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Althorp, Lord, introduces a bill for the reform of the Poor-laws;
his speech on the condition of Ireland;
invites the House of Commons to rescind a vote.
Amelia, Princess, death of.
Archdall, Mr., on Catholic Emancipation, note.
Association, Catholic, suppression of.

BAKER, Mr., moves a resolution on the dismissal of the Coalition
Barrington, Lord, moves the expulsion of Wilkes.
Battle, wager of, abolished.
Bernard, trial of, as accomplice of Orsini.
Bishoprics, provision for the increase of;
exclusion of the occupants of the junior bishoprics from the House of
resignation of, by aged bishops.
Blucher, Field-marshal, proposes to put Napoleon to death.
Boston, United States, tea ships at, boarded by rioters, and the cargo
thrown into the sea.
Bristol, Lord, denounces the appointment of the Chief-justice to a seat
in the cabinet.
Brougham, Mr., afterward Lord Chancellor, the chief adviser of the
defends the ministry for stopping Lord Powis's bill.
Brownlow, Mr., opposes Pitt's commercial reforms.
Buonaparte, Napoleon, detention of.
Burdett, Sir F., carries a motion for repeal of Roman Catholic
Burke, Mr. B., opposes the expulsion of Wilkes;
supports Mr. Grenville's act;
complains of the insolence of the House of Peers;
supports the repeal of the bill for taxing the American Colonies;
on annual Parliaments;
brings in a bill for economical reform;
his "short account of a late administration";
asserts the right of the House of Peers to examine the public
his violent language on the Regency Bill;
member of Lord Rockingham's second ministry;
his view of the attachment of the Colonies to England.
Bute, Earl of, Prime-minister in 1762;
resigns office.

CABINET, character of.
Camden, Earl of, approves the resolution of the House of Commons;
opposes the Royal Marriage Act;
supports Lord Chatham's views on the American question;
moves the Regency bill of 1788.
Campbell, Lord, his "Lives of the Chancellors" referred to;
his denunciation of the Declaratory Act;
and of the Regency bill;
on the Chief-justice in the cabinet.
Canada, disquietude in;
union of the two provinces.
Canning, Lord, grants the right of adoption to the Hindoo feudatories.
Canning, Mr. G., attacks the appointment of the Chief-justice to a seat
in the cabinet; becomes Prime-minister;
his opinion on the question in which House of Parliament the
Prime-minister should be.
Caroline, Princess of Brunswick, marries the Prince of Wales;
investigations into her conduct;
she dies.
Cave, Mr., punished for publishing reports of debates.
Census established.
Charlotte, Princess, birth of.
Chartists, rise of;
outrages of, at Birmingham and Newport.
Chatham, Earl of, Secretary of State in 1760;
Lord Privy Seal in 1767; supports Lord Rockingham's resolution on the
expulsion of Wilkes;
denies the power of the Parliament to tax America.
Church reform, sketched out by Sir Robert Peel;
earned by Lord Melbourne's ministry.
Clarence, Duke of, opposes the abolition of the slave trade;
his leaning toward the Whigs.
Clarendon, Earl of, omits to reply to the despatch of the French
Clergy, Roman Catholic, question of endowing the.
Colborne, Sir John crushes the insurrection in Canada.
Colonies, general grant of constitutions to, in New Zealand, the Cape,
and Australia.
Commons, House of privileges of, with respect to money bills.
Conventicle Act, repeal of.
Conway, General, Secretary of State, introduces a bill of indemnity.
Cornwallis, Lord, surrenders in America.
Corporations, reform of.
Crosby, Brass, Mr, Lord Mayor, commits a messenger of the House of
Commons, and is himself committed to the Tower.
Cumberland, Duke of, marries Mrs Horton.
Cust, Sir J, Speaker of the House of Commons.

DASHWOOD, Sir F., his revels at Medmenham Abbey.
Declaratory Act.
De Grey, Mr, Attorney-general, supports the resolutions against Wilkes.
Denbigh, Lord, defends the employment of Hanoverian troops at Gibraltar.
Denman, Lord Chief justice, his charge to the jury in the case of
Stockdale v. Hansard.
Disraeli, Mr B, his act for the trial of election petitions;
he denounces Sir Robert Peel for not resigning when defeated on the
condemns Lord Clarendon's omission to reply to the French despatch;
supports the House of Lords on the paper duties.
Dowdeswell, Mr, opposes the Royal Marriage Act.
Dundas, Mr, moves an amendment to Mr Dunning's resolution.
Dunning, Mr, afterward Lord Ashburton, supports Mr Glenvilles act;
criticizes a resolution on the influence of the crown.
Dunham, Lord, Governor of Canada.

