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Doncaster Races, the Great St. Leger,

Dudley, riots at, 76

Duel, between hon. Craven Berkeley,
v. Capt. Boldero, 125; between J. P.
Stanfield, esq. v. Sir R. Codrington,

Earthquake—popular delusion in Lon-
don, 42–53; at St. Domingo, 10,000
lives lost, 109

Election Law, 143

Elephant, revenge of an, 76

Elopement with a ward in Chancery,

Execution of Cooper for murder of po-
liceman Daley, 120

Explosion of detonating powder in a
letter, 117

FINANce Accounts, 342
Fires—in Gracechurch-street, 22; in-
cendiary, in Kent, 75; destruction
of the City of Hamburgh, 84; Riley
House, Devon, destroyed, 94; in Ely
Cathedral, 103; on the Great Western
Railway, 139; at Liverpool, 153; in
Manchester, 175; in the Minories,
o lives lost, 192; at Liverpool,
Forged cheques on Sir R. Peel, 52
Fox, funeral of widow of right hon.
James, 125
France, attempted escape of state pri-
soners from Mont St. Michel, 37
FRANce – Resolution of the Parisian
editors on the conviction of M. Du-
poty, [279]; speech from the throne
on opening the Chambers, [281);
addresses on the jour de l'an, [282] ;
debates on the address, (284] ; ques-
tion of the right of search, [2S4];
dispute with Spain on a point of eti-
quette, [284]; affairs of the East,
[285); melancholy death of the Duke
of Orleans, [288]; extraordinary
convocation of the Chambers, choice
of a Regent, (290); Regency bill
passed, [294}; dreadful accident on
the Versailles Railway, [293); proro-
gation of the Chambers, [293]

Francis, attempt of to assassinate the
Queen,96; transported, 121
Girl in boy's clothes at Wexford, 5; an-
other, 164
Glasgow, election of Lord Rector, 181
Gold, calling in light gold coin, and in-
convenience thereby occasioned, 106
Great BritAIN–state of the Country
and position of the Government at

reat Britain-continued.
the commencement of the Year, [1];
withdrawal of the Duke of Bucking-
ham from the Cabinet, [2]; opening
of the Session of Parliament in pre-
sence of the King of Prussia, and
Speech from the Throne, [3]; Fi-
nancial difficulties, and proposed re-
medies, [72]—see PARLIAMENT

Hough, the city destroyed by fire,

Harvest, progress of the, 149; thanks-
giving for, 155
Hill, funeral of Lord, 194
Hullah, his musical classes, 71
Hydrophobia, case of, 42

Income-tax, first sitting of the Commis-
sioners, 183

India—Affahanistan; collision with the
Ghilzies, causes of the quarrel, (233);
Sir R. Sale sent to force the Khoord
Cabul pass, ...] pass carried, but
Sir R. Sale forced to fight his way,
amid great difficulties, to Jellalabad,
[235); position of the British forces
at Cabul, [235]; insurrection at Ca-
bul, Sir A. Burnes murdered, [236];
troops withdraw to cantonments, and
enter into treaty with Akbar Khan,
[237] ; Sir W. Macnaghten treacher-
ously assassinated by Akbar, [238);
the troops evacuate the cantonments,
and are perfidiously attacked. [239];
hostages given, [240]; the ladies
given up, [240]; the native troops
destroyed in the Huft Kothul pass,
[240]; General Elphinstone detained
prisoner, [240]; desuruction of the
European force in the Tezeen pass,
[24] ]; Dr. Brydon alone escapes to
reveal the calamity, [241]; the Aff.
ghans invest Jellalabad, heroic con-
duct of Sir R. Sale and his garrison,
[24] ]; measures taken by the Indian
Government, (242.]; the troops col-
lected to clear the Khyber pass to
Jellalabad fail, [242]; Gen. Pollock
takes the command, forces the defile,
and arrives at Jellalabad, [244]; gal-
lant actions of the garrison, relieve
themselves previous to his arrival,
[245]; transactions at Cabul in the
interim, death of Gen. Elphinstone,
murder of Shah Sorjah, [249]; deten-
tion of the army at Jellalabad; Akbar
offers to treat for ransom of prisoners,
their situation, [250] ; army advances,
forces the defiles, defeats Akbar in
the Tezeen pass, and enters Cabul,
[2511; release of the prisoners, (254);
proclamation of the Governor-Gene-
rai, (254 j : detachment under Gen.
Me Caskill storms Ista'iff, (255] ;
army evacuates Affohanistan, destroy-
ing Cabul and Jellalabad, [2.56];
Quetta evacuated, [250]; extraordi-
nary proclamation of the Governor-
General, [2.57 transactions at Can-
dahar and Ghuznee: Insurgents at-
tack Candahar and are twice de-
feated by Gen. Nott, [2.57]; Gen.
England fails in conveying reinforce-
ments to Gen. Nott, [2.5S]; Ghaznee
evacuated by treaty, treachery of the
Ghazees, destruction of the Sepoys
and captivity of the officers. [259];
Gen. Nott, advances from Candahar
on Cabul, defeats the Afghans and
enters Ghuznee, [261); destroys
Ghuznee, defeats the Afighans, and
joins Gen. Pollock at Cabul, [2.33)

