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Speaker to withdraw, he at first takes his Seat in the House, but after-

wards retires below the Bar-A Discussion commences, but is postponed

to a future day-On the 21st Mr. Salomons again enters the House, and

takes his Seat on the Ministerial side of the House-A stormy discussion

ensues, and three Divisions take place, on two of which Mr. Salomons

himself votes-Mr. Bethell delivers an opinion in favour of Mr. Salomons'

competency to sit upon taking the Oath as he had done—Sir F. Thesiger

maintains the contrary opinion-Mr. Salomons is called upon, and ad-

dresses the House in a short Speech—The House having affirmed by 231

against 81 the Motion that Mr. Salomons should withdraw, he refuses to

do so unless compelled— The Sergeant at Arms is then directed to remove

him, and he retires—The next day Lord John Russell moves a Resolution

denying the right of Mr. Salomons to sit until he has taken the usual

Oath-The question is debated at considerable length during two evenings,

but after several Amendments and Divisions the original Motion is finally

carried by 123 to 63. REMAINING BUSINESS OF THE SESSION-Bills for

regulation of Capitular and Episcopal Estates, for improved Administra-

tion of the Woods and Forests, and for the Removal of Smithfield Market

-LAW REFORM-REGISTRATION OF DEEDS-PATENT LAWS—CRIMINAL

LAW AMENDMENT BILL-CREATION OF NEW JUDICIAL OFFICES IN THE

COURT OF CHANCERY-Lord John Russell's First and Second Plans—Opi-

nions of Legal Members of the House-Outline of the Measure as passed

-Close of the Session Occupation of their New Chamber by the House

of Commons—The Prorogation of Parliament on the 8th of August,

Address of the Speaker and Her Majesty's Speech-Remarks on the Ses-

sion-Its small legislative results-Effect of the Papal Aggression on the

progress of Parliamentary business. CONCLUSION

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France continued.—Speeches of MM. de Broglie and de Tocqueville in the

Committee on the Revision of the Constitution-Report of the Committee

-Result of the Debate thereon in the Assembly_Motion by M. Baze,

censuring the Ministry, carried — The Ministry tender their Resignations,

which are not accepted—Prorogation of the Assembly-Question of the

Repeal of the Electoral Law of May, 1850—Resignation of the Léon

Faucher Ministry—New Cabinet formed under M. de Thorigny-Com-

mencement of New Session-Message of the President-M. de Thorigny

submits a projet de loi for repealing the Electoral Law of May, 1850, and

demands “ Urgency”— Urgency rejected by the Assembly— Report of

Committee on the Electoral Law-A Majority are against the proposed

Repeal - Proposition by the Questors respecting the authority of the As-

sembly over the Army-Speeches by Generals St. Arnaud and Leflo, and

MM. Crémieux and Thiers-Proposition of the Questors rejected-Pro-

posed Law on the Responsibility of the President of the Republic and

Ministers-Coup d'Etat of Prince Louis Napoleon-Dissolution of the As-

sembly-Appeal to the People, and Proclamation to the Army—Arrest of

Members of the Assembly-Narrative of the Proceedings of the Assembly

and High Court of Justice-New Ministry-Votes of the Army. Ple-

biscité of the President Appointment of a Consultative Commission-

Letters written by M. Léon Faucher and Count Molé-Release of 230 De-

puties—Decree declaring Universal Suffrage and Vote by Ballot-Insur-

rectionary Movements in Paris—Combat in the Streets and Suppression of

Resistance Narrative by an English Oficer-Restoration of the Pan-

theon to Roman Catholic Worship— Proclamation by Louis Napoleon to

the French People—Disturbances in the Provinces-Letter of M. de Mont-

alembert-Result of the Voting for the Presidential Election-Speech by

Louis Napoleon-Trees of Liberty cut down—Reflections on the Coup

d' Erat

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Cape of Good HOPE.—Meeting at King William's Town between Sir H.

Smith and the Caffre Chief-Deposition of Sandilli—Unsuccessful attempt

to capture that Chieftain-General Rising of the Natives and Outbreak

of Caffre War-Repulse of Colonel Somerset-The Caffres advance beyond

the Great Fish River and ravage the Colony-Contests between them and

the British Troops-Severe losses of the Settlers-Insurrection of Hot-

tentots—They are successfully attacked by General Somerset-Memorial

of Board of Defence of Graham's Town to Sir Harry Smith-His Reply

-Engagement between Troops under the Command of Colonel Fordyce

and the Caffres-He is subsequently killed in Action-Constitution granted

by Earl Grey to the Colony-Its Provisions—Its Reception by the Colo-

nists.

