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Lord Glenelg opposes the Resolutions - Division-Lord Brougham's

Resolutions and Speech on the Importation of Labourers to the West

Indies from the East-Orders in Council on that Subject-Lord Gle-

nely's Explanation-Duke of Wellington's Suggestions-Division-Sir

George Strickland moves the Abolition of the Apprenticeship in the

House of Commons-Sir George Grey opposes the Motion - Dr. Lush-

ington supports it-Lord Howick's Disclosure respecting Lord Broug-

hain-Lord John Russell-Mr. Gladstone-Motion Negatived on a

Division-Sir Eardley Wilmot repeats the Motion, and carries it on a

Division-Declines to take further Steps--Abolition of Slavery Amend-

ment Bill-West India Prisons Regulation Bill

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CHAPTER VI.

House of Lords--Lord Roden's Motion on the State of Ireland-Lord

Mulgrave's Defence-Earl of Donoughmore-Address of the Tipperary

Magistrates to the Lords Justices-Duke of Wellington-Lord Mul-

grave in Explanation-Lords Melbourne and Brougham-Debates on

Colonel Verner's Motion concerning the Battle of the Diamond, in the

House of Commons-Bishop of Exeter and the Roman Catholic Oath

-Case of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Malta --Dr. M.Hale's assump-

tion of the title of Archbishop of 'Tuam-Prospect of a Settlement of

the three great Irish Questions-Declarations of the Duke of Wel-

lington and Sir Robert Peel-Debates on the Irish Poor-law Bill in the

House of Commons-Opposition of Mr. O'Connell-Lord John Rus-

sell's Speech in support of the Measure-Mr. Shaw agrees with Mr.

O'Connell-Mr. Shaw's Amendment, limiting Relief to the Aged, Im-

potent, &c.-Messrs. O'Brien, Lucas, Redington, Litton, Barron, and
Young, support the Bill-Mr. O. Gore, Mr. Gibson, and Sir F. Trench

oppose it-Division in favour of the Bill-House in Committee-Lord

Clements—Sir E. Sugdeu-Sir F. Burdett--Division on the First

Clause-Mr. Shaw's Amendment to the 35th Clause-Lord Morpeth-

Colonel Conolly, Mr. Wrightson-Mr. O'Connell supports the Amend-

inent- Division-Remarks on Mr. O'Connell's conduct with respect to

the Bill-Unpopularity of the Measure in Ireland--Bill read a third

time-Negotiations between Sir R. Peel and Lord John Russell, with

respect to the Irish Questions-Declarations of the Parties (97

CHAPTER VII.

Dinner given to Sir Robert Peel by the Conservative Members of the

House of Commons-His Speech, describing his Policy as a Leader of

Opposition-Sir Thomas Acland's Motion for the Repeal of the Appro-

priation Clause-Lord John Russell opposes it-Ministerial Plan for

settling the Tithe Question-Lord Stanley-Lord Morpeth-Adjourned

Debate-Mr. Ward—Mr. Shaw-Mr. O'Connell-Disorder occasioned

by his Speech-Sir Robert Peel-Sir Thomas Acland's Motion nega-

tived on a Division-Sir Robert Peel declares his intentions with respect

to the Irish Questions—Lord John Russell House in Committee upon

the Irish Municipal Bill—Debate on the mode of taking the Value of

the Qualification-Meeting of the Whig Party at the Foreign Office -

Division on the Franchise Clause-Division on the Third Reading-

Debates in the House of Lords on the Bill-Lord Lyndhurst's Amend-

ment to the Franchise Clause-Bill read a Third Time as amended-

Amendments altered in the House of Commons-Conference between

the Two Houses-Lords’ Amendments finally rejected by the Commons
The Bishop of Exeter's three Resolutions on the subject of Irish Edu.

CHAPTER VIII.

Preparations for the Coronation-Lord Londonderry's Dissatisfaction-

Discussions in the House of Lords–Lord Fitzwilliam's Opinion of the

Ceremony – Marquess of Salisbury Lord Londonderry - Lord

Brougham -- Coronation-Exemplary conduct of the Populace-Mar-

shal Šoult's Popularity-City Banquet - Expences of the Coronation-

Debate in the House of Commons on the Tithe resolutions - Mr.

