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-Conversation in the House of Commons arising out of a Question
to Mr. Windham by Mr. Ling-Conversation in a Committee of the Home
on the Army EstimatesMr. Windham Refuses to fir a Day for bruge
forward his Military Plans-Debate on the Ordnance Estimates-D

on the Motion for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Repeal of the Addtan
| Force Bill-Debate on the Production of Military Opinions on Enlistar

for a Term of Years-Additional Force Repeal Bill-Debate on tke fri
Reading-On the Second Reading-On the Motion for goiæg into a co
mittee in the Committee on the Third Readingin the House of La
on the Second ReadingMutiny Bill-Debate in the House of Com
on the Clause introducing limited Service-On bringing up the Classe
filling up the Blanks in the Clause-On the Third Reading of the BE-
Debate in the House of Lords on the Production of Military Opinios-
On the Clause of the Mutiny Bill introducing limited Service-On tke It
Reading of the Mutiny Bill-Debates in the House of Communs en
Chelsea Hospital BillThe Training BillThe Volunteer Officeri' N

and Militia Officers' BillIncrease of Pay to Infantry Officers, ar
Officers and petty Officers of the Navy-Greenwich Hospital BS-
Foreign Troops Enlistment Bill., . . .

CHAP. IV.

Finance Budget.Loan.War Taxes.Tares to provide for the Interes

the Loan.-Irregularity of bringing forward the Ways and Means best
the Army Estimates.- Property Tax.Exemption of His Majesty's funded
Property from the Operation of this Tar.-Pig Iron Tar.Private Bro
cry Tax.-Increase of Assessed Taxes.- Assessed Taxes Allowance Bell-
Irish Budget.-Regulation Bills.-Of the Office of Treasurer of the Ors
nance. Of the Excise. -Customs.-Štamp Office.- Post Office. -Oce:
Surveyor General of Woods and Forests.-Custom-House Officer's Bill-
Inaudited Public Accounts.-West India Accounts Bill.- Auditors of Pea
Accounts Bill.- Abuses in the Barrack Department.--Grants to the Fame
of Lord Nelson.To Lord Collingwood.- Sir Richard Strachan, -
Sir John Duckworth.Royal Family Annuities Bill.Corn Intercom
Bill.-- American Intercourse Bill.-Tortola Free Port Bill.-I n
Manufacture Committee.

CHAP. V.

Slave Trade.-Sir Arthur Pigott's Bill. Bill for preventing the Increand

the British Slave Trade.-Resolutions against the Slave Trade in der
Houses of Parliament. Act to amend the Laws relating to Bankrupts.-
Insolvent Bill.--Bill to prevent ex parte Publications in Criminal Pro
ceedings.-Witness Declaratory Bill.Reform of the Court of Session
Scotland.-Bill to crplain and render more effectual the Trçeting Act.-

Stipendie

CHAP, VI,

Trial of Henry Viscount Melville.- Managers ordered to proceed in the Im.

peachment.--- Answer of Lord Melville to the Articles of Impeachment.--
Additional Article.- Trotter. - Answer to the Additional Article.--he-
plication of the Commons.Commons resolve to attend the Trial as a
Committee of the whole House. Measures taken by the Lords to prevent
unnecessary Delay in the Trial.-Order to prohibit any Publication of the
Proceedings during the pendency of the Trial.-Summary of the Proceed-
ings on the Trial.-Analysis of the Articles of Impeachment.-Charges
reducible in Substance to three.-- Analysis of the Evidence on the first,
second, and third.-Legal Defence on the first Charge.--Answer to
it.-Legal Defence on the second Charge.- Answer to it.--Defence on
the third Charge:-Lords adjourn for some Days the Considera.
tion of the Charges.--Vote of Thanks to the Managers by the Com-

