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State of Europe at the Commencement of 1806.-Consequence of the Battle
of Trafalgar.-Animosity of Bonaparte against England.-Probability of
Invasion.-Effects of the disastrous Coalition of 1805.-Ministry of En-
gland.-Meeting of Parliament.-Speech from the Throne-Address.-
Amendment read, but not moved.-Last Illness and Death of Mr.
Pitt.-Remarks on some Parts of his Character.-Honours rendered
to his Memory.



State of the Ministry on Mr. Pitt's Death-Lord Hawkesbury refuses to un-
dertake the Government, but accepts the Cinque-Ports-Lord Grenville has
an Audience of his Majesty―Reflections on the result of it.-Component
Parts of the New Administration-New Opposition-Old Opposition-
Lord Sidmouth's Party-The Catholic Question-Lord Grenville has a
second Audience of his Majesty-Difficulty started about the Army-
Third Audience-New Administration finally settled-New Cabinet.--Mr.
For declines being first Lord of the Treasury-Auditorship of the
Exchequer Bill-Debates on the Lord Chief Justice being appointed to a
Seat in the Cabinet-Disposition of the Court and Country towards the
New Ministry-Opposition of the Ex-ministers-Imperfect Union of the
Parties composing the New Ministry-Reflections on the Coalition be
tween Lord Grenville and Mr. Fox.



Military System-Army of Reserve Bill-Additional Force Bill-Notice of
a Motion for the Repeal of the Additional Force Bill-Petitions against it


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Conversation in the House of Commons arising out of a Question put
to Mr. Windham by Mr. Long-Conversation in a Committee of the Howe
on the Army Estimates-Mr. Windham Refuses to fix a Day for bringing
forward his Military Plans-Debate on the Ordnance Estimates-Debate
on the Motion for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Repeal of the Additional
Force Bill-Debate on the Production of Military Opinions on Enlistment
for a Term of Years-Additional Force Repeal Bill-Debate on the First
Reading-On the Second Reading-On the Motion for going into a Com-
mittee in the Committee on the Third Reading-in the House of Lords
on the Second Reading-Mutiny Bill-Debate in the House of Commons
on the Clause introducing limited Service-On bringing up the Clause-Oa
filling up the Blanks in the Clause--On the Third Reading of the Bill—
Debate in the House of Lords on the Production of Military Opinions-
On the Clause of the Mutiny Bill introducing limited Service-On the Third
Reading of the Mutiny Bill-Debates in the House of Commons on the
Chelsea Hospital Bill-The Training Bill-The Volunteer Officers' Bill
--and Militia Officers' Bill-Increase of Pay to Infantry Officers, and to
Officers and petty Officers of the Navy-Greenwich Hospital Bill-
Foreign Troops Enlistment Bill.


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Finance.-Budget.-Loan.-War Taxes.-Taxes to provide for the Interestof
the Loan.-Irregularity of bringing forward the Ways and Means before
the Army Estimates.-Property Tax.-Exemption of His Majesty's funded
Property from the Operation of this Tax.-Pig Iron Tax.-Private Brew-
ery Tax.-Increase of Assessed Taxes.-Assessed Taxes Allowance Bill.—
• Irish Budget-Regulation Bills.-Of the Office of Treasurer of the Ord-
nance. Of the Excise.-Customs.-Stamp Office.-Post Office.-Office of
Surveyor General of Woods and Forests.-Custom-House Officer's Bill.—
Inaudited Public Accounts.-West India Accounts Bill.-Auditors of Public
Accounts Bill.-Abuses in the Barrack Department.—Grants to the Family
of Lord Nelson.-To Lord Collingwood.-Sir Richard Strachan, and
Sir John Duckworth.-Royal Family Annuities Bill.-Corn Intercourse
Bill.-American Intercourse Bill.-Tortola Free Port Bill.-Woollen
Manufacture Committee.



