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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER XI.

A. D.

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1720. Review of Stanhope's administration ........

Accession of Walpole and Townshend
The South Sea Company
Competition with the Bank
Passing of the South Sea Bill ...
Rage for speculation at this period..
Mr. Law and his system, at Paris........
Quarrel between him and Lord Stair
Lord Stair recalled .............
General delusion in England
Various bubble companies
The re-action begins
It becomes a crash ....
The public resentment
The King hastens from Hanover
Prudence of Walpole
The Parliament meets

Walpole proposes his plan .....
1721. A secret Committee of Enquiry ......

Violence against the South Sea Directors
Angry debate in the Lords
Illness and death of Earl Stanhope
Report of the Secret Committee
Death of Secretary Craggs ...
Proceedings against Mr. Charles Stanhope
Against Mr. Aislabie ............
And against Lord Sunderland .
Restoration of public credit
Gloomy forebodings of the future.

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