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BEING THE COMPLETION OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE INVASION

OF JULIUS CÆSAR, TO THE PRESENT REIGN.

THIRD EDITION,

WITH THE AUTHOR'S CORRECTIONS, IMPROVEMENTS, AND ENLARGEMENT.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

A PRELIMINARY ESSAY.

IN SEVEN VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:
GEORGE BELL, 186, FLEET STREET.

1846.

233.

LONDON :

PRINTED BY RAYNER AND HODGES,

109, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street.

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GEORGE III.-1779.

Meeting of parliament-King's speech-Amendment moved to the

address-Systematic attack on administration arranged—Efforts

of Burke, Dunning, and Fox-Change of principles in lord Lyt-

tleton and Mr. Adam-Duel between the latter and Mr. Fox

Attack on the king's speech by lord George Gordon-Lord

Shelburne attacks ministers in the case of Ireland-Communi-

cation of papers respecting that country by lord North—Intro-

duces three propositions for the relief of Ireland, &c.—Fails in

giving satisfaction- Cry for economy-Cause of economical

reform-Duke of Richmond's motion on the subject in the house

of lords rejected—Mr. Burke introduces it into the lower house

-Meeting in Yorkshire and other counties, &c., to petition for

reform—Mr. Burke's motion in the house-His scheme, com-

prised in five resolutions, is rejected—Lord Shelburne's motion

for a commission of accounts rejected Colonel Barré's motion

for a committee of accounts passed with lord North's approbation

-Bill for excluding contractors, &c. from parliament, rejected

-Other motions regarding places and pensions, &c.-Duel

between Mr. Fullarton and lord Shelburne-Altercation between

lord North and the speaker-Reception of petitions by the house

-Debates on them--Mr. Dunning's motions on the increase of

crown influence, &c. carried— Illness of the speaker- The house

adjourns-Reassembles with altered sentiments--Mr. Dunning's

motion for an address to the king-Mr. Adam opposes it-

Answered by Mr. Fox-Motion rejected—Subsequent debates,

&c.--Change of sentiments in the house accounted for-Lord

North’s proposal respecting the East India company–Motion

by general Conway, &c.-- Protestant association-Lord George

Gordon-Steps taken to procure a repeal of acts in favor of

papists—Riots in London Meeting of parliament-Conduct of

the king-Discussions respecting the interference of the military

-Lord Mansfield's opinion-The petitions taken into considera-

tion by the commons---Bill against catholic schoolmasters passed

by the lower, but rejected by the upper house-Supplies, &c. for

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