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THE

ATS1SU4L REGISTER,

OR A VIEW OF THE

HISTORY

AND

POLITICS

OF THE YEAR

18 52.

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CONTENTS.

>«HAPTER I.

Exglaxd :—Generally prosperous and peaceful State of the British Empire at the commencement of 1852—The late Coup-de-Main in France—State of Trade, Agriculture, and Revenue at Home—Aspect of Home Politics— Recent Removal of Lord Palmerston from Office—Anticipated effect of this Event on the Whig Cabinet—Parliament opened by the Queen in Person on the 3rd of February—Debates in both Houses—The Address in the House of Lords is moved by the Earl of Albemarle, seconded by Lord Leigh—Speech of the Earl of Derby, who animadverts on the intemperate Language used towards Louis Napoleon by the English Press—Speeches of Earl Grey and Lord Brougham—Allusions to French Affairs, and to the Retirement of Lord Palmerston from Office—Speech of the Earl of Harrowby, who vindicates the Course taken by the English Press with reference to the Coup-d'Etat—The Address is agreed to by their Lordships, nem. con.—In the Commons it is moved by Sir Richard Bulkeley, and seconded by Mr. Bonham Carter—Sir B. Hall calls on Lord J. Russell to explain the cause of the recent Rupture in the Cabinet—Lord John Russell enters into a full explanation of the Circumstances which had impelled him to advise Lord Palmerston's removal from Office—The Noble Lord also announces the intention of the Government to propose an increase in the Estimates, with a view to the Defence of the Country, and explains at some length his Views respecting the existing Foreign Relations of the Empire—Lord Palmerston enters into a long Detail of the Transactions in reference to which his Conduct has been impugned, especially of the Circumstances which have taken place upon the Coup-d'Etat in France—He justifies his own Acts, and his general Policy, during the time he had held the Seals of the Foreign Office—Observations of various Members on the Points in controversy, Mr. Baillie, Mr. M. Milnes, Lord Dudley Stuart, Sir Harry Verney and Mr. Roebuck—Mr. Disraeli enters at large into the Topics embraced in the Royal Speech—The Address is assented to without a Division Page [1

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