Inundation at Derby, 60

Ireland, riots for food, 105; new Law
appointments, 171; desperate outrage
in, 180

Jamaica, fatal riot in, 31
Jews, funeral of the Chief Rabbi, 174

Law.—Moor v. Clarke—Law of Copy-
right, 29 ; Thornton v. Portman–
the Gurney affair, 33; Dunn v. Coombe
—Miss Coutts Burdett, 43; the Wrax-
hall burglary, 47; extraordinary trial
for murder at York, 50 ; Queen v.
Jones—bribery, 57; Stephens v. Emly
and another—liability of members of
club-houses, 59; at Dublin, Robert
Caldwell for criminal assault, 68:
trial, at Philadelphia, of the mate of
the William Brown, 90; Lady Hew-
ley's charity—judge's decision, 109;
Macready v. Harmer—libel, 115; of
Matthew Russell for attempt to assas-
sinate, at Carlisle, 125 ; of Benjamin
and Hannah Hurd for murder, by
poisoning, 128 ; at Galway, for duel-
ling, 131 ; Greville v. Chapman—
Canadian, 135; Lady Hewley's Cha-
rity—decision of Privy Council, 135;
of M'Gill and others for the abduc-
tion of Anne Crellin, at Liverpool,
135; against the Bishop of Derry,
136; of Bean, for attempt to shoot
the Queen, 139; of Rev. W. Lucy, for
breach of election law, 143; of Rev.
Stephen Aldhouse, for bigamy, 143;
of Eliza Denman, for swindling, 154;
of Cooper, the Chartist, 161 ; of Alice

Lowe for robbing Wiscount Frankfort,
171; further appearance of the par-
ties at Bow-street, 181 ; gambling
transactions, 187; blasphemous pub-
lications, 187, 189, 194; Carpne r.
Brighton Railway Company, I-7;
Evans r. Platt, 310; Jervison r. Dy-
son, 311 ; office of judge promoted by
Sanders v. Head, 313; Campbell r.
Scott and Geary, 317; Bank of Eng-
land r. Tomkins — Exchequer bill
frauds, 319; Attorney-general r. Lord
Carrington, 322; Snow r. Snow, 324;
Bulteel r. Lord Abinger, 327 : Rooke
v. Conway. 332; James Shea, alias
Smyth. for murder, 335; Ashworth
and others r. Earl of Uxbridge. 337;
Reynolds and others for murder on
the high seas, 338

