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CHA P. III.

Mr. Canning-Lord Henry Petty-and Mr. Perceval-Address carried, Nem. diss......

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CHAP. V.

The insatiable Ambition and insiduous Policy of France. -No Alternatire

for Britain between Resistance and Submission.The first Attentions of the Legislature called to the State of the Army and Navy. Ordnance Estimates moved in the House of Commons, by Mr. Calcraft. - Resolutions moved thereon-agreed to.-Motions by Lord Castlereagh, for the Returns of the Effective State of our Military Establishment-agreed to.--Army Estimates.--Number and Disposition of the Volunteers. - Result of the Alteration that had been made in the Recruiting System.-Observations by Lord Castlereagh on the Statements that had been laid before the House by the Secretary at War.- Reply to Lord Castlereagh, by Mr. Windham.New System for Recruiting the Army vindicated.-Strictures on that System by Mr. Perceval.-Mr. Perceval answered, and the New System defended by Lord Howick.- Remarks by Sir James Pulteney.--Speech of Sir John Doyle.-Observations by Mr. JohnstoneMr Rose and Mr. Thornton.-The New System defended by Lord H. PettyThe Resolutions agreed to.-Navy Estimates moved by Mr. Thomas Grenville.-New Arrangement proposed for a clear Statement of the Natal Estimates in future.-Resolutions moved by Mr. Grenville, agreed to.-Suns for Miscellaneous Services moved by Mr. Wunsittartamong these a Sum in Addition to what had been granted before to the Roman Catholic college at Maynooth-Which gives rise to animated conversations on this Subject:- The Speakers ; Mr. Perceval-Mr. BanksLord Stanley-Sir John Newport-- Mr. Grattan, Lord Mahon-Mr. Wilberforceand Lord Howick. All the Resolutions moved by Mr. Vansittart, agreed to......

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CH A P. VI.

Finances of the country.- Supplies.-Ways and Means.-Plan of Finance,

with its Object, proposed by Lord Henry Petty.-Eleven Resolutions relating to his Plan laid on the Table for the consideration of the House of Commons.--Objections to the Plan by Mr. Johnstone and by Lord Castlereagh.-Resolutions relating to a Plan of Ince, submitted to the House by Lord Castlereagh, in place of that of Luri H. P.-Objections to Lord H. Pi's Plan by Mr. Long-Lord H. P.'s Plan defended by Mr. Tierney,—and by Lord A P. himself. Farther Reasoning against Lord H. Pis Plan by Lord t'astle, eagh Fundamental Error in Lord C.'s Plan of Finance pointed out by 1:. Giles.-Lord H. P.'s Plan defended by Mr. David Gidily.- R. Altions on Lord H. P.'s Plan reported and agreed to. Plan oj tince 3 X 2

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CH A P. VII.

and ordered to be printed.- Reasons for postponing from time to time the Second Reading of the Bill.-Resolution, mored by Mr. Bankes against Granting Places or Offices in Reversion; and carried. - Motion by Mr. Martin for an Address to His Majesty, against Granting for Life any Office that had been hitherto held during His Majesty's pleasure.- A long Debate.-The Motion carried.-- Circumstances that led to a Change of Ministry, detailed by Lord Grenville in the House of Lords, and Lord Howick in that of the Commons.Committee of Inquiry into the Propriety of permitting Sugar and Molasses to be used in Distilleries and Breweries.-Conduct of the Marquis of Wellesley.- Freehold Estates.- Assets for Simple Contract Debis.--Administration of Justice in Scotland. Adjournment of Parliament

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CH A P. IX.

Meeting of Parliament afier the Adjournment.-New Ministry.Motion

by Mr. Brand respecting Pledges on the Part of Ministers to the King ;-negatived. -A Motion to the same Effect by the Marquis of Stafford in the House of Peers ;-negatired. And another against the Change of Administration in the House of Commons by Mr. Lyttleton ;-n gatired.- Churches and Glebe Houses in Ireland. Thanks for the Reduction of Monte Video.- Prorogation and Dissolution of Parliament

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Fragilily of Confederations.--Victorious Career of Buonaparte :-yet his

continued offers of Peace.-Circumstances that induced him to make such offers.- Miserable state of France. ---Conscripts.Campaign of Ten Days.- Battles of Heilsberg and Friedland.- Pacification of Tilsit.-War with Sweden.-- Evacuation of Stralsund.

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C H A P. XI.

Qualities required in a Statesman placed in a new and difficult Situation.

---Characters of Mr. Charles For and the Marquis of Lansdown. Folly of going to War with France in 1793.- Advantages of Unanimity and Perseverance in one Plan or System.- Unsteadiness and Vacillation in the Conduct of Great Britain and of Russia.- Different Enterprises.-- Individual Interests pursued by the Allies.-Constant Designs of Russia on the Ottoman Empire. The present Crisis deemed favourable for their Completion.-War between the Russians and Turks.

- Revolution at Constantinople.- Fruitless Expedition to the Dardanelles under the Command of Admiral Sir Thomas Duckworth.-3 X 3

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CHA P. XII.

CHAP. XIII.

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