Ward's attack on Ministers for abandoning the Appropriation Clause--

Lord Morpeth-Mr. Hume-Mr. O'Connell

- Mr. Harvey-Mr. Shaw's

Amendment, that the proposed Deduction shall be 25 per cent. instead

of 30 per cent., carried-Lord Howick's anticipations of the results of

the Bill-Million Loan-Settlement of the Arrears--Proposals of Sir

R. Peel and Lord John Russell on this Subject--Debates on the third

Reading—Mr. D. Brown inoves that the Bill be read that Day six

Months-Lord Ebrington's strong Declaration against the Irish Church

Establishment-Sir Robert Peel states his readiness to support Church

Reform in Ireland-Mr. O'Connell's Opinion of the Bill-Mr. Grote

charges the Ministers with Tergiversation-Lord John Russell-Divi-

sion—Bill passes-Lord Melbourne introduces the Bill in the House

of Lords-Lord Broughamn's Observations on the Abandonment of the

Appropriation Principle-Bill passes the Lords—Debate on Grant to

Maynooth College Lord Morpeth’s Remarks on “ Froude's Remains"

-Mr. Gladstone's Vindication of the University of Oxford—Debates on

the Irish Poor-law Bill in the House of Lords-Lord Fitzwilliam-

Duke of Wellington supports the Bill - Lord Lyndhurst's Speech

against it-Lord Radnor-Lord Devon-Lord Brougham-Marquess of

Lansdowne-Division on second Reading-Amendinents in Committee

-Division on Lord Fitzgerald's Amendment-Bill passes the House of

Lords – Debate on the Malta Commission-Lord Ripon-Lord Glenelg

- Duke of Wellington-Projected Formation of a Colony in New

Zealand-Mr. F. Baring brings in a Bill for the Purpose of sanctioning

the Scheme-Opposed by Government-Mr. Hawes and Mr. Ward

complain of a Breach of Faith on the Part of Ministers-Lord Howick's

Vindication of his Conduct-Sir R. Inglis and Mr. W. Gladstone speak

against the Bill, which is also opposed by Sir W. James--Mr. Goul-

burn, Mr. Pease, and Lord Sandon, object to its Details—Bill lost

Attempt to persuade the House of Cominons to reconsider its Decision

with respect to the Site of the New Houses of Parliament-Colonel

Davies moves for a Select Committee--Is supported by Mr. Mackinnon

and Mr. Hume-Sir Robert Peel defends the present Site-Discussion

on the Subject generally-Motion negatived

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in Vindication of himself-Debate in the House of Commons on

Spanish Affairs – Lord Eliot-Mr. Cutlar Ferguson-Mr. Sidney Her-

bert-Sir Hussey Vivian-Mr. Pemberton-Nr. Sheil-Debate Ad-

journed-Unexpected Division-Discussion on the case of the Vixen-

Lord Palmerston's explanation-Duke of Wellington's Remarks on the

British Legion--Convention of Evora Monte-Debate in the House of

Lords on Lord Minto's alleged instructions to the Commanders of Ves-

sels on the Spanish Coast–Lord Broughain, Lords Minto and Mel-

bourne, at variance in their interpretation of the Quadruple Treaty-

Duke of Wellington rescues the Government-Division- Estimates

Navy-Army-Ordnance-Supply of Arms to the Spanish Government-

Reduction of the Yeomanry Cavalry-Discussion in the House of Com-

mons on the subject-Lord John Russell—Sir Robert Peel—Promotion

in the Marines-Defeat of Ministers—The Budget-Mr. Spring Rice's

intended issue of Exchequer Bills-Mr. W. Williams-Mr. Goulburn

-Sir John Reid's Remarks on the honourable conduct of the Ameri-

can Merchants—Mr. Villiers's Motion and Speech for Repeal of the

Corn Laws-Sir W. Molesworth-Division-Colonel Seale's Motion

with regard to honded corn-Division-Mr. Gillon's Motion for aug-

menting the allowance to the Duke of Sussex-Division-Mr. Hume's

Motion respecting the King of Hanover's allowance-Division-Rejec-

tion of Lord Canterbury's Claim for compensation on account of losses

sustained at the burning of the Houses of Parliament, Division-

Danish Claims-Mr. Warburton's Motion on the subject--Mr. Cress-

well's Motion in favour of the Claimants on account of losses of ships

and cargoes-Debate and Division on Mr. Spring Rice's declaration of

his intentions on the subject - Treasury Minute, carrying the Resolu-

tion into effect - Motion for the Repeal of the Soap Tax-Lord Savdon's

Amendment-Division

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Mr. Pryme’s Bill for the Abolition of Grand Juries in England - Debate

