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to provide for her own security against invasion-Remarks of Mr. A. Mills

and Mr. Roebuck-Sir George Lewis states the views of the Government

with respect to the protection of Canada and the employment of the

British force there--Speeches of Mr. I. Biring, Lord Bury, Mr. Disraeli,

and Lord Palmerston-The Earl of Cirnarvon, in the House of Lords,

enters at large into the subject of Colonial Expenditure in general –

Observations of the Duke of Newcastle, the Earl of Ellenborough, Lord

Wolehouse, Lord Lyveden, and other Peers. Foreign Affairs- The State

of Polan L-The Earl of Carnarvon addresses the House of Lords up in

the con lition in which that country is placed, and the policy pursued

towards it by Russia-Eurl Russell's Speech in answer. The Nero Kings

dom of ladi-State of opinion in England upon Italian Affairs-The

Marguis of Norm inby takes a conspicuous part in den uncing the new

pijime-Ile charges the king's Government with unconstitutional and

tyrannical conduct-Earl Riseil controverts the facts alleged, and vin-

dicates the King of Italy's policy--The Earl of Malmesbury justifies the

policy pursued towards that country by the Government under which he

acted as Foreign Secretary-Lord W odchouse arraigns the correctness of

Lord Norma'by's representations—The Marquis of Normanby a second

tine brings forward accusations against the Grernment of Italy-lis

statements are controverted by the Earls of Russell, Ellenborough,

and Harrowhy and by Lord Brougham-Sir George Bowyer makes a

vehement attack upon the policy of the English Government towards

Italy in the Ilouse of Commons-lle is answered by Mr. Layard-Mr.

Pope Hennessy defends the Papal Government from the imputation

of misgovernment--The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in a very effective

speech, confute: Sir George Bowyer's arguments-Speeches of Mr. M.

Milnes, Mr. Stansfeld, Mr. Maguire, Lord Palmerston, and other Members.

Os erations in China-Employment of the British force against the

Rebels in the country-Earl Grey calls attention to these circumstances,

and impeaches the policy of interference pursued by the British Govern.

ment-- The Duke of Simerset explains the grounds upon which the

employment of a British Marine force has been sanctioned Lord Strat-

ford de Restcliffe approves of the course adopted-Earl Russell justifics

the conduct of the Government-Mr. White raises the same question in

the llouse of Commons, and moves a Resolution adverse to interference-
Mr. ('obien disapproves of the action of the Government-It is defended
by Lord Paliner ton and Mr. Layard- Mr. White's Resolution is rejected
by 197 to sh Joint E-pedition of France and England against Werich-
Lori Robert Montagu impugns the Policy of our Government in joining
in the operations in that country-He is answered by Mr. Lavard, who
etters into a statement of the circuin tatices that had called for interfer-
ence-Toe debate is brought to a premature el se, the House being
counted out. Tulum Finch--Sir Charles Wel, Secretary of State for
India, makes his Janual Statement on this subject--bitterences between
Sir Word and Mr. Laing, late finance minister in Calcutta— Remarks
of Mr. II. Sermour, Jr. Sullett, Mr. Crawford, Mr. hinnaird, and other
Members The Revolution proposed by the Minister are agreed to.
Treity beforeen Get Brie in and the Critel seites of America for the L

Pe 86 of the Vire True--It is laiil on the Table of the touse of

Lord hy Earl Russell-Congratulatory Temaras of Lord Brougham ani

other l'eers.

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CILAPTER VII.
MISCELLANEOCs PASTRES._SETTLE YEST PON THE MARRIAGE Op HR.H.

THE PRINCEx. Aucz-The prosion recommended by the Government

to provide for her own security against invasion-Remarkt of Mr. A. Bills

and Mr. Roebuck-Sir George Lewis states the views of the Government/

with respect to the protection of Canada and the employment of the

British force there--Speeches of Mr. P. Baring, Lord Bury, Mr. Disraeli,

and Lord Palmerston-The Earl of Carnarvon, in the House of Lords

,

enters at large into the subject of Colonial Expenditure in general-

Observations of the Duke of New the Earl of Ellenborough, Lord

Wodehouse, Lord Lyveden, and other Peers. Foreign Afairs-The State

of Poland - The Earl of Carnarvon addresses the House of Lords up in

the condition in which that country is placed, and the policy pursued

towards it by Russia-Earl Russell's Speech in answer. The New King-

dom of laby-State of opinion in England upon Italian Affairs-The

Marquis of Normandy takes a conspicuous part in denouncing the new

régime--He charges the King's Government with unconstitutional and

tyrannical conduct--Earl Russell controverts the facts alleged, and vin-

dicates the King of Italy's policy-The Earl of Malmesbury justifies the

policy pursued towards that country by the Government under which he

acted as Foreign Secretary-Lord Wodehouse arraigns the correctness of

Lord Normanby's representations The Marquis of Normanby a second

time brings forward accusations against the Government of Italy-His

statements are controverted by the Earls of Russell, Ellenborough,

and Harrowby and by Lord Brougham---Sir George Bowyer makes a

vehement attack upon the policy of the English Government towards

Italy in the House of Commons---He is answered by Mr. Layard--Mr.

Pope Hennessy defends the Papal Government from the imputation

of misgovernmentThe Chancellor of the Exchequer, in a rery effective

speech, confutes Sir George Bowyer's arguments--Speeches of Mr. M.

Milnes, Mr. Stansfeld, Mr. Maguire

, Lord Palmerston, and other Members

.

