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T. C. HANGARD, PRINTER, PATER NOSTRR ROW.

CONTENTS.

Speech from the Throne-Speeches of the Duke of Wellington and Earl

Grey on the Address - Discussion on the Address in the House of Com.

mons-Amendment moved by Mr. Hume and Mr. O'Connell-Discus-

sion as to an imputation on some Irish Member, uttered in a Speech made

at Hull-Charge against Mr. Sheil-Lord Althorp and Mr. Sheil com-

mitted to the custody of the Sergeant-at-Arms—Their discharge-Com-

mittee appointed to investigate the matter-Result of the Investigation
-Charges made by Mr. O'Connell against Baron Smith-Select Com-

mittee appointed to inquire into them—The vote for the Appointment

of the Committee rescinded-Debate on Mr. O'Connell's Motion for a

Committee to investigate the propriety of Repealing the Union-Ad-

dress to the King, declaratory of the determination of the House to

maintain the Union-Address concurred in by the Peers—The King's

Answer.

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CHAPTER II.

State of the Cabinet on Irish Ecclesiastical questions-Mr. Ward's Motion

for a Reduction of the Irish Church Establishment-Schism in the Mi-

nistry on the subject

of the appropriation of Church Revenues-Re-

signation of Mr. Stanley, Sir

James Graham, the Duke of Richmond,

and Earl of Ripon--The King's Declaration in favour of the Church

Commission issued to inquire into the Irish Church-Debate on Mr.

Ward's Motion-Discussion in the House of Lords regarding the Issu-

ing of the Commission-Resolutions by Government concerning Tithes

in Ireland, proposed —Opposition of the Agitators—Bill founded on the

Resolutions brought in-Debate on the Second Reading--Alterations

made in the Bill to conciliate the Irish Opposition-Debate on Motion,

by Mr. O'Connell, to appropriate Church Revenues to purposes of

Public Utility-Farther Alterations introduced into the Bill-Debate on

the New Resolution proposed by Government.

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CHAPTER III.

Bill for renewing the Irish Coercion Act introduced into the House of

Lords-- Private correspondence of Meinbers of the Government with the

Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland-Bill read a second time-Attacks of Mr.

O'Connell against Ministers on account of the Bill —Secret cominuica-

tions made to him by Mr. Littleton regarding the opinions and inten-

tions of the Governinent in relation to certain Provisions of the Bill

restraining Public Meetings – The Cabinet determine that these clauses

shall be retained--Disclosures made in the House of Commons by Mr.

Littleton and Mr. O'Connell-Mr. Littleton tenders his Resignation,

which is refused-Debate on Motion to refer the Papers on the State of

Ireland to a Select Committee—Mr. O'Connell gives notice of a Motion

for production of the correspondence with the Lord-Lieutenant-The

Chancellor of the Exchequer resigns-In consequence of his Resigna-

tion, Earl Grey resigns-Explanations by these Ministers as to the

Causes of their Retirement- Viscount Melbourne made Prime Minister

-Lord Althorp, withdraws his resignation and continues in office as

Chancellor of the Exchequer-Coercion Bill withdrawn in the House

of Lords, and discussion thereon-Debate in the Lords on Motion for

production of the Lord-Lieutenant's letter. .

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CHAPTER IV.

Modified Coercion Bill introduced into the House of Commons-Debate

thereon-Resolution proposed regarding the Poor in Ireland--Bill read

a second time--Amendments moved by Mr. O'Connell--Bill passes-

Proceedings and Discussions on the Bill in the House of Lords-Tithe

Bill resumed-Debate on Mr. O'Connell's Motion to postpone the

Committee for six months-Mr. O'Connell's Ainendment to relieve the

tithe-payers immediately from forty per cent carried against Ministers

-The Bill passes-Debate on the Second Reading in the House of

Lords, who throw out the Bill-Irish Church Temporalities' Bill. [133

CHAPTER V.

State of Ecclesiastical Questions, and the Claims of the Dissenters in

England-Petitions for Separation of Church and State-Motion in the

Commons to exclude the Bishops from Parliament-Petition of some

Members of the University of Cambridge to Admit Dissenters to take

Degrees--Motion for an Address to the King to Recall the Regulations

Preventing Dissenters from taking Degrees--Motion withdrawn, and

Leave given to bring in a Bill to effect the same Object-Counter

Petitions from Cambridge and Oxford-Debate on the Second Reading

of the Bill for the Admission of Dissenters—Speeches of Mr. Estcourt,

Mr. Wynn, Mr. Spring Rice, Mr. Goulburn, Mr. Stanley, and Sir R.

Peel—l'he Bill is Passed-Debate on the Second Reading in the Lords

-Speeches of the Earls of Radnor- The Dukes of Gloucester and Welling-

ton-Lord Melbourne- The Lord Chancellor— The Bishop of Exeter

The Lords reject the Bill-Motion in the Commons for the Abolition of

Church Rates-— The Motion withdrawn in respect of Government

heing about to introduce a Measure to Relieve the Dissenters froin

Church Rates_The Ministerial Plan is laid before the House--The

Dissenters violently oppose it, and it is withdrawn-Bill to authorize

the Celebration of Marriage by Dissenting Clergymen in Dissenting

Meeting-houses—Is opposed by the Dissenters, and withdrawn-Peti-

tions for Commutation of Tithé-Resolutions and Plan of Ministers for

Commuting Tithes—The Measure is not proceeded with Proceedings

in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland regarding Patron-

age.

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CHAPTER VII.

Bill for the Removal of the Civil Disabilities of the Jews-passed by the

Commons--rejected by the Lords-Rejection of a proposition for Re-

pealing or Modifying the Laws by which Members of the House of

Commons, accepting certain ofices, vacate their Seats—Motion for

Shortening the Duration of Parliaments-Motion for Amending the

Clauses of the Reform Bill, which require the Payment of Rent and

Taxes as a previous qualification for the exercise of the Elective Franchise

-Bill to prevent Bribery in Elections—The Amendments of the Lords

rejected by the Commons--Bills to Disfranchise Warwick, Hertford,

Stafford, Liverpool, and Carrickfergus; none of them pass the Lords---

Lord Warwick's Statement - Issuing of writs to Hertford, Carrickfergus,

and Warwick, suspended-Money supplied by the Secretary of the

Treasury, for the purposes of the Colchester Election-Lord Brougham's

Case of Breach of Privilege - Breach of Privilege occasioned by the

Musical Festival.

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CHAPTER IX.

Discussion in House of Lords regarding the Imprisonment of a British

Subject by the Government of Portugal - Relations of Great Britain

with Spain and Portugal-Motion for a Select Committee to inquire

into the state of the Canadas - Petition of the Inhabitants of Quebec,

and letter of Mr. Hume-Disputes with France regarding the New-

foundland Fisheries-Steam Navigation to India.

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CHAPTER X.

Prorogation of Parliament-Speech from the Throne-State of the

Ministry-Irish Agitators - Affray at Rathcormac-Conduct of the

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