Leicester. Poor-law riot at, 75

London, mortality of 47

Lord Mayor, installation of the, 176

Lunacy, commission of, on Mr. H. W.
Sparrow, 105 -

Manorrsas, on Society Islawns–Sum-
mary of intercourse with Great Bri-
tain, [337]; dispute with the French
[338); are taken possession of by *
French frigate, [339 h; are colonized
by a projet de loi, [340]
Marriages, 212
Meteorological table, 378
Mines and Collieries Act, 396
Ministry, list of, as it stood at the Meet-
ing of the Parliament, 200
Monument, the ordered to be guarded
with additional railings, 139
Murders—at Mansfield, 2.; and suicide,
6; at Dublin, by Delahunt, 10; near
Belfast, 20; in Wiltshire, 24; in
Montgomeryshire, 25; at Monkwear.
mouth, 35; extraordinary trial for, at
York, 50 ; and suicide near Bristol,
61 ; by Good, on Putney-heath, 64;
at Leicester, 69; at Mobile theatre,
82; at Tipperary, 95; near Leomin:
ster, 101; another Laffarge, 103; at
Nottingham, 128; and attempted sui-
cide at the Auction Mart tavern, ISS
Music—Mr. Hullah’s musical classes,

Nelson, the ball that killed him, 88

Newport, opening of the dock at,

Norfolk Island, emeute at, 198

Orleans, frightful death of H.R.H. Duke
of, at Paris, 124


Paris, discovery of a gang of thieves in,

PARLIAMENT—Opened by the Queen in
person, in the presence of the King of
Prussia; speech from the throne, [3];
address in the Lords moved by the
Marquess of Abercorn, seconded by
the Earl of Dalhousie, [4]; after
speeches from Wiscount Melbourne,
[5]; Earl of Ripon, Lord Brougham,
[7] ; Earl Fitzwilliam, Duke of Wel-
lington, and Duke of Buckingham, is
carried without a division, [9] ; ad-
dress in the Commons moved by
Earl of March, seconded by Mr.
Beckett, [10]; speeches of Mr.
Ewart, [10]; Lord J. Russell, [11] ;
Sir R. Peel, [13]; Mr. C. Williers
and Mr. Escott, [14] ; address carried
without division, (ib.]
Corn-Laws—Sir R. Peel unfolds his
his plan for altering the Corn-laws;
abstract of his speech, [ib.]; tabular
statement of the new scale, [27];
House adjourns without debate, no-
tices of amendments given by Lord
J. Russell, hon. C. P. Williers, and
Mr. Christopher, [28] ; Lord John
moves his amendment, condemnatory
of the principle of a Sliding Scale,
|...}; debate continued through four
nights; Sir R. Peel's reply, [38];
amendment rejected by majority of
123, [41]: Mr. Williers moves his
amendment, for Abolition of all Duties
on Corn, [43]; debate continued
through five nights; heavy charges
brought by Mr. Ferrand against cer-
tain manufacturers, [50] ; amendment
rejected by great majority, [53]; ex-
citement in the country, Anti-Corn-
law League; Lord Nugent's letter, in
withdrawing from League ; Sir R.
Peel burnt in effigy, [53]; proceed-
ings of the agriculturists, [54]; Mr.
Christopher's amendment, proposing
additional protection discussed, [54];
and rejected, [56]; the duties on
Barley, [56); on Oats, [50]; on
Flour, [57]; on Colonial Wheat, [57];
Mr. Buller's scale, Mr. Hastie's pro-
posal, [58]; second reading of the
bill carried, [58], [60); discussed in
committee, and carried, [60–61};
second reading moved in the Lords,
debate, [6] ]; carried, [65); in com-
mittee Lord Melbourne moves for a
fixed duty, [66]; discussion; amend-
ment negatived, [70] ; other amend-
ments rejected ; bill passed, [70)
Finance—Sir R. Peel's plan for a

