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James Graham, Dr. Bowring, Mr. M. Attwood, Lord John Russell,

Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Ellice, Lord Palmerston, Lord Stanley, Mr. Roe-

buck, and other Members—The Debate is continued by Adjournment

for three nights-On a Division the Resolutions are negatived by 174

to 49~The same Subject comes under Discussion a few nights after-

wards on a Motion by Mr. Villiers for a Select Committee on the Corn-

laws-Mr. Fielden seconds the Motion-It is opposed by Mr. P.

Howard and Sir C. Napier-Sir Robert Peel complains of the Obstruc-

tion offered to Business by the Opposition-lle vindicates the New

Corn-law and Financial Measures, and states his Opinions respecting

the Effects of Machinery on the Employment of the People, and his

Prospects of the Improvement of Trade-Speeches of Lord John Rus-

sell, Mr. Cobden, and Lord Howick— Mr. Villiers' Motion is rejected

by 231 to 117-Lord Brougham introduces the Subject of the National

Distress in the House of Lords in moving for a Select Committee-He

discusses at large the Principles of Commercial Policy-Speeches of

Earl of Ripon, Earl of Stanhope, Lord Kinnaird, Marquess of Clanri-

carde, Viscount Melbourne, and Earl of Radnor-Lord Brougham's

Motion is rejected by 61 to 14-The great Chartist Petition is presented

in the Houss of Commons-Its vast Bulk and Number of Signatures

- Procession of Petitioners and singular Spectacle at the Presentation

-Debate on the Petition introduced by Mr. T. Duncombe who moves

that the Petitioners be heard by Counsel at the Bar - Motion seconded

by Mr. Leader, and supported by Messrs. Roebuck, Hume, Wakley,

Villiers, O'Connell, and Muntz—Opposed by Mr. Macaulay, Lord F'.

Egerton, Mr. Hawes, Mr. Oswald, Lord John Russell, and Sir Robert

Peel-The Motion rejected by 287 to 49.


Lord Ashley's bill for restraining the Employment of Women and Chil-

dren in Mines and Collieries-Extracts from the Report of the Com-

missioners of Inquiry-Impression made by Lord Ashley's statement

upon the House of Commons-Speeches of Mr. Fox Maule, Lord F.

Egerton, Sir J. Graham, and other Members-Leave given to bring in

the Bill nem. con.-Rapid progress of the measure in the House of

Commons --St is passed with slight opposition--It is introduced in an

altered form in the House of Lords. Debates on the Second Reading

- Lord Wharncliffe states the intentions of the Government respecting

it-Lord Londonderry moves, that it be read a second time that day

six months, but the Motion is not seconded. Speech of Lord Brougham

before going into Committee-Various amendments are proposed and

negatived, and the Bill passed-Debates in the House of Commons on

the Lords' Amendments-Charges against the Government made by

Lord Palmerston and Mr. C. Buller-Sir R. Peel vindicates the Minis-

ters-The Amendments agreed to-Bribery at Elections - Singular

result of proceedings before Committees–General reports respecting

compromises of Petitions—Mr. Roebuck undertakes an inquiry-He

addresses questions to the Members for Reading, Nottingham, Har-

wich, Penryn and Lewes—Their answers---Mr. Roebuck states his

charges and moves for a Select Committee-Mr. Fitzroy seconds the

notion-Adjourned debate-Speeches of Mr. Wynn, Mr. Ward, Lord

Palmerston, Sir R. Inglis, Sir R. Peel, Lord J. Russell, Lord Stanley,

and others- Mr. Roebuck amends his Motion, which is then carried

without a division-Mr. T. Duncombe proposes a test for the Com-

mittee, which is rejected-Noinination of the Committee-An Act of


Law Reforms—The Lord Chancellor gives notice of Bills relatiug to

Bankruptcy, Lunacy, and County Courts-His Speech on the Second

Reading-They pass the House of Lords--County Courts’ Bill is post-

poned till the following Session-The other two Bills carried-Lord

Cainpbell proposes Bills to alter the constitution of Courts of Appeal-

They are rejected in the House of Lords—Marriage Law-Motion of

Lord F. Egerton, for leave to bring in a Bill to legalise Marriages con-

tracted with deceased Wife's Sister-Speech of Sir R. Inglis against

the Motion-It is supported by Mr. Milnes, Mr. Borthwick, Mr. C.

