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combinations of society, which it is the province of the political economist to describe and to develope: but it is at Jeast within the sphere of history to mention the succession of circumstances by which the change manifested itself, and in which its operations were displayed.

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CONTENT S.

HISTORY OF EUROPE.

CHAPTER 1.

Catholic Association-Prosperous state of Industry and Commerce-Recog

nition of Mexico, Colombia, and Buenos Ayres--Opening of the Session of Parliament-King's Speech-Discussion in the House of Lords on the Address-Speeches of Lords Dudley and Ward, Gort, Lansdown, Liverpool, Donoughmore, Roden, and Clifden-Discussion in the House of Cominons on the Address : Lord F. L. Gower, Mr. Alderman ThompsonSpeech of Mr. Brougham; Mr. Canning's Answer to him-Discussion on the Report of the Address

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CHAPTER II.

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Catholic Association-Mr. Goulburn's Notice of Motion--Lord Lansdown's

Motion-Motion for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the Acts relating to unlawful Societies in Ireland-First Night's Debate ; Speeches of Mr. Goulburn, Sir Henry Parnell, Mr. Peel, and Mr. Denman --Second Night's Debate; Speeches of Mr. Plunkett and Mr. Tierney, Third Night's De. bate; Mr. North's Speech-Fourth Night's Debate; Mr. Canning's Speech -Proceedings of the English Catholics-Deputation from the Catholic Association--Petition of the Catholic Association--Motion that the Association should be heard by their Witnesses and Counsel-Progress of the Bill in the House of Commons--The Bill passes through the various stages in the House of Lords—Provisions of the Bill-Subsequent Proceedings of the Catholics-Plan of a new Catholic Association

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CHAPTER III.

State of the Question concerning the Roman Catholic Claims-Scheme of

Measures proposed with respect to these Claims--Motion of Sir Francis Burdett on the Subject : Debate : Speeches of Mr. Plunkett and Mr. PeelResolutions adopted by the House of Commons-Bill for the Relief of the Roman Catholics--Frame of the Bill-Its Progress through the House of Commons--Debates on it-Declaration of the Duke of York on the Subject-Effect of that Declaration—The Bill passes the House of Commons --Discussion on it in the House of Lords--It is rejected by the LordsBill for Regulating the Exercise of the Elective Franchise in Ireland Resolution for making a public Provision for the Catholic Clergy-State of the Public Mind concerning the Roman Catholic Question - Inconsistency between the frame of the Bill and the Principles of its Supporters

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CIIAPTER IV.

CHAPTER V.

CHAPTER VI.

Combination Laws --Mr. Huskisson's Motion for a Committee-Report of

the Committee-Bill founded upon the Report --Debates on the Bill-
Corn Laws--Alterations in our Colonial Policy-Diminution in our pro-
tecting Duties--Measures for the Relief of the Shipping Interest -Sur-
render of the Charter of the Levant Company

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CHAPTER VII.

CHAPTER IX.

CHAPTER XI.

CHAPTER XIII.

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