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J. G. & F. RIVINGTON;
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, AND CO.; JEFFERY AND SON; J. M. RICHIARDSON;

J. BOOTH; J. BOOKER; RODWELL; SHERWOOD, GILEERT, AND PIPER;
HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO.; G. LAWFORD; J. DOWDING; WHITTAKER,
AND CO.; SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.; T. LAYCOCK; AND A. RENSHAW.

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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

State of Parties-Effect of the dismissal of the Ministry on the state of

Parties and on Public Opinion-Coalition of the late Ministry with

the Radicals and Papists-Overtures made by Sir Robert Peel to Lord

Stanley and Sir James Graham, and declined-Dissolution of Par-

liament-Principles of the different Parties General Election-Popish

Intimidation in Ireland-Determination of the Opposition to oppose Mr.

Abercromby to the late Speaker-Ecclesiastical Commission. (1

CHAPTER II.

Meeting of Parliament-Debate on the Election of the Speaker-Speeches

of Lord Francis Egerton-Mr. Dennison—Sir Charles Manners Sutton

-Mr. Abercromby-Lord Stanley-Lord John Russell—Sir Robert

Peel-Mr. Abercroin by chosen by a majority of ten-Sir Charles Sutton

raised to the Peerage.

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CHAPTER III.

Opening of the Session-King's Speech-Address in the House of Lords,

carried without a division-Formation and Policy of the New Govern-

ment attacked by Lord Melbourne and Lord Brougham, and defended

by the Duke of Wellington and Lord Lyndhurst+Declarations of the

Earl of Ripon and Duke of Richinond-- Amendment moved to the

Address in the House of Commons-Nature and object of the Amend-

ment-Speeches of Lord Morpeth-Mr. Pemberton--Sir R. Peel. [37

CHAPTER IV.

Continuation of the Debate on the Address-Speeches of Mr. Robinson

-Mr. Ward-Lord Stanley, supports the Address-Speech of Lord

John Russell for the Amendment-Speeches of Mr. Goulburn-Lord

Dudley Stuart, Mr. Sergeant Goulburn, and other Members--Lord

Howick supports the Amendment, but in the hope that, though it

should be carried, Ministers will not resign-Speech of Sir James

Grabam for the Address, and Mr. O'Connell for the Amendment-

Amendment is carried by a majority of seven-Discussion on the bring-

ing up of the Report-Speech of Mr. Tennant-The King's answer. [72

CHAPTER V.

Discussion in the Lords regarding the Slavery Abolition Act Conduct

of the Ministry in its execution-Questions put in the House of Com-

mons regarding the policy of Ministers, and rumours of an inten-

tion to dissolve Parliament-Answer of Sir Rohert Peel-Mr. Hume

gives notice of motion to limit the votes on the Estimates to six

months, which he subsequently reduces to three months-He abandons

the motion-Motion by the Marquis of Chandos to repeal the Malt-

tax-Speech of Sir Robert Peel against it-The Opposition likewise

resist it, and it is lost by a large Majority---Discussion in the Commons

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