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HISTORY OF EUROPE.

Meetings of Agriculturists-Their general reception of the Measure-

Proceedings of the Aylesbury Association, where the Duke of Buck-

ingham presides — The House of Commons goes into Committee on the

Resolutions on February 25th-Mr. Christopher proposes a new Scale

of Duties as a Substitute for Sir Robert Peel's—An irregular Discussion

on the Amendment terminates in its Rejection by 306 to 104—Mr.

Wodehouse's Motion respecting Duties on Barley withdrawn after some

Debate-Mr. Smith O'Brien advocates greater protection to Irish Oats

- Various other Amendments proposed, all of which are rejected or

withdrawn-On Motion for Second Reading of the Bill Lord Ebring-

ton moves that it be read that Day Six Months-Speeches of Lord

Howick, Mr. C. Buller, Sir Robert Peel, and other Members--The

Second Reading carried by 284 to 176—Rapid Progress of the Bill

through Committee-Divers Amendments defeated — Resolution pro-

posed by Mr. Cobden on Third Reading rejected by large Majority-

Bill passed in House of Commons on April 5th-In the House of

Lords the Second Reading is moved by the Earl of Ripon-Earl Stan-

hope vigorously opposes it, and censures the Government-His speech

on moving the rejection of the Bill-Speeches of the Earl of Hardwick,

Duke of Buckingham, Earl of Winchilsea, Viscount Melbourne, and

Lord Brougham, who moves another Amendment-Both motions are

rejected by great Majorities—The Bill is read a Second Tine-In

Committee Viscount Melbourne moves an Amendment in favour of a

Fixed Duty-It is rejected after full Discussion by a majority of 63%

Three Resolutions condemnatory of all Duties on Foreign Corn are

proposed by Lord Brougham-They are disaffirmed by 87 to 6—Various

other Amendments are moved without success, and the Bill is read a

Third Time and passed

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Financial Measures-Embarrassing Circumstances of the Country-Sir

Robert Peel's bold and comprehensive Plans of Reform--His Speech

on introducing his Budget-Its Reception by the House-Remarks of

Lord John Russell-In the House of Lords Lord Brougham moves a

String of Resolutions respecting the Income Tax— The Earl of Ripon

moves the previous question, which is carried - Debate in the House of

Commons on Finance-Speeches of Mr. F. T. Baring, Mr. Goulburn,

Lord Howick, and Lord John Russell—Sir Robert Peel vindicates his

Measures, and explains the Machinery of the Income-Tax Bill - Recep.

tion of the Measure by the Opposition in the House of Commons-

Notice given by Lord John Russell--First Debate on the Subject,

Objections against the Tax urged by different Members-Some of the

Liberal Party support it-Speeches of Mr. Smith O'Brien and Mr.

Roebuck-Sir Robert Peel defends his Measures against the Objections

urged-Speech of Lord John Russell-Attempt to postpone the Deci-

sion of the House by Motions of Adjournment—They are negatived,

but, ultimately, it is deferred till after the Easter Recess—The Subject

resumed-State of Public Feeling respecting it-Mr. Blewitt moves an

Amendment on Sir Robert Peel's Resolution, but afterwards withdraws

it-The First Resolution carried without a Division-Debate on the

Second Resolution—The Second and Third Resolutions carried-Lord

John Russell inoves an Amendment condemnatory of the proposed Tax

-Speeches of Mr. Goulburn, Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Macaulay, Lord

Stanley, Mr. Labouchere, Sir R. H. Inglis, Viscount Sandon, Mr.

O'Connell, Mr. Hawes, Sir James Graham, Mr. F. Baring, Mr. Fer-

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