Slave Trade.-Sir Arthur Pigott's Bill.—Bill for preventing the Increase of
the British Slave Trade.-Resolutions against the Slave Trade in both
Houses of Parliament.-Act to amend the Laws relating to Bankrupts.—
Insolvent Bill.-Bill to prevent ex parte Publications in Criminal Pro-
ceedings.-Witness Declaratory Bill.—Reform of the Court of Session of
Scotland.-Bill to explain and render more effectual the Treeting Act-


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The German Empire the natural Barrier of Europe against France.-Conse
quences of the Elevation of the House of Brandenburg.—Prussia the na
tural Ally of France.-Policy pursued by Prussia since the French Revo-

lution. Consequences of that Policy.-Conduct of her Cabinet in 1805.-

Her Determination to remain neutral in the impending War.-Violation of

Anspach.-Convention of Potzdam.-Marks of the Displeasure of Prussia

at the Conduct of France.-Mission of Haugwitz to the French Head

Quarters.-Treaty of Vienna between France and Prussia.-Occupation of

Hanover by the Prussians.-France refuses to confirm the Modifications

inserted by Prussia in the Treaty of Vienna.-Mission of Haugwitz to Paris.

-Treaty of Paris-Surrender of Anspach, Bayreuth, and Cleves.-An-

nexation of Hanover to Prussia.—Exclusion of the English Flag from

Ports of the German Ocean, under the controul of Prussia.-Remon-

strances of the English Ministry -Embargo on Prussian Vessels.-Block

ade of the Prussian Ports.-His Majesty's Message on the War with

Prussia.-Hanoverian Declaration.—-Letters of Marque issued against

Prussian Vessels.-War between Prussia and Sweden.-Causes that led to

a Rupture between France and Prussia.-The Investiture of Murat in the

Duchies of Berg and Cleves.-The Offer to restore Hanover to the Kingof

Englund. The Continuance of the French Army in Germany.-The Indig

nation universally felt aud expressed at the Conduct of Prussia.-Confede

ration of the Rhine.-Dissolution of the German Empire, and Abdication

of the Emperor.--Resistance of the French to the Formation of a

Confederacy in the North of Germany.-Recall of Lucchesini,

and Mission of Knobelsdorf to Paris.-Prussian Ultimatum.—Delay of

Prussia in announcing to Russia and England her Intention of going

War with France.-Mission of Lord Morpeth to Prussia.-His Reception

by the Prussian Ministers.-Blockade of the Prussian Ports and Rivers



Negotiations for Peace between England and France-Circumstances which

led to the first Overture from France-Mr. Fox proposes that Russia

should be a Party to the Negotiation-Objections of M. Talleyrand to the

Intervention of Russia-Discussions on this Subject, and Failure of the

Negotiation-Second Overture from the French Government through Lord

Yarmouth-Favourable Nature of the Terms proposed-Minute of Lord

Yarmouth, containing the Particulars of his Conversation with M. Tal-

leyrand― Return of Lord Yarmouth to Paris-French retract their former

Offers-Impression which their shuffling Conduct makes on the English Mi-

nistry, and particularly on Mr. Fox-His Unwillingness to give up Sicily-

Instructions to Lord Yarmouth-M. D'Oubril signs a separate Peace for

Russia-Lord Yarmouth produces his full Powers-Resolution to send

Lord Lauderdale to Paris-Joint Representation to the French Negotia-

tors from Lord Lauderdale and Lord Yarmouth-Delays created by the

French Negociators-Emperor of Russia refuses to ratify D'Oubril's

Treaty-Whereupon the French are ready to give more favourable Terms

to England-But the English Minister refuses to sign any but a provision-

al Treaty without the Concurrence of Russia-Violence and Impatience of

Bonaparte moderated by his Ministers-Final Conference of Lord Lau

derdale with M. Champagny-Mistake of supposing that the Negotiation

broke off on Account of the Refusal of the French to cede Dalmatia to the

Russians-Review and justification of the Conduct of the English Cabinet

throughout the Negotiation-Reception of the News of the Failure of the

Negotiation in England-Account of D'Oubril's Treaty-Favourable

Disposition of the new Russian Cabinet towards England.

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