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it, lost, but the clauses are modified-Provision making the parents of the mother liable, withdrawn-Debate on the Second Reading in the House of Lords --Speech of the Lord Chancellor Of Lord Wynford, who moves that it be Read a Second Time that day, six monthsAmendment opposed by the Dukes of Wellington and Richmond, and the Earl of Winchilsea-Bill Read a Second Time--Discussions and Alterations in Committee-Debates in Committec on the Bastardy Clauses-Changes made in those Clauses Other Amendments made by the Lords— The Commons refuse to agree to the Lords’ Amendment expunging the provision entitling Dissenting Clergymen to enter workhouses for purposes of religious instruction to inmates of their own persuasion--The Lords do not insist upon it-Debates on Motions regarding Agricultural Distress-Debate on Mr. Hume's Motion to Abolish the existing Corn-Laws Subsequent Discussions on the same subject-Motion for the Repeal of the Reciprocity Duties-Discussion on the Tea Duties,

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CHAPTER VII.

Financial Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer—The Navy

Estimates — The Army Estimates The Ordnance Estimates The Irish Estimates—The Budget-The Reduction of the Four per Cents of 1826 -Motion as to Pensions---Motion for the Repeal of the Malt. tax.

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CHAPTER VIII.

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 offices, vacate their seats-Motion for
Shortening the Duration of Parliaments-Motion for Ainending 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 Newfoundland 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

Catholic Priests—Conduct of Lord Brougham-Dissolution of Lord Melbourne's Ministry—The King applies to the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel appointed Prime Minister-Formation of his Ministry --Dissolution of Parliament-The Act Abolishing Slavery carried

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CHAPTER XI.

FRANCE.-Opening of the Chambers-King's Speech-Debates on the

Address-Bill against Public Hawkers of Journals-Bill for the Suppression of Political Societies–Disturbances at Lyons-Riot in ParisFinances-Proposals to Lower the Amount of Import Duties--Modifications of the Peerage-Bill for Satisfying the Claims of the United States against France Rejected by the Chamber of Deputies-Changes in the Ministry—Session closed, and the Chamber dissolved --General Election -Formal Meeting of the New Chamber—Royal Speech and Address—Marshal Soult resigns, and is succeeded by Marshal GerardInvestigation by the Peers into the Disturbances at Lyons and ParisMarshal Gerard and all the Ministers Resign-The Duke of Bassano forms a new Ministry- The Duke of Bassano and all the Ministers resign--The Duke of Treviso made Prime Minister, and the old Ministers return-Prosecutions against the Press.

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CHAPTER XII.

Srain-State and Measures of the Government-Remonstrances to the

Regent against the Ministry_Change of Ministry—Disturbances in the Interior--Dissatisfaction excited by the Regulations of the new Ministry regarding the Urban Guards— Military Operations against the Insurgents in Navarre and Biscay-Decrees against Religious Bodies assisting the Carlists-Royal Statute appointing the Convocation of the General Cortes---Constitution of the Cortes--Ecclesiastical Commission for the Reform of the Church–Decrees regulating the Press-Spain acknowledges the Queen of Portugal—Treaty between the two Queens and France and Great Britain to expel Don Miguel and Don Carlos from the Peninsula—A Spanish Ariny enters Portugal-Don Carlos embarks for England, and arrives there-Leaves England, and joins his Army, in Navarre-Disturbances and Massacre of Priests in Madrid. [368

CHAPTER XIII.

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SPAIN continued -Opening of the Cortes--Speech of the Queen Regent

-Debates on the Aduress-Motion to insist on the Liberty of the Press Jost-Bill of Rights presented to the Deputies-Debates upon itDeclaration for the Liberty of the Press without a Censorship carried Declaration of Rights finally voted by the Deputies--Financial state of Spain-Bill presented by Government to Recognize and Provide for the Foreign Loans--Reports of the Finance Commitree-Debates on the Recognition of the Loans contracted by Ferdinand - The Deputies refuse to Recognize the Guebhard Loan-Discontent of the Cortes Bondholders-The Peers Ainend the Bill by Recognizing the Guebhard Loan and Providing for Payment of Interest on Arrears-The Committee of the Deputies Reports against these Amendments, but the Chamber adopts ther-Bill of Exclusion against Don Carlos and his Descendants-Military Operations in Navarre and Biscay.

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CHAPTER XIV.

PORTUGAL.-Progress of the Queen's Arms-Leyrin surrenders-The

Miguelites are driven from the Northern Provinces-Spanish Army enters Portugal--Don Miguel abandons Santarem-Capitulates at Evora—Leaves the Peninsula-Decrees of Don Pedro declaring Lisbon and Oporto Free Ports—Equalizing the Duties on Imports, abolishing the Oporto Wine Company, and all Monasteries and Religious Houses Establishing a Metallic Currency-Meeting of the Cortes-Speech from the Throne--Don Pedro appointed Regent His Resignation-His Death-Ministry of the Duke of Palmella-Marriage of the QueenExclusion of Don Miguel and his descendants from the Throne-Sale of the National Domains Change in the Currency-The Budget of the year-Close of the Session of the Cortes-Ungrateful Treatment of the Foreign Auxiliaries,

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CHAPTER XV.

HOLLAND AND BELGIUM.-Political relations between Belgium and

Holland-Disputes connected with Limburg and Luxemburg-Interference of the Commanders of the Fortress of Luxemburg to stop the Proceedings of the Belgian Functionaries-Opening of the StatesGeneral-Speech from the Throne-Budget-Votes of the StatesGeneral-France-Riots in Brussels--Acquittal of the Rioters-Commercial Subjugation of Belgium to France-Change of Ministers in Belgium-Votes of the Belgian Chambers-SWITZERLAND-Invasion of Savoy by Polish Refugees—Conduct of the Swiss Cantons in reference to these Disturbances-Representations of the neighbouring States Proceedings of the Democratical Faction in Switzerland Meeting of the Swiss Diet-Parties in the Diet-Discussion as to the Polish Refugees-Application of Neuchatel to be severed from the Confede.' ration - Discussions as to the Revision of the Federal part of Switzerland-Miscellaneous Proceedings of the Diet-The termination of its Session.

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CHAPTER XVI.

GERMANY.- Treaty between Austria, Russia, and Prussia-Congress at

Vienna-Occupation of Frankfort by the Troops of the Diet-Disputes in Hesse Cassel between the Government and the States--Hesse Darmstadt-Baden-Bavaria-Lichtenberg ceded to Prussia-German Commercial Confederation - Meeting of the Diet--Scheme for the Estab« lishment of a Tribunal of Arbitration-Poland-Kussia-Greece-Dis. sension in the Regency-Change in the Regency-Military Operations against the Mainotes-Insurrections in the Morea-Trial of Colocotroni and Coliopulos-Turkey-Egypt-Syria.

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CHAPTER XVII.

The UNITED States. - The Bank Question - Disputes between the

Senate and the President-Substitution of a Metallic Currency for Paper-Elections to the New Congress-Riots in New York-Mexico Bravo's Insurrection-Dissolution of the Chambers-Civil War--Santa Anna prevails New Congress - VENEZUELA - New GRANADATHE EQUATOR-Peru-Buenos AYRES-BRAZIL.

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