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beyond the month of June. But, on the present occasion, the greater degree of labour required in the composition of the volume rendered it impossible to complete it by the usual time. Had we attempted to hasten the period of our publication by a few weeks, we could not have presented to our readers so faithful and distinct a narrative of the business of the year as that which we now lay before them.

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STATE of the Country-Meeting of Parliament-King's Speech and the

Address-Measures proposed for relieving the Commercial Distresses--
Prohibition against Stamping small Notes--Mr. Hume's Motion for
Returns of Bankrupt Country Banks-Bill brought in to prohibit the
Circulation of small Notes after Feb. 5th, 1829Exception in favour
of the Bank of England-Mr. Hume's Motion to require Security from
Country Banks Reasons for limiting the Bill to England-Scottish
Banks

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CHAPTER II.

Arrangement with the Bank of England-Bill brought into the House of

Lords to enable private Banks to have an unlimited Number of Partners
-Clause introduced authorising the Bank of England to establish
Branch Banks-Discussion on the Propriety of relieving the existing
Distress by an Issue of Exchequer BillsThe Bank agrees to advance
Money upon

Security-Bill to enable Factors holding Documents of Property in Goods, to pledge them to the Bank as effectually as if they were the real Owners--Appointment of a Committee on Emigration. CORN Laws: Mr. Whitmore's MotionBill to allow the admission of Bonded Corn into the Market-Bill to authorize Government to Import a limited quantity of Foreign Grain during the Recess-Mr. Ellice's Motion on the State of the Silk Trade-Petitions concerning the Navigation Laws-Mr. Huskisson's Statement of the Effects of the recent Alterations in these Laws-Relaxation of the Navigation Laws in favour of the new South American States.

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CHAPTER III.
FINANCE.-The Budget Mr. Maberly's Resolutions on the National

Debt-Mr. Hume's Motion on the State of the Nation, and Forty-five
Resolutions regarding the Finances Opposition to the Navy Estimates
-Mr. Hobhouse's Motion to reduce the Army-Discussion on the
Expense of the Diplomatic Establishment

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CHAPTER IV.

Bill to prevent Bribery at Elections-Resolutions against Bribery-Lord

John Russell's Motion on Parliamentary Reform-Mr. Abercromby's

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Motion for amending the Representation of Edinburgh-Motion to disfranchise non-resident Freemen in Ireland-Resolutions for the Parliament occasionally in Dublin and Edinburgh-Privilege of Mem

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be summoned on Juries Restoration of forfeited Scottish 0 Peerages-Debate on Motion to disjoin the Presidency of the Board of 10 Trade from the Treasurership of the Navy Bill for the Consolidation of of the Criminal Law-Debate on Motion to allow Counsel to Prisoners Pon Trial for Felony--Case of Mr. Kenrick-Proceedings regarding the to Court of Chancery podannounce Storia dela

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CHAPTER V. ili IRELAND.-Catholic Emancipation- State of the Protestant Church in withe Province of Munster-Motion for a Committee of Inquiry upon the

First-Fruits-Motion for a Committee on the levying and application Jun of Church Rates--Education Chartered Schools Bill to regulate the 21-Relation of Landlord and Tenant-Motion for a Committee on Tolls - and Customs

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COLONIES.-Slave Trade-Motion regarding the Trials of Slaves in Jamaica--Resolutions of the Commons on the Slave Trade adopted by the Lords-Motion by Lord Suffield to disqualify Proprietors of Slaves

from being public Functionaries --Motion to the same effect made in * ' 'the Commons by Mr. Smith-Petitions from the Council and House of

Assembly of Antigua, and the West-India Merchants-Mr. Brougham's
Motion on the Conduct of the Colonies.-INDIA.—Jury Bill-Education

of Writers—Petition of Mr. Buckingham complaining of the
tu Government referred to a Committee.-CANADA.Naturalization

Act 14 FOREIGN RELATIONS.—The Alien Act.-PROROGATION AND

DissOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT

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General Election-State of the Harvest-Importation of Grain allowed

Meeting of the new Parliament-King's Speech-Amendment on the Address in the House of Lords, moved by Lord King-Amendment on the Address in the House of Commons, moved by Mr. Hume-Amendment moved by Mr. Western-Act of Indemnity-Motion for a Select Committee on Joint-Stock Companies--Resolutions against Bribery at Elections, moved by Lord Althorp-Resolutions for regulating Committees on Private Bills, moved by Mr. Littleton-King's Message respecting the Conduct of Spain towards Portugal-Mr. Canning's Speech on an Address in Answer to the Message Discussion in the House of Commons–Mr. Canning's Reply,Address moved in the House of Lords Speech of the Duke of Wellington--Sailing of an Armament for Portugal-Adjournment

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stitution of Portugal - Promulgation of the Constitution-State of
Public Opinion-Discontent of the Ultra-Royalists, and Desertions
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Spain and the Marquis of Chaves-Spain refuses to disarm the Deserters,
-Conspiracy discovered in Lisbon-Decree against Emigrants
Demands of the Portuguese Envoy-Revolts in Algarves and Tras-os-
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the Oath to the
Constitution--Renewed Remonstrances of the Portuguese Envoy at
Madrid--

Preparations of the Rebels-They invade Portugal Spanish
Minister at Lisbon suspended Assurances given by Spain Progress
of the Rebels in Tras-os-Montes-Revolt in Lamego-Insurrection in
Beira-Progress of the Rebels under Magessi in the Alentejo-Magessi
is driven back into Spain--He re-enters Portugal in the Province of
Beira-Revolt in Almeida-Military Movements of the Rebel Com
manders and of the Constitutional Troops-Arrival of British Troops
at Lisbon--The Rebels defeated at Coruches--They retreat into
Spain

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CHAPTER XIII.
TURKEY.-Ultimatum of Russia, regarding Wallachia and Moldavia ; it

is acceded to by the Porte-Conferences at Ackerman between Russia
and Turkey-Settlement of their Differences-The Sultan attempts to
introduce European Discipline among the Janissaries –The Janissaries
Revolt-The Revolt is quelled, and the Janissaries suppressed—Fire in
Constantinople-Executions—Measures adopted to Reform the Admi-
nistration. -GREECE:--Engagements between the Greek
Capture by Ibrahim of Vassiladi and Anatolico-Famine in Missolonghi
Miaulis endeavours to relieve it-The Garrison attempts

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way through the Turkish Camp-Missolonghi taken-Military Opera-
tions after the taking of Missolonghi-Proclamation of the National
Assembly-Measures of the Commission of Government-European
Policy in regard to Greece Piracies committed under the Greek Flag
-Finances Exposure of the Greek Loans-The conduct of Persons
connected with those Loans

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The UNITED STATES.—Negotiations with Britain regarding the Colonial

Trade.SOUTH AMERICA.-War between Brazil and Buenos Ayresnio
Constitution of Brazil.-STATES OF the Rio DE LA PLATA. ---COLOM-4
BIA.--Revolt in Venezuela Venezuela declares itself Independent
Return of Bolivar-Non-payment of the Dividends on the Debt-t-Laws
concerning the Public Deht.-Mexico.-Finances—Negotiations with
the Pope.-GUATEMALA.Internal Dissentions.--PERU.-Surrender of
Callao---The National Representatives refuse to meet-Conspiracy
against Bolivar-He is chosen President for Life-His Departure-
Finances---BOLIVIA receives a Constitution from Bolivar.-Chili.-
Chiloe conquered-Insurrection in Chiloe in favour of O'Higgins
Confusion in the Government–The Supreme Director resigns-Non-
payment of the Dividends on the Public Debt.-CONGRESS OF

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