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CHAPTER IV.

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Preventing Dissenters from taking Degrees-Motion withdrawn, and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-The 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Church Rates-The Motion withdrawn in respect of Government

being about to introduce a Measure to Relieve the Dissenters from

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Dissenters violently oppose it, and it is withdrawn-Bill to authorize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Meeting-houses-Is opposed by the Dissenters, and withdrawn-Peti-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 Tithe-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 VI.

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CHAPTER VII.

CHAPTER VIII.

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Prorogation of Parliament-Speech from the Throne-State of the
Ministry-Irish Agitators-Affray at Rathcormac-Conduct of the

CHAPTER XI.

CHAPTER XII.

CHAPTER XIII.

CHAPTER XIV.

CHAPTER XVI.

CHAPTER XVII.

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