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OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.
State of Affairs at the commencement of the Year. Parliament meets. King's Speech.
Ministers announce their intention to move the Repeal of the Suspension Act. De-
bates on the Address,
PROCEEDINGS NELATIVE TO LAST YEAR'S DISTURBANCES.
Repeal of Act suspending the Habeas Corpus—in the Lords—in the Commons. Secret
Papers relative to the internal State of the Country, presented to both Houses. Com.
mittees appointed to examine and inquire into them. Petitions from Sufferers under
the late Suspension Act-Motions on the subject in both Houses. Reports of the Se.
cret Committees. Bill of Indemnity in the Lords-in the Commons. Motions rela-
tive to the employment of Spies and Informers--by Mr Fazakerley—Mr Philips,
General View of the Financial State of Great Britain_Navy Estimates-Army Esti-
mates. Motion for the Reduction of the Army, by Sir William Burroughs, Lord Al-
thorpe, and Earl Grosvenor. Ordnance Estimates. The Budget. Plan for creating
a new Stock at 34 per cent. Proceedings of the Committee of Finance. Motion for
the Repeal of Irish Assessed Taxes. Lord Althorpe's Motion for the Repeal of the
Duty on Leather. Committee on Salt Duties,
THE BANK RESTRICTION.
State of the Bank's Affairs,Discussion by Mr Grenfell. Motion by Lord Lauderdale
by Lord A. Hamilton—by Mr Tierney. Chancellor of the Exchequer proposes the
Continuance of the Bauk Restriction. Committee of Inquiry moved by Lord Lauder-
dale by Mr Tierney. Restriction Bill passed,
Sir Samuel Romilly on the Act against privately Stealing in Shops. Sir J. Mackintosh
on Bank Forgeries. Cotton-factories' Bill. Chimney Sweepers' Regulation Bill.
Conviction of Offenders' Bill. Alteration in the Game Laws. Mr Taylor's Motion
respecting the Northern Circuits. Lord Erskine on Arrest, without Indictment, in
Cases of Libel,
Zeal of the present Age for diffusing Knowledge Committee on the Education of the
Poor. Mr Brougham's Bill of Inquiry into the Abuse of Charitable Funds. Altera-
tions in the Lords. Bill for the Erection of New Churches in the Commons--in the
MISCELLANEOUS PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.
Slave-Trade Treaty with Spain—Mr Wilberforce on the Treatment of Slaves_Motions
of Sir S. Romilly respecting Proceedings in Dominica, Nevis, and St Christopher's.
Alien Bill— The Bank of Scotland. Sir Francis Burdett on Parliamentary Reform-
Speech of Mr Brougham. Poor Laws Amendment and Select Vestries Bill. London
Breweries. Auction Laws,
Want of Heirs to the British Crown. Royal Marriages. Parliamentary Provision for
the Duke of Clarence—the Duke of Cambridge—the Duke of Cumberland—the Duke
of Kent. Regency Act Amendment Bill. Death of the Queen,
Proceedings in regard to Burgh Reform-Aberdeen-Dundee_Edinburgh. Lord A.
Hamilton's Motion respecting Proceedings in the Case of M‘Kinley-Respecting the
Set given to Montrose. Lord Advocate's Bill for the Regulation of Scottish Burghs.
Proceedings relative to Interference in the Lanark Election
State of Parties. Law respecting the Press--Debates in the Two Chambers—Rejected.
Law for the Recruiting of the Army-Agreed to. The Budget. The Concordat.
Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle. Treaty for the Evacuation of France by the Allied
THE REST OF EUROPE.
Spain-Regulations concerning Exiles. Finances. Russian Fleet-Army. Germany-
Proceedings of the Diet. New Constitution of Bavaria of Baden. Differences be-
tween the Two States. Wirtemberg. Prussia. Austria, Saxony and Hesse. The
Netherlands—Meeting of the States. Poland—New Constitution and Assembly of the
Diet. Russian Finances. Sweden. Death of the King. Norway. Turkey. De-
feat of the Wahabis. Disturbances at Constantinople,
Opening of the Campaign of 1818 by General Bolivar. Defeat and Retreat of Morillo.
Battle of Sombrero. Capture of San Fernando de Apure. Defeat of Bolivar. Battle
of Ortez. Bolivar nearly taken. Battles in April and in May. The Royalists victo-
rious. Rainy Season. Preparations of both Parties. Naval Force of the Patriots.
State of Affairs at Buenos Ayres—In Chili. Patriots Defeated at Talca. Decisive
Battle of_Maipo. Royalists Defeated. State of Brazil_Mexico_United States.
War in Florida. Excursions of Arbuthnot and Ambristie. Reflections on that
Treaty with Holkar. Ruin of the Pindarees. Reduction of Holkar's interior Forts.
Pursuit of Bajee Rao, and surrender. Settlement of his Territories. Gallant resist.
ance of Captain Staunton. Escape of Appe Saheb. Financial Statement,
LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS.
The Queen. Mr Hastings. Lord Ellenborough. Sir S. Romilly. Mr Rose. Sir
Philip Francis. Mr Dempster of Dunnichen. Bertrand de Moleville. Platoff. Bar.
clay de Tolli. Winzingerode,
Mr Malcolm Laing. Mrs Brunton. Dr Macneill. Dr Burney. Mr Lewis. Mr
Gifford. Dr Cogan. Millin. Visconti,
VIEW OF IMPROVEMENTS IN SCIENCE DURING THE YEAR,
Oxygenation of Acids and of Water. Constitution and Analysis of Mineral Waters.
Impressions of Cold from the Higher Atmosphere, and the New Instrument called the
Æthrioscope. Operations for determining the Figure of the Earth,
VIEW OF GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERIES AND OBSERVATIONS OF TRAVELLERS
DURING THE YEAR.
Travels in North America, with a view to emigration. Birkbeck, Fearon, Bradbury,
Palmer, Hall. The Eastern States. Passage of the Alleghany. Western States.
Canada. Expeditions to the North. Captuin Ross's Voyage round Baffin's Bay.
Morier's Second Journey in Persia. Oxley's Expedition into the Interior of New South
OCCASIONAL AND FUGITIVE POETRY.
Lines, said to have been addressed by Lord Byron to his Lady, a few months before their
The Dirge of Tippoo Sultaun. From the Canåra. By the late Dr John Leyden, 327
Original Song, by Burns,
Sonnet. To Walter Scott, Esq.,
Ode for the 25th October,
To the Memory of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq.,
Tyrolese War Song,