mons.Discussions in the Lords on the Form of Proceeding:--On dividing

the first Article.- On the first Article. -Questions to the Judges, and

their Answers.--Discussion of the remaining Articles.-Further Question

to the Judges, and their Answer.— Proceedings, during the last Day of

the Trial, in Westminster Hall.-Viscount Melville declared not guilty

by a Majority of Lords.--Numbers for and against him on each Article. 109

Peace of Presburg-Treaty of Vienna between France and Prussia, and

Occupation of Hanover by the latter-Affairs of Naples ---Treaty of Por-
tici-Violation of the Neutrality of Naples by the English and Russians -
Acquiescence of the Court of Naples in this Proceeding - Proclamation
of Bonaparte against the Neapolitan Dynasty-Eracuation of Naples by
the Russians and English-Flight of their Sicilian Majesties to Palermo
Progress of the French Army under Joseph Bonaparte--Its Entrance into
Naples-Duke of Calabria retires with a Body of Troops to join General
Damas, in Calabria-Pursued by Regnier-Actions at Lago Negro and
Campo Jeneu, in which the Neapolitans are defeated and their Army dis-

persod-

persed-yoseph Bonaparte declared King of Naples by his Brother
Efforts of the Court of Palermo to excite Disturbances against his-
Abruzzo ---In Calabria- Expedition of Şir Sidney Smith to the Coast
Naples-Sir James Craig succeeded in the Command of the Britisk dr
in Sicily, by Sir John Stuart - Expedition of Sir, John Stuart to C
bria, Banle of Muida-Consequences of that Victory-French crpalu
from the two CalabriasReturn of the English Army to Sicily-
tions along the Coast-Surrender of Gaeta- Progress and Cruelties of
French in Calabria -- Account of the Massé, or Calabriar Insurgents a
their Leaders-Sir Juhn Stuart succeeded in the Command of the Eagd
Army by General Form Reasons for not acceding to the Wishes of 4
Court of Palermo, and making another Expedition to Calabria-Slat
Sicily-Occupation of Cattoro by the Russians Of Ragusa, by the Fra
-Siege of Ragusa, by the Russians and Montenegrins Battle of Castel
nuovo.

CHAP. VIII.

The German Empire the natural Barrier of Europe against France. -Com
· quences of the Elevation of the House of Brandenburg.--Prussia the

tural Ally of France. ---Policy pursued by Prussia since the French Rani
lution. Consequences of that Policy. Conduct of her Cabinet in 1805-
Her Determination to remain neutral in the impending War.–Viulatem
Anspach.--Convention of Potzdam.-Marks of the Displeasure of Pros
at the Conduct of France.-- Mission of Haugwitz to the French Hes
Quarters.-- Treaty of Vienna between France and Prussia.---Occupatio
Hunover by the Prussians.--France refuses to confirm the Modificatat
inserted by Prussia in the Treaty of Vienna.--Mission of Haugwitz to Pet
- Treaty of Paris-Surrender of Anspach, Bayreuth, and Cleves.-
nexation of Hanover to Prussia. - Exclusion of the English Flag fra
Ports of the German Ocean, under the controul of Prussia.- Resu
strances of the English Ministry.- Embargo on Prussian Vessels.- Blat
ade of the Prussian Ports.His Majesty's Message on the War o
Prussia.Hanorerian Declaration.- Letters of Marque issued again
Prussian Vessels.-War between Prussia and Sweden. -Causes that led 1
a Rupture between France and Prussia.-The Investiture of Murat in ta
Duchies of Berg and Cleves.--The Offer to restore Hanover to the King
Englund. The Continuance of the French Army in Germany.-The lady
nation universally felt aud expressed at the Conduct of Prussia.-Conjes
Fution of the Rhine.-- Dissolution of the German Empire, and Abdicatul
of the Emperor.--Resistance of the French to the Formation of
Confederacy in the North of Germany. - Recall of Lucchers
and Mission of Knobelsdorf to Paris.-Prussian Ultimatum.-- Dtlar
Prussia in announcing to Russia and England her Intention of going :
Wur with France.-Mission of Lord Alor peth to Prussia.- His Recept

by the Prussian Ministers.--Blockade of the Prussian Ports and Ritet
- discontinued.. .

