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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR A VIEW OF THE

HISTORY,
POLITICS,

AND

LITERATURE,

OF THE YEAR

182 9.

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LONDON:

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

LONGMAN, REES, OUME, AND CO.; E. JEFFERY AND SON; J. M. RICHARDSON;
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ANDCO.; HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO.; W. JOY; G. LAWFORD ; J. DOWDING;
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COCK; J. COLLINGWOOD; J. MARTIN, AND S. W. SUSTENANCE.

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HISTORY OF EUROPE. CHAPTER I.

The Catholic Question—Public Conduct of the leading Members of the

Cabinet as to that Measure—Their secret change of Policy—Meeting of

Parliament—Speech from the Throne—The Address . , • [1

CHAPTER II.

Bill for the Suppression of the Catholic Association—Dissolution of the

Association—Mr. Peel resigns his Seat for the University of Oxford—

His attempt to be re-elected—Defeated in his attempt—Ministerial pro-

position for the unconditional removal of Catholic Disabilities—Mr.

reel's Explanations and Defence of the Measure—Discussions in the

House of Commons on the Proposition—Majority in favour of the Pro-

position—Political Conversions—Introduction and first reading of the

Bill for the Removal of Catholic Disabilities . . . [7

CHAPTER III.

Debate on the Second Reading of the Catholic Relief Bill—Speeches of

Mr. Sadler, Mr. R. Grant, Sir Charles Wetherell—The Second Reading

carried—Amendments proposed in the Bill in the Committee—Amend-

ment moved, to include the place of Prime Minister among the excepted

Offices—Bill read a third time, and passed by the House of Commons

—Sir Charles Wetherell dismissed from the Office of Attorney General [38

CHAPTER IV.

The Catholic Relief Bill moved in the House of Lords—Debate on the

Second Heading-—Speech of the Duke of Wellington—Amendment, to

throw out the Bill, moved by the Archbishop of Canterbury—Debate

during three Days—Speech of the Bishop of Oxford in favour of the

'Bill—Opposed by the Archbishop of Armagh, and the Bishops of London

and Durham—Speeches of the Lord Chancellor, Earl of Westmoreland,

Lord Tenterden, Earl Grey, Lord Eldon—Lord Plunkett—Second Read-

ing carried by a Majority of 105—The Bill is read a Third Time and

passed, and receives the Royal Assent—Unwillingness of the King to

consent to the Measure [65

CHAPTER V.

Bill for the Disfranchisement of the Forty-Shilling Freeholders in Ire-

land—Mr. O'Connell claims to sit under the new Act—He refuses to

take the Oath of Supremacy, and is heard at the Bar—The House re-

solves, that he must take the Oath of Supremacy, and orders a new Writ

for the County of Clare—The Marquis of Blandford moves Resolutions

in favour of Parliamentary Reform . . . • . . £99

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