EDUCATION, influence of the penal laws on in Ireland.
Eldon, Lord, on the coronation oath in connection with the Catholic
on the detention of Napoleon;
on life peerages.
Elgin, Lord, Governor general of Canada.
Ellenborough, Lord, supports the Additional Force Bill;
becomes a member of the Cabinet;
is recalled from the government of India by the Company.
Emancipation of Roman Catholics designed by Pitt;
concurred by the Duke of Wellington.
Erskine, Lord, as Chancellor, presides over the impeachment of Lord
resists Lord Sidmouth's Six Acts.

FITZGERALD, LORD E., opposes the English government.
Fitzgerald, Mr Vesey, is defeated in Clare.
Fitzgibbon, Mr (afterward Lord Clare), opposes the convention of
delegates in Dublin;
Attorney-general in Ireland, prosecutes the sheriff of Dublin;
supports the Regency bill.
Fitzwilliam, Earl, is dismissed from the Lord-lieutenancy of Yorkshire.
Five Mile Act repealed.
Fox, Mr C., opposes Mr Grenville's act;
on the privileges claimed by the House of Commons respecting
_note_, on Parliamentary reform and annual Parliaments;
urges the appointment as Prime-Minister of the Duke of Portland;
resigns office;
becomes Secretary of State;
his India Bill;
violence of his attacks on Pitt at the beginning of his ministry;
his opinions on Colonial policy;
denies the Prince's marriage;
opposes the Regency bill;
opposes the Alien Act and other bills;
opposes Pitt's commercial reforms;
becomes Secretary of State;
supports the abolition of the slave trade;
France, new revolution in 1848.
Franklin, Dr, is examined by the House of Commons on Mr Glenville's
measures of taxation.

GEORGE III., state of affairs at the accession of;
illness of in 1764;
firmness in the Gordon riots;
becomes deranged;
is attacked on the street;
resists the relaxation of Catholic restrictions;
becomes permanently deranged;
character of his reign.
George IV. succeeds to the throne.
Gladstone, Mr W.E., opposes the fortification of the dockyards;
proposes to repeal the paper-duties;
carries the repeal of the paper-duties;
desires to weaken the power of the House of Lords.
Gloucester, Duke of, marries Lady Waldegrave.
Gordon, Lord George, the Gordon riots.
Goulburn, Mr. H, is Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Grafton, Duke of, Prime-minister in 1767;
disapproves of American taxation.
Graham, Sir J., as Home-secretary, orders the opening of letters.
Grampound disfranchised.
Granville, Earl, defends life peerages.
Grattan, Mr. H., moves the repeal of Poynings' Act;
opposes Pitt's commercial reforms;
opposes Pitt's Regency bill.
Grenville, Mr. G., becomes Prime minister;
opposes the expulsion of Wilkes;
brings in a bill for the investigation of election petitions;
imposes taxes on the North American Colonies.
Grenville, Lord, introduces the Alien Bill;
opposes the Additional Force Bill;
brings in a bill for the abolition of the slave trade;
refuses a seat in the cabinet in 1812.
Grey, Mr. (afterward Earl), opposes the Regency bill;
opposes the Alien Act;
opposes the union with Ireland;
proposes to diminish the number of members of the House of Commons;
opposes the abolition of slavery;
refuses a seat in the cabinet in 1812;
becomes Prime minister;
his ministry brings in Reform Bill;
defends a proposed creation of peers;
mentions the sovereign's opinion unconstitutionally;
letters from office.
Grey, Earl (son of the preceding), his doctrine on the true principles
of colonial government;
on life peerages.
Gower, Lord F.L., carries a resolution for the endowment of the Roman
Catholic clergy.
Girizot, M., Foreign Secretary in France.

