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LONGMAN AND CO.; J. M. RICHARDSON; HAMILTON AND CO.; SIMPKIN AND
CO.; J. RODWELL; HOULSTON AND STONEMAN; G. LAWFORD; J. DOWDING;
J. BUMPUS; COWIE AND CO.; CAPES AND SON; SMITH, ELDER AND
CO.; H. WASHBOURNE; H. G. BOHN; WALLER AND SON; J. THOMAS ;
L. BOOTH; W. J. CLEAVER; G. ROUTLEDGE; G. WILLIS ; J. GREEN:
AND TEGG AND CO.

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CONTENTS.

Re-assembling of Parliament, after the Christmas Recess, on the 3rd of Fe-

bruary-The West India Question becomes the first subject of Discussion

-Lord George Bentinck moves for a Select Committee of Inquiry-His

Speech-Speeches of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. James Wilson,

Mr. T. Baring, Mr. Bernal, Mr. Disraeli-The Motion is agreed to without

a Division-Loan of 200,000l. to some of the West Indian Colonies pro-

posed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.-Discussion thereon-Un-

favourable Intelligence received respecting the Condition of the West In-

dian Interest-Remedial Measures-Lord John Russell proposes his Plan

in the House of Commons on the 16th of June-He reviews the past

Legislation and existing Position of the Question at great length-The

Ministerial Scheme is unfavourably received-Sir John Pakington moves

an Amendment on the 18th of June, asserting the Claim of the Colonies

to more effectual Relief-Speeches of Sir E. Buxton, the Chancellor of the

Exchequer, Mr. K. Seymer, Mr. Hume, Lord George Bentinck, Mr. Hawes,

and other Members-A warm personal Discussion arises touching the

Administration of the Colonial Office-The Debate is continued by Ad-

journments at great length-Important Speech of Sir Robert Peel in

favour of the Ministerial Measure The Amendment is rejected by 260

to 245-Several other Amendments are moved, but without success, by

Mr. Bright, Mr. Barkly, Mr. Bouverie, and other Members-Lord John

Russell's Resolutions are finally agreed to and embodied in a Bill, which

passes through the House of Commons-Debates in the House of Lords

on West Indian Affairs-Earl Grey introduces the Question discussed in

the House of Commons affecting the Colonial Office, and vindicates his

own Conduct-Speeches of Lord Stanley, Lord Brougham, the Marquis of

Lansdowne, and other Members-Debate on the Second Reading of the

Sugar Duties Bill-Speeches of Earl Grey, Lord Redesdale, and Lord

Denman-The Second Reading is agreed to, and the Bill becomes

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