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Meeting of Parliament. Debates on the King's Speech, and on the Overtures
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Vote of Thanks to Sir Arthur Wellesley and his Army. Debate upon the Cam-
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paign in Portugal, and the Convention of Cintra.
State of public Opinion respecting Spain at the time of Sir John Moore's Retreat.
Return of his Army. Vote of Thanks to the Armay, and of a Monument to the
General. Reason why the Ministry and the Opposition agreed upon these
Points. Curiosity excited concerning Sir John Moore's last Dispatch. Debate
upon Mr Ponsonby's Motion for an Inquiry into the Conduct of the Campaign
in Spain. Mr Frere's Correspondence called for, and laid before the House,
General Moore's last Dispatch made public. Remarks on its Contents. •
Proceedings respecting Mr Frere's Correspondence with Sir John Moore. Earl
Grey's Motion of Censure against Ministers, for the Conduct of the War in
Spain. Pension granted to the Brother of Sir John Moore. Earl Temple's
Motion of Censure. Attack upon Colonel de Charmilly. General Moore's
Colonel Wardle gives Notice of a Motion against the Duke of York. Retrospec-
tive View of Circumstances relative to the Duke. The Plain Statement. 'Li-
bels upon the Duke. Major Hogan's Appeal. Its Falsehood detected. Prose
cutions instituted by the Duke. Debate upon Colonel Wardle's Motion. - 109
Proceedings of the Investigation. Case of Colonels Brooke and Knight -of Cap
tain Maling, and of Colonel French's Levy. Mr Dowler. Dr O'Meara. Miss
Taylor's Evidence-Mr Donovan's. General Clavering. Captain Tonyn's Case
-Colonel Shaw's. Samuel Carter. Major Turner. Kennet. Captain San-
don committed to Newgate. Examination of Evidence concluded. - - 12T
Duke of York's Letter to the Speaker. Mr Williams Wynn's Motion against Ge-
neral Clavering. Debates upon the Evidence. Motions of Colonel Wardle,
the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Bragge Bathurst, Mr Bankes, and Sir
Thomas Turton. Final Acquittal and Resignation of the Duke.
Effect of the Inquiry upon the Public. Parliamentary Proceedings arising from
it. Colonel Gordon's Lease at Chelsea. Lord Folkestone's Motion for a Com-
mittee of General Inquiry. Mr Perceval's Bill for the Prevention of the Sale
of Offices. Motions against Lord Castlereagh. Meeting at the Crown and An-
chor. Mr Curwen's Reform Bill.
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Motion of Sir Francis Burdett for Parliamentary Reform. Remarks on that Sub-
ject. Colonel Wardle's Budget of Retrenchments ; his Dispute with Mrs
Clarke ; hér Attack upon the Duke of Kent. His Royal Highness contradicts
Financial Affairs. The Budget. Mr Vansittart's Resolutions. Affairs of the
Army and Navy. Petition of the Captains,
Parliamentary Proceedings respecting Ireland. Motion concerning the Chief Se-
cretaryship. Flax Seed. Malt and Spirits Bill. Distilleries. Mr Beauchamp
Hin. 'Irish Revenue Regulation Bill." Paving and Lighting Board. Budget.
Inland Navigation and Draining. Tithes. .
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Affairs of the East India Company. Report of the Committee of Inquiry. Recall
of Cadets and Writers. Pohlman and Keylock's Trial. Measures of Reform
and Economy. Dutch Commissioners. Offices in Reversion. Motion for ex-
cluding Placemen from the House of Commons. Mr Whitbread's Motion
against Christian Frederick Walter, Storekeeper at the Military Depot. Insol-
vent Debtors. Bankrupt Laws, Cold Bath Fields Prison. Lord Auckland's
Resolution respecting Divorces. Cruelty Bill. Augmentation of Poor Livings.
Lord Sidmouth's proposed Amendment of the Toleration Act. Its Impractica- Whity sbewe. . . . . . .
The Brest Squadron gets out, releases the Squadron from L'Orient, and is blockas
ded in the Road of Air. Lord Cochrane appointed to command the Fire-Ships
in an Attack upon them. Failure of the Fire-Ships ; Success of the subsequent
Attack. Court Martials upon Lord Gambier, and upon the French Officers. 364
Capture of Martinique. Regulations concerning the Produce of the Island. Cap-
ture of the Saints. Expulsion of the French from Hispaniola by the Spanish
Cologists, aided by the English French Guiana taken for the Prince of Bra-
al by a Portugueze and British Force. Capture of Senegal. . -
Dispute with America. Debates upon the Orders in Council. Excellent Speech
Mr Stephen. Effects of the Embargo upon the British Colonies and upon
America itself. Non-Intercourse Bill. Apparent Progress towards Concilia-
toa. Arrangement concluded by the British Minister, Mr Erskine, in Oppo-
sibon to his Instructions, and Disavowed by his Court. Mr Jackson sent out.