HALIFAX, Earl of, issues a general warrant against the publishers, etc.,
of _The North Briton_.
Hanoverian troops, employment of, at Gibraltar.
Hansard, Mr., publishes the Parliamentary debates.
Hardy, General, taken prisoner by Sir J. Warren.
Hill, Mr. Roland, proposes a reform of the Post-office.
Hillsborough, Lord, writes a circular letter to the North American
Hoche, General, sails for Ireland.
Holdernesse, Earl of, Secretary of State in 1760.
Holland, Lord, opposes the Regency Bill.
Holt, Chief justice, his decision on the question of slavery.
Holsmann, Mr., supports the House of Lords on the paper duties.
Humbert, General, taken prisoner in Mayo.

INDIA, Fox's India Bill;
Pitt's India Bill;
Mutiny in;
transfer of the authority of the Company to the crown;
establishment of the Order of the Star of India;
is visited by the Prince of Wales.
Ireland, affairs of;
connection with France;
rebellion in.

JAMAICA, planters in, compensated for the diminution of the value
of their property by the abolition of slavery;
disturbances in;
its constitution is suspended.
Judges, new tenure of their office.

KING, the, cannot be a witness in any legal proceeding.

LABOUCHERE, Mr. H., reproaches Sir Robert Peel for not resigning.
Leopold, King of Belgium, points of the insufficiency of the description
of Prince Albert.
Lewis, Sir. G.C., speech on the history and power of the East India
Liverpool, Lord, earnest for the universal abolition of the slave trade;
becomes Prime minister;
makes the Catholic question an open question in the cabinet;
brings in, and subsequently withdraws, a "Bill of Pains and
against the Queen;
attacked by apoplexy and dies;
contemplates an increased grant to Maynooth.
Lopes, Sir M., procures the return of Mr. Pool for Westbury.
Louise, Princess, marriage of.
Lowther, Sir John, obtains a grant of Inglewood Forest.
Luttrell, Mr., is declared elected for Middlesex.
Lyndhurst, Lord, carries an amendment on the Reform Bill;
introduces a Regency bill.

MACINTOSH, Sir J., applies himself to mitigate the severity of the law.
Mahon, Lord, brings in a bill to diminish the expenses of elections.
Mansfield, Lord, condemns general warrants;
insists on the necessity of a bill of indemnity;
vindicates the supremacy of Parliament;
his house is burnt by the rioters in 1780.
Martin, Mr., wounds Wilkes in a duel.
Massachusetts, riots in.
Maynooth, foundation of a college at;
is enlarged and more fully endowed.
Melbourne, Lord, becomes Prime-minister;
resumes office;
mismanages the arrangements for Prince Albert.
Melville, Lord, is impeached.
Metternich, Prince, is driven from Vienna.
Miles, Mr., defeats the government on the sugar-duties.
Moira, Lord, employed by the Regent to negotiate with the Whig leaders
in 1812.
Money-bills, power of the House of Lords as to.
Montesquieu, M. de, his opinion of the English constitution.
Montmorin, M., Wilberforce writes to him on the subject of the

NAPOLEON, Louis, is elected President of the French Republic;
his _coup d'état_;
conspiracy against.
Navigation laws, the, repeal of.
Nelson, Lord, his victory at Copenhagen.
Newcastle, Duke of, Prime minister in 1760.
New Shoreham, disfranchisement of for bribery.
Newspapers, tax on, reduced and afterward abolished.
Nicholas, Emperor of Russia, writes to the Queen.
Normanby, Lord, ambassador in Paris, complains of Lord Palmerston.
North, Lord, supports the decision in favor of Mr. Luttrell;
opposes Mr. Grenville's act;
opposes Mr. Seymour's bill to limit the _Nullum Tempus_ Act;
opposes reform of Parliament;
rejects the demands of Ireland.
Northington, Lord C., defends the embargo on corn;
indicates the supremacy of Parliament.
_Nullum Tempus_ Act, the, extended.

O'CONNELL, Mr. D., is returned for Clare;
is chief of the Catholic Association.
Octennial act for Ireland.
"Olive Branch, the,"
Onslow, Colonel, complains of the publication of the debates.
Orsini, conspiracy of.

