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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 Session 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,
American 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-
i 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,
As it stood at the Period of the Dissolution, September 29, 1812.