informed of the arrival
of a Spanish squadron at the entrance of the lake ibid.
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1670 Encouraged by his success, Morgan again puts to sea,
Falls in love with a fair captive, who resists all his amorous
The commanders of those vessels guilty of many cruel
The people of England, incensed at the violences of the
War declared against Spain [oct. 19.] - ibid.
Castillo Grande taken by the British troops, and a passage
opened into the harbour - - ibid.
Misses her, and steers for Canton in China ibid.
1743 Having refitted the Centurion, his only remaining ship, he
again'launches into the Pacific-Ocean, and captures the
She gains the hearts of all her subjects, by her popular
The Austrains defeated, after an obstinate engagement ibid.
and the entire submission of the province of Silesia ibid.