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C. J. G. & F. RIVINGTON;

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

STATE of Parties at the beginning of the year-Connection between the

Ministry and the Whigs—Prosecutions for Libel—Opening of the

Session of Parliament - Amendment on the Address moved in the

House of Lords by Earl Stanhope~The Address moved in the Commons

by Lord Darlington-Amendment moved by Sir Edward Knatchbull-

Resolutions moved as an Amendment by the Marquis of Blandford-

Motion of Earl Stanhope, in the House of Lords, for an Inquiry by a

Committee of the whole House into the state of the nation-A similar

Inquiry moved for in the House of Commons

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CHAPTER II.

Debate on Sir James Graham's Motion for reducing the Salaries of Public

Officers-Resolutions of the same tendency moved by Government-

Motion for Reducing the Civil and Military Establishments-Reduc-

tions proposed by Government-Attempts made to reduce the Army still

further-Speech of Mr. Hume-Debate on Mr. P. Thomson's Motion

for a Committee to revise the whole System of Taxation-Motion for

reducing certain Pensions in the Navy Estimates, carried against Minis.

ters-Debate on Sir James Graham's Motion to disallow the Salary of

the Treasurer of the Navy-Motion for Abolishing the Office of Lieuten-

ant-General of the Ordnance-Debate on the Emoluments received by

Members of the Privy-Council

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CHAPTER III.

Committee appointed by both Houses on the East India Company's Charter

-Letter of the president of the Board of Control regarding the Indian

Judges Debate on proposal to alter the Currency and restore Small

Notes—The Budget-Bill for repealing the duty on Beer, and throwing

open the Beer Trade

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CHAPTER IV.

Plan of Reform introduced by the Marquis of Blandford — Proposal to

transfer to Birmingham the Franchise of East Retford, rejected, and the

Franchise extended to the adjoining Hundred-Petition against the

Duke of Newcastle for interfering in an election-Lord John Russell's

Bill for giving Members to Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham-Mr.

O'Connell's Bill for Reform by Universal Suffrage, and Vote by Ballot

-Speech of Mr. Brougham on the Ballot-Resolutions on 'Reform

moved by Lord John Russell—Bill brought in to repeal the Civil Dis-

abilities affecting Jews-It is thrown out on the Second Reading [87

CHAPTER V.

Bill for limiting Capital Punishment in cases of Forgery-Discussion re-

garding the Conduct of the Attorney-Generat in prosecuting the Morn-

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