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beyond the month of June. But, on the present occasion, the greater degree of labour required in the composition of the volume rendered it impossible to complete it by the usual time. Had we attempted to hasten the period of our publication by a few weeks, we could not have presented to our readers so faithful and distinct a narrative of the business of the year as that which we now lay before them.

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Statk of the Country—Meeting of Parliament—King's Speech and the

Address—Measures proposed for relieving the Commercial Distresses-

Prohibition against Stamping small Notes—Mr. Hume's Motion for

Returns of Bankrupt Country Banks—Bill brought in to prohibit the

Circulation of small Notes after Feb. 6th, 1829—Exception in favour

of the Bank of England—Mr. Hume's Motion to require Security from

Country Banks—Reasons for limiting the Bill to England—Scottish

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Arrangement with the Bank of England—Bill brought into the House of

Lords to enable private Banks to nave an unlimited Number of Partners

—Clause introduced authorising the Bank of England to establish

Branch Banks—Discussion on the Propriety of relieving the existing

Distress by an Issue of Exchequer Bills—The Bank agrees to advance

Money upon Security—Bill to enable Factors holding Documents of

Property in Goods, to pledge them to the Bank as effectually as if they

were the real Owners—Appointment of a Committee on Emigration.—

Corn Laws: Mr. Whitmore's Motion—Bill to allow the admission of

Bonded Corn into the Market—Bill to authorize Government to Import

a limited quantity of Foreign Grain during the Recess—Mr. Elhce's

Motion on the State of the Silk Trade—Petitions concerning the Navi-

gation Laws—Mr. Huskisson's Statement of the Effects of the recent

Alterations in these Laws—Relaxation of the Navigation Laws in favour

of the new South American States [30


Finance.—The Budget—Mr. Maberly's Resolutions on the National

Debt—Mr. Hume's Motion on the State of the Nation, and Forty-five

Resolutions regarding the Finances—Opposition to the Navy Estimates

—Mr. Hobhouse's Motion to reduce the Army—Discussion on the

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Bill to prevent Bribery at Elections—Resolutions against Bribery—Lord
John Russell's Motion on Parliamentary Reform—Mr. Abercromby's

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stitution of Portugal—Promulgation of the Constitution—State of

Public Opinion—Discontent of the Ultra-Royalists, and Desertions

from the Army—Election of the Deputies to the Cortes—Intrigues of

Spain and the Marquis of Chaves—Spain refuses to disarm the Deserters

—Conspiracy discovered in Lisbon—Decree against Emigrants—

Demands of the Portuguese Envoy—Revolts in Algarves and Tras-os-

Montes—Meeting of the Cortes—Don Miguel takes the Oath to the

Constitution—Renewed Remonstrances of the Portuguese Envoy at

Madrid—Preparations of the Rebels—They invade Portugal—Spanish

Minister at Lisbon suspended—Assurances given by Spain—.Progress ^

of the Rebels in Tras-os-Montes—Revolt in Lamego—Insurrection in

Beira—Progress of the Rebels under Magessi in the Alentejo—Magessi

is driven back into Spain—He re-enters Portugal in the Province of Beira—Revolt in Almeida—Military Movements of the Rebel Commanders and of the Constitutional Troops—Arrival of British Troops

at Lisbon—The Rebels defeated at Coruches—They retreat into Spain . . . . . , ■ . .-.-",, ■'V,'"'U._

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Turkey.—Ultimatum of Russia, regarding Wallachia and Moldavia; it

is acceded to by the Porte—Conferences at Ackerman between Russia

and Turkey—Settlement of their Differences—The Sultan attempts to

introduce European Discipline among the Janissaries—The Janissariep

Revolt1—The Revolt is quelled, and the Janissaries suppressed—Fire lii. ,

Constantinople—Executions—Measures adopted to Reform the Admi-

nistration.—Greece.—Engagements between the Greek and Turkish

Fleets—Siege of Missolonghi—Attacks and Repulses of Ibrahim—

Capture by Ibrahim of Vassiladi and Anatolico—Famine in Missolonghi

—Miaulis endeavours to relieve it—The Garrison attempts to cut its

way through the Turkish Camp—Missolonghi taken—Military Opera-

tions after the taking of Missolonghi—Proclamation of the National

Assembly—Measures of the Commission of Government—European

Policy in regard to Greece—Piracies committed under the Greek Flag

—Finances—Exposure of the Greek Loans—The conduct of Persons

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