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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

STATE of affairs and of Public Opinion at the commencement of the year

-Opening of Parliament by the Queen in person---Her Majesty's

Speech-Debate in the House of Lords on the Address-Speeches of

Earl Ducie and Lord Lurgan, the mover and seconder--Attack on the

Foreign Policy of the Government by Lord Brougham-Speeches of

Lord Melbourne and of the Duke of Wellington ; emphatic Language

of the latter with respect to France-Address agreed to--Debate in the

House of Commons-Address moved by Lord Brabazon, seconded by

Mr. Grantley Berkeley-Discussion on Foreign Policy of the Govern-

ment-Speech of Mr. Grote in opposition to it-His concluding Re-

marks on the Domestic Policy of the Ministers-Defence of Foreign

Policy by Lord John Russell - His Answer to Mr. Grote on the Princi-

ples of the Ministry—Speeches of Mr. Hume, Mr. Milnes, Sir Robert

Peel, and Lord Palmerston—Address agreed to without division-Re-

marks on the Queen's Speech, and the Debate, and reflections on the

Foreign Policy of the Government-Discussion on bringing up the

Report on the Address—Sir R. H. Inglis's remarks on Repeal Agita-

tion in Ireland-Lord J, Russell's Answer-Votes of Thanks carried in

both Houses to the Officers engaged in the Syrian Expedition-Re-

marks of the Duke of Wellington on the Bombardment of Acre-Letter

of Sir Robert Stopford in acknowledgment of the Vote

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CHAPTER II.

Poor-Law Amendment Act-Expiration of the power of the Commis-

sioners-State of Public Opinion and division of Parties with respect

to the Law-Efforts of the Press-Lord John Russell moves for leave to

bring in a Bill-Vehement Opposition of Mr. Wakley and other Mem-

bers-Speeches of Sir F. Burdett and Lord John Russell-Debate on

second Reading-Speeches of Mr. D’Israeli, Mr. Wakley, Mr. Gally

Knight, Sir Robert Peel, Viscount Howick, and Lord John Russell --

Division on the second Reading—Motion of Mr. Townley Parker, that

the Bill should be committed that day six months, rejected by a large

majority-Strictures of Sir Robert Peel on the language used by the

Commissioners in their public Documents-Observations of Lord G.

Somerset and Viscount Sandon to a similar effect-Renewal of power

of Commissioners for five years carried-Discussion upon Union Schools

and compulsory Education Speech of Sir Robert Peel thereupon-Mr.

Colquhoun's motion for the appointment of Chaplains to Unions-Re-

marks - Ultimate fate of the Bill at the dissolution of Parliament-

Return of Mr. Walter for Nottingham-Progress and working of the

Poor-Law in Ireland-Inquiry in the House of Lords respecting Clon-

mel Union-Resolution of the House respecting the Secretary to the

Poor-Law Commissioners in Ireland

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