PALMERSTON, Lord, is dismissed from the Foreign-office;
introduces the bill for the transfer of the government of India to
the crown;
writes to the Queen on the abolition of the authority of the East
India Company;
is defeated on the Conspiracy Bill and resigns;
returns to office;
disapproves of the reduction of the paper-duty;
desires to uphold the House of Lords.
Papineau. M., organizes an insurrection in Canada.
Parke, Sir J., is created a peer for life.
Parliament, first meeting of the United.
Peel, Sir Robert, responsible for the change of ministry in 1834;
becomes Home-secretary;
resigns his seat for Oxford and fails to be re-elected;
impropriety of his resignation;
speech on introducing the bill for Catholic Emancipation;
becomes Prime-minister;
declines to form an administration in 1839;
supports Lord J. Russell's resolutions in the case of Stockdale _v._
his opinion on the question in which House the Prime-minister should
becomes Prime-minister in 1841;
revises the commercial tariff;
suspends the Corn-law;
causes its abolition.
Peel, Colonel, organizes the Volunteers.
Peerages, life, legality of.
Peers, the House of, strikes out of a corn bill some clauses giving
their right to inquire into the public expenditure asserted by Lord
Camden and others;
their privileges as to money-bills;
provisions as to Irish peers in the Act of Union;
proposed creation of peers to carry the Reform Bill considered;
the House of Peers rejects the abolition of the paper-duty.
Penal laws, in Ireland;
repeal of;
in the United Kingdom.
Penu, Mr., sent from America to England with "the Olive Branch."
Perceval, Mr., becomes Prime-minister;
proposes a Regency bill;
is murdered.
Percy, Lord, proposes the entire abolition of slavery.
Persigny, M. de, French Secretary of State, his despatch on Orsini's
Pigott, Sir A., brings in a bill on the slave-trade.
Pitt, see Earl of Chatham.
Pitt, Mr. T., denounces the influence of the crown.
Pitt, Mr. W., on the privileges of House of Commons respecting
becomes Prime-minister;
his long struggle against, and eventual defeat of the Opposition;
comparisons between his father and him;
his India bill;
his Quebec bill;
his Regency bill;
founds Maynouth;
carries the Irish Union;
resigns on the Catholic question.
Plunkett, Mr., opposes the Irish Union.
Ponsonby, Mr. G., condemns the policy of open questions.
Poor-law, the, reform of.
Portland, Duke of, becomes Prime-minister;
Post-office, reform of;
letters opened by the order of the Secretary of State.
Powis, Earl, brings in a bill to preserve the Welsh sees.
Pownall, Governor, introduces a corn bill.
Poynings' Act;
repeal of.

RADETSKY, MARSHAL, his campaign in North Italy.
Reform of Parliament, Alderman Sawbridge proposes a measure of;
Mr. Pitt brings in a bill for;
agitation for, in 1818;
introduced and carried by Lord Grey's administration;
the people indifferent to farther reform.
Regency bill of 1764;
of 1840;
former Regency bills had been passed in the reigns of Edward III.,
Richard II., Henry VI., and George II.;
in Ireland;
bill of 1810.
Registration, extension of, 342.
Rice, Mr. Spring, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduces
Post-office reform;
as Lord Monteagle proposes the rejection of the paper-duty bill.
Roberts, Mr., returning officer for New Shoreham.
Rochfort, Lord, introduces the Royal Marriage Act.
Rockingham, Marquis of, Prime-minister in 1768;
moves a resolution condemning the proceedings against Wilkes;
Prime-minister a second time;
repeals the American taxes;
disapproves of the employment of Hanoverian troops at Gibraltar;
wisdom of his policy toward America;
his speech on the influence of the crown;
becomes Prime-minister a second time.
Rolle, Mr., moots the question of the Prince's marriage.
Romilly, Sir S., opposes the Regency bill;
applies himself to reforms of the law.
Rose, Mr., opposes Sir A. Pigott's bill on the slave-trade.
Russell, Lord J., his opinion on Fox's conduct in Opposition;
on the Regency bill;
carries the repeal of the Test Act;
introduces the Reform Bill;
introduces a bill for municipal reform;
his resolutions in the case of Stockdale v. Hansard;
becomes Prime - minister.
Russia, war with.

