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AFFGHANISTAN.–Final overthrow of Dost Mahomed by General Sir Ro-

bert Sale, at Purwan-Dost Mahomed takes refuge in the British camp,

aud surrenders to Sir William M.Naghten-He is sent to Calcutta,

and ultimately permitted to reside at Loodianah-Capture of a Ghilzie

fort by Major Lynch, and destruction of its garrison-Rout of the

Ghilzies by Colonel Wymer.-SCINDE.–Our troops re-occupy Khelat-

Defeat of Nusseer Khan by Major Boscawen-Melancholy fate of Lieu-

tenant Loveday—The Brahoes under Nusseer Khan are again defeated

at Peer Chutta-Nusseer Khan surrenders himself to the British.-

PUNJAB.–Death of Maharajah Kurruck Sing—His son and successor

Non Nehal Sing accidentally killed—Shere Sing seizes the throne-

Abdicates suddenly--but afterwards gains possession of Lahore, and

re-ascends the Throne-Disorganised state of the Punjab.—China.

Mortality amongst the British troops at Chusan-Letter from Lord

Palmerston forwarded to Ningpo-Admiral Elliot sails northwards to

the Pe-chee-lee gulf-Negotiations in the Peho river-Admiral Elliot

returns to Chusan-Keshen appointed by the Emperor Chief Commis-

sioner at Canton, in the place of Lin-Captain Elliot opens negotiations

with Keshen at Canton-Tedious delays—Commodore Sir G. Bremer

reduces the Bogue forts—Terms agreed upon between

Captain Elliot

and the Chinese authorities-Despatch of Keshen-The British Go-

vernment disapprove of the terms of the Convention-Captain Elliot is

recalled, and Sir H. Pottinger appointed in his stead-Bad faith of the

Chinese—The British squadron attacks the forts--Sir G. Bremer and

Major-General Gough prepare to assault Canton-Keshen degraded-

British flag of truce fired upon by the Chinese-The factory at Canton

taken possession of by the British–Imperial Edicts-Canton at the

mercy of the British-Convention entered into by Captain Elliot-Death

of Sir Le Fleining Senhouse-Arrival of Sir H. Pottinger in the Canton

waters-Proclamation issued by him-Expedition sails to the North-

ward-Captain Elliot leaves China.–TURKEY, SYRIA, AND Egypt.-

Conditions offered by Admiral Stopford to the Pacha of Egypt–They

are accepted by the latter-His communication to the Grand Vizier-

The Pacha delivers up the Turkish fleet-Further negotiations with

the Porte-Final settlement of the dispute-Changes in the Ministry at

Constantinople-Letter on the state of Syria. .

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CHAPTER XIII.

UNITED STATES AND CANADA..- Message of President (Mr. Van Buren)

to Congress--Discussion in the Senate relative to the state of affairs

between Great Britain and America-General Harrison inducted into

the Presidency--Inaugural Address--Sudden death of General Harri-

son--Mr. Tyler (Vice-President) becomes President-He issues an Ad-

dress—Meeting of Congress at Washington--Election of Speaker-

Message of President-Affair of the Steam-boat Caroline-Seizure, in

the American territory, of M'Leod, a British subject - Correspondence

between Mr. Fox and Mr. Forsyth on the subject-Discussion in the

House of Representatives—Proceedings in the case of MʻLeod-Out-

rageous acts of the mob at Lockport-Warlike tone of Report presented

to the House of Representatives on the subject of the seizure of M.Leod

---It denounces the ambitious and aggressive Policy of Great Britain-

Discussion thereupon-Question of Fortifying the Frontiers of the

Union-Official note sent by Mr. Fox to Mr. Webster (the American

Foreign Secretary)--Question of jurisdiction in the case of M.Leod

Judgment of Supreme Court on the subject_Trial of M‘Leod at Utica

-His acquittal – Seizure in Canada of an American citizen-He is set

at liberty - Bill introduced into Congress for the establishment of a

National Bank— The President exercises his right of veto-Resignation

of the Ministry in consequence-Formation of a new Cabinet Secret

Societies called “Hunter's Lodges," along the Northern frontier

Proclamation issued by the President against them-General Scott a

candidate for the office of President-Question of right of search.-

CANADA.-Union of the two Provinces carried into effect-Proclama-

tion by the Governor, Lord Sydenham-General Election-Speech of

the Governor at the opening of the Session-Address carried-Painful

illness and death of Lord Sydenham .

