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ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR A VIEW OF THE

HISTORY,
POLITICS,

AND

LITERATURE

OF THE YEAR

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR BALDWIN AND CRADOCK;
J. G. &, F. RIVINGTON;

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, AND CO.; JEFFERY AND SON; J M RICHARDSON;
J. BOOTH; J. BOOKER; J. RODWELL; E. LLOYD; SHERWOOD, GILBERT
AND PIPER; HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO.; O. LAWFORD; J. DOWDIKUi
WIUTTAKEK, TREACHER, AND ARNOT; SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL J
T. LAYCOCK; S. W. SUSTENANCE; AND RENSHAW AND RUSH.

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1833.

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CONTENTS.

HISTORY OF EUROPE.

CHAPTER I.

Meeting of Parliament—Discussions on the Address—Reform Bill intro-

duced into the Commons—Alterations from the former Bill—Debate or

the Motion for the Second Reading—Speeches of Sir E. Sugden, Mr.

Macaulay, Mr. Croker, Lord Althorpe, Sir C. Wetherell, Mr. Stanley,

Sir R. Peel, &c.—Second Reading carried, and Parliament adjourns for

the Christmas holidays—Proceedings of the Special Commission at

Bristol and Nottingham—Court Martial on the Commander, and second

in command, of the Troops at Bristol during the Riots—Trial of the

Magistrates of Bristol [1

CHAPTER II.

Complaints in the House of Commons of want of documents regarding

the Reform Bill—Motion to postpone the Committee—Committee on

the Bill—Motion to omit the number of Boroughs that should stand in

schedules A and B—Debate on the clause for dividing counties—On the

franchise of tenants at will—Amendments moved on the 10/. qualifica-

tion Clause—Objections to the Registration Clauses—Debate on the

Itrinciples on which Boroughs were selected for Disfranchisement—
)iscussions on the Cases of Appleby—Amersham—Midhurst—Dart-

mouth—Helstone—Debate on the Representation of the Metropolitan

Districts—Motion to give a Member to Merthyr Tydvil instead of Gates-

head, lost by forty-seven—A Member taken from Monmouthshire and

given to Merthyr Tydvil—Discussion on the Cases of South Shields—

Walsall—Whitby—Bill read a third time and passed . . [52

CHAPTER III.

Rumours of Creation of Peers—Bill read a First Time in the House of

Lords—Second Reading of the Bill—Speeches of Earl Grey—Lord

Ellenborough—Earl of Haddington—Earl of Shrewsbury—Earl of

Mansfield—Earl of Harrowby—Duke of Wellington—Lord WharnclifFe

—Duke of Buckingham—Bishop of Exeter—Lords Wynford, Eldnn,and

Tenterden —The Lord Chancellor—Lord Lyndhurst, &c. — Second

Reading carried by a Majority of Nine [100

CHAPTER IV.

Committee on the Bill in the Lords—Motion that the Disfranchising

Clauses be postponed to the Enfranchising Clauses, carried against

Ministers by a majority of thirty-five—Ministers apply to the King to

create Peers—The King refuses—Ministers resign—Commons vote an

address to the King to recall them—Violence of the Reformers—Peti-

tions to the Commons to refuse the Supplies—Failure of the attempts

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