fiscal reformation developed ; his
speech, [72] ; the Income-tax, [74];
its reception, [77]; Lord Brougham's
resolution, [77] ; debate in the Com-
mons, on the Budget, [79) ; Sir R.
Peel's explanation, [82), reception
of these measures in the Commons,
[S2]; debates, Lord J. Russell's
amendment, [86); debated four
nights, summary of the debate, re-
jected, 1941; read first time, [94–
98]: progress in committee, (98–
100]; third reading, [100–101];
bill passes rapidly through the Lords,
The Tarift—Sir R. Peel's scheme
for an entire revision, [103]; his
speech, and subsequent debate, [104);
Lord IIowick's motion against Disler-
ential Duties, [] 13]; agricultural
produce and live cattle, [l 14) ; va-
rious amendments and bill passed,
[l 17–124); bill in Lords, discussed
and carried, [124–1271; debate in
Commons on sugar duties, [127]
State of the Country—motion made
by Mr. Wallace for an address to the
Queen, [134] ; after three nights de-
bates is rejected, [142); again brought
forward by Mr. Villiers, [142); de-
bate and rejection, [147); subject
introduced by Lord Brougham in the
Lords, [1471; debated and rejected,
Chartist Petition, of enormous bulk,
[152]; motion that petitioners be
heard by counsel rejected, [160]
Mines and Collieries bill — Lord
Ashley introduces a bill to regulate
employment of women and children
in mines and collieries; his state-
mente make a great impression on
the house and country, [162] : the
bill passes rapidly through the Com-
mons. In the Lords, Lord Wharn-
cliffe declares Government to be pas-
sive, [172); the M. of Londonderry
opposes second reading, [173]; bill
passed through the Lords with amend-
ments, [175] ; the Lord's amendments
discussed in the Commons, and
agreed to, [176]
Bribery at Elections—Suspicious
results of several election commit-
tees, [176] ; Mr. Roebuck boldly puts
questions to the suspected members,
[177]; Mr. Roebuck states his charge
and moves for a select committee,
| 178]; after adjourned debate the mo-
tion carried, [1841; Mr. Duncombe's


Parliament—continued. proposed test for the members of the committee, rejected, [184] ; act of indemnity for witnesses to be examined by the committee passed, [185]; report of the committee, [1851; Mr. Roebuck's resolutions thereon, [187]; opposed by Government, [191]; they are negatived, [193]; vindication of Government, [194]; writs for several places suspended, but finally issued, [195]; Sudbury Disfranchisement Bill carried, and dropped, [195]; Lord J. Russell's bill for preventing bribery, [195] Law Reforms — the Bankruptcy, Lunacy, and County Courts Bill, [198]; Courts of Appeal Bill, [2001; Marriage Law, bill to legalize marriage with a deceased wife's sister, [201]; bill for better protection of her Majesty's Person, [207]; Church Rates, [209]; grant to Maynooth college, [21]] ; Poor-law Amendment Bill, [212] Review of the Session—Lord Palmerston reviews the conduct of Government in a very sarcastic speech, [214]; is ably answered by Sir Robert Peel, [2.2.1]; prorogation of Parliament by the Queen in person, [230] ; her Majesty's speech, [230] PATENTs, list of, 504 Pennefather, sudden death of Mr. Justice, on circuit, 121 Poacher's, affray with at Stokes-fields, 5 Porthy, 508 Police—extraordinary conspiracy against Mr. Wooley, 55 Portugal – Election in favour of the ministers, [302); revolt at Oporto, headed by Costa Cabral, in favour of the Charter, [303]; Charter adopted by the Court, [303]; ministry formed, including Costa Cabral, [304] ; opening of the Cortes, royal speech, [304] Premature interment at Oviedo, 103 Princess Royal, first anecdote of the, 103 Prisons, closing of the Fleet and Marshalsea, 185 Promotions, 228 Prussia, King of, stands sponsor to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, 15; his movements during his visit, 17 PRussia — General Assembly of committees from the provinces assembled by ordinance of the king, their deliberations, (304] Public Documents AND STATE Pappas– Domestic: Finance Accounts, 342;

Public Documents, &c.—continued.