SANDWICH, EARL OF, denounces Wilkes's "Essay on Woman."
Sarsfield, General, takes refuge in France.
Savile, Sir G., his bill for the limitation of the _Nullum Tempus_ Act.
Seaforth, Lord, reports of the treatment of slaves in Barbadoes.
Seditious Meetings Act.
Shelburne, Lord, denounces the employment of Hanoverian troops at
becomes Prime-minister.
Sheridan, Mr. R., his language on the Prince's marriage;
opposes the Alien Act;
conceals Lord Yarmouth's intention to resign.
Sidmouth, Lord, as Home-secretary, introduces six bills for the
suppression of sedition;
resigns office.
Slavery, abolition of.
Slave-trade, abolition of.
Smith, Mr. W., M.P. for Norwich, on repeal of the Five Mile Act.
Somersett, is released by Lord Mansfield.
Stamp Act, imposed on the American Colonies by Mr. Grenville;
repealed by Lord Rockingham.
Stanley, Mr., afterward Lord, and afterward Lord Derby, denounces the
Catholic Association;
brings in a bill for the abolition of slavery;
fails in the attempt to form a ministry in 1845;
becomes Prime-minister in 1852;
proposes a committee on life peerages;
becomes Prime-minister;
St. Vincent, Lord, opposes the abolition of the slave-trade.
Stockdale, Mr., brings an action against Messrs. Hansard.
Sugar-duties, Sir Robert Peel's ministry is defeated on a reduction of.
Sussex, Duke of, protests against some clauses of the Regency Act.
Sydenham, Lord, Governor-general of Canada.

TANDY, NAPPER, proposes a congress.
Temple, Earl, his interview with George III.
Test and Corporation Acts are repealed.
Thurlow, Mr., afterward Lord Chancellor, on the case of Wilkes;
defends the employment of Hanoverian troops at Gibraltar;
denounces Fox's India Bill;
approves of the King's employment of Lord Temple.
Tone, Wolfe, commits suicide.
Townsend, Lord, Lord-lieutenant of Ireland.
Townsend, Mr. C., re-imposes taxes on North America.
Traitorous Correspondence Bill.
Troy, Dr., petitions for a Roman Catholic college in Ireland.

UNION, the Irish.
Union with Scotland, obstacles to, and advantages resulting from.

VICTORIA, Queen, succeeds to the throne;
her careful exercise of her duties;
draws up a memorandum for the guidance of the ministers;
writes to foreign sovereigns.
Victoria, the province of, grant of a constitution to.
Villiers, Mr. C., advocates the repeal of the Corn-laws.
Volunteers, rise of the Irish, 158; rise of the English.

WALES, Prince or, son of George III., his conduct and establishment;
marries Mrs. Fitzherbert;
is attacked in the streets;
See George IV.
Wales, Prince of, son of the Queen, visits India.
Walpole, Sir R., the case of;
on election petitions;
refuses to repeal the Test Act;
his general policy.
Walpole, Mr. Spencer, supports the Conspiracy Bill.
Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester, denounces Wilkes.
Ward, Mr., his motion on the appropriation of Church funds.
Wedderburn, Mr., on the case of Wilkes;
supports Mr. Grenville's act;
his opinion on the Riot Act;
the chief legal adviser of the Prince of Wales;
suggests the Traitorous Correspondence Bill;
excites the King to resist the removal of Catholic disabilities.
Wellesley, Marquis, proposed to be appointed Prime-minister.
Wellington, Lord, afterward Duke of, his victories in the Peninsula and
in France;
becomes Commander-in-chief;
advises the King to decline dining with the Lord Mayor;
fails in the endeavor to form an administration;
becomes temporary Prime-minister, holding several offices;
condemns the recall of Lord Ellenborough.
Westmoreland, Lord, opposes the abolition of the slave-trade.
Wetherall, Sir Charles, is attacked at Bristol.
Weymouth, Lord, Secretary of State, writes a letter to the Surrey
Whately, Archbishop, his opinion on the Lord-lieutenancy of Ireland;
Whitbread, Mr., promotes the impeachment of Lord Melville.
Wilberforce, Mr. W., proposes the admission of Roman Catholics to the
devotes himself to the abolition of the slave-trade.
Wilkes, Mr., sets up _The North Briton_;
criticises the King's speech;
is apprehended;
is expelled the House of Commons for printing the "Essay on Woman;"
is elected for Middlesex, expelled, and re-elected;
as Lord Mayor behaves with spirit during the Gordon riots;
procures the expunction of the resolutions against him.
William IV., his conduct on the Reform Bill;
Windham, Mr., brings in a bill for reenforcing the army.
Wolseley, Sir C., is elected M.P. by a Birmingham convention.

YARMOUTH, Earl of, Lord Chamberlain.


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