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CONTENTS.

THE FOURTH VOLUME.

State of the ministry, 29.—Retrospect, ib.—Public opinion,

ib.-Rodney, 31.-Messrs. Powell and Bembridge, ib.—
Opposition, 33- Mr. Pitt, 34.--Notice in Parliament of
transactions in India, ib.-On Lord Pigot, ib.-Petition on
the Indian judicature, 35.-Secret Committee, ib.--Select
Committee, ib.—Their reports, ib.—Mr. Francis much
consulted, ib.-Proceedings against Sir Thomas Rumbold,
Mr. Perring, and Sir Elijah Impey, 37.—Mr. Dundas
obtains leave to bring in an India Bill, 38.—Debate, ib.

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Observations on it, 39.—Meeting of Parliament, ib.— The

Prince of Wales takes his seat, ib.—The King's speech,

40.—Address in the Lords, ib.In the Commons, moved

by the Earl of Upper Ossory, ib.--Seconded by Sir Francis

Basset, ib. Observations of Sir Joseph Mawbey, 41.-Mr.

Pitt, ib.—Mr. Fox, ib.—Address carried unanimously, 42.

Mr. Fox moves to bring in bills for the government of

India, ib.—his plan, ib.—Mr. Pitt, 44.- Motion for the

second reading, 45.—Speech of Mr. Grenville, ib.—Mr.

Fox, 46—Mr. Pitt, ib.—Mr. Arden, 47—Mr. Burke, ib.-

Mr. Wilberforce, ib. Substance of the bill, ib.—Petitions,

48.- Second bill, ib.—Counsel heard, 49.-Debate on the

motion to commit the bill, ib.-Mr. Fox, ib.--Mr. Pitt, ib.

Debate, 50.--Mr. Erskine, ib.-Division, ib.--Debate on

the Speaker leaving the chair, ib.—Celebrated speech of

Mr. Burke, ib.-Division, 54—Committee, 55—Third

reading, ib.—Bill passes the lower House, 56.- Read in the

House of Lords, ib. — Earl Temple, ib.— Debate, 57.

Speech of the Earl of Abingdon, 58.- The petition, 59.

Motion to commit the bill, 60.--Bill rejected, ib.—Obser-

vations, ib.-Interference, of the King, 61.- Mentioned in

the House of Lords, ib.-Motion in the House of Com-

mons, 62.– Debate, ib,—Mr. Erskine's motion, 64.- The

ministers do not resign, ib.- They are dismissed, 65.- New

ministry, headed by Earl Temple, ib.—His resignation, ib.

Final formation of ministry, ib.—Conduct of opposition, 66.

Motion to sit on Saturday, ib.—Opposed by Mr. Fox, 67.

Apprehension of a dissolution, ib.—Committee on the state

of the nation, ib.—Mr. Erskine’s motion, ib.—Mr. Bankes,

68.-Lord North, ib.,Address voted, 69.-The King's

answer, ib.-Mr. Fox's observations, ib.--Lord Beau-
champ's motion, ib.—Lord Surrey's motion, 70.- Adjourn-

ment, ib.

CHAPTER LVI.

1784.

Difficult situation of ministers, 72.—Strength of opposition,

ib.—Decline of their popularity, ib.—Increasing confidence
in Mr. Pitt, 72.—Conduct on the vacant clerkship of the
Pells, ib.- Expected dissolution of Parliament, 13.-Mr.
Fox moves a Committee on the state of the nation, ib.—
Mr. Pitt, ib.-Debate, 74.-Attack on the minister, ib.-
Mr. Pitt. ib.--Mr. Rigby, ib.—Answered, 75.—Lord North,
ib.-Motion carried, ib.-- Motions in the House. ib.—Lord
Surrey's motion, 76. — Amendment proposed by Mr.

Dundas, ib.—Sir Watkin Lewes, ib.—Mr. Arden, ib.—Mr.

Fox, ib.-- Motion carried, ib.--Lord Surrey's other motions,

ib. Mr. Pitt delivers the King's message concerning the

Hessian troops, 77.—Observations, ib.—Mr. Pitt moves to

bring in his India Bill, 78. —Mr. Fox opposes it, 79.

First reading, ib.—Second reading, ib.—Bill rejected, ib.

Discussion on the dissolution of Parliament, 80. -- Mr.

Pitt personally appealed to, ib.-—remains silent, ib.—Ge-

neral Conway, ib.-Mr. Pitt, ib.-- Adjournment, 81.-

Termination, ib.-Motion of Lord Charles Spencer, ib.

Attempt at an union of parties, ib.-Further proceedings,

82.-Debate on a petition for reform, ib.—Mr. Burke, ib.