Operations in China-Employment of the British force against the

Rebels in the country-Earl Grey calls attention to these circumstances,

and impeaches the policy of interference pursued by the British Govern

ment The Duke of Somerset explaius the grounds upon which the

employment of a British Marine force has been sanctioned Lord Strat-

ford de Redcliffe approves of the course adopted-Earl Russell justifies

the conduct of the Government~Mr. White raises the same question in

the House of Commons, and moves a Resolution adverse to interference-

Mr. Cobden disapproves of the action of the Government-It is defended

by Lord Palmerston and Mr. Layard, Mr. White's Resolution is rejected

bý 197 to 88. Joint Expedition of France and England against Mexicon

Lord Robert Montagu impugns the Policy of our Government in joining

in the operations in that country--He is answered by Mr. Layard, who

enters into a statement of the circumstances that had called for interfer-

ence-The debate is brought to a premature close, the House being

counted out. Indian Financem-Sir Charles Wood, Secretary of State for

India, makes his Annual Statement on this subject-Differences between

Sir C. Wood and Mr. Laing, late finance minister in Calcutta--- Remarks

of Mr. H. Seymour, Mr. Smollett, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Kinnaird, and other

Members—The Resolutions proposed by the Minister are agreed to.

Treaty between Great Britain and the United States of Americn for the L

Suppression of the Save Trade--It is laid on the Table of the House of

Lords by Earl Russell---Congratulatory remarks of Lord Brougham and

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is unanimously and cordially voted by the House of Commons--A scheme

for erecting new Law Courts in the neighbourhood of Lincoln's Inn is

proposed by the Government--Mr. Selwyn and Mr. Walpole oppose the

proposition--The Chancellor of the Exchequer supports it~It is rejected

on the division by 83 to 81-Debate in the House of Commons upon the

System of Competitive Examinations for the Civil Service-Mr. P. Hen-

nessy, Mr. Cochrane, Mr. Bentinck, and other Members object to the

system.---Lord Stanley and Sir George Lewis defend it-The House sets

aside the Motion hy negativing the previous question. Law of High

WAYS--Sir George Grey re-introduces the Bill for the Amendment of

Highway Law, which had been in former years proposed and withdrawn-

The Second Reading is carried, after some debate, by a majority of 111-

The Bill, with some modifications, passes through both Houses. Trans-

fer of LAND AND SECURITY OF Title To PuRCHASERS--Bills for effect-

ing these objects are brought in by the Lord Chancellor, and other Bills,

with similar objects, by Lord Cranworth, Lord St. Leonard's, and Lord

Chelmsford-Statement of the Lord Chancellor, on introducing his mea-

sures-Observations of several of the Law Lords. The several Bills are

referred to a Select Committee --Those of the Lord Chancellor pass

through the llouse of Lords, and are introduced in the House of Commons

by Sir Roundell Palmer, Solicitor-General--His able Speech on moving

the Second Reading of the Land Transfer Bill--Speeches of Sir H. Cairns,

Sir F. Kelly, Mr. Malins, and the Attorney-General--The Government

Bills pass a Second Reading-Sir H. Cairns moves to refer them to a

Select Committee, which is opposed by the Law Officers of the Crown-

The Bills go through a Committee of the whole House and become law.

AMENDMENT OF THE Law of LUNACY- The Lord Chancellor brings in a

Bill, which is carried through Parliament, to simplify and abridge the

inquiries under Commissions of Lunacy. GAME LAWS--A Bill introduced

by Lord Berners for the repression of Night Poaching, meets with much

opposition in both Houses--It is passed in the Lords, but strenuously

resisted by the Government and by Liberal Members in the House of

Commons-Sir Baldwin Leighton takes charge of the Bill, which is

strongly supported by many of the Conservative party--After much con-

troversy and many divisions in favour of the Bill, it is passed into a law.

EMBANKMENT OF THE THAMES-A Measure to carry out this object is

brought in by Mr. W. Cowper on behalf of the Government-It is referred

to a Select Committee, which recommends an important alteration in the

SchemeImputations made against the Committee of having given to

much weight to private interests—Their Report occasions much contro

versy-Mr. Doulton moves the re-committal of the Bill, with a view t

the restoration of the original plan-A warm discussion ensues, in whic

Mr. K. Seymer, Lord H. Vane, Sir J. Shelley, Mr. Horsman, Mr. Cow pe

and Lori Palmerston take part~Mr. Doulton's Amendment being con

sidered premature is withdrawn-Mr. Locke proposes a Motion with th

same object at a later stage, which is carried by 149 to 109, and t

scheme of the Bill as introduced by the Government is adopted-T

Bill goes up to the House of Lords, where the Duke of Buccleugh mal

a statement in vindication of the course pursued by him-Earl Granvil

the Earl of Derby, and other Peers, acquit the noble Duke of all impu

tions and the Bill is passed-End of the Session--Mr. Cobden gives not

that he shall offer observations upon the policy of Lord Palmersto

Administration-llis Speech-He arraigns the aggressive spirit of

Government as shown on many occasions---He compares the Premi

conduct with that of the opposition Leader, unfavourably to the for

-Speech of Lord Palmerston in vindication of the Measures of

Government, and of their conduct towards Foreign States—Speech of

CHAPTER VII.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES.-SETTLEMENT UPON THE MARRIAGE op H.R.L.

Tue Princess Alice–The provision recommended by the Government

CIIAPTER IX.

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