Affairs of the Baltic. Revolution in Sweden. Peace between Sweden and Rus.
sa and Denmark. Proceedings of the English Squadron in the Baltic. Con-
duct of England towards Iceland and the Feroe Islands. The Prince of Au-
gustenburg elected Crown Prince of Sweden.
Tur between Russia and Turkey. Retrospective View of the Revolutions at Con-
stantinople since the Expedition to the Dardanelles. State of Servia. Rise of
Czerni George. Views of Russia and of France upon the Provinces of Euro-
pean Turkey. Events at Cataro. Mispolicy of this Country towards Greece.
Fall of Mustapha Bairacter. Campaign on the Drena and the Danube. 446
Spain. Retreat of the Central Army. Castanos deprived of the Command,
which devolves on Lapena. The Duke del Infantado appointed Commander,
Retreat of the Count de Alache s Division, which rejoins the Remains of the
Army at Cuenca. State of the Central Provinces. Proceedings in Estrema-
dur. The French pass the Tagus. Cuesta appointed to Command the Army
Treaty with Spain. Affairs in that Country after the Embarkation of the Eng-
lish. Coruna and Ferrol surrendered to the French. Alarm at Lisbon. Excel-
lent Conduct of Sir Robert Wilson. Morla's Intrigues at Cadiz. Firmness of
the Supreme Junta. They send Deputies into the Provinces. Siege and Cap-
ture of Rosas by the enemy.
Second Siege and Fall of Zaragoza. Honours decreed to that City, and its De
fenders and Inhabitants.
Proceedings of Buonaparte at Madrid and Valladolid. The Intruder enters the
Capital. The Central Army retires into Valencia. Advance of Cuesta in Es.
tremadura. Cruelty and horrible Crimes of the French. State of Affairs at
Cadiz: Discussions concerning the Admission of British Troops.
Disturbances at Cadiz. State of the War in Catalonia, Death of Reding. Min
quelets. Success of the Duke of Albuquerque. Cuesta defeated at Medellin.
Exertions of the Junta after that Defeat.
State of the War in Galicia. Soult enters Portugal. Capture and Recapture of
Chaves. General Freire killed by his Troops. Capture of Porto, and Massacre
in that City. The Spaniards recover Vigo. Success of Romana at Villafranca.
Perilous situation of Soult.
Changes in Germany since the Treaty of Campo Formio. Preparation for War
on the part of Austria. Commencement of Hostilities, and repeated Defeats
of the Austrians. Buonaparte appears before Vienna. . - - 575
Capture of Vienna. Passage of the Danube by the French. Battle of Aspern.
Schill's Insurrection and Death. Proceedings of the Duke of Brunswick. He is
checked in his career by the recall of the Austrians. Battle of Wagram. Ar-
mistice between France and Austria. Brunswick fights his way to the Weser,
and escapes to Heligoland.
State of the Tyrol. Insurrection planned by Hofer. Cruelties of Lefebvre in
that Country. The French and Bavarians twice expelled. The Roman States
aanexed to France. Buonaparte excommunicated. Peace with Austria conclu-
ded. The Tyrolese finally suppressed. Hofer betrayed, and put to Death. 640
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Expedition to Walcheren. Capture of Flushing. Abandonment of the farther
Objects of the Expedition. Disease among the Troops and Evacuation of the
Spain and Portugal. Sir A. Wellesley sent out. Speech of Lord Buckingham.
shire, Marshal Beresford takes the Command of the Portugueze Army. Sir
Arthur consults with Cuesta. The French win the Bridge of Amarante ; the
English advance against Porto, and Beresford retakes the Bridge. Flight of
Soult into Galicia. Victory of the Patriots at Villa Franca, Romana's Expedi.
tion into Asturias. Ney follows him. Success of the French at Gijon and St
Andero. They are driven out of Asturias, defeated at the Bridge of St Payo,
and finally compelled to evacuate Galicia.
Sir Arthur Wellesley enters Spain. Battle of Talavera. The Allies retreat af-
ter their Victory, and cross the Tagus. Mortier defeats part of Cuesta's Ar-
my at the Bridge of the Archbishop. Movement of Venegas till his Defeat at
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Sir Arthur Wellesley raised to the Peerage. Marquis Wellesley arrives in Spain.
Cuesta removed from the Command. Distress of the Armies for Want of Pro-
visions, Marquis Wellesley fails in his Attempts to introduce a better System.
The British retire to the Frontiers of Portugal. Battles of Tamames, Ócana,
and Alba de Tormes,
Siege of Gerona. Monjuic abandoned by the Garrison. Supplies thrown in by
Blake. The French repulsed in a general Assault. Exploit of O'Donnell, Dis-
tress of the City, which capitulates after a most glorious Defence. - . 768
Lord Collingwood destroys a Convoy bound from Toulon to Barcelona. Duel be-
tween Lord Castlereagh and Mr Canning, and Changes in the Ministry. Buo-