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VOLUME FIFTH, PART FIRST.
Domestic Affairs. Meeting of Parliament. Prince Regent's Speech on Opening the
Session. State of the King's Health. King's Household Establishment. Debates
in Parliament on some Points connected with the Civil List. Droits of Admiralty.
Leeward Island Duties. Provision to the Princesses,
Debate on the Constitution of the Ecclesiastical Courts. Sir William Scott's Bill on
this Subject. Measures adopted with reference to the State of the Currency. Lord
Holland's Motion respecting ex officio Informations. Debates on Military Punish-
ments. Mr Brand's Motion for a Reform in Parliament,
Returns under the Population Act laid before Parliament. Barrack Estimates. De.
bates on some recent Appointments. Mr Creevy's Motion respecting the Tellership
of the Exchequer. Sinecure Office Bill. The Budget. Finance Resolutions,
State of the Nightly Watch and Police of the Metropolis. Account of the Riots in
different Parts of the Country. Bill for increasing the Punishment of Persons
breaking or destroying Frames. Bill for preventing the administering or taking
unlawful Oaths. Report of a Secret Committee on the disturbed State of certain
Counties. Bill for the Preservation of the Public Peace in the disturbed Counties, 97
State of Parties at the Beginning of the Year. The Prince Regent s Letter to the
Duke of York. Lord Borringdon’s Motion for an Address to the Prince to form a
more extended Administration. The Ministers retain their Places. Assassination
of Mr Perceval ; his Character,
State of the Administration after the Death of Mr Perceval. Mr Stuart Wortley's
Motion in the House of Commons for an Address to the Prince Regent on this Sub-
ject. The Prince entrusts the Marquis Wellesley with Powers to form a new Ad.
ministration. Publication of the Statement of the Causes which had induced the
Marquis to retire from Office. Failure of the Negociation, and Resignation by,
Marquis Wellesley of his Powers. Discussions in Parliament on this Subject. Lord
Moira is entrusted with Powers to form an Administration, but fails, Debates and
Explanations in Parliament. The Colleagues of the late Mr Perceval are confirmed
Affairs of Ireland. Conspiracy for extirpating Heretics and dissolving the Union.
Charges made against the Irish Government. Reasons assigned for bringing forward
the Catholic Question, and the Discussion of the State of Ireland, at an early Period
of the Sessiori of Parliament. Result of the Parliamentary Proceedings on the State
of Ireland. Mr Parnell's Motion on the Subject of Irish Tithes,
The Catholic Question. Arguments for and against the Claims of the Catholics. Re.
flections on the Subject, and on the future Prospects of that Body,
Affairs of America. Retrospective View of the Disputes betwixt the British and Ame-
rican Governments. Progress of the Differences,
merican Affairs continued. Declaration of the British Government relating to the
disputed Points of Maritime Law. Secret Mission of Captain Henry to the Uni-
ted States. Renewed Discussion on the Orders in Council. The British Govern-
ment rescind them with respect to America. America still dissatisfied. Declares
War against England. Capture of the Guerriere and Macedonian Frigates. De-
struction of the Armies of Generals Hull and Wadsworth,
Affairs of the Peninsula. Retrospect of the War in that part of the World. Projects
of Lord Wellington. Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo--Of Badajos. Destruction of
the Bridge of Almarez,
Progress of the Campaign. The British advance upon Salamanca. They carry by
Storm the Forts which the French had constructed in that place. Marmont re-
tires, but on being reinforced, resumes the Offensive. Battle of Salamanca. The
British enter Madrid and Valladolid. They besiege Burgos. Causes of the Failure
of this Enterprise, and of the subsequent Retreat of the Allies,
Affairs of Russia. Causes which led to the Rupture betwixt Russia and France. Pre.
parations of the Parties. The French invade Russia. Progress of the Campaign
till the Advance of the Invader upon Smolensko,
Russian Affairs continued. Capture of Smolensko by the French. Battle of Borodi-
no. The French occupy Moscow. Their unsuccessful Attempts to negociate.
They evacuate Moscow,
Russian Affairs continued. The French prepare to retreat-They are surrounded
by Difficulties. Account of the numerous Engagements which occurred during
the Retreat-Of the Sufferings of the French-Of the Dispersion of their Armies,
and their Expulsion from the Russian Empire, Buonaparte returns to Paris, and
the Russians occupy Wilna,