A View of Universal History, from the Creation to the Present Time: Including an Account of the Celebrated Revolutions in France, Poland, Sweden, Geneva &c. &c. Together with an Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Late Military Operations; and Other Important Events, Volume 2

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G. Kearsley, 1795 - World history
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