CHAP. IX.

gotiations for Peace between England and France-Circumstances which

led to the first Overture from France-Mr. Fox proposes that Russia

should be a Pirrty to the NegotiationOhjections of M. Talleyrand to the

Intervention of Russia— Discussions on this Subject, and Failure of the

Negotiation-Second Overture from the French Government through Lord

Yarmouth-Favourable Nature of the Terms proposed-Minute of Lord

Yarmouth, containing the Particulars of his Conversation with M. Tal.
leyrand- Return of Lord Yarmouth to Paris-French retract their former

Offers- Impression which their shuffling Conduct makes on the English Mi.

nistry, and particularly on Mr. Fox-His Unwillingness to give up Sicily-

Instructions to Lord YarmouthM. D'Oubril signs a separate Peace for

Russia— Lord Yarmouth produces his full Powers— Resolution to send

Lord Lauderdale to Paris - Joint Representation to the French Negotia.

tors from Lord Lauderdale and Lord Yarmouth-Delays created by the

French NegociutorsEmperor of Russia refuses to ratify D'Oubril's

Treaty-Whereupon the French are ready to give more favourable Terms

to England— But the English Minister refuses to sign any but a provision-

al Treaty without the Concurrence of Russia-Violence and Impatience of

Bonaparte moderated by his Ministers~Final Conference of Lord Lau.

derdale with M. Chumpagny---Mistake of supposing that the Negotiation

broke off on Account of the Refusal of the French to cede Dalmatia to the

Russians-Review and justification of the Conduct of the English Cabinet

throughout the Negotiation-Reception of the News of the Failure of the

Negotiation in England - Account of D'Oubril's Treaty-Favourable

Disposition of the new Russian Cabinet towards England.

. 172

burg

burg-Incasion of Westphalia from Holland-Occupation of Hesse Corse
and Erpulsion of the Elector--Occupation of Hanover, Brunswick, and
Mecklenburg-Peace between France and Saxony--Title of King conferre:
on the Elector of SaronyThe Princes of the House of Save admitted in
the Confederation of the Rhine-Occupation of Hamburgh, and Confiscato
of all English Produce and Manufactures found in that City-Beris
Decrce-sirmistice between France and Prussia signed by Lucchesini, bu:
refused to be ratified by the King of Prussian French cross the Oder-
Progress of their Arms in Silesia-in Poland - Arrival of the Russian
Farsaw--Their subsequent Retreat behind the Narew- Military Preez
tions of the French--Passage of the French over the Narew-Actions :a
the Narew and Ikra-Defeat and Retreat of the Russians-Exaggerat:
Accounts of the Sickness prevailing in the French Ariny.

157

CHAP. XÍ.

Rupture between Russia and Turkey. -Causes that led to it.-Intasion

Hollaria and Wallachia by the Russians.--State of the Turkish Expire. --
Continuance of War, hetween the Russians and Persians.-Intercourse
between France and Persia.--- Austria displeased with the Russians for
invading T'urkey.Internal Affairs of Austria.- Courts of Inquiry.
Military Reforms.- Conduct of the King of Sweden.- Anneration of
Holstein to Denmark.-Holland erected into a Kingdom in facour
Lewis Bonaparte.--Internal Affairs of Holland.-Speech of his Batazia
Majesty at the opening of the Dutch legislature.Dumestic Affairs
France-Strains of Flattery addressed to Bonaparte-at Munich---
Paris.- Meeting of the French Legislature.- Opening Speech of the
Emperor.-- Report of the Stute of the Empire by Champagny.— Imperas!
Decrees.--Venice annered to the Kingdom of Italy. - Naples giter ta
Joseph Bonaparte.-Berg and Cleves to Murat.-Guastalla to Prince
Borghese-Neufchatel :o Berthier.-Revital of Feudal Benefices in Itak.
- Benevento assigned to Talleyrand-and Ponte Corvo to Bernadotte-
Order of the Iron Crown.-- Message to the French Senate, communicating
the Berlin Decree.- Report on the French F'inances. Retival of the
Tax on Salt.-Conrocution of the Jewish Sanhedrim at Puris.-Co-esta-
blishment of the Jewish with the Catholic, Lutheran, and reformed Religiosi.
--Ideas of Religious Toleration entertained in France.- Prohibition at
Commerce in English Goods throughout Switzerland.-Proclamation of the
Papal Government against harbouring Malcontents in the States of the
Church.-Warlike Preparations in Spain-suddenly Countermanded.-
Danger of Portugal during the Negotiation between France and England.
Threats of invading that Kingdom by the French.Earl St. l'incent seat
with a Fleet to the Tagus with offers of Assistance to the Portuguez
Government.--drmy assembled at Plymouth.-General Simcue and Earl up
Rosslyn sent to Portugal.-Instructions of the English Commissioners.-
Result of the Expedition equally useful and honourable to England. 94

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