Trade and Navigation, 358; List of Acts, Session, 1842, 361; prices of Stocks, 376; average prices of corn, hay, straw, clover, and butchers' meat, 377 ; bills of mortality, bankruptcies and insolvencies, and meteorological table, 378 ; assets and liabilities of the Bank, and of banks of issue, 379; University honours, Oxford, 380; Cambridge, 382. The CENsus—abstract of the Census of Ireland, 384; Queen's person protection act, 385; Corn Importation Act, 386; Mines and Collieries, Act, 396; Copyright Act, 399; INTERNATIONAL–treaty of Washington, 498

Queen, the – Her Majesty's visit to Portsmouth, 55; attempt of Francis to assassinate Her, 96; another attempt by Bean, 118; trial of Bean, 139; Her Majesty's visit to Scotland, 143; arrival at Edinburgh, and progress, 144; visit to Walmer Castle, 176; benevolence to shipwrecked seamen at Dover, 183; returns from Walmer Castle, 186; copy of the Act for better protecting of Her Majesty's person, 385

Rattlesnake at the Surrey Zoological Gardens, 45

Revenue, quarterly accounts of the, 160

Riots in the manufacturing districts, 133; trial of the Yorkshire rioters, 149; special commission at Stafford, 157; at Chester, 159; at Lancaster, 161 ; close of the Stafford commission, 163; ditto at Lancaster, 165

Robbery of 2,000l. from Blackburn coach, 27; at Lady Lisle's, 151 ; at Beckenham manor-house, 191

Rowing-match between Eton and Westminster scholars, 128

Rugby school, election of a head-master, 129

Self-devotion, noble instance of 151

Sheriffs, list of the, for the year, 1842, 202

Shipwrecks — of the Perseverance and wonderful preservation of the captain, l; of Kent steamer, 30; of the City of Edinburgh steamer, 45; collision of the Astley and Penelope, 46; of the Minerva off Calais, 54; of the Beulah, 73; of the General Evans, 81 ; of the Georgia, 92; of the Brigand steamer, 161 ; during the storm of Oct. 21, 168; of the Reliance

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East Indiaman off Boulogne, 177; of

the Willian, 182 Snake—large snake found in Leith, 18 SPAIN–Opening of the Spanish Cortes [295]; election of presidents and vicepresidents, [298]; discussion on the address in the senate, [298]; and in the Chamber of Deputies, [300); insurrection at Barcelona, [300); bombarded by Espartero surrenders, [301); execution of Carcana, city fined, [302] St. Domingo, dreadful earthquake at, 10,000 lives lost, 109 Storms—of snow in London, 10; hurricane at Brighton, 53; whirlwind at Liverpool, 126; in London, 130 Stanley, fraud on Lord, 4 Strange story, 195 Suicides — and attempted murder at Sheffield, 6; of William Phipps, 7; of Mr. Jacob Sims, 19; and attempted robbery at Axbridge, 54; attempted, at Southampton, 74; from extraordinary delusion, 79; of Mr. William Lake, 89; from jealousy, 91 ; on Croydon Common, 92; of Lord Congleton, 104; from the Monument, 127

Thames Tunnel, opened as thoroughfare, 133

Times—testimonial to the Times newspaper, 175

Trade and navigation, 358


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UNITED STATEs-President's message, [306]; correspondence relative to the right of search, [309]; presentment of grand jury against Biddle and others for conspiracy, [312); case of the Creole, [312); repudiation of state debts, [313]; president vetoes two tariff bills, his conduct condemned by Congress, [314] ; British Government sends Lord Ashburton as a special ambassador, [313] : treaty of Washington, [317); entertainment to Lord Ashburton at New York, [317]; President's message, [320] ; exports of the United States for 1838, 1839. 1841, [33]]

University honours, 380

Veil taken by two ladies at Bermondsey, 78

Voltaic-pile—curious experiment with, the Arcarus Galvanicus, 26

Wales, Prince of, his christening, 15
Washington, copy of treaty of 498
Weather, mildness of the, 199
Wellesley, funeral of the Marquess of,
at Eton, 159
Wellington, anecdote of the Duke of, 5
Whale caught in the Thames, 182
Wilkie, meeting to select artist for sta-
tue to Sir David, 118
Wor Castle, an intruder detected,

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