CUBA.-Second Piratical Invasion of Cuba by General Lopez from America

-Narrative of the disastrous Failure of the Expedition-Deception prac-

tised to engage Volunteers—Execution of Lopez-Account of his Career

-Letter from Colonel Crittenden-Narrative written by M. Xavier Isturiz,

Spanish Minister in Great Britain.

UNITED STATES.—Message of the President. Topics.-1. Cuban Expedi-

dition—2. Right of Search of American Vessels—3. Assault on the House

of the Spanish Minister at New Orleans—4. The Turkish Government and

Kossuth-5. Intercommunication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

-6. Financial Statement-7. Question of a Low Tariff-8. Californian

Gold—9. Ad valorem and specific Duties—10. Disposal of Lands in Cali-

fornia-11. Agricultural Bureau-12. Army–13. Navy–14. Post Office

-15. Proposal to revise the written Laws of the United States-16. Fu-

gitive Slave Act-17. Territorial and Slavery Questions .

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The MINISTRY, as it stood at the IV. Unfunded Debt .

431

Opening of Parliament on the V. Public Funded Debt 432

4th of February, 1851 . .. 209 VI. Trade and Navigation 434

SHERIFFS for the year 1851 . . 210 List of Acts, Public and Private,

BIRTHS

212 passed during Session 1851 437

MARRIAGES

222 THE Census of 1851

450

DEATHS

214 The Inhabited House Duties Act 455

PROMOTIONS

. 371 The Ecclesiastical Titles Assump-

tion Act .

457

TRIALS, LAW CASES, &c.

Metairie v. Wiseman and others 384

STATE PAPERS.

Egerton v. Brownlow—Will of

Treaty of Commerce with Sar-

the late Earl of Bridgewater . 388

dinia .

459

Birch v. Somerville—The Irish

Concordat between the Queen of

Government and the Press 392

Spain and the Court of Rome 464

The Clavering Poisonings—Trial

of Sarah Chesham for the mur-

PRICES OF STOCK

468

der of her Husband .. 396

AVERAGE PRICES of Corn, Hay,

The Doddinghurst Murder—Trial

of Thomas Drory for the mur-

Straw, CLOVER, and BUTCHERS'

Meat.

469

der of Jael Denny

400

TABLES OF MORTALITY ; MAR-

The Frimley Murder-Trial of

Levi Harwood, James Jones,

RIAGES, BIRTHS, and DEATHS ;

BANKRUPTS ; and METEORO-

and Samuel Harwood, for the

470

murder of the Rev. Mr. Hollest 407

UNIVERSITY HONOURS :

The Murder in Marylebone-

Oxford

471

Trial of Thomas Bare for the

Cambridge

473

murder of his Wife . . . . 412

ARCTIC EXPEDITION. THE

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.

SEARCH FOR SIR John FRANK-

LIN (continued)

475

FINANCE ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR

THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF THE

1851.

INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS 496

I. Public Income

418 PATENTS

556

II. Public Expenditure 420 POETRY

560

III. Disposition of Grants . 421 INDEX

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ENGLAND.—Circumstances of the Country at the commencement of the year

1851— Prevalent Feeling of the Nation respecting the Papal Aggression -- Anticipations of the Great Exhibition of Industry-State of Trade, Revenue, and Condition of the Lower ClassesComplaints of the Agricultural Interest - Opening of Parliament by the Queen in Person, on the 2nd of FebruaryHer Majesty's Speech from the Throne-Debates in both Houses- In the Lords, the Address is proposed by the Earl of Effingham, and seconded by Lord Cremorne-Speeches of Lord Stanley, the Duke of Richmond, Earl of Winchilsea, Lord. Camoys, and the Marquis of LansdowneThe Address is agreed to nem. con.In the Commons, the Address is moved by the Marquis of Kildare, and seconded by Mr. Peto-Speeches of Mr. Roebuck, Sir R. Inglis, Mr. J. O'Connell

, Mr. A. B. Hope, Mr. Chisholm Anstey, Mr. Plumptre, Mr. Hume, Mr. Bankes, Lord John Russell, and Mr. Disraeli— The Motion is carried without a Division-Retirement of the Earl of Shaftesbury from the Office of Chairman of Committees, and Election of Lord Redesdale in his room— Tribute of Respect to the Memory of Mr. J. H. Ley, late Clerk of the Table in the House of Commons. ECCLESIASTICAL TITLES BILL-On the 7th of February Lord John Russell moves for leave to bring in a Bill for counteracting the Aggressive Policy of the Church of Rome-His able and interesting Speech on that occasionThe debate on the preliminary question of introducing the Bill is protracted during four nights by successive A djournments-The Motion is supported by the Attorney-General, Mr.

W. Page Wood, Sir George Grey, Sir R. H. Inglis, Mr. Disraeli, Vol. XCIII.

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