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CONTENTS,

CONTENTS.

HISTORY OF EUROPE.

CHAP. I.

Préliminary Observations --Meeting of Parliament --Speech from the Thrung

-- Marquis of Sligo, moves the Address-Lord Limerick Address unanie mously carried.-- Moved same Day in the Commons by Mr. Cropley Ashleyseconded by Mr. Burland.Questions put by Mr. For to the Ministryanswered by Mr. Addington - Address carried.Mr. Windham's Specch on the Report of the Address-Debate in the House of Commons, on the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus and Martial Law Actsand in the Lords - Bills passed.

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CHA P. II.

Army Estimates-Debate thereon-Speeches of Mr.Windham-Yorke-Gren

ville-Lord Castlereagh-Mr. For- Addington-Yorke-Corryand Colonel Hutchinson-Resolutions on the Estimates put and carried.- Volunteer Exemption Bill brought in-supported by Mr. Yorke- Alderman Price-and Mr. Addington-opposed by Colonel Crawford--Mr. Windham-Sir W'. Young and Lord Levison Gower-passes the House of Com. monsand Lords, after a slight Opposition.

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CHA P. III.

Inilisposition of his Majesty-Great Alarm and Uneasiness of the Public.

Conduct of Government upon the Occasion-- Favourable Communkations upon the Subject-Royal Assent given by Commission to several BillsHis Majesty appears in Public-- Tranquillity restored-Debates continuedVolunteer Consolidation Billread a first Time~ Repeated Debates thereon - State of the King's Health required from Ministers in the House of Com

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monsTheir Ansuer not satisfactoryMr. Pitt attacks the Natal Administration--Debate on Sir John Wrottesley's Motion for an Intestigation of the Causes of the Irish Insurrection-Division-negatired. 27

CHAP. IV.

Lord Chancellor's Declaration on the State of His Majesty's Health.-Mr.

Pitt's Motion on the Mal-administration of the Nary--Debate-Motion negatired.--Various Debates in the House of Commons on the Volunteer Consolidation Bill in the Lords.--Irish Militia rolunteer their ServicesKing's Message thereon-- Debate on the Address in the Lords and in the Commons-- Address carried.-Vote of Compensation to Lord Hood, and the Fleet under his Command, for the Ships captured at Toulon.Adjournment.

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CILA P. V.

Meeting of Parliament after the Easter Rccess--Volunteer Consolidation

Bill much debated in both Houses---Passel-- Debates on the Irish Militia Offer, and Irish Militia Augmentation Bills--in the Commons-and Lords. Mr. Fox's Motion for an Enquiry into the State of the Defence of the Country.Lust-Debate on the Motion for the Suspension of the Army of Reserve Act.--Small Majority of Ministers upon a DivisionThe Earl of Carlisle’s Motion for Papers respecting Admiral Rainier's Conduct-carried against Government-- Increasing Weakness of Administration-- Marquis of Stafford moves for a similar Enquiry in the Ilouse of Lords, with İlr. For's in the Commons-suspended at the Request of Ministers-Resignation of Mr. Addington---succeeded as Minister by Mr. Pitt.- Volunteer Consolidation Act passed.

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Parliamentary Proceedings continued.--Debates in the Ilouse of Commons on

the Abolition of the Slave Trade-Bill brought in by a considerable Alajority.- Additional Force Bill brought in by the Minister,-Debate thereon. Petition against the Lord Adrocate of Scotland-presented and ordered to lie on the Table.- Debate on the second Reading of the Slave Trade Billon the second Reading of the Additional Force Bill,—and on its Committal.-Slave Trade Bill committed.- Debates on the Amendments of the Additional Force Bill-engrossed, and read a third Time-passes the House of Commons by d small Majority.

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CHA P. VII.

Parliamentary Proceedings continued and concluded-Debates in the House

of Lords on the Additional Force Bill-carried by a considerable Ma-
jority.--Corn Trade Bill-Charge on the Lord Advocate of Scotland
Proceedings on the Petitions against Judge For-Stamp Duty Bill--India

Budget- Aylesbury Election Bill-Speuker's Address to the Throne-His
Majesty's Speech---Close of the Session.

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CHAP. VIII.

State of Parties at the Close of the Session of Parliament in the Year 1803

illustrated by an intercepted Letter, from Lord Grenville to the Marquis Wellesley.- Account of that Letter-generally conceived an authentic Documentand why.--Situation of the great Political Parties at the Commencement of the Year-Union in Public Conduct of the Oldand NewOppositions-gradual Accession of Mr. Pitt and his Friends thereto-Ur. Addington's Administration draws to a Periodand termi. nates-Mr. Pitt accepts the Otice of Prime Ministerand forms a Government, to the Exclusion of the Two Parties with which he had lately acted-Great Disappointment of the Public thereon-Defence made for him -on what Grounds-Letter from Lord Grenville to Mr. Pitt. 116

CII A P IX.

Retrospective View of the Situation of the Country.-Reduced State of the

Army and Navy -- Causes thereof.--State of Europe at the Beginning of the Year.--Capture of Goree by the French-Recapture.-Loss of the Apollo and her Convoy on the Coast of Portugal.— New Naval Administration.-Conduct of Lord Melville, as First Lord of the Admiralty.Unsuccessful Attempt of Sir Sydney Smith on the French Flotilla.--Capture of Surinan by the British Force.--Farther unsuccessful Attempts on the French Flotilla. Defeat of Admiral Linois in the Indian Seas by the Eust India Company's Homeward-bound Fleet.--Catamaran Project, Total Defeat thereof:-Capture of the Spanish Treasure Ships.--Conclusion.

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C H A P. X.

Sluie of Ireland.---Administration of Lord Hardwicke.- Discontents and

Meetings of the Catholics.--- Difficulties in the Currency.The City of
Dublin deprived of the Supply of fresh Water. -Great Popularity of the
Lord Lieu
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