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ANNUAL REGISTER:

A

REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD,

FOR THE YEAR

1866.

NEW SERIES.

LONDON:
RIVINGTONS, WATERLOO PLACE;
LONGMANS AND CO.; HAMILTON AND CO.; SIMPKIN AND CO.;
HOULSTON AND WRIGHT; SMITH, ELDER, AND CO.; E. BUMPUS; J. WALLER;

L. BOOTH; BELL AND DALDY; WILLIS AND SOTHERAN;
BICKERS AND SON; W. HEATH; J. TOOVEY; J. WHELDON;

AND RIVINGTONS, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE.

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CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER II.

Disturbed state of Ireland and Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act-Discus-

sions on the condition of Ireland—The Irish Church Establishment--The

Landlord and Tenant question-Revival of the Fenian Conspiracy in the

Autumn

[28

CHAPTER III.

Financial Affairs-Plan for reducing the National Debt-Army and Navy Esti-

mates-Civil Service Estimates—Church Rates—Bill for legalizing Marriage

with a deceased Wife's Sister.

[53

CHAPTER IV.

Foreign and Colonial Affairs-The Insurrection in Jamaica-International Law,

The War between Prussia and Austria— Debates and discussions on the posi-

tion of Affairs on the Continent-Speech of the New Premier-Statement of

Lord Stanley, the new Minister for Foreign Affairs

[80

CHAPTER V.

Parliamentary Reform-Introduction of the Franchise Bill by the Chancellor of

the Exchequer—Formation of the Party commonly known as the “Adullamites”

-Earl Grosvenor's Amendment-Great Debate—The Bill read a Second Time

- Redistribution of Seats Bill— Captain Hayter's Amendment --Debated, and

withdrawn-Lord Dunkellin's Amendment, making Rating the basis of the

Franchise, carried against the Government-Extraordinary Scene . · [100

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