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In Virginia the House of Burgesses d

Preparations for a General Congress.

Character of Patrick Henry

And of Dr. Franklin .

CHAPTER XLIV.

Dangerous illness of George the Third

His recovery - -

The Regency Bill -

Insult to the Princess Dowager.

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Charles Townshend . • e

New taxes on America • -

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1766. Weak state of Lord Rockingham's government • e - 149

The help of Pitt entreated . e e e - • - - 150

But in vain . e - - - e e - - • - ib.

Public rejoicings in America . e e - - • - 151

Other concessions of Lord Rockingha • • - - • 152

First appearance of Edmund Burke . e • • - - 153

His early life - e e e o e • - e • 154

His charactcr e - - - - - - - - - 156

Tottering state of the Ministers . - - - - - 161

Their negotiation with Wilkes . - - - - 162

The Seals refused by Several Peers . • • • - ib.

Summons from the King to Pitt. e - - - • 163

Pitt at Burton Pynsent o 4. - e - - • 164

His arrival in London e e e - - - • • ib.

His breach with Earl Temple . e • - - - 165

Progress of the new appointments . e - • - - 166

Pitt resolves to leave the House of Commons . • • e ib.

He is created Earl of Chatham . e e - - - • 167

Popular murmurs against him . s • - • - - 168

Saying of his son William . • - - - - - - ib.

Impolicy of his course e - - - • - - 169

Remark of Dr. Johnson - • - - - - * 170

CHAPTER XLVI.

First measures of Lord Chatham e - • - - 171

Design of a Great Northern Alliance - • • - - 172

Charles Townshend in the Cabinet . • - e - - ib.

Negotiation at Berlin . e e - e • • - 173

Chatham's views for the government of Ireland - - • ib.

Apprehended scarcity of corn . • e - - 174

An Order in Council . e - - - - - - ib.

A paper-war o - • • - - - e - 175

Acrimony of Earl Temple . • • • • - ib.

Contemptuous reply of Chatham • - - - • - ib.

Disappointment of Wilkes . - e - s - 176

The Parliament meets e e - - - - • - 177

First speech of Chatham in the Lords • • - - - ib.

His party-difficulties . e - • • - - e • 179

The East India Company . e e - - • - - 180

Its ill conduct at this time . - e e - - • - ib.

Vast schemes of Chatham for the government of India . - 181

Motion of Alderman Beckford . e e e - - - 182

Asperity of Burke e e - e e - • - • 183

Christmas recess e • - e e e • - - 184

Chatham proceeds to Bath . e • - • - • - ib.

1767. Confined to his bed at Marlborough . e - - - • 185

His continued illness in London e e - - - 186

His entire seclusion from business . - - - • - ib.

Embarrassment of his colleagues • • - - - 187
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The Nullum Tempus Bill .
The Parliament dissolved .
Venality at the new elections
The “Christian Club” e
Mr. Dunning, the new Member for Calne
Wilkes, the new candidate for Middlesex
The poll at Brentford . - • e -
Wilkes committed to prison •
Riot in St. George's Fields . •
Quelled by the soldiery e e
Other riots . e - e e
War between Russia and Turkey
Expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain
Affairs of Corsica - e
Conquest of that island by France
Death of the Duke of Newcastle
Improved health of Chatham .
The Duke of Grafton at Hayes .
Complaints of Sir Jeffrey Amherst
Removal of Lord Shelburne e
Resignation of Chatham . e

CHAPTER XLVII.

Character of the Duke of Grafton .

Of Lord Camden . - - e -

And of Lord Shelburne e e e

Junius . - • e - e •

His attacks upon Sir William Draper

Upon the Duke of Bedford .

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His private letters to Chatham

And to Grenville. - -

Close of his correspondence

His merits as an author .

His political opinions. -

His taunts and calumnies

Who was Junius 2 - -

Comparison of writings -

Comparison of styles , -

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