Mr. Pitt, 83.—Lord Surrey, ib.—Mr. Pitt, ib.—Situation

of public affairs, ib.—Of public feeling, ib.-Mr. Pitt's

reasons for not dissolving Parliament, 84.- London address,

ib.—State and views of the opposition, 84.—Union of

parties proposed, 85.-Conduct of Lord North, ib.—Meet-

ings at the St. Alban's Tavern, ib.-Committee on the state

of the nation, 86.—Mr. Fox, ib.—Motion of Mr. Gros-

venor, ib.-Mr. Fox, ib.-Mr. Pitt, 87.-Mr. Coke's mo-

tion, ib.—Mr. Powys, 88.- Mr. Pitt, ib.-Resolutions

carried up to the King, 89.—Proceedings in the House of

Lords, ib.—Motion of Lord Effingham, ib.—Opposed, 90-

Supported, ib.—Observations on Mr. Pitt, ib. -Resolutions

carried, 91.-Address, ib.—Proceedings in the House of

Commons, ib.—Effect of the proceedings, ib.—Public

meetings, 92.-London address, ib.--Middlesex, 92-

Westminster, 93.—Address, ib.-Meeting at the Shaks-
peare Tavern, ib.—Meeting in Westminster Hall, ib.-
Effect of these meetings, 94.–Proceedings respecting sup-
plies, 95.—Motion by Mr. Powys, 96.—Mr. Eden's amend-
ment, ib.– Debate, ib.,Address voted, 97.—The King's
answer, ib.—Motion of Mr. Powys thereon, ib.-Speech
and motion of Mr. Fox, 98.-Debate, ib.-Mr. Pitt, ib.-
Address carried, 99.-The King's answer, ib.-Further
proceedings, ib.—Debate on the King's answer, ib.—Mr.
Fox moves a representation to the King, 100.—Mr.
Dundas, 101. - Other speeches, 102. — Representation
voted, ib.—Other business, 103.—Prorogation and dissolu-
tion of Parliament, ib.

Importance of the late contest, 105.-- Effect of the anti-minis-
terial majority, ib.-State of the House of Lords, 106.---

Firmness of the King, 107.-Conduct of the Prince of

Wales, 109.-On the attempts at union of parties, 109.--

Public opinion, 110.–Address to Mr. Pitt, 111.- Freedom

of London, ib.-On the dissolution, 113.-Failure of the

opposition party at the elections, 114.-Contest for West-

minster, 115.-Scrutiny granted, 116.-Return to the pre-

cept, ib.--Meeting of Parliament, ib.—King's speech, ib.

Address of the Lords, 117.-Of the Commons, ib.-Notice

of a motion by Mr. Burke, ib.—He moves an address and

representation, ib.-Motions on the Westminster election,

118.-Mr. Fox, 119.-Mr. Pitt, ib.-Motion by Mr. Lee,

ib.—Sir Lloyd Kenyon, ib.—Mr. Fox, ib.- Observations of

Mr. Adam, 120.-Mr. Pitt, ib.-Mr. Fox's petition, ib.-

Other petitions, 121.-Counsel heard, ib.-State of finances,

122.- The budget, ib. Bills debated, ib.-The duty on

bricks objected to, ib.- Proposal of Sir Richard Hill, ib.

Supplementary budget, ib. - Privilege of franking letters

restrained, ib.-Extent of smuggling, 124.—Commutation

act, ib. -Passes the Lords, ib.-Hovering act, 125.-Pur-

chases of tea by the East India Company, ib.—Arrears of

the Civil-list, ib.--Affairs of the East India Company, ib.

Committee, ib. ---Petition of the Company, 126.—Com-

mittee renewed, ib.-Report, ib.--Mr. Pitt moves to bring

in a bill for temporary relief, ib.— Observations of Mr.

Francis, 127.--Of Colonel Cathcart, ib.- Major Scott, ib.

Other members, ib.--Mr. Dundas, ib.-Progress of the

bill, 128.-Mr. Pitt's India bill, ib.- Mr. Fox, 130.-Com-

mittee moved, ib.-Mr. Francis, ib.-Mr. Fox, 131.- Mr.

Dundas, 132.-Expression imputed to Lord Thurlow, 133.

Lord North, ib.—Mr. Pitt, ib.- In the committee, ib.—
House of Lords, ib.-Substance of the act, 134.- Observa-
tions, 136.-Motions against Sir Elijah Impey, ib. and
Mr. Hastings, ib.-Restoration of forfeited estates in Scot-
land, ib.- Moved by Mr. Dundas, 137.- Supported by the
opposition members, 139.—Opposed by Lord Thurlow, ib.
Passed, 140.--Prorogation, ib.

State of Ireland, 142.-Volunteers, ib. - Temporary tranquil-

lity, ib.—Order of Saint Patrick, 143.—Colony from Geneva
projected, ib. - The scheme fails, ib.—New Lord Lieuten-
ant, 144.-General election, ib. Pretensions of the Volun-

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