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Bill to amend the English Municipal Corporation Act-Amendments of the Lords-Bill for governing Charitable Trusts by popular election, rejected by the Lords-The Commons reject the Lords' Amendments on the Corporation Bill-Conference between the Houses, when the Lords insist on their Amendments-Free Conference between the Houses-The Bill abandoned by the Commons-Bill to allow Felons' Counsel to address the Jury-Amendments of the Lords-Bill to lengthen the time for the Execution of Murderers-Bill to remunerate Medical Witnesses before Coroners' Inquests--Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt-Proposed Bills for the Reform of the Court of Chancery. [152


PARLIAMENT.-Select Committee appointed to consider the Constitution of Election Committees-Bill for the Disfranchisement of Stafford passes the Commons-The Lords resolve to take evidence in support of the Bill-The evidence failing, the Bill is thrown out-Modified Bill of Disfranchisement rejected-Writ for Stafford suspended till next Session-Transactions of Mr. O'Connell regarding the representation of the county of Carlow-Petitions on the subject-Referred to a Select Committee-Report of the Committee-Motion that a Breach of Privilege had been committed, and Amendment that the Report of the Committee should be affirmed-Mr. Hardy-Lord John Russell-Lord Stanley Sergeant Wilde-Sir F. Pollock-Sir R. Peel-Amendment carried-Motion of Lord Stanley rejected-Report of the Dublin Election Committee unseating Mr. O'Connell and Mr. Ruthven-Petition against it refused to be received-Bill to remove the Civil Disabilities of the Jews-Motion in the Commons to expel the Bishops from the House of Lords-Mr. O'Connell gives notice of a motion in the Commons to alter the Constitution of the House of Lords-Withdraws it, and gives a similar notice for next Session-New Houses of Parliament -Motion to change the Site-Motion for a new Competition of Designs-Resolution carried to admit Ladies -The estimate of the expense of admitting them rejected.



AGRICULTURE.-Appointment of a Select Committee of Inquiry-The Committee makes no Report-Motion in favour of Agriculturists in reduction of Taxation-FINANCE.-Motion for the Repeal of the Additional duty on Spirit Licences-Motion to Reduce the Pension List The Budget-Reduction of Stamps on Newspapers-Motion to reduce the Soap Duties in place of them-Clause requiring all Proprietors to be registered-Struck out in the House of Lords-Bill dropped by the Commons as being an altered Money Bill-New Bill brought in without the Registration Clauses, and passed. [219



COLONIAL-Discussions regarding the Mauritius-Motion for Reform in Canada. FOREIGN RELATIONS.-Interference in the War in SpainViolation of the Neutrality of Cracow-Discussions on the Power and Designs of Russia-Motion on behalf of the Ministers of Charles X.Greek Loan.-PROROGATION.



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SPAIN continued.-Meeting of the Cortes in one Chamber-Speech of the

Queen-The Queen mother confirmed Regent-Motions and measures

regarding the war-The dividends on the foreign debt remain un-

paid-New undertaking of the Cortes and the Government to provide

for it remains unfulfilled-Disturbances in Madrid-Extraordinary

powers granted to the Government-Proposed alterations in the Con-

stitution-Adopted by the Cortes-Recognition of the South American

States-Military operations-Unsuccessful attempt of the Christinos

on Fontarabia-Unsuccessful attack of the British positions at San

Sebastian by the Carlists-The Carlists lay siege to Bilboa-Inter-

rupted by the approach of the Spanish army, which again retires-

Siege of Bilboa resumed-Operations of the siege-The Carlist position

carried by the Christinos, and the British naval armament-The siege

is raised-Operations in the other provinces-Death of Mina.-

PORTUGAL.-Marriage of the Queen-Opening of the Cortes-Un-

popularity of the Ministry-Financial difficulties-Arrival of Prince

Ferdinand-Vote of the lower Chamber against his being made Com-

mander-in-chief-Sudden prorogation of the Cortes, and formation of

a new ministry-Riots at Oporto-Prince Ferdinand appointed Com-

mander-in-chief-Re-assembling of the Cortes-The lower Chamber

adheres to its vote against the Prince being Commander-in-chief-Dis-

solution of the Cortes and new election-Military insurrection in Lisbon

-The Queen compelled to proclaim the democratic constitution of

1820, and form a new ministry-Adhesion of the provinces-Protest of

the peers-Unsuccessful attempt at a counter-revolution-Election of

members to the new Cortes-Decree regarding the clergy-Termination

of the commercial treaty with Britain-Treatment of the British Aux-

iliary troops-Mutiny in Mozambique.


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