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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER:

A

REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD,

FOR THE YEAR

1869.

NEW SERIES.

LONDON:
RIVINGTONS, WATERLOO PLACE;

LONGMANS & CO.; HAMILTON & CO.; SIMPKIN & Co.,
HOULSTON & SONS; SMITH, ELDER, & CO.; E. BUMPUS; J. WALLER;

L. BOOTH; BELL & DALDY; H. SOTHERAN & CO.;
BICKERS & SON; W. HEATH; J. TOOVEY; J. WHELDON;

AND RIVINGTONS, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE.

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CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER III.

The Irish Church Bill in the House of Lords—Mr. Bright's Letter to his con-

stituents-Offence taken at his reflections on the House of Lords—Great
Debate on the Second Reading of the Bill-Remarkable display of eloquence

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on both sides—

The Second Reading is carried by a majority of 33—Expla-
nations on the subject of Mr. Bright's Letter by Earl Granville and
Mr. Gladstone—The Irish Church Bill in Committee-Important Amend.
ments moved and carried against the Government–The Bill is read a third
time --Protest of Lord Derby and others against the Bill—It is returned to

the House of Commons-Mr. Gladstone moves and carries resolutions to

disagree with all the principal Amendments—The Bill is again sent to the

Lords, but the Government is again defeated-Earl Granville requests time

to consult his Colleagues-Conference between Earl Granville and Lord

Cairns—Results in a Compromise--The Bill again altered to give effect to

the understanding between the two Parties, and returned to the Commons

-Mr. Gladstone moves the adoption of the Amendments as now settled-

The Bill is passed, and receives the Royal Assent on 26th July-Remarks

on its character and history .

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CHAPTER VI.

Miscellaneous Measures-The Bankruptcy Bill meets with general approval

in the House of Commons Referred to a Select Committee of the House of
Lords, and finally passed-Habitual Criminals Bill—Legislation on Trades

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