and Division-Lord John Russell's Bill respecting the Courts of Quar-

ter Session-Bill for the Abolition of Arrests for Debt on mesne Pro-

cess—Introduced to the House of Lords by the Lord Chancellor-

Referred to a Select Committee-Lord Chancellor's exposition of the

Measure-l'he Bill passes both Houses-Bill for the Recovery of

Tenements_after the determination of the Tenancy-Mr. Sergeant

Talfourd's Bill for giving Mothers a right of access to their Children-

Severity of the existing Law defended by Sir E. Sugden-Arguments in

its favour-Difficulties in the way of altering it-Sir E. Sugden's objec-

tions to Sergeant Talfourd's proposal—The Bill passes the Commons

after several Divisions-Lord Lyndhurst introduces it to the House of

Lords - Lords Brougham and Wynford oppose, and the Lord Chan-

cellor advocates it --Rejected on the Second Reading – Division-Pro-

test against the rejection, signed by Lords Holland and Lyndhurst, and

the Duke of Sutherland-Mr. Sergeant Talfourd's Bill for extending

Copy Right to Authors-Debate on the Second Reading-Analogy
between Literary and Mechanical Invention—The Chancellor of the

Exchequer supports the Bill-Mr. D'Israeli's Speech-Argument illus-

trated by cases of Gibbon-Southey-Sir Walter Scott-Substance of

arguments rgainst the Bill—Division on Second Reading-Lord John

Russell speaks discouragingly of the Bill-Lord Brougham's project for

empowering the Privy Council to extend Copy Right-International
Copy Right Act passed during the Session-Registration of Electors

Unpopularity of the New Poor-law-Means taken to inflame the people

against it-Opinion of the Educated Classes in favour of the Measure

-Lord John Russell obtains a Select Committee to enquire into the

operation of the Poor-law-Mr. Fielden's Motion for a Repeal of the

New Law-Discussion on the Subject-Mr. Harvey moves the previous

Question, which is negatived, as well as the Original Motion- Bishop

of Exeter presents a Petition to the House of Lords, relative to the

“ Dudley Dietary "-Discussion on the subject-Lord Radnor's Speech

and Calculations-Report of the Poor-law Commissioners - Their indis-

position to relax the rigour of the System, and their Reasons–Migra-

tion from the Southern Counties to the Northern-Results of the

Severe Winter - Progress of the New System-Inconveniences from the

Unions Incorporated under “ Gilbert's Act”—Mr. Tufnell's Report for

Kent and East Sussex-Decrease of Beer-shops-Distress of Hop-

growers-Cases of Faversham and Queenborough-Labourer's Balls-

System pursued by the Unions in Kent during the Winter-Savings

Banks and Benefit Societies-Mr. Steven's Report-Mr. Fielden's Mo-

tion relative to the Hand-loom Weavers-Combinations of Workmen-

Remarks on Trades Unions-General details of these Associations-

Inaugural Ceremonies—Tyranny-Prohibit task-work-Connected with

High wages and times of Prosperity-Trial of the Glasgow Cotton-

spinners—The two Indictments-Convicted on the minor Charges

Lord Brougham and Mr. Wakley bring the matter before Parliament

Mr. Wakley moves for a Committee-Mr. O'Connell's Speech and

account of the Combinations in Ireland - His Amendinent-

The Chan-

cellor of the Exchequer's Amendment-Committee Appointed-Factory

Children-Reirarks upon the Question-Lord Ashley-His New Bill

Opposed by Ministers-Sir R. Peel's Speech--Bill lost-Lord Ashley's

Resolution on the Subject-Lord John Russell's Speech-Mr. Hume-

Resolution lost - Beer Bill--Lord Brougham's proposed alteration of

the Law regulating the Sale of Beer-Duke of Wellington admits that

the System introduced by him is a failure-Lord F. Egerton brings the

subject before the House of Commons- The Chancellor of the Exche-

quer, Mr. Hume, Mr. Warburton, Mr. Hawes, and Mr. Wallace

defend the present System-Mr. Pakington, Lord Dungannon, Mr.

Darby and Mr. Brotherton condemn it-Mr. Aglionby and Mr. Par-

rott declare against any change-Report of the Pension List Com-

mittee

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