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The Catholic Question—Public Conduct of the leading Members of the Cabinet as to that Measure—Their secret change of Policy—Meeting of Parliament—Speech from the Throne—The Address . . .
Bill for the Suppression of the Catholic Association—Dissolution of the Association—Mr. Peel resigns his Seat for the University of Oxford— His attempt to be re-elected—Defeated in his attempt—Ministerial proosition for the unconditional removal of 3. Disabilities—Mr. eel's Explanations and Defence of the Measure—Discussions in the House of Commons on the Proposition—Majority in favour of the Proosition—Political Conversions—Introduction and first reading of the ill for the Removal of Catholic Disabilities . . . . . [7
CHA PTER III.
Debate on the Second Reading of the Catholic Relief Bill–Speeches of Mr. Sadler, Mr. R. Grant, Sir Charles Wetherell—The Second Readin
carried—Amendments proposed in the Bill in the Committee—Amend
ment moved, to include the place of Prime Minister among the excepted
Offices—Bill read a third time, and passed by the House of Commons
—Sir Charles Wetherell dismissed from the Office of Attorney o
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The Catholic Relief Bill moved in the House of Lords-Debate on the Second Reading—Speech of the Duke of Wellington—Amendment, to throw out the Bill, moved by the Archbishop of Canterbury—Debate during three Days—Speech of the Bishop of Oxford in favour of the Bill—Opposed by the Archbishop of Armagh, and the Bishops of London and Durham—Speeches of the Lord Chancellor, Earl of Westmoreland, Lord Tenterden, Earl Grey, Lord Eldon—Lord Plunkett–Second Reading carried by a Majority of 105—The Bill is read a Third Time and passed, and receives the Royal Assent—Unwillingness of the King to consent to the Measure - - - • - - - - - ... [65
CHAPTE R. W.
Bill for the Disfranchisement of the Forty-Shilling Freeholders in Ireland—Mr. O’Connell claims to sit under the new Act—He refuses to take the Oath of Supremacy, and is heard at the Bar—The House resolves, that he must take the Oath of Supremacy, and orders a new Writ for the County of Clare—The Marquis of Blandford moves Resolutions in favour of Parliamentary Reform . . . . . . [98
CHA PTE R VII.
rupted by a change in the Ministry of Justice—The Queen opposes herself to the more lenient conduct of the New Minister—Continued Prosecutions and Punishments at Lisbon and Oporto–Sentence pronounced at Oporto, in their absence, against the Marquis Palmella, Count Villa Flor, and nineteen other General Officers—Forced issue of Paper Money–Necessities of the Government—Count Villa Flor takes the Command in Terceira in the Name of the Queen—An Expedition sails from Lisbon to reduce Terceira—The Troops effect a landing, but are totally defeated by Villa Flor—Spain recognizes the Title of Don Miguel–Brazil craves the armed interference of Britain, which is refused —A Portuguese Expedition sails from Plymouth to reinforce the Garrison of Terceira, under the pretext that the Troops on board were to be carried to Brazil—The British Government prevents them from landing —Don Pedro refuses to enter into any compromise with Miguel, and recals his Daughter from Europe.—SPAIN.—Executions at Barcelona— Partial Insurrections in Catalonia—Cadiz is erected into a free Port— Detection of a Fraud practised by Spain in relation to a French Loan,— ITALY.—Death of Pope Leo XII, and Election of Cardinal Castiglione, Pius VIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . [174
The NETHERLANDs.-Dissensions between the Ministry and the States General—Progress of the War in Batavia.-GERMANY-BRUNswick— Decision of the Diet in the Quarrel between the Duke of Brunswick and the King of Hanover . . . . . . . [200
Roof of the Campaign between Russia and Turkey—The Russian Fleet takes Sizeboli—The Turks are defeated in an attempt to retake it—The Russian Army, under General Diebitsch, crosses the Danube, and marches against Silistria—Skirmishes as it advances—The Russians invest Silistria—The Grand Vizier moves from Shumla to attack General Roth—Battle of Eski-Arnautlar—The Russians retire, and the Grand Vizier besieges Pravadi-Count Diebitsch marches from Silistria with part of the besieging Army to support General Roth, and relieve Pravadi-He joins General #. and they occupy the Defiles in the rear of the Vizier, without his being aware of it—Battle of Kulertscha—The Vizier forces open the Road to Shumla, and takes up a new position—The Russians renew the attack, and the Turks take to Flight—The Vizier regains Shumla–The Russians offer to open Negotiations — Silistria surrenders, and the besieging Army joins Count Diebitsch before Shumla—The Russians prepare to cross the Balkan, leaving a Corps to watch Shumla—They effect the Passage of the Kamtschick, and reach the summit of the Mountain, before the Vizier is aware of their Movements—They descend the Southern Side of the Balkan—They take Mesembri, Bourgas and Aidos, defeating, at the latter, a large body of Turks—They take Karnabut and Sambol, and push their advanced Guards towards Adrianople—The Vizier leaves Shumla by a circuitous route, and reaches Selimno on the Road to Adrianople—The Russians attack the Turks at Selimno, defeat them, and carry the Town—They advance to Adrianople, which capitulates, the Turkish Garrison dispersing—The Fleet takes Vassilico, Agathopolis and Ainada on the Euxine, and a detachment of the Army occupies Enos on the Mediterranean—Opening of the Campaign in Asia-The Turks