Buller, and Mr. C. Wood; and opposed by Mr. Goulburn, Lord Ashley,

the Solicitor-General, and Mr. O'Connell-On a Division it is negatived

by 123 to 100—Bill for the better Protection of the Royal Person, intro-

duced by Sir Robert Peel, in consequence of the outrages of Bean and

Francis-It is carried immediately in both Houses--Church Rates ; Sir

John Easthope's Bill for their Abolition-It is opposed by Sir R. Inglis

and Mr. Goulburn, and rejected by 162 to 82-Grant to Maynooth

College-Mr. Plumptre, Mr. Bateson, Sir H. Smith, Colonel Verner,

and other Members speak against it --Speech of Lord Eliot-It is

affirmed by a majority of 47—Poor Law Amendment Bill, introduced

by Sir J. Graham-Principal Objects and Provisions of the Measure -

A few of the Clauses are carried, and the rest postponed-Mr. Escott

makes a motion against the principle of excluding Out-door Relief-Sir

James Graham opposes it, and it is rejected after a Discussion, by 90 to

55-Review of the Session-Lord Palmerston moves for Returns to

show the number of Bills brought into the House of Commons, and the

Result as to each-He reviews the Domestic and Foreign Policy of the

Government at great length, and with much sarcasm-He is ably an-

swered by Sir Robert Peel, who retorts severely on the Whig party-

Prorogation of Parliament by the Queen, on the 12th of August-Her

Majesty's Speech-Concluding Remarks




APFGHANISTAN.-Collision with the Eastern Ghilzies-Causes of the

Quarrel-Reduction of stipulated Payment-Kafila seized at Tezeen

-Sir Robert Sale sent to force the Khoord Cabul Pass-The Pass

carried-March of Sir R. Sale to Jellalabad-Severe contest in the

Jugdulluck Pass-Arrival at Jellalabad--Position of the British Forces

at Cabul-Situation of the Cantonments-Outbreak of the Insurrection

at Cabul-Cause of this-Murder of Sir Alexander Burnes and other Offi-

cers—Troops withdrawn into Cantonments from the Seeal Sung Camp

-Attacks of the Affghans upon the British Cantonments—Sir W. Mac-

naghten negociates with the hostile Chiefs—Terms agreed upon-Plot

Jaid for the Envoy-Secret Agreement entered into between Sir W.

Macnaghten and Akbar Khan-Murder of Sir W. Macnaghten and

Captain Trevor-Renewal of Negotiations with the Affghan Chiefs-

Additional Terms agreed upon—The British troops leave the Canton-

ments-Treacherous Attacks of the Affghans-Perfidy of Akbar Khan

--Hostages given up to him-Continued attacks of the Affghans-The

Ladies are placed under the Protection of Akbar Khan-Destruction

of the native Indian Troops in the Huft Kothul Pass--Miserable Situa.

tion of the British Forces in the Tezeen Valley-General Elphinstone de-

tained Prisoner by Akbar Khan-Destruction of H. M.'s 44th Regiment

-Massacre of the Officers, and Escape of Dr. Brydon—The Affghans

invest Jellalabad–Gallant Conduct of Sir Robert Sale-Measures taken

by the Indian Government-Lord Ellenborough arrives at Calcutta,

Troops collected at the Mouth of the Khyber Pass under Brigadier Wild

-Failure of attempt to force the Pass


AFFGHANISTAN continued-General Pollock takes the command, and de-

termines to force the Khyber Pass-Description of the Defile—The Fort

Ali Musjid taken by the British Troops–March of the Army through

the Khyber Pass-Arrival at Jellalabad-Account of the Operations there

previously-Important Victory of the Garrison over the Afghans headed

by Akbar Khan-Death of General Elphinstone-Occurrences at Cabul

-Murder of Shah Soojah-His son Futteh Jung proclaimed King-Long

Detention of the British Troops at Jellalabad-Akbar Khan treats for

the Surrender of his Prisoners-Situation of the Prisoners - State of

Affairs at Cabul-General Pollock advances from Jellalabad-Futteh

Jung joins the British Camp-Conflict at Jugdulluk-Description of

the different Passes and Defiles-Final Defeat of Akbar Khan in the

Tezeen Valley—The British Army reaches Cabul-Release of the Prie

soners-Proclamation by the Governor-General for the Evacuation of

Affghanistan-General McCaskill sent into Kohistan-Defeat of the

Affghans at Istaliff-Destruction of the Grand Bazaar at Cabul—The

British Forces evacuate Cabul-March to Peshawur-Jellalabad dea

stroyed-Arrival at Peshawur-Evacuation of Quetta by General Eng-

land—March through the Bolan Pass-Proclamations by the Governor-

General.-CANDAHAR and GHUZNEE.—The Insurrection spreads to the

Candahar District-Colonel Maclean fails in attempting to reach Cabul

-Candahar invested by the Insurgents—Victory gained by General

Nott-Failure of the Affghans in a nocturnal Attack on Candabar-

General England attempts to reinforce General Nott-Ill-success of this

Enterprise-State of Garrison at Ghuznee- Treachery of the Inhabita

ants—Surrender of Ghuznee by Colonel Palmer–His Reasons for

evacuating the Fortress Treachery of the Ghazees-Attack upon the

British Troops-Destruction of the Sepoys, and Captivity of the Officers

-Prisoners sent to Cabul-General Nott advances from Candahar to

join General Pollock at Cabul --Description of his Line of March

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