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ERRATUM.

In p. 298, of our last Volume (that for 1840), for "arrived within the Peshawer's
territory," read " arrived within the Peshawar territory.”

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The Ministry (Lord Mel- Dulwich College 319 ;--At-

bourne's)

128 torney-General v. Prettyman

The Ministry (Sir R, Peel's) - 130 and others

321
General Election-List of Mem- Central Criminal Court_Trial
bers returned, the unsuccess-

of Michael Shaw Stewart
ful Candidates, and state of

Wallace, and Patrick Max-

the Polls

132 well Stewart Wallace, for

Sheriffs

141 casting away the Dryad 322

Births

- 143 Trial of Robert Blakesley for

Marriages

147 Murder

337

Promotions

- 155 Assizes-Oxford : Trial of Jo-

Deaths

165

siah Misters for attempt at

Murder

342

TRIALS, LAW CASES, &c. Surrey-Bogle v. Lawson 352

Trial of James Thomas Earl of

Cardigan, in the House of

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.

Lords, on the 16th day of

1.-Domestic.

February, 1841, for Felony - 242

Trial of Captain Douglas for

Financial Statements ending

Felony

278 5th January, 1842 - 374

Trial of Alexander M-Leod for Trade

- 390

Murder, at l'tica, U. S. - 280 Navigation

- 392

Privy Council-Wood v. Good- List of the General Acts - 393

lake, Helps and others 292 Local and Personal Acts - 396

Privy Council-Reeve v. Kent 302 Private Acts (printed) - 400

Court of Chancery-Rules, Or-

Private Acts (not printed) - 403

ders and Regulations, made Prices of Stock

404

by the Lord Chancellor, Aug.

Prices of Corn, Hay, Clover,

26, 1841

304 Straw, and Butchers' Meat 405

Court of Chancery-Distringas Bills of Mortality-Bankrupts

on Stock - Order of the -Meteorological Table . 406

Court, Nov. 17, 1841 - - 311 Quarterly Average of the Weekly
Lord Chancellor's Court-At- Liabilities and Assets of the
torney-General », Fishmon-

Bank of England-Aggregate

ger's Company, 313;-Attor-

Amount of Notes circulated

ney-General . Ironmonger's by Private Joint Stock Banks 407

Company -

314 University Honours-Oxford,

Rolls' Court – Robinson

Paschal 408 ; Michaelmas - 409

Grant 315 ;-Hale v. Hale Cambridge -

316 ; - Attorney-General v. The Census

- 412

THE

ANNUAL REGISTER,

FOR THE YEAR

1841.

HISTORY OF

OF EUROPE.

CHAPTER I.

State of affairs and of Public Opinion at the commencement of the

year-Opening of Parliament by the Queen in personHer Majesty's Speech-Debate in the House of Lords on the Address-Speeches of Earl Ducie and Lord Lurgan, the mover and seconder-Altack on the Foreign Policy of the Government by Lord Brougham-Speeches of Lord Melbourne and of the Duke of Wellington ; emphatic Language of the latter with respect to France-Address agreed toDebate in the House of Commons---Address moved by Lord Brabazon, seconded by Mr. Grantley Berkeley-Discussion on Foreign Policy of the Government-Speech of Mr. Grote in opposition to itHis concluding Remarks on the Domestic Policy of the MinistersDefence of Foreign Policy by Lord John Russell - His Answer to Mr. Grote on the Principles of the Ministry-Speeches of Mr. Hume, Mr. Milnes, Sir Robert Peel, and Lord Palmerston- Address agreed to without division-Remarks on the Queen's Speech, and the Debate, and reflections on the Foreign Policy of the Government-Discussion on bringing up the Report on the Address-Sir R. H. Inglis's remarks on Repeal Agitation in IrelandLord J. Russell's AnswerVoles of Thanks carried in both Houses to the Officers engaged in the Syrian Expedition-Remarks of the Duke of Wellington on the Bombardment of Acre- Letter of Sir Robert Stopford in acknow

ledgment of the Vote. THE THE position of affairs at the lively interest in the public mind

commencement of the year which generally attends the period 1841 was such as excited a less de- of the re-assembling of parliament. gree than usual of that keen and Less curiosity appeared to be felt Vol, LXXXIII.

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