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Navy of, Canning's insolence towards : punisbed 317
Atrocities of the British navy and government

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America, Seamen of, in the English navy, refuse to fight

against their conntry: they are flogged, and made
prisoners of war

Navy of, capture two British frigates, and nearly
250 otber vessels

299
attack
upon

Canada..
War with, not ended at the peace of Paris, in
1814......

301
Cry of the English press for crushing the go.
vernment of, at once .....

302
Conquest and recolonization of, talked of in
England

303
Secret agreement relative to, made between Enge
land and the allies

304
Manifesto of the Lords of the Admiralty against:
its falsehood......

Destruction of the maritime power of, called for
by the British press

310, 311
Destruction of the maritime towns of, decided

312
upon by the English government....

Intentions of the English government towards:
communicated to Mr. Cohbett by Mr. Reeves: Mr.
Cobbett informs the American plenipotentiary, Dir

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Bayard, of tbe same

British government assisted in their deceit
towards, by the Whigs ....

Base conduct of the English government in its
negotiations with .....

Cheap government of, dangerous to both politi-
cal factions in England, if suffered to continue to
exist

humbles the pride of the British navy
Navy of, effects of its success

Bloody massacre of the citizens of, at French-
Town

Atrocities of Cockburn and Cochrane,
coast of, at Hampton ......

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America, Threat of the English government against, par-
tially carried into effect..

327
Destruction of the capital of, Washington, and
the joyful anticipations of the corrupt in England
after that event

328, 329, 334
The President of, issues a proclamation from
Washington in seven days after the British troops
had marched into that city

330
Capture of Washington mentioned as a brilliant
exploit in the regent's speech to Parliament .. 331, 332

Message of the president of, to the Congress, in
the fall of 1814

333
Citizens of, roused from one end of their country
to the other..

335
defeated the British at Baltimore, General Ross
slain....

336, 337
Cockburn and Cochrane sailed to make an attack
upon New Orleans ..

338
Navy of, at the beginning of the war.

343
A citizen of, impressed by Captain Pechell out
an American merchant ship

344
frigate " President" attacks the “ Little Belt" ib,
challenged by Captain Da-

345
ship “ Constitution,” Captain Hull, captures Da-
cres, with bis ship the Guerriere : miserable excuses
made by the English after this event

346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353
frigate “ United States," Captain Decatur, cap-
tures the British frigate“ Macedonian

354
frigate “ Constitution” destroys the British fri-

355
frigate“ Chesapeake " was captured by the Bri.
tish frigate “ Shannon," and intolerable vauntings
in England on account of this event 356, 357, 358

frigates“ President ” and “ Essex” caplured by
British squadrons

359
frigate “ Constitution

captures two British
ships of war in one action

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America-Commodore Percy captures a British squadron
on Lake Erie .....

360
Commodore Macdonough captures a British squa-
dron on Lake Champlain

361
“General Armstrong " privateer, gallant defence
of, by the seamen of ...

Strength of the navy of, compared with that of
England; and comparative view of the amount of
captures on each side........

$64
Reasons for exulting at the result of the war
with....

365
Dreadful slaughter at Chippewa.....

366
Gallant defence of Sandusky by the citizens of,

367, 368

General Jackson's brave defence of New Or-
leans; dreadful slaughter of the British ; tbree ge-
nerals killed .........

369, 370, 371, 379
General Jackson's dismissal of his gallant army,

373, 374
treaty of peace with Great Britain,

226, 227, 228, 375
Silent manner of proclaiming peace with, by the
British government

376
Conduct of the government of, in the war, con-
trasted with that of England...

$77
Spies against, employed by the British govern.
ment

377
Parole, and countersign, given by the English
general at New Orleans

Generous conduct of the citizens of, towards
their enemies, after the battle of New Orleans 380

Prisoners of, killed by the English at Dartmoor
prison, after the treaty of peace ........ 381, 392, 383
Disgrace of England in signing the treaty

of
peace
with

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gets possession of the Floridas

$78, 379

498

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Bellingham shoots Perceval ....

conduct of, after his trial

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Bellingham, execution of, the strong feelings of the peo-
ple in his favour.

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Belligerents, acknowledged rights of ... ...

144, 145
Brunswick, House of, commencement of its reign in
England

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Bullion committee, Appointment of...

116
Report of

117
Blunders of

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Canning, Mr., and Marquis Wellesley, chosen to form a
ministry, but failed

139
bis infuence with the princess

199
chosen prime minister; his failure in
forming the ministry

479
his death and character

480
Caroline, princess of Brunswick, marriage of, to the
prince of Wales

31
Answer of, to the prince's proposition for a
separation

69
quits the house of ber husband

63
Treatment of, by the queen, princesses, and
nobility

... 63, 64
Attempts made to divorce

65, 66
Intrigues against.....

67, 68, 69, 70
The king notifies to her that he will receive
her at court, but countermands it...

73
tlıreatens to publish all the circumstances of
her ill-treatment.....

74, 75
delays the publication ; the consequences.... 76

Evil consequences to, of not publishing the
book relative to her ill-treatment....

91
“ The Book” relative to, published

159
Cruel treatment of, by Perceval

163
Perceval compelled to declare that there was
no charge against

164
- Death of Perceval stops all inquiry in the
House of Commons with regard to the treatment of 166

demands an investigation : a committee of the
privy council appointed to report to the regent:
they report ..

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Governmem, «to upon that subject pow, as it is pro , lature more calculated to answer all the purposes of a good

which gave the great offence to the people

. It was this speech that put an end to his power; and, certainly, for audacity, for contempt towards the people, it ever had its equal. The whole country, with the exclusion of those who lived on the taxes and the tithes were loudly calling for a reform of the House of Commons; and every one was convinced that no good could come to the country without such reform. It was in this state of things that he uttered the following most audacious and most insolent words: 1 “ The noble earl (GREY) had recommended the expedient

and remarked that he did not think

was as yet prepared with any plan on " the subject. The noble earl wás right; for certainly the

Government was not prepared with any plan for Parlia.

mentary reform. I will ve heard that any country ever had a more improved or more satisa termo further, and say,

that I ner “ factory representation than this country enjoys at this moment

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legislature than any other that can well be devised that it “possesses, and deservedly possesses, the confidence of the "country, and that its discussions have a powerful influence " in the country. And I will say further, that if I had to “ form a legislature, I would create one, not equal in excela “ lence to the present, for that I could not expect to be able to do, s but something as nearly of the same description as pós66 sible. I should form it of men possessed of a very large “ proportion of the property of the country, in which the " land-holders should have a great preponderance. I, thereo fore, am not prepared with any measure of Parliamentary “ Reform, nor shall any measure of the kind be proposed BY « THE GOVERNMENT AS LONG AS I HOLD MY "PRESENT POSITION."

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